Visit Lubec Maine
photo: Deborah Duley

Events & Exhibits for Lubec, Maine and Surrounding Areas

Cutler, Lubec, Trescott, and Whiting, Maine and Campobello Island, N.B.

Special Events

Library Book Sale

Jul 3 & 4 - Time: 9 AM - 3 PM

Book Sale to benefit The Lubec Memorial Library

Lubec Woman's Club Scholarship Yard Sale

Jul 4 - Time: 8 AM - Noon

LWC's annual 4th of July yard sale is a fund raiser for scholarships to be awarded to local students graduating from high school.

4th of July in Cutler

July 4 - 5 - Time: 8 AM

An All-American 4th of July line-up: 5K race, parade, children's games, barbecue, Cutler's famous lobster crate races, lobster boat races and a baseball game!

July 4th Celebrations in Lubec

Jul 4 - Time: 8 AM - 6 PM

A full day of activities, from bargains at yard sales to children's activities and two parades.

Daisy Green and Jane Asklof Art Show

Jul 4 - Time: 5 - 7 PM

Opening Reception for the art show from July 2 to July 14.

UMM's Ukelele Band

July 5 - Time: 1 - 4 PM

Monthly coffeehouse with the Ukelele Band, open mic and music jam


Jul 5 - Time: dusk

Spectacular fireworks over the water.

Children's Movie: The Lego Movie

Jul 6 - Time: 2 PM

Monday at the Movies, heroes in action!

Reading and Writing Haiku

Jul 7, 14, 21 & 28 - Time: 9:30 AM. - 12:30 PM

The greatest benefit of attending this course will be learning to read and write in a form that is brief enough to be easily fitted into our busy modern lives, but complex enough to be engaging for years to come. 4 Sessions, Tuesdays.

Summerkeys Concert

Jul 8 - Time: 7:30 PM

Halcyon DUO – Eve Friedman, Flute; Roberto Pace, Piano; Fran Berge, violin

Summerkeys Concert

Jul 9 - Time: 7:30 PM

Mandolin Consort

West Quoddy Head Light Annual Celebration

Jul 11 - Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

Tours of the tower by the U.S.C.G. 11 AM - 3 PM, Live music, artists in the park, raffles, food vendors

Sacred Heart Church Supper

Jul 11 - Time: 5:30 PM

Traditional New England Church Supper.

Jennifer Armstrong, Storyteller and Musician

Jul 14 - Time: 1:30 PM

Storyteller and musician, Jennifer Armstrong, will celebrate some qualities of heroism in story and song.

Summerkeys Concert

Jul 15 - Time: 7:30 PM

Kent Hewitt, Jazz Piano

Beatrix Potter: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Jul 16 - Time: 6:30 PM

Come enjoy an illustrated lecture about this beloved author.

Artsipelago Artist Studio Tour

Jul 18 & 19 - Time: 10 AM - 5 PM

A unique opportunity to watch traditional and fine arts demonstrations, meet the artists at work in their studios, and inquire about the artist's creative experience

Open House at Little River Lighthouse

Jul 18 - Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM

The Friends of Little River Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation invite you to a special Open House where you will have the opportunity to visit and enjoy this beautiful island light station.

F. Van Riper and J. Goodman photography students show

Jul 18 - Time: 5 - 7 PM

Opening Reception for the art show from July 15 to July 29.

Local Heroes – Lubec’s Emergengy Responders

Jul 22 - Time: 10:30 AM

Children's Program: Meet Renee Gray, a member of the Downeast emergency response team, and learn how our own local heroes help us every day.

Summerkeys Concert

Jul 22 - Time: 7:30 PM

Charles Jones, Piano

Roosevelt Cup

Jul 25 & 26 - Time: TBD

This Passamaquoddy Yacht Club two-day race includes a race for the Eleanor Cup and another for the Franklin Cup.

Children's Movie: BABE

Jul 27 - Time: 2 PM

Monday at the Movies, heroes in action! – BABE

2015 Campobello Island's Fog Fest

Jul 29 - Aug 2 - Time: TBD

Campobello Island will once again be alive with music when Fog Fest, the island's free music festival, returns for its third year!

Summerkeys Concert

Jul 29 - Time: 7:30 PM

Faculty Chamber Concert No 1

Jane Koester and Leatrice Linden Art Show

Aug 1 - Time: 5 - 7 PM

Opening Reception for the art show from July 30 to August 19

Summerkeys Concert

Aug 5 - Time: 7:30 PM

Faculty Chamber Concert No 2

Rum Rummer's Race

Aug 8 - Time: TBD

This Passamaquoddy Yacht Club event held within the Johnson's Bay, Friar's Bay, Friar's Roads and Cobscook Bay area.

