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Maine Events to Enjoy in August

We’ve compiled Maine events happening in August to celebrate the summer season. Explore events including the Maine Lobster Festival, Machias Wild Blueberry Festival, & Great Falls Balloon Festival!

Maine Lobster Festival

August 3 – August 7, 2022
Harbor Park, Rockland, Maine

“The Maine Lobster Festival is five days of fun and feasting on the fabulous coast of Maine! This annual seafood festival takes place during the first weekend of August, from Wednesday through Sunday.”

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The Little Maine Market Festival

August 5 – August 7, 2022
The Litchfield Fairgrounds, Litchfield, Maine

“Join us for a festival centered around supporting small businesses and the local community! Shop from a wide variety of Maine & New England’s small businesses and food trucks, discover local community resources and enjoy a variety of great family friendly entertainment!”

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Photo Credit: Down East Magazine

TD Beach to Beacon 10K

August 6, 2022
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

“Runners of all abilities, from throughout New England and across the nation, will join many of the top runners in the world at the starting line in Cape Elizabeth for the running of the TD Beach to Beacon 10K. The course winds along tree-lined roads and past dramatic ocean vistas before ending 6.2 miles later in Fort Williams next to Portland Head Light, the nation’s first commissioned lighthouse and also the most photographed lighthouse in America.”

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Photo Credit: Portland Press Herald

Circus Smirkus

August 9 – August 10, 2022
Kennebunkport, Maine

“Every summer, a freshly auditioned company of Smirkus Troupers, ages 10 to 18, take to the road in traditional mud show fashion for a two-month performance tour of New England. Backed by professional coaches, cooks, musicians and crew, our Smirkus perform to sell-out crowds in Circus Smirkus’ very own 750-seat European-style one-ring big top tent.”

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Maine Red Hot Dog Festival

August 13, 2022
Dexter, Maine

“The Maine Red Hot Dog Festival is a Dexter Revitalization Committee fundraiser designed to attract a large number of people to the town where they will see all that Dexter has to offer, and to simply have fun!”

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Machias Wild Maine Blueberry Weekend

August 19 – August 21, 2022
Machias, Maine

“Come celebrate the powerful little fruit that put our corner of Downeast Maine on the map. Centre Street Congregational Church, UCC, rolls out the blue carpet each August with crafts, food, entertainment, contests, and all things blueberry. There’s no admission charge. Located on the Downeast part of Maine’s beautiful, rugged coast, two hours from Bangor, about an hour and a half from Bar Harbor, and a little more than an hour from St. Stephen, New Brunswick. From whale-watching to lighthouses, from hiking and kayaking to eagles and lobster rolls, our little corner of Maine has a lot to offer!”

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Great Falls Balloon Festival

August 19 – August 21, 2022
Lewiston, Maine

“The mission of the Great Falls Balloon Festival is to provide fundraising opportunities for local non-profit organizations, while celebrating our community and promoting the Lewiston/Auburn area as a visitor destination. When the balloons aren’t overhead, there is still plenty to do: dozens of food booths offer everything from lime rickeys to taco salad, pancake breakfast follows the morning launches, craft and trade booths invite browsing, a children’s area with games, a bounce house, and face painting and live entertainment on two stages. Carnival rides, a parade, and various demonstrations and contests round out the weekend’s events.”

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