The only thing hotter than this week’s recent rise in temperatures is this weekend’s round-up of events in Portland, Maine.
Okay, okay, a little cheesy, but the truth is that Portland is buzzing with end-of-summer excitement this weekend and you’re invited to be a part of it all. From vibrant live music performances to Oktoberfest celebrations, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Check it all out right here!
Here’s The Weekend Guide for Friday, September 8th, 2023 – Sunday, September 10th, 2023
Friday the 8th
Negroni Month | ViA VECCHiA | All Month
Embark on a Negroni journey around the globe with Via Vecchia! Starting August 31st, join this small plates Italian restauraint for Negroni Month. Stop by to taste various Negroni twists inspired by different parts of the world. Collect stamps in your Negroni Passport for each drink and complete the tour to earn your Negroni aficionado status. Best part? Proceeds go to Slow Food, a global movement that envisions a better world through food. Sip, savor, and support a cause!
This is a vibrant Food Truck Festival featuring live music by Eli & Noah Smith and an array of gourmet treats from renowned food trucks: Vy Banh Mi, The Muthah Truckah, Black Salt Dining, and Ugly Dumpling Food Truck. Indulge in delicious fare, sip craft brews, and relish the lively atmosphere. Join for a day of culinary delights, music, and camaraderie.
Alive in the Root | Andy’s Old Port Pub | 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Experience the exceptional musical journey of Alive in the Root! This talented, multi-instrumental acoustic roots band will mesmerize you with their original compositions. An evening of poetry, harmony, and soulful melodies that will leave you spellbound.
Saturday the 9th
Sunday the 10th
Any Two Wheels ’23 | Hi-Fidelity + Urban Farm Fermentory | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Rev up your engines and roll into the ultimate celebration of two-wheeled freedom! Any Two Wheels, the open-invite bike festival that’s bringing all things pedal-powered to life, is back. Gather your push bikes, choppers, tuk tuks, scramblers, and more – if it’s got two wheels, it’s invited! Get ready for a day filled with live music, awesome vendors, delectable food, and jaw-dropping prizes. Keeping the spirit of competition alive with crowd-chosen winners in various categories, including the illustrious “Bike I Wanna Ride for 15 Minutes and I’ll Give It Back I Swear” award. Sway to the rhythms of S.C.O.B.Y. & Dark Soft while savoring delectable bites from the Black Salt Food Truck. Raffle proceeds will support the Bikes for All Mainers program by Portland Gear Hub. So gear up, tune in, and let’s make this two-wheeled fiesta a ride to remember! All-ages and free-to-all event.
Deering Center Porchfest 2023! | Deering Center | 12:15 PM – 6:00 PM
A day of musical enchantment and community celebration in the heart of the Deering Center neighborhood! Porchfest is back, bringing you a feast of musical performances as talented artists turn porches into stages and notes into moments of connection. This annual event is all about the power of music to unite the community in a simple yet profound way. Come be part of a larger community coming together for a day of harmony and togetherness. Free and open to everyone.
Train Day | The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
All aboard for Train Day at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine! Join the Children’s Museum in partnership with the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad for a day that’s all about the magic of trains. The excitement kicks off at 9:30 am with Train Storytime, where the Narrow Gauge Railroad Train Conductor will whisk you away on an imaginative journey through tales of trains. From 10 to 11 am, it’s Train Takeover time in the MakerSpace! Unleash your creativity and design your very own train. Let your imagination run wild as you craft a locomotive masterpiece. And of course, don’t miss the chance to explore CMTM’s train exhibit in the Neighborhood. Put on your conductor’s hat, load up the luggage, and ring the bell as you immerse yourself in the world of trains. Train Day is Free With Admission.
Beer + Lobster Sail with Goodfire Brewing Co. + Portland Lobster Co. | Portland Schooner Co. | 5: 00 PM
For more events head to our Events Calendar here.