The ever popular Old Port fest that usually is held on a Sunday, is now expanding to a full weekend! The festival this year will span from June 6- June 8. The event has grown every year and recently has been drawing close to 30,000 people in the last few years, and has called for an expansion. The same events that happen on that Sunday will still happen as they have in year’s past. The event now becomes more of a destination rather than a one day event.
After the official announcement today the general reception of the Portland arts scene is very positive as it gives them more of an opportunity to showcase their work. The first Friday Art Walk that happens every month in Portland will actually be the first day of this three day event this year. Congress street will close on June 6 during the walk to create more of a festival atmosphere. Details on the festival activities on Saturday aren’t final yet but will be released soon.
Sunday’s festivities will start as they always do with a parade down Exchange St and will follow with the plethora of live music and food vendors. This year the music stages will increase from five stages to six.
This is great news for everyone in Portland who enjoys this great event and also for those vendors who look to make more of an impact and showcase the great arts scene in Portland.
We will update you here at I Love Portland Maine as new details emerge on this year’s Old Port Festival.
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