Southwest Harbor: The Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce is hosting a fireworks display this year. Fireworks will be visible from many locations around the harbor. July 6: Bar Harbor Music Festival. 8:00pm. Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. Opening night with Brass Venture returning for the 13th consecutive season! July 7: Gallery Night Opening Reception. 4:306:30pm. Main Street, Northeast Harbor. July 7: Neighborhood House Soiree on the Sound to be held at Abels Lobster Pound, 6-8 pm. Proceeds fund the NHH summer camp scholarship program. July 7: Somesville Walking Tour. Sponsored by the MDI Historical Society. 10-11:30 am. Admission is $10. RSVP to email@example.com. (207) 276-9323. July 7: 2016 Native American Festival and Basket Makers Market. Offers visitors, collectors and gallery owners the opportunity to buy directly from the artists, as quality and authenticity is the hallmark for this Indian Market. 10-4, College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden Street, Bar Harbor. (207) 288-3519. July 8: Bar Harbor Music Festival. 8:00pm. Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. Christopher Johnson, Pianist. July 8-9: 20th Annual Hospice Regatta. Morris Yachts, Northeast Harbor. All proceeds benefit Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County. (207) 667-2531.
July 9: Acadia Centennial Collection Open House. Reception and Book Signings. 10:30am-8pm. The Gallery at Somes Sound, Somesville. July 10: Bar Harbor Music Festival. 8:00pm. The Best of Broadway - POPS Concert. The Bar Harbor Club, 111 West Street, Bar Harbor. Pre-Concert Dinner served beginning at 6pm (optional). July 12: Annual Strawberry Festival at the Somesville Fire House. 1-3 pm. Our traditional celebration of history and strawberry shortcake. Yum! (207) 276-9323. July 12: Bar Harbor Music Festival. 5:30pm. Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. 20th Annual New Composers Forum. Moderator: Edmund Cionek. July 13: Bar Harbor Music Festival. 8:00pm. Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. 33rd Annual New Composers Concert. “Summer Sounds” Claudia Schaer, Violinist; Max Lifchitz, Pianist. July 15: Bar Harbor Music Festival. 8:00pm. Don Giovanni. The Historic Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor. July 15-18: Quietside Flamingo Festival. Throughout Southwest Harbor. A fun-filled family festival with something for everyone - whimsical, lighthearted and decidedly hot pink - celebrating the treasured value of small town life. For more information (207) 244-3713.
Centennial Celebration Special Events — 2016 Below are some of the special events being held in 2016. Please go to www.acadiacentennial2016.org for a complete listing. Enjoy!
June 11 - Benefit Plant Sale. St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church in Bar Harbor, from 9 a.m. to Noon. Offerings will include native plants, vegetable seedlings, herbs, annuals, and perennials. Plants are donated from local nurseries, private estate gardens, and the Wild Garden volunteers’ personal gardens. The sale will be held rain or shine. All proceeds will help support the Wild Gardens of Acadia. June 25 - Park Science Day in Acadia. Join park scientists and naturalists for a fun-filled afternoon of Acadia science at Sieur de Monts. There will also be a dedication of the Sieur de Monts Nature Center. August 13 - Friends of Acadia Benefit Auction. Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Maine. By participating in the Benefit Auction—by bidding on live or silent auction items at the event, sending in an absentee bid, or by simply attending the event or making a donation in support of it—you can make a real and lasting difference in the protection of Acadia. Friends of Acadia uses proceeds from the Benefit Auction to support new and ongoing programs in Acadia that engage youth, protect natural and cultural resources, and contribute to a quality visitor experience in the park. August 22 - A Reenactment of the 8/22/1916 Celebration of Acadia’s Founding. Come to St. Saviour’s in Bar Harbor to hear speeches by Acadia’s founders, offered by their living descendants. August 27 - Celebrating the Centennials of the National Park Service and Acadia National Park. Join national leaders, park staff, and Acadia partners at Jordan Pond to celebrate these co-centennials. September 17 - Car-Free Acadia Morning – Fall. The National Park Service invites visitors to enjoy a car-free morning on the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park from midnight to noon on Saturday, September 17. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, visitors will have free entry all day to the entire park. The sections of the Park Loop Road closed to private vehicles will include the Cadillac Summit road, the road between the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Jordan Pond, and the entire one-way section. November 5 - Take Pride in Acadia Day Centennial Edition. Join Friends of Acadia to celebrate volunteerism in Acadia and help prepare Acadia’s historic carriage roads for winter. December 10 - Sealing of the Acadia Bicentennial Time Capsule. Inspire the next hundred years at Acadia with this fun-spirited event to cap off Acadia’s centennial year.
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