# Things to do in maine
Things to do 8/13 and 8/14 in Maine
While August seems to be flying by, there are still plenty of events and activities going on in Maine to keep everyone busy this weekend. Maybe you are interested in viewing some art, or you would like to listen to some live music, or maybe you just crave some funnel cakes, cotton candy, and a ride on the Ferris wheel. Luckily for you, I have you covered with all of these activities and more! While inflation continues to take a bite out of our paychecks, there are plenty of fun and free activities that won't make you sigh having to open up your wallet. Some of the activities are perfect for a date, whether it's a second date or your partner of ten years. Pack a picnic, grab a blanket, and go listen to one of the free concerts.
Looking for something to do this weekend in Maine?
It's August in Maine, and with that comes many kinds of activities going on. Whether you are looking for a craft fair, a road race, some live music, or something else, I've put together some events you might like to check out this weekend. The weather looks to be nice for outdoor activities, with warm and sunny weather. Make sure you stay hydrated and don't forget to put on sunscreen before heading out the door to enjoy the weekend activities. I've included activities for all ages and varied interests, along with some free events and some with an admission fee. If you know of an event that I didn't mention, please feel free to mention it in the comments section with the location, time, and any admission fees. Now get out and enjoy the weekend. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Things to do in Maine July 30th and 31st
If you would like to get out of the house this weekend and are looking for something to do, then check out these events going on this weekend. As always, while I would love to list every event going on in the state, it's just not possible, so please feel free to add an event you are aware of in the comments. Please make sure you mention the location, time, and if there is an admission fee so others can be prepared if they want to check it out.
Even more things to do on July 23rd & 24th
There are always so many events going on in the summer in Maine that it's hard to mention them all, but you are in luck with this bonus edition of even more things to do this weekend. You now have a few more events to choose from. Plenty of family-friendly events and some just for adults. In other words, something for everyone. Remember to grab your sunscreen, bug spray, shades, and something to keep you hydrated if you are out during the day in this heat. Have a great weekend, everyone!
Weekend events for July 23rd and 24th
The weekend is upon us, and with it comes plenty of chances to get out of the house and do something fun this weekend with this weekend's edition of things to do in Maine. Whether you are visiting Maine for the weekend or are a Mainer, you are sure to find something to do this weekend. As is always the case, I can't mention every single event happening this weekend as there are always many events going on in our state. Feel free to mention an event I didn't mention that you are aware of in the comments for others to look into. All events are family-friendly and some are free, while others charge an admission fee. For every event, I always make sure to mention admission charges if there are any, so you can choose if it's an event within your budget. So make sure you grab your sunscreen, bug spray, sunglasses, and something cold to drink to keep hydrated outside in this weekend's heat. Have a great weekend and enjoy the events, everyone.
Things to do Wednesday, July 20th
You will want to make sure you mark your calendars this week for Wednesday because there are some free events you will want to check out. All events are free, and with the high cost of everything, nothing beats a freebie. All events are family-friendly and a great chance to have some fun while enjoying the summer weather.
Things to do in Maine July 16th & 17th
It's time for another busy weekend with plenty of events going on around the state of Maine. Grab your sunglasses and suntan lotion and get ready to have some fun this weekend. I have some events for you to check out, so have fun and enjoy the weekend!
Yarmouth Clam Festival
A Maine summertime tradition since 1965 has returned this summer. The Yarmouth Clam Festival has returned after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. This year marks the 55th year of the festival, which will take place from Friday, July 15th, until Sunday, July 17th. The Yarmouth Clam Festival is held in the small Maine town of Yarmouth, which has a population of 5,681 people. Yarmouth is a twenty-minute drive from Portland, Maine. The festival is an annual summertime tradition that was started to promote the community and provide fundraising opportunities for local non-profits. This event is very family-friendly and has plenty of fun-filled activities for all. The festival has a parade every year on the first night of the festival. The parade is an hour long and travels for a mile and a half with floats, marching bands, antique cars, and entertainers that travel to Yarmouth from all over New England and Maine to participate in the parade. The parade has a theme every year and this year the theme is "Maine! The Way Life Should Be." This is the Maine state slogan, and if you live in Maine or have ever visited the state, then you understand why Maine has the title.
Charlotte Rhoades Park & Butterfly Garden
Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly GardenThe Maine Writer. One of my favorite places to visit is located in Southwest Harbor, Maine. The Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden are open seasonally from the middle of April until the middle of October. The park has an information box with brochures for you to take a self-guided tour of the gardens. If you visit on Thursdays from 9:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., you will find the garden volunteers at the park that will share information about the gardens and butterfly activities. The garden also has signs with information on the plants and flowers in the garden, along with information on butterflies. The garden beds are meant to look like butterfly wings. There is also a donation box at the entrance to the park, and the suggested donation is $5.00 per family. The park is very family-friendly, although pets are not allowed in the park. This is a great way to spend an afternoon exploring the garden and looking for the butterflies. There are also picnic tables, so you can bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the beautiful views while eating lunch. Just make sure you take your trash back out with you, as there are no trash barrels at the park. The park also has a small swing set for the kids to enjoy. Charlotte Rhoades Park and Butterfly Garden also have an annual butterfly release, which is a fundraiser for the upkeep of the park and activities at the park. To get to the garden, you will need to follow Route 102 on Mount Desert Island through Somesville to Southwest Harbor. Look for the Charlotte Rhoades Park sign on the left. The park is less than half an hour from Acadia National Park.
Maine Potato Blossom Festival
Fields of potato blossoms in MaineThe Maine Writer. The Maine Potato Blossom Festival turns 75 years old this year and will be filled with nine full days of family-friendly events. The festival is held during July when the potato blossoms are in full bloom. It's a very pretty scene to see the potato fields covered in blossoms. The Potato Blossom Festival celebrates how important potatoes are to Aroostook farming and Maine. This is also one of the oldest festivals in Maine, and Fort Fairfield hosts the festival every July when the potato blossoms are in full bloom. Make a day trip out of it or stay overnight in Aroostook County for the Maine Potato Blossom Festival, which runs from July 9th to the 17th.
Things to do in Maine July 9th & 10th
As is usually the case in Maine, there are plenty of events and activities going on this weekend. I am giving you some that you might be interested in checking out. Of course, I have to mention that you can also just pack a lunch and go to a local park or lake and enjoy some time outdoors, and the best part is it's free!
Parades in Maine July 3rd and 4th
Maine will celebrate the Fourth of July with many parades. There will be boat parades, bike parades, dog parades, doll carriage parades, and even ATV parades. Come out and show your patriotism while enjoying one of these parades on the 3rd and 4th. If you do attend any of the parades and take pictures you can email them to me at email the Maine Writer with your name and the parade you attended, and I will showcase your photos in a future article about Maine's 4th of July celebrations. Have a safe and fun 4th of July everyone!
Where you can see fireworks in Maine
Nothing is better than watching a beautiful firework display and with it being the Fourth of July on Monday many Maine towns will be holding fireworks displays this weekend or on the 4th. I have a list of the towns I could find that had an announcement about fireworks on either their town government page or Facebook pages and put together this list to make it easier for everyone to find a fireworks display. Please also keep in mind if the weather over the next few days doesn't cooperate it could result in some towns deciding to cancel their fireworks. Have a safe and fun Fourth of July everybody!
Houlton Agricultural Fair
The fair season rolls on in Maine with the Houlton Fair on July 2nd–4th. The first Houlton Fair was held in 1847, and the fair was granted state fair recognition by the Maine Department of Agriculture in the 1980s. The Houlton Fair has become a community tradition and is held every year on the Fourth of July weekend.
Pick your own strawberries
After a long Maine winter, we always look forward to the warm, sunny days of summer and the farm-fresh produce and vegetables offered at farms and farm stands around the state. June also brings us sweet, juicy strawberries, and with that comes picking your own berries. I am sharing some farms that are offering pick-your-own strawberries, but you need to act quickly because strawberry season only lasts about three weeks and is usually done by the middle of July.
Things to do in Maine on June 25th and 26th
Are you looking for something to do this weekend in Maine? The good news is that I have some events that will be happening this weekend for you to check out. Grab your shades, suntan lotion, and bug spray, and get ready to have some fun this weekend.
Fair season starts this week in Maine
It's that time of year with fairs in New England, and the small town of Monmouth starts the fair season off this week. Monmouth is a town with a population of 4,066 and holds the Monmouth Fair to educate and entertain the public on agricultural matters. The first Monmouth fair was held in 1907.
Events in Maine on the 18th and 19th of June
Whether you are just visiting Maine for the weekend or you live in Maine, I've got some events this weekend that you might want to check out. With it being Father's Day weekend, I've also included some events that will be perfect to take Dad to. Enjoy the weekend and let me know if you happen to check out any of these events.
Weekend of June 11-12th events in Maine
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, whether you live in Maine or are just visiting for the weekend, then I have you covered with some events you might want to check out.