Tonight is the final Belfast Summer Nights event of the season, tomorrow is the art walk and great author event at Left Bank Books, and the Free Range Music Series is hosting TWO events this weekend including a FREE concert with the What Cheer Brigade boisterous brass band on Sunday at Waterfall Arts. Not only is there a TON to do in Belfast this weekend, you won't break the bank enjoying it. If anyone ever tells you there's nothing to do in town, please direct them to our e-newsletter sign-up at ourtownbelfast.org. #music #merriment #art #familyfun #streetperformers #community #belfastmaine ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to our new partner, Pica, for their in-kind support at the $1,000 level! Pica provides brand, strategy, and design services right from downtown Belfast. We can't wait to unveil our new logo in the coming weeks! ... See MoreSee Less
Belfast hosts 9th Annual National Boat Building Challenge at the Belfast Harbor Fest:
"The first part of the competition results in each of the teams building a 12-foot skiff in four hours or less...
The second portion of the event involved judges evaluating each of the boats based on completeness and craftsmanship when the four hours was up at 4 pm.
The final challenge of the day for the boat builders was to test the seaworthiness of their freshly minted skiffs. One member of each team was tasked with racing their respective vessels, which varied with regard to completion, in a 50 yard relay." ... See MoreSee Less
Spread the word! Our Town Belfast has been chosen for the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program now through the month of September. That gives you plenty of time to help both the environment and our community!
Thank you to our newest partner, HeadQuarters! Serving you with haircuts, perms, coloring, eyebrow waxing, and updos, Heather Quimby has nearly 25 years of cutting and styling expertise. She delights in providing unique, one-on-one customer experiences! ... See MoreSee Less
BELFAST — Seventh annual Belfast Harborfest is happening Friday-Sunday, Aug. 19-21. Music, 5K, pancake breakfast, cardboard boat building and racing, rowing regatta, classic small boat show, beer garden and more.
Free Organic Wine & Cheese Tasting this Thursday the 18th, from 5-7pm in Belfast!
We will be featuring a special lineup of all Organic wines (including some sulfite free) from small producers.
Most of the selection comes from Italy, with the exception of a small organic rose producer in France.
We'll be featuring some relatively unknown and special wines, including Bardolino, Italian Sauvignon Blanc, Refosco and Rossese di Dolceacque. There will be 7 wines in all- red, white & rose.
With each wine we'll be putting together a special cheese pairing to bring out the best flavors, aromas and textures from the wine & the cheese.
We hope you can make it to this one!
Hello brilliant festival-goers! We're getting close to a decision about the 2017 festival, and we'd love a little bit more information about how we did this last year. Do you have minute to take a quick questionnaire? Thanks so much!!
Reminiscing about the good ol' days is a favorite pastime for Belfast old-timers. Don't miss this opportunity to hear about Belfast's scrappier history straight from the men who lived it!
“Growing Up in Belfast During the 1950s and 60s- Chickens, Sardines, Drive-In Movies and Bowling” will be the topic of the Belfast Historical Society’s meeting at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 22, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. Join our panel guests, Frank Coombs and Mitch Littlefield as they tell their stories of growing up in Belfast. ... See MoreSee Less
“Growing Up in Belfast During the 1950s and 60s- Chickens, Sardines, Drive-In Movies and Bowling” will be the topic of the Belfast Historical Society’s meeting at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 22, in the Abbott Room at the Belfast Free Library. Join our panel guests, Frank Coombs and Mitch Littlefield as they tell their stories of growing up in Belfast. Frank shares some of his memories: “I grew up on Bridge Street when it was still US #1. I was born in Nov. of 1954 but can always remember my grandparents Frank Sr. and Vera and my parents Frank Jr. and Shirlene always having the bowling alleys. We played hide and seek, Red Rover, baseball in the big field, football in the street with no adult supervision or a worry or care about anything except winning what game you were playing. Times were different then.” Mitch writes of growing up on a farm in his recently published book, Memories of Shucking Peas, “As a boy I found plenty of time for play, adventure, and in many cases, mischief, either alone or with groups of the neighborhood kids/relatives, but I, along with all the members of the farm family, had responsibilities on the farms.” And join in the fun as we invite audience members to comment on projected Belfast images from this time.
