7 “A-Maine-zing” Upcoming Summer Events!

Wow! What could be cooler than being in Maine in the summertime—enjoying an “a-Maine-zing” abundance of summer events! If fantastic festivals, fairs, and live music are your idea of “fun in the sun,” we invite you to come along on a quick, guided tour of 7 of Maine’s best upcoming summer events! 

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Brunswick / July 29

From Phantom of the Opera to Cats to Jesus Christ Superstar, the music of Oscar-, Grammy-, and Tony-winning legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has graced many of the world’s greatest musicals. Enjoy this summer spotlight on all his best-loved songs!  For more information, please visit:


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Maine Lobster Festival

Rockland Harbor Park  /  July 31–August 4, 2019

Featuring gorgeous Rockland Harbor as its backdrop, this festival has been a revered mid-coast tradition since 1947. Five days of fun and feasting allow you to enjoy to-die-for lobster, maritime displays, arts and crafts vendors, a harbor cruise, live entertainment, and more. For more information, please visit:


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Maine Antiques Festival

Union / August 2–4, 2019

The largest event of its kind in Maine, this festival offers you a 3-day antiques shop-a-thon. Comb through everything from porcelain to postcards, folk art to fine art, heirloom furniture to vintage jewelry—then delight your taste buds with delectable seafood, blueberry pie, lobster rolls, and other great Maine fare.  For more information, please visit:


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Summer Blueberry Festival

South Freeport /  August 4

Spotlighting “all things blueberry,” this beloved annual get-together features a blueberry pancake breakfast, blueberry treats galore, a crafters and artisans marketplace, fun-filled activities for kids, and a great outdoor concert! For more information, please visit:


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Skowhegan State Fair

Skowhegan  /  August 8 – 17

Held every year since 1818, the Skowhegan State Fair is America’s oldest consecutively-running agricultural fair. This year’s don’t-miss-’em events include everything from truck pulls … to harness racing … to great live bands … to a demolition derby … to I.W.E. wrestling … to family-fun “Just for Kids” activities. For more information, please visit:


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5th annual Summer Block Party

Auburn / August 10th

1pm to 9pm. What started out to be a 20th Anniversary Party to commemorate Uncle Andy’s Digest’s 20th year in print, turned out to be the largest external event for Make-A-Wish Maine in the state! We will once again be outdoors at Mac’s Grill, our goal this year is to raise $75,000 to grant 10 WISHES for local kids facing a critical illness. Come support this great cause and have a ton of fun! For more information, please visit:


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Great Falls Balloon Festival

Lewiston / August 16–18

What an awesome spectacle! Bring your entire family and enjoy the amazing sight of more than 40 hot-air balloons taking flight over Lewiston, at dawn and dusk. Launch rides along with brief, tethered rides are offered. Other attractions include live music, a carnival, craft and food vendors, and spectacular fireworks! For more information, please visit:


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The Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival

Litchfield  /  August 22-25

A fast-pickin’ institution since 1991, this family-friendly festival delivers some of the greatest bluegrass music you’ll ever hear. Every year, thousands of music lovers from around the world descend on Litchfield to delight in world-class banjos, fiddles, and high-lonesome harmonies. Includes accommodations for RVs, buses, and tents. For more information, please visit:


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