Event organizers change plans, look to the future: Read list of impacted events here

Published: Apr. 29, 2020 at 11:39 AM EDT
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Community Events

2020 Sidewalk Arts Festival in Bangor

44th Annual Great Schooner Race and Parade of Sail both cancelled

Acadia's Annual Oktoberfest in Southwest Harbor

Acadia Birding Festival on MDI

Central Maine Egg Festival in Pittsfield

Dover-Foxcroft Shiretown Homecoming committee has cancelled the parade and fireworks scheduled for Aug. 1.

The Ellsworth Rotary Club has cancelled their 58th Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast that was scheduled to be held on Saturday, August 1st.

Ellsworth Antiques Show will not take place in August

Fort Halifax Days Festival in Winslow

Georges River Land Trust has cancelled the 29th Annual Gardens in the Watershed Tour that was scheduled for July

Great Falls Balloon Festival, Lewiston-Auburn

Kiwanis Karnival in Pittsfield

Lincoln Loon Festival

Machias Wild Blueberry Festival

Maine Boat and Home Show, Rockland

Maine Celtic Celebration in Belfast

Maine Lobster Festival in Rockland

Maine Wild Blueberry Festival

Margaretta Days Festival in Machias

Milbridge Days planned for July have been cancelled

Moxie Festival

North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland

Piscataquis River Festival

Potato Blossom Festival in Fort Fairfield

Riverfest in Old Town

Trenton Volunteer Fire Department members decided to cancel the June and July breakfasts.

Wilton Blueberry Festival

Winter Harbor Lobster Festival

Woodlawn's Black House in Ellsworth will not be open for tours

Yarmouth Clam Festival


BikeMaine 2020 will not be taking place this September

2020 Corporal Cole Memorial Run to be held as a virtual event that people can participate in any time from August 16th - August 23rd

TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

The Beth Wright Cancer Resource Center's largest annual fundraising event, The Walk For Life in both Ellsworth and Addison, normally held in late May, have both been postponed. The group anticipates that both Walks will take place in September or October.

The Bay of Fundy International Marathon in Lubec


Acton Fair

Bangor State Fair

Blue Hill Fair

Common Ground Country Fair

Clinton Lions Agricultural Fair

Cumberland Fair

Farmington Fair

Fryeburg Fair

Harmony Free Fair

Houlton Agricultural Fiar

Litchfield Fair

Monmouth Fair

Northern Maine Fair in Presque Isle

Ossipee Valley Fair

Piscataquis Valley Fair

Pittston Fair

Union Fair

Topsham Fair

Washington County Fair

Waterford World's Fair

Windsor Fair

State Events

Maine State Federation of Firefighters Convention in Waldoboro

Maine Farm Days


Maine American Legion baseball season is cancelled for all sponsored games.


2020 Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival

Flash! In the Pans Steel Drum Band cancels their 2020 season

Stonington Opera House has decided to keep its doors closed through the end of August

Summer Establishments

Camp CaPella's board of directors has made the decision they won't open for the 2020 summer.

Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco will not open this summer

The Island Explorer bus system service for 2020 has been indefinitely postponed

Penobscot Narrows Observatory will remain closed until further notice

Wild Acadia Fun Park will not open this summer


2020 All Roads Music Festival in Belfast has been rescheduled from May 15-16 to Sept. 11-12

American Cancer Society Relay For Life live events across Maine have suspended their live events, and many now are participating on Sunday, June 7, 2020, in a virtual online experience called Hope From Home. Participants should register for their local event at http://RelayForLife.org and then on June 7 join the activities at https://bit.ly/RelayHopeFromHome.

Champion the Cure Challenge Goes Virtual for 2020- Pictures and videos of participants’ experiences will be shared at a virtual celebration on August 15. The virtual celebration will replace the in-person walk/run/cycle, paddle, and horseback trail ride events.

Common Ground Country Fair in Unity to be held in a virtual format September 25th through 27th.

Maine Whoopie Pie Festival in Dover-Foxcroft has been postponed until Saturday, October 3rd

Penobscot Marine Museum will delay its seasonal opening, tentative opening date is now June 30

The State of Maine Bicentennial Parade, originally scheduled for May 16 in Lewiston and Auburn, has been rescheduled for Aug. 15

***This list was compiled from a variety of sources including WMTW, Bangor Daily News, Kennebec Journal, and Village Soup. This list will be updated as additional events make announcements about the 2020 summer season.