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!
19th – Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt – 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.
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, and Johnson Hall’s annual waterfront talent show.
*Independent vendors for this event must fill out the vendor application form.
9th Bike Maine Rides into Gardiner. For more info visit the bike Maine website
Date TBD – 10a-2p – Gardiner Waterfront Park
Barks in the Park – Four-legged friends and their owners celebrate with special demonstrations and events.
11th – 11:30a-6:30p
Swine & Stein Oktoberfest – 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.
31th- 3:00 – 5:00 p
Children’s Halloween- Friday, October 31th- Trick or Treating with Downtown Merchants, Sidewalk Parade, Costume Contest
Early Bird Sale in Downtown Gardiner.
Month-long celebration: Gardiner Days of Light.
Gardiner Farmers Market
Every Wednesday from 3-6 at the Gardiner Waterfront, 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.
Christ Episcopal Church of Gardiner
Sunday 8:15am & 10:00am
Highland Ave. United Methodist Church
Gardiner Free Methodist Church
Faith Christian Church
First Baptist Church of Gardiner
Worship times unknown
Some events have an opportunity for private vendors to provide goods and services. Download Generic GMS Vendor Form for an event.