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06/21/18 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Simply Social at Thornton Oaks Retirement Community

 Please join us and plan to bring a friend to BDA’s Simply Social networking event, Thursday, June 21st, from 5 – 6:30 pm at Thornton Oaks Retirement Community, 25 Thornton Way in Brunswick! 

Enjoy lite bites and refreshments on the patio while socializing with local business members and the BDA board and staff. To help us in planning, please register your attendance:

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06/23/18 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community BBQ

Please join the BDA at a Community BBQ as we pay tribute to area First Responders to recognize their service and dedication to our community!  

Adults: $5 per person. Kids: 5 and under $3, all cooked by Celebrity grillers! No fee for First Responders.
Meal includes choice of hamburger or 2 hot dogs, chips, cookie, watermelon & beverage. Tickets only available at the door.

Bring a blanket or lawn chair for seating. Everyone welcome!

Fun games and activities for the whole family.  Live music by Acoustic Duo: Darlin’ Corey, Family Games, Face Painting, Bounce House, Tractor-Train Rides, Active Fire Trucks to explore, Mid Coast Hospital Interceptor Vehicle and more!

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06/27/18 - 08/29/18 at 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Music on the Mall

Music on the Mall, Downtown Brunswick’s Summer Concert Series, presents FREE concerts Wednesday evenings* at 6PM throughout the summer on the Brunswick TownMOM text test new color Mall (Green, see map). Grab a blanket or chair, bring your family and friends, order a picnic dinner or dine at a local Brunswick restaurant, then relax and enjoy great music. FREE Admission.
All concerts start at 6 PM except for Children’s Night (5 PM).

Download the concert schedule here.
In the case of inclement weather, rain date performances will be held on Thursdays when available, check back for updates. 

Music on the Mall concert series





Summer 2018 concert schedule:

June 27Cilantro - Classics from the past 50 years with blended harmonies and delicate instrumentation
July 5* ThursdayThe Desperate Man's Blues Explosion - Blues, Rock, Gospel, Southern Rock, Soul & Funk
*Concert takes place on Thursday due to Independence Day on Wednesday the 4th.
July 11JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs - Cajun & Zydeco
July 18Debbie Myers and the "Redneck Rodeo" - Up tempo rhythms and moving ballads of traditional country songs
July 25Colwell Brothers Band - A unique brand of high energy electric Blues and R & B.
August 1Children's Night with Anne Sparling - Children's sing-a-long, bring instruments to shake and play! Concert starts at 5 PM
August 8Dirty McCurdy - A musical ride through the decades.
August 15Maine State Music Theatre Night - Enjoy a variety of performers from MSMT's shows
August 22Mes Amis - Gypsey Jazz
August 29Three's Country - Country rock





07/19/18 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Simply Social at The Mix

Please join us and plan to bring a friend to BDA’s Simply Social networking event, Thursday, July 19th, from 5 – 6:30 pm at The Mix, 53 Maine Street in Brunswick! 

Enjoy lite bites and refreshments while socializing with local business members and the BDA board and staff. Tour the NEW Grand Orange Arts Center and learn about the upcoming programs and classes too!  To help us in planning, please register your attendance:

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08/18/18 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brunswick Outdoor Art Festival

Visit our Festival Page for information and applications for the 2018 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival.


Applications are now available for the 2018 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival!

Artists & Artisans: Visit our “Just for Artists” page to apply by clicking here.  The festival is full but we have started a waiting list.

Congratulations to the 2017 award winning artists:

** Best in ShowRobin Frisella

1st Place Painting – Peggy Clark Lumpkins
2nd Place Painting – Linda Koch
1st Place Mixed Media – Matt Barter, Matt Barter Art
2nd Place Mixed Media –  Kathy Angel Lee
1st Place Photography – Tom Kretsch, Peaceful Places
2nd Place Photography – Chris Lawrence, Maine Photography
1st Place Craft – Lonie Laffely Ellis
2nd Place Craft – Dot Hutchins, Baskets by Dot
1st Place Graphic/Drawing – Kathleen Buchanan, Grey Seal Press
2nd Place Graphic/Drawing – Linda Mahoney
1st Place Jewelry: Maggie Bokor Jewelry
2nd Place Jewelry: Heather Atwood, H Monique Designs
1st Place “Other” – Danielle Gerber, DMG Designs
2nd Place “Other” – Steven Manning, The Silver Spoon


2018 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival Sponsors:


Ray Labbe & Sons




2016 Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival press release.



10/18/18 at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

BDA's Auction Fundraiser

You are invited to the Brunswick Downtown Association (BDA) Live & Silent Auction on ThursdayOctober 18th from 5 to 7:30 pm at The Daniel.  Auction proceeds will  community events hosted by the Brunswick Downtown Association! Music on the Mall, the Community BBQ, the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival, Tree Lighting Ceremony with Santa, The Rolling Slumber Bed Races and the Holiday Lighting fund as we light up the trees on the Town Mall and Maine Street!

 This Silent and Live Auction will offer a variety of items which will be auctioned off by John Bottero. Hors d’oeuvres created by the Daniel and a selection of decadent desserts, createdd by our downtown restaurant,s will be provided.  Cash bar.


11/10/18 at 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Early Bird Sale

Brunswick Downtown Early Bird Sale starting at 6 am, Saturday, November 10th. Exciting sales discounts and specials offered by many Brunswick Downtown businesses. Wear your pajamas and SAVE!

Don’t forget to take a break from shopping to watch the Rolling Slumber Bed Races on Park Row at 11:00!
































Event Sponsors:
Mid Coast–Parkview Health Logo  Norway Savings Bank logo

11/10/18 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rolling Slumber Bed Races

The 8th Annual Rolling Slumber Bed Races will take place on November 10th at 11 AM on Park Row, Downtown Brunswick. In the spirit of Community, families, businesses and local organizations can create a bed to race in this amazing, fun-filled event. The Rolling Slumber Bed Race will delight spectators with fast, funny and uniquely created beds — all on wheels!

Prizes will be awarded for speed, creativity and team spirit. The event is free for spectators. Since the race can be fast-paced, only adults (over age 18) will be able to participate.

If you are interested in participating, we are looking for some bed racing enthusiasts to put on a show, win prizes and bragging rights in the process!  Get your team together now and start planning to create your entry, whether for fun, speed or creativity!  For additional information, please contact the BDA staff at 729-4439 or

Click here for more details.  Click here for the Registration Form. Fees: First year team: $35, returning teams: $25 per team. Early registration discount of $10 if received at the BDA office by October 31.



11/24/18 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Annual Tree Lighting with Santa + Small Business Saturday

Ring in the season with neighbors and friends at the Brunswick Downtown Association’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! 

  • 2 – 5:00: Enjoy free Horse and Carriage rides, hot cocoa and coffee and cookies.
  • 3:00: Santa and Frosty the Snowman will arrive at 3 PM on a firetruck Santa will then take a seat in the Gazebo to visit with children and hear their Christmas wishes.
  • 4 – 5:00: The Brunswick High School Chorus will sing carols.
  • 5:00: Santa lights the tree
Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick.

Small Business Saturday, November 24 – celebrate and support our small businesses and all they do for their community! Visit or many unique local shops and restaurants today – Shop Small to make a BIG IMPACT!

Find a list of retail shops in our Business Directory here.

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