Logo Things to do in Maine

Things To Do in Augusta





Quick Facts


Viles Arboretum - Our trails and paths lead to and through these collections, habitats and landscapes, providing opportunities for walking or jogging; bird, butterfly, dragonfly and damselfly watching; non-motorized biking; horseback riding; and cross-country skiing on groomed winter trails. Enjoy a picnic, take some photos or look for woodland, grassland, water birds and marsh birds.

Maine State Museum - Something new always awaits you at the Maine State Museum. Whether they occupy a richly-textured 5,600 square foot gallery or a few intimate cases, these exhibits all feature great stories, lots of opportunities for discovery and learning, and stunning objects from the museum's world-class collections.

The Gaslight Theater - If you enjoy live theater, then visit the Gaslight Theater. Founded in 1937 as the Augusta Players, Gaslight Theater is the oldest continuously operating community theater in Maine. You will love your seats, the lighting and your experience here as well as amazing acting and touching stories!

See all Augusta attractions



Festival of Nations - The Annual Greater Portland Festival of Nations at Deering Oaks Park is two days of food, music, dance and other performing arts, representing cultural traditions and exotic cuisines from across America and the world. Two stages of non-stop music and dance performances and ethic foods from around the world.

Central Maine Egg Festival - The Central Maine Egg Festival celebrates the brown egg industry and is held annually, ending on the fourth Saturday of July in Manson Park. There is a parade, scholarship pageant, Early Bird Breakfast, chicken barbeque, street dance, "Egglympics," craft fair, fun rides and fireworks on Saturday.

The Kennebunkport Fine Living Festival - An early summer fine food, art and wine festival in New England’s quintessential Southern Maine Coast village by the sea. Artists, chefs, innkeepers, gallery owners and musicians share their passions for fine food, fine art, fine wine and fine living. Art shows, cooking demonstrations, live music, inn tours, and food & wine tastings.

See all Augusta events


Augusta History

Famous People from Maine

Official Augusta Website





Cloud 9 - Award Winning Cloud 9 takes the Senator Inn & Spa experience to the Dining Room. Cloud 9's fun, creative cuisine awakens the senses and engages the soul. Buttermilk fried oysters, whole-tail lobster cocktail and homemade penne with beef tenderloin and veal porcini cream.

Riverfront Barbeque & Grille - While best known for their world class southern BBQ (Memphis dry rub ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket), our menu offers an extensive variety of fresh seafood, grilled meats and vegetarian options; something for everyone.

Hi-Hat Pancake House - It is our constant objective to serve you the finest pancakes available, and to give you pleasant and courteous service. Our signature items include the Apple Pancake, a single large pancake smothered with sautéed apples and cinnamon sugar baked to perfection.

See all Augusta restaurants