Downtown Trick or Treat
Oct
26
3:00 PM15:00

Downtown Trick or Treat

Downtown Gardiner is celebrating its annual Halloween Trick Or Treating event for children in costume. It will take place from 3 to 5 PM on Friday, October 26th, in the Water Street area. 

WATER STREET WILL BE CLOSED from Brunswick Ave to Church St. from 3pm to 5pm only. Participating businesses will receive an orange pumpkin printout to place in a window near their front door. 

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Early Bird Saturday
Nov
3
6:00 AM06:00

Early Bird Saturday

Those that have lived in Maine long enough know of a little holiday shopping secret to help get them through the holidays. It's called the Early Bird Saturday!

Downtown Gardiner businesses will open their doors at 6am with plenty of generous deals for Early Bird Saturday to help you get started on your holiday shopping. Whether you're on a budget this year or looking to score a bunch of great unique stuff, channel your inner early bird and visit these friendly stores downtown between 6-9am. Score gifts such as: STOCKING STUFFERS, UNIQUE ARTISAN ITEMS INCLUDING POTTERY, USED VINYL RECORDS, GOLD & SILVER JEWELRY, GIFT CERTIFICATES, and much more. 

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Small Business Saturday
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Small Business Saturday

Join us on Saturday November 24th for our Destination Downtown Gardiner to celebrate #shopsmall Saturday. Treat yourself to a fun and relaxed shopping experience with unique shops, friendly and knowledge merchants, arts and culture, and several dining options. 

In anticipation of Small Business Saturday (also known as Shop Local Saturday) many businesses are hosting special activities.

Shops are brimming with new items for the holidays, there's something for everyone from namebrand gifts to unique, artisan items for him, for her, stocking stuffers, gifts under $50, gifts under $30, and much much more. 

Grab your FREE Shop Local shopping bag at our WELCOME STATION inside the Co-op and grab your passport for a chance to enter and win raffle drawing prizes. Wreath sales at Johnson Park (time tba) and Free gift wrapping available at our Welcome Station during 10am-2pm. 

Your town, Your community, Your choice...Make It Yours, Shop Local on Saturday in Gardiner!

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Days of Light
Dec
1
to Dec 31

Days of Light

Gardiner celebrates the holidays throughout the month of December. This festival kicks off with Small Business Saturday, when many local shops will be hosting open houses with raffles, activities, and refreshments. Highlights include:

  • Parade of Lights
  • Tree Lighting

 

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River Festival
Jun
23
8:00 AM08:00

River Festival

Gardiner's annual free, family-fun community festival. Highlights include an open-air craft fair on historic Water Street, live music and entertainment all day, active outdoor “field day” events for all ages, and the Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks! 

As the summer unfolds there are many events to enjoy, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center kicks off summer festivities on the waterfront’s main stage with its waterfront concert series on Friday evening, June 16th with musical performances and fireworks. The fun continues Saturday with the much anticipated Greater Gardiner River Festival which features arts and entertainment, games and giveaways, and local foods galore all taking place at the beautiful Waterfront Park set along scenic Kennebec River. In a day-long celebration on Gardiner’s Historic Water Street and beautiful Waterfront Park, Gardiner Main Street present live music and entertainment on two stages, a craft fair, and activities for all ages on, near, and in the Kennebec River. The event is expected to bring thousands of visitors to the area. 

Festival organizers have continued to find ways to celebrate life on the Kennebec River – both from land and from the shore. Most activities are free to the public thanks to the area’s generous sponsors. Again this year, there will be several ways to get out on the river – from boat rides to Kayak and paddleboard demonstrations. Historic Water Street in Gardiner will be transformed into a pedestrian mall with artists, crafters, and specialty food vendors exhibiting their products from 10am-4pm. Throughout the day, there will be entertainment and childrens’ activities at Gardiner’s Waterfront Park. 

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