Old Orchard Beach Calendar of Events

Old Orchard Beach

Summer Activities

Fireworks In The Square
Professional fireworks display every Thursday evening from Late June – Late August. A fun event for the entire family. Approximately 9:45pm next to the Pier (sponsored by Palace Playland and The Pier). Also large display for the July 4th Show!

2017 Special Events

January 1 – 29th Annual Lobster Dip...
Maine’s original and largest ocean dip. Watch or join in as over 300 participants dip into the chilly waters as part of a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Maine. Registration starts at 9:00am and Dip at noon sharp. On the beach in front of the Brunswick Hotel. Sponsored by the Portland Rugby Club. FMI: 207-879-0489 for a registration packet or visit www.somaine.org.

May TBD - 9th Annual Chowderfest on The Pier…
Come taste the best chowder recipes from all over the state and cast your vote for a winner. Noon to 4:00pm FMI: 207-934-3595 or visit www.oobpier.com

May TBD - 19th Annual Beerfest…
All day event featuring over 30 microbrews and live music on the Pier. 207-934-3595 or visit www.oobpier.com. Noon to 5:00pm.

May 29 - Memorial Day Parade...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Old Orchard Beach co-host this 1pm annual parade. Call the Town of Old Orchard Beach at 207-934-4042 for more details.

June TBD - 13th Annual Cpt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 3 Mile Walk...
Time of Run: 8:30am, Time of Walk: 8:35am, Kid’s Fun Run: 7:45am. Start/Finish at E. Emerson Cummings Blvd. (behind OOB Police Station) To volunteer or FMI: Visit our web site at www.runforcash.org or call 207-934-2360. All proceeds benefit the Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund.

July 4 - Fireworks In The Square...
Fireworks on the beach next to the Old Orchard Beach Pier every Thursday evening beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m. Great views from most locations on the beach! Fireworks run late June thru Late August on Thursday nights weather permitting. FMI: 207-934-2001.

July and August - Free Concerts in Veteran's Memorial Park...
Enjoy a variety of concerts beginning at approximately 6 p.m. in Veteran’s Memorial Park which is located on the corner of Staples St. & First St. Grab a blanket or a chair, and join us on the lawn for a fabulous, family-friendly concert in the park. This event is brought to you by the Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department. In case of inclement weather, visit www.oobmaine.com for updates or call (207) 934-0860.

Late July - Salvation Army Pier Ministry...
Week long evening entertainment in The Square featuring vocalists, magicians, bilingual speakers, bands and other entertainment. Parade of Witness. 17th annual golf tournament. Volleyball beach blast. FMI: 207-934-2024.

August TBD - Illumination Night - Ocean Park...
Ocean Park community lights their homes during the 27th Annual Festival of Lights. Band concert and strawberry shortcake are special favorites during this event. FMI: 207-934-9068.

August Weekend - 34st Annual Beach Olympics...
Three days of fun competition, music, displays and a presentation to benefit Special Olympics Maine. Located in the Town Square and Palace Playland. All are welcome. Sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce. FMI: 207-934-2500

August TBD - Annual 5k Race...
Enjoy a kid's "fun run" or adult 5k through town with T-shirts and medals for the kids and other awards for divisional winners. All are welcome. FMI: 207-282-3607 or visit www.breakaway5k.org

August TBD - REVOLUTION3 Triathlon…
Over 1200 athletes participate in a 70.3 & 32 miles Olympic and Half Rev event for the first time in Old Orchard Beach. Pro and age group athletes are invited to compete in both distances for cash prizes. FMI visit: www.rev3tri.com

September TBD - Bikefest on the Pier...
Motorcycle showcase with live music, a giant pig roast and vendors. Ride your motorcycle on the pier! Hundreds of motorcycles on display. Noon to close. 207-934-3595 or visit www.oobpier.com

September TBD - 7th Annual Chilifest on the Pier...
Cast your vote for the best chili in the State. Noon to 4:00pm. 207-934-3595 or visit www.oobpier.com.

September Weekend TBD - 24th Annual Car Show...
Car show with many divisions, entertainment, trophies and awards. Friday night lineup on Main Street with Parade and Car Show on Saturday. Great family fun for all. Sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution and the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce. FMI: 207-934-2500

Event schedule subject to change without notice.

For additional information on family vacations in Old Orchard Beach, contact the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce at 207-934-2500.

 

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