The fifth annual end violence together rally and march took place at West Market Square Saturday afternoon.
The event included music, speakers, art projects, tabling, and a march through downtown.
It was put on by more than thirty local organizations and faith communities, working on things like poverty and domestic violence.
Co-coordinator of Pax Christi Maine Mary Ellen said, "Everyone's come together to send a message of peace and wanting to change from a culture of violence to a culture of non-violence."
Saturday's rally was part of a national campaign to spread peace throughout the United States.
More than 1,600 events are planned to take place this week for international week of actions.