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.

December 

1-8 Annual Online Auction. Visit www.mclaughlingarden.com and feel the excitement of bidding on a variety of items from the comfort of home. From a weeklong stay in a Paris apartment, to tickets to special events, you won’t find another auction catalog like it! This is a fundraising auction and all proceeds go directly to supporting the garden and its programming. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

2 Steve Moore. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

2 Cassie and Maggie. Celtic Christmas Concert. Live at 49 Franklin Street, Rumford.
FMI, tickets www.49franklin.com

2-Jan 13   Guenola Lefeuvre. Textured porcelain, ceramics. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

3 Country Christmas in Bethel.  Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, take in a performance. Horse drawn wagon rides through historic Bethel village. Free.
Meet on the corner of Church and Main streets, 1 to 3pm. FMI Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com/country-christmas

3 Holiday Open House. Celebrate the joys of the season in Frost Farm Gallery’s 1797 cape. Great discounts on our signature Christmas décor, jewelry, vintage prints and more. Order your custom framing for Christmas. Free, light refreshments. Saturday, 9am to 6pm. 272 Pikes Hill, Norway. FMI 743-8041, www.frostfarmgallery.com

3 Festival of Lights. Parade, craft fair, music, tree lighting activities. Town of Bridgton.
FMI 647-1126, rec@bridgtonmaine.org

3 Toby McAlister. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

3 Breakfast with Santa. Crescent Park School, 19 Crescent Street, Bethel. 8am-noon. Pancake breakfast with Santa, silent auction and book sale. FMI 824-2839

3 Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford, 9am-2pm.
FMI 364-3241

3 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home. The first floor period rooms in the 1813 Mason House will be decorated in traditional 19th-century style and lit by candles. Step back in time as you enjoy holiday music and refreshments.Free, but donations welcome. FMI 824-2908,
www.bethelhistorical.org

3 Chester Greenwood Day. Annual celebration in downtown Farmington. Parade with earmuffs showcased on all of the floats, special sales at downtown businesses, a dip on Clearwater Lake by the local Polar Bear Club, gingerbread contest, craft fairs, and more. This year’s theme – Winter Wonderland. FMI www.facebook.com/chestergreenwoodday

3 Demo Day. Sunday River. Test out the latest and greatest equipment from top ski and snowboard manufacturers. The cost to participate can be applied as a credit towards any new ski or snowboard purchase. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

4 Santa Sunday. Sunday River. Ever seen hundreds of Santa’s skiing/boarding down a mountain? All proceeds benefit The River Fund Maine. FMI, registration information at
800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

6 Telstar Winter Concert. High and middle schools’ choruses and bands perform their winter concert. 7pm, Telstar Regional High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI 824-2136

9 Ron Bergeron. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

9 Holiday Open House. Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street. 5-7pm. FMI  864-5000

9-11 Mountain Holly Days. Community wide holiday celebration, Rangeley.
FMI 864-5571, www.rangeleymaine.com

10 Country Christmas in Bethel.  Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, take in a performance. Horse drawn wagon rides through historic Bethel village. Free.
Meet on the corner of Church and Main streets, 1pm to 3pm. FMI Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com/country-christmas

10 The Cobblestones. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

10 Headliners Comedy Club Comedy Night. Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street.7pm. FMI 864-5000

10 Festival of Trees. Rumford Town Hall Auditorium. FMI beautifyrumford@gmail.com

10 Open For The Season. Join us as we kick off another winter at Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton. Date is tentative and is weather dependent. Check in as we get closer to December. FMI www.pleasantmountain.com

10 Holiday Tree Lighting. Festival & Fireworks. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. 
FMI 237-2000, www.sugarloaf.com

10-11   Christmas in Carthage. Community holiday celebration. FMI Jan, 562-8876

11 Coig. Celtic Christmas Concert. Live at 49 Franklin Street, Rumford. FMI, tickets www.49franklin.com

11 The Nutcracker Ballet. This is the full ballet, danced by the Robinson Ballet Company of Bangor, to the classic recorded music of Tchaikovsky (as seen at the Bjorn Auditorium in 2019). Bjorn Auditorium, Mt. Blue High School, Farmington. 3-5pm. $18 for adults ($20 at the door), $10 for 10-18, $5 for under 10. FMI www.artsfarmington.org

11 Walk to Bethlehem. Annual community performance and pageant. Rangeley Inn, and Church of the Good Shepard. 5:30pm. FMI 864-5000

15 Karaoke. At 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

16 Holiday Concert. Rangeley Community Chorus. 7pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley 

16 Krystian Beal. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274 

17 Country Christmas in Bethel.  Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, take in a performance. Horse drawn wagon rides through historic Bethel village. Free.
Meet on the corner of Church and Main streets, 1pm to 3pm. FMI Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com/country-christmas

17 Snowmobile Hill Climb. Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road, Rumford. FMI 364-8977

17 Light Up Main Street. Holiday Parade. Decorate your vehicle with your brightest décor, blast the holiday tunes, and parade up Main Street in Bethel spreading Christmas cheer! All are welcome to join or watch. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

17-18 Winterfest Weekend. Welcome winter with the opening of night skiing, torchlight parade, fireworks, a visit from Santa and much more. FMI 800-543-2754, ww.sundayriver.com

18 Living Nativity. Bethel Town Common. 5pm. Actors and live animals recreate the Nativity scene, then enjoy refreshments afterward at the Dr. Moses Mason House. FMI facebook.com/BethelAllianceChurchBethelME

19 Mike Preston and Kim Curry. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

20 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

21 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

22 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

23 Doug Morgan. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

26 Opening of the Warming Hut. Roberts arm Preserve, snow dependent. 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/programs 

26-30 Holiday Week. Celebrate the holidays with activities and events for the whole family all week long. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

26-30    Christmas Vacation Week. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley.  FMI 237-2000, www.sugarloaf.com

28 Winter Festival. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton. Meet in Blizzard’s Pub for live music before the visual extravaganza. We will send out the evening with a torchlight parade, followed by a fantastic fireworks display at 8:30pm. FMI www.pleasantmountain.com

30 Jeff Kilton. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

31 NYE Celebrations. A party in the Mahoosuc Room for the kids, and a party in the Foggy Goggle for the grown-ups. Midnight fireworks show. FMI 800-543-2754,
www.sundayriver.com

31 Ring in the New Year. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. Family-friendly festivities, fireworks, and late-night music at The Widowmaker. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

31 Emily Torres. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

January 

Ongoing   Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation. Adaptive ski, snowboard and snowshoe lessons and volunteer opportunities at Sunday River, Pleasant Mountain, Mt Abram, Black Mountain of Maine, Sugarloaf, and Saddleback on a number of days throughout the winter season starting on January 2, 2023. FMI 824-2440, info@maineadaptive.org

1 Carter’s Last Stand. 37th  Ring in the New Year with a Nordic ski or snowshoe! Log your kilometers with Strava & post to social media with our specific tags and be entered to win a raffle prize. Also log the most KM on our trails that day and win a prize! Prizes will be given to top 3 finishers! 10am-4pm, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

6 Full Moon Snowshoe. Hawk Mountain in Waterford. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/programs 

7 Indie Demo Day. Sunday River. Test out the latest and greatest equipment from amazing independent ski and snowboard brands. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

8 Free Community XC Ski Day.  For kids from SAD #17, SAD #44. Free trail passes for all students from these districts with a family friendly celebration. Scavenget hunt, obstacle course, food truck, fire pit, snacks and hot cocoa, and prizes. 9am-4:30pm. Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI, 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

9-13 Kids’ Week. Sunday River. Celebration of skiing families with a number of activities and events for kids, including fireworks, special visits with Eddy and Betty the Yetis, and discounts on tickets and lessons when you book lodging. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

14 Snowmobile Hill Climb. Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road, Rumford.
FMI 364-8977

16 Family Ski & Games. Roberts Farm Preserve. 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/programs 

19-22 Snodeo! Community wide celebration in Rangeley.  Parade, fireworks, more.
FMI 864-5571, www.rangeleymaine.com

22 Wooden Ski Day. Annual event at Carter’s XC Ski Center. Free trail pass for folks on wooden skis. Dig out your vintage or retro Nordic ski clothing and get in the spirit of celebrating the history of Nordic Skiing. Prizes will be given to 3 winners based on the following categories in a Ski Parade at 1pm: Most Old-Timey, Traditional Nordic Ski Wear, and Retro Ski Wear. Ski historian, Glenn Parkinson, from Maine Ski & Snowboard Museum, will share knowledge of Nordic ski history. Bring your ski artifacts to learn more. Norway Brewing Company will be serving beer, and profits will benefit the Maine Ski & Snowboard Museum. 9am-5pm. 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI 824-3880,
www.cartersxcski.com

22 Night Sky Tours. Northern Stars Planetarium, Rangeley Lakes Trail Center. 7pm. 524 Saddleback Mountain Road.  FMI 864-7311

23-27 Seniors Week. Sunday River. Celebrate with special activities and deals for 50+ throughout the week. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

28 Sugarloaf Charity Summit. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 441-1210,
www.sugarloafcharitysummit.org

29 Fat-Tire Bike Loppet. Courses take advantage of the beautiful varied terrain at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, from wide straight-a-ways, to gradual ascent and descents, to some aggressive hill climb/descent opportunities. Views and possible wildlife sightings are included! Classes include 10- and 20-mile Nordic groomed, 10- and 20-mile single track mix, and a 10-mile Nordic untimed tour. Courses may change due to snow conditions. 10am, Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-4309, rlxcski@gmail.com

29 Biathlon. Roberts Farm Preserve. 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/programs

29 Free Community XC Ski Day. For kids from SAD #17, SAD #44. Free trail passes for all students from these districts with a family friendly celebration. Scavenget hunt, obstacle course, food truck, fire pit, snacks and hot cocoa, and prizes. 9am-4:30pm. Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI, 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

February

TBA Crystal Lake Derby. Ice fishing Derbyin Gray. Weather permitting. FMI www.graymaine.org/calendar

TBA Lake Region Winter Carnival. Bridgton Chamber of Commerce event. Fishing, snowmobile races, food and more. FMI 647-3472, www.gblrcc.org

Ongoing   Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation. Adaptive ski, snowboard and snowshoe lessons and volunteer opportunities at Sunday River, Pleasant Mountain, Mt Abram, Black Mountain of Maine, Sugarloaf, and Saddleback on a number of days throughout the winter season starting on January 2, 2023. FMI 824-2440, info@maineadaptive.org

3-5 Pond Hockey Festival. Haley Pond Park in Rangeley. FMI 590-6886

3-5 Winterfest. Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road, Rumford. FMI 364-8977

3-5 Fire on the Mountain Festival.  Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000,
www.Sugarloaf.com

3-5 Pride Weekend. Sunday River. Features special events, including a themed party, fireworks, and après-ski socials, all hosted by Sunday River Resort in association with The OutRyders, New England’s largest LGBTQ ski and snowboard club. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

11 Full Moon Guided Ski or Snowshoe Tour. Guided tour of our trails with either skis or snowshoes. Free event, rentals available for various fees and if needed, please arrive at 4:30pm to get outfitted, and bring a headlamp. Grab an early dinner or snack from the food truck or wait until after our guided tour and enjoy a bonfire and Wild River Kitchen food truck will be open until 8pm. Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI, 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

11 Blessing of the Sleds. Mountain View Campground, Dixfield. FMI 357-2223

12 Free Community XC Ski Day. For kids from SAD #17, SAD #44. Free trail passes for all students from these districts with a family friendly celebration. Scavenget hunt, obstacle course, food truck, fire pit, snacks and hot cocoa, and prizes. 9am-4:30pm. Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI, 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

12 Flying Moose Classic Half-Marathon. The Bethel Outing Club, Nonstop Nordic, and NENSA. Part of both the Zak Cup and NENSA Marathon Series, this fun and exciting event starts at the Bethel Inn Resort and takes you through the rolling hills and forest lands of the Bethel Inn and Inland Woods and Trail’s Bethel Village Trails, a wonderful scenic adventure. Select from either the 12.5KM or 25KM course, and there is a 1KM kids race (grades K-5) and a 3KM Middle School Race (grades 6-8) that will take them over fun little obstacles and zig-zag pathways. Kids race starts at 9am (mass start); Middle School starts at 9:30am (mass start); 12.5KM & 25KM races start at 10am (mass start). Awards and cookies to follow at ~12:30pm, with a special after party event at Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel, with a food truck and beverages (noon-5pm). Cost: 25KM = $35; 12.5KM = $35; 3KM = $15; 1KM = $10 (FREE for Bethel Outing Club Members & MSAD 44). FMI www.nensa.net/event/flying-moose-classic-2

12 Annual Snowmobile Ride-In. Hope Association, Rumford. FMI 364-4561

12 Winter Kids Family Day. Family fun and activities, giveaways. Learn more about the Winter Kids program. Extra savings for everybody with the Winter Kids App. Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI, 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

