10295793_898216056873788_1193944061379357393_nJuly Festivals:  20th Annual Arts in the Park and the 9th Annual Maine Celtic Celebration!  What an excellent month to be in downtown Belfast!  Thank you to all who came out in support of Arts in the Park and Maine Celtic Celebration – we hope you had a great time!

Monday, August 3rd:  7th Annual Belfast Street Party 5-10:30pm, kick up your feet and party in the street! Still seeking vendors, activities, and volunteers for this fun and free family event on High Street.

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!

2015 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 10390087_1104447992917259_780227745746737303_nwho 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 closed Fridays in the month of July.

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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.