Events

The following events were available to us at presstime, but may be subject to change. We encourage you to verify all events before attending to confirm that they are taking place, and for current guidelines.
All area codes are 207, unless otherwise listed.

April 2022

1-3 Spring Fest Weekend. Sunday River. Celebration of the return of spring, complete with a huge tropical party, outdoor concerts, and great spring skiing and riding. Saturday brings the 8th Annual Slip ‘n’ Flip relay competition, plus all-afternoon music, brews, cocktails, BBQs and food stations. FMI 800-543-2754,
www.sundayriver.com

7-10    Reggae Fest. The biggest spring party in ski country returns to Sugarloaf  with non-stop live music and an all-time corn harvest. Bring your own tie dye. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.sugarloaf.com

9 Pond-a-Palooza. And Spring Après Concert #2. Sunday River. What’s spring at a ski resort without pond skimming? Costumes weigh heavy on your score, so come suited up in anything but a wet suit! Prizes of all sorts will go out to the winners!Enjoy the second spring après concert with live music at South Ridge.
FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

14 Young Adult Open Stage. BAAM, Moovin’ On Productions, and The Gem Theater in Bethel. Showcases local young talent on the big stage every second Thursday of every month. Young adult performers can access professional grade sound and light systems, get a feel for public performances, and be mentored by the local creative community. Admission/participation is free, but donations are welcome. FMI coordinator@bethelareaartsandmusic.com, www.thegemtheater.com

14 Singer-Song Writer Circle. Join BAAM, Moovin’ On Productions, and The Gem Theater in Bethel for live music on the second Thursday of every month. Local songwriter, Johnny Crashed, will host the event, and he will be joined at each show by two other local or regional songwriters for the evening. This event will showcase original songwriting and the stories behind the music. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. FMI coordinator@bethelareaartsandmusic.com,
www.thegemtheater.com

16 River Valley Ten Town Easter Egg Hunt. Locations throughout the River Valley. FMI 364-3241

16 The Great Tailgate. Sunday River. Pack up the grill and head to the slopes to ski, ride, and work on your goggle tan in spring conditions. Enjoy live music in the Barker Mountain parking lot at the tailgate party. Each year has a theme, and the best decorated tailgates win prizes. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

23 6th Annual Best Dog on Earth Day. A celebration of dogs and Earth Da. 6 Park Road, Rangeley. 10am. FMI Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce 864-5571

28 Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet. River Valley Chamber of Commerce. Location TBD. FMI 364-3241

May 2022

12 Young Adult Open Stage. BAAM, Moovin’ On Productions, and The Gem Theater in Bethel. Showcases local young talent on the big stage every second Thursday of every month. Young adult performers can access professional grade sound and light systems, get a feel for public performances, and be mentored by the local creative community. Admission/participation is free, but donations are welcome. FMI coordinator@bethelareaartsandmusic.com, www.thegemtheater.com

12 Singer-Song Writer Circle. Join BAAM, Moovin’ On Productions, and The Gem Theater in Bethel for live music on the second Thursday of every month. Local songwriter, Johnny Crashed, will host the event, and he will be joined at each show by two other local or regional songwriters for the evening. This event will showcase original songwriting and the stories behind the music. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. FMI coordinator@bethelareaartsandmusic.com, www.thegemtheater.com

15     Tentative Date. Sugarloaf Marathon. Maine’s oldest continually running Marathon. As an official qualifier for the Boston Marathon, a notably fast course known for PRs, and spectacular scenery, it’s a great race to watch and even more rewarding to run. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.sugarloaf.com

25 Bird Watching at the Shaker Bog. Pre-registration required. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

29 5th Annual Rangeley RuKaBi Race. 6 Park Road, Rangeley Town Park. 10am.
FMI  864-5571 or 864-3055