Is there anything better than summer in the city? If you're not already planning a trip to Portland or Portsmouth this weekend, it might be time to because both of our little cities are hosting festivals to celebrate the start of our favorite season!

Portland's fun will begin on Friday and run through Sunday. Visit the Portland Downtown Association's site for an in-depth look, but here's our list of highlights:

-The METRO will be free all weekend so you can skip hunting for parking, and spend more time browsing your favorite stores.

-Saturday June 10th, a portion of our sales (along with a list of other great stores) will be donated to The Locker Project, an organization dedicated to providing local students with food security.

- Our sister store Littlewill have supplies to make Father's Day cards from 11-1pm on Saturday so bring your little ones by!

- Food, live music, and arts + crafts will be filling the Old Port on Sunday for the annual Old Port Festival. We will be open from 11-4, so be sure to come say hello!

Portsmouth will also be hosting it's 40th annual Market Square Day on June 10th from 9-4pm for a day of all things Portsmouth! Whether you want to run the 10k, snack on local eats, or shop the local boutiques, this is the perfect day for a trip to Portsmouth! Grab your sunglasses and pack your bag- it's summer in the city!