BikeMaine, a project of the Bicycle Coalition of Maine, is a 7-day, 350-mile fully supported group ride designed to be a celebration of Maine people, places, culture and food. Riders bike about 55-60 miles a day, and camp overnight in host communities that have been working hard to provide the best in activities, entertainment and local food the town has to offer. For details on this year’s route, please see our website.
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Comes see dragon boat races with professional and amateur teams, along with many artistic and other events aimed at adults and children. With the emphasis on competition and fun, the event makes an entertaining day for participants and the entire family. A dragon boat (also dragonboat) is a human-powered boat (paddled water craft) traditionally made of teak wood to various designs and sizes. It is one of a family of traditional longboats found throughout Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands. It is now used in the team paddling sport of dragon boat racing which originated in China more than 2,000 years ago.
Every year on the first weekend after Labor Day, St Peter’s Church holds its annual Apple Festival. Craft vendors from all over the Northeast set up tents on the historical Monroe Green to sell everything from doll clothes to jewelry to woodcrafts. There are games for kids, tons of great food and baked goods, and apples, apples, apples!
The U.S. Coast Guard, the State of Maine and the American Lighthouse Foundation join together for this annual celebration of Maine lighthouses. More than 20 lighthouses along the Maine coast will be open to visitors on this day. It’s a great family event!
The show’s special theme this year is Chevrolet Corvettes through the Years, and awards will be presented to the Best in Show and Best Vintage. Registration begins at 9 a.m.; Show field gate closes at 3:30 p.m. Show car admission is $20.00 for the driver and one passenger. Museum admission is included. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Photo opportunities available with two of the Museum’s historic jets. Music and more...
Admission is $15.00 for ages 12 and up, $14.00 for seniors 65 and up and $10.00 for ages 4 to 11. New England Air Museum members and children 3 and under are admitted free of charge. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more with advance registration. Visit our website for more information and a complete schedule of events: www.neam.org.
One of the four largest in-water boat shows in the country, the Newport International Boat Show features both power and sail on fifteen acres along America’s Cup Ave. with 850 exhibitors and more. Newport is renowned as one of the world’s best sailing destinations.