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Seasonal Events in Portland, Maine

Portland, Maine, offers an exciting lineup of seasonal events throughout the year. From festivals that celebrate the vibrant local culture to holiday traditions that bring communities together, there's always something special happening in every season. Plan your visit accordingly and immerse yourself in these delightful seasonal events:



Portland Flower Show:

Welcome the arrival of spring at the Portland Flower Show, a renowned event showcasing stunning floral displays, landscape designs, and gardening workshops. Explore the exhibits, gather inspiration for your own garden, and learn from experts in horticulture.

Maine Restaurant Week:

Indulge your taste buds during Maine Restaurant Week, a culinary extravaganza featuring special menus and discounted dining experiences at some of the city's best restaurants. Enjoy delectable cuisine, discover new flavors, and savor the diverse culinary scene that Portland has to offer.



Old Port Festival:

Celebrate the summer season at the Old Port Festival, a lively street fair held in the historic Old Port district. Enjoy live music, street performers, local food vendors, and a vibrant marketplace offering handmade crafts and unique products. It's a fantastic event for the whole family.

Yarmouth Clam Festival:

Head just outside Portland to the neighboring town of Yarmouth and experience the annual Yarmouth Clam Festival. This iconic summer event features a wide variety of activities, including clam shucking contests, live music, a carnival, and, of course, delicious Maine seafood.



Harvest on the Harbor:

Get a taste of the region's culinary delights at Harvest on the Harbor, a multi-day food and wine festival that celebrates the bountiful harvest of Maine's farms, orchards, and waters. Enjoy chef demonstrations, tastings, farm-to-table dinners, and interactive workshops that highlight the flavors of the season.

Portland Brew Festival:

Beer enthusiasts will rejoice at the Portland Brew Festival, where local and regional breweries gather to showcase their finest craft brews. Sample an array of beers, meet the brewers, and immerse yourself in the vibrant beer culture that Portland is known for.



Merry Madness:

Experience the holiday spirit during Merry Madness, an annual shopping event held in downtown Portland. Join in the festive atmosphere as shops stay open late, offering special deals, refreshments, and entertainment. It's the perfect opportunity to find unique gifts and support local businesses.

Portland Harbor Christmas Boat Parade:

Witness a magical spectacle as beautifully decorated boats glide along the waters of Portland Harbor during the Christmas Boat Parade. Bundle up, find a cozy spot along the waterfront, and enjoy the twinkling lights and festive cheer.
Please note that event dates and details may vary each year, so it's recommended to check the official event websites or local listings for the most up-to-date information.

At Portland Harbor Hotel, we are thrilled to be a part of the seasonal festivities in Portland. Our friendly staff can provide additional details, assist with event tickets or reservations, and ensure your stay coincides with these delightful events. Make the most of your visit by immersing yourself in the unique seasonal experiences that Portland has to offer.