Goodbye April and your showers, let’s bring on those May flowers (and warm weather)! Welcoming in May, Portland is hosting a whole slew of events from markets, to live music (particularly the return of one of Portland’s most beloved outdoor music restaurants/venues), DJ sets, burlesque shows, beer-versary parties, and more!
Here’s the Weekend Guide for April 29th, 2022 – May 1st, 2022!
Friday the 29th
ZP The Don w/ Suthi & Thiccboi Drewski | Citrus | 9:00 PM
Hailing from Providence RI, ZP the Don combines an energized blend of old school & new school garage-house music. With R&B/Bass style influences from the likes of Matt Jam Lamont to Sammy Virji, the atmosphere will have you feeling the vibe all night long.
Wine Dinner | Ruby’s West End | 6:30 PM
Ruby’s West End’s Chef Matt Stum and Wine Maven Coco O’Neill host a five-course tasting menu with wine pairings. This unique interactive experience allows you to engage with the chef and the wine consultant to learn about food, wine, and how they come together to create an unforgettable dining experience. View menu and reserve your space here.
Fever- 70’s & 80’s Disco Party| Aura | 8:00 PM Doors
Saturday Night Fever on…Friday! Get those bell bottoms on and head on over to Aura where DJ Jay-C will take you to the 70’s & 80’s with Fever: A disco-themed dance party! $5 cover. 21+.
Cold, Cold Night Burlesque + Ragtime Rebellion | Portland House of Music | 7:00 PM Doors – 8:00 PM Show
Cold, Cold Night Burlesque offers a modern-day fusion of traditional and vaudeville-style 1920’s burlesque! Providing more than just choreographed dances, but rather entirely themed evenings complete with comedy, seduction, and surprise! Tickets here.
House of Hamill | One Longfellow Square | 7:00 PM Doors – 8:00 PM Show
Whether they’re ripping through a set of original jigs and reels, adding lush three-part harmonies into traditional folk ballads, or cracking up an audience with stories from the road, House of Hamill puts on a show that captivates audiences from the very first note. Tickets here.
Saturday the 30th
3rd Annual Taco & Tequila Crawl | Old Port | 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tacos, margs, tequila shots, and more, come join the ultimate fiesta! Enjoy tacos and exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials. Regular Taco Ticket + Bar Crawl Ticket gives you 3 Tacos (Tabs to exchange for tacos), Discounted specials at every stop (Margs, Beer, and Tequila), Taco & Tequila Crawl Signature Digital Crawl Map, DJs, and entertainment to dance off the tacos & margaritas. Tickets here.
Portland Farmers’ Market | Deering Oaks Park | 7:00 AM -1:00 PM
Portland Maine’s Farmers’ Market kicks off their outdoor season at Deering Oaks Park. Come on out to welcome your favorite farmers back to the park, rain or shine! Free event.
Coveside Coffee Market | Coveside Coffee | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Mark your calendars! Coveside Coffee is so excited for their next market with super talented local makers and The Pink Waffle slinging waffles! Plus their friends Love Lab Studio will be back with a fun kids’ art activity!
Maine Cosplay Extravaganza | Thompson’s Point| 10:00 AM -6:00 PM (Repeats Sunday, May 1st)
It’s time to get your best Batman or Batwomen gear because cosplay is coming to Thomspon’s Point! Celebrations will include food trucks, artists, vendors, 1966 Batmobile, a costume contest with prizes, Lightning McQueen, and more! Tickets are available at the door ($20 one day pass, $30 two day pass)
8-Year Anniversary Party | Austin Street Brewery | 12:00 PM
If you can believe it, Austin Street Brewery is celebrating 8 whole years of bringing people the beers! In honor of opening their doors in 2014 at 1 Industrial Way, they invite you to come have some fun with us as they release their anniversary double IPA. Festivities also include food from Great Waves Sushi, oysters from Lady Shuckers, and treats from Portland Cake Co. Free event! *Event will be taking place at their Fox Street location.
Lucius w/ Charlie Hickey | State Theatre | 7:00 PM Doors – 8:00 PM Show
Sunday the 1st
Ryan Haliburton | Portland Lobster Co. | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Micro Craft Fair | Maine Oyster Company | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join Maine Oyster Company for their first-ever craft fair featuring some really wonderful local artists put together by thier very own star shucker and the creative lady behind Zoe! MYO will be shucking oysters and pouring beer, wine, and a few non-alcoholic bevvies while you shop!
Season Kickoff | Congress Square Park | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Celebrate the start of the 2022 season of Friends of Congress Square Park! The Ideal Maine Social Aid & Sanctuary Band will make an appearance, plus they will have food by Fred’s Fried Dough, Plot Twist Pretzels, and La Fritanga! Come by, meet your neighbors, grab a bite to eat, and get excited. Plus, from 11am – noon they’ll have a volunteer open house, so show up early to learn about how you can get involved this summer! Free event.
For more events, head to our full Events Calender here.