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!
While those roads are closed to traffic they’re open for us to find all of our favorite foods, great music, specials at our favorite bars, vendors selling all kind of goodies in them and you will be engulfed in the excitement of the city! You are going to see over 200 vendors with food crafts and more so here we are going to give you a little “glimpse” of what you can find this Sunday at the Old Port Festival at your favorite places and where you can find your favorite radio station hosting musicians on a live stage playing music just for you.
The Thirsty Pig and Bissel Brothers host Deck Jam 2017 starting at 11am with menu specials and a bar on the deck!
The Drink Exchange will have beer specials and free hotdogs.
Pride Portland will be there and have 2017 Pride Portland T-shirts!
Bullfeeney’s will have music starting at 12pm.
Portland House of Music will have the bands Pardon Me, Doug and Skosh playing a free, 21+ show.
The Porthole will have Stolen Mojo starting at 12pm and The Pat Foley Band to follow.
Amigos will have the bands Youngbloods from 2-4pm and Yellow LedVedder: A Pearl Jam tribute!
B.Good asks us stop by from 12-3pm for food, beer specials and live music with Dustin LeVasseaur.
You will find crepes on the patio of Petite Jacqueline.
RiRa’s has the band Ellis Falls from 2-4pm.
DiMillo’s parking lot always has a giant ferris wheel.
Bonfire has free burgers on an outdoor patio that stretches to Fore Street, now that’s pretty cool! -SeeYaThere
Live Music Stages:
98.9 or WCLZ Stage can be found on Fore and Silver-
12pm, Hannah Damon and the Martell Sisters
1pm, Pete Kilpatrick Band
2pm, Amy Allen
3pm, Ghost of Paul Revere
93.1/101.9 or the Coast and WPOR Stage can be found at Middle and Temple-
12:30pm, Morgan Wallen
4pm, Blue October
97.9 or WJBQ and the MAMM (Maine Academy of Modern Music) Stage can be found on Commercial and Dana-
12pm, MAMMOTH Rock Chorus and the MAMMOTH Brass Band
12:30pm, GIRLS ROCK: Mad Dads, the Chaotic Rotations, NYN, Pandamonium and Signed Anonymous
1:30pm, KIDS ROCK: Night Eyes, Escape The Stage, Gooder Grammar and Without Logic
2:30pm, Q97.9 ROCKS: Daniel Skye
3pm, MAMM SLAM: Spacehaven, The Asthmatic and Mikayla Gallows
4pm, TEENS ROCK: Sylvia Kane, Kid, Delayed Resolution, Rest Assured, One Night and Brick Brothers