Pack up the car and head up I-95 for an event inspired by Carnaval de Québec: Carnaval ME, a three-day festival along Portland’s historic waterfront! Celebrate Maine’s bicentennial with our Bites & Brews igloo, ice sculptures, illumination art, LIVE entertainment and Rail Jam.
Late January is when the inaugural Carnaval Maine kicks off, a three-day festival of ice sculptures, light shows and igloos on Portland’s Eastern Promenade, the 78-acre, Frederick Law Olmsted-designed green space overlooking Casco Bay. Modeled after Quebec City’s annual Carnaval, the Maine event will host light shows, art displays, ice sculptures, bonfires, and a rail jam constructed by Sunday River resort.
The event, which starts on January 30 and goes through February 1, 2020, will feature a giant inflatable igloo to house the Bites & Brews events, showcasing Maine’s nationally recognized restaurants and artisan breweries. These include Allagash, Bissell Brothers, Maine Beer Box, Maine Beer Co., Rising Tide and Shipyard breweries, collaborating with Urban Farm Fermentory, Central Provisions, Highroller Lobster Co., Luke’s Lobster, Scales and UNION. A signature event is the Carnaval Maine Bicentennial Snow Ball on January 30 to mark the 200th year of Maine’s statehood.
For more info, go to www.carnavalme.com/
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