Area Events/Happenings

The Spring season is upon us in Maine and, as with every year, the celebrations are plentiful. Bear Mountain Inn is perfectly situated for a central hub for enjoying all that Maine has to offer. Come enjoy the flowers starting to bloom, birds chirping  and peacefulness of a Maine mountains.  Enjoy Spring fishing on Bear Pond Lake, Crooked River and Long Lake to name a few.

We have included a list of our area events and celebrations to help you plan your Spring/Summer stay near Waterford, Maine. These are some of our family’s favorite events to attend and the ones that we recommend to all our guests each year. We have the Romantic Spring Fling Package  and  Specials as well to make your stay more pleasant during the Spring Months.

April

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

April 29- Fryeburg Academy Award Winning Jazz Ensembles

April 30- Kathy Mattea Acoustic Living Room

 

 

April 28- Champer After Hours- Bridgton

May

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

May 5- Quebe Sisters Band

May 6- Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

May 7- Marc Cohn

May 13- Nitty Gritty Dirt band

May 16- Keb Mo and Band

May 20- John Jorgenson Quintet

May 21- Lonely Heartstring Band

May 27- Jonathan Edwards

May 29- Le Vent du Nord

 

May 1- LEA May Bird Walks every Friday in May (except 5/15), Bob Dunning Bridge- Bridgton

May 1- 5K and Remembrance Walk in Framington by AHHC

May 12- Spring Fling Auction & Dinner-GBLRCC, Bridgton Academy- Bridgton

May 13-15- 16th Annual Home Garden Flower Show at the Fryeburg Fair Grounds- Fryeburg http://www.homegardenflowershow.com/

May 15- 5K and Remembrance Walk in Auburn- Auburn by AHHC

May 15- LEA Blooms and Bird Walk, Holt Pond- Bridgton

May 16- Lakeside Garden Club, Cleanup of Chamber Gardens- Bridgton

May 20-22- Annual Norway Paris Fish & Game Gun, Sportsman and Craft Show- Oxford County Fair Grounds

May 26- Chamber After Hours- Gallery 302, Main Street- Bridgton

May 28- Memorial Day Pie Sale at Oberg Agency for First Cong. Church- Bridgton

May 30- Memorial Day Parades and Services- Sebago, Bridgton, Harrison, Naples

 

June

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

June 10- Ellis Paul

June 17- Dar Williams

 

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 9am-1pm Casco day ½ day Sea Kayak tour- Portland http://www.visitportland.com/casco-bay-half-day-sea-ka-portland-me-ev9198.aspx

 

June 12-14- Bethel Moose Fest –Bethel

http://www.bethelmainemoosefest.com/

June 17-19- Maine Blues Fest- Naples

http://www.mainebluesfestival.com/

June 18- Bridgton Lions and Knights of Columbus Gulf Tournament

June 21- LELT Summer Solstice

June 23- Chamber After Hours, Norway Savings Bank with Chandler Funeral Homes- Bridgton

June 23- Lake Side Garden Club’s 30th Anniversary Party, Tarry-A-While Resort- Bridgton

June 23- 25- Standish Summer Spectacular- Standish, Maine

June 25- 9:30am-3pm Poland Spring Heritage Day & Strawberry Festival http://downeastacadia.com/event/Poland-Spring-Heritage-Day-Strawberry-Festival/vtm3915BE5A0DD907A84

June 25- Windham Summer Fest- Windham

http://www.windhamsummerfest.com/

 

July

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

July 3- Aztec Two Step and Jon Pousette-Dart Trio

July 7- Cowboy Junkies

July 8- Cowboy Junkies

July 15- An Evening with Tom Rush with Matt Nakoa

July 22- Gibson Brothers

July 28- Bob Marly

 

July 2- Strawberry Breakfast, 1st Cong. Church, South High Street- Bridgton

July 3- Spaghetti Feast, Stevens Brook Elementary School- Bridgton

July 3- Community Band Concert, Stevens Brook Elementary School- Bridgton

July 3- Frieworks, Stevens Brook Elementary School- Bridgton

July 4 — 8 am 4 on the Fourth Road Race in downtown Bridgton, with Bridgton’s 4th of July Parade to follow at 12 noon- Bridgton

July4- Rufus Porter Plant Sale, Webb/Gallinari House- Bridgton

July 4- Rotary Duck Race, Stevens Brook Bridge- Bridgton

July 4- Parade Hot Dog Sale at Oberg Agency for 1st Cong. Church, Main St.- Bridgton

