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30 Events in and Around Freeport This Year (and then some!)

May 15, 2012 by Scott Gile

Our website has long been a source of information on Freeport and Maine coast events, as well as about things to do near Freeport Maine, and along the Maine midcoast. We’ve just finished updating it with more events for this year, and there are over 30 events (and many are multiple day events) available for you to participate in, yet this year!

Of course, one of the biggest is the all-year-long L.L. Bean 100th Anniversary, but its Hometown Celebration in its home of Freeport, Maine, is July 4-7, 2012. This includes the Fourth of July celebration, parade, fireworks, as well as activities during the day, and free concerts July 6. July 7 will have the largest fireworks display in Maine history.

Throughout the summer there will be free concerts on select Saturday nights (the L.L. Bean Summer in the Park was formerly called the L.L.. Bean Summer Concert Series), as well as other activities for the entire family.

In addition there are festivals galore! There is the Great Falls Balloon Festival, the Yarmouth Clam Festival, the Moxie Festival, the Maine Lobster Festival, the North Atlantic Blues Festival, the Freeport Fall in the Village Art and Music Festival, the Maine Highland Games, and more!

We’ll also have the Lobsterman Triathlon, the Great State of Maine Airshow, the Maine Bike Rally, the Topsham Fair, plus local college Parents and Family weekends, homecoming, orientation, and more!

Practically every week throughout the summer and fall there is something for everyone. Lest we forget, the winter months will also bring Freeport’s beloved Sparkle Weekend, with parade (of course!) and Santa riding into town on a lobster boat, L.L. Bean’s giant Christmas tree, the L.L. Bean New Year’s Celebration, and, as Spring rolls around, the annual Spa, Knit and Spin weekend.

See you here!

Scott & Ruth
Brewster House Bed & Breakfast, Freeport, Maine

Hot Fun in the Summertime! Freeport’s Summer in the Park

June 28, 2011 by Scott Gile

Summer in the Park

Every year visitors at our Freeport Maine Bed & Breakfast enjoy the concerts and other offerings provided by what was once known as the L.L. Bean Summer Concert Series, and is now known as Summer in the Park.

Why the name change? A year or so ago L.L. Bean decided to mix it up a bit and include other summer events along with their concerts, so the name change now appropriately describes the mix of free concerts, food festivals, Shakespeare in the Park, etc., that now takes place on Saturdays, at L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park in Freeport, Maine.

Our guests love to borrow our lawn chairs, and walk to Discovery Park, where they can sit on the lawn and enjoy free concerts, and all the other activities.

This year’s Summer in the Park schedule begins this weekend, with the Fourth of July Celebration, and ends with a Labor Day weekend concert featuring the classic rock favorite, America.

This summer’s concerts include:

  • Ryan Shaw, July 2, 7:30 p.m.
  • Randy Judkins, July 3, 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.
  • Maine Academy of Modern Music, July 3 (starting at 6 p.m.)
  • The Mallett Brothers Band, July 3 (starting at 6 p.m.)
  • Red Horse, July 4, 7:30 p.m.
  • Court Yard Hounds, July 16, 7:30 p.m.
  • Amos Lee, July 30, 7:30 p.m.
  • Rickie Lee Jones, August 13, 7:30 p.m.
  • Southside Johnny, August 26, 7:30 p.m.
  • America, September 3, 7:30 p.m.

The other scheduled events include:

  • Fourth of July Celebration, Saturday July 2 – Monday July 4
  • Food Festival, July 9
  • KidsFest, July 23
  • Shakespeare in the Park, August 2-12 (except August 8)
  • Shakespeare’s Kids, August 9-11
  • Dog Days of August, August 20
  • Hunting Expo, August 26-28

The Summer in the Park series from L.L. Bean in Freeport promises to be great fun for all!

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