HaPpY 200th Birthday, Maine! 1820-2020
Come celebrate with us! Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, Maine is the place to be.
Although it started as a separate colony in the 1620s, from the 1650s until 1820 Maine was a part of Massachusetts. After the Revolution, people living in Maine began a 35-year campaign for statehood. On March 15, 1820 Maine gained statehood! The great state of Maine will celebrate with art, music, poetry, parades, festivals, time capsules and CAKE. Don’t miss it!
Statehood Day is in Augusta on March 15, 2020 and kicks off at 1:00p.m.. Congressional speakers, Penobscot Nation speakers, the state Historian and State Poet Laureate are all on the agenda for the day. Cake will be provided by Hannaford, the Bicentennial sponsor. How SWEET it is!
Auburn-Lewiston hosts the State of Maine Bicentennial Parade on May 16, 2020. Dust off your camp chair and choose your best viewing spot to enjoy the bands, floats and Maine culture from all over the state.
The Maine Bicentennial Sailing Ships Festival runs from June 21st through July 20, 2020 and BOOTHBAY HARBOR is where it all begins on June 26th! Get you reservation now so you don’t miss out on the fun! The festival continues in Rockland, Bangor & Brewer, Bucksport, Castine, Searsport and Belfast and culminates in Portland with dockside viewings and sail away excursions through July 19th.
Time Capsule sealing will take place on Maine’s Indigenous Peoples’ Day, October 10, 2020.