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 the Winter 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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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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We're coming into the last few of our 12 Days of Shopping and Dining Locally event. It's a beautiful day so how about getting outside. Side Street Cafe could be a good refreshment spot after your walk ... See MoreSee Less

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Support small business around town and you get a chance to sign up! Stop by Spruce & Gussy and you might just win a gift certificate to our shop and you also get to enter to win a Bar Harbor Merchant Association gift certificate that can be used in a number of spots around town! 🎉

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Fiore Olive Oils and Vinegars is adding to the fun of our 12 Days of Shopping and Dining Locally!

Today's daily prize is:
375mL bottle of White Truffle Oil from Alba, Italy

Your purchase at the Bar Harbor store today will give you an entry into the Fiore daily drawing and the BHMA Grand Prize drawing at the end of the event
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Fiore Olive Oils and Vinegars is adding to the fun of our 12 Days of Shopping and Dining Locally!

Today's daily prize is:
375mL bottle of Maine Wild Blueberry Reserve Balsamic

Your purchase at the Bar Harbor store today will give you an entry into the Fiore daily drawing and the BHMA Grand Prize drawing at the end of the event
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A Store of Wonders, Spruce & Gussy supports local artists and the community. A Community Leader level Member of your BHMA for a reason - and of Course participating in our 12 Days of Shopping & Dining Locally ... See MoreSee Less

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The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

The Holiday Season heralds the start of winter. Your year round shops, businesses and restaurants are here to make your Holiday and cold weather preparations a breeze – functional, fun and entertaining. Whether you want to get out and climb a mountain, ski and snowshoe or set up your home for visitors and celebrations, Bar Harbor Merchants can help you embrace the frosty mornings, snow days and cozy nights. Reconnect with your friends and family for treasured 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 December!
Friday, December 8th – Wedenesday December 20th, 2017
Bar Harbor
12 Days of Shopping & Dining Locally

Your Bar Harbor Merchants Association annual THANK YOU promotion. Purchases at participating merchants give you a free entry to a drawing for on of 12 $20 Bar Harbor Merchants Association Gift Certificates. Merchants may have additional promotions going alongside this event, so keep your eyes open. Hint: FIORE is going to draw a daily prize for the 12 Days too! Multiple entries are encouraged!
Sunday, December 17th, 2017
4.00 pm St. Saviour’s Church
Lessons & Carols
Choral music by Peter Warlock, Michael Praetorius, Giovanni Palestrina, and Johannes Brahms, along with selections for the organ by J. S. Bach and Hugo Distler, and carols for the people to sing.
Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
Contra Dance with Big Moose Band
Join the Big Moose Band for a holiday contra dance! The caller for the night is Chrissy Fowler. No experience necessary, as all dances will be taught.  An $8 donation is requested for adults or $25 per family to help pay the caller. Children 12 and younger are admitted free.
Friday, December 29th, 2017
4pm – 7pm House Wine
Second Chance Wine Tasting
Wines that got lost in the shuffle!
Saturday, December 30th, 2017
Noon Year’s Eve
Celebrate Noon Year’s Eve with Miss Mae! We will be reading “We Celebrate New Year” by Bobbie Kalman, “Shanté Keys and the New Year’s Peas” by Gail Piernas-Davenport and “Un-Happy New Year, Emma!” by James Stevenson. Then craft a noisemaker and snack on cheese and fruit while toasting the Noon Year with sparkling cider.
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
New Years Eve at Side Street Cafe
The Party of the Year is Back!  Watch this space for details, but get it on your diary.
Tickets will be available in advance at Side Street Cafe.
Sunday, December 31st, 2017
8pm – 1am Atlantic Oceaside
Krazy Good New Year’s Eve
Maine comedian Krazy Jake Hodgdon will be the headliner at the “Krazy Good Fun” New Years Eve party set for the events center at the Atlantic Oceanside on Eden Street in Bar Harbor on Saturday, Dec. 31.
The event runs from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. and will feature food, music, dancing, contests and cash prizes and a midnight champagne toast. D.J. Dana Lavertu will provide the music.
Tickets cost $50 per person. Discounted rooms are available. Call 288-5801.
January 2017
Happy 100th Birthday West End Drug
Wow Congratulations to one of our very own!
Sunday, January 7th, 2017
2.00pm Jesup Memorial Library
Winter Concert Series: GoldenOak
GoldenOak plays woodsy, modern folk. The band features acoustic guitar, cello, cajón drum and trumpet. What started as homegrown folk has evolved into a regal and sophisticated sound, defined by rich harmonies and versatile reinterpretation of the folk genre.

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

Sunday, February 2nd, 20147
2.00pm Jesup Memorial Library

Winter Concert Series: Mes Amis
The gypsy jazz music of Mes Amis is infectious, with insistent rhythms, bouncing bass lines and sweetly intricate melodies. The band features singer and guitarist Steve Lynnworth, rhythm guitarist Harry Richter, bassist Wells Gordon, and clarinet and saxophone player Shane Ellis.

Sunday, March 18th, 2017
2.00pm Jesup Memorial Library
Winter Concert Series: The Swallowtail Fiddlers and The ShowStoppers

The Swallowtail Fiddlers, named after the Irish tune “Swallowtail Jig,” are string musicians and The ShowStoppers! are a show choir, accompanied by an all-student instrumental ensemble. Both groups are made up of students from Conners Emerson School and are under the direction of Rebecca Edmondson.

Sunday, April 8th, 2017
2.00pm Jesup Memorial Library
Winter Concert Series: Dr. Edison Liu
Dr. Liu is an accomplished pianist who plays both classical and jazz music. Join him for the last winter concert of 2018. Dr. Liu is the president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory.