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 Fall 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 Merchant Association's Winter 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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Please attend this meeting tonight so that you can find out about this - there is a lot of hype and gossip going around. Come to this to get the information and make decisions from an informed position.
If you can't make this meeting, but want to know more let us know.
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Broadband - Highway to the Future Informational Meeting

February 4, 2016, 7:00pm

Town of Bar Harbor Council Chambers

Broadband - Highway to the Future - Thursday Feb 4th, 7pm, Council Chambers. A meeting with the Communications Technology Task Force about the Broadband and Fiber initiative. The Town of Bar Harbor has invested in a study to look at the feasibility of a community/municipal owned network to increase broadband access to all residents, businesses, and service town owned buildings / public works facilities. One of the goals of this study is to see how we can improve access to high speed Internet services here in Bar Harbor for everyone. Bar Harbor has been underserved, and in some cases, not served at all, in regards to high speed internet access. Other communities are way ahead of the curve in providing access to not only faster, but cheaper options. High speed internet is essential to the future of Bar Harbor's seasonal and year round community. The problem is that there are few options for high speed access in Bar Harbor. Come to this informational meeting to learn more about this project!

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The Mount Desert Police Department and Bar Harbor Police Department started rolling out its "Good Morning Program". See attached letter for more information.

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The Scoop

The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

Fall colors are blazing, so your year round BHMA members are here to keep you warm, 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

Saturday, November 14th, 2015 6am
Village of Bar Harbor
21ST ANNUAL EARLY BIRD SALE & BED RACES
www.barharborinfo.com.
Set your alarm, because the early bird gets the deals as you shop in your PJs for extra discounts in downtown Bar Harbor. The sale hours are 6-9am, with the bed and pajama parade beginning at the Village Green at 10am with the 8th Annual Bed Races immediately following on Cottage Street. Come join us for Bar Harbor’s most favorite and silliest tradition.
Saturday, November 28th
Bar Harbor
Small Business Saturday
Friday, December 4th, 5pm – Midnight
Village of Bar Harbor
VILLAGE HOLIDAYS & MIDNIGHT MADNESS SALE
www.barharborinfo.com.
Help us ring in the holidays by welcoming Santa to Bar Harbor on the Village Green at 5pm, before having a chance to join him and his elves at the MDI YMCA for activities including having your picture taken with Santa, decorating cookies or enjoying a horse drawn “sleigh” ride among many others. The 14th Annual Midnight Madness Sale will also be held later in the evening, from 8pm-midnight. There will be great discounts, music, food, drink and midnight raffles!
Saturday, December 5th – Wednesday, December 16th
Bar Harbor Merchants Association, A Hub of Bar Harbor Organization
12 Days of Shopping and Dining Locally
Purchases made from participating Merchants will earn you an entry into a drawing for 1 of 12 BHMA $25 gift certificates.
Multiple entries are Welcome!
Sunday, December 13th  4:00pm
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church
Festival of Lessons and Carols in anticipation of Christmas.
This traditional worship service for the season of Advent developed in England in the nineteenth century and has become a favorite in Anglican and Episcopal churches throughout the world.  It follows a simple format, with scripture readings telling of God’s love for humanity and the promise of the coming Messiah, each followed by carols sung by the congregation or anthems sung by the choir.
St. Saviour’s Festival Choir is made up of the parish’s regular choir with the addition of numerous additional singers from throughout the area, and will be directed by Andrea Horner, Interim Music Director of St. Saviour’s Church, and accompanied by Robin Ann Barron, Organist and Music Director of Bar Harbor Congregational Church.
The Rev. Tim Fleck, Rector of St. Saviour’s, says, “In a time when it is easy to be distracted by commercial glitter, this service is a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas, that God became a human being for the sake of humanity.  I hope that everyone will feel welcome to come and participate in this beautiful service.
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church was founded in 1876, and strives to be a lively spiritual resource for the entire Bar Harbor community. The church and parish hall are handicap accessible. Sunday worship is at 10:00 AM in the winter, as well as Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:30 AM year-round.  The Reverend Tim Fleck serves as Rector of St. Saviour’s, as well as of The Episcopal Parish of St. Andrew & John in Southwest Harbor.
St. Saviour’s Episcopal Church
41 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-4215 church office
The Rev. Tim Fleck
Tim@MDI-Episcopal.org
(207) 812-8362 mobile phone

Sunday, January 10th  2:00pm
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at Jesup Winter Concert Series
Joe Cough performs Arias in the Main Room

Sunday, February 7th  2:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at Jesup Winter Concert Series
A classical concert with Bangor Symphony Orchestra members Heidi Powell and Richard Hsu on violin and viola

Sunday, March 6thth  2:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at Jesup Winter Concert Series
A fun afternoon with CG Band playing ukuleles

Sunday, April 3rd  2:00 pm
Jesup Memorial Library
Sundays at Jesup Winter Concert Series
Folk duo John and Rachel Nicholas bring their harmonies to Jesup

 

 

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