Bar Harbor offers an array of shops, restaurants and activities.

Discover our quaint, sleepy coastal village during the quieter seasons — late fall, winter and spring.

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For more than a decade, the Bar Harbor Merchants Association has promoted Bar Harbor as a Four-Season destination.

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Bar Harbor Merchants Association Spring Flag

The Bar Harbor Merchants Association members fly one of our three different flags when they are open. Not all members are open throughout the entire year, but you can tell when they are by looking for the flag.
Merchants Registration form for 2016 Street Stroll Sidewalk Sale Click Here

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Bar Harbor, Maine -The 23rd Annual Bar Harbor Bank & Trust David R. Harding Memorial Golf Tournament was held at the Kebo Valley Golf Club in Bar Harbor on June 7, 2016. The proceeds from this year's tournament benefit the Park Street Playground Project. The tournament was supported generously by many local business and individuals through sponsorships, donations and participation. The tournament winners (and their scores) are as follows:

Shane Carter, Jon Nicholson, Jeff Chamberlain, Matt McEachern 60 2nd Wyman Tapley, Mike Harkins, Jim LaHaye, Jay Carroll 61

Stephen Rees, Dawn Eaton, Pat Brown, Holly Taylor 48
Ron Hurd, Ed Wyatt, Gary Adler, David Gray 52.6

Lynn Hunt, Ted Pierson, Erica Brooks, Jess Dow 51.5
Sara O'Connell, Curtis Simard, Clyde Lewis, Matt Caras

Closest to the Pin

#4 - Mike Siemion 7-1
#6 - Tom Richardson 10-6
#9 - Rob Hanson 6-1
#15 - Jim LaHaye 1-10

Longest Drive #18
Men's - Darren Taylor
Lady's - Sara O'Connell

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust would like to especially thank our tournament sponsors: The Bar Harbor Club, Carroll Harper Associates, Inc.; CD&M Communications; Consumer Title; Cross Insurance; Dead River Company; Gross, Minsky & Mogul, P.A.; Lynam Insurance & Real Estate; Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Maine Camp Outfitters; MPX; and Royal Promotions; our hole-in-one sponsors Darling's Chevrolet and Stanley Scooters; Cadillac Mountain Sports and Sip's for donating prizes; our 35 tee sponsors, and 30 raffle prize and silent auction item donors. This annual charity event is a tribute to longtime member and Chairman of the Board of Bar Harbor Bankshares, David R. Harding
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Abbe Museum's Gathering Gala

July 29, 2016, 6:00pm

The Abbe’s Gathering Gala has become a summer tradition on Mount Desert Island. Every July, we celebrate the Abbe and our work with an evening of food, drink, friendship, and philanthropy, and you’re invited to join us!

The Scoop

The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

Spring is bringing the soft greens and pastel colors to Bar Harbor, so your year round BHMA members are here get you out of hibernation and keep you entertained and well fed. Below are featured some of the upcoming events. For current non member events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar

May 19th – 22nd, 2016
Village of Bar Harbor
Taste of Bar Harbor
Our Annual Festival Celebrating the Tastes of DownEast Maine.
Full calendar of events can be found here.
However we like to Hightligth a coupl fo specific events that your Bar Harbor Merchants Association Members are directly involved in.
On Thursday,  May 19th, The Dessert Night is sponsored by BHMA – this is your chance to check out Desserts from our local restaurants and vote for the best one! There’s a good chance that it’ll be a BHMA member and so available for you to enjoy all tear!
Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Spring.
Saturday, May 21st is our Street Stroll Sidewalk Sale Between 9am – 3pm stroll the sidewalks for a taste of all that Bar Harbor Merchants have to offer. Featuring unique shopping, culinary and made-in-Maine products, Spring sales and new offerings. With such a diversity of participating shops and retail locations, there is sure to be something for everyone’s taste! We’ll be here Rain or Shine so come and say Hello.
Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Spring.