I went down to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce today, June 17th and spoke with Jennifer Wright, the Event Coordinator about Art in the Park, the 64th Annual Art Show on the Village Green this weekend, June 21 and June 22. The forecast for the weekend calls for clear skies with temperatures around 70, perfect to go and view the art displayed and talk with the artists!

In addition, we spoke about the 4th of July! Events start at 6 AM with the Blueberry Pancake Breakfast and run throughout the day, straight through to fireworks around 9 PM.


6am Blueberry Pancake Breakfast

Bar Harbor, Athletic Field, Park Street-- Come join the MDI Rotary Club as they prepare blueberry or plain pancakes, sausage, juice, milk and coffee for all at this fun morning feast for the whole family! For more information and to purchase tickets go to mdiseafoodfestival.com

9:00am-3:00pm Craft Fair/Marketplace

Bar Harbor, YMCA, 21 Park Street-- The Island Arts Association will be hold a Craft Fair/Marketplace at the YMCA. We will have a wonderful selection of Maine crafts, including jewelry, quilts, photographs, pottery, and porcelain dolls. Please join us for a joint fund raiser for the YMCA and the YWCA. Please call Kathy Norwood 207-288-5246 for additional information.

10am Independence Day Parade

Downtown Bar Harbor-- The community shows off its patriotism and good humor at this community favorite. The parade route winds through downtown Bar Harbor from Main St to Cottage Street to Eden Street to Mt Desert St to Ledgelawn Ave. This year's theme is "The Way Life Should Be: Hometown Pride" is sure to bring out a great display of local pride! The 2014 Grand Marshall will be Earl Brechlin, the 2013 Cadillac Award Winner. Presented by Bar Harbor Ban & Trust and the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.If you would like to enter a float in the Fourth of July Parade, click here to download the guidelines and registration form.

11am Seafood Festival

Bar Harbor Athletic Field, Park Street-- The MDI Rotary Club will hop back into the kitchen for the best seafood festival around! Enjoy local lobster, mussels, corn, strawberry shortcake and more! For more information go to mdiseafoodfestival.com

After the Parade, MDI YMCA Annual Lobster Races!

Bar Harbor Athletic Field, Park Street-- Watch local businesses put their lobsters to the test in a high-speed crustacean contest where guts and determination will reign supreme. Proceeds benefit the MDI YMCA Scholarship Program. For more information contact Kim Harty, 207-288-3511 or exec@mdiymca.org.

4:00-9:00pm Harborplace Concert Series

Bar Harbor Town Pier-- With a full lineup of high quality bands from across Maine and New England, you better get ready to tap your toes! From rock to country to big band and funk, there's something for everyone. This year's headliners are The Stompers!

7:30-8:30pm Bar Harbor Town Band

Bar Harbor, Village Green, Main & Mt. Desert Streets-- For over 100 years the Town Band, comprised of amateur musicians from around the region, has entertained thousands of locals and visitors for free in the Village Green. Stop by to enjoy this town favorite!

9:15pm (approx.) Fireworks Over Frenchman Bay

Bar Harbor, Agamont Park-- Enjoy the spectacular display on the waterfront in downtown Bar Harbor. Set against Frenchman's Bay and the Porcupine Islands, this is a display and setting to remember! Presented by Ocean Properties and the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.