Pro bowlers are coming to Portland. The Professional Bowlers Association will be at Bayside Bowl, 58 Alder Street. There will be five days of events, starting (March 26) Thursday.

The festivities get underway Thursday night with a pro-am event, followed by a singles tournament. By the way, the events will be broadcast digitally and on ESPN.

Part of the stop in Maine's largest city, is a two-day team event with 40 professional bowlers, split into eight teams of five. They will compete for a $250,000 prize purse. Some of the top bowlers in the world are expected, including Jason Belmonte, the top-ranked bowler in PBA point standings.

The four-session, two-day event, is sold out.

A singles tournament featuring 64 PBA bowlers will be on Monday, March 30, and Tuesday, March 31. It's free, but space is limited. It will be streamed live on the PBA’s Xtra Frame service.