Things to Do in Maine & NH This Weekend
It's going to be a beautiful weekend...get out and enjoy it!
10 a.m. Saturday. Cross Insurance Arena, 1 Civic Center Square, Portland, $5, $10.crossarenaportland.com
For a fun-filled family festival featuring games, moon bounces, costumed characters, vendors, live entertainment and more, gather every kid you know and head to downtown Portland on Saturday morning. The Kidabaloo Festival also offers the chance to be a guest radio DJ, get your face painted and enjoy a special appearance by Brec Bassinger who plays Bella on the Nickelodeon show "Bella and the Bulldogs."
Thursday through Sunday. Sugarloaf, 5092 Access Road, Carrabassett Valley, $100 VIP pass, $25 Good Vibes pass. sugarloaf.com
If you love spring skiing and reggae, we've got your number. The Bud Light Reggae Festival has been running for almost 30 years and it kicks off Thursday night and runs through Sunday. Ballyhoo! is headlining this year's event with their reggae, rock and pop music.
6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. T & B's Celebration Center, 6 Jefferson St., Waterville, $30, 21-plus.mainechildrenshome.org
Bob Roy from Pine State Trading will be your guide as you sample a variety of red and white wines and hors d'oeuvres. The annual tasting is a benefit for The Maine Children's Home for Little Wanderers. Sip, learn, nibble, mingle and support a good cause.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
Start your weekend early at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord where you'll be dazzled by LUMA: Art in Darkness on Thursday evening. From the Mind of Marlin comes LUMA, innovative illuminated illusions that materialize in a darkened theater as colorful tapestries of light that are “Pure utter beauty” according to NPR.
Saturday, 10-3 p.m.
This is one of our favorite annual spring events! Take a walk on the WILD side at Discover WILD New Hampshire Day at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Headquarters in Concord this weekend. This is a great way to usher in spring. It's the New Hampshire Fish and Game's biggest community event of the year.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Join Audubon and the Student Conservation Association as the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn celebrates the Earth in their 9th annual Earth Day Festival. There will be bird banding demonstrations, live animals, drawings to win prizes, ‘build your own birdhouse' kits for sale, games, mural painting, crafts, live music, and marshmallow roasting at our campfire.