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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Thanks to the Belfast Fire Department for stringing the lights on High Street and thanks to the Belfast Historical Society and Museum for sharing this picture from 1965!The Christmas lights in downtown were installed yesterday by the Belfast Fire Department. A sure sign that Christmas is coming! Photo is from a 1965 Republican Journal. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to the Belfast Fire Department for stringing the lights on High Street and thanks to the Belfast Historical Society and Museum for sharing this picture from 1965!

 

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OSHA would be proud!

It looks like a scene from "It's a Wonderful Life"

Thank you so much. Your greatly appreciated because downtown Belfast will be beautiful these upcoming holiday celebrations.

Yay for Broke Neck Santa

I love these lights!

Love the vintage lights in Belfast. I hope they are still being put up.

OSHA would have had a field day with their technique.

Absolute sign of the season in Belfast! That crazy little Santo (is he being hung or...?!) and the big colored bulbs. Love it.

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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 and human happiness 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.