February 26, 2019 — As a four-season destination, Bar Harbor, Maine, has events to suit visitors of all ages and interests. Whether an adventurer, stargazer, beer enthusiast or foodie, there is something for everyone.
May 17-19, 2019 — 2nd Annual Abbe Museum Indian Market
This spring, Bar Harbor and the Abbe Museum will be hosting the Northeast’s biggest Native American marketplace. This three-day American Indian art market will feature art and artists from Maine and the Northeast. Visitors will have the chance to learn more about these creative works and meet the creators of amazing handmade heritage products. For more information, please visit www.abbemuseum.org.
May 27, 2019 — Memorial Day Remembrance
Bar Harbor will be host to a day of remembrance including a color guard led procession of veterans and a memorial ceremony on the town pier. Additional details will be available closer to the event date.
June 15-16, 2019 — 69th Annual Art in the Park
In the 1800s, “rusticators” started coming to the island to experience the beauty they had heard of in Henry David Thoreau’s writings and seen in paintings of Maine’s landscapes by renowned artists. Thanks to the help of artistic expression, Bar Harbor became a well-known travel destination. Celebrate the region’s artistic heritage at the longest-running art show in Bar Harbor where more than 30 painters and photographers will display and sell their artwork.
July 4, 2019 — Fourth of July Celebration
Voted by the TODAY Show as the #1 Fourth of July celebration in America, we start the day off with a traditional blueberry pancake breakfast and then head to the craft fair/marketplace for a large selection of Maine crafts. The parade begins at 10 a.m. After, enjoy seafood at the area’s largest seafood festival and root for your favorite crustacean in the lobster race. The day isn’t over until the fireworks are on full display over Frenchman Bay.
July 10-August 21, 2019 — Seaside Cinema
Oceanside movies make for the perfect summer night. The 16-foot screen will feature a family-friendly movie each week, every Wednesday night. Seaside Cinema takes place in Agamont Park, located in downtown Bar Harbor overlooking Frenchman Bay.
September 25-29, 2019 — 11th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival
This is the 11th year for this premier east coast night-sky festival. Packed with events for all ages, there’s no better place to stargaze than from atop Cadillac Mountain with astronomers or while cruising in a boat along Maine’s coastline. Learn from nationally renowned speakers and get hands on with photography workshops, nighttime kayaking and stargazing events. For more information, please visit www.acadianightskyfestival.org.
November 9, 2019 — Annual Early-Bird Sale & Bed Races
Rise early and stay in your pajamas to get the best discounts at local shops in downtown Bar Harbor. Shop from 6-9 a.m., then take a break at 10 a.m. to be entertained by the annual bed and pajama parade. Starting at the Village Green, the parade is followed by the 12th Annual Bed Races on Cottage Street. Yes – this is a race to see which team can roll a decorated bed on wheels down the street the fastest! This is a unique and funny tradition Bar Harbor is proud to host annually.
December 6, 2019 — Village Holidays & Midnight Madness Sale
Ring in the holiday season by caroling, drinking hot cocoa and welcoming Santa Claus to town. See Santa and carolers at the MDI YMCA, participate in family activities and crafts, have a picture taken with him and enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride all in the same day. Later, score some deals at the 18th Annual Midnight Madness Sale! This unique array of events offers many opportunities for all to enjoy the Bar Harbor region’s culture and natural landscape, together with family and friends or on your own. For more information on any of these events, call (207) 288-5103 or visit the event page on the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce website.