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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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May 2019

Will and Luke Mallett LIVE in concert

May 30 @ 7:00 pm
St. Lawrence Arts, 76 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$20

St. Lawrence Arts is thrilled to be hosting a rare acoustic duo show with Will and Luke Mallett,
founders and front men of The Mallett Brothers Band.

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Thomaston Place Auction Galleries 2019 Spring Auction Weekend

May 31 @ 11:00 am
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One event on 06.01.19 at 11:00 am

One event on 06.02.19 at 11:00 am

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries, 51 Atlantic Highway
Thomaston, ME United States
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Free

Join us at Thomaston Place Auction Galleries on May 31, June 1, & June 2 starting at 11:00 a.m. each day for our exciting, 1554-lot, three-day spring auction that will include selections of fine watches and estate jewelry on Friday, 5/31; fine art & antiques on Saturday, 6/1; and 20th Century decorative arts on Sunday. 6/2.

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Retro/perspective at SPACE Gallery

May 31 @ 7:30 pm
SPACE Gallery, 538 Congress St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$20

The Portland Chamber Music Festival brings together four exuberantly innovative world-class artists from all around the country to offer up a fascinating perspective on music of the past and present. Experience the sound world opening up as voices build from solo violin to duo, to trio, to quartet; from lush Romanticism to contemporary exuberance, and back to crystalline classicism; into a clearing of tonality and harmony.

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June 2019

Revel in the Meadow

June 1
Spring Hill, 117 Pond Road
South Berwick, ME 03908 United States
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Revel in the Meadow 2019 is a daylong, family-friendly arts and music festival featuring authentic music, art, food, beer, and kids' stuff. Last year we had over 1200 attendees, and this year we're hoping to double attendance. This event is rain or shine. Kids under 12 are free.  Net proceeds from this event benefit Continuum Arts Collective, a 501(c)3 nonprofit who assists underserved, school-aged artists and musicians in Maine and New Hampshire by providing musical instruments, art supplies, and lessons…

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7th Annual Acadia Half Marathon and 10K

June 2
The Mount Desert Island YMCA, 21 Park St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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The Acadia Half Iron Triathlon starts in the town of Mount Desert on the northern shore of Long Pond. The 1.2 mile swim heads out from Pond's End towards the Western Mountains of Acadia National Park.

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Tour of Nellieville

June 2 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 10.13.19

Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies, 598 Sunshine Rd
Deer Isle, ME 04627 United States
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Sculptor Peter Beerits offers an informal tour of Nellieville, his quirky, found object installation of a Western town, juke joint, general store, Arthurian Grail castle, wizard’s tower and a church-in-the-woods.

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Flock Party

Cafe Miranda Flock Party

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Oak Street, Rockland, Oak Street
Rockland, ME United States
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A Community Event Open to All - Benefiting Knox County Homeless Coalition What is Flock Party? Cafe Miranda and Hannaford Supermarkets have once again teamed up to support the Knox County Homeless Coalition (KCHC) and its mission to help homeless families in our community. Cafe Miranda’s iconic flamingo logo will theme the second annual event with a clever spin on the block party, a.k.a. Flock Party. We hope you will join in this event and support our goal to raise…

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Opening reception of Solo Show of Paintings by Jane McNichol

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Blue Hill Public Library, 5 Parker Point Road
Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States
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On exhibit June 1—June 30, 2019 Opening reception, 5—7 PM, June 8, 2019 • 207.374.5515 • http://www.bhpl.net/ Jane McNichol 917.656.1577 janeboyart@gmail.com JaneMcNichol.com

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LAUNCH! 2019

June 12 - June 16
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Fresh local seafood, nautical history and an array of events at locations throughout Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel will celebrate the community’s rich maritime history - one that continues to this day. Shipbuilding, lobstering and commercial fishing remain a vibrant part of the community.

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At Home Rowing Regatta

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hinckley Company, 130 Shore Road
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States
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This exciting event features three rowing races, the Farthest Fathom – 5 miles, Rogue Row – 2.4 miles, Salty Sprint – 1 mile.

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Cafe Miranda Flock Party

Friday, June 7, 5:00–8:00 p.m.
Oak Street, Rockland
Cafe Miranda and Hannaford Supermarkets have once again teamed up to support the Knox County Homeless Coalition (KCHC) and its mission to help homeless families in our community. Cafe Miranda’s iconic flamingo logo will theme the second annual event with a clever spin on the block party, a.k.a. Flock Party. We hope you will join in this event and support our goal to raise $30,000+ for the Knox County Homeless Coalition. No admission fee. Community event open to all.
Winery Tour

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival

June 12–16
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel
Fresh local seafood, nautical history and an array of events at locations throughout Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel will celebrate the community’s rich maritime history - one that continues to this day. Shipbuilding, lobstering and commercial fishing remain a vibrant part of the community.
Acadia Sailing
Portland Wine Week

Portland Wine Week — Let's Rosé

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM
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Come explore the diverse range of the rosy-hued beauty of the wine world. Start with a 5pm-6pm cocktail hour with a sparkling rosé. Then, dinner begins at 6pm and features a four-course "tapas style" meal with perfect rosé pairings.
Katahdin Hiking
Iberian Intrigue

Portland Wine Week — A Night of Iberian Intrigue

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM
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Come explore the intriguing wines of Spain and Portugal.

Explore delicious wines from Spain & Portugal in this 4-course "tapas style" wine dinner with incredible food prepared by Executive Chef Emil Rivera and wines presented by wine aficionado Karen Ulrich, Director of National Sales for T. Edward Wines. Dinner begins promptly at 6pm. Join us a little early to mingle in the bar from 5-6 with your first glass of a lovely Iberian wine on us.

Paint for Preservation

Paint for Preservation Wet Paint Auction

Sunday, June 30, 2019, 4 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Cape Elizabeth Land Trust
12th Annual Wet Paint Auction to Benefit Land Conservation in Cape Elizabeth.

A stunning seaside estate, award-winning artists, live music, and spirited bidding—this is summer in Maine at its finest! Join the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust in celebrating the natural beauty of Cape Elizabeth at this premier plein air auction.

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