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Our Annual Events

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April: Splash into Spring (formerly Patriot's Day)
April 22 - May 7, 2022

Celebrate the arrival of spring in Ogunquit! Enjoy activities spread across three weekends, focusing on local craft, sustainability, art and wellness. Check out our artisan craft fair, scavenger hunts, kids' crafts, beach sand art, a patriotic pooch pageant, guided walks on the Marginal Way, guided bike rides, Ogunquit Playhouse's 90th birthday party, 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, 2022

Ogunquit Pride kicks off with a flag raising in Veteran’s Park and a crosswalk commemoration on Main Street, followed by a community BBQ. Other activities throughout the weekend salute the legacy of the LGBTQ+ community in Ogunquit, including a Pride night at Ogunquit Playhouse, a Drag Brunch at Nikanos, an LGBTQ+ film festival at the Leavitt Theatre, and a display of the AIDS quilt at Bangor Savings Bank. Click here for the full schedule.

June: BonAire! A Celebration of Ogunquit
June 11, 2022

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 all day on a downtown stage (headline act this year is The Mallett Brothers Band), along with a variety of adult and family activities throughout the community, including an artisan craft fair, circus performers & jugglers, an art walk, and LGBTQ+ history trail, capped off a fireworks display at Main Beach. Click here for the full schedule.

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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 21 - 23, 2022
Fall for Ogunquit: October 1 - 31, 2022

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: the High Heel Dash, a benefit for the Frannie Peabody Center. Activities and events occur throughout town.

 

October: OgunquitFest Artisan Craft Fair
October 22 - 23, 2022

Join us for the 19th 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, 23 School Street 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 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 9 - 11, 2022

Welcoming the holiday season, our 36th 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: Our three-weekend event starts the weekend after Patriots Day, which is the third Monday in April.
  • 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!