Date and Time
Wednesday September 25, 2019 – Sunday September 29, 2019
Throughout Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor, Mount Desert Island, the Schoodic Peninsula, and beyond.
Most events during the festival are free and open to the public. Please check the schedule of events for specific activities that require registration and/or fees.
Join us for one of the premier night sky events on the eastern seaboard. The 11th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival is set for September 25-29, 2019, and will once again be packed with a full schedule of events. With workshops, internationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer.
Maine’s spectacular rocky coast is home to Acadia National Park, and some of the last pristine, star-filled night skies in the eastern United States. Here, the Milky Way shines bright in the largest expanse of naturally dark sky east of the Mississippi River.
With the rapid loss of dark skies to light pollution receiving national attention, Maine is increasingly being referred to as one place “that still has stars.”