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6 Fun Things to Do Around Portland, Maine in October

While Maine is notorious for its summer months, there is actually an abundance of adventure to be had in Maine all-year round! Fall is a particularly beautiful time in the Pine Tree State – temperatures drop to comfortable levels, the foliage is at its peak, and there are tons of activities happening all around Portland to partake in. In the mood to try something new or renew a much-loved hobby? Read below for some great active retirement suggestions to enjoy in Portland, Maine in October!

1. Salsa Dance Classes

Originating in Cuba, Salsa is an upbeat, incredibly fun dance to learn – plus, it’s a wonderful way to stay healthy and in shape! Every Tuesday and Saturday in South Portland, Danza Latina offers Cuban Salsa classes that are sure to keep you coming back for more. They welcome all levels, from first-time beginners to advanced dancers and also offer Bachata and Kizomba dance classes! To learn more about Danza Latina and their schedule, see their website here.

2. Portland Museum of Art

The Portland Museum of Art is a great way to spend a morning, afternoon or evening now that the weather is a bit more brisk. With a jaw-dropping array of art, they are constantly updating their exhibits with new and exciting artists and pieces. And admission to the PMA is free on Fridays from 10 AM to 8 PM! Some of their current exhibits include:

The PMA also offers a packed schedule, full of guest lectures, gallery tours, exhibition openings and screenings of some of the world’s most significant films. To learn more about the events at the Portland Museum of Art, please view their schedule here.

3. Wood Sign Workshop & Hallo-Wine Party

Looking for a way to get a little creative? Look no further than this unique workshop! Hosted by Board & Brush Creative Studio in Portland, their Wood Sign Workshop and Hallo-Wine Party is one of their most popular DIY classes. They provide all the materials and walk you through step-by-step to create beautiful, custom decor, which make for the perfect addition to your home – or can even be given as a gift! Plus, this class includes complimentary wine with registration! To sign up, please visit their website here.

4. Old Port Historic Walking Tour

Explore the rich history of the Old Port while you get your steps in! This 2-hour walking tour of the city brings historical adventure to the forefront, covering 50 noteworthy places of interest that includes monuments, landmarks and architecture. Old Port Historic Walking Tours take place every Saturday from 11 AM to 1 PM through December. Reserve your tickets here!

5. Old Port Historic Workouts

If you love the idea of combining a history lesson and exercise but are looking for something a little more intense than the Old Port Historic Walking Tour, this could be just the activity for you! Fitness professional Leigh Rusuh Olson welcomes all fitness levels to meet at Monument Square for a total-body workout that highlights Portland’s amazing historical facts and local landmarks. This is the perfect outdoor activity for Portland, Maine in October! To book your workout, click here.

6. Miniature Theater Production of ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

If you enjoy Broadway shows, you are sure to love this unique twist on the critically acclaimed show, Little Shop of Horrors, hosted at Mayo Street Arts! Originally on Broadway as a comedic horror rock musical, prepare to be wow-ed by Tophat Productions’ iteration of the show. David Worobec combines his talents as a classically trained opera singer and expert in miniature theater to create this one-man performance. Trust us when we say this show is well-worth a night out! Book your ticket here.

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