CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Portland, Maine Area Festivals, Art, Sports & Entertainment Listings

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Now through Jul 15 ART EXHIBITION: The Paintings of John Calvin StevensAn Exhibition featuring the landscape paintings of noted architect John Calvin Stevens, many painted en plein air with a group of local artists known as the Brush’uns who depicted scenes in Cape Elizabeth, Capisic, Scarborough, Stroudwater and more.

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Greater Portland Landmarks
Now through Oct 18 Rose Marasco: IndexRose Marasco: Index will present photographs spanning the four-decade career of Rose Marasco (b. 1950), one of the most beloved photographers in the state of Maine.

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Portland Museum of Art
Now through Sep 7 City & Lighthouse TourFirst introducing city highlights including the Portland Observatory, Fort Allen Park, Longfellow Square, The Victoria Mansion, and the vibrant Arts District, followed by Portland Head Light!

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The Scenic Route Maine Tours
Now through Oct 27 Land and Sea – Portland CityWhat do you get when you combine a Lighthouse Lovers Cruise with a Portland City Tour? A unique land and sea tour of Portland with time to enjoy lunch and shopping, too!

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Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours
Now through Oct 27 Portland City and Lighthouse TourGet on board the "Discovery" trolley! Sit back, relax and enjoy a 105-minute, fully narrated tour as our engaging and informative guides treat you to Portland's diverse history and hidden gems.

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Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours
Now through Oct 31 The Way We Wear: Industry & Fashion in the 19th CenturyA free exhibit in the Carriage House Museum Shop Gallery, no admission required

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Victoria Mansion
Now through Oct 31 Two-Hour Wind Jammer SailsBoard the Bagheera or the Wendameen for a two-hour sail on Casco Bay, the perfect way to experience the beauty of the Maine coast, complete with lighthouses, seals, seabirds and the rugged coastline!

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Portland Schooner Co.
Now through Oct 31 Wadsworth-Longfellow House ToursIn June 2002, the Maine Historical Society celebrated the centennial of the Wadsworth–Longfellow House as Maine's first house museum open to the public. Join us for an hour-long guided tour of this historic landmark.

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Maine Historical Society
Now through Sep 7 Land and Sea – Peek at PortlandMaximize your sightseeing with this exceptional combo tour. Hop aboard the trolley for a fully narrated tour of the Portland peninsula, and then enjoy a Lighthouse Lovers Cruise of Casco Bay!

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Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours
Now through Oct 27 Lighthouse Lovers CruiseEnjoy this narrated 90-minute scenic cruise through busy Casco Bay and its innermost islands to see lighthouses, forts, lobster boats, seals, and seabirds!

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Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours
Now through Oct 10 The Bath Iron Works Story Trolley TourMay 18 to June 13 Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 pm Saturday at 10 am June 15 to October 10 Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12 pm and 2 pm Tuesday and Thursday at 2 pm Saturday at 10 am No tours: May 25, July 4, Sept 1

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Maine Maritime Museum
    
Now through Sep 20 Director's Cut: Selection from The Maine Art Museum TrailFrom Ogunquit to Bangor, the museums on the Maine Art Museum Trail showcase more than 73,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary, in collections featuring works by the many artists associated with Maine, such as Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Alex

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Portland Museum of Art
Now through Sep 20 Exhibit: Directors’ Cut: Selections from the Maine Art Museum Trail From Ogunquit to Bangor, the museums on the Maine Art Museum Trail showcase more than 53,000 works of art, from ancient to contemporary, in collections featuring works by the many artists associated with Maine, such as Marsden Hartley, Winslow Homer, Alex

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Portland Museum of Art
Now through Aug 13 Camille Davidson '89: Stone StoriesCamille Davidson's encaustic paintings are a tribute to the echoes of stories in beach stones she found during her artist residency in Baie Ste. Marie.

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Maine College of Art
Now through Jun 30 Whale WatchA Maine Whale Watching adventure awaits you aboard the Odyssey! Great fun and educational for the entire family. Join our Captain as he sets course on a journey to view them in their own environment!

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Odyssey Whale Watch & Nature Cruises
Now through Oct 11 Full Day Casco Bay CruiseThis cruise is for those who want to spend a full day on the water and have a chance to see some of the small communities around Casco Bay that are still dependent on the sea for their existence.

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Casco Bay Custom Charters
Now through Oct 12 Historical Walking Tours of PortlandTours leave from the MHS museum store and are 60-75 minutes in length. Tours are limited to 12 guests and are first-come, first-served.

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Maine Historical Society
Now through Oct 11 Portland Harbor & Cliff Island CruiseThis 3-4 hour cruise offers great sightseeing, including 4 lighthouses, and also offers a chance to explore more of the Casco Bay Islands.

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Casco Bay Custom Charters
Now through Oct 11 Portland Harbor & Lighthouse CruiseThis 2-hour trip is great for a sunset cruise or as a nice way to get on the water for a bit of sightseeing and relaxation. This trip gets you close to 4 lighthouses, including Portland Head Light!

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Casco Bay Custom Charters
Now through Aug 31 Seal and Osprey WatchObserve playful seals and nesting sites of the magnificent osprey while enjoying the beauty of Casco Bay!

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Atlantic Seal Cruises
Now through Oct 11 The Goslings CruiseLet us show you one of our favorite places in Casco Bay on this cruise which can last anywhere from 4 hours to all day depending your preferences. Come join us for a picnic or a nice swim on the beach!

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Casco Bay Custom Charters
    
Now through Jul 3 East to EastTwo Maine artists return home – elin o'Hara slavick and Shane C. Smith. Both artists pay special attention to the specific cultural sites on which they work or to which they refer.

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Maine College of Art
Now through Jun 30 Venice Paintings by Jeffery CourtneyCelebrate our First Anniversary with a solo exhibit by England’s Jeffery Courtney on June 5-30. Courtney brings us a wonderful selection of Venetian paintings.

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Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
Now through Oct 27 Portland Fire Engine Co. TourPortland Fire Engine Co. operates a unique multimedia history tour of Portland Maine aboard a Vintage Fire Engine! The tour is a great way of reliving Portland’s past with amazing views and photo opportunities.

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Portland Fire Engine Co.
Now through Sep 26 Sunset Lighthouse CruiseThis 90 minute narrated cruise offers guests a chance to relax and unwind as we cruise around the inner islands and lighthouses of the bay at dusk.

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Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours
Now through Sep 7 5 Lighthouse TourThe rocky and spectacular coastline near Portland is filled with historic lighthouses. Visit Maine's famous coastline known for it's jagged and dramatic cliffs, and add 5 lighthouses to your vacation scrapbook!

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The Scenic Route Maine Tours
Now through Sep 7 Kennebunkport TourEnjoy the scenic drive to the lovely seaside village of Kennebunkport. Here the lobster men still rule and locals treat you as a long lost friend. Sit back, relax and enjoy our beautiful state!

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The Scenic Route Maine Tours
Now through Sep 7 The Best of the Scenic Route ComboIn our combo deal, you will get our City & Lighthouse Tour PLUS our popular 5 Lighthouse Tour for a discount! Many of our guests enjoy both tours and it guarantees the maximum sightseeing in Portland!

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The Scenic Route Maine Tours
Now through Sep 7 Peek at Portland TourPrefer to peruse Portland on your own time? Hop aboard the Peek at Portland Tour for a 45 minute sneak peek of all that Portland has to offer – leaving you plenty of time to explore the city on your own.

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Portland Discovery Land & Sea Tours
Now through Aug 21 Summer Camp - Kids, Teens & AdultsCamp meets from 9-3pm each day from Monday to Friday (unless otherwise noted). Ages 6 and up please, unless otherwise noted.

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Portland Pottery Studio & Supply
Now through Jul 11 Sister ActSister Act is the feel-amazing musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that will have you jumping to your feet!

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Maine State Music Theatre
    
Now through Jun 29 Portland Sea Dogs vs Reading Fightin' Phils (Philadelphia Phillies)Be sure to catch the AA Red Sox affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, in action. The Sea Dogs were named the 2014 minor league team of the year!

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Portland Sea Dogs
Now through Jul 26 Bar Harbor Music FestivalVariety is the key to the Bar Harbor Music Festival, and on more than just the musical front.

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Now through Jul 3 Maine Mead Works Brewery TourVisit Maine Mead Works and get a tour of the behind the scenes processes involved in the creation of their products!

