What’s New in 2022

What’s New in 2022

What’s Happening in Portland, Maine This Year

New places to stay, play, and eat all across the region

Happy 2022! New year means new bites, brews, activities, and adventures in Greater Portland, Maine. Keep reading to discover what’s in store this year across our area towns and beyond. If you want to experience all the new things to do first hand, you’re going to have to visit and see for yourself. In the meantime, keep checking back as we add the latest and greatest developments in Greater Portland, Maine.

New Events

Portland 207 Day

Portland Downtown and Portland Buy Local inaugurated February 7 as 207 Day for the City of Portland in 2021. Head downtown next year to see the second year in action. A city wide scavenger hunt to explore and interact with many businesses by scanning QR codes, snapping photos, and more! Check out the event below to learn more.

Portland Arts District, Photo Credits: Serena Folding

Portland 207 Day

February 7, 2023

Photo Credit: Serena Folding Photography

Carnaval ME

Carnaval ME kicked-off in 2019, but came back and better than ever in 2022! This 10 day event on the Eastern Promenade includes your favorite local bites and brews in a heated igloo, live music, outdoor winter activities and much more. Stay tuned for details on next year’s festival.

Carnaval ME, Photo provided by: Shamrock Signature

Carnaval ME

Winter 2023

Photo Credit: Shamrock Signature

Portland Wine Week

Although Portland Wine Week is an annual celebration, this year features new events, classes, sails and of course, tastings!

Portland Wine Week, Photo Credit: Capshore Photography

Portland Wine Week

June 13-19, 2022

Photo Credit: Capshore Photography

New Attractions

There is no denying the past few years have been hard on everyone. What better way to relax and treat yourself than setting out on the beautiful Casco Bay? Whether you want to explore a historic fort, or cruise away for the day on a private boat, these new excursions offer experiences like no other.

Portland by the Foot

Experience unforgettable storytelling—rich with heart, humor, and humanity—on a walking tour of Portland like no other!

X-Golf Portland

Maine’s Premier sports lounge and virtual golf experience. Come play on the world’s most advanced and accurate golf simulator!

Maine Coast Cruising

Seek out some fun on an excursion in Casco Bay to swim, picnic, explore an island, SUP board, or lounge in the sun!


Urban garden center and hub for DIY terrarium creations, also serving house made soups, local craft beer, wine, coffee and tea.


We offer unique boat-based tours and experiences on the beautiful waters of Casco Bay!

New Food + Drink

The food scene in Greater Portland is always growing! From world-class cuisine, to wineries, to food trucks, there is something for everyone. Make sure to check out these new spots next time you’re in town.


New Portland restaurant with a classic waterfront dining room, housed in a restored historic maritime building.

Cellardoor Winery

Award-winning wines created in small, handcrafted batches. Join us for a wine tasting!

The Holy Donut- Commercial St

Use real Maine Potato in all our donuts. We believe donuts can be wholesome and made with healthy ingredients.

The Portland Board

Serving up specialty curated charcuterie out of our 1979 VW Bus!

New Hotels

Portland has some exciting new places to stay, right downtown in front of all the action. These new hotels are just steps away from restaurants, shops, and of course, the waterfront!

Aloft Portland Maine

An urban, sophisticated hotel sitting on Portland’s working waterfront.

New Art + Entertainment

Portland has always been known for its phenomenal art scene, and this year will be no exception. All around the city, you’ll see remarkable public artwork, including the Art Barricades and Banners from Creative Portland, designed by local artists. In addition, Portland has been crowned the winner of the Best Bus Stop in the USA, thanks to Ebenezer Akakpo, artist of Hope and Friendship!

First Friday Art Walk is back! Every first Friday of the month, explore Portland’s Art District with a free self-guided tour of local galleries, museums, and much more.

First Friday Art Walk, Photo Credit: Corey Templeton Photography

First Friday Art Walk

First Friday of Every Month

Photo Credit: Corey Templeton Photography

Stay in the Know

Two Lights Lighthouse, Photo Credits: Serena Folding

For more tips, tricks, and things to do in Greater Portland, Maine follow us on @visitportland or request a Visitor’s Guide below. Or check out our Events Calendar for an upcoming list of things to do.