Current Tourist News Issues

Tourist News is a seasonal (April through November) arts and entertainment newspaper

with stories about events, galleries, businesses, people, points of interest and local history.

Calendar and Amusement pages list things to do and places to go. Year-round and seasonal

residents, as well as vacationers, depend upon the Tourist News to find out what’s going on

throughout Maine’s south coastal region.


The Tourist News is available here as an online PDF, as well as in print.

The back page map is also in PDF format below.



7-20-17 Open Farm Day Issue

Maine welcomes visitors on Open Farm Day! We have listings of fifteen York County farms, with times they're open, and what they offer visitors.

Articles include: A Day in the Life of a Dairy Farmer, Spiller Farmland in Wells Preserved Forever, Learn about Laudholm's Agricultural History, Springvale Farm Trail Walk, Biddeford's City Theater Presents The Wizard of Oz, Robert Dennis and Tom Bradbury Collaborate to Create Reflections, The Summer of the Silver Queen by Dana Pearson, Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture Marks 20th Year with 20-day Celebration, Arundel Farm Gallery: Works by Peter Coes, The Originals Presents Moon Over Buffalo, and Baseball League Home Game Schedules in Southern Maine.


7-13-17 The Blueberry Issue

Celebrate Blueberries! It's National Blueberry Month.

We have wild blueberries, health benefits of blueberries, blueberry smoothies recipes, places to pick your own blueberries, test your blueberry knowledge with a quiz all about - yes, blueberries! Read about: Castaways in Wells Features Beach Decor and Coastal Carvings; Maine Mystery Writers Serve Up Juicy Crime Stories; Portland's Good Theater Will Stage Productions at Little Theater in Sanford; Wright Gallery Open House; Art Trail of the Kennebunks;

Biddeford Pool’s Union Church Announces Stellar Summer Speaker Series; Bullets Over Broadway is a Sure-fire Hit at Ogunquit Playhouse; Live Music is on the Menu at Kennebunkport Hotels. And... our calendar of things to do, fishing report and tide chart, and agricultural fair listings.


7-6-17 Secrets of the Sea Issue

In this issue,"Secrets of the Sea," we have a special pull-out section with fascinating facts about the ocean and its inhabitants, and great tips about how to help improve the ocean and the planet. Plus Coast Encounters Offers Tide Pool Adventures, Cape Porpoise Mariner Searches for Earhart Plane, Adorable Harbor Seals on Maine Coast, Moxie Day at Seashore Trolley Museum, Summer Solstice Craft Show Coming to Wells, Art Exhibits, Navajo Silversmith at Kennebunkport Gallery, calendar of things to do, puzzles, tide chart and agricultural fair listings.


6-29-17 4th of July Issue

Coastal Towns Plan Festive 4th of July Week, Sunday Concerts at Historic Hamilton House, New Bookstore Opens in Kennebunkport, Meet the Mustangs at Open House, Maine Arts Shows Features Craig Mooney, Brick Store Museum Seeks Participants for Annual Steampunk Fair, Arundel Farm Gallery Hosts "Asian Fusion" Exhibit, Adventures Await at "Night at Our Museum," Ogunquit Heritage Museum Open for the Sea, Container Gardening and Yardscaping Workshops,"Culinary Experience a Plus" for New Cape Porpoise Restaurant Owner-Chef, and Second Annual SummerFest Will Take Place in Downtown Kennebunk. Also Craft Fairs in Southern Maine, Tide Chart, Saltwater Fishing Preview, Nightlife and the 2017 Maine Agricultural Fairs.


6-15-17 LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival Issue
LAUNCH! Schedule of Events & Map,including Boat Parade, Captain's Cook-Off, Lobster Bake and more. Articles include: Seafaring History of the Kennebunks, Landing School Builds on Shipbuilding Heritage, Amateur Birdwatcher Stuns with his "Big Year" Record, OMAA Launches Rich and Varied Exhibit Season, Honk! If You Like Classic Auto Shows,
plus Amusements, Nightlife, Seniors' Activities, Tours, Art Openings, Tide Chart, Saltwater Fishing Report, Theater, Calendar of Events and things to do. . .


6-1-17 Summer Theater and Concert Previews Issue
Summer Theater and Concert Previews, Chamber Music Festival in Ogunquit, Chris Humphrey Band Coming to City Theater, "Power of Place" Sculpture Exhibit at Wells Reserve, WWI Researcher and Author to Speak in Kennebunk, Veterans Fish for Freedom, Music Is in the Air with Southern Maine's Eclectic Summer Concerts, Vinegar Hill Music Theatre Tunes Up for the Season with New Director, Mamma Mia! at Ogunquit Playhouse, plus Art Openings, Tide Chart, Theater, Calendar of Events and things to do. . .


5-18-17 Season Calendar Issue
Season Calendar, Brick Store Museum Celebrates Vintage Baseball, Memorial Day Observances, Special Surfers Documentary, Artist Al Brulé Showcased in South Berwick, White Columns in Kennebunkport Opens for the Season, Harvey Reid and Joyce Anderson Will Perform at the Dunaway Center, Saltwater Fishing Begins Memorial Day Weekend, Leavitt Theater Opens Silent Film Series May 25, Rebecca Kinkead at Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture, Community Plant Sales, City Theater Presents Engaging Steel Magnolias, "Garden Interventions" Begins at Ogunquit Museum, Yankee Quipper, Tide Chart, Birdwatching and things to do…


5-4-17 Gardening Issue
The Gardening Issue contains Kennebunk Hosts May Day Festival, Bloomers Sure to Brighten the Shady Places, Flowering Shrubs that Thrive in Zone 5, Plant Sales Offer Bargains and Variety, Foraging for Fiddleheads, Could Radishes Become the New Kale? Talk on Shorebirds, Providing Water for Bees, Photography Exhibit, Tide Chart, Birdwatching, Theater, Calendar of Events and things to do…



4-13-17 Spring Issue

This issue includes Patriots' Day Celebration Schedule of Events in Ogunquit, Laudholm Hosts Earth Day Celebration, Auction Fiesta Will Benefit Kennebunk Land Trust, Learn about Impact of Rising Oceans on Tidal Marshes at Audubon Event, New Exhibit Opens at the Brick Store Museum - “Once Upon a Time in Maine: An Art and Artifacts Show,” Brick Store Museum Hosts Talk on Kitchens, "Psychology of Money" Presentation at KFL, "ABC Sale" Will Benefit Ogunquit Art Museum, Maine Poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was Nation's Most Celebrated, Longfellow Home in Portland Welcomes Visitors, and From the Publisher's Desk by Judith Hansen: Reflections on My First 25 Years as Publisher of the Tourist News.

The back page map can be viewed in a PDF format by clicking on this image.


Tourist News covers from 2016