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We’re Changing What “Gardiner” Means

Learn More About The Gardiner Growth Initiative

Welcome to Gardiner, Maine – a genuine American community where a charming and historic downtown frames a vibrant and eclectic entrepreneurial business culture.

Gardiner’s thriving downtown and historic district are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a must-see stop for history lovers on their way to Acadia National Park or further “Downeast,” providing an inspiring glimpse into the golden industrial era in Maine.

Combine the living history of downtown Gardiner with our sparkling waterfront, distinctive eateries and unique shops, and you’ll see why our little city is such a completely wonderful place to visit and experience our rich and varied heritage… not to mention an ideal place to live and to do business.

Gardiner is right in the middle of everything, directly off Interstates 95 and 295, and not far from Maine’s glorious mid-coast – an advantageous central location with easy access to the bulk of Maine’s year-round population plus all points south to Boston and New York, north to Canada.

On this website you’ll find out all about our colorful community, our fascinating heritage tourism opportunities, our considerable economic advantages, and the spirit and people behind the Gardiner Main Street Program. Welcome!

Click HERE to check out Gardiner “In the News”, recent stories about our march towards success.  We’re not bragging, we’re just proud!


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  • Classic Car Cruise In Nights

    Come to the Gardiner Waterfront Park for Classic Car Cruise-In Nights every Thursday night from 5 to 7pm from May through September. See a variety of antique cars and enjoy great music, showcase of local food offerings, prizes and 50/50 raffle each night.

  • Greater Gardiner River Festival Brought To You By US Cellular of Gardiner

    Saturday, June 18, All Day in Downtown Gardiner along Water Street & Waterfront Park: A kickoff to the Kennebec Valley’s “Whatever Family Festival”, highlights include an open-air craft fair on historic Water Street, live music, active outdoor “field day” events for all ages, and the Gardiner Federal Credit Union Fireworks!

  • Facetime Social Networking Nights

    Join Gardiner Main Street the first Wednesday of every month at a different location to celebrate our community, learn about events and happenings, and network with others. Facetime is open to anyone who works, lives, or volunteers in the Greater Gardiner community.