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Events & Entertainment Calendar - The Forks Resort at Northern Outdoors

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Upcoming Events, Resort Entertainment Calendar, and Important Dates at Northern Outdoors

You'll find all our scheduled Northern Outdoors events, area events, and high water release dates.

 2016 Events by Month

May Events

June Events

July Events

August Events

 

September Events

October Events

November Events

December Events




Northern Outdoors 2016 Events Calendar




May 2016

7th OPENING DAY RAFTING SEASON! FIRST SCHEDULED DEAD RIVER RELEASE
The first of 8 dam releases on the Dead River this season. Spring runoff will have the river flowing at an amazing 7,000 cubic feet per second

Kennebec River Rafting Maine Northern Outdoors8th OPENING DAY ON THE KENNEBEC RIVER
First day of guided rafting trips on this classic Maine River.
Springtime runoff and smaller crowds make early season rafting a great time to raft the Kennebec with Northern Outdoors.

14th SECOND SCHEDULED RELEASE ON THE DEAD RIVER
The second of 8 dam releases on the Dead River this season. Spring runoff will have the river flowing at an amazing 7,000 cubic feet per second. Reserve a spot early, as these popular trips fill up fast. This water level is for aggressive participants!

14th WORLD CLASS BASS FISHING OPENS:
Guided smallmouth bass fishing tours with Northern Outdoors are available starting today. Field and Stream magazine reports that the Upper Kennebec is on the verge of becoming the hottest smallmouth fishery in the Northeast! Or Try fishing for Landlocked Salmon and  Brook Trout on our cataraft fishing trip through the Kennebec River Gorge.

28-30th MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. THE FIRST TRIPLE Penobscot River Rafting Maine Northern OutdoorsCROWN WEEKEND OF THE SEASON
Take advantage of the three-day weekend and spend it rafting and exploring the Maine wilderness. Serious whitewater fans can RAFT THE TRIPLE CROWN - three rivers in three days for an unforgettable start to summer; KENNEBEC, DEAD, & PENOBSCOT!

28th PENOBSCOT RIVER SEASON OPENER
Opening weekend for guided whitewater rafting tours on
the beautiful, remote, and turbulent Penobscot river.
Huge class V rapids and panoramic views of Mt. Katahdin await!

29th SPRING RAFT 'N BREWS
Calling all Beer Lovers! Raft the Dead River, then return to The Forks Resort Center for a cookout, Kennebec River brewery tours, $3 specials on select beers on Sunday at the main lodge during Spring Raft 'n Brews.

29th THIRD SCHEDULED RELEASE ON THE DEAD RIVER
The third of 8 dam releases on the Dead River this season. The scheduled release level is 5500 cfs. Reserve a spot early, as these popular trips fill up fast!
 

June 2016

4th FOURTH SCHEDULED RELEASE ON THE DEAD RIVER
The fourth of 8 dam releases on the Dead River this season. The scheduled release level is 5000 cfs. Reserve a spot early, as these popular trips fill up fast!
6th KIDS' RAFT HALF PRICE ALL SUMMER MIDWEEK SPECIAL
Kennebec River Family Rafting Maine Northern OutdoorsStarting June 6th, children age 8 to 15 can raft the Kennebec for 1/2 price Monday through Friday and kids aged 15 to 17 can raft the Penobscot for 1/2 price Monday through Friday. Offer is good through September 2nd and is a great way to get out and experience the beauty of Maine with the kids, at a reduced price.

11th FIFTH SCHEDULED RELEASE ON THE DEAD RIVER
Rafting on the Dead always provides unparalleled action. Turbulent rapids and rollercoaster waves create one of the most exciting whitewater experiences in New England. Today's scheduled release is 3,500CFS. If you've never rafted the Dead River and want to try it at a less intimidating level, today is your day.

18th TURBINE TEST MAXIMUM MAGIC: 1ST KENNEBEC HIGH WATER RELEASE!
Join us for this first of four special dam releases as the Kennebec will be flowing at nearly DOUBLE its normal volume. This is an aggressive, high adventure trip and only those with a “go for it” attitude should apply. In the evening listen to live music from one of western Maine's most popular local bands.

25th: KINGFIELD POPS CONCERT & ART FESTIVAL, & INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS
After a great day on the river, (or a great day hiking, fishing, sunbathing, etc.!) head on over to nearby Kingfield, Maine, only an hour from Northern Outdoors. The 13th Annual POPS Concert and Arts Festival is an acclaimed event you won't want to miss. Total small town charm with very sophisticated music lineup, including Grammy award winning conductor  of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Lucas Richman. Learn more here.
 

