Local Life & Events on Main Street Maine!

Suggestions for Restaurants & Pubs, Theaters, Art, Historic Districts & Trails, Festivals, Shops, Wellness

Welcome to Main Street Maine!

Welcome to
Main Street Maine!

Main Street Maine highlights Maine’s ten accredited Main Street America communities.

Uncover the array of experiences our lively and thriving downtowns offer year-round, from exceptional local shops and restaurants to dynamic cultural events, scenic trails, and New England’s captivating history and architecture.

This website is here to help you plan your trip and make the most out of your visit.

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Main Street Maine highlights Maine’s ten accredited Main Street America communities. Uncover the array of experiences our lively and thriving downtowns offer year-round, from exceptional local shops and restaurants to dynamic cultural events, scenic trails, and New England’s captivating history and architecture. This website is here to help you plan your trip and make the most out of your visit.

PLAN YOUR VISIT > FIRST STEP

LOCATE A DOWNTOWN

Three of our downtowns are located in Southern Maine (Biddeford, Saco, Westbrook), four are in the midcoast area (Brunswick, Bath, Rockland, Belfast), and three are inland (Gardiner, Augusta, Skowhegan).

Start your Main Street Maine tour by selecting one of the ten downtowns on the map!

Three of our downtowns are located in Southern Maine (Biddeford, Saco, Westbrook), four are in the midcoast area (Brunswick, Bath, Rockland, Belfast), and three are inland (Gardiner, Augusta, Skowhegan).

Start your Main Street Maine tour by selecting one of the ten downtowns on the map!

River-Jam Festival Biddeford and Saco, Maine

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LOCAL EVENTS

We have organized our events into two categories: Larger annual events (e.g. downtown festivals, etc.) and smaller upcoming community events (e.g. openings, trivia, special menus, wine tastings, dance classes, etc.)

Main Street Maine year-round communities host various local events to welcome visitors, promote community engagement, and support local businesses. Find fun Farmers Markets, Art Walks and craft fairs, downtown festivals, small concerts and live Performances, shop local events, (…) Just a few examples of the types of events you might find on Maine’s only 10 accredited Main Street.

River-Jam Festival Biddeford and Saco, Maine

MAIN STREET MAINE

LOCAL EVENTS

Main Street Maine year-round communities host various local events to welcome visitors, promote community engagement, and support local businesses. Find fun Farmers Markets, Art Walks and craft fairs, downtown festivals, small concerts and live Performances, shop local events, (…) Just a few examples of the types of events you might find on Maine’s only 10 accredited Main Street.

We have organized our events into two categories: Larger annual events (e.g. downtown festivals, etc.) and smaller Upcoming downtown events (e.g. openings, trivia, special menus, wine tastings, live music, dance classes, walking tours, etc.)

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THE DOWNTOWN BEAT:
NEW EXPERIENCES

Main Street Maine regularly publishes posts that showcase exciting features of our downtowns and are either organized thematically (e.g., Breweries,  antique shops, Farmers’ markets on Main Street Maine) or seasonally (Winter festivals, Halloween, etc.).

May 30
Pride Events on Main Street Maine

Maine’s ten Main Street communities invite you to celebrate Pride Month in June. Below, we showcase the vibrant array of celebrations held in our downtowns, each unique in expressing support for LGBTQ+ rights and inclusivity. Augusta, ME: Pride Crosswalk Painting: Volunteers from the Augusta Teen Center and the Augusta Public Works Department will paint a […]

May 01
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
May 01
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
Feb 19
Where to eat on Main Street Maine?

The team at Main Street Maine has scouted out our ten nationally recognized historic, year-round Maine downtowns and listed some great coffee shops and restaurants here.

  • 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

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