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.
The Bar Harbor Inn will be hosting an Easter Brunch in the Reading Room Restaurant on Sunday, April 17th between 10am-6pm. Reservations can be made by calling our Front Desk at 207.288.3351.
Join us in the Reading Room Restaurant for Mother’s Day Brunch. More details to come.
Mount Desert Island calls to many artists. Wabanaki people are part of this artistic tradition, dating back thousands of years on this island. During the Rusticator era (the 1840s to 1920s), the Wabanaki people helped make Bar Harbor and the island so attractive to visitors – making art and selling it to the visitors ensure cultural survival for many art forms.
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.
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.
Join us for the 71st 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. June 18 & 19 from 10am-5pm.
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.
Celebrate the 4th of July with the Town of Bar Harbor Parade at 10am and Fireworks at 9:30pm.
Held on the grounds of the Bar Harbor Inn on the town waterfront August 12 – 14. 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.
The follow up to the Bar Harbor Fine Arts Festival will be held the weekend following Labor Day weekend; September 9 – 11. 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!