Schoodic National Scenic Byway
- May 18, 2013 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 27, 2013 Franklin Family Fun Day, Fourth Saturday in July
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 28 - August 11, 2013 Schoodic
Arts for All Festival Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor www.schoodicartsforall.org
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 3, 2013 Sullivan Daze
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
- August 10, 2013 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 www.acadia-schoodic.org (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 11 - 18, 2013 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 winterharbormusicfestival.com
- September 14, 2013 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 www.visitmaine.com/attractions/sightseeing_tours/lighthouse/lighthouse-day
- 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.
Here are some useful links to learn more about summer activities along
the Schoodic Byway: