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Activities and Events in Maine
March 2015

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 2015 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 2015 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 2015.

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March Maine Event Calendar 2015

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


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

When: Ongoing Thursday, January 1, 2015 - Saturday, March 7, 2015
Where: Various Locations throughout Maine
More information: Maine.gov, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

When: Friday, February 27, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015
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: Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Where: Peaks Island, Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Richard Boyd Art Gallery

Amy Bickford Brooklyn BridgeImage credit:
Amy Bickford ~ 'Brooklyn Bridge' ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 11" x 11" Copyright(C) 2015 Richard Boyd Art Gallery All Rights Reserved

Richard Boyd Art Gallery located on Peaks Island in Portland, Maine opens the month of March with an annual exhibition of art works created by artists predominately using the colors black and white. Although color is evident in some of the works this year, the focus remains on the creation of art using minimal color to create shading and variations in tone, lighting, and contrast.

The exhibit features paintings by Amy Bickford and Kelly Ufkin and a selection of works by gallery artists in a range of styles and a variety of mediums. The exhibit is on view through March 29, 2015.

Artist Amy Bickford's paintings in acrylic based gouache and watercolor depict a broad range of subjects including seascapes, landscapes and animal portraits. A graduate of the Maine College of Art, Amy has lived in the Portland area since 1979. She has worked as an interior painter, muralist, and most recently as administrative support for a mental health agency's crisis team. Over the years she has had her hands in many different forms of the arts, painting murals for the Children's Museum of Art, recreating the artwork on the ceiling of the St. John's Cathedral in Bangor, as well as painting commission portraits and works for clients across the United States.

Kelly Ufkin Congress SquareImage credit:
Kelly Ufkin ~ 'Congress Square' ~ Oil on Canvas 18" x 24" Copyright(C) 2015 Richard Boyd Art Gallery All Rights Reserved

Portland, Maine artist Kelly Ufkin is a graduate of Marywood University in Pennsylvania, where she earned a BFA in Art Theraphy with a minor in psychology, followed by a Masters in Fine Arts in Painting in 2012. Kelly's current portfolio of paintings contain elevated complexities with composition, lighting, and contrast. In Kelly's words, "the main focus is the distortion of images within water that converses with the concrete physicality of its surroundings. Rather than being inclusive of the standard formula of distribution between sky and land, I prefer to mostly deny the sky to allow water to be the primary element."

During the month of March the gallery is operating under its Fall/Winter schedule and is open free of charge to the public from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For additional information about the exhibit please call the gallery at 207-712-1097, email info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit www.richardboydartgallery.com . For weekly gallery updates and news please like the gallery on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery .

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015
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.

Other 2015 Maine Wedding Association show dates include January 17th and 18th in Bangor, January 25th in Augusta and March 29th in Freeport.

When: Saturday, March 1, 2015
Where: Bridgton, Maine - Map
More information: Shawnee Peak, Calendar

You'll need a slick cardboard box to win the prize of Fastest and an equally slick outfit to win Best Dressed. Hint: The theme for the 2nd Annual Cardboard Box Race at Shawnee Peak is NASCAR.

When: Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Saturday, March 14, 2015
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: Friday, March 6, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015
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. Your whole family is invited.

Admission: Adults and children 12 and older $8:00, Weekend Bracelet for all shows $15.00 (must keep bracelet intact all weekend), Children under 12 Free.

When: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Where: Rumford, Maine - Map
More information: Black Mountain of Maine

Benefitting the Dempsey Challenge, Black Mountain's Winter Fun Day will feature raffles (including a season's pass)m giveaways, live music, a silent auction, guided Nordic tours and other fun activities.

When: Saturday, March 7, 2015
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 2015 Sebago Lake Derby (the one for adults) will be held Saturday, February 14th and Sunday, February 15th.

When: Sunday, March 8, 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 April 12th.

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

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When: Thursday, March 12, 2015, Tuesday, March 17, 2015
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. Festivities include poetry and music, a Country Dance with Irish Jigs, the 5K "Shamrock Sprint", Tug-of-War, an Irish Soda Bread Baking Contest, Blarney Pub Crawl, the Blarney Ball...

...and of course, one of - if not the - biggest St. Patrick's Day Parades in Maine.

When: Friday, March 13, 2015 - Sunday, March 15, 2015
Where: Augusta, Maine - Map
More information: 92 Moose FM, Augusta Boat Show

Held at the Augusta Civic Center, this boat show will feature a great selection of new 2015 models, with many boat dealers offering "affordable and starter boats, motors, and trailer packages".

Read more about Maine Boat Shows 2015...

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015
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 14, 2015 - Saturday, March 21, 2015
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Jewish Film Festival, 2015 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 2015...

When: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Where: Kingfield, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Huts & Trails, Ski Marathon and Tour

Maine Huts and Trails Ski Marathon and Tour Maine Huts & Trails’ 7th Annual Ski Marathon & Tour will be taking place on Sunday, March 15th. 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 200 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 post-race lunch will be provided 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 for the race and lodging package.

Registration closes at 5:00 PM on March 13th, 2015. Space is limited. For more information and to sign up, please visit www.mainehuts.org/ski-marathon/

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

When: Friday, March 20, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
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 20, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
Where: Bangor, Maine - Map
More information: Maine Science Festival

Maine Science Festival The Maine Science Festival (MSF) is a celebration of science and technology, designed to capture the excitement and energy found at art and film festivals.

Time to celebrate science! The inaugural Maine Science Festival will be March 20th - 22nd, 2015 in Bangor, ME at the Cross Insurance Center and throughout the downtown area.

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Where: Bridgton, Maine - Map
More information: Shawnee Peak Maine, Calendar

Join the fun as Shawnee Peak puts on their annual Spring celebration, with on-snow games, lots of prizes, live entertainment, and of course - plenty 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!

A special surprise for the 2015 event - a visit from the L.L. Bean Bootmobile!

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

When: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Where: Orrington, Maine - Map
More information: Curran Homestead, Calendar of Events

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 21, 2015
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 (previously the Maine Handicap Skiing Ski-A-Thon) is celebrating its 30th anniversary!

It is 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 2015 event, but if the event is like those of previous years you can expect 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: Saturday, March 21, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015
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 22, 2015
Where: Various locations throughout Maine
More information: Maine Maple Producers Association

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: Sunday, March 22, 2015
Where: Old Orchard Beach, Maine - Map
More information: Double-Take Photography, Wedding and Event Showcase

Wedding and Event Showcase Planning a SPECIAL EVENT – a Wedding, Bridal Shower, Anniversary Party, a Bar or Bat Mitzvah Celebration?

Then don’t miss the Fourth Annual Wedding and Event Showcase on Sunday, March 22nd from 11:30am-3:00pm at Dunegrass Golf Club in Old Orchard Beach.

Live broadcast and free swag from HOT 104.7! Wedding and Event Specialists will be on-hand to assist with all your planning needs. Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Vendor Give-Aways, and stick around for the Grand Prize drawing! *(Must be Present to WIN Grand Prize)

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! Save time at the door and Pre-Register for this event! Free Admission!

When: Friday, March 27, 2015
Where: Portland, Maine - Map
More information: Stache Pag

Celebrating "creative facial hair" the Mustache Pageant at the Port City Civic Center is truly a unique event - complete with a cat-walk and a 90-minute variety show.

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015 - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Where: Owl's Head, Maine - Map
More information: Owl's Head Transportation Museum, Events 2015

The wide variety of automobiles, trains, boats, airplanes and the miniature hand crafted models that are on display make this a popular annual event.

When: Sunday, March 29, 2015
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 a special gift.

Other 2015 Maine Wedding Association show dates include January 17th and 18th in Bangor, January 25th in Augusta and March 1st in Auburn.

Freeport, Maine hotels...

Are you Planning Events in Maine for 2015?

...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 2015, other Maine spring activities, or Maine things to do in the summer, fall, or winter!

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