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The Latest News & Events in Bar Harbor, Maine

The crisp Fall nights are starting and the colors are peeking out, so it begins....

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 events also check out our local Chamber of Commerce ( Click Here for their Calendar of Events


Wednesday September 17th, 2014

9.00am -1.00pm The First

MDI Hospital Auxiliary Bake Sale

There will be something for everyone at MDI Hospital Auxiliary’s Annual Fall Bake Sale on Wednesday, September 17th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at The First on Main Street in Bar Harbor.

Items include baked goods, homemade pies and desserts, quiches, breads, and even luncheon items such as sandwiches, wraps and homemade macaroni and cheese!

Once again the Auxiliary have set their goals high! They have committed to provide over $10,000 worth of equipment to the MDI Hospital Organization. Items that will benefit patients and our community, and support the MDI Hospital Staff in providing the quality care they are so well-known for.

How can you help? Take a walk to The First on Main Street to check out the goods! If you are unable to attend, baked goods and monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated!

For more information, contact Mary Grindle at 288-2392 or Brenda Sprague at 288-5082, ext. 1198. The Auxiliary truly appreciates the support of this generous community!


Friday September 19th, 2014

4.00pm -7.00pm House Wine

Fall Favorites Wine Tasting

Sample some luscious wines to share with our harvest dinners at House Wine

227A Main Street, Bar Harbor

Tel: 207 288 1200


Thursday September 25th - Monday September 29th, 2014

Acadia Night Sky Festival

Join us for one of the premier night sky events on the Easter Seaboard. The 6th Annual Acadia Night Sky Festival is packed with a full schedule of event. With workshops, nationally recognized speakers and hands-on experiences, there truly is something for everyone from families to the serious amateur astronomer. Help us celebrate the starlit skys of Downeast Maine through education, science and the arts.


Friday October 1st, 2014

6.00pm-9.00pm Downtown Bar Harbor

Friday Night Art Walk

Bar Harbor's dynamic gala, showcases a wide variety of fine art and crafts.
You’ll find traditional and contemporary art, many by local and Maine artists, including wall art, sculpture, glass, pottery, jewelry and fiber arts.
Several of the galleries host “meet the artist” events.
Join the fun and stroll downtown Bar Harbor to enjoy the works by an array of creative and talented people on First Friday. 
Pick up your walking map at the Chamber of Commerce, most lodging establishments, at the galleries and other participating venues.


Saturday October 4th, 2014

2.00pm Grant Park Albert Meadow

Blessing of Beasts for St. Francis’ Feast
St. Saviour offers public blessing of animals in Grant Park
October 4 is the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, known by many as the patron saint of animals and the environment. In celebration, St. Saviour Episcopal Church will be offering a free public ceremony for the blessing of pets and companion animals on Saturday, October 4, 2:00 PM in Grant Park, at the end of Albert Meadow near the Shore Path.
All sorts of animals are welcome, so long as they are in pet carriers or on a leash and under control. If your animal companion does not do well in crowds or with other animals, you may bring a photo, a favorite toy, or some sort of representation of your animal to be blessed instead. There will also be an opportunity to remember and honor departed pets: you are invited to bring a photo or other memento of them.
The Rev. Tim Fleck, Priest-in-Charge of St. Saviour, says, “Animals are an important part of our lives –our pets as well as the wild animals among whom we live here on MDI. Many of us have learned how to love and to be loved in our relationships with animals, and have experienced closeness with God through appreciation of creation. It’s only natural that we should want to give thanks for the blessings of nature.”
St. Saviour Episcopal Church was founded in 1876, and strives to be a lively spiritual resource for the entire Bar Harbor community. Sunday worship is at 7:30 and 10:00 AM, as well as Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 8:30 AM year-round. The Reverend Tim Fleck serves as Priest-in-Charge of St. Saviour, as well as of St. Andrew & John Episcopal Church in Southwest Harbor.
Contact: St. Saviour Episcopal Church
41 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-4215 church office
The Rev. Tim Fleck
(207) 812-8362 mobile phone


Download our current edition of The Open Directory for Bar Harbor Merchants that are open this Spring.

Spring in Bar Harbor

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In the spring, 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. While visiting, savor a flavorful cup of coffee of tea. Or, take it to go while you explore the many unique shops in Bar Harbor. You'll find everything from fashions to books, artwork, home decor, outdoor gear, treats for pets, and local products — to name just a few. Enjoy a visit to the spa after an outing in nearby Acadia National Park. Spending the night here? Evenings offer a chance to stroll the streets or nourish the soul by dining in our many Bar Harbor restaurants, offering choices from the elegant to casual dining. Round out your day at one of our theaters offering film and musical entertainment.


Whether you are a first time visitor or an in-the-know local, we know you will find it all in Bar Harbor!

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Acadia National Park

The First National Park East of the Mississippi River

People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.


Check for details on enjoying Acadia National Park this season.

Bar Harbor Merchants Association "Think Local" Campaign

We hope you like our new Think Local Logo!

Want one for your car?

We have window clings and bumper stickers available for a nominal charge. Please contact: for details.