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TUNE WITH A VIEW Summer skies fill with music at free concerts throughout the region.
ART & ABOUT On the first Friday of each month, Portland art galleries and the art museum open their doors and Congress Street is lined with performers and artists selling their creations for First Friday Art Walk.
SEAS THE DAY You can take a dip at East End Beach on the Portland peninsula or on the campus of Southern Maine Community College and at Willard Beach, both in South Portland. Bring a kayak and explore the bay.
LEAD YOURSELF Immerse yourself in architecture with self-guided walking tours of four Portland neighborhoods by downloading the interactive maps from Portland Landmarks.
STARS UNDER THE STARS During the summer, L.L.Bean presents national headliner acts and local favorites at Discovery Park in downtown Freeport.
A WALK IN THE PARK Deering Oaks Park provides abundant shade for hot summer days and colorful fall foliage. Highlights include a duck pond with fountain, playgrounds, restrooms, and stunning rose gardens.
GO UNDERGROUND Follow the 16 markers of the Portland Freedom Trail to learn about the Underground Railroad and abolitionist movement in Maine.
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