Bangor, Maine


31 December


Live Music

Food & Activities


Downtown Countdown is Bangor’s Community New Year’s Eve Celebration!

It is presented annually by the Downtown Bangor Partnership. The event is free and open to the community to attend.

There is live music, performances, and various offerings for all ages. Many family friendly events are offered as well.

Downtown Bangor is THE place to be this New Year’s Eve, when Downtown Countdown rings in the New Year.  Join us on Wednesday, December 31, with music, food, and fun activities for all ages – finishing with the traditional beach-ball drop in WestMarket Square.  Thanks to Cross Insurance for their generous sponsorship that’s making this great evening possible.  Here’s a sample:

  • The Retro Rockerz at the Union Street Brick Church (sponsored by Epstein Commercial Real Estate);
  • ImprovAcadia at the Rock & Art Shop (sponsored by Bangor Daily News);
  • Bagel Central will host the Juke Rockets (with support from Paul Cook);
  • The Bangor Symphony Orchestra’s Juniper Quartet at Central Street Gallery (sponsored by The City of Bangor’s Commission on Cultural Development);
  • Motor Booty Affair at Hollywood Casino;
  • WestMarket Square is the center of it all with music from the Trendy Robots – and much more!
  • The free “Countdown Connector” shuttle will run throughout the evening between all the venues.  (thanks to Eastern Maine Community College);
  • The University of Maine Museum of Art will offer the chance to make your own tiaras and crowns;
  • Legends: the Music of Judy Garland on stage at the Penobscot Theatre;
  • Crafts, facepainting, and more at the Maine Discovery Museum.


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