Schedule Updates for the Acadia Winter Festival

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Surprise! We’re getting some ice and snow. Weather-related cancellations will be noted on the event page and individual events.

Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park hosts the sixth annual Acadia Winter Festival, February 7-9. This year’s festival offers fun activities for adults, children, families and friends to explore the natural world in winter,  from presentations on seasonal affective disorder, drawing in the Arctic, pond life under the ice, bird-feeding basics, and the ice age in Maine, to children’s activities about Acadia’s wildlife, picture books, a movie and a magic show.

Experience nature through forest therapy, a winter ecology walk, and a snow-shoeing class.

Interact with nature in workshops on glass-blowing, bird-drawing, and wood craft.

Celebrate winter with a buffet dinner featuring the Schoodic Arts for All Ukulele Band and a Sunday afternoon Ice Cream Social. Littlefield Gallery of Winter Harbor co-hosts an art reception of winterscapes Saturday afternoon.

The Acadia Winter Festival is an opportunity for the public to experience the Schoodic Institute campus within Acadia National Park, including meals and lodging. Most events are free, although some workshops have a modest fee to cover material costs. See the full list of scheduled programs and register at

Sponsored by Bar Harbor Bank & Trust; Brown, Holmes & Milliken Agency; Lynam Insurance Agency; Schoodic Insurance Services; Winter Harbor Agency; Acadia Realty Group; Crooked Porch Coffee; Dennis Paper and Food Service; Design Group Collaborative; Littlefield Gallery; Performance Food Group; Rooster Brother – The Store for Cooks; Pickled Wrinkle; Cadillac Mountain Sports; and the Town of Winter Harbor.