4 Parks. 4 Shows. 1 Amazing Night.
Friends of Congress Square Park is proud to partner with Portland Downtown for the first annual Square Hop + Window Walk!
Portland will be hopping Friday night with outdoor music and special performances in four — yes, four! — of our iconic downtown parks. From 6-8pm, you can stroll — or dance, should the mood strike — from square to square to experience some of our best & most unique local entertainment. Whether it’s a high-flying circus act, a larger-than-life ukulele ensemble, or an interactive theater show — there’s fun for the whole family at each stop.
Adding to the fun: the Square Hop kicks off the first night of Portland Downtown’s Summer Window Walk! The windows of our shops & restaurants will be decked out for summer fun: a spectacle for all to enjoy on this fun & festive night in beautiful Downtown Portland.
Locations & Performers:
Circus Maine at Congress Square Park: Prepared to be “wowed” by the gravity-defying aerial stunts & balance acts of Circus Maine. Look up and be amazed!
PortFringe at Longfellow Square: Get a “sneak peek” at the upcoming PortFringe Festival — complete with eclectic song & dance numbers and fun skits. Expect lots of laughs and audience engagement from this edgy group of performance artists.
Maine Marimba Ensemble at Monument Square: Enjoy traditional and contemporary Zimbabwean music on handcrafted marimbas. The percussive rhythms never fail to get crowds moving — so get ready for dancing in Monument Square!
Peaks Island Ukes at Post Office Park: For toe-tapping fun, look no further than the Peaks Island Ukes. This group has personality, flair, and talent — and we guarantee you’ll smile!