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!
Celebrate the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival! With numerous events throughout the four days, attendees can look forward to early morning birding walks, visits with puffins, and observing Peregrine Falcons, in addition to many more opportunities to discover Mount Desert Island and its majestic winged creatures.
June 9 | Friends of Acadia's Annual Spring Plant Sale
An annual spring event for the past 57 years, Wild Gardens of Acadia put on a benefit plant sale to support the maintenance of the Gardens. Browse and purchase native plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs, and perennials at St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor, 9am-12pm.
June 10 | Margaret Todd Presents: Newfie Sail
Enjoy a day on the water with Newfies! The day will begin with a cruise on the historic Margaret Todd, followed by a BYO lunch in the park and hike to Bar Island. Dog-friendly restaurants and shops will open their doors during the festivities so bring your furry friends! (Newfie owners get a discount.) Event will take place in Bar Harbor, 10am-2pm.
June 23 | The Salty Dog Gallery Hosts: Phil Steel's Celebration of a Colorful Life
Join us 2-5pm at the Causeway Club Red Barn for an afternoon of food, drinks, song and dance in celebration of legendary Maine artist, Phil Steel.
June 28 | Seal Cove Auto Museum Presents: The Great Race Visit
The Great Race is long distance cross-country rally made up of 150 vintage race cars. The route starts in Buffalo, New York and goes to Halifax, Nova Scotia over 10 days. The drivers will be visiting the Seal Cove Auto Museum in Seal Cove, Maine for lunch between 11am-1pm. Stop by and check out these vintage beauties.
June 28 | Seal Cove Auto Museum's Car-B-Que
Later on the same day from 6pm-10pm, you can attend the car show, complete food and live music! Stay tuned for additional details. Call 244-9242 for more information.
July 4 | Southwest Harbor's Annual Fourth of July Fireworks
The Annual Fireworks Display goes off at 9pm, and you don’t want to miss it! Get to the harbor early to claim your spot and enjoy the holiday festivities. Call 244-9264 for more information.
July 13-18 | Harbor House's Annual Flamingo Festival
Pretty in PINK! Every year, Harbor House hosts a 3-day family-friendly festival with a parade, kid’s carnival, cocktail party, lobster dinner, road race, and concert! Call 244-3713 for more information.
July 13-14 | 22nd Annual Hospice Regatta of Maine
Two days of fleet races and regatta rendezvous.
July 15 | Harbor House's Annual Flamingo 4-Miler
Part of the Eden Athletics Side Street Café Point Series, this scenic 4-mile race takes runners through Acadia National Park. Walkers are also welcome to join the event.
July 26 | Charlotte Rhoades Garden's 2018 Annual Butterfly Release
Reserve your spot at this fun annual event, great for the whole family! Money raised at the event will support the Charlotte Rhoades Garden in funding plants, supplies and maintenance equipment, as well as educational materials. Event starts at 3:30pm; purchase tickets here.
August 2 | Wendell Gilley Museum's Annual Flight of Swallows
Join us for a festive evening at the Neighborhood House! Enjoy wine tastings and food pairings as you observe a bird carving demonstration, listen to jazz music, and learn about the Swallows. Please call 244-7555 for info and tickets.