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April: Splash into Spring/Patriots Day reimagined
Saturday, April 17-Saturday, May 1, 2021

This event is a fun and educational experience for all who visit. Enjoy a host of activities, such as scavenger hunts, kids' crafts, concerts, a patriotic pooch pageant and food-related fun, just to name a few. With activities and events throughout town, you'll be sure to find something for families and friends.

Bon Aire

June: BonAire! A Celebration of Ogunquit (postponed until June of 2022)

This event showcases a variety of artists in a fun and festive atmosphere, including music and live entertainment, children's activities and food trucks.

July 4th Fireworks

July: July 4th Fireworks
(cancelled for 2021, may be re-scheduled for a later date)

An impressive fireworks display is shot from the Main Beach Parking Lot. Music and dancing occur before and after the fireworks. Rain date: July 5.

Fall for ogunquit (002)

October: Fall for Ogunquit/OgunquitFest
Friday, October 1-Sunday, Oct 31, 2021

Signature events are scheduled for Friday, October 22-Sunday, October 24, with additional events throughout the month. Signature events include a classic car show, huge craft fair, children's activities, Halloween-themed events, and a costume parade. We also have two unique races: the Waiter Race and the High Heel Dash. Activities and events occur throughout town.

October: OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair
October 23rd & October 24th, 2021

Join us for the18th annual OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair. This event is has been at the beach under the big tent but we are changing it up this year! This year's event will take place at the Dorothea Jacobs Grant Common at 88 Obeds Lane in Ogunquit. This is a large grassy park adjacent to one of the most popular parking lots. We look forward to hosting this event in the new venue.
Would you like to be a vendor in this year's event? Click Here to fill out the vendor application.

Christmas by the Sea

December: Christmas by the Sea
Friday, December 10-Sunday, December 12, 2021

Welcoming the holiday season, this event brings tasting events, Santa, tree lightings, concerts, craft shows, children's activities and a parade. Events occur throughout town.

How our event dates are chosen:

  • Splash into Spring/Patriots Day Weekend: The weekend before Patriots Day, which is the third Monday in April. If Easter falls on the Sunday before Patriots Day, then we move our celebration to the weekend after Easter, as in 2017.
  • 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: The second weekend after Columbus Day weekend.
  • Christmas by the Sea Weekend: The second weekend after the Saturday following Thanksgiving.  If extreme bad weather is forecast, the event will be canceled, not postponed.

For more information on these and other events, please visit our website dedicated to Ogunquit events,

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.