Down East 2013 ©
It's the last weekend of August, and there's a ton going on in Maine. Here are seven things to do on the weekend before Labor Day.
American Folk Festival: August 24–26, Bangor Waterfront, $10, americanfolkfestival.com 
Enjoy this three-day event in downtown Bangor with music and dance from many cultures that make up America today.
Ingrid Michaelson and Friends: August 24, Stonington Opera House 7:00 pm. $35-$45, operahousearts.org 
The pop superstar, whose music has been featured in episodes of several popular television shows, including Scrubs, Bones, and Grey's Anatomy, helps celebrate the Stonington Opera House centennial in a very special appearance.
Great State of Maine Air Show: August 24–26, Brunswick, $10, greatstateofmaineairshow.us 
See the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds put on a dynamic aviation performance above the Brunwick Executive Airport.
Crown of Maine Balloon Fest: August 23–26, Presque Isle, crownofmaineballoonfest.org , $180 for a balloon ride.
What's better than flying above Aroostook County in a hot air balloon? Ballooning history has been made in the County before: The first ever crossing of the Atlantic left from Aroostook in 1978.
Piscatqauis Valley Fair: August 23–26, $6, Dover-Foxcroft, piscataquisvalleyfair.com 
It's the 125th anniversary of this down home country fair in Dover-Foxcroft. Experience one of the state's best agricultural fair.
42nd Street: Brunswick. $39–$53, August 24 and 25. msmt.org 
The Maine State Music Theater ends its season with 42nd Street — the ultimate tribute to Broadway and showmanship.
Here from There: Photographs by Samantha Appleton. Through Sept. 22. Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport. cmcanow.org 
Camden, Maine, native Samantha Appleton displays photography from her time spent in Iraq throughout the war and as an official White House photographer during the Obama administration.