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Maine Festivals 2024 - 2025 Calendar

The Maine Festival Scene

From the awe-inspiring mountains to the breathtaking sea, Maine's natural beauty keeps visitors coming back for more. In a state with such spectacular views and marine life, it's easy to get lost in the slew of outdoor activities like boating, whale watching, fishing and hiking. However, Maine's festival scene--particularly in the way or lobsters--is also a force to be reckoned with. Taking place over the course of five days, Maine Lobster Festival is internationally recognized as one of the most important celebrations of local seafood. If you're a lobster lover, this is a festival you don't want to miss! Check out all the sweet fests Maine has to offer!

Best Maine Festivals

  • Maine Lobster Festival
  • Your favorite crustacean is the star of its own festival in Rockland, Maine. This festival is known around the world for serving fresh lobster from the nearby coast, but there’s plenty of family fun to be had with carnival rides, local artisans and live music entertainment.
  • Maine Restaurant Week
  • Portland is chock-full of exquisite dining options, but this is a statewide celebration featuring Maine’s best multi-course dinners. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or all about that New England seafood,there are an endless number of tasty dishes to nosh on every night of the week.
  • The Moxie Festival
  • Once marketed as medicine in the late 1870s, Moxie has a devoted following in Maine with a festival in Lisbon every year. Locals celebrate the unique-tasting soft drink with chugging challenges, a vintage car show, live music entertainment, fireworks and many other activities - all with the taste of Moxie in their mouth.
  • Kennebunkport Festival
  • The seaside community of Kennebunkport provides stunning oceanfront views as you indulge in the best food, wine, art and music in the state of Maine. It’s an awesome way to kick off another gorgeous New England summer.
  • Acadia's Oktoberfest
  • New England fall colors and Munich vibes make Acadia’s Oktoberfest come to life. There’s thirst-quenching suds, amazing food and eclectic music to keep your spirits up. Prost!
  • Maine Wild Blueberry Festival
  • Blueberry Acres is home to acres of fresh blueberries, harvesting equipment and the Maine Wild Blueberry Festival, of course. Here you’ll find blueberry everything: blueberry pies, blueberry muffins, blueberry gum and much more.
  • Boothbay Harbor Fest
  • Go seaside to the Boothbay Harbor Fest where local eats, exceptional artwork and wacky events like Fishin’ for Fashion take place. If anything, you’ll get breathtaking views of the Atlantic while you enjoy all the festivities.
  • Yarmouth Clam Festival
  • Maine has one of the best seafood scenes in the country, so it's no surprise that the Yarmouth Clam Festival is so popular amongst locals and visitors. This long-running tradition features loads of delicious clams, a clam shucking contest, arts and crafts shows, parades and more.
  • Windjammer Days
  • A legion of windjammers sail into Boothbay Harbor to kick off the summer season. From sailboat races and waterfront concerts to street parades and fireworks, this is one of the best ways to be festive by the water.
  • Old Port Festival
  • Downtown Portland comes alive during this annual summer tradition. Handcrafted treasures from local artists, mouth-watering grub, live music across multiple stages, a ferris wheel and a kickoff parade makes this one of the most popular festivals for families throughout the state of Maine.