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Nearby Events in Ogunquit

Colonial Village Resort is perfectly situated right on of Main Street near the Ogunquit Trolley, close to many interesting attractions and events that take place throughout our open season.

If you plan to visit us at the start of the season (April – June), expect temperatures in the mid-50s °F to mid-70s °F. Toward the middle of the season (July – August) the weather typically warms up to highs in the mid-80s °F and lows in the mid-60s °F. In October, the temperatures begin to cool down to the 70s °F and 50s °F.
Patriots Day, Victoria Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day – any time is a great time to visit York County and the southern coast of Maine!

Check out some of our favorite local events in Ogunquit below:

April Events 2014

24th Annual PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (all events subject to change)

Friday, April 11, 2014

9:00am-5:00pm: LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library) Used book sale, with proceeds to fund the Ogunquit Memorial Library.

7:15pm-7:45pm: HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: 1801 PARTY AT DOLLEY MADISON'S HOUSE (downstairs at the Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) This short play will focus on the roles of women in early 19th century American society, as well as the political shenanigans of the day.

8:00pm: FIFE AND DRUM CONCERT (upstairs at the Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Learn about our colonial heritage of song as the Patriot Fife and Drum Duo play traditional songs and teach us about the instruments themselves and the signals revolutionary fifers and drummers gave to the soldiers in the heat of battle.

Saturday, April 12, 2014         

9:00am – 4:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tents on the Main Beach parking lot) Over 50 vendors will sell their wares under the tent! You may find yourself shopping beside or from one of our historical personages.

9:00am-5:00pm: OGUNQUIT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library)

9:00am-2:00pm: ABC SALE (Ogunquit Museum of American Art) ABS stands for art, books, and collectibles from the museum, the museum shop, and from donated gifts.

9:30am  - 10:30am: COLONIAL CHILDREN’S GAMES AND CRAFTS (Ogunquit Fire Station, School Street) Play games from the colonial era, and make your own to take home and play later! Make your own Bilbo Catcher, Button Whirligig, or Toothpick Top, then learn how they work. Learn about the crafts of the colonial times, then make your own doll of rags or yarn.

10:00am-3:30pm: HISTORICAL FIGURE TREASURE HUNT Collect signatures of all of our historic characters. Return your book for inspection to the Chamber table at the Beach Bazaar to be entered to win a great prize! See the list of available figures. They may be seen throughout town, but will also be available in specific locations at specific times. Historical characters courtesy of Ogunquit’s unparalleled residents.

10:00am – 3:00pm: OGUNQUIT STOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach Parking Lot) Photo opportunities for the whole family! Don’t worry, the stocks don’t lock, but they will be available all weekend for photo opportunities. Another fun photo opportunity available with a life-size cut-out stand-up where you can take a photo of yourself dressed in old-time bathing suits, or as Uncle Sam!

10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 per person.

10:30-11:00am: CARDING AND SPINNING DEMONSTRATION (Ogunquit Fire Station, School Street) Learn how the colonial women made yarn from wool. Marcia MacDonald will bring wool from her alpacas and explain to us the steps needed to turn that wool into clothing. (Marcia will be selling her finished goods under the craft tent at the beach.)

11:00am: AMERICAN PIE CONTEST (downstairs at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) Submit one home-made pie in an "American" flavor to our "celebrity judges". Pies will be judged during Taste of the Town in the following categories: theme, appearance, and taste. The grand prize winner will receive $50 in Gift of Ogunquit gift certificates, and the recipe will be featured in the next edition of our Ogunquit cookbook. Of course the best prize is the bragging rights for having made the best pie in Ogunquit! Winners will be announces after Taste of the Town.

11:00am – 2:00pm: “TASTE OF THE TOWN” (Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) A variety of area restaurants will serve up their special dishes for you to try out! Buy tickets at the door or ahead of time under the tent at the beach!

NEW THIS YEAR: You can choose to eat only at the Taste of the Town at the Dunaway Center, or buy an expanded "Touring Taste of the Town" ticket to experience other restaurants at their establishments as well. Tickets for the traditional event at the Dunaway Center are $10.  As of press time, restaurants at the Taste of the Town include: Bessie's / Fresh, Clay Hill Farm, Cornerstone Artisanal Pizza, East, Feile Irish Restaurant, Jake's Seafood, Jonathan's Restaurant, Mekhong Thai, That Place in Ogunquit, and Village Food Market. Tickets for "Touring Taste of the Town" are $15, and include admission to the event at the Dunaway Center as well as tasting portions at the following establishments during their business hours on Saturday and Sunday: Annie's Irish Pub, backyard coffeehouse & eatery, Bread & Roses Bakery, Five-O Shore Road, Jackie's Too, Jake's Seafood, Post Road Tavern, Roost Cafe & Bistro, Rose Cove Restaurant.

