Upcoming Washington County Events

  • : Festivals - Dec 31 - Eastport - Eastport Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    Quirkiest New Year's Celebration Continues! The Tides Institute and Museum of Art will present the Annual Great Sardine and Maple Leaf Drop on New Year's Eve, an international, dual-celebration festivity with the Canadian New Year represented by a giant maple leaf dropped at midnight, Atlantic time, and the U.S. New Year with an 8-foot sardine at midnight, Eastern time. Town-wide events and a fireworks finale complete the event. Full details available at the Title link above.
  • : Other - Nov 07 - Grand Lake Stream - Chain Saw Safety Class - Grand Lake Stream School Building - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust for a chain saw safety class to brush up on techniques, or to learn a whole new skill. According to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission there are over 28,500 chain saw injuries each year. While chain saws are relatively common and may seem simple to use, they require training and proper safety precautions. This program will cover personal protective equipment (PPE); chainsaw safety features and maintenance; tree-felling techniques; and limbing, as well as an afternoon session which will include a tree-felling demonstration and a question and answer session. Participants should bring a bag lunch, water and wear clothing appropriate for the weather as the afternoon session which will be taught in the field. The program cost is $20 which can be paid on the day of the event. Please register in advance by contacting the Downeast Lakes Land Trust either by calling (207) 796-2100 or email info@downeastlakes.org.
  • : Other - Nov 30 - Grand Lake Stream - Annual Community Tipping - Grand Lake Stream School Building - Upcoming Washington County Maine Events
    Join the Downeast Lakes Land Trust and learn to identify and gather a regionally unique forest resource. In Maine, millions of wreaths are made each year. These wreaths are usually made from balsam fir brush. Balsam fir is used because it is plentiful, easy to work with, and, of course, because it smells like Christmas! Get out your boots, hats and gloves, and throw yourself into the holidays with a unique Maine tradition. Tips gathered will be used at the Tuesday, Dec. 2 community wreath making workshop.

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