|Pink Flamingos Flock to Southwest Harbor, Maine|
When July’s temperatures rise in the midst of summer on the Quietside of Mount Desert Island, it turns hot pink as flocks of flamingos suddenly take up residence in the front yards of businesses and homes throughout the quaint little town of Southwest Harbor. It’s the Harbor House Flamingo Festival that brings the plastic iconic lawn ornaments to the neighborhood, joining community, summer residents and tourists together, year after year, in celebration of small town life—the whole town is decked out and in the pink, so to speak, from one end to the other. This year the colorful event takes place July 13-16 with a full schedule and a promise to provide fun and entertainment for folks of all ages.
It is unclear, even to the Harbor House, how this annual event actually started. In fact, the inventor of the pink flamingo lawn decorations, Don Featherstone, had no connection to the area, until after the festival of flamingos was established. How it all started is really insignificant, it’s how the event has come to symbolize a community that works and plays together that’s important. The Flamingo Festival has become the kind of festival people add to their Maine bucket list.
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