Festival Kickoff



This event is free and open to the public. Events begin at 5PM and wraps at 10PM.

The KahBang Kickoff Event is a Block Party, Street Fair, and Music Concert on the evening of Thursday, August 8th in Westmarket Square, along Broad St. and in Pickering Square. Music Showcases take place in downtown venues after the street fair has wrapped.

Thursday, August 8th
5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

West Market Square
Broad Street between Main Street and Water Street
Pickering Square




The Festival kicks off on Thursday, August 8th at 5PM in West Market Square with Music Performances and a Royal Rumble of Lucha Libre Wrestling when Bangor’s own IWE takes on Super Lucha Explosiva from Portland!

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Main Stage

5 bands will perform between 5pm and 10pm in West Market Square.

KahBlock Party

Food Vendors, Art Vendors, DJ Performances and more.

IWE vs. Super Lucha Explosiva

Come witness Bangor’s Best versus the Premier of Portland. It’s a Lucha Libre Wrestling free for all in Pickering Square.

KahBang Film Festival Opening Night

KahBang Film opens with a screening or horror-thriller Black Rock at 10:30PM on Waterfront Festival Grounds

Electric Dash: a .965605K Run & Dance Party

Electric Dash is glow-in-the-dark “run” from Bangor’s historic West Market Square to Waterfront Festival Grounds directly following the fifth annual KahBang Festival Kick-Off to benefit the Children’s Tumor Foundation & KahBang Arts. This dash ends with a dance party at our Dance Stage.

Music Showcases

There will be Music Showcases starting at 10pm in various venues throughout downtown. These venues are typically 21+.

The Phoenix
Sea Dog Brewing Co.