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Ogunquit Pride
May 31-June 2, 2024

Ogunquit Pride kicks off with a flag raising in Veteran’s Park, followed by a “Picnic in the Park” event featuring live entertainment and LGBTQ+ vendors. 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 a live page for all Ogunquit Pride updates.


BonAire! A Celebration of Ogunquit
June 7-9, 2024

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, family entertainment and food. Other activities throughout the weekend include an artisan craft fair, painting demonstrations, and events hosted by member businesses.
Click here for a live page for all BonAire! schedule updates.


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July 4th Fireworks

Ogunquit is renowned for an impressive fireworks display, shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. View the fireworks from downtown, along the Marginal Way, or anywhere on Ogunquit Beach. Music and dancing occur before the fireworks. Rain date: July 5.


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21st Annual OgunquitFest: October 25-27, 2024

Our 21st annual OgunquitFest has a huge following, with guests returning every year. Signature events include a classic car show on Saturday, huge artisan craft fair all weekend, children's trick or treating on Friday night and Saturday morning, Halloween-themed events, and the Dogtoberfest costume parade. The weekend culminates at Sunday's High Heel Dash in Perkins Cove, a benefit for the Frannie Peabody Center.
Check back for our full schedule by mid September.

OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair
October 26-27, 2024

Join us for our annual OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair, outdoors at Dorothea Jacobs Grant Common and indoors in the adjacent Dunaway Center. Live music adds to the Ogunquit atmosphere at this favorite autumn event.





38th Annual Christmas by the Sea
December 13-15, 2024

Welcoming the holiday season, this 38th annual event is a cherished tradition for many Ogunquit visitors and residents. The festival includes tree and bridge lightings, concerts, craft shows, children's activities, a parade, bonfire, fireworks, Santa and so much more.
Check back for our full schedule by early November.




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!