SOUTHWEST HARBOR - Southwest Harbor is turning pink for the weekend--and you don't want to miss it.
The Harbor House Flamingo Festival is an annual event that organizers call "a fun quirky community festival", and it kicked off this morning with a pancake breakfast and parade.
Events continue for three days-- and organizers say events like these are the epitome of a community coming together.
"I think my favorite part is seeing what people can come up with based on the theme. And it always amazes me what people can do with pink flamingos and with the theme for it all, so it's great," said Diana Novella, the Event and Community Relations Director at Harbor House.
After Saturday morning's parade, people were able to enjoy a carnival with food vendors and a craft fair.
The fun continues Sunday with a four mile race and a cocktail party, and a concert Monday night.
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Kayla graduated from Penn State University in 2017 with degrees in broadcast journalism and Spanish. During her time as a student at Penn State, Kayla was an executive producer and reporter for the "Centre County Report", an Emmy award-winning student-run newscast. She studied abroad in Ronda, Spain and traveled to Panama with an international reporting class. Kayla kept busy in college, spending four years working as a student manager in the dining hall.
Kayla grew up in the village of Shawnee-on-Delaware, located in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, so transitioning into life in Vacationland was a piece of cake! A self-described winter fanatic, she loves all things snow related, including hitting the slopes on her snowboard. She also likes hiking, kayaking or doing anything outdoors. She loves meeting new people so if you see her around, be sure to stop and say hi!