July 2016

FOURTH OF JULY WEEKEND:
Come to Northern Outdoors and celebrate your independence from another typical Fourth of July. Spend a day on the river with friends and family before returning to Northern Outdoors to enjoy a slide show of your trip and a hand-crafted Kennebec River Brewery Ale on the back patio.
 

11th TURBINE TEST MAXXIMUM MAGIC: SECOND KENNEBEC HIGH WATER RELEASE!

Join us for the second of four special dam releases on the Kennebec River on Monday July 11th. High water will have the Kennebec flowing at nearly DOUBLE its normal volume. Spaces are limited on these aggressive, high adventure trips so early reservations are recommended.
 

August 2016

BEAT THE BACK TO SCHOOL AND COLLEGE BLUES
Don't let summer slip away without one last trip with the kids. The first week of September is  the last chance for children age 8 to 15 to raft the Kennebec for 1/2 price Monday through Friday and for older kids 15 to 18 to raft the Penobscot for 1/2 price. Offer is good through September 2nd and is a great way to get out and experience the beauty of Maine as a family, at a reduced price.
 

September 2016

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Take full advantage of the long weekend and plan a trip to Maine ATV trails and resort
Northern Outdoors. Whitewater rafting, ATVing, and hiking
are just a few of the activities available at Maine’s premier
outdoor adventure resort.

4th SIXTH SCHEDULED RELEASE ON THE DEAD RIVER
The sixth of 8 dam releases on the Dead River this season. The scheduled release level is 5500 cfs. Reserve a spot early, as these popular trips fill up fast!

10th TURBINE TEST MAXXIMUM MAGIC: THIRD KENNEBEC HIGH WATER RELEASE!
Perfect for true adventure seekers, this special dam release will get the Kennebec River running at DOUBLE its normal volume. Big waves and huge rapids are sure to get the adrenaline pumping.

17th SEVENTH SCHEDULED RELEASE ON THE DEAD RIVER
The 7th of 8 dam releases on the Dead River this season. The scheduled release level is 3,500 cfs. Reserve a spot early, as these popular trips fill up fast!

24th TURBINE TEST MAXXIMUM MAGIC: FINAL KENNEBEC HIGH WATER RELEASE

This will be the final Maximum Magic dam release of the 2016 whitewater season. Make reservations early for this special, high adventure trip. The Kennebec will be running at nearly DOUBLE its normal volume, so grab a paddle and hold on tight!
 

October 2016

Maine Dead River Rafting Northern Outdoors1st  FINAL SCHEDULED RELEASE ON THE DEAD RIVER: LAST CHANCE TO RUN THE DEAD!
Today marks the last dam release on the Dead River for the 2016 season. Set against a backdrop of brilliant fall foliage and flowing at up to 6000 cubic feet per second, this trip is sure to be one of the most spectacular of the season!

1st OCTOBERFEST FALL RAFT 'N BREWS
Enjoy the final weekend of Dead River rafting Octoberfest-style during our Fall Raft 'n Brews with the Kennebec River Brewery hosting brewery tours and $3 prices on select beers with live entertainment at night. Raft the Dead River at 600CFS!

9th-10th FINAL WEEKEND OF KENNEBEC RIVER RAFTING FOR THE 2016 SEASON
Spend Columbus Weekend on the river and join the guides as we celebrate the final trips of the year.


November 2016

MAINE WHITETAIL DEER SEASON.
See www.mainedeerhunting.com for details.
Trophy Whitetail Deer Hunting - click the link to become a Northern Outdoors Hunting & Fishing Facebook fan and stay up-to-date with what is going on in The Forks


December 2016

 31st, OPENING DAY NORTHERN OUTDOORS SNOWMOBILE SEASON

Northern Outdoors Resort EventsAnnual New Year's Eve Celebration
Celebrate the New Year with us!
Our annual New Year's Eve Party includes free Champagne toast at midnight and live entertainment until 1:00a.m. 
Just had the best time ever rafting the Kennebec. Will be back to do Dead River and the Penobscot. Thank you all for such a fantastic time. The staff/ guides are all stars. Hopefully see you all next year

– Catherine L.
Your Family Package was a great way to introduce our two suburban, TV loving children to the wonders of Maine. And, it didn't hurt that the whitewater rafting was more exciting than any theme park ride! Our family will definitely be back.

– Jim M. - Norwalk, CT