Welcome to Main Street Maine!

Main Street Maine highlights Maine’s 10 National Main Street communities
that are vibrant places to find local food, shops, cultural happenings and great New England architecture.

STEP #1

LOCATE A DOWNTOWN

Start your Main Street Maine tour by selecting one of the ten downtowns on the map above
or simply click on one of the random suggestions du jour below!

OR SELECT ONE OF OUR

SUGGESTIONS DU JOUR

The exciting Main Street Maine highlights below are here to tempt you, but there is much more to explore in each community!

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MAIN STREET MAINE

THE DOWNTOWN BEAT:
NEW EXPERIENCES

Jan 27
Winter Festivals on Main Street Maine!

Winter Festivals on Main Street Maine are the secret to enjoying a long winter! Join our year-round Main Street communities and enjoy these wonderful upcoming Winter celebrations > 2024 Bath WinterFest (Bath, Maine) When: February 24th, 2024 with Pre-Game with activites on the 22nd and 23rd! It’s coming back! The YETI, the lanterns, the parade, […]

  • Augusta, Maine
Jan 16
Main Street Maine: Vibrant Arts & Entertainment communities

Welcome to our bustling & lively ten Main Street Maine communities, where artistic delights and entertaining experiences await! PLACES & EVENTS>

  • Augusta, Maine
Sep 28
Breweries on Main Street Maine (Updated!)

Sip a downtown pour (Breweries on Main Street Maine). List of Maine’s downtown breweries: Cushnoc Brewing, Bath Brewing, Marshall Wharf, Moderation Brewing, Bateau Brewing, Rock Harbor Brewing, The Run of the Mill, Yes Brewing, ...

  • Augusta, Maine
Sep 21
Main Street Maine’s Bakeries & Pastry Shops

Fresh bread and croissants anyone? Here is a sample of Main Street Maine’s best downtown bakeries. These small, independent bakeries are important pillars of our vibrant downtowns and some have been around for generations.

  • Augusta, Maine
Sep 09
Bookshops on Main Street Maine!

Who doesn’t love an independent bookshop? Here is a sample of Main Street Maine’s best downtown bookstores. These small, independent bookshops are important components of our communities and offer places to connect with like-minded individuals. These Maine bookstores offer a depth of knowledge rarely found in bigger chains (or online), and they also support our talented local authors. Make sure to visit these wonderful downtown book shops right on Main Street Maine!

  • Augusta, Maine
Feb 19
Where to eat on Main Street Maine?

The team at Main Street Maine has scouted out our 10 nationally recognized historic, year-round Maine downtowns and listed here are some great restaurants. From great local cafes to a delicious lunch and fun dinner spots, you are sure to find something you like. “Bon Appétit” on Main Street Maine! Great Coffee/Breakfast Places on Main […]

  • Augusta, Maine
Oct 10
TEN MAINE DOWNTOWNS & ANTIQUE SHOPS TRAIL

A great fall getaway! With the arrival of autumn, we are winding down our summer garden activities, and are shifting our focus to our homes and our interiors. Now is a wonderful time to create or refresh a retreat that will keep us cozy and welcome our guests throughout winter. This seasonal urge to decorate makes fall the perfect season for antiquing. In this article, Main Street Maine makes shopping for antiques in Maine easy and much more interesting. Intrigued?

  • Augusta, Maine
Sep 24
Discover Maine’s iconic downtown buildings

Maine’s downtowns are home to hundreds of beautiful historic buildings. These edifices retain the character from the days when downtown was the destination for shopping, entertainment and jobs. In the last few years, there has been a significant revitalization and preservation efforts in these downtowns and residents are once again choosing “Main Street” as a […]

  • Augusta, Maine
Aug 18
Main Street Maine: Explore the great indoors!

Maine's historic downtowns are particularly attractive when the great outdoor isn't an option.

  • Augusta, Maine

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