Moosehead Lake Things to Do
2018 Moosehead Maine Events
Ice Racing Recreation
December Vacation Week: Squaw Mountain Ski Resort, family ski resort, rentals, and lessons. Beautiful views of Moosehead Lake.
Jan 1 – March 31st – Maine Ice Fishing Opens – Maine Events throughout the season for ice fishing derbies
Mid January – March (Saturdays): West Cove Ice Racing on Moosehead Lake. Races on in the West Cove start at noon once ice is deemed safe.
Mid January thru First Week in March: Most predictable time to plan a snowmobile vacation in Maine. Rentals and private guided snowmobile tours available depart from town or from your cabin.
January-Mid March: Snowmobiling Events – Snowmobile Tours and Lodging at The Cozy Moose
January – March : Dog sledding tours and kennel visits and basket rides by appointment only by local operators.
January – March: Squaw Mountain Ski Resort- downhill skiing, Thursday afternoons, Friday – Sunday until 4pm. Open vacation weeks and 2018 winter events in Moosehead Lake offering musical venues on weekends. Moosehead Music Festivals at Big Squaw Mountain by bands planned 2 pm to 5pm with Apres Ski music
NEW – March 2018 to April 6, 2018 Fridays Ski Deal – Buy one – Get One – BOGO for lift tickets and rentals at Squaw Mountain
January 20, 2018 Second last Saturday in January: Moosehead Riders annual B-52 Memorial Snowmobile Ride to B-52 Bomber that crashed in Elephant Mountain
Last Weekend in January: Annual Moosehead Lake Ice Fishing Derby – Cash Prizes for biggest Togue. Great Ice Fishing on Moosehead Lake at The Cozy Moose Waterfront.
February 3, 2018 Snow Fest Events: Kicks off with Moosehead Lake Wilderness Sled Dog Race Moosehead Lake Sled Dog Race -Free to public, this Moosehead event offers viewing for spectators and organized events throughout the day in Greenville.
February 17, 2018 – Friday before Presidents Day: Moosehead Lake, Moosehead Riders Chili / Chowder Festival in Greenville, Maine 5 – 7pm – come early… Yummy Greenville, Maine Foodie Event Fund Raiser for Snowmobiling
Feb 16 – 19, 2018 The 21st annual GBBC will be held Birdcount.org – Birding Event for all – Observe birds that you see – Go Birding
February 18, 2018 Sunday – Moosehead Lake Chocolate Festival- Delightful chocolate samples to choose from with to go containers. Moosehead Lake fundraiser. Arrive early – This year event moved to Greenville School due to overwhelming success. Fund raiser
February 15: Moosehead Lake opens Salmon Ice Fishing
Maine Ice Fishing
February Presidents Day Week: Annual Moosehead Riders Winter Snow festival on Moosehead Lake. Fun filled snowmobile events, radar runs, activities for the entire family, snowmobile parade, and evening bonfire. Fireworks West Cove Moosehead Lake. Squaw Mountain Ski Resort open everyday during vacation week.
February 18 & 19, 2018 – Maine Free Fishing Day – Fish without a license unless suspended. Go Ice Fishing
February: Typically Saturday after Presidents Day – Monson Snow Roller Day- Starts 6am-4pm Ongoing events throughout the day, Fishing Derby on Lake Hebron, snow sculpture contest, pancake breakfast, sled races, games, poker runs, lunch, and kids open gym
February 26, 2018 – Family activity day – ride with details to follow
March TBA 2018 : Maine Ice Fishing Event, Moosehead Lake Sponsor: Moosehead Lake Vacation & Sport Association – $500 cash prize call 207-534-2261
March: First Week in March TBA: Annual Moosehead Motorsports in Greenville Maine – Moosehead Lake to Eagle Lake Snowmobile Train Ride
March Snow 2018 – Check out some top picks March in Maine things to do in the snow. 3 foot of snow mid March at Moosehead a winter wonderland.
March: TBA from 10am – 2pm Moosehead Riders Snowmobile Club Cookout. Enjoy snowmobiling in Maine with The Moosehead Riders. Join us for fun, cookout and games, snowmobiling fun and excellent food.
