Upcoming Events

Acadia Area Calendar of Events 2018 

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!

  • July 25 | 46th Annual Acadia National Park Outdoor Concert
    Take in an incredible, classical performance by the Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra in the woods at an amphitheater in Acadia National Park.
  • 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.

  • July 27 | Wines From Near & Far Wine Tasting
    Visit House Wine Shop from 4-7 p.m. to sample 8 wines from around the world for free.

  • July 27-29 | MDI Directions Fine Craft Show
    Check out the most outstanding and longest running craft show in Maine featuring 60 of the state’s finest craftspeople. Meet the extraordinary artisans and purchase their quality handmade work that you won’t find anywhere else.
  • July 29 | Murder Mystery Dinner
    It’s summer of 1932, prohibition is in effect, and someone has just been murdered at this dinner event. Have some fun and solve the mystery, while enjoying a dinner inside the Seal Cove Auto Museum. You’ll even get to take home commemorative wine glasses, plus more prizes if you determine the killer!
  • 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.
  • August 2 | A Flight of Swallows Gala Event
    This festive evening beginning at 5:30 p.m. offers 50 notable wines from the Pacific Coast to sample, delicious food pairings, jazz music, and good conversation, plus all proceeds support the Wendell Gilley Museum.
  • August 6 | Birches in Stained Glass Mosaic Class
    There is no experience necessary to learn how to cut, grind, and grout glass in the Kaleidoscope Studio. Create your own beautiful stained-glass design in this course from 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • August 7 | Lobsters on the Sound
    This fun event features a cocktail hour with hors d’ouevres from many local restaurants, a lobster bake, live and silent auction, music, and dancing under the stars! The live auction includes a trip to Africa, a stay at a villa in Tuscany, a trip to Ireland, and many more incredible products and experiences.
  • August 10 | Historic Maine Cooking Class
    Attend this class from 1-3:30 p.m. at Ambrosia Cooking School where Le Cordon Bleu trained chef will teach you the history, techniques, and traditional recipes of Maine classics.
  • August 12 | Sunset Cruise, Dinner, and a Show
    Hop aboard the Schoodic Ferry to relax on a private boat cruise across Frenchman Bay. Arrive in Winter Harbor and enjoy the delectable dinner, harbor view, and classical music performance!
  • August 16-18 | Ellsworth Antiques Show at Woodlawn
    Visit America’s longest running summer antiques show, the region’s premier cultural event, to shop from 28 dealers of quality antiques and art. This event also features a lecture, book signing, string quartet, beer tasting, and more!
  • August 19th- Mapas, Tapas with a Maine Twist, Cooking Class
    Take this course at Ambrosia Cooking School from 3-4:30 p.m. to learn how to prepare appetizers, snacks, and a dessert using Maine ingredients like lobster, seafood, blueberries, and seasonal veggies. And yes, you get to eat them!
  • August 25 | Big Moose Contra Band Dance
    You don’t need a partner or any experience to dance the night away with Big Moose Band! All dances are taught beforehand, so be there around 6:30 and get ready to hear guitars, fiddles, banjos, bodhrans, and more during this lively dancing event!
  • September 5-9 | Woodlawn Croquet Mini Lobster Tournament
    Be a spectator at this 6 Wicket Singles USCA-sanctioned tournament, played on a full sized court on the historic grounds of Woodlawn Museum.
  • September 8 | Maine Open Lighthouse Day
    This popular annual event attracts many visitors to participate in the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over 24 historic Maine lighthouses.