July 4- Bridgton Lions Club Gulf Ball Drop, Commons Driving Range- Bridgton

July 4 – 10 am Denmark’s 4th of July parade with Lobster roll luncheon after the parade at the Denmark Community Center- Denmark

July 4 — 9:30 am Children’s 4th of July Parade at Fryeburg Academy- Fryeburg

July 4 — 8am- 12 noon Annual Fourth of July Flea Market at Lewis Dana Hill Memorial Library- North Lovell

July 4 —2 pm Naples 4th of July Parade- (Fireworks at dusk, around 9:30 p.m. rain date July 5)- Naples

July 4 — 11am Waterford’s 4th of July Parade at Waterford Flat- Waterford

July 4- 1:30pm Conway Village Parade, followed by music (motor booty affair), food and Fireworks- North Conway, NH

http://www.mtwashingtonvalley.org/events/events-all.cfm?RP=Home

July 7-9- Harrison Old Home Days

July 10- 9am Show, Shine, Drag car show at Oxford Speedway

http://www.oxfordplains.com/a_schedule.htm

July 12- 7:30pm Sebago Lake Music Festival, Gypsy Flair At DeerTrees Theater -Harrison

July 15- 7pm Motor Mayhem @ Oxford Speedway

http://www.oxfordplains.com/a schedule.htm

July 15-17- Yarmouth Clam Festival- Yarmouth

http://clamfestival.com/

July 15-16- Waterford Days/ Waterford World’s Fair- Waterford

http://www.waterforddays.com/

July 15-16- Sebago Days- Sebago

http://www.townofsebago.org/Pages/index

July 16- Art in the Park, Shorey Park (rain date July 17)- Bridgton

July 16- Chickadee Quilt Show, Stevens Brook Elementary- Bridgton

July 16- 9am- 5pm 38th Paris Annual Founder’s Day Car show- Paris http://www.hamlin.lib.me.us/founders_day.html

July 19- 7:30pm Sebago Long Lake Music Festival. All Things French at DeerTrees Theater- Harrison

July 23-23- Annual Yard Sale, 1st Cong. Church, South High Street- Bridgton

July 26- 7:30pm Sebago Long Lake Music Festival, Stringfest at DeerTrees Theater- Harrison

July 27-Aug 9- Bangor State Fair- Bangor

July 28-30- Casco Days- Casco

http://cascodays.com/

July 29- Aug 7- Bangor State Fair- Bangor

http://www.bangorstatefair.com/

July 28-31- Ossippee Valley Music Festival-Ossippee

http://ossipeevalley.com/

 

Area Fireworks 2016

Auburn: Saturday, July 4 at West Pitch Park at 9 p.m.

Bethel: Saturday, July 4 at the Bethel Inn at 9:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 4 from Sunday River at 10:30 p.m.

Bridgton: Friday, July 3 from Stevens Brook Elementary School at 9 p.m.

Casco: Saturday, July 4 from Camp Laurel’s swimming docks at 9 p.m. and Monday, July 6 at 9:26 p.m.

Freeport: Saturday, July 4 from the town snow dump at 9 p.m.

Frye Island: Saturday, July 4 at 9 p.m.

Harrison: Thursday, July 9 on Crystal Lake at 9:15 p.m.

Lewiston: Saturday, July 4 from Auburn’s West Pitch Park at 9 p.m.

Lisbon: Friday, July 10 from Lisbon High School at 9 p.m.

Naples: Saturday, July 4 on Long Lake at 9:15 p.m.

Old Orchard Beach: Thursday, July 2, Friday, July 3, Saturday, July 4 and Thursday, July 9 on the beach in front of Palace Playland at 9:45 p.m.

Oxford: Friday, July 3 from the Oxford Speedway at 9:15 p.m.

Poland: Friday, July 3 from the Poland Spring Resort at 9:15 p.m.

Portland: Saturday, July 4 on the Eastern Prom at 9:30 p.m.

South Casco: Saturday, July 4 on the waterfront at 9 p.m.

Stonington: Saturday, July 4 from Two Bush Island at 9 p.m.

