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30 Events in and Around Freeport This Year (and then some!)

May 15, 2012 by Scott Gile

Our website has long been a source of information on Freeport and Maine coast events, as well as about things to do near Freeport Maine, and along the Maine midcoast. We’ve just finished updating it with more events for this year, and there are over 30 events (and many are multiple day events) available for you to participate in, yet this year!

Of course, one of the biggest is the all-year-long L.L. Bean 100th Anniversary, but its Hometown Celebration in its home of Freeport, Maine, is July 4-7, 2012. This includes the Fourth of July celebration, parade, fireworks, as well as activities during the day, and free concerts July 6. July 7 will have the largest fireworks display in Maine history.

Throughout the summer there will be free concerts on select Saturday nights (the L.L. Bean Summer in the Park was formerly called the L.L.. Bean Summer Concert Series), as well as other activities for the entire family.

In addition there are festivals galore! There is the Great Falls Balloon Festival, the Yarmouth Clam Festival, the Moxie Festival, the Maine Lobster Festival, the North Atlantic Blues Festival, the Freeport Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival, the Maine Highland Games, and more!

We’ll also have the Lobsterman Triathlon, the Great State of Maine Airshow, the Maine Bike Rally, the Topsham Fair, plus local college Parents and Family weekends, homecoming, orientation, and more!

Practically every week throughout the summer and fall there is something for everyone. Lest we forget, the winter months will also bring Freeport’s beloved Sparkle Weekend, with parade (of course!) and Santa riding into town on a lobster boat, L.L. Bean’s giant Christmas tree, the L.L. Bean New Year’s Celebration, and, as Spring rolls around, the annual Spa, Knit and Spin weekend.

See you here!

Scott & Ruth
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast, Freeport, Maine

Lighthouses, Music and Art in Maine

September 10, 2009 by Scott Gile

Whitehead Island Lighthouse, MaineIf you’re near the Maine coast this weekend, there will be a lot of activity to keep you busy.

We’ve previously mentioned the Maine Open Lighthouse Day, Saturday, September 12. Some 52 of Maine’s more than 60 lighthouses will be open to the public (FREE!), including many that are rarely seen. The State of Maine, the U.S. Coast Guard (who maintains the lights), and the American Lighthouse Foundation are combining to provide the first ever open house, as a way to increase awareness of Maine’s maritime heritage and the rich history of its lighthouses and lighthouse keepers.

You’ll have to find your own transportation to the lighthouses, but several tour operators are running excursions to the more remote lighthouses. There is more information on the Open Lighthouse Day page.

Our map of Maine Lighthouses may be useful for finding locations or getting driving directions.

2008 Best in Show winner Hammock by Pamela Jo EllisThis Saturday (September 12) is also the 11th annual Fall in the Village Music and Art Festival in Freeport’s Discovery Park. Located adjacent to the L.L. Bean flagship store in Freeport, Discovery Park will host talented artists from Maine and elsewhere in New England, as well as music from the park’s stage.

L.L. Bean has also arranged for this to coincide with the Grand Opening of the new L.L. Bean Home Store, across Discovery Park from the Flagship store, so shopping is supremely convenient for the visitors to the Music and Art Festival.

See you at one of the lighthouses, or else at Discovery Park! Decisions, decisions!

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