Southern Maine Events During Summer 2020
Cape Elizabeth and Surrounding Areas
August 3 - TD Beach to Beacon 10K Race
Race Starts at 8:00 AM
The Course begins on Route 77 near Crescent Beach and ends at Portland Head Lighthouse, the most photographed Lighthouse in America. This race has become so popular that runners come from all over the World to participate. There is even a kids race. The TD Beach to Beacon is a great way togged your family out and about for a beautiful day of inspiring athleticism. Please visit the Beach to Beacon website for race registration, information, and accessibility.
August 4 - Portland water Lantern Festival 2019
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Deering Oaks Park
Park Avenue, Portland
This event is meant for everyone to make a wish on a water lantern. Come to Deering Oaks Park for food trucks, live music, and set a water lantern adrift with a wish while you are there. The whole theme of this event is a peaceful and memorable event where everyone from all over is welcome together. Please visit the Water Lantern Festival website for more information.
August 7 - 11 - Cirque du Soleil Crystal
Cross Insurance Arena
1 Civic Center Square, Portland
Cool off this august at the Cross Insurance Arena for a night of ice skaters and acrobats. This World renowned show is a delightful evening for the whole family. Be sure to have dinner at one of Portland’s incredible restaurants beefier the show. Please visit the Cross Insurance Arena website for show times and to purchase tickets.
August 11 - South Portland's Art in the Park Show & Sale
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mill Creek Park, South Portland
Art in the Park is an amazing event where you can go and buy oil paintings, drawings, watercolors, and so much more. This outdoor market is open to all artists who wish to exhibit. Visit the event listing at the festivalnet website.
August 12 - Be Well Rooftop Rejuvenation at Bayside Bowl in Portland
Begins at 9:00 AM
58 Alder Street, Portland
Visit the rooftop deck at Bayside Bowl for a one-hour yoga class with Be Well owner and instructor, Kat Cynewski. The morning will include pre-fitness complimentary massages, a braid bar, yoga with energetic music, and lots of giveaways from event sponsors. Don’t forget to bring your own mat. Check out the Be Well page on Facebook for more information and tickets.
August 18 - Craft Brew Races in Portland
Arrive at 10:00 AM
Payson Park, Portland
This event is perfect for the casual athlete who loves beer. Runners of the 5k race, walkers, and bystanders welcome at the Craft Brew Races, which will take participants on a course around Back Cove. The race is followed by a beer festival in Payson Park, with upwards of 40 craft breweries present. Please visit the Craft Brew Races website for tickets and details about the event.
October 6 - The Maine Marathon
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Baxter Boulevard, Portland
Participate in the full marathon, half marathon, or relay race. This full day of running falls right on the beginning of autumn offering cooler temperatures for a full day of running. The full marathon goes from Portland to Falmouth offering a great opportunity to see the area. Please visit the Maine Marathon website for registration, parking, and event details.
All Summer Long
June 23, July 28 and August 25 - Salsa in the Square
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hosted by Primo Cubano
Congress Square Park
Intersection of High Street and Congress Streets, Portland
A free Salsa dance class hosted by Wendy Edwards, with over 15 years of salsa teaching experience. Primo Cubano will be playing Cuban dance music while you learn the basics of Salsa Dancing in the square.
Mondays and Tuesdays All Summer Long - Rooftop DJ Series
58 Alder Street, Portland
Enjoy a different DJ on the rooftop at Bayside Bowl every Monday and Tuesday this Summer.
Check out the concert series with local and regional musicians most Friday and Saturday nights with acts like Talib Kweli, MICROMASSÉ, and The A-Beez!
Summer Events - Aura Maine
121 Center Street, Portland
All Summer long check out the events at Aura Maine like Reel Big Fish, Gilbert Gottfriend, Johnny Marr, Josh Turner and more!
Summer Events - Port City Music Hall, State Theater and State Theater Presents Thompson’s Point
All Summer Long
Take a look at the calendar for events at these three locations, acts this Summer such as: Melissa Etheridge, Third Eye Blind, Comedian Tig Notaro, Dispatch, Maggie Rogers, Comedian Iliza Shlesinger, Ben Harper, and that’s just to name a few.
