Places to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Maine
Looking for a place to celebrate the Irish holiday this weekend? We’ve highlighted some notable Irish pubs throughout the state to stop in for a Guinness and traditional Irish foods.
Fall in Love with Winter in Maine: Night Skiing, Snow Tubing & More
It’s the season of love and we invite you to celebrate our beautiful state this winter by trying fun snow-themed activities. Beyond the more well-known pastimes of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, you can try night skiing on an ordinary weeknight after work, snow tubing, fat biking, snowmobiling, and more! Now that we are past the sub-zero temps of last week and snow is blanketing most of the state, it’s time to get back outside.
The Kennebunks Paint the Town Red in February with Special Events
Throughout the month of February, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport “Paint the Town Red” with a festive and romantic atmosphere packed with events celebrating the season of love. Shops and restaurants embrace the red theme with vibrant window displays and offer “red tag” and “red plate” sales and specials, including an ice party, watercolor and candle-making classes, dining in ice shacks, and more.
From Pond Hockey to Ice Carving: Unique Maine Winter Events & Festivals
Winter in Maine is more than sipping hot chocolate and hitting the slopes at our state’s ski resorts. We’re highlighting unique winter events and festivals to check out this season for something a bit different: from celebrating local history at the Snowshoe Festival in Norway and the Annual Ice Harvest in South Bristol, to enjoying ice sculptures at the Belfast Ice Festival and Carnaval in Portland. For a special adventure, head north to Fort Kent to watch racing sled dogs, or watch snowmobiles zoom up ski trails at the King of the Mountain event at Saddleback mountain.
Head to Rockport for the Annual Glacier Ice Bar
The Samoset Resort in Rockport hosts its 10th Annual Glacier Ice Bar event on January 13-15, 2023, and the following weekend on January 20-21, 2023. The theme this year is “Arctic Wild,” transporting guests to Alaska’s tundra with picturesque backdrops and a life-size dog sled alongside 50,000 pounds of carved ice sculptures.
Enjoy a Holiday Cocktail in Portland this Season
We’re highlighting seasonally-inspired cocktails and mocktails from Portland’s watering holes that will give you visions of sugar plum fairies. The city is dazzling in December, from the tree lit up in Monument Square to the festive window displays in the Old Port. For those who want to try mixology from the comfort of home, Maine Spirits put together a round-up of holiday-themed recipes, from candy cane cocktails to gingerbread martinis.
Tis the Season for Maine Holiday Festivals
Kick off the holiday season by visiting one of these charming towns throughout the state for annual festivals, including the Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport, the Christmas by the Sea in Camden, and the sparkling Gardens Aglow event at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.
Prep for Winter Series: Yard Prep, Plowing and More
Maine winter is officially on its way, with many parts of the state seeing the first snowfall this week. In the next installment of our “Prep for Winter Series,” our agents share their personal household tips and advice to homeowners and clients on plowing, shoveling, pre-snow yard work, and more. Read the first installment about firewood and heating systems maintenance here.
Prep for Winter Series: Stay Warm this Winter
With the sudden drop in temperature, Maine winter is officially on its way. Despite the recent unseasonably warm weather, it’s time to prepare your home for the coming months of snow and ice. In our first installment of our “Prep for Winter Series,” agents share their personal household tips and advice to homeowners and clients on ordering and storing firewood and servicing home heating systems.
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Games, Fire Pits & Bridges: Fun Backyard Inspiration
When the seasons change, it’s the perfect time to start brainstorming next year’s new project for the backyard. We’re showcasing incredible Maine homes for sale with creative and fun backyard spaces, like firepits, rope bridges, oversized checkerboards, outdoor showers, bocce ball courts, and more.