The Snow Must Go On!  (In other words, despite the blustery cold this weekend, we will still hold WinterFest’s indoor and outdoor events (including Saturday’s Winter Carnival and Sunday’s Ice Skating). Both venues have warming huts, so we encourage everyone to dress very warmly and take lots of indoor breaks!

Thank You to our WinterFest Sponsors:
WinterFest Sponsors

Thursday, Feb. 11, Chili Cook-off, Community Center
Hosted by the 50+ Club

Friday, Feb. 12
6-11 p.m. Heart 2 Heart Dance, Pepperell Center
A dance to benefit the American Heart Association, hosted by UNECOM SOMA
6-7 p.m. free expo
7-11 Dance to the music of the Easy Money Band!
$5 in advance/$10 at the door (Advance tickets available here

Saturday, Feb. 13
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Winter Carnival, Rotary Park, 550 Main Street
Games, sledding, sleigh rides, snow golf, community booths and concessions. Dress warmly and take lots of breaks inside the warming hut.
Hosted by Biddeford Recreation Department, and Heart of Biddeford
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This year’s festival features music, Santa, sleigh rides, great community booths and more fun! It will be held beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 4.

Schedule of Events:

3:00-5:00 p.m. Decorate cookies at Reilly’s Bakery (free!)

5-6:30 p.m. Entertainment on the City Square Stage, including performances by the Academy of Dance’s The Nutcracker, Andrea Wollstadt’s Intermediate School Choir, and Dynasty Dance Center.

5:45 p.m. Santa arrives by sleigh to help light the tree

6:30- 8:00 p.m. Pictures with Santa at The Center for Parenting & Play, 11 Adams Street. And free sleigh rides!

We hope to see everyone there!

We hope you have marked your calendars for a fantastic day of events in Biddeford and Saco on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015! The second annual RiverJam Festival will feature Maine’s top bands in two locations along the beautiful Saco River: Biddeford’s Mechanics Park from Noon-5:30, then right across Main Street on Saco Island from 7:45-10:30! The RiverJam Festival is part of the “Two Cities: One River” bridge dedication and celebration, showcasing the Biddeford + Saco region’s cultural and natural assets. For more info, click right here or check out the RiverJam Facebook page

Enjoy these great bands!

Noon       Pete Kilpatrick Band, Folk Rock, Named Maine’s Best Act (4x), “Portland’s Best Music Awards” (Pictured above)

1:30 p.m. Gorilla Finger Dub Band, Reggae-inspired Rock

3:00 p.m. Sarah Blacker, Boston-based acoustic rock, named NE Music Awards Female Performer of the Year 2014

4:30 p.m. North of Nashville, America’s Two Man Outlaw Country Band, named NE Music Awards Country Act of the Year 2015

RiverJam Festival On Saco Island 

7:45 p.m. Amy & the Engine, Indie Pop, Named New England Music Awards “Best New Act” 2015

9:00 p.m. Dominic & the Lucid, Psychedelic Rock, voted “Portland Phoenix’s Best Pop Rock Act” and “Best Male Vocalist” (x2).

Biddeford’s textile mill doors are open once more, with access to the unique underground canals! Biddeford Mills Museum Tours are guided by former mill workers who are passionate about Pepperell and know the history of these incredible buildings.

Historic Tours occur at 10 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays through October 10th. (Tours will not be held on July 4th due to the holiday.) Reservations required.

Find out more on the Biddeford Mills Museum website.

To make reservations, please call Heart of Biddeford at (207) 284-8520, Monday – Friday from 10 am – 2 pm to arrange your tour booking. Reservations should be made prior to 2 pm on the day before the Biddeford Mills Museum Tour you wish to take.

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