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Memorial Day Parade and Veterans’ Day Parade395814_245697-2015-0525-parade-1

(Memorial Day is observed every year on the last Monday of May; Veterans’ Day is observed annually on November 11.) 

The Waterville VFW annually hosts and coordinates the Memorial Day Parade and Veterans’ Day Parade on the date these holidays are observed each year. For route information and additional details, please look up these events on our event calendar.


Independence Day Events (1st week of July, annually)

The City of Waterville is a sponsor of the Winslow Family 4th of July events and festivities which are held just over the bridge in Winslow, Maine, in the days leading up to and through the 4th of July.  FMI:


MIFF Maine International Film Festival

Held annually in July for 10 daysOH Miff2
at the Railroad Square Cinema & Waterville Opera House

A project of the Maine Film Center, this 10 day film festival is held annually in Waterville, Maine. The festival usually runs in the third week of July at Railroad Square Cinema and the Waterville Opera House, with occasional satellite venues. The festival presents an eclectic selection of feature-length dramas, documentaries, shorts, and films for children, showing nearly 100 films every summer and bringing state, regional, and international visitors to Waterville. The festival offers a friendly and intimate setting for visitors and guests, and affords an opportunity for audiences to interact closely with filmmakers and VIPs. FMI:


Atlantic Music Festival

Held annually in July/Augustlg-03
at Colby College

The Atlantic Music Festival returns each year to Colby College for numerous public performances over the course of several weeks. During the event, hundreds of talented, emerging artists gather in Waterville to celebrate the work of musical masters. The Festival offers all of its concerts completely free of charge as a gift to the community.



The Taste of Waterville

Held annually on 1st Wednesday of AugustTaste of Waterville

Main Street in Downtown Waterville

Hosted by the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, The Taste of Waterville is an annual event held on Main Street and The Concourse in downtown Waterville and is attended by thousands of people. Attendees find an amazing selection of fabulous food, live entertainment, children’s amusements and much more!


Maine Craft Weekend

Typically the first weekend in October
Downtown Waterville

Waterville participates in Maine Craft Weekend (MCW), a statewide tour of Maine craft studios, breweries, businesses and events. MCW is an opportunity for the public to explore the life and work of craft artists and craft brewers in Maine. MCW is a public, educational, community oriented, family friendly weekend scheduled in conjunction with American Craft Week, a nationwide event promoting craft events each October.

FMI: www.mainecraftweekend.orgHarvestFest Waterville

Harvest Fest

Held annually in early October
Head of Falls, downtown Waterville

Join Waterville Main Street, Waterville Creates! and Festival at the Falls as we celebrate a family day of fun filled activities for the entire family.

Parade of Lights & Kringleville

The Friday immediately following Thanksgiving at 6:00 PMKringleville Parade
Main Street, downtown Waterville

Thousands of families from the central Maine region look forward to Santa and Mrs. Claus’ annual arrival in downtown Waterville during the Parade of Lights. Over 35 floats created by community members and organizations file down Main Street, from Union to Spring Street. Once Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive at Castonguay Square, the festivities begin with visits with the Kringles at their holiday home! They delight families at no charge. FMI:


For an up-to-date listing of local events, check out our Events Calendar: