Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Located in the communities surrounding Acadia National Park, the Acadia Night Sky Festival features many art, music, science, poetry, and stargazing events. Here the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky east of the Mississippi. As the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receives national recognition, Maine is increasingly referred to as someplace “that still has stars.” Discover Downeast Maine’s unique commitment to protecting the quality of its starlit nights. Activities include a Star Party on Cadillac Mountain and a Bioluminescent Night Paddle, an evening paddling about Castine Harbor, a unique ecosystem that creates the perfect environment for glow-in-the-dark water organisms.
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Join us for an authentic coast of Maine experience on the historic working waterfront in East Boothbay Maine! Shop at the creative vendor market featuring vintage, art handmade and local products, dance to dozens of talented singers and songwriters as they hit the main stage, be dazzled at the one and only fishin' for fashion show, featuring original designs made with materials from the marine industry. Eat, drink and be merry as you soak in the amazing view of Maine’s historic waterfront. The East Side Vibe is part of Boothbay Harbor Fest, a 10-day celebration featuring more than 100 Maine businesses and organizations.
Wonderful for the whole family, this major seacoast event features 60 top restaurants serving world famous New England seafood. Choose from lobsters, fried clams, shrimp, BBQ ribs, steak tips, “bloomin’ onions,” and scrumptious desserts. Includes 80 arts & crafts vendors and end-of-the-season sidewalk sales, plus continuous entertainment on two stages featuring jazz, oldies, and rock & roll! Fireworks on Saturday evening. Repeatedly voted “One of the Top 100 Events in North America” by the American Bus Association.
This fun festival celebrates its 41st year! Cheer for your favorites at the slurping and shucking contests, “Go Green” with environmental demonstrations and displays, experience a Pirates’ Coast Adventure, stroll through the New England Seaport Village and much more.
You’re invited to the foremost exciting end of summer celebration, and largest pirate festival on the coast of Maine and Atlantic Canada! Eastport's downtown is in the Historic District, with buildings and atmosphere that fit the period including the sound of cannon fire. You will find pirates of plenty and wenches to boot, jolly pubs and restaurants, and a market full of elaborate treasures created by artisans from near and afar. Feast on a variety of delectable delights including giant smoked turkey legs! Endless entertainment awaits you with an outdoor stage featuring live music, kids storytelling, contests, and presentations of incredible visual delights! Pirates of all ages will enjoy our family oriented activities and the thrilling events with a stunning waterside view. Pirates of all ages are invited to participate in the Pirate Parade, Pirate Bed Races, and the crate race. The amazing fireworks display are not to be missed.
This highly respected exhibition brings more than 100 artisans to historic Laudholm Farm to show their craftworks. Sculpture, jewelry, pottery, prints, clothing, photography, and basketry are among the crafts selected by jury for this prestigious event.