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


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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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The Scoop

The Latest News and Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

Well Summer is almost here and Town is almost in full swing! Your year round shops, businesses and restaurants are still here to make your Summer fun and entertaining. Whether you want to get out and climb a mountain, Start that yard work or simply enjoy the sun, Bar Harbor Merchants can help you embrace the long days and lazy times. 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 Spring!

Saturday May 12th, 2018
1.00pm – 3.00pm, Village Green, Bar Harbor

Mother March
The Mother March is a chance for Mainers and visitor to show their commitment to Peace, Love, and the Planet. It will be a great day to spend in Acadia and connect in solidarity with folks who share a passion for creating a better world. A march through downtown Bar Harbor begins at 1 pm followed by a rally on the Village Green featuring music and speakers. Saturday, May 12, 1 – 3 pm, Bar Harbor Village Green. For more information go to or

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
1.00pm – 6.00pm 3rd Annual Driving for Rides Tournament
Kebo Valley Golf Club
Visit for more information
18 Holes of Golf – Gross and Net Prizes Awarded
BBQ Dinner, Awards, Raffle drawings and Silent Auction to follow
$85 per individual, $340 per 4 person team

Friday, May 18th, 2018
3.00pm – 5.00pm Anchorspace
May Professional Development Workshop: Tech Tapas
Dave Charron of Compusult, Inc will present our May Professional Development Workshop – Tech Tapas.
He’ll be serving up a platter of all sorts of bits & bytes to help you get more out of Google Apps, optimize your Google Docs usage and expand your Gmail functionality.
The session will also cover some more advanced Google products such as Google Vault for archiving and data management, Google groups information and maintenance of your Google Business page.
Then it’s on to tips to help you with screen shots, security and maintenance of your computer, WiFi applications, password management, virtual tours, e-signatures and more!

Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th, 2018
Abbe Museum & Village Green Bar Harbor
Indian Market

The importance of creative placemaking and how it supports Wabanaki artists, as well as the local community, has led us to a very important initiative. The Abbe Museum Indian Market will shine a bright light on Wabanaki artists and deepen the economic impact of art making for tribal communities. In addition to a two-day market, we are planning a concurrent Indigenous film festival and a fashion show. And, as the event grows: a marketplace in the streets, an artist competition, a gala event, and the opportunity to taste Native cuisine.

Tuesday June 26th, 2018
7.00pm Jesup Memorial Library
International Book Launch: “Bimini Twist” by Linda Greenlaw
The International launch of Linda Greenlaw‘s newest book, “Bimini Twist,”
“Bimini Twist,” the fourth book in Greenlaw’s Jane Bunker mystery series, is partially set in Bar Harbor. Jane takes on the missing persons case of Bianca Chiriac, a foreign exchange student working at the Bar Harbor Inn. When it becomes clear that Bianca isn’t just sleeping off a late-night party, Jane is plunged into the underbelly of the resort town and must find the missing woman before the worst happens. Books will be on sale that night courtesy of Sherman’s Books.