March 2018 – Squaw Mountain 1st Annual Music Event – Variety of Bands, Things to do at Moosehead Lake, Mark the dates – Catered event, musical bands, Auction planned, 5 K race, and ice carving all in the works. #maineevents #MaineNews with Moosehead Riders Family activity ride and event – details to follow
March 17, 2018 – St Patricks Day Meal at American Legion Post in Greenville, Maine 5 to 7pm – call 695-3248 –
March 16 – May 17, 2018 : Lodging Deals in Greenville, Maine offered at The Cozy Moose Cabins
March Moosehead Lake Maine Fun Event – Typically second last Sunday or last Sunday in March 25, 2018 : Maine Maple Syrup Sunday. There are two local sugar houses that open to the public offering free tours, tastes of Maine Maple Syrup.
Maine Birding – – Yes, Moosehead Lake Maine Event – Nature Walks: Great Animal Tracking – Enjoy spring as the snow melts and wildlife come out of the woods. Sweet sounds of singing birds fill the air and look for antler sheds.
Early Spring: Fiddlehead Season in Moosehead Lake Area. Ostrich Fiddleheads is a Maine delicacy – Get them when you can a short 2 week season. Maine Foodie Activity – Road side stands – Approximately a 2 week Maine Event
Maine Moose and deer come out of the woods. Maine Wildlife sightings are numerous in early spring as they can easily be seen by vehicle or in the woods.
April 1: Maine Fishing Open Water Season Begins in area ponds.
April 1: Application Deadline for Maine Moose Hunting permit. Applications available from Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife (207) 287-8000
April 21 – Annual Piscataquis River Canoe Event. This 8 mile run starts in Guilford and ends in Dover/Foxcroft. Racers compete in over 20 racing and recreational classes for canoes and kayaks. This is an American Canoe Association Maine Event. For more information contact SPCC at 207.564.7533. Sightseeing along the river, watch paddlers, and take in the beautiful scenery.
May: Moose Watching Tours – Vehicle land based tours -on and off road adventures – low impact – Adventure Wildlife Tours start and are offered throughout the season thru October. Offered daily am and pm departures – Call 207-695-0242
Mid-May- Mid Oct: Moose safaris begin throughout the Moosehead Lake Region. Private guided tours available. Observe and learn about Maine’s majestic moose. Contact us for private guided sightseeing tours.
Moosehead Lake Area Paddling Events: Ongoing throughout the spring with private nature and wildlife tours
May 7 – June 14 : Moosehead Getaway Safari Tour Package -Celebrate MooseMainea with private guided moose safari Vehicle tour into moose country special event offer starting at $620 includes 2 nights, double occupancy, lakeside lodging, king bedroom and private tour. A great time to Embrace Spring
June 2018 Moose Mainea Celebration featuring our #1 resident The Moose. Craft fair, Maine events, activities, kids fun day with prizes and treats. Greenville Maine town wide garage sale.
May 7 – June 14, 2018 : Moosehead Getaway Safari Tour Package -Celebrate MooseMainea with private guided moose safari Vehicle tour into moose country special event offer starting at $645 includes 2 nights, double occupancy, lakeside lodging and private tour. A great time to Embrace Spring
May – June 30: Moosehead Getaway Safari Tours -Celebrate Moosemania with a private guided moose safari into moose country. Come see the moose calves !!
Other Moosehead Lake, Maine events include Moose River canoe race, Annual Moose photo contest and more.
Mid May: Greenville, Maine Event – Bird Song Season Begins – Spring Birding and Foraging Trip- Guided Bird Tours, Maine Birding trip identify birds of Moosehead and their calls. Bird sit and easy walk session on wildlife plants foraging. Hummingbirds return to our area and are a sightseeing attraction in the beautiful gardens at The Cozy Moose.
May 31: Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies, Greenville and other locations.
June 2 and 3, 2018 – Maine Free Fishing Weekend
June 8-10, 2018 – Skowhegan Moose Festival – scenic drive from Moosehead Lake region this festival runs June 8-10, 2018 at the Skowhegan Fairgrounds. Maine Moose Lottery drawing will take place on the afternoon of June 9 – Moose festival information
Mid-June: Strawberry season is here! Berry-picking farms open to the public. Stutzman’s Farms
Mid June – Wildflowers emerge , moose calves can be seen with great birding,
June 9 – Moose River Canoe Race- annual 8 mile race from Brassua Lake to Moosehead Lake.
