Events

Bar Harbor Events

During your stay with us, be sure to take advantage of the many Bar Harbor events that take place throughout the season. One long standing favorite is the Art in the Park show, where artists have been displaying and selling their work for over 67 years. Another annual event is the Bar Harbor Music Festival, which has been around for over half a century. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.