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01/28/21 at 8:00 am - 9:00 am

BDA's Annual Meeting

Brunswick Downtown Association’s Annual Meeting is right around the corner! We invite you to join us via Zoom Meeting on Thursday, January 28th.

The theme of the event is:
A Year Like No Other”

8:00 AM: Welcome message from Kristine Logan, BDA Board Chair
Presentation of Awards:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Member of the Year
  • Business of the Year

Election of the 2021 Board of Directors and Officers by Matt Orlando, Bowdoin College
Community Minute by Brunswick Town Manager, John Eldridge & Brunswick Chief of Police, Scott Stewart
Review of 2020 with video presentation by Executive Director, Debora King
Q & A by Debora King and Annie O’Rourke (2021 BDA Board Chair)
Upcoming 2021 BDA Events byAnnie O’Rourke 
9:00 AM: Annual Meeting adjourns



Registration Options:

$20.00 (includes entry into Raffle drawing. 5 winners receive $100 in local gift cards).
$55.00 (includes Friend of the BDA Annual Membership. Value: $65, also includes entry into Raffle).

Annual Meeting Sponsors:
04/01/21 - 04/30/21 at 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Postponed: BDA Speaker Series presents Behind-the-Scenes with Curt Dale Clark

Postponed: BDA Speaker Series presents Behind-the-Scenes with Curt Dale Clark has been postponed until Spring 2020. Exact date: TBD.

It’s Showtime!

Join us for the BDA Speaker Series featuring Curt Dale Clark, Artistic Director of Maine State Music Theater as our Speaker Series goes on the road to the MSMT office at 22 Elm Street. Thursday, October 15th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. Registration and networking begin at 5:00.

Discover the excitement that goes on Behind-the-Scenes of a theatre production at MSMT. From set design, costume creation and lighting to auditions and choreography, we’ll learn how it all comes together.

  • Refreshments: Appetizers, Beverages (wine, beer, and sparkling water).
  • Tours! This is your chance to see MSMT’s prop shop, costume shop, scenery room, welding and paint decks. Tour the recently renovated apprentice quarters.











06/11/21 at 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

2nd Friday Brunswick! ArtWalk, Music, Theater

2nd Friday Brunswick - Art Walk, Music, Theater logo

Brunswick’s Downtown ArtWalk!

2021 Dates: June 11, July 9, August 13, September 10

Please join us as we take advantage of Brunswick’s wide sidewalks and open space on Maine Street to space out the artists and event attendees at this low key event to make it more like a series of mini events. The BDA is very concerned about the safety and health of the Brunswick Community and we hope people will feel comfortable coming downtown to see the artists displays, the variety of shops, and the many outdoor and indoor dining opportunities, all while adopting safe practices. 

The 2nd Friday Brunswick event will occur from 4 to 7 p.m. on the second Friday of July, August, and September 2020.  Event festivities will include an ArtWalk with over 15 artist displays outside on the sidewalks and in several downtown retail shops. 

Artists interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick should email or call 207-729-4439.

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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06/26/21 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

BDA's Community BBQ

Though the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic continues we are in the process of planning our 2021 summer kick-off event: BDA’s Community BBQ and Tribute to First Responders. We hope to be able to meet on the Town Mall on Maine Street in downtown Brunswick between 11:30 AM and 2 PM on Saturday, June 20th to celebrate. 

Adults: $5 per person. Kids: (5 and under) $3 – all cooked by Celebrity grillers!
Meal includes a choice of hamburger or 2 hot dogs, chips, cookie, watermelon & beverage.

  • Live music
  • Fun games for the whole family
  • Bounce House 
  • Face Painting
  • Tractor-Train Rides by Ray Labbe & Sons
  • 2  Brunswick Fire Trucks











Music on the Mall summer concerts graphic 06/30/21 - 09/01/21 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Music on the Mall

Music on the Mall, Downtown Brunswick’s Summer Concert Series, presents FREE concerts Wednesday evenings at 6 PM throughout the summer on the Brunswick Town 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 unless otherwise noted.
In the case of inclement weather, performances will be held indoor. Location TBD.

Music on the Mall Summer Concert Series, photo 2019


08/21/21 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival

Visit our Festival Page for information about the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival
August 21st, 2021, 9 am to 5 pm. Rain or shine.

Exhibiting Artists:  Applications will open on January 8th.
Demo Artists:
Applications will open in April.
Maine Made Products and Gourmet Food Product Vendors: Applications will open in April.




BDA's Rolling Slumber Bed Races graphic 2018 11/13/21 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Rolling Slumber Bed Races

Though the threat of the Covid-19 pandemic continues we are in the process of planning our 2021 Rolling Slumber Bed Races to take place on November 13th at 11 AM on Park Row, Downtown Brunswick.

You won’t have to wonder if you’re dreaming … there WILL be beds racing on Park Row!  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

Click here for more detailsClick here for the Bed Race Rules. Click here to download the Registration Form.


Photo gallery from previous races:



11/27/21 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Annual Tree Lighting with Santa

Ring in the season with neighbors and friends at the Brunswick Downtown Association’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! Brunswick Town Mall, Maine Street, Brunswick.


  • 2 – 5:00: Free horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies.
  • 3:00: Santa and Frosty the Snowman will arrive at 3 PM on a firetruck. Children can visit with Santa in the Gazebo.
  • 4 – 5:00: The Brunswick High School Chorus will sing carols.
  • 5:00: Santa lights the Christmas Tree!











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