There's too much going on in Greater Portland to list here, so be sure to check out our online calendar for more activities.
EVENTS Any season you visit Greater Portland, you’ll have a full array of events to complement our scenic splendor. Plan your travels around a festival or catch whatever’s on tap when you arrive. Photo: Tim Greenway — Concert on Portland's Eastern Prom
DEC 31 KIDNIGHT/NEW YEAR'S EVE
OCT 2 MAINE MARATHON, RELAY & MAINE HALF-MARATHON 13 & 26 mile races from Baxter Boulevard in Portland, 3,500 runners. 749-9160 OCT 8 WOLFE’S NECK FARM FALL FESTIVAL Celebrate sustainable agriculture with music, animal interactions, pumpkin hayrides and more. Freeport, 865-4469 OCT 19-23 HARVEST ON THE HARBOR A Maine culinary experience. Local foods, exceptional wines from around the world, amazing chefs. On Portland’s waterfront. HarvestOnTheHarbor.com NOV 1-7 PORTLAND BEER WEEK Annual collection of events celebrating the vibrant beer culture in Maine. portlandbeerweek.org NOV 18 - DEC 31 NORTHERN LIGHTS An incredible display of lights, crafts for kids, horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and entertainment. llbean.com/northernlights.
NOV 25 - DEC 18 LIGHT UP YOUR HOLIDAYS
L.L.Bean hosts a full day of activities for kids culminating in a festive fireworkds display at 6 pm. Freeport. llbean.com/Freeport 2017 FEB 19-21 FLAVORS OF FREEPORT Enjoy samples from some of Maine’s best chefs and local brews and beverages at the Ice Bar. Freeport, 865-1212 MAR 1-11 MAINE RESTAURANT WEEK Warm up to winter at restaurants throughout the state offering specially priced three-course menus. mainerestaurantweek.com MAR 18-20 MAINE BOATBUILDER’S SHOW A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Portland, 775-4403 SPRING DATES TBA PORTLAND FLOWER SHOW Exhibition of Maine horticulture and landscap- ing professionals. Portland, 775-4403
Downtown Portland is alive with joy-filled celebration on its streets and many special events. 772-6828 NOV 25 - DEC 18 POLAR EXPRESS The popular children’s book comes to life when the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad departs for a journey to the “North Pole.” 828-0814. NOV 25, ‘16 - JAN 1, ‘17 CHRISTMAS AT VICTORIA MANSION Victoria Mansion is lavishly decorated for the holidays by professional designers, decorators, and florists. 772-4841 DEC 2-4 SPARKLE WEEKEND Parade, carolers, Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides enliven downtown Freeport. 865-1212 DEC 2-11 KENNEBUNKPORT’S CHRISTMAS PRELUDE Two week festival with tree lighting, caroling, walking tours, hat parade, entertainment and much, much more for the entire family. 967-0857