Zara Machatine of the Shoestring Theatre leads a drum corps in Portland Sunday June 10, 2012 during a parade at the 39th annual Old Port Festival.

The Old Port Festival, which has annually drawn tens of thousands of people to Portland’s downtown, will be discontinued after this summer’s edition, The Forecaster reported.

This summer’s Old Port Festival will be the 46th annual festival.

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The director of the nonprofit Portland Downtown, which has organized the event for the past two decades, told The Forecaster the organization will be shifting its focus to other events moving forward.

The final Old Port Festival will be held June 9 and, like past years, feature live music, arts and crafts, food vendors and children’s activities.

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Seth Koenig

Seth has nearly a decade of professional journalism experience and writes about the greater Portland region.