An Evening of CABARET !

Aug 11 - Time: 7 PM

David Alpher & Jennie Litt, cabaret and songwriting duo from NYCity (and instructors at SummerKeys) will present "The Elegant & The Immigrant: Cole Porter and Irving Berlin Together" plus a hand-picked bouquet of Alpher & Litt originals.

Summerkeys Concert

Aug 12 - Time: 7:30 PM

Andrea Maurer, Flute

Debra Cowan House Concert

Aug 14 - Time: 7 PM

Unaccompanied singing of great songs written by other people.

Open House at Little River Lighthouse

Aug 15 - Time: 10 AM – 2 PM

The Friends of Little River Lighthouse, a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation invite you to a special Open House where you will have the opportunity to visit and enjoy this beautiful island light station.

2015 Maine's Winged Migration Tour

Aug 17 - 21, Aug 31 - Sep 4 - Time: See Website

Two new tours offered jointly by the Maine Birding Trail and the Schoodic Education and Research Center.

Summerkeys Concert

Aug 18 - Time: 7:30 PM

Mira Gill, Piano

Summerkeys Concert

Aug 19 - Time: 7:30 PM

Sue Richards, Celtic Harp and Andrea Hoag, Fiddle

Celebration of the Farm Art Show

Aug 22 - Time: 5 - 7 PM

Opening Reception for the art show from August 20 to September 9.

Summerkeys Concert

Aug 26 - Time: 7:30 PM

Peter Lewy, Cello and Richard McIntyre, piano

Maine Star Party

Aug 28 & 29 - Time: TBD

Join Washington County's own Astronomy Club celebrate its 10th Anniversary focusing on our star the Sun and our Moon.

2015 Maine's Winged Migration Tour

Aug 31 - Sep 4 - Time: See Website

A tour offered jointly by the Maine Birding Trail and the Schoodic Education and Research Center.

2015 Lubec Pirate Invasion

Sep 5 - Time: 7:30 AM - 3 PM

Be an invading pirate or have fun watching them invade the shores of Lubec! Fun for all!

2015 Maine Open Lighthouse Day at West Quoddy Head

Sep 12 - Time: 10 AM

One of the only times of year when you can tour the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse Tower! Come learn about its history while taking in the spectacular view!

Judith Colemann Art Show

Sep 12 - Time: 5 - 7 PM

Opening Reception for the art show from September 10 to September 29.

Lubec's Coastal Cleanup

Sep 19 - 26 - Time: .

Join the International Coastal Cleanup and Maine's Coastweek at the local level. Sign up at the Lubec Memorial Library for a Lubec beach and pick up your data card and trash bag.

Fiber Arts Show

Oct 3 - Time: 5 - 7 PM

Opening Reception for the art show from September 30 to October 14.

2016 Bay of Fundy International Marathon Weekend

Jun 26 - Time: 7 AM

Mark your calendar for the 4th running of the Bay of Fundy International Marathon. It's a weekend full of fun!

Ongoing Events - Seasonal

LUBEC DANCE! , Mondays

Ballet, Gentle Ballet, Modern Dance/Improvisation lessons for children and adults.

Singers' Workshop, Mondays

Join us for a fun evening reading and singing Madrigals, Motets & More! 7 PM

Fundy Chapter of Maine Audubon-Sponsored Program, Tuesdays, March to November

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month the Fundy Chapter of the Maine Audubon sponsors an interesting program at CCLC. 7 PM


Relax, Enjoy, Paint! FUN! Come, even if you have never painted! Bring friends, wine & snacks! 6:30 - 8:30 PM

SummerKeys Concerts, Wednesdays, June - August

Free summer concerts by SummerKeys faculty. 7:30 PM

Masons' Music and Barbecue, Thursdays, June - August

Come enjoy the food and music at the Masons' Music and Barbecue buffet every Thursday from June through August. 5:30 PM

Writers Group, Every Other Thursday

A working group for poets and prose writers starting on October 30th. 1 - 3:30 PM

Lubec Grange Indoor Flea Market, 2nd & 4th weekends

FUN for all - buy or sell. Baked items and cold beverages on hand. Plants for sale. Books too. Always never know what you will find! 10 AM - 2 PM

Outdoor Adventure Club, 1st & 3rd Saturday

Kids Have FUN learning & practicing wilderness skills, 9 AM - 3 PM

West Lubec Methodist Public Baked Bean Suppers, Saturdays, May - Oct

3rd Saturday of Month May through October, except 2nd Saturday in August.

