August 23, 2019

L.L. Bean’s Summer in the Park


In the summertime, there is more than one reason to put L.L. Bean on your list of  “Stuff To Do While Visiting Maine.”  In the summertime, the park outside the flagship store in Freeport, Maine, becomes a hot spot for live entertainment.

Summer in the Park starts in May with a Community Market which includes traditional Farmer’s Market fare, as well as handcrafted items and baked goods. Throughout the summer on Saturdays  — June 26 through September 4 — there is a lot of musical stuff going on, a Food Festival, a Kidsfest, and a little something for the canine members of the family. There will also be three days of Shakespeare in August.

Before planning your summer visit to Freeport and L.L. Bean, check the Summer in the Park schedule to see if you can include some entertainment.  Be aware, though, that the locals set up chairs and claim their spots the evening BEFORE and the morning of the performance!  A wise concert-goer will do the same

Photo credit: PhillipC


  1. Music, kidsfest, AND shopping? Sounds like a fun day to me!

  2. webmaster says:


    L.L. Bean’s is a total blast, and their merchandise is awesome. The entire town around their plaza has become a sort of “outlet village”, so there are tons of other places to shop too, including factory stores for Banana Republic, London Fog and more. Bean’s is also open 24 hours a day, making it a great place to get free pancake samples at two in the morning.