2023 Local Events

January

February

March

April

Easter Egg Hunt at the Bar Harbor Inn

April 8, 2023
Easter Egg Hunt at the Bar Harbor Inn

Complimentary Community Easter Egg hunt at the Bar Harbor Inn, including 1,000+ eggs, plus Golden Eggs with free nights, spa treatments, and dinners hidden in the eggs.

Easter Buffet at the Bar Harbor Inn

April 9, 2023
Easter Buffet at the Bar Harbor Inn

The Bar Harbor Inn will be hosting an Easter Brunch in the Reading Room Restaurant on Sunday, April 9th. Reservations can be made by calling our Front Desk at 207.288.3351.

May

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Bar Harbor Inn

May 14, 2023
Mother’s Day Brunch at the Bar Harbor Inn

Join us in the Reading Room Restaurant for Mother’s Day Brunch. More details to come.

June

Acadia Birding Festival

June 1, 2023
Acadia Birding Festival

Acadia’s birding community invites you and your family to celebrate the ecological wonders of the birds of the Gulf of Maine at the Acadia Birding Festival. Explore Mount Desert Island and its birds through numerous events and venues.

Acadia Half Marathon

June 4, 2023
Acadia Half Marathon

The Acadia Half Marathon and 10K is one of the YMCA’s largest fundraisers of the year. The money raised through your entry fees help sustain the YMCA’s scholarship programs, ensuring that individuals and families have access to the care, services, and programs that can help them improve their lives through healthy living or community activities.

Art in the Park

June 17, 2023
Art in the Park

Join us for the 72nd Annual Art in the Park, Bar Harbor’s longest running art show. Supporting and showcasing artists in the two-dimensional art mediums or painting, print making, and photography.

Bar Harbor Music Festival

June 25, 2023
Bar Harbor Music Festival

Acclaimed by Phi Beta Baton as “…one of the nation’s proving grounds for gifted young artists,” the Bar Harbor Music Festival, founded by violinist Francis Fortier in 1967, has gained national recognition for its unique and pioneering work.

July

4th of July Celebration

July 4, 2023
4th of July Celebration

Celebrate the 4th of July with the Town of Bar Harbor Parade at 10am and Fireworks at 9:30pm. Bar Harbor’s Fourth of July has been voted the #1 Fourth of July celebration in America by the Today Show, and recognized by National Geographic as one of the top ten in the U.S.

August

Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival

August 11, 2023
Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival

Held on the grounds of the Bar Harbor Inn on the town waterfront August 11 – 13. This is the “flagship” show and has established a reputation with both artists and patrons as one of the top shows in northern New-England. Show hours are Friday noon to 8pm, Saturday 9am to 8pm and Sunday 10am to 5pm.

September

Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival II

September 8, 2023
Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival II

The follow up to the Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival will be held the weekend following Labor Day weekend; September 8 – 10. This is still a busy time of the year on the island and cruise ship port calls increase compared to peak summer months. “Relaxed” customer shopping now that the kids are back in school! Show hours are Friday noon to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 7 pm and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon

September 16, 2023
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon

In 1913, John Rockefeller Jr. built a series of carriage roads so he could avoid cars in the Acadia National Park. Nine miles of the Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half Marathon run on that still-existing system of hard-packed trails. The hilly course starts in the small, picturesque fishing town of Bar Harbor, then cuts into the National Park. Dense forest engulfs runners as they cross several old granite bridges before looping back to town.

Acadia Night Sky Festival

September 20, 2023
Acadia Night Sky Festival

Join us for one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard. With workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer.

October

Island Arts Association’s Oktoberfest Craft Fair

October 14, 2023
Island Arts Association’s Oktoberfest Craft Fair

The Island Arts Association’s Annual Oktoberfest Craft Fair will be held at the Atlantic Oceanside Event Center Lawn, 119 Eden Street, Bar Harbor. Stop by and shop with the local artisan’s selling their beautiful handmade crafts.

MDI Marathon

October 15, 2023
MDI Marathon

North America’s premier destination road race. The award-winning course features miles of pristine terrain – all set against the awe-inspiring backdrop of Acadia National Park in peak fall foliage season.

November

Pajama Sale & Bed Races

November 11, 2023
Pajama Sale & Bed Races

Roll out of bed and shop local to find some deals at Bar Harbor’s finest retail locations for the annual Early Bird Pajama Sale, where those who shop in their pajamas receive even better savings!

December