The Mary Potterton Memorial Concert Series features free concerts held each summer at the Congregational Christian Church in Lubec. Outstanding professional musicians perform at SummerKeys. For a complete schedule of performers and concert dates, log onto www.summerkeys.com.
July 1-4: Independence Day festivities will bring thousands of visitors to Eastport, which pulls out all the stops to celebrate the holiday. Activities begin with a road race, contests, and a country rib barbeque on July 1 and culminate on July 4 with the 1 p.m. Independence Day parade (among Maine’s largest) and a fireworks display launched over Passamaquoddy Bay.
For more information, log onto www.eastport4th.com.
July 1, 4 p.m.: Comedian Bob Marley will perform at Shead High School, Eastport.
July 1-8: The International Border Bikerfest, “Rally in the St. Croix Valley,” will take place in Calais and St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
July 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Join the festivities at the West Quoddy Head Visitors Center in Lubec as the Coast Guard opens the famous barber pole-striped lighthouse tower to public tours. Musical entertainers will perform during the day, and food vendors will set up on site. For more information, call (207) 732-2180 or log onto www.westquoddy.com.
July 21-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., daily: Tribes of the Dawn Land — Cultural & Heritage Days will take place on Passamaquoddy tribal lands in Princeton. For more information, call (207) 796-2261 or log onto www.grandlakestream.ogr.
July 28-29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily: The Grand Lake Stream Folk Art Festival will be held at Grand Lake Stream. For more information, call (207) 796-8199 or log onto www.grandlakestreamfolkartfestival.com.
The 2012 International Homecoming Festival will take place Aug. 3-12 in Calais and St. Stephen, New Brunswick.
The 37th Annual Machias Wild Blueberry Festival will be held Aug. 17-19 in Machias. Activities will include a large craft fair, a blueberry-pie eating contest, the Blueberry Musical, and the Black Fly Ball. For more information, log onto www.machiasblueberry.com.