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
www.mainemapleproducers.com

  • Maple syrup farms throughout Maine open their doors to the public as they make maple
    syrup.
  • 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
www.kenduskeagstreamcanoerace.com

  • 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 | www.bangormuseum.org

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

Wine on the Waterfront: Third Friday in June
Phone: (207)947-5205

  • 15-20 Maine Wineries and Distilleries attend.
  • Sample some of their 80+ locally produced wines and spirits.
  • Food and merchandise vendors on site.
  • Live entertainment.
  • Must be 21+ years of age to attend.

Bangor’s Beer Festival: Tap Into Summer: Third Saturday in June
Phone: (207)947-5205

  • 25 local breweries attend.
  • Sample some of their 75+ locally produced beers.
  • Food and merchandise vendors on site.
  • Live entertainment.
  • Must be 21+ years of age to attend.

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

American Folk Festival: Last full weekend in August
Phone: (207)992-2630 | www.americanfolkfestival.com

  • Presents music, dance and other performing arts representing cultural traditions from
    across America and the world.
  • Showcases and markets the Bangor Waterfront and the greater Bangor area by
    attracting thousands of festival-goers each year
  • Offers festival-goers the opportunity to purchase authentic, hand-made crafts from
    regional artisans and made-in- Maine food products
  • Enhances the festival experience by offering a variety of regional, ethnic and fair food

Bangor Car Show: First Saturday after Labor Day
Phone: (207)947-5205 | www.visitbangormaine.com

  • Featuring over 40 classes
  • 300 plus cars
  • Vendors, family fun, entertainment

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