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Bateau Brewing at 149 Water Street


Overlooking the Kennebec River, Bateau Brewing keeps its tap list wide-ranging, pouring Belgain-influenced wheat beers, German lagers, floral NewEngland IPAs, and more. Adirondack chairs on the back deck and picnic tables in the beer garden overlook the river, a large fire pit for when the air gets chilly, and the on-site Millers Pride food truck serves tasty food offerings. Now featuring an expanded game room and tap room space featuring vintage pinball and arcade games.
Bateau has become a popular hangout spot for locals and visitors alike in every season. You can't beat the views of the river on a sunny summer day, or gathering around the fire pit on a chilly autumn afternoon while enjoying one of their sensational brews. Right now they are featuring a seasonal and refreshing fruited sour with cherry and pomegranate flavor. 
Wednesday night is trivia night, Thursdays in the summer feature live music in the evening and on Friday nights you can enjoy a scenic view while overlooking one of the Johnson Hall Free Summer Waterfront Concerts. Summer is a special time in Gardiner and Bateau Brewing is a great spot to enjoy it!

Bateau Brewing is located in the historic Dingley block, right across from the beautiful historical Gardiner Public Library. You can visit their Facebook page at to keep up with the latest happenings.
Summer hours are:
Tues, Wed & Thur: 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 12:00 - 9:00 pm
Sun: 12:00- 7:00 pm

Get It In Gardiner! 
Find businesses, parks, events and more on all in one place on our website at

Growing Gardiner was a great day for the community and lots of fun was had by all ages. We would like to thank our sponsors, volunteers and community members for making it all happen! 


The finalists are in! In their first round, thousands of Down East magazine readers cast write-in votes for all their Maine favorites: bookstores to breweries, museums to marinas, architects to apple orchards. The top five vote-getters in each round became finalists*. Between now and June 30, cast your vote for the winner in as many of the following 55 categories as you like. They'll publish the Best of Maine 2022 winners in the September issue of Down East!

Vote for your favorites, but we recommend our Gardiner finalists: A1 Diner, Gardiner Food Co-op & Renys!

Ampersand Summer Schedule

Sign up for summer fun at Ampersand Academy of Dance and Performing Arts in downtown Gardiner! There are classes for all ages and skill levels. Register today to join their studio family. They have Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Acting, Hip-Hop, Bollywood, Company, Pointe, Technique (Contemporary and Lyrical), Creative Movement, Adult Tap and Ballet and Acro! For more info and to register go to

Library Offering Museum & State Park Passes

Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St 

Perfect for summer vacation! The Gardiner Public Library is happy to offer Museum & State Park Passes to all active Gardiner Public Library card holders. To request any of these passes, visit the Library and speak to a staff member at the first floor service desk. One pass per family per day. Before making your plans please check with us. Book in advance. Visit for more details.


Gardiner Game Day
Niche,Inc Saturday June 25th 11:00am - 2:00pm

Gardiner Game Day is a 3-hour focus on screen free fun hosted at Niche, Inc. Featuring The Unplugged Arcade, the first mobile board game arcade. Come and play games you've never seen before, all taught by a professional board game expert. $10.00 per person gets you in for the whole day. This is a family event and kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information go to:

Paint Night at the Boys & Girls Club
14 Pray Street

June 28th 6:00pm - 8:00pmJoin Cre8tive Events Maine - Paint Nights Art & Crafts with Artist Sue at the Boys & Girls Club in Gardiner for a fun time painting your own piece of art!

For more information call: 207-582-8458

Stuffed Animal Sleepover at  the Library

Tuesday June 28th

You're invited to a stuffed animal sleepover! Drop off your stuffed animals at the library on Tuesday June 28. They'll spend the night at the library, and the staff will take photos of the stuffed animals at various locations around the library all night! Drop off your stuffed animals anytime between 10:00am - 5:30pm on Tuesday June 28. All stuffed animals can be picked up at the library after 12pm on Wednesday June 29.

Visit for more information

Gardiner Library Teen Thursdays: Tie Dye

Thursday June 30, 2022 at 3:00pm

Teens ages 12-18 are invited to come to the library to tie dye a shirt! The library will provide all tie dye equipment, but they ask that you bring your own piece of clothing to tie dye.

For event details visit

Business Casual at Bateau Brewing

Thursday, June 30th, 6-8pm

Bateau is hosting live music on Thursday nights all summer long. Enjoy the warm weather while jamming with Business Casual on June 30. Delicious brews, a tasty food truck, and an unbeatable view of the Kennebec river!

Visit Bateau Brewing on Facebook for more information 

Johnson Hall Free Summer Concert Series is back!

Friday nights June 17th - August 26th 

Fireworks after the June 17th show!

Johnson Hall in Gardiner is proud to present the 2022 Free Waterfront Summer Concert Series at Gardiner’s waterfront every Friday night starting June 17th through August 26th.

Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great music. We will have food vendors and children’s activities with balloon animals and face painting and free giveaways. Also, there will be free crafters, artists, vendors, and more. 

Friday 6/24 : Random Ideas
Friday 7/1: Unfinished Blues Band

View the full summer concert schedule at


The Blind Pig Tavern
266 Water Street
Trivia & Tacos: Tuesdays 7-9pm
Karaoke: Wednesdays 6-9pm
Bateau Brewing
149 Water Street
Trivia Night: Wednesdays 6-8pm
Summer Live Music Series: Thursdays 6-8pm

Niche Inc
307 Water Street
Magic The Gathering: Fridays 2-7pm
Gardiner Public Library
149 Water Street
ME Career Center Resume & Job Search Help: Wednesdays 10am - 2pm

Children's' Storytime with Miss Ginni: Tuesdays at 10am
Gardiner Waterfront Park Cruise Nights
Every Thursday, 5-7pm

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Our board of directors and teams are always welcome to new ideas and energy to help support our mission to create a thriving downtown community. Join our growing list of new volunteers looking to help make a difference. Learn more about the work that we do across our four teams on our website, or get in touch with our office to see where you can fit in:, 207-582-3100 or complete our volunteer contact form on our website

Support Local With A Gift For Any Occasion!

Not sure what to give someone? Don't have time to shop? Support our local businesses with the flexible downtown gift card program - The Gift of Gardiner!  This Gardiner Main Street gift check program may be used at over 30 participating Gardiner businesses.

$20 Gift of Gardiner certificates are available year-round at the Camden National Bank Gardiner branch at 190 Water Street.

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