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04/26/18 at 7:30 am - 9:00 am

BDA's Spring Speaker - Kathleen Fleury

The 2018 BDA Speaker Series presents:
Kathleen Fleury, Editor in Chief of Down East Magazine.
“Down East Magazine: Charting a new course”

Thursday, April 26th, 2018 at 7:30 a.m.
Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, 4 Noble Street, Brunswick. Breakfast service will begin at 7:30 am. Check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. $20 per person.
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Kathleen was born in Brunswick and grew up on Cousins Island. After attending Middlebury College in Vermont and working in publishing in New York City, Kathleen joined Down East in 2007. She is now editor in chief, the first woman to hold that position in the magazine’s 60-year history. Kathleen lives in Camden with her partner and fellow avid tennis player, Noah, and their three children. 

Down East Magazine, which has been viewed as the authority on Maine for over 60 years. Kathleen will talk about her future plans for the magazine. She will also discuss her approach on attracting and retaining Millennial’s in the workforce in our state.

Awards will be presented to Brunswick Downtown Association’s Visitor Center Volunteer of the Year and Preservation Award winners. The Preservation Awards recognize people and organizations that have created tangible value in the heart of the community through renovation or restoration of existing buildings or through new construction that restores and enhances the traditional streetscape.

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05/17/18 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Simply Social at Curtis Memorial Library

 Curtis Memorial Library logoPlease join us and plan to bring a friend to BDA’s Simply Social networking event, Thursday, May 17, from 5 – 6:30 pm at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant Street in Brunswick! 

Join us for a fun and social evening of networking with local business members, the BDA Board & Staff. Enjoy light refreshments and experience the New England Premier of Garth Williams; Illustrator of the Century on loan from the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature. Exhibiting May 1 – July 31, 2018.

To help us in planning, please register your attendance:

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06/08/18 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2nd Friday Brunswick!

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June 8th, 2018- Downtown Brunswick


This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts. 2nd Friday Brunswick offers a fun evening of artistic exploration featuring visual art, live music, dance and theatrical performances, and extended shopping hours all within walking distance of Maine Street.

The 2nd Friday Brunswick event will occur from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Friday of each month June through September, (June 8th, July 13th, August 10th, September 14th).  Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with artist displays in downtown galleries, retail shops, restaurants, and on the street.

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick can register online soon. Questions? Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist should email or call 207-729-4439.

Art and performance venues will include:

  • Bowdoin College Museum of Art
  • Spindleworks
  • The Theater Project
  • Curtis Memorial Library
  • Frontier Café Cinema & Gallery
  • Bayview Gallery
  • Frank Brockman Gallery
  • Points of View Gallery
  • Maine State Music Theatre
  • ArtVan
  • Restaurants and Shops throughout downtown

2nd Friday Brunswick schedule of activities, map, artist’s openings, and venues will be published in The Cryer newspaper each month. On-street parking and municipal public parking lots are free.

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

Community BBQ

Please join us as 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!
Meal includes choice of hamburger or 2 hot dogs, chips, cookie, watermelon & beverage.

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

Fun games and activities for the whole family.  Live music by local musicians.

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06/27/18 - 08/29/18 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 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 5The Desperate Man's Blues Explosion - Blues, Rock, Gospel, Southern Rock, Soul & Funk
July 11JimmyJo & the Jumbol’Ayuhs - Cajun & Zydeco
July 18Debbie Meyers
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


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

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!
































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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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