Canoeing is back! And to celebrate we are offering a three day, two night trip on the remote Allagash Wilderness Waterway. One of Maine’s truly last wild places will be our destination. Canoes will be our mode of transportation for both people and gear. Kids will learn the basic skills associated with traveling with gear in boats, setting up tents, and cooking over a fire. Top that all off with star filled nights around a campfire eating s’mores and telling stories. This three day trip will start at Michaud Farms, and conclude at the Allagash Boat Landing, with stops at the Allagash Falls and Twin Brook Campsite. June 26 through the 28th. For more info and cost go to http://www.caribourec.org/index.html
All day long event featuring over 30 microbrews, food and live music on The Pier. Vendors offering samples of great microbrews and well as some standards. At The Pier, bottom of Old Orchard Street Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064. May 19th from 11am until 5pm For more info click here.
Hot Tuna will make its first-ever appearance at the Camden Opera House for one night only on Wednesday, February 22, at 7:30 p.m., joined by mandolin player Barry Mitterhoff.
Hot Tuna was created by guitarist Jorma Kaukonen and bassist Jack Casady, as a spinoff of Jefferson Airplane. The band began playing independently in 1970, and they have recorded and toured ever since.
In the 1990s Hot Tuna developed a new focus on acoustic music, and they began performing primarily original and traditional blues songs in more intimate venues.
Kaukonen and Casady, along with members of Jefferson Airplane, were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.
Tickets are $39 general admission, available online at www.BrownPaperTickets.com or at HAV II in Camden, The Reading Corner in Rockland, Bella Books in Belfast, Mexicali Blues in Newcastle and Musician’s 1st Choice in Augusta.
Opening Night Cocktail and Dessert Competition
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
5:30-8:30 p.m. at Portland Harbor Hotel
Maine Restaurant Week’s opening night Signature Event celebrates the statewide restaurant community. Maine’s top bartenders and dessert makers converge and vie for the title of ‘People’s Favorite’. Attendees will be able to try each cocktail and dessert entry and cast a vote to choose the crowd favorites. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres provided by Natalie’s Restaurant, Camden Harbour Inn.
Single tickets: $35, ticket pairs: $65, packs of four: $120
Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door for $40 each
For more info- http://www.mainerestaurantweek.com/events
2 unique dogsled races held annually in Eagle Lake Maine. The Eagle Lake 100 is a 100 mile race and the Mad Bomber 30 is a 30 mile race. These races offer wonderful opportunities for spectators and features mushers all over New England and Eastern Canada.
January 13th, 2012 — January 15th, 2012
7th Annual New Year’s Eve Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop-
New Year’s Eve is happening in Eastport, Maine! The city and surrounding area will celebrate the New Year with the annual Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop from the Tides Institute and Museum of Art building in the heart of the downtown’s public space, Bank Square.
“We have an 8-foot to scale model of the Atlantic Herring that will be lowered from the third story window,” said Hugh French, “This doesn’t happen everyday.”
The ‘Sardine’ will be lowered at midnight Eastern Time. A ‘Maple Leaf’ will be lowered at midnight Atlantic Time, (or 11:00 pm eastern), as Eastport is poised just west of the Atlantic time zone–so revelers celebrate twice. Restaurants, business and B&Bs are open for the occasion. See http://www.tidesinstitute.org for more info.
The 22nd Annual international Toboggan Championships wil be held on February 10-12 at the Camden Snow Bowl and more information is available at http://winter.camdensnowbowl.com/22nd-annual-toboggan-championships
Early October is one of the best times to visit the Belgrade Lakes region and take part in our annual Octoberfest festivities. With the crisp, cool air and the beginning of fall foliage, Belgrade Lakes shows off its magnificent colors around the lakes. Octoberfest offers many activities to enjoy the weekend with hay rides, arts and crafts for the kids and many of the local eateries and restaurants featuring fall specialties. Live music is also provided in the village. Come join us for a classic Maine event. October 8. For more info go to – http://www.belgradelakesmaine.com/Default.asp?Key=1