Main Street Bucksport is pleased to announce the award of a Downeast Innovation grant from the Maine Community Foundation. The $9700 grant will be used to increase the efficiency and capacity of the 4-year-old organization by allowing for several initiatives including the purchase of new equipment and software, hiring a consultant to lead in the creation of a strategic plan and other professional development work, and a website overhaul to better promote the wonderful assets of downtown Bucksport.

The mission of Main Street Bucksport is to promote a vibrant downtown by supporting existing businesses, attracting new businesses and hosting high-quality events that bring people downtown. Main Street Bucksport currently brings the Bridge the Gap Race, the Bucksport Arts Festival, the International Maritime Film Festival and several other smaller events to downtown Bucksport. In 2018, Main Street Bucksport’s events were attended by 6,300 people.