Our Maine Street's Aroostook Issue 1 : Summer 2009 - Page 60

Greater Madawaska Frenchville, Grand Isle, Madawaska, St. Agatha and Sinclair The Greater Madawaska Area is well known for itsfriendly people and warm hospitality, while serving as the center of Acadian culture in Maine. During the months of July and August one can expect an abundance of unique events that are only available in our own special corner of America. During July & August, enjoy an evening of entertainment with friends and family at BiCentennial Park with the 2nd Annual Madawaska Community Market & Festival Music Series. This weekly event sponsored by the Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Acadian Festival will start at 4:00pm each Thursday with the opening of the Madawaska Community Market where one can find hidden treasures or farm fresh fruits and vegetables. At 6:00pm sit back and enjoy the Festival Music Series, with performances by local artists until 8:00pm. July 17th & 18th, Rock the Valley wants to welcome everyone to the counties finest Rock Festival. Started in 2005 by locals wanting to increase the interest of music in the valley, this 2 day event continues to be a crowd pleaser year after year. With this years bands ranging from local talent to well known headliner bands, one can look forward to performances by Rick Larrimore, “The Ultimate Tribute to Rod Stewart” and Back in Black, “North America’s Best ACDC TRIBUTE” The Four Seasons Trail Association invites everyone from everywhere to enjoy the free use of their trails. Through mountain biking and nature hikes they hope to encourage healthier lifestyles and a greater appreciation for the natural beauty of Aroostook County. 58 Our Communities SUMMER & FALL 09 The Four Corners Park Association welcomes everyone to the Four Corner Park, located prominently in downtown Madawaska, Maine, the park features an impressive 12-foot tall blue pearl granite monument and a lighted water fountain, surrounded by granite benches, tables and a fireplace. The park landscaping includes flowers and trees to create shade and beauty for visitors to enjoy. No matter what time of the year you visit us, you will find everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and memorable stay. If you enjoy the outdoors, festivals or colorful eye catching sceneries and no matter what your interests or leisure pursuits are, you will find something here, in the “Heart of the St John Valley.” Stephen Hughes Greater Madawaska Chamber of Commerce For more information on upcoming events call 207-728-7000