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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Bar Harbor's Beloved Shore Path

Due to major winter storms significantly damaging the Shore Path, there is ongoing construction along the waterfront.