It's the last Friday in October - let's celebrate in Belfast!
Retailers will be open until 8pm with spooky sales and promotions - tastings, treats, and more. Autumn and halloween-themed drinks and costume parties will be on the menu at area eateries from 8 til late.
RSVP and stay tuned to this event page for more information on what each business is doing for the Night Owl Prowl!
Our Town Belfast will line the streets with jack-o-lanterns for added fun.
GrowSmart Maine works with small Maine towns and communities to attract economic development without losing their authentic character. We're very excited to hear about their move from Portland to Gardiner, a great small town with it's own fantastic Maine Main Street branch, Gardiner Main Street!
The move will position them to be centrally located among the communities they serve. Congratulations! ... See MoreSee Less
Help us promote your Belfast event! A friendly public service reminder from Breanna and Allison at the Our Town Belfast office... Our staff and volunteers work hard year-round to enhance and promote this awesome community - help us help you by sending press releases and photos of your local events! #mainstreetmagic #promotion #community #events #belfastmaine ... See MoreSee Less
Tuesday at 10am and Wedsnesday at 1pm there will be tests of Penobscot McCrum's emergency siren for ammonia leaks. It is a TEST. They are hooking it up and testing it. Please share. #thanksforsharing #thisisonlyatest #belfastmaine #keepcalmandbelfaston ... See MoreSee Less
Happy #mainstreetmonday, folks! OTB was out and about this weekend getting #downtown decorated for #fall! Time to break out those sweaters; it's getting chilly! #pumpkins #corn #autumn #belfastmaine ... See MoreSee Less
"Bike share programs are a hot thing in Main Street communities across the nation and nostalgia is but one of the many great reasons for the trend. Cycling improves the image of a community, particularly downtowns. It is seen as a hip, modern way to get around. Perceived as both “green” and innovative, cycling initiatives can strengthen a city’s image, while creating more awareness for the downtown, nearby parks, and the paths that connect them."
Belfast has done so much in recent years to support and promote biking as a means of transportation in our community! athenahealth in Belfast even offers a bike share program for its employees. We love seeing this green, affordable mode of transportation grow in popularity and practicality! ... See MoreSee Less
Mark your calendars! KnitMaine-ia is a fun event for an important cause!
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This celebration of fiber arts raises funds for New Hope for Women, which provides vital services (including 24/hour hotline, shelter, transitional housing, and legal assistance) to area domestic abuse victims. ... See MoreSee Less
7th Annual KnitMaine-ia Fashion Show
Oct 1, 2:00pm
Belfast Boat House
Celebrating diverse fiber arts traditions with hand-knitted, crocheted and felted garments and accessories both modeled and displayed.
Don't miss the final Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk of the summer season tonight from 5:30-8pm!
Tonight's Art Walk includes a special Aarhus+friends reunion exhibition at The Belfast Framer & Betts Gallery! Maine Farmland Trust will be coordinating special 'farm to gallery' tastings celebrating our vibrant local food movement. And, 'Walking Art Host' Robin Jones will provide a friendly and informative commentary on everything you'll see during Art Walk. Sign up for his guided tour today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org! Tours begin at 6:00 at the corner of Main and High Streets. ... See MoreSee Less
Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk, September 23!
Sep 23, 5:30pm
Main Street and High Street, Belfast, Maine
This month's Belfast Fourth Friday Art Walk will take place on September 23, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. on and around Main and High streets in Belfast. This is the final Belfast Art Walk of the summer season! September's Art Walk features over a dozen open galleries. Several of the galleries will be hosting receptions for their newest exhibitions, including Betts Gallery and Waterfall Arts, and the rest of the art walk sites will be welcoming visitors all evening to explore and view the art offerings of Belfast. The evening will also feature the talents of an exceptional group of live performers: songstress Kate Hall accompanied by pianist Lincoln Blake, and returning poet Michael Darigan.
Belfast's art galleries feature a wide and outstanding array of both local and nationally recognized artists. Art Walk gallery sites include Evolve, Small Space, Kris Engman, and the returning locations of Parent, Betts, and Finch Galleries (Finch Gallery will be closed for the September art walk), Alpha Libra Collective, Belfast Bay Shade Company, Front Street Pottery, Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, High Street Studio and Gallery, and Waterfall Arts.
