Abbe Museum Indian Market

Mount Desert Island calls to many artists. Its cragged shores, woodland trails, and calming lakes inspire creativity and have lured artists to this place for generations. Wabanaki people are part of this artistic tradition, dating back thousands of years on this island. During the Rusticator era (the 1840s to 1920s), the Wabanaki people helped make Bar Harbor and the island so attractive to visitors – making art and selling it to the visitors ensure cultural survival for many art forms.

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Art in The Park

The Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce will once again host its’ annual Art in the Park show on the Village Green in downtown Bar Harbor. As the longest running art show in Bar Harbor we are honored to celebrate 69 years of supporting and showcasing fine artists in the two-dimensional art mediums of painting, print making and photography. Learn More>

Artist interested in participating in the 69th annual Art in the Park can access Guidelines and Application by Clicking Here

Acadia Night Sky Festival

Join us for one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard. The 11th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival is set for September 25-29, 2019, and will once again be packed with a full schedule of events. With workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer.

Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky east of the Mississippi River.

With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.”

MDI Marathon

The Mount Desert Island Marathon, Half & Relay is North America’s premier destination road race. The award-winning course features miles of pristine terrain passing tranquil lakes, soaring mountains, sleepy Maine villages, and stunning seaside vistas, all set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Acadia National Park in peak fall foliage season. Races finish in the hardworking lobster fishing community of Southwest Harbor.

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