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Our Annual Events

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April: Splash into Spring (formerly Patriot's Day)
2023 Dates TBD

Celebrate the arrival of spring in Ogunquit! Enjoy activities focused on local craft, sustainability, art and wellness. Check out our artisan craft fair, scavenger hunts, kids' crafts, beach sand art, a patriotic pooch pageant, and, of course, food-related fun! The festival period concludes with the Southern Maine AIDS Walk to benefit the Frannie Peabody Center.

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June: Ogunquit Pride
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 buinesses.

June: 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 all-day street fair, featuring free live music, an artisan craft fair, as well as a variety of adult and family activities throughout the community.

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July: July 4th Fireworks

Ogunquit is renowned for an impressive fireworks display, shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. Enjoy music and dancing before and after the fireworks. Rain date: July 5.

 

 

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October: Fall for Ogunquit/OgunquitFest
OgunquitFest Weekend: October 20 - 22, 2023
Fall for Ogunquit: October 1 - 31, 2023

Signature events are scheduled for OgunquitFest Weekend, Friday, October 21-Sunday, October 23, with additional events throughout the month. Signature events include a classic car show, 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.

 

October: OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair
October 20 - 22, 2023

Join us for our annual OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair. This event has been at the beach under the big tent in past years. 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 hosted this event at this location in 2021 & 2022 and it was a huge success! Live music and food trucks add to the Ogunquit atmosphere at this autumn event.

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December: 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
  • 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!