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02/06/20 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Simply Social with a Travel Twist at the Merrymeeting Plaza

Thinking about someplace warm? Dreaming of a trip this year?  Craving seafood? We’ll tackle it all at a special Simply Social featuring our members at the Merrymeeting Plaza shopping center! Come visit AAA Northern New England, H2Outfitters and Pepper’s Landing for a Simply Social networking event with a travel twist! We’ll be inside Slot Car Junction and will feature travel information by both AAA and H2Outfitters along with samples of regional seafood fare from across the globe by Pepper’s Landing. Prizes, light refreshments, and beer & wine. Limited space is available, so please register in advance.  



H2Outfitters -Proud to have been selected by National Geographic Adventure Magazine as “One of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”, featuring kayaking trips across the globe!

AAA Northern New England Travel Services-featuring trips across the state or across the sea from quick getaways to extended foreign travel adventures, let AAA help you plan your next vacation.

Pepper’s Landing – Named in honor of our grandfather, the primary focus at Pepper’s Landing is to offer a variety of fresh, locally harvested seafood to all. We take pride in our seafood selection and quality control, serving only the freshest local seafood available. 



Bolos Brunswick Maine Logo 02/27/20 at 3:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The BDA Bowl + Mardi Gras Party!

Please join us for our 2nd annual fun night of bowling, team-building, food and prizes at the BDA Bowl + Mardi Gras Party at Bolos Cantina Kitchen & Candlepin on Thursday, February 27th!

Gather your friends or co-workers to form a team and have fun while fundraising for the Brunswick Downtown Association at Brunswick’s coolest hot spot – Bolos! Get in the spirit and wear your finest green, purple and gold.

Each registered bowler receives a Drink Ticket*, Mardi Gras mask and beads with Chips & Salsa served at your lane while bowling! Prizes will be given away randomly every hour. Make your evening complete by reserving a table before or after your bowling time to enjoy dinner & drinks at Bolos.**

Registration fee is $125 for a team of up to 6 bowlers. Due to space limitations only members of your bowling party can attend. Lanes are available on a first-come, first serve basis by registering.  

*Drink ticket good for one free House Margarita, Craft Beer or glass of House wine.
**Dining, including additional drinks & gratuity are not included in your registration fee.  Please make your dining reservation at time of registration or call the office to schedule.










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06/12/20 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2nd Friday Brunswick! ArtWalk, Music, Theater

2nd Friday Brunswick is as an inclusive series of events that encompasses ArtWalk, while also showcasing local shops, restaurants, and artistic talent from a variety of mediums. This event is intended to give residents and visitors a unique opportunity to engage with the arts all within walking distance of Maine Street. Located within Brunswick’s downtown district: Pleasant Street to Mill Street, and along Maine Street, ending at the Fort Andross Mill Complex.

2020 dates: June 12, July 10, August 14, and September 11.


Interested in participating in 2nd Friday Brunswick? Registration will open in March.  Questions? Call 729-4439 or email
Downtown businesses and organizations interested in becoming a 2nd Friday Brunswick venue and hosting an artist can register by emailing 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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06/20/20 at 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Community BBQ

Kick-off Summer at a Community BBQ and Tribute to First Responders! Join us on the Town Mall on Maine Street in downtown Brunswick between 11:30 AM and 2 PM on Saturday, June 20th. 

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 by Pathway Vineyard
  • Face Painting
  • Tractor-Train Rides by Ray Labbe & Sons
  • 2 Active Brunswick Fire Trucks

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08/15/20 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival

Visit our Festival Page for information about the Brunswick Outdoor Arts Festival – August 15th, from 9 am to 5 pm. Rain or shine.

Exhibiting Artists:  Click Here to apply.
Demo Artists: Click Here to apply.
Maine Made Products and Gourmet Food Product Vendors: Click Here to apply.




