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Bar Harbor summer calendar

Posted June 19, 2012, at 3:57 p.m.

The beauty of Acadia National Park lures millions of people to Mount Desert Island each summer. Besides activities taking place in the park, many events are held in Bar Harbor and elsewhere on MDI.

The popular Bar Harbor Music Festival will take place July 1-29 at different locations in Bar Harbor. The scheduled performances are:

• July 1, 4 p.m.: Tea concert featuring pianist Cara Chowning and soprano Carrie Kahl at the Balance Rock Inn, 21 Albert Meadow, Bar Harbor.

• July 3, 8:15 p.m.: Brass Venture in concert at Bar Harbor Congregational Church, 29 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor.

• July 6, 8:15 p.m.: Pianist Christopher Johnson in concert at Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

• July 8, 8:15 p.m.: Pops concert at The Great Room, Bluenose Inn, 90 Eden St., Bar Harbor.

• July 10, 5:30 p.m.: 18th Annual New Composers Forum at Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

• July 11, 8:15 p.m.: 29th Annual New Composers Concert at Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

• July 13, 8:15 p.m.: Opera Theatre with “Romeo and Juliette” at the Criterion Theatre, 35 Cottage St., Bar Harbor.

• July 15, 8:15 p.m.: Pianist Blair McMillen in concert at Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

• July 20, 8:15 p.m.: Ardelia Trio in concert at Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

• July 22, 8:45 p.m.: Jazz Night at Jackson Laboratory Commons, Route 3.

• July 25, 8 p.m.: 40th Annual Acadia National Park Outdoor Concert, featuring the Bar Harbor Festival String Orchestra in performance at the Blackwoods Campground Amphitheater, Route 3, Otter Creek.

• July 27, 8:15 p.m.: Eighth Annual Bob Noonan Memorial Concert at Bar Harbor Congregational Church.

• July 29, 8:15 p.m.: Festival Gala at the Bar Harbor Club, West Street.

Bar Harbor residents always celebrate Independence Day in style, and this July 4 features many activities.

• 6-10 a.m.: A Blueberry Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Bar Harbor Athletic Field, Park Street.

• 9 a.m.-3 p.m.: A craft fair and marketplace will take place at the MDI YMCA, 21 Park St.

• 10 a.m.: The Independence Day Parade through downtown Bar Harbor will feature the theme “Red, White, Blue & Green.”

• 11 a.m.: A Seafood Festival will be held at the Bar Harbor Athletic Field, Park Street.

• 7:30-8:03 p.m.: The Bar Harbor Town Band will perform at the Village Green.

• 8-8:45 p.m.: Downeast Brass will perform at Agamont Park.

• 9:15 p.m.: Fireworks will be launched over Frenchman Bay.

Among the other events taking place in Bar Harbor or on Mount Desert Island this summer are:

June 24, 10:30 a.m.: The Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races will feature a boat parade pass the town dock and exciting races drawing high-powered lobsterboats and their skippers from across the Maine coast.

July 10, 2-4 p.m.: Strawberry Festival at Somesville Firehouse, intersection of Route 198 and Pretty Marsh Road, Somesville.

July 13-15: The Harbor House Flamingo Festival will take place in Southwest Harbor. For more information, call (207) 244-3713 or log onto www.harborhousemdi.org.

July 13-15: The 16th Annual Hospice Regatta of Maine will take place at Dysart’s Great Harbor Marina, Southwest Harbor.

July 27, 5-9 p.m.: The 37th Annual Fine Craft Show will be held at MDI High School, Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor.

July 28-29: The 14th Annual Gallery on the Green will feature more than 50 Down East artists displaying their creations at 329 Main St., Southwest Harbor.

July 28, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: The 37th Annual Fine Craft Show will be held at MDI High School, Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor.

July 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: The 37th Annual Fine Craft Show will be held at MDI High School, Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor.

Aug. 10, 5-9 p.m.: The Maine Crafts Guild Fine Craft Show will take place at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor.

Aug. 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: The Maine Crafts Guild Fine Craft Show will take place at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor.

Aug. 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Maine Crafts Guild Fine Craft Show will take place at Atlantic Oceanside Hotel, 119 Eden St., Bar Harbor.

Aug. 12, 2-4 p.m.: The SPCA of Hancock County will sponsor a Pet Show & Fair at the Mount Desert Elementary School ball field, Gilpatrick Lane, Northeast Harbor.

Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Eighth Annual Fair at Southwest will be held at Pemetic Green, Southwest Harbor.

Aug. 21, 4-7 p.m.: The Bar Harbor Antiques Show & Sale will be held at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel, 123 Eden St.

Aug. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.: The Bar Harbor Antiques Show & Sale will be held at the Bar Harbor Regency Hotel, 123 Eden St.

Sept. 6, 6-10 p.m.: Second Annual Bar Harbor Fashion Night Out will take place in downtown Bar Harbor. For more information, call (207) 351-5450 or log onto www.fashionnightoutbarharbor.com.

Sept. 8, 8:30 a.m.: The Brennen Lowe Memorial Golf Tournament will take place at the Causeway Club, Southwest Harbor.

Sept. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.: The 14th Annual MDI Garlic Festival will be held at the Smugglers Den Campground, Route 102, Southwest Harbor.

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