Festivals

Artwalk L/A

Taking place the last Friday of every month from May - September, L/A Arts' Artwalk features over twenty visual arts galleries, creative exhibitions, and special arts performances.  Drawing thousands of people each summer to the downtown, Artwalk L/A has established itself as a staple of culture, civics, and economic development for the twin cities.

Auburn Winter Festival

Auburn’s Winter Festival is a celebration of everything winter. The weekend-long festival at the end of January includes 3 on 3 pond hockey, snowshoeing, ice sculpting, skiing, cardboard box sledding, ice skating, snow rafting rides, torchlight parade and much more! For more information visit www.auburnmaine.gov

Emerge Film Festival

The Emerge Film Festival of Maine takes place in  April at venues throughout the Lewiston/Auburn community. Emerge brings together filmmakers from across Maine, the nation and the world to share independent film in the categories of short films, feature films and documentaries. For more information, please visit emergefilmfestival.org

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/

Greek Festival

In September, the weekend after Labor Day is the annual Greek Festival. Enjoy marvelous Greek food while listening to traditional music.

Ice Festival L/A

Taking place each year at the Bates Mill Fountain Park (150 Mill Street, Lewiston) and drawing thousands of patrons, Ice Festival L/A is a three day fundraising event for L/A Arts consisting of beautiful ice sculptures and bars, various foods, performances and a free Family Day on Sunday.  

Liberty Festival

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

Moxie Festival

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.  www.moxiefestival.com