Downtown South Portland, Mill Creek Park, and Knightville, Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20

This weekend, South Portland SpringFest is Set to Enliven Downtown South Portland, Mill Creek Park, and Knightville, Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20

South Portland (May 18, 2023) – Get ready for an exciting weekend as South Portland SpringFest sweeps through Downtown South Portland, transforming Mill Creek Park and Knightville into a gnome-themed hub of entertainment, music, and community spirit. The highly anticipated event will occur on Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, promising an imaginative celebration for residents and visitors. Members of the media are cordially invited to cover this exciting festival and capture the dynamic atmosphere as SpringFest unfolds!


What: Gnome + Friends @ Knight Street Dance Party
When: Friday, May 19, starting at 7 PM
Where: Knightville, Thomas Knight Park, South Portland

SpringFest weekend begins this Friday with Gnomes & Friends @ Knight, in Thomas Knight Park in South Portland, starting at 7 PM. This event is all about inclusivity and self-expression. With live music playing, delicious food trucks offering tasty treats, a marching band, games to ignite your joyful spirit, and lights illuminating the atmosphere, this Friday evening is an unforgettable experience. Shine, dance, and celebrate!

What: SpringFest Community Celebration
When: Saturday, May 20, starting at 11 AM
Where: Mill Creek Park, South Portland

The 2023 SpringFest Community Celebration Features 

  • Gnome Entertainment: Enjoy welcome remarks, a KindKids Music Concert (11 AM)
  • Gnome Home Village Community Art Project: Witness the construction of the “World’s Largest Gnome Village” through a community art project.
  • Best-in-Gnome CornHole Tournament: Dozens of 2-person teams competing in a single elimination Cornhole tournament
  • Little Gnomes Play Area: Engage children with various activities, including face painting, Score-O, and more.
  • Gnome Depot Maker Faire: A diverse selection of Gnome-themed craft vendors selling their unique creations
  • Get to Gnome Us: Learn about local non-profits and service organizations making a difference in the community
  • Gnome Eats and Treats (Food trucks!): Relish in a variety of Gnome-trEATS from local food trucks.