Events downtown

Jun 09

Square Hop + Window Walk A Portland Downtown Event | FREE 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Portland will be hopping Friday night with outdoor music and special performances in four — yes, four! — of our iconic downtown parks. From 6-8pm, you can stroll (or dance, should the mood strike) from square to square to experience some of our best & most unique local entertainment. Whether it’s a high-flying circus act, a larger-than-life ukulele ensemble, or an interactive theater show — there’s fun for the whole family at each stop!


LONGFELLOW SQUARE Featuring PortFringe
Get a “sneak peek” at the upcoming PortFringe Festival — complete with eclectic song & dance numbers and fun skits. Expect lots of laughs and audience engagement from this group of talented performance artists.

CONGRESS SQUARE PARK Featuring Circus Maine
Prepared to be “wowed” by the gravity-defying aerial stunts & balance acts of Circus Maine. Look up and be amazed!

MONUMENT SQUARE Featuring Maine Marimba Ensemble
Enjoy traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on handcrafted marimbas. The percussive rhythms never fail to get crowds moving — so get ready for dancing in Monument Square!

POST OFFICE PARK Featuring Peaks Island Ukes
For toe-tapping fun, look no further than the Peaks Island Ukes. This group has personality, flair, and talent — and we guarantee you’ll smile!

Please note: There will be continuous entertainment in each of the four locations from 6-8pm. Hit ’em all if you can!

ADDING TO THE FUN: The Square Hop kicks off the first night of Portland Downtown’s Summer Window Walk! The windows of our shops & restaurants will be decked out for summer fun: a spectacle for all to enjoy on this fun & festive night in beautiful Downtown Portland.

The Square Hop + Window Walk are part of Portland Downtown’s Summer Kickoff Weekend (June 9-11). We hope to see you soon!