5 Jovial Events In Maine To Cure The Winter Blues

Paint the Town Red

Love is in the air during February across the Kennebunks (Kennebunk and Kennebunkport), living up to the nickname “New England’s Most Romantic Town.” Instead of just one event, “Paint the Town Red” runs all month with each hotel, business, and restaurant designing discounts and special packages for couples.

Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races

The Can-Am Crown International Sled Dog Races are a doggone good time, spanning 250 miles while originating in Fort Kent. You can also find a viewing spot in Allagash or Portage.

Belfast Ice Festival

The community of Belfast carves out one weekend each winter for the Ice Festival. Activities range from ice rowing on the harbor to enjoying local brews at one of several downtown Belfast breweries.

U.S. National Toboggan Championships

The U.S. National Toboggan Championships is one of the most popular winter events in Maine. While the name sounds formal, you’ll be amazed at this wood toboggan race’s laid-back yet competitive vibes in Camden.

Maple Syrup Sunday

Maine Maple Sunday is an annual event held on the fourth Sunday in March to celebrate the start of maple sugaring season in Maine.

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