Community Events

Moosabec Summerfest

June 26 - July 2, 2023

Visit the Jonesport-Beals area June 26th through July 2nd and enjoy a creative mix of activities and fun for the whole family.


The Moosabec Summerfest, begins June 26th and offers a full week of scheduled activities leading to the Independence Day Celebration on July 1st. Plans for this year's event include:

  • beauty pageants
  • puppet show - Monday 4:00 PM
  • Karaoke Night - Monday 7:00 PM
  • ice cream social - Tuesday 5:30 PM
  • Senior Day Bingo - Wednesday 1:00 PM
  • BBQ - Wednesday 4:30 PM
  • cribbage tournament - Wednesday 6:00 PM
  • children’s pet show - Thursday 10:00 AM
  • lobster feed - Thursday 4:30 PM
  • Kid's Day at the Tent - Friday 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • mini parade - Friday 9:00 AM Line-up @ the Ball Diamond 
  • crate race - Friday 2:30 PM @ Jonesport Marina
  • adult dance - Friday 8:00 PM
  • fire department sale - Saturday 8:00 AM
  • World's Fastest Lobster Boat Races - Saturday 11:00 AM
  • Grand Parade - Saturday 4:30 PM Line-up @ Sawyer Square
  • Fireworks - Saturday 9:00 PM Perio Point

The Independence Day Celebration on July 1st features the World's Fastest Lobster Boat Race, vendors, a golf tournament, the grand parade and fireworks, then community church service on Sunday on the 2nd of July.

When planning to join us during our Independence Day Celebration, we celebrate the Saturday prior to the 4th and the activities leading up to Saturday will be held on the same weekday as previous years.

Visit the Moosabec Summerfest Facebook page at the link below for updates and more information. The Summerfest Book, available at area businesses for $4.00, contains an events calendar and details, and a list of World Famous Lobster Boat Race classes. Event t-shirts will also be available through area businesses beginning in June.

Facebook Page

Music in the Library

June through August

Vocal and instrumental concerts at the library.


Peabody Memorial Library's Music in the Library program features several entertaining, high-class vocal and instrumental concerts during the year.

Some of the genres include jazz, classical, Celtic, Appalachian, French Canadian, and familiar bossa-nova standards from the 1960's. Local Down East, Maine history can be learned by attending performances by folk artists who sing of ocean and ship lore.

View the performance schedule on the library's website at the link below.

Website: Peabody Memorial Library

Art in the Library

Throughout the year

Local artist exhibitions at the library.


Art in the Library is a self-supporting, non-profit program of the Peabody Memorial Library. Through this program local artists have the opportunity to exhibit their artwork during a series of scheduled art shows throughout the year.

Check the the library website for specific dates of upcoming art shows and artist receptions. Receptions are free and presented as a public social event.

Website: Peabody Memorial Library

Children's Programs at the Library

Throughout the year

Creative programs and activities for children.


The wide selection of children's programs include summer and winter reading programs, and other events, and workshops. Activities are funded by Friends of the Library along with private donations. Volunteers are always needed for these events.

Visit the library website at the link below for a schedule of upcoming children's program events.

Website: Peabody Memorial Library

Jonesport Historical Society Presentations

May through October

A series of guest speaker presentations and movies.


The Jonesport Historical Society hosts public meeting presentations by guest speakers on a wide variety of topics of historic and general interest. A series of movie nights may also be scheduled.

Events are open to the public and are held in the society's Museum and Heritage Center located in the historic Sawyer Building at 21 Sawyer Square.

Visit the library's web page linked below or their Facebook page for a schedule of upcoming events.

Website: Jonesport Historical Society Web Page

Facebook Page

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