Eastern Maine Basketball Tournament: Mid February to the first week in March
Phone: (207)947-5555 | www.crossinsurancecenter.com

Maine Maple Sunday: 4th Sunday in March

  • Maple syrup farms throughout Maine open their doors to the public as they make maple
  • See maple sap turned into the real syrup.
  • Many sugarhouses offer tastings, with syrup on pancakes or ice cream, and often hold
    other events.

Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race: Third weekend in April

  • Hosted by the Bangor Dept. of Parks & Recreation
  • 16.5 mile race
  • Begins in the Town of Kenduskeag and ends near the confluence of the Penobscot River
    in downtown Bangor.
  • Over 25 classes

Anah Shrine Circus: Last weekend in April
Phone: (800) 237-5055 | www.anahshriners.com

  • Wows, dazzles and thrills children and adults alike with acts ranging from elephants to
    contortionists to magicians to dancers to trapeze artists
  • Shrine clowns keep everyone entertained before, during and after the show.

Mount Hope Cemetery Tour: First Friday of June-October, third Saturday of June-September
Phone: (207)942-1900 | https://mthopebgr.com/

  • One of the nation’s oldest garden cemeteries
  • Roughly 300 acres
  • Home to many well-known public figures
  • Site of filming of Pet Sematary

4th Of July Parade – July 4th
Phone: (207) 949-4735

  • One of the largest parades in Maine
  • Over 1,000 participants

Bangor State Fair: Last weekend in July through the first weekend in August
Phone: (207) 947-5555 | www.bangorstatefair.com

  • Hundreds of shows performed daily
  • Many rides, for children and adults
  • One-time fee for access to the fair, rides and shows
  • Smoke free

Fright at the Fort: Last two weekends before Halloween
Phone: (207) 469-6553 | fortknox.maineguide.com/fright

  • Visitors are led through the dark passageways of Fort Knox where indescribable things
    lurk in the shadows, creating screams of fright.
  • Best Halloween event in the State

Festival of Lights Parade/Santa’s workshop: First Saturday in December
Phone: (207) 947-8336 | www.bangorrotary.org

  • Free meet and greet with Santa and Mrs. Claus
  • Santa Scavenger Hunt throughout downtown – cookie decorating, crafts and more
  • Festival of lights parade
  • City Tree Lighting

Bangor Downtown Countdown – December 31st
Phone: (207) 992-4234 | www.downtownbangor.com

  • Opening and closing ceremonies in West Market Square
  • Outdoor musical performances
  • Multiple venues with activities and entertainment options for all ages