Before the ball drops to usher in 2018, there are lots of things going on in Downtown Bangor.

Ringing in the New Year in Bangor is always a good (and usually really cold) time. Here are some of the highlights for what's planned this year. You can see a full list of events (subject to change) right here. 

There are no buttons or pins this year, and everything is free (unless otherwise noted.)

Dec. 31, 2017

  • 9:00 AM Registration – Epic 5K Race Finale Road Race - Regular race admission
  • 10:00 AM – Epic 5K Finale Road Race
  • 12:00 PM Face Painting - Maine Discovery Museum - Regular museum admission
  • 1:00 PM Make Hats and Noisemakers - Maine Discovery Museum - Regular museum admission
  • 1:00 PM Ice Throne Carving - West Market Square
  • 6:00 PM I'm Your Diva Tonight! - Penobscot Theatre - Regular theatre admission
  • 7:00 PM Tough End String Band – Rock & Art Shop
  • 7:00 – 8:00 PM Kids Dance Party - West Market Square Tent
  • 8:00 PM Dragon Keeper Fire Spinners - West Market Square
  • 8:00 PM The Rotating Taps – Nocturnem Draft Haus
  • 8:00 PM The Beautiful Ones (Prince Tribute Band) - Bangor Art Exchange
  • 9:00 PM I’m Your Diva Tonight! - Penobscot Theatre - Regular Theatre admission
  • 9:00 PM Stesha Cano – Happy Endings
  • 9:00 PM DJ 2phat & DJ Paul Wolfe - Blaze
  • 9:00 PM Twograss - Paddy Murphy’s
  • 9:30 PM Tough End String Band - Rock & Art Shop
  • 10:00 PM Dragon Keepers Fire Spinners – West Market Square
  • 10:00 PM DJ Marissa – West Market Square Tent
  • MIDNIGHT -- Ball Drop at Paddy Murphy's