The Friends of Acadia Annual Benefit has become a wonderful tradition celebrating conservation, friendship, and philanthropy, all to benefit Acadia National Park. Since its inception in 1990, the Benefit has raised over $13.5 million for Acadia; providing critical funds to support new and ongoing programs in Acadia that engage youth, protect natural and cultural resources, and contribute to a quality visitor experience in the park.
Passport holders will visit local restaurants, pubs and markets (according to the schedule on their passport) to enjoy their signature taste and live music. Every visit promises a completely unique local experience.
Original designs inspired by the sea…
Creativity abounds at this one of a kind fashion show that dazzles its audience each year at Harbor Fest. Talented designers debut original designs made only with materials from the marine industry, using everything from tarps and fishing line, to shrink wrap and lobster traps. Local merchants also hit the runway with their unique wares and local students help produce the show.
Proceeds benefit the BRHS Project Graduation.
The Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is held in Wells, Maine, every September on the weekend after Labor Day. This prestigious, juried event brings many of New England’s finest artisans to exhibit their wares for thousands of browsers. Music and food round out the 2-day festival.
Join us at beautiful Pineland Farms for the inaugural Dynamic Fit Challenge. We took a trail run, blended with parts of the Dynamic Dirt Challenge obstacle course, then added the spice of working out with a personal trainer during the race.
Pair that run or walk with pizza, beer, yoga, massages, healthy snacks, and a DJ dance party to meet you at the finish line–and you’ve got Portland’s favorite fall 10K! Join over 1,500 runners and walkers for the 20th Annual Trail to Ale 10K Race + Walk and support the trails you love.
The Dempsey Challenge is an annual run, walk, cycle experience and is the primary fundraiser for the Dempsey Center.
The Maine Marathon’s course is USATF certified and an official Boston Marathon qualifying event. The out-and-back course is moderately hilly with beautiful views of the water, the Portland skyline and plenty of fall foliage.
The race is spectator-friendly! Have your friends and family come for a weekend in Portland then cheer you along the course and meet up with you at the finish line. See details below for tracking racers.
STRIVE’s 15th annual live and silent auction. Proceeds support young adults 11-24 with cognitive + intellectual disabilities as they embark on new adventures through the programs + services of STRIVE.