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  • May 26
  • Spring Art Fair
  • Island Arts Association Spring Fair in Bar Harbor.
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  • May 31–June 3
  • Acadia Birding Festival
  • Find your birds in the natural beauty of Acadia National Park and environs.
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  • June 3
  • Acadia Half Marathon
  • Half marathon through one of America's best national parks. Sponsored by the MDI YMCA.
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  • June 16–17
  • Art in the Park Show
  • 68th annual show featuring the works of over 30 artists on the nearby Village Green.
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  • June 18
  • Father's Day Concert
  • Agamont Park on the waterfront. Just a few steps from the Inn.
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  • July 4
  • Bar Harbor's Independence Day celebration
  • Voted the #1 top Fourth of July celebrations in America by the Today Show, and recognized by National Geographic as one of the top ten in the U.S. as well. The day is capped by fantastic fireworks near the Bass Cottage Inn.
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  • July 14–15
  • North Atlantic Blues Festival, Rockland ME
  • One of the best outdoor blues festivals on the East Coast, in nearby Rockland (about a 2 hour drive away).
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  • August 16-18
  • Ellsworth Antiques Show, Woodlawn, Ellsworth ME
  • A significant antiques event in nearby Ellsworth at the Woodlawn Museum.
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  • August 19
  • Island Arts Association Craft Fair, Southwest Harbor ME
  • See crafts created by artists of Mount Desert Island and nearby islands off the coast.
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  • August 24–26
  • American Folk Festival, Bangor ME
  • THE major folk music event in the country, about 45 miles away on the Bangor Waterfront along the Penobscot River.
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  • September 1–2
  • Island Arts Association Weekend Fair in the Park
  • Major in town art event just steps from the Bass Cottage Inn.
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  • September 5–9
  • Acadia Night Sky Festival
  • With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.”

    One of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard, featuring a full schedule of events. With workshops, nationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer. Help us celebrate the starlit skies of Downeast Maine through education, science and the arts.
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  • October 5
  • Downtown Oktoberfest, Southwest Harbor ME
  • Show your gemundlichtkeit. In nearby Southwest Harbor.
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“If the words ‘bed and breakfast’ conjure up images of lots of chintz, yellowed doilies and other fussy Victoriana, think again: the Bass Cottage Inn has none of the above.”Tripadvisor guest review
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