THINGS TO DO
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Visit our calendar to find the best things to do in Maine. With places to go and events to attend, you’ll find food events, kid-friendly activities, sightseeing tours, and more. As the Maine authority, Down East magazine features the best of Maine culture, travel, food & drink. Our calendar incorporates a variety of things to do across the state: films, museums, author book signings, theater, music, adventures, hiking and biking, bird watching, art galleries, workshops, schooners, lighthouses, and more!

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November 2019

The Jason Spooner Band – New album (“WIDE EYED”) release celebration concert at Skal, Vinalhaven

November 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Island Speakeasy, 6 Bodwell Lane
Vinalhaven, ME 04863 United States
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$15

Popular Maine-based roots rock quartet, The Jason Spooner Band, will be celebrating the release of their fifth studio album WIDE EYED at Skal on Vinalhaven on Friday, November 23. The album is currently receiving nationwide airplay on a large number of Triple A and non-commercial radio stations across the US.

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The Jason Spooner Band – New album (“WIDE EYED”) release celebration concert – Barrettstown Farmhouse

November 23
Barrettstown Farmhouse, 42 Hatchet Mountain Road
Hope, ME 04847 United States
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Band performance free with purchase of dinner - special harvest menu featured!

Popular Maine-based roots rock quartet, The Jason Spooner Band, will be celebrating the release of their fifth studio album WIDE EYED at Barrettstown Farmhouse in Hope, ME on Saturday, November 23. The album is currently receiving nationwide airplay on a large number of Triple A and non-commercial radio stations across the US.

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December 2019

Holiday Offerings – 2019 December 1 through December 29

December 1 @ 10:00 am
Richard Boyd Art Gallery, 15 Epps Street
Portland, ME 4108 United States
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Free

If you’re looking for a holiday gift for an art lover on your list, stop in Richard Boyd Art Gallery on December 1 at 10:00 a.m. to see an annual exhibit featuring a selection of original paintings no larger than 24” x 24” depicting a range of scenes from traditional landscapes to contemporary abstracts; limited edition bronze sculptures, and works in clay.

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WPOR Jingle Jam 2019

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Point Community Center, 345 Clarks Pond Pkwy
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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$16.00 – $100.00

Make plans now to join us at The Point on Clarks Pond Parkway in South Portland for what promises to be an unforgettable night!

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Paris Hill Holiday House Tours 2019

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Paris Hill Community Center, 1 Academy Road
Paris, ME 04281 United States
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$25.00 – $35.00

Join the residents of the historic Paris Hill village on December 6th or December 7th while they open their holiday decorated homes for tours! With many of the houses on Paris Hill dating back well into the 1800s or earlier, what better way to kick off the holidays and get in the spirit!

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Down East Shop Holiday Open House

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Down East, 680 Commercial St
Rockport, ME 04856 United States
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Join us at the Down East Magazine headquarters on Saturday, December 7, to shop our great selection of Maine-made products and Down East calendars. They make wonderful gifts for the holidays for him, for her, for baby, for the foodie, and lots more!

We will also have a hot chocolate bar, holiday treats, and a holiday selfie photo area.

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Holiday Lantern Tours 2019

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The Portland Observatory, 138 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$8.00 – $10.00

Take a lantern-light guided tour to the top of the tower and enjoy winter maritime stories. Each tour is approximately 25 minutes and includes plenty of time at the top to enjoy a view of Portland at night. Tours will leave every half hour starting at 5:30 pm. Advanced tickets required

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The Nutcracker

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Waterville Opera House, 1 Common Street
Waterville, ME 04901 United States
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$18 – $70

Light up the Holidays with Bossov Ballet’s family favorite, “The Nutcracker,” at the Waterville Opera House, December 13-15. Join Marie and the Nutcracker on a fabulous journey to the Land of Sweets, where toy soldiers, dancing mice, and delicious treats help make holiday dreams come true.

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2019 Maine Indian Basketmakers Holiday Market

December 14
Hudson Museum, 5746 Collins Center for the Arts
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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Free

The largest holiday gathering of Maine Indian artists in New England featuring members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance who have received national awards and new artists representing the next generation of weavers. Please join us for a day showcasing one-of-a-kind art forms, demonstrations, storytelling, traditional music, drumming and dancing, and a fashion show by Decontie and Brown. There's something for everyone!

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Holiday on the Harbor

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rockport Harbor, Pascal Ave.
Rockport, ME 4856 United States
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Rockport's annual holiday on the harbor takes place Saturday, December 14th throughout the village of Rockport.

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WPOR Jingle Jam 2019

December 5, 6–9 p.m.
The Point Community Center

WPOR’s Jingle Jam 2019 is December 5th, featuring Walker Hayes, Johnny McGuire, Alissa Griffith, and Maine’s own Joseph Gallant. Make plans now to join us at The Point on Clarks Pond Parkway in South Portland for what promises to be an unforgettable night!

Paris Hill Holiday House Tour

Paris Hill Holiday House Tour

December 6 & 7
Paris Hill Academy, Paris

Join the residents of the historic Paris Hill village on December 6th or December 7th while they open their holiday-decorated homes for tours! With many of the houses on Paris Hill dating back well into the 1800s or earlier, what better way to kick off the holidays and get in the spirit!

Holiday Lantern Tours 2019

Holiday Lantern Tours 2019

December 12–14
138 Congress Street, Portland

Take a lantern-light guided tour to the top of the tower and enjoy winter maritime stories. Each tour is approximately 25 minutes and includes plenty of time at the top to enjoy a view of Portland at night. Tours will leave every half hour starting at 5:30 pm. Advanced tickets required.

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