A historic town sitting on the shore of beautiful Casco Bay, Portland is known as a relaxed seacoast area with tons of art, culture history and excitement. Dining is a true adventure here, with evertyhing ranging from lobsters and clambakes to unique ethniic foods. The city has a population of 66,000 residents, and is comprised of a large peninsula broken up into different neighborhoods. An exciting vacation spot with always something to do, Portland is a premier, four season destination.
Throughout the year you'll find cultural and dining events, sporting tounaments and seasonal festivals. Check out the list below for a few ideas.
Events & Entertainment
Maine Restaurant Week! • March 1-10, 2013 - Portland Area restaurants
History of Protests in Maine • March, 2013 - Maine Historical Society
39th Annual Old Port Festival • Sunday June 9th, 11am- 5pm - Downtown Portland
Alive at Five Free Concert Series • Thursdays July 11th - August 9th , 5pm - 7:30 pm - Monument Square
Kids Activity Day • July 10, 17, 24,& 31st - Lobsterman's Park
Annual Christmas Tree Lighting • November 23rd, 5:30 pm - Monument Square
Twelve Days of Christmas • November 23rd – December 16th - Downtown Portland
Holiday Light Sculptures• November 23rd – December 16th - Downtown Portland
Horse & Wagon FREE Rides • November 24th – December 23rd, Sat 2-6 & Sun 1-5 - Monument Square, Downtown Portland
Shop for a Cause Day • December 1st - Portion of sales donated to charity, Downtown Portland
Merry Madness • December 13th 5 to 10 - Shop 'til you drop in Downtown Portland