Schoodic Scenic Byway Events


Downeast Fisheries Trail

Eagle Hill Institute
- Lecture Calendar

Frenchman Bay Conservancy
- Calendar
- Monday Music Series
- Short Hikes Map

Franklin Historical Society

Gouldsboro Historical Society

Schoodic Education and Research Center Institute

Sullivan-Sorrento Historical Society

Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians

Schoodic Arts for All
- Concerts
- Art Shows
- Last Friday Coffee House

Taunton Bay Education Center

Events at the Schoodic Arts for All Fesival

Schoodic National Scenic Byway

  • May 17, 2014 Annual Trade Day and Benefit Auction - Multi-Town Event
    Come Downeast in May and tour the area while shopping at the peninsula-wide yard sales. The day ends with a benefit auction at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor.
  • July 26, 2014 Franklin Family Fun Day, Fourth Saturday in July
    Come join us for a day of old fashioned fun in Franklin! There will be a watermelon eating contest, bake-offs, sack races, craft fair, games for everyone and so much more! Admission is free. For a small fee you can enjoy some down home cooking at the famous chicken barbecue.

  • July 27 - August 10, 2014 Schoodic Arts for All Festival Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor
    Two weeks of activities including a Silent Auction, Workshops, Evening performances, noon time performances, an Art Show and much much more. Follow link for details.Workshops: Music, Dance, Theater, Craft, WritingFree noontime performances

  • August 2, 2014 Sullivan Daze
    Sullivan's All-day festival is put on by the volunteer firefighters of Sullivan and Sorrento to celebrate community pride and to help raise money for the Volunteer Fire Department. Sullivan Days (First Saturday in August) Come celebrate the summer with an entire day of fun and special events including raffle tickets for a variety of prizes, a bounce house for the children with games and a dunk tank. Come on out and support the town's Fire and Rescue Department and Women's Auxiliary. Eat hamburgers, hot dogs and mouth watering sausage.

  • August 9, 2014 Winter Harbor Lobster Festival (Second Saturday in August)
    "Lobsters, Breakfasts, Craft Fair, Parade and more" This festival draws a large crowd of spectators. It is a fun-filled day with many scheduled events. Start off the day with a blueberry pancake breakfast, then watch the ever popular lobster boat races, with 13 classes rated by size and power. Shop at the craft fair with 80 exhibitors, eat a Maine lobster dinner and stay for the evening parade! Information available at (Schoodic Area Chamber of Commerce) There will be a variety of other foods available, such as coffee, muffins, sandwiches, French fries, cotton candy, kettle corn, nachos, and sno-cones. Come for a day of family fun. No admission charge.

  • August 10 - 17, 2014 Winter Harbor Music Festival Our week-long Music Festival offers intrumentalists and singers a unique opportunity to study and perform together, as solo, chamber and choral musicians. More information is available at

  • September 13, 2014 Open Lighthouse Day

The U.S. Coast Guard, the State of Maine and the American Lighthouse Foundation are pleased to announce the first ever open house of Maine lighthouses.

The largest effort of its kind in the nation, the event is designed to provide access to the public to all participating lighthouses on that one day. In Maine, 52 lighthouses will be open, free of charge, to the public.

The partnership with the Coast Guard, State of Maine and American Lighthouse Foundation is intended to increase awareness of Maine’s maritime heritage and the rich history of its lighthouses and lighthouse keepers. More information at

  • Frenchman Bay Conservancy - Monday Night Concerts - Tidal Falls in Hancock
    The Frenchman Bay Conservancy will be hosting Monday night concerts starting June 21 and continuing until August 16. This years performers include Flash in the Pans, The Machias Ukulele Club, Audrey Ryan, Chris Ross, Shades of Blue and the Fletcher's Landing Philharmonic Orchestra.

  • Gouldsboro Historical Society Lectures and Events

  • Last Friday Coffee House at Hammond Hall
    Every month all year ’round, we offer a live performance to bring the community together for fun and entertainment at Hammond Hall. Great desserts, coffee and soft drinks!  Those who due to distance or scheduling cannot arrive for good seats, may call 963-7670 to have seats saved.
  • Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra
    Public orchestra concerts are presented each Sunday afternoon at 5:00 pm (beginning June 27) and are led by enrolled conductors. In addition, chamber music concerts, featuring ensembles organized and performed by program participants, are presented each Wednesday evening at 7:30 pm starting in the second week.
  • Friends of Taunton Bay and Maine Coast Heritage Trust: Weekly presentations on environment and culture hosted by the Taunton Bay Education Center, located at Gordon's Wharf on Taunton Bay in Sullivan.
    Taunton Bay Education Center Gordon’s Wharf, Sullivan
    JULY 11: Members Meeting (public welcome) a summary of our plan of action for Taunton Bay this summer, including new aerial photos of eelgrass beds and other Taunton Bay areas and monitoring activities by our intern.
    JULY 18: Aquaculture Research in Franklin - Soren Hansen PhD, of Sea and Reef Fish, a Maine company housed at the Cooperative Center or Aquaculture Research in Franklin, ME, will share their work with the development, feeding and ship-ping of sustainably raised reef fish.
    JULY 25: Small Mammals & Their Impact on Burying Island, Chloe Chen-Kraus wil discuss her Senior Research Project for the College of the Atlantic.
    AUGUST 1: Cultivating Seaweed Sustainably - Shep Erhart founder of Marine Sea Coast Vegetables in Franklin, ME on Rocks & Ropes.
    AUGUST 15: Members Meeting will include a report of summer findings by our intern, summer programs and the aerial over flight by Steve Perrin.
    AUGUST 22: Census of Insects with Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto on their new research.


Here are some useful links to learn more about summer activities along the Schoodic Byway: