Old Port Summer Festival – Portland, Maine
Yesterday, Cristina and I went to the Old Port Summer Festival. This is the unofficial start of the Summer and Tourist Season here in Southern Maine. We braved a foggy day along with an estimated 25,000 other hardy souls. Though a bit damp and chilly, no one’s spirits were dampened by the weather.
There was a plethora of food – primarily Maine staples such as lobster, lobster rolls, clam chowder, and shrimp, along with Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian cuisines – to fuel the overwhelming crowds. There wasn’t a street along the Old Port Harbor that wasn’t filled with families jostling in lines for food and live band music of all genres. Bagpipers and Irish dancers mixed with folk and rock groups to keep the festival spirit alive. An annual Maine coastal festival, the Old Port celebration is always a Maine place to go.
Cristina’s offers multiple lodging options for your Maine coastal rental vacation. Though we concentrate on Weekly Rentals during the Prime Summer Weeks, we offer long-term packages throughout the Fall, Winter, and Spring months. We also have bed and breakfast availability for shorter stays. We recommend calling in advance to confirm openings.
Call us to make a reservation and we look forward to hosting you and your family.