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Explore life on the creative edge! The Eastport ArtFests celebrate our region’s rich cultural heritage with all-ages, all-inclusive interactive art activities, gallery receptions, live music, film, dance, storytelling, puppetry, parades and more. We partner with local arts and community organizations to present a series of events that are mostly outdoors and free, to welcome and encourage participation by community members and visitors alike.
February 2-12, 2024 - Hearts for the Arts auction
Artists - start planning your heart-themed art now for our 4th annual auction. Submissions will open mid-January. The 2023 auction featured 128 works of heart-themed art by 57 community artists benefitting both the artists and the Eastport ArtFests.
Click here to view online auction catalog>>
June 22-23, 2024 - DownEast Pride
Celebrate creativity, inclusivity and Pride in partnership with the Downeast Rainbow Alliance, Lubec Area Musicians Society (LAMPS) and all of our "Partners in Art". We will welcome back the Curbside Queens drag show and offer rainbow themed art activities for all ages. Events in Eastport on Saturday and Lubec on Sunday.
Click here to view DownEast Pride photo gallery>>
August 3, 2024 - Mermaid Festival
Celebrate our creative connection to the sea with the 3rd Annual Mermaid Parade on Saturday August 3th. Local artists will help you create your mermaid attire or make puppets out of beach trash, the "Tales of Quoddy Bay" puppet theater returns, plus live music and more. Join the new syncronized beach chair team (marching to the "Under the Sea" theme) and watch for details about parade float making workshops coming in spring. Even limited edition Mermaid mustard by Raye's Mustard for National Mustard Day!
Click here to view Mermaid Festival photo gallery>>
October 26, 2024 - Witches of Eastport
The Witches of Eastport will return with a dazzling array of all-ages interactive experiences. Pumpkin carving, witches broom, mask and magic wand making, Witches parade, Witches line dance, pumpkin derby race, Halloween contradance and more! The fun starts at noon downtown Eastport and events will be offered through the evening.
Click here to view Witches of Eastport photo gallery>>
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