Food, music, more Sunday at 38th Old Port Festival in Portland
PORTLAND — The 38th Old Port Festival will take place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
City Hall spokeswoman Nicole Clegg said a large portion of the Old Port will be closed to traffic.
Streets within, but not including, Temple, Congress, Pearl and Commercial street will be closed, she said.
The festival begins with a parade down Exchange Street featuring local mascots, music, dancers, giant puppets, stilt walkers and more.
Dozens of food vendors will be on hand, and live music will be featured on six outdoor stages from noon to 5 p.m.
Bull Feeney's presents Irish music on Moulton Street; WCLZ presents local and regional acts at Fore and Silver streets; Maine Academy of Modern Music hosts a stage on Dana Street; WPOR 101.9 presents country music at Fore and Union streets; Coast 93.1 presents pop music at Middle and Pearl streets; and Q97.9 presents pop music at Middle and Temple streets.
Children's entertainment (including music and activities) will be offered at Post Office Park, and amusement rides (including a train, pirate ship, fun house and balloon dart) will be offered on Federal Street.
A trapeze swing will be on Newbury Street, and a rock wall and bungee trampoline will be set up on upper Market Street.
Also, more than 90 artists from throughout the state will display their crafts (clothing, fine art, prints, pottery, photography, jewelry and more) along Market Street.