First Fridays: November Edition

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.

First Friday November features a Native American Heritage Month CELEBRATION at the Bangor Arts Exchange and the kickoff to Downtown Bangor’s Early Bird Shopping weekend.

Be sure to visit the Kin Wabanaki arts tent where local coop Kin will be selling a collection of Wabanaki creations.


Galleries and Studios

Kin Wabanaki Art
Featuring the work of extraordinary Wabanaki artisans
Location: 30 Central Street
Hours: 4 p.m. – 7  p.m.

 The Gemini Connection
Seascape painter Rebecca Borja captures water, light and landscapes in oil on canvas.
Location: 15 Cross St Suite 65 (2nd floor at top of the stairs)
Hours: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Sohns Gallery in The Rock & Art Shop
Closing reception for Maine based decorative artist, interior design, murals, and fiber based art show Peter Walls: Retreat, Retreat. Shape of Land. Shape of Water.
Location: 36 Central Street
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

Solstice Nutrition
Paintings and wearable art, seashell necklaces and wood plaque portraits, many with a female empowerment theme by Rachel Dairyko
Location: 73 Main Street
Hours: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

West Market Square Artisan Coffeehouse
Featuring Art work by Ben James
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Market Square

Entertainment and Activities

2 Feet Brewing
Musical Ceilidh. Bring a musical instrument or your voice and join in. Social musical gathering starting at 5 p.m. outside under the tent, if the weather is good.
Location: 80 Columbia Street
Hours: 5 p.m. – …

Native American Heritage Month CELEBRATION sponsored by Martin’s Point Healthcare
Join Firefly for a one-of-a-kind performance at Bangor Arts Exchange. Firefly uses his platform to not only collaborate with other Native American performers but to share Wabanaki culture through music and light.
Location: Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street

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

West Market Square Artisan Coffeehouse
Story Slam in the square. BYO story to share. Theme: “Best Day Ever!”
Hours: 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Location: West Market Square

Food and Drink Specials

Benjamin’s Pub
$3 Tall domestic beer from 5-7 PM and $6 margaritas all night long!
Hours: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Location: 123 Franklin Street

Retail Specials

City Drawers
10% back on your purchase of $100 or more in a coupon to be used at a later date. (we will be running this promotion Nov 6th thru Dec 5th)
Location: 213 Exchange Street
Hours: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Maine Jewelry & Art
Ornament kickoff- 20% off all handmade ornaments!
Hours: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: 100 Harlow Street

Mexicali Blues
15% off $50
25% $100
30% $200+
Location: 1 Bangor Alley, West Market Square
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Penobscot Theatre Company
Use code Miracle 20 for 20% off any purchase of their upcoming shows!
Location: Online

Queen City Cinema Club
10% off all gift cards 25% off all merch
Location: 128B Main Street

The Rock & Art Shop
Deals through out the shop all three days!
Location: 36 Central Street
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m

Valentine Footwear
First Friday Happy Hour. Pop-Up Specials & Refreshments
(Masks required)
Location: 115 Main Street
Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.