The Weekend Guide for April 12th – 14th | Portland Old Port

The Weekend Guide for April 12th – 14th

Trying to get the heck out of dodge? The biggest party in the East returns for its 31st year this weekend at Sugarloaf! This year’s Reggae Fest features Fortunate Youth, Might Mystic & The Hard Roots Movement, and more! If you’re planning on sticking around the Old Port, keep reading for some exciting events happening this weekend.


Join Bully Boy Distillers from 7-10pm at Oxbow Brewing to celebrate the launch of their newest release, the Amaro. Enjoy specialty cocktails featuring the Amaro and Bully Boy’s other spirits, followed by a DJ set from 10-1am from local DJ, Alchemy!

Vintage Bazaar kicks off a weekend of vintage vendors, live music, food trucks and libations at Thompsons Point from 5-8pm. An exclusive first dibs intimate evening shopping experience! Early Bird tickets are $15 and include return access on Saturday and Sunday.

Action Bronson, chef-turned-rapper, and special guest Meyhem Lauren bring the party back to the State Theater with the White Bronco Tour! Prepare to be dazzled by witty lyrics and funky soul-sampling beats from his first independent album in 6 years. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8.


Nothing like a 5k or 5-mile race to get your Saturday morning off to a good start! The Boys and Girls Club of Southern Maine Alumni Association is celebrating its 90th anniversary by helping raise money for our local youth. The race starts at Ocean Gateway at 9 am. Registration is $25.

Stop into the Thirsty Pig from 2-4pm to hear new songs by David Karl Roberts accompanied by your favorite sausage and beer. This show is free and all ages!

Lone Pine is having their Gorham tasting room grand opening from 12-8pm! There will be 16 draft beers pouring including a showcase of their first barrel-aged sours. Take this opportunity to get a tour of the entire campus and grab some of their brand-new merch. Mami Portland Food Truck and Tacos Del Seoul will be there to feed you.

Join Sommelier Erica Archer for a guided wine and food walk. Prepare for an afternoon of delectable wines and delicious food pairings at four great establishments! Begins at 56 Commercial street at 2:45 pm.


Do you find yourself constantly struggling to find yourself saying you have nothing to wear when you have a closet full of clothing? Head down to Hustle and Flow at 11:15 am for a clothing swap. Bring the clothes you don’t wear and go home with clothes you will!

It’s Sunday swap day! The Great Maine Bike Swap offers a great way to buy and sell quality used bikes. Drop of your bikes Saturday night between 3-6pm and then head down to USM’s Sullivan Recreation and Fitness complex between 10-1pm on Sunday to find yourself a new bike for triathlon season.

Wind down your weekend with Game Night at Gritty McDuff’s. Play Super Smash Bros and Mario Kart on Nintendo Switch with fellow gamers and win prizes from Bull Moose! Starts at 4 pm, must be 21+ to play.