Things to Do in Maine and NH This Weekend
Get out there and have some fun!!
5:30 p.m. Thursday. Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., Portland, $5, free for historical society members. mainehistory.org
Join author Paul Ledman at the launch of his newly published book, "Walking Through History: Portland, Maine on Foot." Ledman will speak about the book, and you can get your copy signed; they'll be available for purchase in the museum store. Ledman has been walking the streets of Portland for many years and has a special, historical understanding of its buildings and corners. To get there, you just might want to walk.
CAN-CAN PARISIEN AND RAYMONDA
7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 & 7 p.m. Sunday, Through Aug. 20. Maine State Ballet, 348 Route 1, Falmouth, $17 to $23, $2 discount for seniors and children. mainestateballet.org
It will be a raucous and rowdy night in Falmouth with the Maine State Ballet's Parisian cabaret and a new spin on the classic Raymonda. You can-can get tickets for shows that run through Aug. 20.
MAINE BOATS, HOMES AND HARBORS SHOW
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Harbor Park, 12 Water St., Rockland, $12, free for 12 and under. maineboats.com
Don't miss the boat – literally. The Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors show happens this weekend and festivities include a marine science area for kids, live music, a dance party, exhibitors in and out of the water, food trucks, a gathering of Boston Whaler enthusiasts and the hugely popular World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials, where canine competitors will show off their skills.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
Sunday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Come experience the biggest little Agricultural Fair in New Hampshire. The fair, which is held at the Belknap County Fairgrounds in Belmont features animal shows, oxen and tractor pulls, horses, live demonstrations 4-H exhibits, live entertainment for all ages, fair food, children's games and crafts, and more.
If you missed the Parade of Sail featuring the Oliver Hazard Perry sailing down the Piscataqua River on Wednesday, there's still a chance to see the Tall Ships this weekend. This year, there will be two ships and our local Gundalow, the Piscataqua, will be onsite. The Oliver Hazard Perry is the first ocean-going, full-rigged ship to have been built in the United States in over 100 years and it will be visiting the Fish Pier at Peirce Island for Sail Portsmouth 2016 this weekend.
Saturday, 12 noon
The Rock On Fest will fill White Park in Concord this weekend. This free festival, hosted by the Rock On Foundation, will kick off with a free yoga session in the park thanks to lululemon athletica. There will also be musical performances by Born Ruffians, Saintseneca, Jason Anderson, Dirty Bangs, The Snaz and Skinny Bones. The Midsummer Classic presented by Concord Orthopaedics boys and girls high school basketball tournaments will be hosted by the Frank Monahan Foundation at the park.