17-27 Norway Winter Carnival. Various events to celebrate the season in and around Norway. 2/17 – Art Opening and Ice Carving at the Tannery, 5-8pm. 2/18 – Snowshoe Festival at Roberts Farm Preserve, 9am-3pm. 2/18 – Contra Dance at Norway Grange, 5-8pm. 2/19 – Fat Bike Race at Lakeside Norway, 9-11am. 2/19 – Pickle ball on crampons at Lakeside Norway, or sledding at Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 9am-1pm. 2/20 Family Scavenger Hunt (History of Norway facts) at Roberts Farm Preserve, noon-2pm, Sledding at Shepard’s Farm Preserve, noon-2pm. 2/22 – Snowshoe from Lakeside Norway to Ordway Grove, noon-2pm. 2/24 – Ice Skating at Lakeside Norway, noon-2pm. 2/25 – Snowshoe at Twin Bridges Preserve (Harrison), noon-2pm. 2/26 – Biathlon at Roberts Farm Preserve, 10am-2pm. 2/27 – Skijoring at Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 10am-2pm. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/programs

18 Polar Dip. The Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, 3rd Annual Polar Dip. 100% of the funds raised go the food banks in the 8 communities who are a vital part of the Chamber. FMI www.Sebagolakeschamber.com

18 Spaghetti Supper. Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 5-7pm. FMI 864-5529

18 Snowshoe Festival. Roberts Farm Preserve, 9am-3pm. 64 Roberts Road, Norway. Part
of the Norway Winter Carnival, Feb. 17-27. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/programs

18-19 Sebago Lake and Cumberland County Ice Fishing Derby. Largest togue and top 3 largest pike prizes. Polar Dip at Raymond Beach. Fish pool prizes. FMI www.icefishingderby.com

18-26 Family Scavenger Hunt. Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. Ski or snowshoe and hunt on our trails, searching for Maine animal tracks signs with a chance to win prizes! Every participant will receive a FREE Animal Tracks card and a small prize. Trail pass required, rentals available. Free entry for kids to win prizes for the Scavenger Hunt. 9am to 4pm. FMI, 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

18-26 President’s Week. Sunday River. Snow you can count on and plenty of fun events and activities for all! Visits with Eddy & Betty the Yetis, twilight skiing, live music, Firedancer, and fireworks. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

19 Winterpaloozah! Classic winter family fun. Haley Pond Park, Rangeley. 10am-3pm.
FMI 864-5571, www.rangeleymaine.com

20 Night Sky Tours. Northern Stars Planetarium, Rangeley Lakes Trail Center. 7pm. 524 Saddleback Mountain Road.  FMI 864-7311

20-24   Vacation Week. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. Enjoy peak season conditions on the slopes, and non-stop fun family fun. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

24 Annual February Festival. Saddleback Maine, Rangeley. Family-friendly events, including music, a bonfire, fireworks, and the stunning Torch Light Parade. FMI 864-5671, www.saddlebackmaine.com

26 Biathlon. Roberts Farm Preserve. 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 10am-2pm. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/programs

March 

TBA Winterkids Downhill 24. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. 10th Anniversary of Winterkids Downhill   FMI: 207- 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

Ongoing   Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation. Adaptive ski, snowboard and snowshoe lessons and volunteer opportunities at Sunday River, Pleasant Mountain, Mt Abram, Black Mountain of Maine, Sugarloaf, and Saddleback on a number of days throughout the winter season starting on January 2, 2023. FMI 824-2440, info@maineadaptive.org

4-5 Rangeley Lakes Loppet. 28th Annual Legendary Event. 8:30am. Rangeley Lakes Trail Center. 7pm. 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. FMI 864-4309

5 Biathlon. Roberts Farm Preserve. 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 10am-2pm. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/programs

11 Cardboard Box Race. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton. The theme this year will be All Things Pleasant. Prizes for fastest and best dressed. Register your team (up to 4 people) for the race before 11:30am at Guest Services. Race takes place at 1pm on the Main Slope. Participants should meet at the Sugar Shack at 12:45 pm for judging. All participants must have a lift ticket or season pass, and be wearing a helmet. A liability waiver must be signed for each race member. Parents or legal guardians must sign on behalf of all racers under the age of 18. The bottom of your cardboard box must consist entirely of cardboard – no duct tape or plastic surfaces. The structure must be made of only cardboard and can not be reinforced or weighted in any way.  All cardboard vehicles will be inspected to make sure they meet racing guidelines prior to racing. FMI www.pleasantmountain.com

12 Free Community XC Ski Day. End of season celebration. For kids from SAD #17, SAD #44. Free trail passes for all students from these districts with a family friendly celebration. Scavenget hunt, obstacle course, food truck, fire pit, snacks and hot cocoa, and prizes. Carter’s Cross Country Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. FMI, 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

12 Moose Dash Snowshoe Race. 10:30am. Rangeley Lakes Trail Center. 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. FMI 864-4309