 

August

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

August 12- Paula Poundstone

August 19- Lori McKenna

August 30- Ani DiFranco Up Close and Personal

 

August 2- 7:30pm Sebago Long Lake Music Festival, Schubert’s “Trout” at DeerTrees Theater- Harrison

August 3- 6:30pm Kids Race car race @ Oxford Speedway- Oxford

http://www.oxfordplains.com/a_schedule.htm

August 3-7- Maine Lobster Festival- Rockland

http://www.mainelobsterfestival.com/

August 5-6- “Art in Bloom” Gallery 302- Bridgton

August 7- Maine Woodies Classic Antique Boat Show, Naples Causeway- Naples

August 9- 7:30pm Sebago Long Lake Music Festival, Windfest at DeerTrees Theater- Harrison

August 12-13- Rufus Porter Antique Show- Bridgton

August 13- LELT Evening Star Party, Hackers Hill- Casco

August 13- St. Peter’s Annual Blueberry Pancake Breakfast- Bridgton

August 20- Ladies Guild Pie Sale, 1st Cong. Church, South High Street- Bridgton

August 20-21- Village Folk Festival 2014, Depot Street- Bridgton

August 27- Champers After Hours

August 28- Naples Causeway 5K- Naples

 

September

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

September 9- Chris Smither

September 30- Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar

 

September 15- Chambers After Hours

September 17- LELT Loon Echo Trek, Pleasant Mountain- Bridgton

September 24- Maine Lakes Brewfest, Point Sebago- Casco

September 24- Artisans Craft Fair, Point Sebago- Casco

 

October

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

October 7- Aaron Neville

October 27- Greg Brown

 

October 2-9- 165th Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg Fair Grounds- Fryeburg

October 8- St. Peter’s Famous Turkey Soup, St. Peter’s Church- Bridgton

October 9- 17th Annual Waterford Fall Foliage 5K & 1 mile run- Waterford

October 9- Chili Cookoff- Waterford

October 10- Mountainview Woodie Fall Foliage Cruise- Naples

October 22- Bridgton and Harrison Lions White Cane Day

October 27- Chamber After Hours

 

November

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

November 4- John Gorka

November 11- Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band

November 12- Capitol Steps

 

November 5- Holly Berry Fair, LRHS- Naples

November 5- Early Bird Sale and Shopping, Lake Region Businesses

November 10- Chamber After Hours

November 11- Veteran’s Day Services- Bridgton, Sebago, & Naples

November 12- Craft Fair and Luncheon, First Cong. Church, South High Street- Bridgton

November 18- Annual Awards Dinner

November 19- Ladies Day Out- Bridgton

 

December

December 2-4- Christmas in Harrison- Harrison

December 2- Tree Lighting at Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber- Bridgton

December 3- 13th Annual Festival of Lights Parade and Tree Lighting, Main Street- Bridgton

December 3- Visit with Santa, Bridgton Community Center- Bridgton

 

 

2017

March

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

March 9- Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

March 10- Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy

March 26- Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid

 

March 12- Shamrock Shuffle Pub Crawl and Photo Scavenger Hunt-Portland http://www.portsportsmaine.com/products/1286-2015-shamrock-shuffle-pub-crawl-ticket

March 13- 3pm Paint the Town- Harrison

http://www.paintthetownwithme.com/

http://sites.cimplebox.com/events/calendar.aspx?c=3371&s=5587

March 18- 6pm Paint the Town- Harrison

http://www.paintthetownwithme.com/

http://sites.cimplebox.com/events/calendar.aspx?c=3371&s=5587

March 18-20- Maine Boatbuilders Show- Portland

http://www.portlandcompany.com/boatShow/

March 19- 1pm Bearded Brewfest- Portland

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bearded-brewfest-2016-tickets-19224770807?aff=es2

March 24- Chamber After Hours, LEA Science Center- Bridgton

March 26- LEA Big Night Training, LEA Office- Bridgton

March 27- Maine Maple Sunday

 

April

Stone Mountain Arts Center- Brownfield, Maine

April 2- Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection

April 8- Humming House

April 9- Catie Curtis and Lucy Kaplansky

April 10- NH Fiddle Ensemble Matinee

April 16- Tim Gearan Band

 

 

April 9- 9am-4pm Annual Lewiston Artisan and Craft Fair- Lewiston

http://www.lewistonmaine.gov/index.aspx?NID=676

April 21- 6pm- Paint the Town- Harrison

http://www.paintthetownwithme.com/

http://sites.cimplebox.com/events/calendar.aspx?c=3371&s=5587

April 22- LELT Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration Bridgton Community Center- Bridgton

April 23- LEA Spring in the Park, Pondicherry Park- Bridgton