Upcoming Events

2016 - Events: Southwest Harbor, Maine

Join us this season for some of the fun that the Acadia National Park region offers. Our events offer something for everyone, from fabulous, food, art, sporting events, bird watching, celebrations and more. See you soon!


  • Thursday, June 2-5
    18th Annual Acadia Birding Festival
    Acadia's birding community invites you & your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine. Explore MDI & its birds through numerous events & venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins & pelagic birds at sea, and more. More info: (207) 233-3694
  • Monday, July 4
    Southwest Harbor & Tremont's Annual Fireworks Display
    Join us for a wonderful fireworks display to help celebrate the Fourth Of July. The fireworks will be launched off the Acadia Fuel Barge and will be readily visible throughout the harbor area! This show is supported entirely by donations from area businesses and citizens from our local
  • Friday, July 15
    Harbor House's Annual Flamingo Festival
    Continues thru July 18: Join us for our annual Flamingo Parade, great local crafts, food and special events! More details will be forthcoming - stay tuned! 207-244-3713
  • July 21 & 28 Aug 15-18
    Mt Desert Festival of Chamber Music
  • July 30 & 31, Aug 13 & 14
    Gallery on the Green Art Shoe
  • July 28
    Butterfly Release at Charlotte Rhoades Butterfly Park & Gardens
  • Aug 2
    Somes Sound windjammer Parade
  • Aug 2
    Harbor House Presents: Lobsters on the Sound
    Come join us at the Hinckley Company in Southwest Harbor for a night of fun. 5:30 - 7:30pm Cocktails & Silent Auction, 7:30pm Dinner, Live Auction & Dancing. Proceeds from Lobsters on the Sound support the many programs and services Harbor House provides to the communities of MDI. For information or to purchase tickets, call 207-244-3713
  • Aug 21
    Island Arts Association Craft Fair
  • Aug 25-28, Sept 24
    Acadia National Park free entrance days
  • Sept 9
    MDI Garlic Festival
  • Sept 17
    Acadia National Park car free morning No cars until 12 noon
  • Sept 22 -25
    Acadia Night Sky Festival-a fabulous fun filled celebration of Maine’s star filled night sky.
  • October 7-9
    21st Annual Oktoberfest
    Our annual Wine Tasting will be on October 7th, followed by the brewfest on October 8th. Hailed as one of the state's best brewfests, and taking place in the beautiful Smuggler's Den Campground near Acadia National Park, this is an event not to be missed. Details to come, click here to go to the website!
  • Sunday, October 16
    Mount Desert Island Marathon
    The MDI Marathon course is fully Sanctioned and Certified by United States of America Track and Field (USATF) and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. The distance is the international marathon standard of 26 miles 385 yards. Sign up today for one of the most scenic foot races in America!

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