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Activities and Events in Maine
April 2015

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

However, April weather in Maine can be perfect for the best events and activities that celebrate the long awaited transition from winter to spring. April 2015 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 2015

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 2015 may not reflect schedule changes or cancellations. Before heading out, confirm event dates and event locations.


Activities and Events in Maine, April 2015 are listed by event date. For maps and driving directions click on the Map links.

When: Friday, April 3, 2015 - Sunday, April 5, 2015
Where: Newry, Maine - Map
More information: Sunday River Events Calendar

Is there a better way to mourn the end of Maine ski season and celebrate the arrival of Spring than with a giant beach party? The staff at Sunday River don't think so, and each year they host an annual celebration with the Parrothead Festival. This year's party scene will include cover bands, a Margarita Mix-Off, Key Lime Pie eating contest, and much more!

Sunday River, Lodging...

Easter Events

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.

When: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Where: Various venues in Lewiston-Auburn, Maine - Map
More information: Emerge Film Festival

Much like its predecessor, the Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival, the Emerge Festival will feature a variety of short and feature films and documentaries from local, national and international filmmakers.

Showings will take place at several venues throughout the Lewiston and Auburn area. It is also anticipated that Emerge will include a Student Film Festival.

When: Thursday, April 9, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Where: Carrabassett Valley, Maine - Map
More information: Sugarloaf, Events Calendar

The Reggae Festival at Sugarloaf Mountain always has an excellent lineup of Reggae and hip-hop musicians. You'll definitely want to join the party as this annual event gets bigger and better every year!

When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Where: Bangor, Maine - Map
More information: BDN Maine Garden Show

The show features dozens of vendors selling all things gardening, beautifully landscaped gardens, how-to seminars, golf demonstrations and simulations, children's activities and music.

More Activities and Events in Maine, April 2015...

When: Sunday, April 12, 2015
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Chocolate Lover's Fling

Chocolate lovers from all around will join together on April 12th 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.

Proceeds from the event are used to benefit the Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine - SARSSM.

Portland, Maine Hotels...

When: Sunday, April 12, 2015
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 2015 show dates include January 11th, February 8th, and March 8th.

When: Friday, April 17, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015
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 have highlighted the schedule of event in previous years.

The 2015 Patriots Day celebration promises to be just as much fun!

Ogunquit, Maine Motels and Hotels...

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015
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. The events also marks the 2015 opening weekend at Acadia National Park!

Bar Harbor, Maine Hotels...

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 2015...

When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015
Where: Standish, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Mineralogical and Geological Society, Gem and Mineral Show

Standish Mineral and Gem Show Visit with dozens of Mineral, Gem, Fossil and jewelry dealers at the Alfond Center...

...Saint Joseph's College of Maine - 278 Whites Bridge Road in Standish.

The two-day event will include...

...silent auctions, hourly door prizes and grand prizes, demos of gold panning, gem cutting and wire wrapping, a Children's area with mini-mine and spin wheel.

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: Monday, April 20, 2015 - Friday, April 24, 2015
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 20th -24th. 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.

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Register online using the above link.

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: Saturday, April 25, 2015
Where: Turner, Maine - Map
More information: Turner Public Library

The Spring Gardening Seminar at the Turner Public Library (98 Matthews Way) features speakers who provide great information for everyone who is ready to begin digging in.

More Activities and Events in Maine, April 2015...

When: Saturday, April 25, 2015
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: 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: Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015
Where: Pownal, Maine - Map, Freeport, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Birding Trail, Festivals and Events

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 in Pownal (Saturday) and Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park in Freeport (Sunday).

Freeport, Maine Hotels...

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

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 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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