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

School Garden Installation

May 21 & 22 - Time: All day

LCOC Get Growing Program School Garden Installation.

12th Annual Down East Spring Birding Festival

May 22 - 25, 2015 - Time: 6 AM. - 9 PM most days

Mark your calendars for the 12th Annual Down East Birding Festival, Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-25, 2015. Visit pristine coastal Maine, home to Puffins and American Woodcock. Guided walks, presentations, boat trips. Explore boreal, pelagic, migratory species.

Celia Jellison at the Water Street Tavern

May 22 - Time: 7:30 - 10 PM

Come join the fun with Celia's foot-stomping cover tunes.

Rummage and Bake Sale

May 23 - Time: 9 AM - 2 PM

Come search for goodies you always wanted but couldn't find. With luck they are waiting just for you!

Lubec School Students' Art Reception

May 27 - Time: 4 - 6:30 PM

All are welcome to the reception for Lubec School Students' Art Show. The show is up for the month of May.

LUBEC GRANGE Indoor Flea Market

May 30 & 31 - Time: 10 AM - 2 PM

Find treasures and things you cannot expect at bargain prices. Also, field grown plants: rhubarb, perennial onions, catnip. Fresh cut rhubarb. Baked goods. Books.

A Celebration of the Sea

Jun 1 - Time: 1 PM (ET)

The sea surrounds Campobello Island and the lives of the people who have lived, worked, and played on Passamaquoddy Bay since time began. The Roosevelt Campobello International Park and the Downeast Fisheries Trail invite you to "Celebrate the Sea" at a dedication of eight new interpretive panels.

The Art of the Lyric Essay with Dawn Potter

Jun 6 - Time: 9 AM - 12 NOON

In this workshop we'll consider some examples of the lyric essay, studying how the structure of language itself influences the writer's thought process and learning to follow our own lyric impulses in prose.

Film: Smoke Signals

Jun 6 - Time: 2 PM

The finale of the Crossing Over: Works by Contemporary American Indian Writers book discussion series will led by Dr. Kay Kimball of the University of Maine at Machias.

Spring Dance Party: The Milk and Honey Rebellion

Jun 6 - Time: 7:30 - 10:30 PM

Brighten up your spring by getting out to listen to live music, socialize, and DANCE!

Home Gardener's Fair

Jun 7 - Time: 10 AM - 3 PM

Have you wanted to take advantage of growing your own food? Come learn how with these hands-on workshops. Free and open to the public. Rain or Shine.

Scrivener Software for Writers

Jun 13 - Time: 9 - 11 AM

With Scrivener, you can grow your ideas in style. Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents.

Lubec Farmer's Market Opens for Season

Jun 13 - Time: 9 AM

Transition Lubec is pleased to announce that the Lubec Farmer's Market will be opening for its fourth season! Each Saturday from June 13 into October there will be fresh produce and baked goods to purchase from local farmers and vendors.

Sacred Heart Church Supper

Jun 13 - Time: 5:30 PM

Traditional New England Church Supper.

2015 WINGS Birding Tour

Jun 19 - 28 - Time: TBD

This tour visits one of the most beautiful and sparsely populated areas in North America - Maine and New Hampshire - near the peak of breeding bird activity.

The Electrophonic Orchestra Concert

Jun 24 - Time: 4 PM

The Electrophonic Orchestra concert bridging the city of Lubeck, Germany and Lubec, Maine.

2015 Bay of Fundy International Marathon Weekend

Jun 28 - Time: 7 AM

Mark your calendar for the 3rd running of the Bay of Fundy International Marathon. It's a weekend full of fun!

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.

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.

Sacred Heart Church Supper

Jul 10 - Time: 5:30 PM

Traditional New England Church Supper.

Beatrix Potter: A Woman Ahead of Her Time

Jul 16 - Time: 6:30 PM

Come enjoy an illustrated lecture about this beloved author.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 Maine Open Lighthouse Day at West Quoddy Head

Sept 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!

Lubec's Coastal Cleanup

September 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.

HSP Gathering Retreat

September 30- October 4, 2015 - Time: varies

Spend time with other people with the highly sensitive (HSP) personality trait, sharing, learning and growing.

Ongoing Events - Seasonal

Improv Cooking with Brenda Barker, 4th Fridays

Foster your creativity and build confidence and teamwork skills while making new friends! Plus enjoy the dinner afterwards! 5:30 - 8:30 PM

Writers Group, Every Other Thursday

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

Outdoor Adventure Club, 1st & 3rd Saturday

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

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.

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

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.

SummerKeys Concerts, Wednesdays, June - August

Free summer concerts by SummerKeys faculty at the Congregational Christian Church Wednesdays. 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

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

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

Summer Paint Nights, Saturdays

Come for an evening of happy painting with ARTWORKSOFMAINE's director Karen Baldauski who will walk you through the process of painting with water-based acrylics, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Pathfinder Walks, Sundays

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

Ongoing Exhibits

Lubec School Students' Art Show

Lubec Memorial Library, 55 Water Street • Lubec, Maine 04652

Come to the Lubec Memorial Library to see wonderful work by students and teacher!


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.)


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.


Maine's Underwater Rockweed Forest

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