Things-to-Do

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.

MDI YMCA Acadia Half Marathon & 10K

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.

Acadia Birding Festival

On the first weekend in June, Acadia’s birding community invites you and your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the annual Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues. Greet our warblers on early morning birding walks, visit with puffins and pelagic birds at sea, and observe Peregrine Falcons at an active breeding site in Acadia National Park. Our combination of lectures, walks, and adventures will connect you to DownEast Maine’s many bird species, diverse habitats and local birding experts.