Art In The Park

South Portland, Maine


South Portland’s 39th Annual



Saturday, August 11, 2018

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.




This year's theme for KIDS IN THE PARK will be ANIMALS. .

Sparks' Ark is run by Joshua Sparks out of his home in New Gloucester. He does wildlife rehabilitation, humane relocation of nuisance wildlife and takes in unwanted exotic pets either permanently or until he can find them an appropriate new home. He also does outreach programs with some of the exotic animals he has taken in.
Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Time: 11:00am
Location: Mill Creek Park, South Portland

Tide Pools: Life on the Rocky Shore
1 hour (preschool - adult)
The tide pool is home to a variety of species whose unique adaptations allow them to maintain stability in a world that is in a constant state of change. Which species can endure the waves, tides and temperature changes of the rocky coast? Using this interactive traveling display, participants will dip their hands into the three zones of Maine’s rocky inter-tidal ecosystem and touch some of the ocean’s most magnificent species. Photo Credit: Chris Percy

Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 Time: 11:30am
Location: Mill Creek Park, South Portland

The Breathing Room will be offering Kids Yoga in the same area as all other children's activities. Date: Saturday, August 12, 2017 Time: 1:00pm

We will also have the very popular FACE PAINTING again this year.

As always these activities are free of charge!

Please feel free to contact me, Pia Seddon, Chair of Kids in the Park, with any questions at:

Kids in the Park is located in the Broadway/Ocean Street area of the park, near the food court.

Open 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


student art tent

Art in the Park is proud to showcase art by students in South Portland schools. Every year, the Committee chooses three student art works. Read more >


The City of South Portland is a proud sponsor of Art in the Park

A number of sponsorhip opportunities, at various levels, are available.
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Local vendors sell food & beverages in the food court.

With limited space in the food court, vendors are encouraged to apply early. Please contact us for more information.
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Kids in the Park activities

Free, supervised activities for children are planned from 10am - 2pm.
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