Annual Events

The Island Community Center is thrilled to offer these fan-favorite events each year. 

‘christmas in july’ craft fair

Saturday, July 20 | 12pm – 2pm

Check out local crafters and artisans at our summer craft fair. Admission is free and open to the public.

Sign up to be a vendor by calling the Island Community Center: 207-367-2735

Community Yard Sale

Saturday, August 17 | 9am – 3pm

Need a place to sell your treasures? We can help. Sign up to be a part of the Community Yard sale. Buy a space for $15 and set up your yard sale.

Sign up by calling the Island Community Center: 207-367-2735


Returning in 2024


Location: Stonington Ball Field

AppleFest is a community event and fundraiser that celebrates the arrival of fall with live music, food, kids activities, vendors, and the beloved Applewalk, where participants take home delicious apple goods. Tickets are required.

jack-o’-lantern walk

Returning in 2024

Location: School Nature Trail | Deer Isle – Stonington Elementary School

Community members are invited to carve pumpkins at Deer Isle – Stonington Elementary School. In the evenings, the School Nature Trail will be lined with jack-o’-lanterns. Everyone is invited to walk the trail at sundown each night. This event is in partnership with the Mariners Soar! After School Program and Island Heritage Trust.


Returning in 2024

On the Saturday before Halloween, the Island Community Center celebrates the holiday with a costume parade through downtown Deer Isle and Stonington with trick-or-treating at local businesses. The Spooktacular concludes with a Halloween movie at the nearby Stonington Opera House. This event is free!

thanksgiving day dinner drive

Returning in 2024

A community-wide event, this program serves Thanksgiving dinner to over 100 people each year and brings together many volunteers who spend their holiday preparing and delivering the meals. In addition to dinner and dessert, recipients receive Thanksgiving cards from local children.

To be a part of this program as a recipient or volunteer, call the Island Community Center: 207-367-2735

holiday craft fair

Returning in 2024

Celebrate Small Business Saturday at the Island Community Center. Some of the peninsula’s best vendors, crafters, and organizations sell their work and help to kick off the holiday season. Admission is free and open to the public.

Sign up to be a vendor by calling the Island Community Center: 207-367-2735

light the island

Returning in 2024

Island residents decorate their home, business, boat, or car for the holidays in this display of community pride. The Island Community Center provides a local map, collects votes, and distributes prizes for fan favorites.

love our island

Returning, February 2025

Every February the Island Community Center teams up with local students and nonprofits to spread love across our island. We gather Valentine’s to distribute to our senior citizens and fill the windows of local businesses with artwork. 

flash in the pans

Returning in 2025

Grab your dance shoes and come enjoy the steel drums of Flash in the Pans. Hailing from Blue Hill, Flash in the Pans is one of the largest community steel drum bands in the country. This annual community street dance is a combined fundraiser for the Island Community Center and Flash in the Pans. Suggested $5 donation. Bring chairs to sit and enjoy or get ready to get your groove on. Snacks and drinks are available for sale.

the great down-easter egg hunt

Returning in 2025

On the Saturday before Easter, join the Island Community Center for The Great Down-Easter Egg Hunt! The Island Community Center will hand out craft bags and area businesses will be handing out treats. Participants will walk through town to the Opera House, who will host the Great Down-Easter Egg Hunt (weather permitting).  In case of rain or wet conditions the hunt may be moved into the Island Community Center gym. This is a free event.

Stonington Six

Returning July 4, 2025

The Stonington Six is a popular 10K fundraiser run that kicks off the Island’s Fourth of July festivities. The race is divided into three categories: the Stonington Six (6.2 miles or 10k), the Fun Run (1 mile), and the Walker Class. Prizes are awarded for top male and female finishers in each age division, to the first Deer Isle or Stonington resident to finish, and for the oldest and youngest finishers. Each racer receives a t-shirt with registration.