The Weekend Guide for October 18th-20th

There are a ton of fun activities going on in Portland, Maine this weekend! You could visit Harvest on the Harbor and eat lobster, get a tattoo to support the Animal Refuge League, attend a Beyonce tribute, or carve a pumpkin at the zoo. The opportunities are endless!


Grab some outdoor gear at the Toad&Co Warehouse Sale from 10am-7pm. Snag some sweet deals while helping support local nonprofits.

Tuck in for the Maine Lobster Chef of the Year Competition at Harvest on the Harbor on Thompson’s Point. This lunch will be at 11:30am and includes a 10-courses of delicious lobster! Then at 5:30 sip cocktails and chow down at the Straight Up! Boozy Bash! Harvest on the Harbor runs all weekend long so check out all of the events on their facebook page.

It’s spooky season and the Warehouse of Horrors will be terrifyingly fun! Listen to some of Portland’s best bands between 7:30pm-1am at The Whiskey Barrel, show off your best costume, and most spooktacular dance moves! This is a 21+ event so bring your ID!


We all love our pets more than anything so why not get a personalized tattoo of their paw print to help support the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland! At Tats for Tails you can choose from designs created specifically for this flash tattoo event or email your pets paw print beforehand! Don’t want a tattoo? You can donate pet food and enter to win a raffle for pet prizes!

Celebrate Queen Bey at Crazy in Love: A Tribute to Beyonce at Portland House of Music and Events. Doors open at 8pm and the music starts at 9pm. This is a 21+ event.

MAIZ Columbian Street Food will be hosting Eats and Beats at 8:30pm. Grab some food and dance the night away!


Grab a plate at the 3rd Annual Free Grill Out and Raffle hosted by the Portland Food Co-op from 12-3pm. There will be burgers, vegan burgers, hot dogs, wine samples, raffles, live music, and more!

Carve a pumpkin at Boo at the Zoo between 2 and 6pm. The Portland Zoo has paired up with Austin Street Brewery for a day of pumpkin carving and music! Tickets are $25 and include a pumpkin and carving set to take home! You do not need a ticket to come to the event itself. 

Grab a ticket to Watch This! Film Festival at the Portland House of Music and Events. This is a Co-production of Bomb Diggity Arts and The Art Department and features film shorts of all genres for all ages! Doors open at 6pm and films run from 7-9pm.