Every Sunday May 26 through September 1, 2019 - Reggae Sundays
11 AM - 5 PM
Jones Landing, Peaks Island, Portland
An afternoon of Reggae music at Jones Landing on Peaks Island in Portland. Accessible only by the Ferry or your own boat. A Portland area tradition for 25 years running.
May 5, May 19, June 23, July 21, August 11, August 25 - Summer 2019 Maker’s Market at the Point
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8 Thompson's Point, Portland
An opportunity for the community of creators in the Portland area to display their products. Farmers, artists, jewelers, art vendors and more. Follow @makersmarketatthepoint on instagram for more information or the event page for Thompson’s Point
56 Commercial Street, Portland
Berth: Maine State Pier
Cruise Casco Bay in a gorgeous vessel the Berth, while enjoying and learning about wine from sommelier Erica Archer. There are many different themed sails that feature food from acclaimed local chefs. You can even book a private event for your family and friends. Visit the Wine Wise website for tour times, more information, and tickets. If you are interested in this event please act fast they tend to book up quickly.
Thompson’s Point Summer Concert Series
10 Thompson’s Point Road, Portland
Want to see some live music on your summer vacation? Visit Thompson’s Point, an awesome family friendly music venue. Artists and bands from around the World have shows all summer long. Thompson’s Point is also home to Restaurants, food trucks, and beer and wine Please visit the Thompson's Point Summer Concert Series Website for shows and tickets.
The Portland Sea Dogs
271 Park Avenue, Portland
Catch a game of the Portland Sea Dogs during your vacation this summer. Bring your family to this big town stadium and enjoy a great game and delicious food on a beautiful summer day. Be sure to try the lobster popcorn when you are there. For game times and tickets visit The Sea Dogs website for game times and tickets.
Every Saturday April through November - Portland Farmers Market
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Deering Oaks Park, Portland
This outdoor summer market defines local. Farms from sell their locally grown and craft made food and wares. Whether you’re on your way into town or your way out, this farmers market is a great way to gather the best groceries and prepared food items Maine has to offer.
Varying shows and times
25 Forest Avenue, Portland
Portland Stage is a wonderful event center and hub for the arts. They put on plays. Musicals, and readings from various local authors throughout the year. Please visit Portland Stage website for information on specific events, show times, and tickets.
Full Moon and Sunset Canoe Tours
Experience a picturesque canoe ride through the beautiful marsh located in Scarborough, Maine. You can either go for a sunset or see the marsh by moonlight. You will see nature alive while paddling down the marsh. Visit the Maine Audubon website for tour dates and tickets.
August 5 - Paddle Battle at Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport
95 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport
(207) 967- 4050
The Paddle Battle is The Nonantum Resort’s annual race. Kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards, surfboards and any non-motorized vessels race down the Kennebunk River. This awesome day out on the water is family friendly. This year there are two added features to this event, the Crazy Costume and Crazy Craft competitions. Enjoy live music and family activities on the resort’s back lawn. Report to the registration table between 3PM and 4PM and you’ll find out where to drop in. During the event you can enjoy a full pool bar menu of food and drinks while awaiting the awards ceremony. Please visit the Nonantum Resort webpage for more details.
August 10 - Southern Maine Steampunk Fair in Kennebunk
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Brick Store Museum
117 Main Street, Kennebunk
Come to the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk to see all that Steampunks of New England have to offer. This event highlights the bold looks and views of the people who love to steam punk. It would be advisable to go in costume if you want to really make the best of the event. There will be many different exhibits and food and beverages available for purchase.
Please check out the Brick Store Museum website for more information.
All Summer Long
Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport
195 Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport
This museum has it all. Storytime for kids, guest events from all over the country, ice cream night, and so much more. The Seashore Trolley museum is a great place for activities for the whole family. Don’t forget to check out the trolleys while you’re there. Check out the Seashore Trolley Museum website for all event information and tickets.