First Friday May

  • 61 Main St.
  • Bangor, ME 04401

Cross your fingers for good weather as we bring live, outdoor performances back to First Fridays!

First Fridays in Downtown Bangor is a MUST visit event. This celebration in our historic downtown shopping, dining, arts and commerce district is held on the first Friday of every month and gives visitors a chance to shop, drink, participate in activities, see art, listen to music and eat late into the evening.

GALLERIES AND STUDIOS

Bangor Arts Exchange Nichol's Block Gallery
Opening reception for “Recent Paintings” By Jeff Loxterkamp. Light food and beverage
Location: 36 Central Street
Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m

Queen City Cinema Club
Pop up gallery with Lawton Mann Art.
Maine based artist, Lawton Mann, is an oil, aerosol, mixed media, and digital painter. Lawton blends genres from surreal to modern pop art, often with absurd humor and social commentary contrasting each other.
Lawton’s use of various techniques, styles, and subject matter converge into a unique experience all its own. His fearless use of colors, experiments in texture, and open compositional forms often give additional weight and emotion to his work.
Location: 128B Main Street
Hours: 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.

Rebecca Krupke Studio
Join Rebecca Krupke in her studio
Location: 9 Central Street, Suite 308
Hours: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sohn's Gallery at The Rock and Art Shop
Works by Deborah and Lauren Jellison
Location: 36 Central Street
Hours: Reception at 5, Artists Talk at 5:30, Open until 6

ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES

Mexicali Blues
Henna handpaint by Lauren
Hours: 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: 1 West Market Square

Nocturnem Draft House
First Friday Jazz with The Bill Barnes Trio
Location: 56 Main Street
Hours: 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Penobscot Theatre Company
Becoming Dr. Ruth Preview Performance
Location: 131 Main Street
Hours: 7:00 p.m.

Thomas School of Dance
Multi genre dance performance
Location: Bangor Public Library Pavilion, 145 Harlow Street
Hours: 6:00 p.m.

FOOD AND DRINK SPECIALS

2 Feet Brewing
Friday night dinner special.
Hours: 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: 80 Columbia Street

Benjamin's Brewer & Benjamin's Pub 2019
Star Wars Party with Yoda-rita, $2 PBR pints, and $6 margaritas!
Hours: 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: 123 Hammond Street

Utopia Bangor
Downtown's own Mediterranean restaurant will be open and serving up delicious food and drinks
Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location: 123 Hammond Street

Wildflour Cake Design
Mother's Day Macaron Deal - All Macs are $2 or $23/dozen
Hours: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location: 20 State Street

SHOPPING

Valentine Footwear
Join us for our First Friday Sip & Shop.
Hosting a Pop-up Shop for BrookeTrout Designs (Locally-made jewelry!).
Hours: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Location: 115 Main Street

 

Visit our website for more information https://downtownbangor.com/first-fridays 

First Friday May
  • Downtown Bangor Partnership
  • Free!
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday