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Activities and Events in Maine
March 2014

Even for people who love winter in Maine, the month of March - with the first day of Spring - is usually a much anticipated time of year. And the many activities and events in Maine, March 2014 wonderfully reflect the change of seasons, with lots of fun things to do in Maine, indoors AND out.

To combat the remnants of the cold and snow many local dining establishments begin the month by participating in the Annual Maine Restaurant Week...

...and ski resorts in Maine, and towns and villages throughout the state, will say farewell to winter with Winter festivals, ski races, mattress races, and more!

However, activities and events in Maine, March 2014 also show signs of spring...

On the March calendar of events are a week long Irish celebration capped off with a St. Patrick's Day parade, a Spring Fling Party, Maine Maple Sunday...

...and a sure indicator that warmer days are ahead - some of the best Maine boat shows!

Although Spring's arrival is a fun time of year in Maine, there is one thing you should know about the weather in Maine in March...

...more often than not, it is "Mud Season" and can be messy, particularly if there is a lot of melting snow. However, as long as you wear protective footwear, and dress according to the local forecast, you should thoroughly enjoy all of the fun activities and events in Maine, March 2014.

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March Maine Event Calendar 2014

With all the things to do in Maine in March this list will continue to grow. Please check back periodically to see what current events have been added.

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


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

When: Friday, February 28, 2014 - Saturday, March 1, 2014
Where: Ogunquit, Maine - Map
More information: Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, Ogunquit Mardi Gras 2014

Although the schedule of events for Ogunquit Mardi Gras 2014 has not yet been posted (as of this writing)...

...in past years the event included a Hat and Mask Parade, Ice Sculpture Demonstrations, a Mardi Gras King and Queen Crowning Competition, plenty of costumes, food, live entertainment and other traditional Mardi Gras celebration activities.

The Ogunquit 2014 Mardi Gras Weekend will undoubtedly be equally as fun!

Ogunquit, Maine Hotels and Motels...

When: Friday, February 28, 2014 - Sunday, March 2, 2014
Where: Rumford, Maine - Map
More information: Black Mountain of Maine

Great family entertainment at the Annual WinterFest at Black Mountain, for skiers and non-skiers. Past event have included live music, ski and snowboard events, horse drawn wagon rides, sled rides. and a scenic lift ride to a summit barbecue are scheduled throughout the weekend.

When: Thursday, March 1, 2014 - Saturday, March 10, 2014
Where: Various locations throughout Maine
More information: Maine Restaurant Week

Maine Restaurant Week provides participating restaurants an excellent opportunity to showcase their establishments during what is otherwise a quiet time of year. Not only do the restaurants in Maine benefit, but also their suppliers and other local businesses.

"Customers love it because the specially priced three-course menus offer value that feels downright decadent."

Portland, Maine Hotels...

When: Sunday, March 2, 2014
Where: Auburn, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Wedding Association, Shows

The dresses, music, reception venues, menu planning and other great wedding ideas will have you well on your way with plans for your "big day"! Come early to the Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch. Special gifts will be available for the first 100 brides-to-be.

When: Friday, March 7, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014
Where: Orono, Maine - Map
More information: Penobscot County Conservation Association

Hunting, fishing and sporting goods products will be on display at the University of Maine Field House. The whole family is invited. Adults and children 12 and older: $8:00 Admission, Weekend Bracelet for all shows: $15.00 (must keep bracelet intact all weekend), Children under 12 are Free.

When: Saturday, March 8, 2014
Where: Various locations Sebago Lake, Maine - Map
More information: Ice Fishing Derby, Kid's Derby

Is your child fascinated with ice fishing? Kittery Trading Post and Inland Fisheries and Wildlife will show them the basics. And there is something very special in planned for the first 500 pre-registered children.

The 2014 Sebago Lake Derby (the one for kids at heart) will be held February on Saturday 15 and Sunday, February 16.

When: Sunday, March 9, 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, February 9th, and April 13th.

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

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When: Friday, March 14, 2014 - Sunday, March 16, 2014
Where: Augusta, Maine - Map
More information: America's Best Shows, 2014 Boat Show Schedule

Held at the Augusta Civic Center, this boat show will feature a great selection of new 2014 models, with many boat dealers offering "affordable and starter boats, motors, and trailer packages".

Read more about Maine Boat Shows 2014...

When: Friday, March 14, 2014 - Sunday, March 16, 2014
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Boatbuilders Show

With builders present to discuss their work, this is a collection of the finest wooden boats and fiberglass boats, built on the East Coast, including sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats.

Portland, Maine Hotels...

When: Friday, March 14, 2014, Monday, March 17, 2014
Where: Bath, Maine - Map
More information: Main Street Bath, Bath Blarney Days

In honor of Saint Patrick's Day, every year the City of Ships becomes the City of the Irish. There are weekend long festivities including poetry and music, the 5K "Shamrock Sprint", Tug-of-War, a Blarney Ball, an Irish Baking Contest, and of course, one of - if not the - biggest St. Patrick's Day Parades in Maine.

When: Saturday, March 15, 2014
Where: Bridgton, Maine - Map
More information: Shawnee Peak, Calendar

Whatever the size of your old mattress - king, queen, full or double - do your best to make it the best looking and fastest on the course and you'll be eligible for a prize. The fastest mattress wins a queen mattress and box spring from Americas Mattress and Furniture Gallery.

The best most uniquely decorated mattress will also win a prize (however, nothing a substantial as the fastest one on the hill!). Before preparing your race mattress be sure to read the rules on what will, and what will not make a qualifying bed.

Fryeburg, Maine Motels, Inns, B&B's... (around 20 minutes from Bridgton, ME)

When: Saturday, March 15, 2014 - Sunday, March 16. 2014
Where: Lewiston, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Home Show

Over 100 exhibiters, including local builders and contractors, home improvement stores, appliance and electronics dealers, service providers, and many others, will be on hand at the Androscoggin Bank Colisee at 190 Birch Street in Lewiston to provide you with creative ideas for building, remodeling and home improvements.

When: Sunday, March 16, 2014
Where: Kingfield, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Huts & Trails, Ski Marathon and Tour

Maine Huts and Trails Ski Marathon and Tour Maine Huts & Trails’ 6th Annual Ski Marathon & Tour will be taking place on Sunday, March 16th. A point-to-point race/tour through the hills of Western Maine, the event will feature 3 distances, a 60K, 40K and 20K, and is limited to 175 participants in total. Awards and prizes will be presented to the top three male and female participants for each of the three races. Food and refreshments will be provided over the course of the event and a free post-race lunch will be served at the Sugarloaf Outdoor Center, where each race concludes.

Event locations is at 496 Main Street, in Kingfield. Cost is $45 per person for the 20K; $55 per person for the 40K and $115 for the race and lodging package; $125 per person for the 60K which includes the required lodging package.

Registration closes at 5:00 PM on March 14th. For additional information and to sign up, please visit www.mainehuts.org/ski-marathon/ or call 207-265-2400. Space is limited.

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

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Bridgton, Maine - Map
More information: Shawnee Peak Maine, Calendar

Join the fun as Shawnee Peak puts on their annual Spring celebration, with barbeque burgers and dogs, live entertainment, and of course - lots of soft snow and hours of lounging on Shawnee Peak Blizzard's Pub party deck.

At 1:30 the Slush Cup begins. Until the law of gravity gets the best of them skiers and boarders will test their skills when they skim the surface of a 100 foot man made pond!

Fryeburg, Maine B&B's, Inns, Motels... (around 20 minutes from Bridgton, ME)

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Orrington, Maine - Map
More information: Curran Homestead

The Curran Homestead will be celebrating its Hibernian ancestry with Irish music and food, and welcoming spring by turning sap into syrup on their wood stove.

