Featured Our Town Belfast Partners- Become a Partner

OUR TOWN BELFAST is a community-driven and nationally-accredited Main Street organization whose mission is to grow and sustain our historic downtown while celebrating our unique cultural heritage.

We believe in supporting local businesses, honoring our heritage through historic preservation, and in bringing together the community in order to make downtown Belfast a better place to live, work, and play.

Our Town Belfast envisions a vibrant future in which our waterfront, commercial district, treasured historic buildings, and outdoor public spaces are alive with activity.

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11 hours ago

Our Town Belfast

Congrats to one of our Partners for being recognized during National Small Business Week! Way to go Front Street Shipyard - thank you for your help in growing and sustaining #DowntownBelfast #BelfastMaine

Front Street Shipyard also has a job available as a shipyard tour guide! Check it out here:

ourtownbelfast.org/job/front-street-shipyard-front-street-shipyard-101-front-st-belfast-me-102-se...Today's Maine small biz is Front Street Shipyard in Belfast! #NationalSmallBusinessWeek Front Street is a small business carrying on Maine's proud shipbuilding tradition, and growing quickly while they do it. Front Street Shipyard builds, refits, and maintains boats of all kinds, from all over the world. Like many small businesses, the shipyard has partnered with U.S. Small Business Administration and other federal agencies to make sure their business has opportunities to grow and succeed. Across our economy, small businesses are telling me we need to do a far better job developing our workforce through recruitment and training. Front Street Shipyard knows their future success depends on the next generation of Maine boatbuilders. Preparing young folks for careers in the trades at small businesses like Front Street is one of the most important things we can do for Maine's economy. We have to expand apprenticeships, training programs, and other pathways for young Mainers into our heritage industries.
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Congrats to one of our Partners for being recognized during National Small Business Week! Way to go Front Street Shipyard - thank you for your help in growing and sustaining #DowntownBelfast  #BelfastMaine  Front Street Shipyard also has a job available as a shipyard tour guide! Check it out here:  https://ourtownbelfast.org/job/front-street-shipyard-front-street-shipyard-101-front-st-belfast-me-102-seasonal-shipyard-tour-guide/Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Wanted to let you know we and our friends from Birmingham Ala. wear our shipyard gear.

We have stayed near the shipyard 2 of the last 3 years. We live in North Carolina, and we proudly wear our shipyard hoodies, sweatshirts a tshirts. People always want to know about the shipyard.

17 hours ago

Our Town Belfast

A special thank you to Fiddlehead Artisan Supply for their continued support of Our Town Belfast as a renewing partner!

Fiddlehead Artisan Supply's ongoing partnership helps us grow and sustain #DowntownBelfast and celebrate our unique cultural heritage.

Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, started in 2011, is located at 64 Main Street. The store offers crafting and sewing supplies, as well as classes and other crafting resources.

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A special thank you to Fiddlehead Artisan Supply for their continued support of Our Town Belfast as a renewing partner!  Fiddlehead Artisan Supplys ongoing partnership helps us grow and sustain #DowntownBelfast and celebrate our unique cultural heritage.  Fiddlehead Artisan Supply, started in 2011, is located at 64 Main Street. The store offers crafting and sewing supplies, as well as classes and other crafting resources.  #BelfastMaine

 

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As in “Fiddle head greens”?lol....Some of those small shops have the neatest things🙂

2 days ago

Our Town Belfast

LAST CALL

Today is the last day to enter Dinner on the Bridge 2019 ticket lottery for one of Our Town Belfast's most magical and delicious fundraisers! Don't miss your chance to dine on Trillium Catering's fine food on the Armistice Footbridge in support of #DowntownBelfast

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LAST CALL  Today is the last day to enter Dinner on the Bridge 2019 ticket lottery for one of Our Town Belfasts most magical and delicious fundraisers! Dont miss your chance to dine on Trillium Caterings fine food on the Armistice Footbridge in support of #DowntownBelfast  https://ourtownbelfast.org/bridge-dinner-lottery/
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A Little History

Settled in 1765, Belfast’s past and present speak of its creativity, innovation, tradition, community, and independence. Today, Belfast is that rare combination of quiet small town with an active social and cultural life that is attractive to residents and visitors alike. It is the economic hub and county seat of Waldo County with a dynamic working waterfront, picturesque sea captains’ mansions, the country’s oldest shoe store, and more art galleries than any city of its size in the state.

A Lot of Heart

An engaged community of caring people, Belfast has volunteers actively working to make this place we love even better for all.  

From our local Main Street organization to our Chamber of Commerce, Creative Coalition, and citizen committees at City Hall – local folks are working hard for economic health in a way that is in keeping with our authentic culture and heritage.

Our Start

In March of 2010, Our Town Belfast became a Maine Downtown Network Community and continued the efforts, becoming a nationally designated Maine Street Maine community in June of 2011.  As a member of the National Main Street Center and National Trust for Historic Preservation, we follow a four-point approach to downtown revitalization that has been proven time and again over the course of forty years in 2200+ communities throughout the country.