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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
Featuring breathtaking views of Acadia National Park and Maine’s rocky coastline, the Mount Desert Island YMCA Acadia Half Marathon and 10K runs a spectacular course for a great cause every June. The MDI YMCA is the cornerstone of youth development and recreational activities on the island, and this race is their second largest fundraiser of the year. For runners and spectators alike, this race is a fantastic way to support and experience the local community.