|Presenting the award-winning Mount Desert Island Marathon, voted ‘most scenic’ and runner-up ‘best overall’ marathon by Runner’s World Magazine. Race day is held annually on the Sunday following Columbus Day. Hosted by Crow Athletics.|
MDI YMCA Fall Half Marathon & 5K
The Mount Desert Island YMCA Fall Half Marathon is the only half marathon that runs through a national park. This September, follow a challenging loop course along Acadia National Park’s historic carriage roads, an excellent running surface far away from cars. For over 40 years, this half marathon has supported the MDI YMCA as their biggest fundraiser of the year. Support local recreation programs and youth development while running a spectacular course through Acadia.
Acadia Night Sky Festival
Join us for one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard in September at the Acadia Night Sky Festival. With workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer.
Bar Harbor’s Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July in Bar Harbor with festivities including a pancake breakfast, Independence Day parade, lobster races, music, seafood festival and fireworks over Frenchman Bay..
Bar Harbor Music Festival
Acclaimed by Phi Beta Baton as “…one of the nation’s proving grounds for gifted young artists,” the July Bar Harbor Music Festival has gained national recognition for its important work. It remains one of the few music festivals in the United States whose guiding mission is to provide essential performance opportunities for outstanding up-and-coming talent. During the past 50 years, the Festival has advanced the careers of over 1,800 aspiring instrumentalists, singers, and composers, presenting a glorious summer of music ranging from opera to jazz.
Art in the Park
Join us in June for the longest running art show in Bar Harbor! For almost 70 years, artists have shown and sold their work on the Village Green in downtown Bar Harbor. Come see how the beauty of Bar Harbor has inspired a lively arts community since the mid 1800’s, when the area was first captured on canvas by noted American painters. You might just find a piece of Bar Harbor to keep in your home year-round.