June 23, 2018 : Maine Who0pie Pie Festival – 2018 Maine Event – Dover Foxcroft Maine – Registration Now Open To Enter $5 admission – 12 and under free. Maps to area attractions and sightseeing at the event.
June 23 : Mooosehead Area Artisans Show – – Save The Depot – Greenville, Maine
June 19-Sept 27: Moosehead Historical Society- Docent guided tours being Wednesday-Friday from 1pm-4pm.
June 24 : Kennebec River Race – .. the Great Kennebec River Whatever Race, a floating six-mile race from Family Festival Bangor – Augusta
June 24, 2017 2 week celebration Mill Park – Beautiful drive, overlooks to view. #whatevergoes
June 27 to Oct 15th: Katahdin Sightseeing Cruises on Moosehead Lake – Tues – Sat
June 25 : Bike and Boat annual Moosehead Lake, Maine Event – Bikers travel 19.5 miles to Rockwood and return on Moosehead Lake aboard the Katahdin Steamship. Family and team members. Fund raiser for CA Dean Hospital.
July 6th : Thursday Evenings: Musical Events in The Gazebo 7pm to 9pm- The first in a series of free concerts in downtown Greenville
July to Oct : Katahdin Sightseeing Cruises on Moosehead Lake Event ongoing through season – Moosehead Lake Event Sightseeing Cruises
July 2 : Woodsman Breakfast 7am – 10am – Hiking Event 9:30 , Cardboard Boat Regatta 12pm Event at Red Cross Beach, Katahdin Cruise 12 – 3:30
July 4: Town of Greenville Maine Events – Fourth of July Celebration- Features special events, craft fair at 9am to 5pm. Downtown Greenville Event, bike parade 11:30am, Parade starts at 11am in Junction proceeds down Pritham Ave. Fireworks display over Moosehead Lake at 9pm. A great time to be in town.
July 4 Fireworks Greenville Maine Activities and Events – Moosehead Lake Cruise on Katahdin 7pm to 9:30 pm
July TBA: Ready Workers Open House Coffee- Food and craft tables in Community House from 9am to 2pm CA Dean Celebrity Benefit Bike Ride, BBQ, and Auction at Greenville High School. Advance registration required.
July – Mid August: Moosehead Lake Maine Events – Moosehead Lake Hikes, Moosehead Lake Hiking destinations: Eagle Rock, Wilson Falls, Gulf Hagus, Katahdin Iron Works, Big Moose, Little Moose, Number Four Mt., White Cap Mt., Borestone Mountain, and more. Pinnacle Pursuit Hiking Maine Event
July 5 – Mid August: Moosehead Lake Youth Days – Maine Woods Explorers outdoor learning, ages 8-14, Little Explorers: Friday events 7/14, 7/21 and 8/4 – Pre-registration required at NREC center, call or email office for forms.
July: Slide Show on Fishing and Wildlife in Moosehead Region, presented by Dan Legere, Nickerson Elementary School, Greenville.
July 6 and 7 : Moosehead Lake Event by Yacht Club – Vintage and Classic Boat Show- Conservation of boats, canoes, and kayaks. This is a boat show year. More Maine event information on this historical club
Maine Cultural Tourism Events and Sightseeing
July : C. A. Dean Chicken Barbecue, Greenville School.
July 8, 2018 – Tilted Tea Party – Save the Depot- Reservations for Tea party in ladies waiting room with china dishes and English Tea Menu at The Depot
July 28 – Aug 6th Last Week: Bangor State Fair, Bass Park, Bangor. Event Schedule
July 19th to 21st- Moosehead Lake Greenville Maine Festival – Thoreau – Wabanaki Festival – Greenville cultural awareness with Chewonki Owls, 7/12 at 7pm Birding with Bob at Historical Society, event on Allagash waterway, BBQ and Music 5pm – 8pm On Lawn across from Moosehead Center for History enjoy the evening with Erica Brown and Bluegrass Connection, 7/15 11am, Owls of Maine Event, 2pm, Bats of Maine Event, 6pm, Penobscot Drumming and Flintknapping tool making of flint and importance of Mt Kineo. More details by NREC
July TBA: Moosehead Hiking Maine – Little Spencer Mountain Hike with the Northwoods Wellness Collective 9:00 AM
July TBA: Burnt Jacket Green Trail Hike with the Northwoods Wellness Collective 1:00 PM
July TBA : Entertaining Series: Musicians Vanessa Springer and Linda Hamilton in Thoreau Park 4:00 – 6:00 PM
July 21, 2018 – Sunset Dance Cruise aboard the Steamship Katahdin 6:00 – 9:00 PM
July 29th: Depot Maine Event Moosehead – Dogs for the Depot – “Woofstock” 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Enjoy Moosehead Lake Adventures Summer Travel Planning Fun things to do at Moosehead Lake.
