Kringleville Auction
...holidays will soon be upon us once again, and Waterville Main Street is busy planning for the Parade of Lights, Kringleville, and the Kringleville Auction! This year's auction will be held on Wednesday, October 29 at 5pm at Silver Street Tavern in Downtown Waterville and will feature a live auction, catered meal, and lots of holiday cheer. To purchase tickets and or make a donation more...

Harvest Fest
...12th Annual Harvest Fest NOW combined with Hill 'n the Ville, is scheduled for October 5 at Head of Falls on Front Street in Downtown Waterville from 10am - 5pm more...

Parade of Lights
...will be held on Friday, November 28, at 6pm. Floats will assemble on Front Street, travel up Union Street, turn left...if you would like to participate,... more...

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Public Art

A Call to Artists
Waterville Main Street seeks artwork that depicts the vibrancy of Waterville's downtown. August 12-September 20, Prize $100: For the rights to use the artwork as Downtown Business of the Year award for the next decade (2025), as well as digital copy from the scanning. Artists retains the right to use the artwork as well. Artwork should be a standard size in any medium, maximum size 18x24 inches, and should clearly feature Downtown Waterville. Winner will be announced in October 2014. The FrameMakers will partner to provide a display of all entries received. For more information click here!

Lebanese Heritage Mural by Kevin James
51 Main Street

A tribute to Waterville's Lebanese community (the oldest and largest in the State of Maine), this mural was commissioned by Waterville Main Street, created by artist Kevin James, and funded by dozens of local contributors. Waterville's Lebanese community helped the city grow with their labor, their church, their businesses, and their community involvement. Many of Downtown Waterville's oldest businesses were started by the Lebanese, and one of our City's most famous sons, George Mitchell, came from this community.

Ticonic by Roger L. Majorowicz
The Concourse

Unveiled in 1997, "Ticonic" is perhaps Waterville's most prominent piece of public art. The design of the bright, stainless wind-powered sculpture was specifically selected with Waterville's creative economy in mind. Whitefield artist Roger Majorowicz, who put 1,600 hours of labor into the work, said at the dedication that he chose the sculpture's distinctive style because "I wanted to activate this city."

Arts & Cultural Attractions

Common Street Arts
16 Common Street
207-872-ARTS (872-2787) & Visit us on Facebook
Common Street Arts is downtown Waterville's collaborative art space with a mission to enhance the creative, artistic and economic vitality of the Waterville community through outstanding arts education and exhibitions.

Maine International Film Festival
177 Main Street
Held in July at Railroad Square Cinema and the Waterville Opera House, the Maine International Film Festival is a 10 day celebration of film, featuring the very best of American independent, international, and Maine-made cinema. Past guests have included Ed Harris, John Turturro, Sissy Spacek, Jonathan Demme, Lili Taylor, Terrence Malick and many, many more!

Waterville Opera House
1 Common Street
Providing our community with a rich variety of cultural activities, including live theater, music and dance performances, and arts education. Encouraging participation in performing arts activities by all members of our community and making available multi-faceted arts programs for all citizens.

Waterville Public Library
73 Elm Street
The Waterville Public Library celebrates the ideas and works of humankind by providing the greater Waterville community with free access to literature, films, music, and information.  Located in a historic Carnegie building, the WtvlPL offers programs and services for people of all ages and interests. 

Contact Us:

Waterville Main Street
44 Main Street, Suite 202
Waterville, ME 04901
Telephone: 207-680-2055
Fax: (207) 680-2056

Jennifer Olsen, Executive Director
June L'Heureux, Office Manager

Want to learn more about the independent business owners in downtown Waterville?
Check out our Meet Me Downtown series, written by volunteer Michelle Troutman to highlight the people behind the storefronts...more

Corner of Elm and Park Streets

Rev. Jeremiah Chaplin, the first president of Colby College, formed this church in 1818. Because it was illegal for a religious group to own property, an organization of pew holders was formed... Learn more.

For every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $45 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the city's tax base. For every $100 spent at a national chain or franchise store, only $14 remains in the community.