Need Gift Ideas for that Special Someone?

Downtown Gardiner has several unique stores to help you in your holiday shopping. Click here to read more:

Gardiner Gift Guide

Gardiner Historic District Poised For Facelift

GARDINER – In a recent communication with the Department of Economic and Community  Development, the City of Gardiner was informed that it will receive Micro-Enterprise Assistance Grant funds in the amount of $140,000.  Those dollars in Gardiner will be specifically earmarked to improve the facades of the historic buildings located in the downtown area.

The Micro-Enterprise Assistance Grant Program (MEA) provides grant funds to assist in innovative solutions to problems faced by micro-enterprise businesses and for business facade improvements.

To access the full press release, click here: Facade Press Release.

Camden National Bank Donates Gardiner Buildings

Maybe you caught wind of Gardiner Main Street’s exciting news – Camden National Bank has donated a block of historic buildings for redevelopment!  We’ve got a grand opportunity ahead of us, and we look forward to working with the community to realize the potential of these buildings, which date back to the late 1800’s.  Our plan is to migrate the Co-Lab Co-Working Space and the GMS office to this location by the end of November, and then push forward with plans to develop the rest of the space. Look for more details to come soon.

Click here to learn more: Press Release


We’re Changing What “Gardiner” Means

Learn More About The Gardiner Growth Initiative

Welcome to Gardiner, Maine – a genuine American community where a charming and historic downtown frames a vibrant and eclectic entrepreneurial business culture.

Gardiner’s thriving downtown and historic district are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a must-see stop for history lovers on their way to Acadia National Park or further “Downeast,” providing an inspiring glimpse into the golden industrial era in Maine.

Combine the living history of downtown Gardiner with our sparkling waterfront, distinctive eateries and unique shops, and you’ll see why our little city is such a completely wonderful place to visit and experience our rich and varied heritage… not to mention an ideal place to live and to do business.

Gardiner is right in the middle of everything, directly off Interstates 95 and 295, and not far from Maine’s glorious mid-coast – an advantageous central location with easy access to the bulk of Maine’s year-round population plus all points south to Boston and New York, north to Canada.

On this website you’ll find out all about our colorful community, our fascinating heritage tourism opportunities, our considerable economic advantages, and the spirit and people behind the Gardiner Main Street Program. Welcome!

In the News…

November 2016

Gardiner Receives “Business Friendly Community” Designation

Click here to learn more: Business Friendly Gardiner 

Click HERE to check out Gardiner “In the News”, recent stories about our march towards success.  We’re not bragging, we’re just proud!

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  • Gardiner Days of Light 2016

    Celebrate the holiday spirit with Gardiner businesses and community members in our month-long celebration. Tree Lighting, Parade, Visits with Santa, Holiday Shopping, and much more!

  • Gardiner – Parade of Lights

    Join us for a beautiful evening parade on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 – 4:30pm for Gardiner’s Parade of Lights. To participate in the parade, click the title for more information and to access the registration form.

  • FaceTime Social Networking

    Wednesday, December 7th, 5 to 7 pm, Hosted by: Dunkin Donuts located at 35 Bridge Street, Gardiner.
    Facetime is open to anyone who works, lives, or volunteers in the Greater Gardiner community. Gardiner Main Street conducts raffles at each event. This “after hours” event always takes place from 5 – 7 pm, folks typically drop in for as long or as short as they would like. Join and mingle for a low key get together this November!