Upcoming Events

2016 - Events: Southwest Harbor, Maine

Join us this season for some of the fun that the Acadia National Park region offers. Our events offer something for everyone, from fabulous, food, art, sporting events, bird watching, celebrations and more. See you soon!

  • Thursday, June 2
    18th Annual Acadia Birding Festival
    Continues thru June 5: Acadia's birding community invites you & your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine. Explore MDI & its birds through numerous events & venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins & pelagic birds at sea, and more. More info: (207) 233-3694
  • Saturday, June 25
    Sieur De Mont Nature Center Dedication
    Time: TBD Join park staff and partners to explore the world of science in and around Acadia. Location: Sieur de Monts, off Route 3 south of Bar Harbor Contact Name: Acadia National Park Visitor Center. More Info: 207-288-3338. This is a free event.
  • Monday, July 4
    Southwest Harbor & Tremont's Annual Fireworks Display
    Join us for a wonderful fireworks display to help celebrate the Fourth Of July. The fireworks will be launched off the Acadia Fuel Barge and will be readily visible throughout the harbor area! This show is supported entirely by donations from area businesses and citizens from our local
  • Friday, July 15
    Harbor House's Annual Flamingo Festival
    Continues thru July 18: Join us for our annual Flamingo Parade, great local crafts, food and special events! More details will be forthcoming - stay tuned! 207-244-3713
  • Saturday, July 16
    Harbor House's Flamingo Festival Craft Fair
    Continues July 17th: Great local arts and crafts for you! Do some early holiday shopping and help support your area artisans! 207-244-3713
  • Sunday, July 17
    Harbor House's Flamingo 4-Miler
    Join the annual Flamingo 4 Miler! A scenic run along the ocean, a great way start the day! Details to be announced. Info: 207-244-3713
  • Tuesday, August 2
    Somes Sound Windjammer Parade
    Maine's legendary fleet of windjammers will sail in company through Somes Sound, the body of water running deep into Mount Desert Island where dramatic 600-foot cliffs form the backdrop for this afternoon parade of sail. Info: 207-374-2993
  • Tuesday, August 2
    Harbor House Presents: Lobsters on the Sound
    Come join us at the Hinckley Company in Southwest Harbor for a night of fun. 5:30 - 7:30pm Cocktails & Silent Auction, 7:30pm Dinner, Live Auction & Dancing. Proceeds from Lobsters on the Sound support the many programs and services Harbor House provides to the communities of MDI. For information or to purchase tickets, call 207-244-3713
  • Saturday, September 10
    Open Lighthouse Day
    9AM to 3PM: This popular annual event, sponsored by the United States Coast Guard, the Maine Office of Tourism and the American Lighthouse Foundation, attracts between 15,000 to 18,000 visitors each year and offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights. Click here for more info.
  • Friday, September 16
    Acadia Family Center Presents: Hike or Bike for Mike
    Continues thru Spet. 18: HIKE & BIKE for Mike is an annual hike/bike-a-thon to support addiction recovery & prevention. Enjoy the trails of Acadia National Park while raising funds to support our programs. We couldn't do it without you, who sponsor a hiker or biker, and our Community Sponsors and Lead Sponsors. 207-244-0720
  • Sunday, September 18
    Harbor House's Annual Phelps/Lowe Memorial Gold Tournament
    Another popular Harbor House event, the Phelps / Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament details will soon be available. Stay tuned! 207-244-3713
  • Friday, October 7
    21st Annual Oktoberfest
    Our annual Wine Tasting will be on October 7th, followed by the brewfest on October 8th. Hailed as one of the state's best brewfests, and taking place in the beautiful Smuggler's Den Campground near Acadia National Park, this is an event not to be missed. Details to come, click here to go to the website!
  • Sunday, October 16
    Mount Desert Island Marathon
    The MDI Marathon course is fully Sanctioned and Certified by United States of America Track and Field (USATF) and is a Boston Marathon Qualifier. The distance is the international marathon standard of 26 miles 385 yards. Sign up today for one of the most scenic foot races in America! Click here - our website has all you need to register!