11/14/20 at 6:00 am - 5:00 pm

Brunswick's Early Bird Sale

Brunswick Downtown Early Bird Sale starting at 6 am, Saturday, November 14th. Exciting sales and discounts offered by 20 Brunswick Downtown businesses. Wear your pajamas and SAVE even more (select stores)

7  AM– 12 PM: Chans Free Flu Shot Clinic at the Tontine Mall (Donations and Insurance accepted).
10 AM: Bounce House, Hot Cocoa & Cookies  – Provided by Pathway Vineyard Church on the Town Mall

2020 Sales and discounts will be listed closer to the event.

2019 Offerings:

6:00 AM Openings:

Cool As A Moose
6 – 7 AM: 30% OFF
7 – 8 AM: 20% OFF
8 – 9 AM: 10% OFF
9 AM to Close: 10% OFF if wearing PJs! 

Grampa’s Garden
6 – 7 AM: 20% OFF
7 – 9 AM: 15% OFF
9 – 10 AM:10% OFF

Gulf of Maine Books
6 – 9:30 AM: 20% OFF

Hatch on Maine*
6 – 7 AM: 25% OFF
7 – 8 AM: 20% OFF
8 – 9 AM: 15% OFF
9 – 10 AM: 10% OFF
*The sale excludes gift certificates and Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and Chalk Paint Products.

6 – 7 AM: 25% OFF
7 – 8 AM: 20% OFF
8 – 9 AM: 15% OFF
*This excludes all sale items, gift certificates and CBD items.
Anyone clad in PJs qualifies for a pair of bird earring, handmade and painted in Africa!

Little Dog Coffee Shop
6 – 10 AM: $3.00 Mimosas

Maine Street Sweets
6 – 10 AM: 15% OFF

The Mix
6 – 7 AM: 25% OFF
7 – 8 AM: 20% OFF
8 – 9 AM: 15% OFF
9 – 10 AM: 10% OFF

6 – 7 AM: 25% OFF
7 – 8 AM: 20% OFF
8 – 9 AM: 15% OFF
9 – 10 AM: 10% OFF

Twice Told Tales
Plus – Especially friendly pricing on popular authors such as Nora Roberts, James Patterson, Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koonz and many others.

6 – 9 AM: 20% OFF All regular priced merchandise (sale items not included)
9 – 5 PM: 15% OFF All regular priced merchandise (sale items not included).
All Day: Free shipping with a minimum $25 purchase of regular priced merchandise. No discounts apply to a free shipping purchase.  Free shipping can be post dated to anytime during the holiday season.   

Wild Oats Café & Bakery
6 – 7 AM: 25% OFF* Gift Cards
7 – 8 AM: 20% OFF* Gift Cards
8 – 9 AM: 15% OFF* Gift Cards
9 – 10 AM: 10% OFF* Gift Cards
*Off purchase of gift cards $10 or higher.

6 – 7 AM: 25% OFF
7 – 8 AM: 20% OFF
8 – 10 AM: 15% OFF
Free Coffee and treats from Holy Donuts (while they last).

7:00 AM Openings:

FIORE Artisan Olive Oils & Vinegars
7 – 8 AM: 20% OFF all products
8 – 10 AM: 15% OFF all products
10 – 7 PM: 10% OFF all products

Fleet Feet, Maine Running
20% OFF apparel
$10 OFF shoes

8:00 AM Openings:

Edible Arrangements
8 AM – 5 PM: Half Price on All Drinks – All Day
20% OFF* any orders placed on Nov. 9
*Only for orders fulfilled by the Brunswick store (fulfillment date can be in the future).

Gelato Fiasco*
OPENING at 8 AM! Gelato for Breakfast!
*It’s your one chance per year to have God of Thunder coffee in the morning! Anticipated Gelato flavors: Maple Bacon, Grapenuts, Apple Cider + Donuts, God of Thunder, and more!

Moderation Brewing
Beermosas at Moderation! 8 AM – 1 PM
$5 Beermosas, Wild Oats breakfast treats, and more. Come try out different Beermosas combinations and vote for your favorite!

8 AM to Noon: 10% OFF Clothing

9:00 AM Openings:

Pura Vida Day Spa
9 – 11 AM: 25% OFF Hair tools & brushes
Plus, 10% OFF All Gift Sets
Raffle Drawing – Fill out your holiday wish list to enter to win a $75 gift certificate

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


Thanks to the generous support of our event sponsor:




BDA's Rolling Slumber Bed Races graphic 2018 11/14/20 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Rolling Slumber Bed Races

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 entertain 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. 

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


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