Events downtown

Jun 08

Walk the Working Waterfront
Location: Commercial Street, Portland, Maine 04101, US
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Event website

Join us on June 8th for Walk the Working Waterfront, a self-guided walking tour that proudly celebrates the diversity of people, businesses, and infrastructure that comprise the heart of Casco Bay’s waterfront. Now in its 9th year, this annual event encourages visitors to explore the protected piers and wharves of Commercial Street, engage with the marine community, and learn more about our unique and resilient waterfront.

From Becky’s Diner to the Maine State Pier, attendees are welcomed onto real working wharves to tour commercial vessels, to see traps, nets, buoys, and working gear, to ask questions about the marine industry and sea farming, and – most importantly – to celebrate Maine’s coastal cultural identity and elevate the value and attention paid to our extraordinary working waterfront. Amble down Commercial Street from noon – 3:30pm and look for the orange flags where we will be handing out maps.

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Walk the Working Waterfront is a collaboration between the Maine Coastal Program, the City of Portland, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and the Waterfront Alliance.