Wicked Good Maine
June Calendar of Events
20 Kid-Friendly things to do in Maine
Often when people think of vacationing in Maine, activities come to mind such as hunting, fishing, leaf-peeping and relaxing. Maine offers an abundance of activities that are just for kids or that are especially kid-friendly.
Berry Picking in Maine
Blueberries are the sign of mid-to-late summer in Maine; when the weather turns hot, but blueberries aren't the only berries in Maine. Find out where to pick blackberries, strawberries, blueberries, and maybe a few other berries, as well!
Family Fishing Festival
Bethel. May 31, 2008. On the banks of the Androscoggin, Route. 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free Family Fishing Festival. Casting instruction and fly tying with Trout Unlimited. Kid's Catch in Covered Bridge Pond. Free miniature tackle boxes for kids. Phone (207) 824-2282 for details.
Old Port Festival
Portland Downtown District. June 1, 2008. Maine's biggest one day festival is now in its 33rd year. Over ten stages of entertainment, great food and parade.
Windsor Maine. June 7-8, 2008. Sponsored by the Maine Llama Association, see a sheep dog demo, a llama drill team, goat and llama shows, a wool pool and much more. Admission: $4/person, $1/seniors. Children 12 and under are free.
Deer Isle. June 16-18, 2008. If you love looking at lupine, then this event is for you. Take a "Lupine by Sea" boat ride, follow a Lupine Loop driving tour, or go on private and public garden tours. There will also be free lupine seeds, lupine-themed art, craft, sculpture and quilt shows, and a variety of children's events at the Deer Isle Opera House. Lots of entertainment as well, from street performers to jazz and rock and roll. Sponsored by the Deer Isle - Stonington Chamber of Commerce. For more information call Christina at (207) 367-2420.
Trek Across Maine
Sunday River in Bethel to Snow Marine Park, Mechanic Street, Rockland. June 13-15, 2008. A fantastic, three-day bicycle ride that makes a difference to the lives of Maine families living with asthma and other lung diseases. Nearly 1,650 riders trek 180 miles (average 60 miles per day) across scenic Maine. Ride starts at Sunday River Ski Resort in Bethel, has overnight stays in Farmington and Waterville, and ends at Snow Marine Park overlooking the sea. For 22 years, the pledges raised have supported the American Lung Association of Maine. For more info call (800) 499-5864.
Lobster Boat Races
Boothbay Harbor. June 15, 2008. The 17th Annual Lobster Boat races. This is the first race of seven "sanctioned" and eight total lobster boat races this season. Phone Clive Farrin at 633-4004 for details.
Moosehead Lake Region. May 17 - June 14, 2008. Each spring the Moosehead Lake Region hosts a month long celebration honoring the regions favorite resident-"The Moose." Some of the scheduled events, include: Moose River Canoe Race, A Craft Fair, Kid's Fun Day and Famous Moose Tales. Fun for the entire family. For more information, call 207-695-2702.
Legacy of the Arts Festival
Bar Harbor. June 16-23, 2006. Features the best in music, art, theater, dance and history in Bar Harbor. Evening musical performances by the waterfront at Agamont Park or the historic Village Green. Read and enjoy the complete event schedule.
Flye Point Music Festival
Brooklin. June 21, 2008. The Fourth Annual Downeast Properties Music and Arts Festival at Flye Point will take place Saturday June 21, 2008 from 10:30 AM to 7:30 PM on the shore at the Lookout Inn in Brooklin Maine. A great line-up of musicians, along with the breathtaking beauty of Flye Point, combine to kick off the summer with an unforgettable day on the shore. For information call (207) 359-2127.
South Berwick. June 28, 2008 (always the last Saturday in June, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.). For over 25 years, the annual strawberry festival has been a part of South Berwick life. Features a bake-off, juried craft show with over 120 artisans, and entertainment. Phone (207) 384-3208 for details.
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