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Activities and Events in Maine
April 2014

More so than at any other time of year, scheduled activities and events in Maine in April offer a very unusual contrast in seasonal themes.

However, the April weather in Maine can be perfect for the best events and activities that celebrate the long awaited transition from winter to spring. April 2014 will be no exception!

While winter enthusiasts are still having a great time partying at Maine ski resorts...

...along the coast of Maine, locals are preparing for an annual Fishermen's Festival and Blessing of the Fleet.

Elsewhere around the state, you can visit a springtime Garden Show in Bangor, an Antique Show in Bath, while in Lewiston, Portland and Augusta, a lively circus will provide family entertainment.

Patriot's Day will once again be celebrated in Ogunquit, and in Portland there will be a Chocolate Lover's Fling with irresistible temptations!

Portland Head Light Springtime

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April Maine Event Calendar 2014

With all the things to do in Maine in April, this list will continue to grow. Please check back periodically to see what current events have been added, and what to do on Maine vacations!

Very important...
Activities and events in Maine, April 2014 may not reflect schedule changes or cancellations. Before heading out, confirm event dates and event locations.


Activities and Events in Maine, April 2014 are listed by event date. For maps and driving directions click on the Map links.

When: Friday, April 4, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Where: Bangor, Maine - Map
More information: Bangor Garden Show and Spring Fling

The show features dozens of vendors, selling "all things gardening" along with beautifully landscaped gardens. Various presentations throughout the event, for adults and children, make this an educational experience, as well.

When: Friday, April 4, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Where: Various venues in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine - Map
More information: Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival

According to published news stories the April 4th-6th event has been canceled, with a new one-day film festival to take its place on June 14th. This Portland Press Herald article provides more information.

This article on WCSH6 also has information on the Lewis-Auburn Film Festival cancellation.

In its fourth year the Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival - LAFF - promises to be an exciting film extravaganza. The three day event will include a Gala Dinner, Awards Show and Concert, Movie Screenings and Q&A's, and of course, many great films!

When: Friday, April 4, 2014 - Sunday, April 6, 2014
Where: Newry, Maine - Map
More information: Sunday River Events Calendar

Is there a better way to mourn the end of ski season in Maine and celebrate the arrival of Spring than with a giant beach party - the Parrothead Festival at White Cap Lodge - along with Pond Skimming, Key Lime Pie, and a Fireworks Show!

Sunday River, Lodging...

When: Saturday, April 5, 2014
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Pillow Fight Day, Portland, ME

Portland, Maine will certainly be celebrating International Pillow Fight Day. Feathers begin to fly in Monument Square at 3:00 PM, and continue until 5:00. The event is free and open to all age groups.

More Activities and Events in Maine, April 2014...

When: Sunday, April 6, 2014
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Chocolate Lover's Fling

Chocolate lovers from all around will join together on April 6th at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, Maine to celebrate a decadent favorite. Restaurants, candy shops and Chefs in Cumberland and York counties will be represented.

The event will also include raffles for prizes donated by local businesses. All proceeds from the event will be used for to benefit the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine - SARSSM.

Portland, Maine Hotels...

When: Thursday, April 10, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
Where: Carrabassett Valley, Maine - Map
More information: Sugarloaf, Events Calendar

Beginning on Thursday the Reggae Festival at Sugarloaf Mountain will have an excellent lineup of Reggae and hip-hop musicians. You'll definitely want to join the party as fireworks and music kick off the popular annual event.

When: Friday, April 11, 2014 - Sunday, April 13, 2014
Where: Ogunquit, Maine - Map
More information: Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, Ogunquit Patriot's Day Weekend

The Annual Ogunquit Patriots Day Weekend celebration takes place at various venues throughout Ogunquit, ME. Live entertainment, an American Pie Contest, hayrides, a Patriotic Pooch Pageant and Fashion Show, children's crafts and games, and a Beach Bazaar, where over 50 vendors display their wares, will be just a couple of the 2014 Patriots Day celebration highlights.

Ogunquit, Maine Motels and Hotels...

When: Sunday, April 14, 2014
Where: Bath, Maine - Map
More information: Bath Antique Shows

Paul Fuller Promotions presents several antique shows at the Bath Middle School on Congress Avenue, annually. Other 2014 show dates include January 12th, March 9th and April 13th.

When: Friday, April 18, 2014 - Saturday, April 19, 2014
Where: Lewiston, Maine - Map
More information: Kora Shriners, Circus

The Kora Shriners are celebrating their 61st anniversary of presenting wonderfully entertaining shows, for kids AND their parents! See also April 21st and April 25th for circus show dates in other Maine cities.

The Lewiston circus will be held at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee in Lewiston, ME.

More Activities and Events in Maine, April 2014...

Easter Events

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014
Where: Bangor, Maine - Map
More information: z1073, Playland Adventures Kid Fest

In addition to the a visit with the Easter Bunny, there will activities for the whole family. Kids will stay amused with bounce houses, clowns, face-painting, G-Force Laser Tag, games, and two performances by Rick Charette (see link above for ticket information). Meanwhile parents will have dozens and dozens of merchant booths to visit.

