The Maine Ocean Festival

Maine Ocean Festival 2024

Maine Ocean Festival 2024

Maine Ocean Festival 2024

Celebrate the Gulf of Maine and the Extraordinary Life Within It

Join the Oceanarium in Bar Harbor, Maine for a day-long event of live music, games, ocean-oriented vendors, and speakers and presenters discussing relevant ideas and issues affecting the Gulf of Maine today. High tide, low tide, or somewhere in between, you’ll love it. Bring the whole family and wear blue for the ocean!

WHEN: June 8, 2024 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
WHERE: The Oceanarium in Bar Harbor, Maine

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Our Speakers & Performers

We are excited to welcome The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers, charismatic Diver Ed of Diver Ed's Dive-In Theater, and Chewonki's educators accompanied by their feathered friends.
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Activities for All Ages

Enjoy Local Maine artists exhibiting and selling their products, crafts, games, STEAM activities, non-profit exhibits, and an online auction for donated items and experiences (runs from May 27 to June 7).
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Visit the Oceanarium

Visit the Oceanarium and our 29-foot indoor lobster boat, 2000 gallons of Gulf of Maine habitat, our resident rare Maine lobsters, a brand new Jellyfish exhibit, and a 650-gallon touch pool.
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Planning Your Visit

The Maine Ocean Festival takes place on the grounds of the Oceanarium. We are located at 1351 ME 3, Bar Harbor, ME 04609 (one mile from the head of Mt. Desert Island on Thomas Bay).


Admission includes access to all Oceanarium Exhibits as well as the Festival. We will have food and beverages for sale in the Museum Shop as well as a food truck. If you are planning to stay overnight either before or after the festival or need ideas on where to dine, we have put together some local resources.
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Get Maine Ocean Festival Tickets

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Become a Sponsor

The Maine Ocean Festival would not be possible without the involvement and generosity of its sponsors. We thank them for helping us provide an opportunity to celebrate and learn more about the Gulf of Maine.

This is the Oceanarium’s second annual fundraiser to support our mission of providing educational exhibits and programs for all ages on local ecology, marine biology and research, citizen science, dark skies, fisheries and aquaculture, and STEM education in partnership with Maine schools.


We invite you to learn more about our generous sponsors and, if you are interested in becoming one, to reach out to us today.

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We Need Volunteers

The Maine Ocean Festival is truly a community event. With the help of our Board of Directors and staff as well as our amazing volunteers, it is an all-hands-on-deck effort to make everything run smoothly.


Whether it’s helping to set up or take down tents and tables, manning the arts and crafts and games tables, or helping out in the Oceanarium, we need your help. If you are interested in volunteering, we invite you to reach out to us today.

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