May First Friday :: Cinco de Mayo & Downtown Bangor Margarita Competition

DBP May First Friday Instagram Post

Each First Friday in 2023 will have a different theme with a featured activity and other specials, events, activities and fun for all throughout the night! First Fridays will generally from 4:00p.m. to 8:00p.m. on the first Friday of each month. 

The 2023 kickoff to the re-launch of First Friday’s is a super fun one with a CINCO DE MAYO THEME ???? on FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2023!

LIST OF MAY 5 FIRST FRIDAY ACTIVITIES (will be updated as more events come in)

Help us determine who has the best margarita in Downtown Bangor! Aside from an “official” judging that will be taking place, we will also be holding a PEOPLE’S CHOICE VOTE by collecting punch cards that will be dropped off to each of the participating locations. The winning bar/restaurant gets a special award plus bragging rights for the year!

Participating bars / restaurants: Benjamin’s Pub & Benjamin’s BrewerCarolina Sports & SpiritsDiamonds Gentleman’s ClubEvenrood’sHappy Endings Martini, Tapas & Dessert BarHero’s Sports Grill & Entertainment CenterThe Main TavernNocturnem Draft HausPaddy Murphy’sQueen City Cinema ClubWaverly The New Restaurant


Sohns Gallery in The Rock & Art Shop || Works by Shannon Westphal || 36 Central Street || 10a – 6p


Queen City Cinema Club || Keep Flying’s Bangor Invasion w/ Another One Down, Smile Back, The Long Year || 128B Main Street || 8pm


Bangor Arts Exchange || Comedians Mary Mack & Tim Harmston || 193 Exchange Street || 8pm


Penobscot Theatre Company || Ironbound || 131 Main Street || 7pm


Benjamin’s Pub & Benjamin’s Brewer || $6 margaritas in various flavors || 123 Franklin Street || 5pm

Thank you to Buoy Local for their support in sponsoring this event!