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Dive into Summer Fun with these Things to Do in Southern Maine

Ariel view of Wells Harbor, Wells Maine

What makes the month of June so special in Maine? Is it the increasing awareness of warm days, refreshing evenings, lush new foliage that excite us with possibilities for the upcoming summer? Or, maybe our love of celebrations which call June their own month: Pride Month, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, and the Great Outdoors Month.


In addition to the Summer Solstice, officially the first day of summer on June 20 which coincides with National Seashore Day, we have Father’s Day, June 16; International Picnic Day, which shares June 18th with Wanna Get Away Day; and a day for observing America’s dedication to the cause of freedom, Juneteenth, June 19th.


Whatever the day, the anticipation of spending more time outside appeals to most of us and

that alone is worthy of celebrating.


 

Don't Miss These Events

Stay at Seaglass and Be in the Heart of the Southern Maine Activity!


Whale Watching

Whale Watch

When visiting Wells this month, there are some special activities and events you will want to partake in. Whale watching is best in the months of June-August when you may spot Humpbacks and Minkes most often and occasionally Blue and Right Whales. Also, look for giant swordfish, dolphins and more while searching for whales in their natural habitat. First Chance Whale Watch, 2 Harbor Lane, Kennebunk, ME, tel. 207-967-5507, firstchancewhalewatch.com, offers whale watching excursions, lobster tours, and fireworks cruises. At the helm since 1998, Captain Gary Grenier and his crew know the ins and outs of providing a trip to remember.


Strawberry Picking

Strawberry picking in Southern Maine
  • Strawberry picking season is nigh! If you anticipate summer in Maine with great joy, then surely picking fresh strawberries is a must on your list of summer activities. Spiller Farm, family run since 1894, located at 85 Spiller Lane in Wells, 207-985-3383 will be your go-to place when the strawberries are ready later in June. Open 7 am- 6 pm. Check their website, spillerfarm.com for picking updates.

  • Also visit the Spiller Farm Store at 1054 Branch Rd., Wells if you aren’t in the picking mood but still crave those first, sweet strawberries in June. We may not be picking in time for Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day, June 9 or National Strawberry Shortcake Day, June 14, but partaking in this great summer tradition will be just as sweet! Only 15 minutes from Seaglass Village via ME 9A-W/Branch Rd. and US Rt. 1.


Festivals

Bonaire festival in Ogunquit Maine
  • June 7-9 Festivals are plentiful in summer in Maine and they start with a bang in the Wells-Ogunquit area. BonAire! in its third year, celebrates Ogunquit’s unique history and today’s culture with a focus on art, fishing and the LGBTQ+ community. For three days, June 7-9, festivities are located in Perkins Cove, Main Beach, downtown Ogunquit and include a chowder fest, live music, craft fairs, and family activities. Check out www.ogunquit.org for the 2024 schedule of events.


Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts in Ogunquit Maine
  • June 21-23:

Festivals are plentiful in summer in Maine Also in Ogunquit, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit, ME, tel. 207-646-4909, ogunquitmuseum.org, will have their annual Art in Bloom, June 21-23, 2-4 pm. Over a dozen Individually created floral sculptures made from seed pods, driftwood and natural treasures will be on display. Free with admission to the Museum.


  • June 22-23

Maine Made Crafts will host a craft fair also on June 22-23 at the Wells Junior High School, at 1470 Post Rd., in Wells. This will be their 5th annual Summerfest Art and Craft Show specializing in Maine made crafts. Check out www.NewEnglandCraftFairs.com for more details.


  • June 22

The Wells Summer Concert Series will begin on June 22 at Hope Hobbs Gazebo, located in Wells Harbor Park at 331 Harbor Rd. Concerts will be held every Saturday evening starting at 6pm. Free parking is available. Bring chairs and/or blankets. Check out the season’s schedule at wells town.org, and follow on the Town of Wells Facebook page for updates and changes due to weather conditions.


 

Seaglass Village: Your Gateway to June's Exciting Events!

Living area at Seaglass Village Cottages

Stay in one of our beautifully appointed cottages and be just minutes away from all of these great activities.


Contact Rental Manager Danica Briggs at 207-216-9473 to inquire about our vacation rental cottages or check availability at www.seaglassvillagerentals.com



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