Auburn Winter Festival
The week-long festival at the end of January includes snow rafting rides, Groomer Rides, 3on3 Pond Hockey, snowshoeing, ice sculpting, skiing, races, ice skating, a giant snow playground and Shovel Races, Really Ridiculous Relay Races, Torch Light Parade, FIREWORKS over the mountain and much, much more.
Great Falls Balloon Festival
In August, Great Falls Balloon Festival is host to over forty hot air balloonists from across the Northeast, making it one of the largest hot air balloon festivals in northern New England. The festival features ongoing activities throughout the weekend for people of all ages. www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org
Great Falls Yoga Festival
This one-day celebration of yoga takes place at the Royal Oak Room, a renovated train station, and the Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing, both located in Lewiston. Teachers from around the region will hold classes of several different styles of yoga, including: ashtanga, kundalini, Kripalu and eye yoga. In addition, the day includes workshops in natural ayurvedic nutrition, zen meditation and ends with a vibrant gong meditation that sends participants, known as yogis, back home content and relaxed. All proceeds from the festival benefit two local non-profits – the YWCA in Lewiston and the Auburn Public Library. For more information, visit http://www.greatfallsyogafestival.org/
In September, the weekend after Labor Day is the annual Greek Festival. Enjoy marvelous Greek food while listening to traditional music.
On the 4th of July, the Liberty Festival brings the community together to celebrate with live entertainment, games, food, fun, and a grand fireworks display. www.libertyfestival.org
L/A Film Festival
Lewiston and Auburn , with a rich history and bright future, is the perfect backdrop for a film festival. As you walk from one town to the other, across the bridge and over the mighty Androscoggin River that cascades over the Great Falls, you’ll see both our past and our future: Our past in the worn red brick mills that line the river, and our future in the enterprising new businesses that now fill... them. We are the second largest community in the state and continue to grow every year.
Instead of sticking you in a traditional cineplex, each location participating in LAFF is doubling as a theater for one day only. These locations will host either an afternoon of movies or an afternoon of workshops. One ticket will get you in to all of the movies and workshops. http://www.lafilmfestival.org/
Maine Festival of the Book
The Maine Festival of the Book is held annually in early April in Portland. Most events are free. The festival features more than 75 authors and performers. Enjoy readings and panel disucssions with award-winning authors on topics ranging from memoir, to gardening, to how to get published. Parties and performances too. Something for all ages and interests. Visit www.mainereads.org for details including a complete schedule.
Maine Blues Festival
Annual Maine Blues Festival – an all-day event featuring more than 40 red-hot blues bands at different locations throughout Naples – “the heart of the lakes Region”. Shuttle transportation between venues. Always Fathers’ Day Weekend! www.mainebluesfestival
The Moxie Festival is held in downtown Lisbon Falls the second weekend in July honoring Moxie, a beverage with a distinctive taste. Food, crafts, a parade, entertainment, and much more are available for everyone's enjoyment. See Moxie video: www.downeast.com/Maine-Videos-/#videos www.moxiefestival.com