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Maine is a state for all seasons!
Join us for an event inspired by  Carnaval de Québec: Carnaval ME, a two-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.

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BITES & BREWS IGLOO

Warm up in the Bites & Brews igloo featuring pairings  from Maine craft brewers and nationally recognized local restaurants!

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WINTER FUN FOR ALL!

Watch LIVE ice sculpture demonstrations, take a picture at our frozen selfie stations, enjoy visits with  Maine mascots, warm up by a bonfire and more!

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RAIL JAM & SLEDDING

Cheer on skiers and snowboarders or join in yourself for a fun family hillside adventure!
Click here for more info!

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ILLUMINATION

Walk along the historic Eastern Promenade, illuminated with vibrant artistic displays during the cozy winter night!

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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Schedule subject to change.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

 11:00AM - 10:00PM  

Gates open

 11:00AM - 10:00PM  

Townsquare Media DJs and LIVE music!

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Family Entertainment in the igloo! Visits from local mascots, caricature artist, and more added soon!

11:00AM - 3:30PM

Sunday River Ski Demo Area: Never been on skis or snowboard? Great! Try on ski and snowboard gear  with the guidance of Sunday River’s team.

1:00PM - 4:00PM

LIVE ice sculpture demo with Sub Zero Ice Carvings

2:00PM - 9:30PM

Maine Beer Box open for GA ticket holders

3:00PM - 4:45PM

USASA Rail Jam registration

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Bites & Brews session 1

4:30PM - 10:00PM

Illumination of Eastern Promenade presented by Norway Savings Bank

4:45PM - 10:00PM

USASA Rail Jam Practice

6:10PM - 10:00PM

USASA Rail Jam Heats Start *Awards directly following last heat

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Bites & Brews session 2

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

 11:00AM - 10:00PM  

Gates open

 11:00AM - 10:00PM  

Townsquare Media DJs and LIVE music!

11:00AM - 1:00PM

Family Entertainment in the igloo! Visits from local mascots, caricature artist, and more added soon!

11:00AM - 3:30PM

Sunday River Ski Demo Area: Never been on skis or snowboard? Great! Try on ski and snowboard gear  with the guidance of Sunday River’s team.

11:30AM - 2:30PM

LIVE ice sculpture demo with Sub Zero Ice Carvings

2:00PM - 9:30PM

Maine Beer Box open for GA ticket holders

2:00PM - 3:00PM

Sunday River Rail Jam registration

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Bites & Brews session 1

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Sunday River Rail Jam

4:30PM - 10:00PM

Illumination of Eastern Promenade presented by Norway Savings Bank

8:00PM - 10:00PM

Bites & Brews session 2

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SPONSORS

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BITES & BREWS

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Maine Narrow Gauge

Take a ride on the Narrow Gauge Railroad straight to the heart of Carnaval ME!

Click here to purchase tickets in advance.

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