A celebration like no other
Sunday, June 12th marked the unofficial start of summer in beautiful Downtown Portland, as the 43rd annual Old Port Festival delighted a crowd of more than 50,000!
Festival-goers from near and far enjoyed picture-perfect weather, fabulous entertainment on seven stages, oodles of Maine-made arts & crafts and mouth-watering eats at every turn.
Portland Downtown would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to all the organizers, vendors, entertainers, volunteers and visitors who made the Old Port Festival a spectacular community event! It truly takes a village to make the festival a safe and joyous occasion for all.
Old Port Festival
Sunday, June 12, 2016
11am — 5pm
Kick off summer in Maine at the 43rd annual Old Port Festival! This family-friendly event is an outdoor celebration of music, art and community in the heart of beautiful Downtown Portland.
Come one, come all and enjoy awesome live music, Maine-made arts and crafts, food from local businesses, kids’ activities and more. As always, the Old Port Festival is a rain or shine event!
- Kickoff Parade at 11am featuring Shoestring Theater — The parade starts at the top of Exchange Street and will make its way all the way down Exchange
- Music and entertainment on seven stages (see our lineups below)
- Children’s amusement rides & rock climbing wall
- Casco Bay Eye Ferris Wheel (by DiMillo’s on the Water) — Runs noon-8pm Friday through Sunday
- Over 200 vendor booths featuring great food, arts & crafts and more!
Bike or Bus to the festival — for free!
We are delighted to announce that the entire Greater Portland METRO bus system will be FREE all day Sunday, June 12th. Hop on a bus free of charge and don’t fret about driving & parking!
If biking is more your style, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of our free valet bike parking in Monument Square (offered Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 9am-6pm). Just look for the friendly folks from the Bicycle Coalition of Maine — they’ll be happy to help!
Children’s Area (Post Office Park)
12pm — Mad Science of Maine presents: Marvels in Motion
Coast 93.1 Stage (Middle & Pearl Streets)
12pm — Tickle (local cover band)
WCLZ Stage (Silver & Fore Streets)
12pm — Armies (local band)
WPOR Stage (Middle & Temple Streets)
12pm — American Ride (local country cover band)
Dispatch Stage (Fore & Union Streets)
12pm — Hi Tiger
Townsquare Media Stage (Monument Square)
MAMM Stage: 2016 Summer Camp Launch Party (Dana Street)
12pm — Maine Youth Rock Orchestra (MYROCK)