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Maine Mead Works
Now through Jul 3 New England Distilling Brewery ToursOpen for tours and tasting Mon-Fri, noon to 5 pm, Sat, 10 am to 4 pm. Also available by appointment.

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New England Distilling
Now through Jul 5 Rising Tide Brewing Company ToursCome get an exclusive tour of our brewery in downtown Portland! We'll show you around and explain the processes involved in the creation of our product line!

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Rising Tide Brewing Company
Jun 30 TODAY! 5 Lighthouse Bike TourDiscover Portland by Bike. See 5 Lighthouses, learn Portland's history and eat Portland's best lobster roll.

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Summer Feet Cycling Adventures
Jun 30 TODAY! Bike and Brews TourDiscover Portland's micro-brew scene by bicycle

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Summer Feet Cycling Adventures
Jun 30 TODAY! Couch Surfers Meet!This weekly meetup group is going to be a place where you can make connections with other locals and/or visitors, swap travel stories, get advice, start building your profile referrals and more!

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Jun 30 TODAY! Fly-Casting Discovery Course$25 Our exciting one-hour Fly-Casting Discovery Course is fun, easy and led by expert instructors who'll gladly teach you the skills to cast your first fly.

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L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools
Jun 30 TODAY! Founder’s Reception6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Tickets are $100 single or $150 for a couple. Tickets are limited, reserve yours today.

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Boothbay Railway Village
    
Jun 30 TODAY! Kayaking Discovery Course$25 Call for availability & times.

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L.L.Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools
Jun 30 TODAY! Kennebunkport Tasty Lunchtime Walking TourWhile Kennebunkport's foodie scene is not as well known as Portland's, it is still prodigious in culinary talent, and teeming with fresh, regionally sourced delicacies!

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Maine Foodie Tours
Jun 30 TODAY! LYLE DIVINSKY - ACOUSTIC SUNSET SAILWatch the sun set on beautiful Casco Bay from the deck of Frances while taking in the sound of Portland's finest folk, bluegrass, and soul music in a purely acoustic setting.

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Maine Sailing Adventures
Jun 30 TODAY! Old Port Culinary Walking TourJoin Maine Foodie Tours on our flagship culinary walking tour! Our knowledgeable foodie guides will introduce you to the dining delights of Portland's Old Port

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Maine Foodie Tours
Jun 30 TODAY! Old Port Lunchtime Lobster CrawlSavor a diverse menu of mouthwatering sea fare featuring Maine's most coveted crustacean, the lobster, during the Old Port Lunchtime Lobster Crawl

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Maine Foodie Tours
Jun 30 - Jul 3 Portland Sea Dogs vs New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays)Be sure to catch the AA Red Sox affiliate, the Portland Sea Dogs, in action. The Sea Dogs were named the 2014 minor league team of the year!

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Portland Sea Dogs
Jun 30 TODAY! Salsa MakingWe will harvest fresh veggies and herbs from our garden and learn how to make a farm-fresh salsa!

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Pineland Farms
Jun 30 TODAY! Shakespeare Stage Story: A Midsummer Night's DreamJoin us for a Shakespeare Stage Story! This spring we'll be bringing you interactive scenes from three of Shakespeare's plays, designed for children of all ages!

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Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine
Jun 30 TODAY! Shipyard Brewing Company ToursReserve a place on our Full Brewery Tours on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 5:30 to 7:00 pm! (Tuesday tours are led by our trade brewer and Thursday tours are led by one of our tour guides.)

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Shipyard Brewing Co
Jun 30 TODAY! Sunset Sea Kayak TourWatch the sun set over Portland harbor as you sea kayak through the waters of Casco Bay!

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Portland Paddle
    
Jun 30 TODAY! Tate House Museum Presents Evening of Poetry in the Garden: Tuesday, June 30The Tate House Museum presents Poetry in the Garden on the Tate House lawn by the Stroudwater River on Tuesday, June 30 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. Two distinguished Portland poets, Marcia Brown and Alice Persons, will read selected works and discuss their poet

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Tate House Museum
Jun 30 TODAY! Tuesday Trivia NightEvery Tuesday at the Bar & Grille we will be having Trivia Night with our host Ryan Prosser! There is no cover charge, and we will be giving out a wide variety of prizes, including: - Dogfish Gift Certificates - Dogfish Apparel - Gear from Local Part

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Dogfish Bar & Grille
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