4 Parks. 4 Shows. 1 Amazing Night
Friday, June 9, 2017 • 6-8pm
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.
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. For the latest event updates, RSVP on Facebook. Be sure to invite your friends!
Square Hop Locations & Performers
Please note: These are concurrent shows each with continuous entertainment from 6-8pm. Hit ’em all if you can (we recommend speed walking!)
PortFringe at Longfellow Square: The clever + hilarious performers of PortFringe will be reciting their favorite Movie Monologues…with a twist. Swing by Longfellow Square anytime from 6-8pm to see what we mean (hint: sock puppets may be involved).
Circus Maine at Congress Square Park: Prepared to be “wowed” by the gravity-defying aerial stunts & balance acts of Circus Maine. Look up and be amazed!
Maine Marimba Ensemble at Monument Square: 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!
Peaks Island Ukes at Post Office Park: 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!
Join the fun as a volunteer
Love Portland? Love summer? Love making people happy? Please considering volunteering for Summer Kickoff Weekend! Click here to learn more.