The Weekend Guide August 4-6, 2017


The tall ships are sailing in this Friday and docking in beautiful Portland, Maine until Sunday! Don’t miss your chance to tour the USCGC Eagle and SSV Oliver Hazard Perry FOR FREE! The tall ships will be docked at the Portland Ocean Terminal, bring the whole family to tour these amazing ships. Did I mention this is a free event?

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The Weekend Guide July 28-30, 2017

Another weekend in the Old Port is fast approaching. Check out everything that is going on this weekend in Portland!


 Mass Mainehem Tap Take Over

The Thirsty Pig hosts a collaborative tap takeover with beers from Orono Brewing Company and Medusa Brewing Company on the eve of the Maine Brewers Guild Summer Session. The takeover begins at 7 and the beers flow until 9. In addition to all the amazing beer, The Thirsty Pig is partnering with Beeler’s Pork to make a special sausage for this event. [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide July 21-23, 2017

It looks like its going to be another beautiful weekend in the Old Port! As always we have a lineup of some amazing events you won’t want to miss!

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The Weekend Guide July 14-16, 2017


Kick off your weekend at Dogfish where Rexy and the Bones will be performing live. This unique set delivers funky music, including covers of Blackstreet, Glass Animal, TLC, and of course some of their originals. There is no cover, just a suggested donation of $10 will get you through the doors. Don’t miss out!

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The Weekend Guide July 7-9, 2017

I hope you have had a couple of days to rest up and prepare for this weekend after your long holiday weekend last week. This weekend is filled with charitable opportunities, races, lobster, Ninja Turtles, beer and of course a ton of fun!

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The Weekend Guide: June 29-July 4- 4th of July Edition 2017

This weekend lets party like its 1776! The Old Port is celebrating its freedom with live music, food and of course a little red, white and booze! [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide June 23-25, 20017

After what feels like months of rain, sunny summer days are officially here! This weekend is all about celebrating summer in Portland, Maine!

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The Weekend Guide June 16-18, 2017

Friday, June 16– Kick off the weekend at Thompson’s Point to watch the Shins perform with Tennis. Doors open at 6:00, the show starts at 7:00. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $42  or you can buy them at the door for $47. This show is open to all ages so bring the family! Do you want to listen to live music but don’t have the budget to buy expensive concert tickets? No problem, we have you covered. Check out the free community concerts in Congress Square Park. Portland’s Outdoor Summer Music Series kicks off at 6:00 with Tiger Bomb and goes until 8:00. If you’re looking for entertainment but concerts aren’t your thing Circus Maine delivers. Circus on the Point features shows all weekend and has something for everyone. Cabarets are suitable for all ages where Friday and Saturday nights offer a fun adult atmosphere with dim lighting, craft cocktails and rotating food trucks. After the circus make your way over to Portland House of Music to dance along with Chemtrail! Bring your pride in this safe space to be all who you truly are.  This is a 21 plus show. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

Saturday, June 17–  Start your Saturday by parading pride across Portland! Pride Portland is a celebration of Portland, Maine’s LGBTQIA-Lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, ally/asexual community. This year’s parade theme is “Love is Love,” participants are encouraged to express what love means to them in their floats, costumes etc. Line-up begins at 10:00 am at Monument Square and the parade starts at noon! Admission is free so come out and wave your Portland Pride rainbow flag! After the parade, keep the celebration going by helping Slab celebrate their 3rd anniversary. Barreled Souls will be taking over the taps from 11-11. Enjoy great Sicilian food and 20 Barreled Souls beers on tap! Want to check out some art this weekend? Head down to Commercial Street for the Great Big Artwork event featuring artwork by Anne Witte, Ian Goldsborough, Leslie Murray, Mark Little, MP Landis, Patrick Corrigan, Paul Brahms, Rick Hamilton & Zoo Cain. Once you’ve eat some pizza and washed it down with some Barreled Souls beer and checked out some amazing artwork take a walk to the Maine State Pier to watch Kid Ink, French Montana and Khalid perform on the waterfront. Doors open at 6:00.

Sunday, June 18– Celebrate your dad on the patio at Rising Tide Brewing. Sip craft beers while you listen to music by Native Isles live from 1-4. Looking for some friendly competition?  Challenge dad to a game of corn hole while you are there! For all those new dads out there check out Little Tap House’s BYOB (Bring Your Own Baby) Super Dad Day! Celebrate all the super dads out there with happy hour specials, a family photo booth, and prizes for the best super dad costume!






The Weekend Guide June 9th-11th, 2017

The Weekend Guide: Old Port Festival Edition! June 9th, 10th and mostly June 11, 2017!

Friday and Saturday are filled with music, foods and family events so please get out there and have fun because it looks like we will finally have a weekend long voyage of good weather. A big event for Friday is Square Hop and Saturday will be Shop for a Cause but for this Weekend Guide we will focus on a very anticipated yearly tradition here in the Old Port on Sunday June 11th, the one and only 44th annual Old Port Festival!

The family friendly festival takes over the heart of Portland from Congress to Commercial Street including Wharf Street, Dana Street, Moulton Street, Milk Street, Silver Street and Union Street from 6am to 6pm with a high spirited and colorful 11am parade to begin the day at the corner of Federal and Exchange! [Read more…]

The Weekend Guide June 2nd-4th, 2017

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Friday, June 2nd- First Friday Art Walk! Here’s a list of a few of the “First Friday” events going on in Portland:

  • Happy Hour Art Walk with Adulting Collective, Starts at Sur Lie @ 4:30 pm
  • First Friday: Making Paper, Making Maine, Maine Historical Society @ 5:00 pm

  • First Friday Open House, Presence of Mind Studio @ 5:30 pm

  • First Friday Fiction in the Garden, Longfellow Garden @ 6:30 pm

  • First Friday presents Dark Follies, Congress Square Park @ 8:30 pm (tips are welcome for these performers.)

The Thirsty Pig is giving us an open invitation to help celebrate the arrival of Sierra Nevada and all of our friends at 3:00 pm and all night long. At this “campsite” you can find sausages, Sierra beers (of course), local beer and music!  [Read more…]