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Looking for a vacation spot this summer? If you want someplace different, not too far away, just waiting for you to discover it, then come to Eastport, Maine, at the northern end of the coast and just across the bay from New Brunswick, Canada. Eastport has a lot to offer visitors, with places and events and activities to appeal to history buffs, painters, whale-watchers, and families who want a great holiday in beautiful surroundings. Our festivals celebrate springtime, bird-watching, the Fourth of July, Passamaquoddy Tribal history and culture, pirate fun, salmon and a one-of-a-kind international New Year’s Eve. Water Street boasts a variety of shopping to suit all tastes and budgets, and many of our restaurants feature locally-caught seafood. The walkable downtown includes 29 buildings on the National Historic Register, the unique architecture making a nice contrast with the breathtaking vistas of sea and islands.
Visit our Facebook page for up-to-date events happening in the area. Some of the unique events in our area include:
- Eastport Arts Center, events & shows throughout the year, please check their website, www.eastportartscenter.org
- Downeast Birding Festival, last weekend of May
- International Marathon, last Sunday of June
- Fourth of July and Old Home Week, July 1-5
- Down East Sunrise Trail Relay, July 20-21. For more information or to sign up, see Crow Athletics.
- Eastport Bay Day, first weekend in August.
- Indian Days Celebration, first weekend in August, Sipayik (Pleasant Point, Perry)
- Salmon Festival, Labor Day weekend
- Pirate Festival, weekend after Labor Day
- Eastport Homes Christmas Tour, early December
- International Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop, New Year’s Eve