August 5-6 Mount Desert Summer Chorale. Acadia Centennial Concert, In Nature’s Realm. 7:30pm. St. Saviour’s Church, 41 Mt. Desert Street, Bar Harbor. mountdesertsummerchorale.org. August 6-7: Northeast Harbor HarborFest. Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10-5. Acadia Centennial special edition show, themed to celebrate the rich artistic tradition that Acadia National Park has served for artists throughout history. (207) 266-5162. August 9: Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music. Neighborhood House, Main Street, Northeast Harbor. 8:15pm. Borromeo String Quartet. August 12-14: Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival. Bar Harbor Inn, Newport Drive, Bar Harbor. Fri.: 12-8; Sat.: 10-8; Sun. 10-5. August 13: 27th Anniversary Benefit Auction. Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor. Friends of Acadia uses proceeds 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. friendsofacadia.org. August 13-14: Gallery on the Green II, by the Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine. Pemetic Green, Southwest Harbor. Rain or Shine. (207) 244-9264. August 16: Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music. Neighborhood House, Main Street, Northeast Harbor. 8:15pm. Brentano String Quartet. August 18: Somesville Walking Tour. Sponsored by the MDI Historical Society. 10-11:30 am. Admission is $10. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org. 207-276-9323. August 21: Island Arts Association Craft Fair. Pemetic School Green, Southwest Harbor; 9am-4pm. August 21: Great Summer Adventure Cruise. Sponsored by MDI Historical Society and the Dorr Museum from the College of the Atlantic. The cruise is approximately 2 1/2 hours on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch cruise ship heading from Bar Harbor Town Pier to Northeast and Southwest Harbors. There will several stops where guest speakers will talk about the Champlain Society, a group of historiographers from Harvard University in the 1880s. $50 for adults and $35 for children 16 and under. The boat will sail at 5pm. August 25-28: Fee Free Days at Acadia National Park! Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. Other fees may not be included. Come celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th Birthday! August 25: California Wine Tasting. 5-7pm. Main Street, Northeast Harbor. September 2: First Friday Art Walk. Dress-Up Night. Downtown Bar Harbor, 6-9pm. Pick up a map from the Chamber of Commerce, lodging establishment, or galleries and begin at any venue. September 3-4: Island Arts Association Craft Fair. Fair in the Park. Village Green, Bar Harbor. Sat. 10-6; Sun. 10-5.
September 9-11: 18th Annual MDI Garlic Festival. Smugglers Den Campground, Southwest Harbor; 11am-5pm. (207) 288-0269. September 10: Open Lighthouse Day. 9am-3pm. This popular annual event offers the general public the rare opportunity to climb and learn about over two dozen historic Maine lights. lighthousefoundation.org/maine-open-lighthouse-day. September 10-18: Hike & Bike for Mike. This fun annual fundraiser for the Acadia Family Center celebrates the strength and resiliency of the human spirit and the power of community to create a healthy future. (207) 244-4012. www.AcadiaFamilyCenter.org. September 11: Lulu Lobster Boat Ride. Fund-raiser for local volunteer fire department. Make 9/11 a day to strengthen and honor our firefighters. Harborside Hotel Dock, 55 West Street, Bar Harbor. (207) 288-3511. As every year, all 9/11 proceeds will be donated to our local fire department. September 17: Annual Half Marathon and 5K. 7:30am-Noon. MDI YMCA, 21 Park Street, Bar Harbor. email@example.com . September 17-18: Gallery on the Green, by the Coastal Fine Art Alliance of Maine. Village Green, Bar Harbor. Rain or Shine. September 17-18 The Phelps/Lowe Golf Tournament. Sponsored by Harbor House Community Center. For more information, (207) 244-3713. September 22-25: 8th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival. A community celebration to promote the protection and enjoyment of Downeast Acadia’s stellar night sky as a valuable natural resource through education, science and the arts. For a list of events, go to acadianightskyfestival.org. September 24: Fee Free Day at Acadia National Park! Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees and transportation entrance fees. Other fees may not be included. Come celebrate the National Public Land’s Day! October 7: First Friday Art Walk. An Autumn Stoll. Downtown Bar Harbor, 6-9pm. Pick up a map from the Chamber of Commerce, lodging establishment, or galleries and begin at any venue. October 7-9: 21st Annual Acadia Oktoberfest. Food Festival and Craft Fair. Music and entertainment. Friday will open with an afternoon and early evening Wine & Cheese Tasting accompanied by music. Saturday and Sunday brings the Oktoberfest Beer Tasting and a Craft, Music and Food Festival. Noon6pm. Smuggler’s Den Campground, Southwest Harbor. (207) 244-9264. Recognized as one of the outstanding festivals in the country. October 16: Mt. Desert Island Marathon. Four island communities will host the annual MDI Marathon. More than 800 runners are expected to challenge the 26.2 mile course. This race is a Boston Marathon qualifier. www.mdimarathon.org.
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