Maine Farmland Trust will be coordinating 'farm to gallery' food tastings, celebrating the synergy of local food movement and art, and samples of locally grown and locally made foods will be featured at select galleries.
Adding an engaging and fun context to the variety of art featured in Belfast, 'Walking Art Host' Robin Jones provides a friendly and informative commentary on everything you'll see during Art Walk. Sign up for his guided tour today by emailing email@example.com! Tours begin at 6:00 at the corner of Main and High Streets.
Come join us for art, food and fun! More information can be found on belfastcreativecoalition.org.
(Photo above taken by Tony Chiodo at the Maine Farmland Trust Gallery during last month's art walk.)
#throwbackthursday Belfast locals with actor, Robert John Burke, during the filming of the movie "Thinner". The 20th anniversary of the Stephen King thriller's release (shot in #midcoastmaine) is coming up this October. OTB will be hosting a special showing at the Colonial Theatre. You won't want to miss it! #tbt #scarymovie #stephenking #mainefilm #belfastmaine ... See MoreSee Less
The Common Ground Fair in Unity, Me is this weekend! The Fair attracts upwards of 50,000 people to the Midcoast region yearly. Belfast is the perfect place to stay the night or stop in for a bite or provisions for those visiting from out of town or passing through.
We are so proud of our Partner, Delvino's Grill and Pasta House. Awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Tripadvisor, Delvino's offers a warm atmosphere and creative, locally-sourced cuisine.
"We have a great location. Belfast is a small coastal town that is bustling with tourist and locals in the summer. We have access to great fresh local seafood, meats, cheeses, and produce. Delvinos has a beautiful brick interior, granite bar, and a variety of great artwork. We have a unique look that isn't found anywhere else in Belfast." -Head Chef, Jake Grass. ... See MoreSee Less
Congratulations to Cornerspring Montessori School! Officials and students broke ground Sept. 16 for construction of the new Cornerspring Montessori School.
The new school will be built to the international passive house building standard for energy efficiency. Once completed, the $1.18 million facility will include primary and elementary wings, four classrooms, a toddler program room, all-school multi-use spaces, a teacher conference room and administrative offices. ... See MoreSee Less
20th Anniversary Showing of Thinner: Benefit for OTB
Oct 25, 6:30pm
The Colonial Theatre
Stephen King's "Thinner" premiered 20 years ago on October 25th, 1996! Many scenes were filmed in Belfast. We'll be pulling props and scene extras out of the woodwork for a fun showing of this classic campy thriller. Support a vibrant downtown by attending this benefit for Our Town Belfast! Strawberry pie party after the film (those who have seen it will understand) and other surprises in the works.
RSVP now and we'll update with more event info in the weeks to come.
Free Wine and Cheese Tasting tonight @5pm at Eat More Cheese in Belfast. Join our favorite cheesemongers for a delicious and educational experience! ... See MoreSee Less
Free Wine & Cheese Tasting in Belfast!
Sep 20, 5:00pm
Eat More Cheese, Belfast
Join us this coming Tuesday the 20th, from 5 to 7pm in Belfast for another delicious Wine & Cheese tasting event! Free & open to all.
We'll be sampling an assortment of favorites across all major styles - red, white, rose & sparkling. There will be something to fit everyone's taste & budget.
As always, we offer a 10% discount on 6 bottles or more - mixed cases, too!
Each wine will be thoughtfully paired with a cheese meant to bring out the best characteristics of both.
Tuesday the 20th from 5-7pm in Belfast- hope to see you there! Bring a friend and make an evening out of it!
Let's give the Treasured Leaf Tea Company a big Our Town Belfast welcome! They're now open downtown on High Street (across from The Colonial) and we are so glad they're here. Stop by for some soul-warming tea and say "hello." #cheers #tealocal #shoplocal #treasuredleaf #belfastmaine ... See MoreSee Less
Good Morning and Happy Monday! We are now OPEN at 158 High Street, Belfast! Please stop by to see the new shop - we have over 80 loose leaf teas, accessories including steeping mugs, teapots, infusers, many new teabags, and so much more! And of course, serving up Hot and Cold tea to go that you can enjoy right here in our sitting room. See you soon!
Good morning and happy #MainStreetMonday from your friends at Our Town Belfast! It may be dreary, but there's still plenty of beauty and color to be found in our little corner of paradise. ... See MoreSee Less