Belfast Historical Society programs are free and open to the public and are held April through October. FMI call 338-9229 or visit www.belfastmuseum.org.
Rain location set for this fun show. $15 admission, $10 for kids, 8pm. Hope many of you will check it out tonight! ... See MoreSee Less
We're moving The Addams Family indoors - Inside the Matthews Brothers Building on Spring Street - starting tonight. Here are a few photos from rehearsals and opening night thanks to József Attila Balla!
Happy 13th Birthday Three Tides & Marshall Wharf Brewing Company! Belfast is lucky to have you. Live music tonight on Front Street by the Accidental Seabirds, 9pm! #belfastmaine #3tides #craftbeer #drinklocal #waterfrontdining #downtown #mainething ... See MoreSee Less
Our Town Belfast is proud to be an accredited member organization of Main Street America; one of more than 2000 historic downtowns in North America that are on the rise. Thank you to all who help us make downtown Belfast a great place to be. #belfastmaine #downtownrevitalization #ourtownbelfast #mainstreetamerica #mainedowntowncenter #shopsmall #livelocal ... See MoreSee Less
Shirley MurphyBecause of our tax base most of us have to buy out of town. And variety is limited.
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Neill PetersonThe connection between tax base and buying out of town is not obvious. Clarification, please?
3 weeks ago
Jennifer N Justin LaRochelleIf I could buy everything I need in this town at the same price I can out of town...I may consider it...However, more than half the time...out of all the stores in our town I am unable to find even our basic living necessities. I get tired of making numerous stops on my search to come out empty handed. I typically go out of town and never have this problem whatsoever. I say give us something we can work with.
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Chalsey Ryan ResminiWell said Jennifer. If I could afford to shop in Belfast primarily I would. But when I can get twice the groceries out of town for the same price and get EVERYTHING I need in just a few stops instead of many I will go out of town.
3 weeks ago
Rene DuBois IIIIt seems members of Our Town Belfast only support local businesses when they aren't pushing to forcefully take their land rights by imminent domain. In that case local business becomes an evil corporation. #hypocrisy
Mary T BunkerWhen so many things we need are NOT sold in Belfast, it makes NO sense to drive there & then turn tail for Bangor, when we can simply drive to Bangor & be done with it. Who wants to shop 3-4 different stores to finish a shopping trip IF they can even find half of what they need in town? I need this, well that's in that store. I need that, well that's in this store. Oh, and I need the other thing, well, that you'll have to go to Bangor to get. Seriously? SMH
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Our Town BelfastWe understand that not everything can be purchased within Belfast. Of course it can't - were not a huge population center the way Bangor and Augusta are. But we do encourage spending locally as much as we can when we can. Even a small shift makes a big difference. Before America left its downtowns for the highways and big box chains, there were more small independent grocers, general stores and department stores. There was more local competition. Everyone does the best they can with the time and dollars they have, and when you spend locally, that impact circulates through our community in the form of employment, tax revenue, business growth, more competition, etc. Let's support our neighborhood businesses when we can. This image is simply meant to be a reminder of that.
Coming to The Colonial Theatre Wednesday, August 17th beginning at 7:15pm. Asbury Shorts combines classic short films from the past with current global festival winners and provides a rare opportunity for audiences to view international honorees on a real cinema screen. ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to Humans of Belfast for capturing some of the sights from an amazing night. Thanks to everyone for coming out and thanks to our terrific sponsors for helping Our Town Belfast throw the Annual Belfast Street Party.
And the volunteers! Hurray for the volunteers - not only with our organization, but many of the vendors were staffed by their own crew of volunteers as well.