Our Annual Events
Splash into Spring
April 29-May 14, 2023
Celebrate the arrival of spring in Ogunquit! Participate in our Best of Ogunquit giveaway to win fabulous lodging, restaurant and retail prizes! (Link will be posted here soon.) Kick off the season with sidewalk sales and the opening of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art and Ogunquit Playhouse. The festival period concludes with the Southern Maine AIDS Walk to benefit the Frannie Peabody Center.
June 1-5, 2023
Ogunquit Pride kicks off with a flag raising in Veteran’s Park, followed by a community BBQ. Other activities throughout the weekend salute the legacy of the LGBTQ+ community in Ogunquit, with a variety of events hosted by member businesses, including music, movies, live entertainment, and food. Click here for the full schedule & more details!
BonAire! A Celebration of Ogunquit
June 10, 2023
This event celebrates Ogunquit’s unique history and today’s culture, with a focus on the contributions of the arts, fishing and LGBTQ+ community. The main event is an oceanside music & food festival, featuring free live music, food, and an artisan craft fair from 10am-7pm. There are additional adult and family activities throughout the community, including a Perkins Cove scavenger hunt with 20 lucky participants winning free boat cruises for the afternoon & live music in Perkins Cove, and a family circus. Kick off your day with free Re/Max hot air balloon rides from 8-10am! Click here for the full schedule and more details!
Fall for Ogunquit: October 1 - 31, 2023
OgunquitFest Weekend: October 20 - 22, 2023
Signature events are scheduled for our 20th annual OgunquitFest Weekend, (Friday, October 20-Sunday, October 22), with additional events throughout the month. Signature events include a classic car show on Saturday, huge craft fair, children's activities, Halloween-themed events, and the Dogtoberfest costume parade. We also have the unique: High Heel Dash, a benefit for the Frannie Peabody Center. Activities and events occur throughout town.
OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair
October 21 - 22, 2023
Join us for our annual OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair. This year's event will take place at the Dorothea Jacobs Grant Common in Ogunquit. This is a large grassy park adjacent to one of the most popular parking lots. We'll also host crafters in the adjacent Fire Station. Live music and food trucks add to the Ogunquit atmosphere at this autumn event.
Christmas by the Sea
December 8 - 10, 2023
Welcoming the holiday season, our 37th annual event brings tree lightings, concerts, craft shows, children's activities, a parade, bonfire, fireworks, Santa and so much more. Events occur throughout town.
How our event dates are chosen:
- Splash into Spring: Dates are TBD
- Ogunquit Pride is celebrated with a flag raising on June 1, with additional events scheduled each day after through the weekend.
- BonAire! is celebrated on the second Saturday of June.
- Independence Day fireworks are always on July 4, regardless of the day of the week on which it falls. Rain date is July 5.
- OgunquitFest Weekend: Although we celebrate autumn all throughout the month of October, our signature events are hosted the second weekend after Indigenous Peoples' Day (formerly Columbus Day) weekend.
- Christmas by the Sea: Our holiday festival is held on the second weekend after the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
If you would like to help to make these events happen, please see our "Sponsorship Opportunities" page or contact our business office at 207-646-1279. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available at a variety of levels for all businesses and individuals. The benefits of sponsorship vary according to the event and participation level. Thank you!