WHAT’S NEW IN OUR TOWN BELFAST:

static1.squarespaceLess than a month left to help fund our downtown holiday decorations!

Please donate on our Indiegogo page, or send a gift in the mail to: 171 High Street, Suite 6, Belfast, ME 04915

Thank you for your support!

Tour the 2015 Please Be Seated Benches! Local artists have contributed their work to the downtown Belfast seatscape/streetscape.  Take a virtual tour of these practical and whimsical pieces or better yet, come downtown and have a seat!

unnamedWhat fun was had at the 7th Annual Belfast Street Party! Another year, another great turn out! A full account of the event can be seen at the Penobscot Bay Pilot and photos can be seen on our Facebook event page.

Dinner On The Bridge, A BIG Thank You! So much gratitude goes out to Trillium Caterers, the town of Belfast, and of course, our diners for supporting this event, which sustains economic health and human happiness in our historic downtown. A full set of photos capturing the night can be seen here: Dinner On The Armistice Bridge 2015.

11825106_1121860817842643_2896850480330338144_n2015 Auction & Gala was a great success! Nearly $15,000 was raised in support of Our Town Belfast at our annual Auction & Gala!  Thank you to all
who came out and bid on unique Belfast experiences and to all who donated and helped. A full array of wonderful photos (courtesy of Humans of Belfast) are up on our Facebook Page. See you next year at the Boathouse!

Note that Our Town Belfast office will be open Mondays through Thursdays, 9am to 2pm, during the month of August while our director is on family leave.  Please contact our administrative assistant, Heather Pusey, at info@ourtownbelfast.org or 207.218.1158 with any inquiries.

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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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Street Party, photo by Lynn Karlin

Downtown Belfast is home to over 70 places to shop or dine – including places to find great deals on books, toys, gifts for the home, green gifts, clothing, shoes, and accessories (even underwear!) for the whole family, Maine-made gifts and local art and crafts.

Take home locally produced beer, cheese, candies, baked goods, and more.  With 18 great eateries for dining and drinking, plenty of entertainment including a downtown movie palace and ongoing holiday events, you’ll want to shop for the day AND stay and play! 

The tradition and future of a working waterfront…

THE CITY OF BELFAST, MAINE sits on a hill overlooking the breathtaking tidal waters of Penobscot Bay.  Settled in 1765, Belfast’s past and present speak of its creativity, innovation, tradition, community, and independence.  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.  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.  There are ten communities in Maine with the Main Street designation!

The board of directors meets the first Wednesday of every month at 5:00 in the office at 171 High Street, Suite 6. The public is invited and encouraged to attend these meetings.