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Arts & Culture

Fairs & Festivals

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Mainers take the time to appreciate the people past and present who have contributed to the state's arts and culture. Join in the celebrations at fairs and festivals throughout the year.

Art Festivals and Craft Fairs
Maine has been a magnet for artists and artisans for generations. If you're craving creativity, you can choose from a variety of traditional or contemporary art festivals and craft fairs throughout the state on almost every weekend. If you'd like to hear Maine's musical artists, you can find festivals dedicated to chamber music, blues, rock and folk. Other festivals spotlight film or theater.

Heritage Festivals
If you're hankering for history, you'll find a slew of festivals honoring Maine's heritage. Some celebrate historical events or founder's days, while many highlight a community's ethnic roots, including Native American, Swedish, Acadian and Franco-American. Other festivals celebrate the state's economic heritage, such as seafaring, or Mainers' traditional skills, such as boatbuilding.