Lubec Farmer's Market, Saturdays, June - Oct

Every Saturday Farmer's Market (Saturday, June 13 into October) on the corner of Water and School Streets. Often with LIVE music! 9 AM - Noon

Masons' Community Breakfast, Sundays, April - October

See your friends and enjoy a wonderful Community Breakfast at the Masonic Lodge every 4th Sunday. 7 - 10 AM

Paint Campobello Plein Air Painting Workshops

Michael Chesley Johnson is now taking reservations for next summer and fall's oil and pastel en plein air workshops in Campobello and Lubec.

Roosevelt Campobello International Park, May to October

Take a tour of Roosevelt's Cottage, the beautiful flower gardens and natural areas. Hear the history of Franklin D. Roosevelt's summer home on Campobello Island, in New Brunswick, Canada's Bay of Fundy.

Tea with Eleanor Memorial Day Sat to Columbus Day

Two seatings daily - Two seatings daily; 11 AM ADT (10 AM EDT) and 3 PM ADT (2 PM EDT) - first come, first served. Obtain tickets at the Roosevelt International Park Visitor Centre.

Cobscook Bay Music

Bringing musicians from Arkansas, Texas, North Carolina, Nova Scotia and elsewhere, Cobscook Bay Music also features local musicians and works with restaurants and inns to promote the area as a musical as well as artistic, historic, and natural attraction.

Ongoing Events - Year 'round

The Fitness Port Class Schedule

From Aerobics to Gentle Exercise!

Storytime for Tots and Toddlers, Mondays

A half-hour read-aloud for young children at the Lubec Memorial Library at 11 AM

Guitar and Drum Lessons with Kelly Bryand

Kelly Bryand specializes in rock, blues, and jazz, but is proficient in various styles, and has an individualized teaching style based on students particular tastes and aspirations as a musician. 3 - 5 PM

ZUMBA with Samantha Williams, Mondays

Dance fitness class 5 - 6 PM

Monday Night Music Circle, Mondays

Every 2nd, 4th and 5th Monday of each month local musicians gather to jam! Come to play or come to listen. 7 PM

Community Cafe, Tuesdays

Tasty luncheons that provide a social get-together for seniors and guests. 10 AM - Noon

Death Cafe, 1st Tuesday

A platform from which to develop a shared experience and a unity of purpose allowing participants to swap ideas, theories and personal stories of life and death, both deeply heartfelt and at times humorous, never forgetting that vast field of everything in between. 5:30 PM

Piano Lessons with John Newell, Tuesdays

Piano and Music Lessons with John Newell are currently being offered on Tuesdays at Cobscook Community Learning Center. 3:15 - 5:30 PM

Common Threads Weekly Handwork Group, Wednesdays

The group consists of people who enjoy knitting, crocheting, hooking, embroidery and other forms of handwork. 11 AM - 2 PM.

Senior Social Bingo, 3rd Thursday

Every third Thursday at the Quoddy View Sunrise Apartments Community Hall. 12:30 - 1:30 PM

Sacred Harp or Shape-Note Singing, 1st Saturday

Sacred Harp, or shape-note singing, is a form of a cappella hymn singing that became popular in America during the early nineteenth century. 2 - 4:30 PM

Pathfinder Walks, Sundays

Join us for enjoyable explorations of our beautiful area. 1 PM

Ongoing Exhibits

Hard and Soft Gold: Sculptural Paintings

Crow Town Gallery, 406 South Lubec Rd, Lubec
Open Thursday - Sunday 10 AM - 4 PM

Works by Sheryl Denbo, June 25 to July 15, Reception June 25.


2015 McCurdys Smokehouse Gallery Shows

Mulholland Gallery, Water Street, Lubec

McCurdy's Smokehouse and Mulholland Market Gallery, the oldest standing smokehouse complex in the U.S., present "A Lubec Art Summer".


Celebrating 10 Years on Campobello Island

Campobello - Friar's Bay Studio Gallery - 822 Route 774

Michael Chesley Johnson's 10th year in business as Friar's Bay Studio Gallery. July 1 - Sept 30.



The Lubec Grange, across from McFadden's GULF on Rte 189.

See paintings, wood carving, pottery, sculpture, and felted wool wall hangings depicting SEALS, WHALES, FISHERMEN, SEA BIRDS, SEA SCAPES, LAND SCAPES, and more!


Coastal Remoteness Down East

Bar Harbor Bank and Trust, 68 Washington Street, Lubec

An ongoing collection of images by photographer Marty Saccone.


Water Street Tavern Art

Water Street Tavern & Inn, 12 Water Street

Artwork by local artists. (Photo of Royane Mosely's glass mermaid.)


Maine's Underwater Rockweed Forest

The Rockweed Coalition's "Maine's Underwater Rockweed Forest" can be viewed on its website