The Maine Weekender, May 20—22

Photo: Christina Wnek

Did you have your earliest beach day in recent memory this past weekend? With temperatures in the 80s, it was even warm enough (by some standards) to jump in the ocean, albeit briefly. If you missed the chance to get sand between your toes, fear not, it looks like Saturday and Sunday are promising to be just as warm and beach-worthy—just remember to apply (and reapply!) sunscreen. Here’s our roundup for this weekend in Maine: 

Something to Do:

With warm weather comes music festivals! Head to Belfast this Friday and Saturday for the sixth annual All Roads Music Festival, a celebration of indie bands in the Pine Tree State. Postponed since 2020, this year’s festival features popular Maine artists Lady Lamb, The Mallet Brothers, and Dave Gutter and Le Bacon, in addition to discussion panels, the 2022 Maine Songwriters Circle, and a yoga class Saturday morning. Grab your tickets before they sell out!

When: Friday, 5–11:30 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m–1:30 p.m.
Where: Various venues around Belfast

Somewhere to Go: 

Have you been bit by the rock climbing bug, or want to get into the sport? Check out Volta Climbing, an indoor climbing gym and fitness center that opened in Trenton in late April. With 3,500 square feet of bouldering terrain, 4,500 square feet of top roping with 26 ropes, and fitness and yoga classes, you’re sure to find a new challenge to get you excited to get moving! 

When: Friday, 6 a.m.–9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m.;  Sunday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: 8 Road Not Taken, Trenton

Something to Eat: 

In the mood for breakfast sandwiches and fried chicken? Crispy Gai in Portland is hosting Crispy Brunch this Saturday! Thrown in honor of Maine Wild Wine Fest (see below), wine expert Courtney O’Neill will be on hand pouring sparkling blueberry wine from Bluet, served in addition to spritz specials, tater tots, and other breakfast staples. Be sure to come hungry! 

When: Sunday, 11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Where: 90 Exchange St., Portland

Something to Drink:

If you are curious about the natural wine scene in Maine and want to learn more, grab tickets for the inaugural Maine Wild Wine Fest at the Wolfe’s Neck Mallet Barn in Freeport this Saturday! In order to keep groups small, there are two time slots, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, during which you can taste natural wines, meet the importers and producers behind the beverages, and learn about where our food and produce come from. Please note that proof of COVID vaccine is required for attendance. 

When: Saturday, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m; 1:30 p.m.–4 p.m.
Where: 713 Wolfe’s Neck Rd., Freeport

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