August 3 : Thursdays : Outdoor Music Concerts in Greenville Maine at the Gazebo first of August Series
August 10: No Concert – Special Katahdin Dockside Program: The last Log Drive by Rocky Rockwell – Moosehead Event Special
August 11- 12 : Greenville Maine Event – Forest Heritage Days – Logging event 2 day celebration of Maine’s most historic industry. educational event about foresting the Maine North Woods. A Moosehead Lake Maine Event – Woods tours, educational exhibits, craft fair, and logging competition. A top event in Greenville, Maine one not to be missed.
August 15: Blacksmith Museum Maine Event with old time blacksmith techniques, tools, and displays – Dover Foxcroft – Moosehead Lake Rd.
August 24: Forrest G. Whitman Memorial Golf Tournament- Moosehead Lake Kineo Golf Course from 8am – 3pm
August : Moosehead Historical Society – Tours and Museums Moosehead Lake Event History
August 11 – 20th: Skowhegan State Fair – Oldest continuous running fair in US.
August 18 : Save the Depot Event – Free Maine Event – Annual Celebration cultural and artistic celebration with music, historical tours, raffles, sales railroad reunion and MOOSEBURGER BBQ fundraiser.
Auction, Annual Greenville Moosehead Lake Maine Event #maineevent
CA Dean’s Auxiliary Fair
Summer Sky – Moosehead Lake Maine Event, Astronomer will speak about the summer sky and observation event.
August 24 – 27 :Piscataquis Valley Fair, Dover-Foxcroft, Old fashioned activities with great agricultural fair from 1887 – 2018 – 131 years
September Weekend after Labor Day: International Seaplane Fly-In Weekend 9/6 – 9/9 – This is a Greenville Maine aviation event offering entertainment, presentations, contests, and awards dinner. Check out an insider’s Guide to the best of the Craft Fair finds at Seaplane Fly In on our blog under Maine Events
September 6 – 9 2018 : International Seaplane Fly-In Supper & Breakfast at Community House, Greenville Fly Bys, Amazing New England Artists Craft Fair and Foodie Event
September 8: 2018 Moosehead Lake Maine Event – Fly In Walk / Run 5K starts at 8am – Timed Maine Running Event Register This race will be held in Greenville, Maine on a road course with some mild hills. First 100 finishers get a Medal – Fly In Cruises- on the Kate steamship throughout the day
September 19: Historical area event on Blacksmithing – Open house for Blacksmith Museum with displays, tools, and demonstration on traditional techniques.
Mid September to Mid October: Moosehead Lake Maine Events – Scenic Fall Foliage — Leaf-peepers – See best fall foliage sightseeing displays.
Mid September to Mid October: Apple Picking Season – Fresh local apples and cider at area farm stands
End of September Early October – Best Fall Foliage and Moose in the Rut – Photography expeditions, wildlife watching and scenic drives.
September – October 2018 : Katahdin Cruise: Traditional Leaf Peeping tours through Mid October.
October: Audubon Society Borestone Mountain Walk-a-thon. Help us preserve this beautiful mountain.
Oct 7, 2018: Columbus Day Weekend Annual Moose on The Run 5K Road Race and 1K Fun Run Event.
October: Ready Workers Fair 10am to 2pm and Harvest Supper 5pm to 6:30pm.
October 17- Nov 21 : Quite Season Rates Begin at The Cozy Moose. Save on lodging .
November TBA: Fall Bazaar. All-day fair and supper, Greenville Holy Family Catholic Church.
November TBA: Ready Workers Public Supper, Community House, Greenville 5pm to 6:30pm.
November Thanksgiving Weekend: Christmas Craft Fair, Santa Claus comes to Greenville.
December TBA: Deck the Halls Holidays at Moosehead Maine Event. Come to our home for the holidays.
December 31: New Years Specials- Featuring live entertainment. More details to come.