Invest Locally

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.

Downtown Bangor

Where Business Meets the Arts

The heart of Bangor features a lively mix of shops, pubs, restaurants, walking trails and waterfront views all year long!  Downtown Bangor is the region's arts and cultural hub with a vibrancy and creativity of its own. Visit Downtown Bangor where friendly faces will greet you and customer service will not disappoint.  Explore our website to find out everything you need to know about downtown and our businesses.

Arts & Culture
Downtown offers an array of arts and cultural experiences you may not expect from a small city.  Bangor's longstanding history creates an exciting background for your visit.  Here you will find everything from historic buildings to modern museums; professional theatre to artists' studios; free concerts to large festivals and so much more!

Eat
Downtown has quickly become a "foodie" destination where pubs and ethnic restaurants rub shoulders with the finest of dining.  Creative and diverse menus offer something to please everyone at affordable prices.
 
Shop
Downtown shopping is an enjoyable and relaxing experience.  Our shops are locally owned and pride themselves on offering quality and unique goods at affordable prices. You will find antiques, art, books, clothes, crafts, comics, collectables, hardware, home décor, jewelry, kayaks, Maine-made products, musical instruments, specialty foods, toys, wine and much, much more! 

Park
Downtown parking is convenient and free with both on street and garage parking available.  The centrally-located Pickering Square Parking Garage, in the heart of Downtown, offers free parking for the first 2 hours.