Discover Downtown Bangor 

Downtown Bangor, a quintessential New England downtown, is full of things to discover! This vibrant urban community seated in the heart of Maine’s rural beauty, along the banks of the Kenduskeag Stream, features the best of Eastern Maine. Scenic canals bisect the downtown as the Kenduskeag Stream flows into the Penobscot River, a rich resource whose history punctuates the famous lumber-laden past of Bangor.

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Downtown Bangor
Justin Russell Photography

Downtown streets are lined with locally-owned shops and restaurants, perfect for picking up a unique keepsake or enjoying a locally sourced meal. Discover a world class meal, inter­national cuisine or a pint of something unique in one of more than 30 places to eat and drink. Find a gift made in Maine, a trendy outfit or an international im­port in one of the more than 40 places to shop.

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Arts and culture abound—from large-scale touring productions along the waterfront to grassroot gatherings of creative minds on any given night in a downtown establishment. Historic sculptures dot the Hannibal Hamlin and Norumbega parkways and annually changing wheatpaste murals embellish the walls of historic buildings downtown. Head inside to explore one of downtown Ban­gor’s art, cultural or history museums or wind down with a theater, dance or musical performance.

Stay for a day or a week and you just might discover your­self in downtown Bangor. For a full list of all downtown businesses, events and cultural resources, please visit

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Eat, Shop, Enjoy!
Downtown Bangor offers a surprising mix of old world traditions, recreation, mu­seums, charming shops and eateries, per­forming arts, and year-round events. More info at

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