The American Folk Festival has brought music, dance and artists from different parts of the globe to Bangor for almost a decade providing a diverse cultural experience for its attendees. Starting in 2005, national folk festivals were hosted in Bangor for three years prior to the American Folk Festival. Now, the Festival brings tens of thousands of spectators to their donation-supported event, with multiple tents, food, stages and craft vendors spotting the Bangor Waterfront. The festival will be held this year August 22-25.
Here are a selection of photos from the American Folk Festival by Bangor Daily News staff throughout the years.