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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Look for our Spring Flag at our members' businesses!

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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.

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Think Local First: Thinking locally reduces transportation costs and protects our environment, supports local artists, farms, businesses, producers and organizations, and creates a supportive community and more sustainable economy.

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How about 50 lbs of deliciousness? Our first halibut of the season caught by Bill Soukup aboard the F/V Pocket Change.

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ECONOMIC BASICS, GATEWAYS, AND CENTENNIAL THINKING Register Now for the Conference! Announcing the Conference Keynote Speaker, Kathy LaPlante “The New Look of Economic Development “ Kathy LaPlante is a Senior Program Officer and Director of Coordinating Program Services at the National Main Street Center with expertise in building organizational capacity and developing promotional programming. Most recently she has been working on teams across the country on the Main Street Refresh Pilot Project focusing on economic development and vitality along with providing training for cities of all sizes using the Main Street Approach® to downtown revitalization. She joined the staff of the National Main Street Center in May 2007, and has worked in the Main Street field for nearly 25 years. A good friend to the Maine Downtown Center, she has roots in New Hampshire where she was the first Director of the New Hampshire Main Street Center. Kathy attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout. ECONOMIC BASICS: Focus on the Main Street Four-Point Approach® GATEWAYS: Exploring ways your downtown is ready for next steps of development in tourism, entrepreneurs, and green spaces CENTENNIAL THINKING: Looking at Visioning, Historic Districts and Preservation, and celebrating 100 years of Acadia National Park WHEN: Friday, May 13 WHERE: Criterion Theater, 35 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor COST: $85.39 for Non-members, $69.57 for Members of Maine Development Foundation, EDCM, and Main Street Maine or Maine Downtown Network Communities WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Anyone who is starting out in Downtown Revitalization or is well on their way! PRECONFERENCE WORKSHOP WHEN: Thursday, May 12, 1:00-4:00 pm WHERE: Reel Pizza, 33 Kennebec Place, Bar Harbor COST: $27.37 for Non-members, $22.09 for Members of Maine Development Foundation, EDCM, and Main Street Maine or Maine Downtown Network Communities The Maine Downtown Center hosts Kathy LaPlante, Senior Program Officer from the National Main Street Center. Kathy will be presenting an interactive three-hour workshop on the Main Street 2016 Four-Point Refresh for Economic Vitality. Click here for more details and to REGISTER for both events. Thank you to the Maine Development Foundation’s Champion Circle Members and our Platinum Conference Sponsor: Bangor Savings Bank See you in Bar Harbor!

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Today's the day! It's our grand re-opening and there's so much to see, from our new core exhibit, People of the First Light, to our 15th annual Waponahki Student Art Show, to our return exhibit Kikehtahsuwiw: It Heals, to the Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos II: Star Stories of the Dawnland exhibit. We're open from 10 am to 5 pm and admission is free thanks to the generosity of Machias Savings Bank!

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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

April 15th – April 26th, 2016
Village of Bar Harbor
Think Local First, Celebrating Community Sustainability
Anyone making a purchase between April 15th and April 26th at one of our participating members is eligible to complete one raffle  entry per purchase. Thus, if you make multiple purchases you increase your chances of winning. At close of business on April 26th, Member businesses will pull name from their raffle entrants to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing and on April 30th, 2016. 12 names will be drawn for the 12 $25 BHMA Gift Certificates. We will contact the winners and prize winners will also be listed on our Face Book and Web pages. Participating members will be highlighting what they do to help our environment and what environmentally friendly products they offer on our Face Book Page, so help Mother Earth and your Carbon Footprint by shopping locally and get chances to win a gift certificate.
Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Fall & Winter.