17 Night Sky Tours. Northern Stars Planetarium, Rangeley Lakes Trail Center. 7pm. 524 Saddleback Mountain Road.  FMI 864-7311

18 Banked Slalom Race. Saddleback Maine, Rangeley. FMI 864-5671, www.saddlebackmaine.com

18 Mattress Race. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton. Design and decorate your old twin, full, double, queen or king mattress, and race it down our course and you’ll be eligible for great prizes. The Mattress Racecourse will be set up on the Main Slope. Registration is from 9am-noon in Guest Services. All race participants must have a lift ticket or seasons pass, valid for that day. Kids 17 and under MUST have a parent’s signature on a Pleasant Mountain Liability Release form to participate. Race is at 1 pm. No air mattresses, waterbeds, or box springs. You may bring a tarp or something flat and slippery to slide on, but no skis or anything that will elevate your mattress. There is a 4-person maximum riding the sled. HELMETS ARE REQUIRED. Prizes for the best, most uniquely-decorated mattress. And of course the fastest mattress. Theme will be All Things Pleasant. Event is weather dependent. FMI www.pleasantmountain.com

24-26   Family Fun Weekend. Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road, Rumford.
FMI 364-8977

25 Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo. Gould Academy Field House, Bethel. Fishing guides and outfitters, camps, retail vendors, fishing presentations and seminars, videos, fly-tying competitions, outdoor authors and artists, a casting area to test drive new rods, kids’ fly-tying bench, silent auction, raffles with prizes drawn every hour.
FMI facebook.com/mollyockett.tu

25 Spring Après Concert #1. Sunday River. Llve music slopeside at South Ridge
at the first of two spring concerts. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

25 The Spring Fling. Pleasant Mountain in Bridgton. In what has become a veritable tradition at Pleasant Mountain, the Annual Spring Fling promises to be a day of sun, fun, music and lots of laughs!  This event captures the essence of  spring skiing and riding – soft snow, warm sun and good vibes! There is no better way to welcome Spring! The Slush Cup starts at 1:30pm and pits skiers and snowboarders against a 100-foot-long man-made pond of ice-cold water. Skim as far as you can, before falling victim to the laws of gravity! Register (for free) in Guest Services starting at 8:30 am. Spots are limited to the first 75 individuals. Kids under 18 MUST have a parent or guardian accompany them to sign the liability paperwork. This year’s theme is All Things Pleasant. FMI www.pleasantmountain.com

25-26 Maine Maple Weekend. Events at locations region wide. FMI www.mainemapleproducers.com

31-Apr 2   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. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

April

6-9 Reggae Fest. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. The biggest spring party in ski country, with non-stop live music and an all-time corn harvest. Bring your own tie dye. 
FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

7-8 Spring Bash. Saddleback Maine, Rangeley. FMI 864-5671, ww.saddlebackmaine.com

8 Ten Town Easter Egg Hunt. River Valley event across 10 towns., sponsired by the Chamber of Commerce. FMI 364-3241

8 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! Live music at South Ridge. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

15 The Great Tailgate. Sunday River. Pack up the grill, head to the slopes to ski, ride, and work on your goggle tan in spring conditions. Live music in the Barker Mountain parking lot. Best theme-decorated tailgates win prizes. This year’s theme, Caribbean Christmas, encourages tailgaters to come dressed in their best island vacation attire while donning an iconic Santa hat. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

16 Passholder Appreciation Day. Sunday River. Delicious lunch and fun for the whole family to celebrate another incredible winter season with our most loyal guests – free for all season passholders. Passholders can check out the end of season, including exclusive discounts for 22/23 and 23/24 N.E. Passholders. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

21-22 King of the Mountain. Largest snowmobile hill climb in the East. Saddleback Maine, Rangeley. 7:30am-7pm. FMI 864-5671, www.saddlebackmaine.com

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

May 

6-7 Maine Pottery Tour. Self-guided tour of local potters in their studios. Nearly 60 pottery studios around the state in 4 regions, allowing several studios to be visited in a single outing. Fun chance to meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demonstrations, and shop for pottery and other handmade goods. Interactive maps of each region are available at MainePotteryTour.org

14 Sugarloaf Marathon. Carrabassett Valley. 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. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

16 Spring Concert. 7pm, Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI 824-2136

27 Gould Academy Commencement. 39 Church Street, Bethel. FMI 824-7700

28 RuKaBi Race. Run-kayak-bike at 6 Park Road, Rangeley Town Park. 10am. FMI 864-5571