Old Port Festival/Ed Lester


Sunday, June 11

Yet another Old Port Festival kicks off at 11 a.m. today with six music stages, food vendors galore and those creepy giant puppets Shoestring Theater busts out every year. The fest officially continues till 5 p.m., then unofficially continues at the bars till 1 a.m. It’s free. 772-6828. portlandmaine.com. And for a flashback to fests gone by, head down to Mr. Goodbar’s (8 West Grand Avenue, Old Orchard Beach) for a tribute concert honoring the life and music of the late Ed Lester, one of the best local rock vocalists ever. Members of many bygone bands get together to keep the spirit alive and raise money for funeral expenses. It starts at 3 p.m. Check out the event’s Facebook page for more info.