Friends of Acadia’s
34th Annual Benefit & Auction

Come together to celebrate Acadia National Park and raise critical funds for conservation projects.

Save the Date!

Join us Saturday, August 12, 2023 for a fun-filled Benefit Evening with a Live & Silent Auction at the Asticou Inn, Northeast Harbor, Maine

34th Annual Benefit & Auction

With great appreciation to the Chilton Trust Company, the Annual Benefit Presenting Sponsor for the tenth year, the 34th Annual Benefit will return to the Asticou Inn, on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Friends of Acadia’s Benefit Committee, led by Laura Katona and Kathleen McIntyre, is already hard at work planning what we know will be a memorable night. We can’t wait!

Please continue to check back for updates on the evening program in mid-March.

Live & Silent Auction

The Silent Auction will be available for bidding under the tent and will feature long-time Benefit artists, experiences, and other unique offerings.

If you would like to donate to the silent or live auction, call 207-288-3340 or fill out the online form.

Paddles raised during Friends of Acadia’s Annual Benefit at the Asticou Inn on Saturday, August 13, 2022. (Photo by Lily LaRegina/Friends of Acadia)

Paddle Raise

A highlight of every Benefit is the Paddle Raise. This year, funds will support the acquisition of an urgently needed replacement boat for Acadia National Park. Monitoring, safety, protection, and maintenance departments will all be improved with the modern boat.

For more information on the Paddle Raise or questions on the Benefit, contact Marisa Marinelli, Senior Development Officer, Major Gifts and Events, at 207-370-4935 or

Thank you!

Great appreciation goes to Chilton Trust Company and all Patrons and volunteers who are dedicated to this beloved event. We are excited to kick off another successful year!