Weekend Spotlight: Looks like it’s a road trip kind of weekend

Thu, 02/17/2022 - 12:00pm

With school vacation right around the corner, the fun stuff is happening mostly out of town this weekend (with the exception of a vinyl jam in Rockland), so brace yourself for the pain at the pump and gas up for a good time around the state.

Killer Road Trip: Carnaval in Portland

Thursday, February 17 through Sunday, February 20—Portland

Rail Jam. Photo courtesy Carnaval’s Facebook page.
Carnaval ME is a winter festival in Portland’s Eastern Prom, with Bites & Brews, an igloo featuring pairings from Maine craft brewers and nationally recognized local restaurants, live music (the likes of Motor Booty Affair and The Ghost of Paul Revere), a Sunday River Rail Jam, ice sculptures, bonfires, fireworks and more. View the full schedule or buy tickets (they sell out quickly) and note the Covid-19 policies before you go.

Killer Road Trip: Sunday River’s President’s Week

Friday, February 18 through Sunday, February 20—Newry


Sunday River has a bunch of family-friendly things to do this weekend, including a walk through 100,000 twinkling lights in the forest on a half-mile trail on all three evenings (Reservations required), twilight skiing, live music, fire dancers, fireworks and more. Click to see schedule.

Spin Some Vinyl Old School

Sunday, February 20—Rockland


It’s good to see Steel House get back into doing events again! They’re hosting an old-school vinyl jam where you can bring the record of your choice and play it in an “open jam” style from 2 to 4 p.m. According to the organizer, “Vinyl & Jam is a no-frills couple of hours for people to share some music on vinyl or instrument. Ideally, a song or two from an album will be chosen to listen to and there might be a musician or more to jam with. Some medium roast coffee, proper English tea, and toast will be available.” FMI: mspeno@yahoo.com

Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com