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Experimental Aircraft Fly-In
The Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual Fly-in, featuring everything from light sport aircraft to powered parachutes, takes place at the Pittsfield Municipal Airport on July 20. The all-day event kicks off with a pancake breakfast, free rides for kids, vendors selling aircraft souvenirs, and plenty of great conversation about all of the different planes. Pittsfield Municipal Airport, 117 Harrison St., Pittsfield. 207-487-3136. pittsfield.org.
Tell Me a Story: About Maine offers a unique look at the state through the eyes of renowned illustrators who have captured our images and stories in children’s books. The four-month exhibit covers themes from coastal ships to the potato fields of Aroostook County. Through Nov. 23. Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. 207-753-6500. usm.maine.edu/atriumgallery/exhibits
Celebrate the delectable mollusk at the Yarmouth Clam Festival over the third weekend of July with a parade, amusement rides, games, craft booths, music and, of course, lots of seafood. Down East sponsors this event. Through July 21. Free. 207-846-3984. clamfestival.com
A two-day celebration of Maine’s local yoga talent, YogaFest offers eleven free lectures and nearly fifty different kinds of workshops to relax your body and mind. Try all types of classes, including those that incorporate hip hop, stand-up paddleboards, slacklines, and rock and roll into the typical yoga routine. July 13–14. Three workshops for $90 or five for $125. East End Community School, 195 North St., Portland. maineyogafest.com
Kneisel Hall Festival Concerts June 28–August 25
Every Friday and Sunday starting June 28, classical music students and faculty attending the intensive chamber music program in Blue Hill delight audiences with their internationally renowned talent. June 28–Aug. 25. $15–$30. Kneisel Hall, 137 Pleasant St., Blue Hill. 207-374-2203. kneisel.org
North Atlantic Blues Festival July 13–14
The festival has become one of the East Coast’s premier blues music venues, drawing musicians from around the world. Thousands of fans will descend on Rockland’s Harbor Park for a weekend of good food, good times, and good old heartbreaking music. July 13 and 14. $25–$50. Public Landing, 275 Main St., Rockland. 207-596-6055. www.northatlanticbluesfestival.com
Saltwater Celtic Music Festival July 20–21
One of the premier Celtic music events in New England, the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival includes a diverse roster of international, traditional, and contemporary musicians. In addition to music, enjoy storytellers, workshops, art and food vendors, all on the sandy beach. Two days, $25–$60. Thomas Point Beach, 29 Meadow Rd., Brunswick. 207-877-4029. saltwaterfest.com
50th Annual Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music July 23–August 20
Northeast Harbor will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of this festival with five concerts of chamber music. July 23–Aug. 20. Neighborhood House, 1 Kimball Rd., Northeast Harbor. 207-276-3988. mtdesertfestival.org.
“A quirky community festival celebrating
a soft drink that once outsold Coca-Cola”
—New York Times
Lisbon Falls residents and visitors don their wicked orange shirts for three days and pay homage to Maine’s official state soft drink. The Moxie Festival will have food, fireworks, car shows, a pow-wow, and the one and only Moxie Chugging Challenge. July 12–14. Free. Lisbon Falls. 207-992-8997. moxiefestival.com