July 4 – Portland’s 4th of July fireworks display will be taking place on the Eastern Prom.
July 6 – Author and cooking teacher Viola Buitoni will be the guest chef at a 5-course Italian dinner at Nina June in Rockport.
July 7 – The Portland Free Pantry is launching their mobile pantry. It will be located at the Urban Farm Fermentory for the following week.
July 9-10 – Bar Futo and the House of Suntory distillery are collaborating menu of yakitori and highball cocktails.
July 15 – Cook, author, and immigrant rights activist Louisa Shafia will be the guest chef for a Persian dinner at Nina June in Rockport. Shafia will also be teaching a pair of cooking classes at Nina June on July 9th and 10th.
July 24 – Cabana and La Gallera are collaborating on a Puerto Rican cocktail pop-up dinner.
July 27 – Absolem Cider in Winthrop will be hosting chef Justin Smillie for a pizza pop-up called Slow Fires. Absolem will be serving a special line-up of cider, cocktail, and wine for the night and the crew from Table Bar is DJing the event.
July 27-29 – The Kneading Conference and Maine Artisan Bread Fair will be taking place in Skowhegan.
August 3-5 – the Wavy Dave’s beer festival and associated events are taking place. The beer festival itself will feature beers from 55 breweries and take place on Thompson’s Point.
August 23 – An Outstanding in the Field dinner is taking place at Dandelion Spring Farm with guest chef Neil Zabriskie from Regards.
August 25-27 – chefs Sam Hayward, Evan Mallett and others will be leading Take a Bite out of Appledore: An Eco-Culinary Island Retreat.
September 10 – Maine Cheese Festival.
September 24 – The Saltyard is holding a cocktail brunch at Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport.
September 30 – Tender Table is holding their 3rd annual food and art fair in Congress Square Park.
October 8 – Maine Open Creamery Day is taking place.
November 5 – Chaval is holding a late harvest dinner at Wolfe’s Neck Center in Freeport.