This is a Townsquare Media Live Event presented by Darling’s and Specialty Sweets. It will take place from 10:00 AM-3:00 PM at the Cross Insurance Center.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
Where: Bar Harbor, Maine - Map
More information: National Park Service, Acadia, Fees and Reservations

Sign at Acadia Visitor Center In commemoration of National Park Week the National Park Service has waived entrance fees for anyone visiting Acadia (and other national parks across the U.S.).

By doing so, the NPS hopes that American's will have an opportunity to appreciate the beauty and history that lives in these protected areas.

The weather in Bar Harbor and Acadia is still chilly at this time of year...

...but it can be perfect for hiking and taking in the sites - especially when it's free the 2014 opening weekend of Acadia National Park!

Bar Harbor, Maine Hotels...

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014 - Sunday, April 20, 2014
Where: Standish, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society

Standish Mineral and Gem Show Visit with 25 Mineral, Gem, Fossil and jewelry dealers at the Alfond Center at Saint Joseph's College of Maine - 278 Whites Bridge Road.

The two-day event will include...

...Silent auctions, door prizes, a Children's area with mini-mine and spin wheel, Demo of gold panning, cabbing and wire wrapping, Mineral and fluorescence mineral displays and Grand prizes.

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Kora Shriners, Circus

An annual event, the Portland Kora Shriners Circus 2014 will thrill little kids and big kids alike, just as it has for years and years! See also April 18th and April 25th for circus show dates in other Maine cities.

The circus will be held at the Cumberland County Civic Center in Portland, ME

Portland, Maine B&B's...

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014
Where: Owls Head, Maine - Map
More information: Owls Head Transportation, Event

It's April school vacation week in Maine and that means Owls Head Museum will once again be sponsoring multiple kite building sessions each day. Varying skill levels will be accommodated and different projects will take place each day.

When: Monday, April 21, 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014
Where: Freeport, Maine - Map
More information: Wolfe's Neck Farm, Vacation Camps

Spring is an exciting season on a farm. Do you have children in grades 1-5 that would love a fun Maine vacation week event to look forward to?

Wolfe's Neck Farm in Freeport, ME is running a fun and educational day camp for kids the week of April 21-25. Along with making new friends, your child will be conducting science experiments, making mini take home greenhouses, searching creeks for amphibians and reptiles, playing forest games while keeping an eye out for tell tale signs of the emerging spring, learning the various processes that wool goes through, getting practice in showmanship skills with the farm's lambs.

More Activities and Events in Maine, April 2014...

When: Friday, April 25, 2014
Where: Bath, Maine - Map
More information: Mysterious Destinations

Mysterious Destinations Join the Mysterious Destinations team for a Midnight Explore at the haunted Winter Street Center in Bath.

Two floors of documented paranormal activity will offer plenty of chances for new evidence to be found by YOU, after a brief training about paranormal detection equipment, how to use it, and the history of the building.

Mysterious Destinations will provide a variety of equipment for guests, though participants are also encouraged to bring their own gear, with cameras and flashlights recommended.

The price for the Midnight Explore is only $35 per person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Winter Street Center. Hot coffee, bottled water and light refreshments will be provided.

By reservation only, 207-380-4677, mysteriousdestinations@gmail.com.

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where: Augusta, Maine - Map
More information: Kora Shriners, Circus

The Augusta Kora Shriners will be the last time to catch the circus in Maine for 2014. See also April 18th and April 21st for circus show dates in other Maine cities.

The Augusta circus will be held at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, ME.

When: Friday, April 25, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Where: Boothbay Harbor, Maine - Map
More information: Boothbay Chamber of Commerce, Calendar

If you're looking for a unique Maine festival you've found one when Boothbay Harbor celebrates a new fishing season. Previous festival schedules have included a Miss Shrimp Pageant, Cod Fish Relay, Lobster Trap Hauling, Dory Bailing, Lobster Crate Running, Tug of War, Fish Fry and a Blessing of the Fleet!

Boothbay Harbor Rentals...

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where: Turner, Maine - Map
More information: Turner Public Library

The Spring Gardening Seminar at the Turner Public Library (98 Matthews Way) will feature Bonnie Brown, Shaky Barn Farm Gardens in Livermore and John Zocchi of North Turner as Keynote Speakers. This is Free to the public, but you can go on the web page or Facebook page and Join if you will be attending.

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Urban Runoff, Green Neighbor Family Fest

The day begins with Urban Runoff, a 5K race that takes runners along streets of Portland neighborhoods and through a portion of the Portland Trails system. Later, at Deering High School, community members will have an opportunity to be hands on in water activities, " learn steps to becoming a green neighbor and have an all-around good time".

Portland, Maine Bed and Breakfast...

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Sunday, April 27, 2014
Where: Freeport, Maine - Map
More information: Maine.gov, Division of Parks and Public Lands

Educational programs, displays, bird walks, and games are typically among the fun events for both adults and children held annually at Bradbury Mountain State Park and Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park.

Freeport, Maine Hotels...

When: Saturday, April 27, 2013 - (On hold until 2015)
Where: Belfast, Maine - Map
More information: Belfast Free Range Music Festival, 2014 information

For those hoping to catch the 2014 Belfast Free Range Music Festival - you will need to be patient. The organizing crew is taking an opportunity to regroup and promises to return in 2015 with a more long-term sustainable event. See you then!


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