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Where: Bath, Maine - Map
More information: Mysterious Destinations

Mysterious Destinations Logo Join the Mysterious Destinations team for a Midnight Explore at the haunted Winter Street Center in Bath - 880 Washington Street. 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, March 22, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
Where: Rumford, Maine - Map
More information: Black Mountain of Maine

Family Fun Weekend at Black Mountain is just what the event name implies. Fun and games are planned for your entire family - even for family members who don't ski or snowboard!

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - Sunday, March 23, 2014
Where: Owl's Head, Maine - Map
More information: Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Events 2013

Both kit models and hand creations will be on display at this family oriented event at the Owl's Head Transportation Museum. Antique model steam engines, cars, planes and trains will be exhibited and Maine weather permitting, there will be an indoor and outdoor airplane and car model demonstrations. Make-and-take family activities are also planned.

When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 - Thursday, March 29, 2014
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Jewish Film Festival, 2014 Schedule

The Maine Jewish Film Festival, MJFF, has "grown to be one of the best-attended, most well-respected, and highly-anticipated cultural events in the State. We attract a diverse, sophisticated, and deeply loyal audience base who loves independent film."

Portland, Maine Hotels...

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

When: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Where: Freeport, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Wedding Association, Shows

Along with tasting "your way to a perfect menu" lots of other wedding planning opportunities will be going on at the Hilton Garden Inn Freeport wedding show. Arrive early! The first 100 brides will receive special gifts.

Freeport, Maine hotels...

When: Sunday, March 23, 2014
Where: Various locations throughout Maine
More information: Maine Maple Producers Association, Maine Maple Sunday

Each spring Maine's maple producers open their doors and welcome the public to Maine Maple Sunday. Many sugarhouses offer free tastings and live demonstrations on how maple syrup is produced. Some of them serve maple syrup treats, such as syrup on pancakes or ice-cream, and provide sleigh rides or wagon ride, live music and a variety of family activities.

This unique Maine event, is held annually on the fourth Sunday of March. However, some sugarhouses have extended dates, while a few others have alternate dates. Be sure to check schedules with each sugarhouse.

When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Where: Newry, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Adaptive Sports and Recreation, Ski-A-Thon

Sunday River Mountain Grocer Held at the Sunday River Ski Resort, this event was previously the Maine Handicap Skiing Ski-A-Thon...

It’s the only time during the year when a "majority of our participants, volunteers, and supporters are all together, so we make sure it's a fun time."

I don't know yet what's on the schedule for the 2014 event, but a previous year's fun included, games and entertainment, a fun race, an obstacle course hosted by the Parrot Head Club of Maine, an activities tent with demos of adaptive equipment, kids' arts and crafts, Cassie the Therapeutic Donkey, free massages from the Maine Sports Massage Team, and much more!

Sunday River, Maine places to stay...

When: Friday, March 29, 2014
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Stache Pag

Celebrating "creative facial hair" the Mustache Pageant and Film Festival at the Port City Civic Center is truly a unique event - complete with a cat-walk!

When: Sunday, March 30, 2014
Where: Old Orchard Beach, Maine - Map
More information: Bridal and Event Showcase Facebook

Bridal and Event ShowcaseThe 2014 Bridal Event Showcase on will be held from 11:30 AM -3:00 PM at The Captain's Galley Banquet Center in Old Orchard Beach.

Wedding and Event Specialists will be on-hand to assist with all your planning needs. Find everything you'll need to make your special event - perfect!

So tell your friends and bring the family... it's FREE ADMISSION for everyone!

Live broadcast and free swag from HOT 104.7! Hors d'ourves, Cash Bar, Vendor Give-Aways, and a Grand Prize drawing for a Kindle Fire HD! (Must be Present to WIN Grand Prize.)

Are you Planning Events in Maine for 2014?

...or know of one that should be shared? Just send me the details and I will be happy to include it in the appropriate section. You can send additions to Activities and Events in Maine, March 2013, other Maine spring activities, or Maine things to do in the summer, fall, or winter!

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