Calendar of Events

Throughout the year, Gardiner presents a full schedule of family-friendly, indoor and outdoor events for the enjoyment of both residents and visitors. Return to this page often to see what’s coming up!

2014

April:

19th – Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt. 10 am to 1 pm, Water St.  – Children of all ages can scour special merchant window displays for Easter Eggs.  Prizes awarded for completed scavenger lists.  Visits with the Easter Bunny and storefront window painting.

May:

2nd - Gardiner Artwalk - To participate download the 2014 Artwalk Artist Application or Business Application.

15th – Free Waterfront Concert – The Colwell Brothers, from 5:30 to 7pm. First in a series of outdoor concerts at Gardiner’s Waterfront Park.

June:

21st Greater Gardiner River Festival - A kickoff to the Kennebec Valley’s “Whatever Family Festival”, highlights include an open-air craft fair on historic Water Street, Johnson Hall’s annual waterfront talent show, and Fireworks!

2014 GGRF Arts Crafts Festival Application

GGRF Waterfront vendor form 2014

Are you an area business that would like to sponsor the event?  Find out how much we love our sponsors here: Sponsorship Value Proposition – GGRF 2014

*Independent vendors for this event must fill out the vendor application form.

July

17th – FREE waterfront concert – Amy and the Engine – The Gardiner Waterfront hosts one of Maine’s hottest acts

August

1st - Gardiner Artwalk – To participate download the 2014 Artwalk Artist Application or Business Application.

21st – FREE waterfront concert – SKOSH – A five piece jam/rock/alternative country band from Buckfield, Maine

September:

9th Bike Maine Rides into Gardiner. For more info visit the bike Maine website

13th – Barks in the Park 10am to 2pm – Gardiner Waterfront Park,  - Four-legged friends and their owners celebrate with special demonstrations and events. 

October:

11th – Swine & Stein Oktoberfest 11:30 am to 6:30 pm, Water Street,  - Gardiner’s take on a traditional Oktoberfest celebration – An all-day street party on Water Street featuring Maine craft beer, Maine musicians, and a celebration of delicious Maine pork products.

31st- Children’s Halloween 3:00 to 5:00 pm, along Water Street, Trick or Treating with Downtown Merchants, Sidewalk Parade, Costume Contest

November:

1st, Early Bird Sale in Downtown Gardiner.

December: 

Month-long celebration – follow link for details:  Gardiner Days of Light.

Ongoing

Gardiner Farmers Market
Every Wednesday and Saturday from 3-6 at the Gardiner Common, May 7 – Oct. 29 
Put a face to your food and join your local farmers for the best local veggies, baked goods, meats and dairy products the season has to offer from 20 local vendors. Eat local, eat fresh, all year long.

Church Services

Christ Episcopal Church of Gardiner
Sunday 8:15am & 10:00am
207.582.3354

Highland Ave. United Methodist Church
Sunday 9:30am
207.582.2303

Gardiner Free Methodist Church
Sunday 11:00am
207.588.6229

Faith Christian Church
Sunday 10:30am
207.582.5432

First Baptist Church of Gardiner
Worship times unknown
207.582.4747

Some events have an opportunity for private vendors to provide goods and services.  Download Generic GMS Vendor Form for an event.