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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The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

Fall is a blaze of color heralding the start of our quiet season. Your year round shops, businesses and restaurants are here to make your Fall and Holiday preparations a breeze – functional, fun and entertaining. Whether you want to get out and climb a mountain or set up your home for visitors and celebrations, Bar Harbor Merchants can help you embrace the cool crisp mornings and cozy nights and reconnect with your friends and family for tresured adventures and memories. For current non donor events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce Events Calendar

Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Fall COMING SOON!

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
Sagegrass Gallery
10th Anniversary Celebration
Sagegrass is having our 10 Year Saleabration on November 8th until 8pm.
UP to 50% off and refreshments will be served in the afternoon/evening.
This is our 10 year anniversary and we are going to make this a fun event.
Watch our facebook page…… 

Saturday, November 11th, 2017
6:00 AM – 10:30 AM Village Green
Early Bird Pajama Sale & Bed Race
Wear your best morning look for the 23rd Annual Early Bird Pajama Sale, followed by the Bed Races!
Schedule of Events:
6:00am-9:00am: Roll out of bed and come early for the steals and deals at Bar Harbor’s finest retail locations for the annual Early Bird Pajama Sale, where those who shop in their pajamas receive even better discounts! Participating retailers listed below!
7:30am: ​Early morning movie at The 1932 Criterion Theatre: If someone dragged you out of the house early for the sale, but shopping is not your bag, then drop in to The 1932 Criterion Theatre for an early morning movie. The movie will let out just in time for the 8th annual Bed Races!
10:00am: Watch for the Bed and Pajama Parade rolling down Main Street on their way to Bed Races that follow directly afterwards. The parade will leave the Village Green and travel down Main Street onto Cottage Street before it ends at the head of Rodick Street.  Back again this year to emcee is Krazy Jake!
10:15am:Bed Races. Watch as teams of 5 from area businesses and organizations decorate and race their own themed bed. With prizes given for ‘Fastest Bed’ and ‘Best Decorated’, it’s a fun time for everyone, racers and spectators alike!

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Bar Harbor (and everywhere!)
Small Business Saturday, 2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business.

 

Friday, December 1st, 2017
4.30 PM – 12.00 AM Downtown Bar Harbor
Village Holidays & Midnight Madness Sale
The evening begins at 4:30pm on the Village Green in downtown Bar Harbor with carolers and hot cocoa. Then, join us in welcoming Santa Claus to the Village Green at 5pm.
From there, follow Santa and the carolers down to the MDI YMCA for family activities and crafts and your chance to visit with Santa, from 5:30-6:30pm. Activities and crafts provided by the MDI YMCA and Summer Festival of the Arts.
The Midnight Madness Sale begins at 8:00pm. Make a night of it with dinner at one of Bar Harbor’s many restaurants before shopping the generous discounts and sales from participating businesses.
And don’t forget to bring your receipts down to the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on the corner of Main and Cottage Streets to enter to win the midnight raffle drawing. Every receipt from a participating location will be good for one entry into the drawing for 2 round-trip tickets from Bar Harbor to Boston on Cape Air. The more you shop the better chances you’ll have to win!

Friday, December 1st – Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
9.00 AM – 3.00 PM Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center
Island Arts Association 43rd Annual Island Arts Association Craft Fair
The Island Arts Association will host their 43rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Friday, December 1st from 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday, December 2nd from 9:00am-3:00pm at the Atlantic Oceanside Conference Center, Route 3, Bar Harbor. Join us for this annual holiday fair that includes crafters from Mount Desert Island and the surrounding islands,a raffle table, as well as the YWCA’a annual luncheon and goodies. Time to do your holiday shopping? Look no further as the local crafters offer a variety of hand-made crafts for your gift-giving season.

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
6 PM Jesup Memorial Library
Intergenerational Craft Night: Pet Toys
Bring an old t-shirt and a ring from a milk jug and transform it into a toy for your dog or cat, or an animal at the Hancock County SPCA. This craft is great for all ages and is a fun way to spend an evening with the whole family.

Friday, November 3rd, 2017
7pm
Jesup Memorial Library
Gary and Gail Conrad: Nepal Slideshow and Talk
In the fall of 2008, Gary and Gail Conrad and their son Zach joined an International Mountain Guides expedition in the Kumbu region of Nepal. While in Nepal, they trekked to Namche Bazaar, Tengboche and Dingboche then climbed to Island Peak summit, Everest Base Camp and Ama Dablam summit. Join them for a slideshow and talk as they describe the time they spent staying at tent camps and climbing with Nepalese Sherpa guides.

Thursday, November 16th, 2017
7pm
Jesup Memorial Library
Authors Samual Eliot and John Rivers “Little Long Pond: A Field Guide to Four Seasons
Eliot and Rivers will speak about their book, which was inspired by their passion for Little Long Pond. The book mixes scientific information with personal observations and includes chapters written by Anne Funderburk (history), Duane Braun (geology), Linda Gregory (botany), Rich MacDonald (ornithology), and Steve Katona. Alongside the chapters are pictures of the pond taken by local photographers.

Friday, November 17th, 2017
6.30pmPM – 8.30PM
Fundraiser for the Jesup at Fiore Bar Harbor

Join Fiore Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars, 8 Rodick Place, for their annual fun fundraiser for the Jesup. Complimentary delicious bites and adult beverages will be available and you sample outstanding olive oils and vinegars. There is a 10% discount on all items bought that night and a portion of the proceeds from the evening will be donated to the library. Stop by to get a jump start on your holiday gifts, to restock your pantry or to purchase something to spice up your Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 17th, 2017
7pm Jesup Memorial Library
Words Unleashed! Story Slam “What a Turkey”

Come share your story at the library’s story slam. This month’s theme is “What a Turkey.” Maybe you bought a 30 pound bird to roast one year or maybe one of your friends was being a real turkey. We want to hear your turkey-themed story. Those familiar with “The Moth” broadcast on NPR will recognize the format. These are true stories told live.  Stories must be your own and told in the first person.

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017
Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 25th, 2017
Small Business Saturday

Saturday January 13th, 2017
Bar Harbor Winter Beer Fest
Craft beer, Local food and Winter fun