11:15-11:45pm: CARDING AND SPINNING DEMONSTRATION (Ogunquit Fire Station, School Street) Learn how the colonial women made yarn from wool. Marcia MacDonald will bring wool from her alpacas and explain to us the steps needed to turn that wool into clothing. (Marcia will be selling her finished goods under the craft tent at the beach.)

2:00pm: BAKING IN THE COLONIAL KITCHEN & TRADITIONAL CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS (Black Boar Inn, 277 Main Street) Check out the authentic colonial cooking fireplace in this historic home and learn about bread baking in colonial times. We will be using the home's beehive oven ... will the bread we bake be as good as modern packaged bread? Traditional craft demonstrations will also be featured, such as quilting with Michelle Knight of Knight's Quilt Shop,  as well as the fine art of local artist Virginia Souza.

2:00-5:00pm: WINE & SWEET TASTING (Village Food Market, 230 Main Street)

3:00-6:00pm: WINE & OLIVE OIL TASTINGS (Perkins & Perkins Wine & Cheese Shop, 478 Main Street) Sample great wines for spring and perfect for Easter dinner, as well as infused olive oils from Cucina Aurora - a great new product with a variety of uses.

6:30-11:00pm: YOUTH ENRICHMENT CENTER ANNUAL FUNDRAISER GALA (Ramsdell-Rogers Function Facility, 9 Hannaford Drive, York) Join the Youth Enrichment Center for a fun-filled evening to help support a great organization for children. hors d'oeuvres, food stations, desserts, silent auction, live auction, raffles. Live music. $40 per person. FMI: 207-361-1385 or hilton-winnfarm.org.

7:00pm: IRISH TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC (Annie's Irish Pub, 369 Main Street).

8:00pm: ROCK BOTTOM LIVE CLASSIC ROCK MUSIC (Feile Irish Restaurant, 1619 Post Road, Wells).

9:00pm: ALL TOGETHER NOW BEATLES TRIBUTE BAND (Jonathan's Restaurant, 92 Bourne Lane, Ogunquit) Reservation required. Tickets available online at jonathansrestaurant.com.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

10:00am – 3:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tent at the Main Beach parking lot) See Saturday description.

10:00am – 3:00pm: OGUNQUIT STOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach Parking Lot) Photo opportunities for the whole family! Don’t worry, the stocks don’t lock, but they will be available all weekend for photo opportunities. Another fun photo opportunity available with a life-size cut-out stand-up where you can take a photo of yourself dressed in old-time bathing suits or as Uncle Sam!

10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 per person.

12:00pm: PATRIOTIC POOCH PAGEANT AND FASHION SHOW (Liquid Dreams parking lot, 696 Main Street. Weather permitting.) Dress your dog in costume, or just come to watch the show! Two costume categories: Patriotic (red, white, and blue) and Favorite American (any Abe Lincoln wannabe’s out there?) Prizes will be awarded for most patriotic costume and best costume impersonation. Animal Welfare Society will be there to feature some of their adoptable dogs.

12:00pm: CUB SCOUT DUCK RACE (Ogunquit River) Buy your tickets for the Duck Race under the tent prior to the race. You need not be present to win.

May Events

Southern Maine AIDS Walk

Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)

The 2014 Walk will be held Saturday, May 4. 

Ogunquit is proud to host the only AIDS Walk/Run in Southern Maine! Join us for a weekend full of events, all to raise funds and awareness for our local AIDS service organization, Frannie Peabody Center. Please come back for more information soon.

June events 2014

Ogunquit Playhouse – See live performances of classical and modern theater shows that run from June through October and delight visitors of all ages.

Summer Farmers Markets – Head to downtown Ogunquit every Wednesday during the summer months to find fresh local produce and goods at the farmers markets.

July Events 2014

Fourth of July – Celebrate the red, white and blue with Ogunquit fireworks!

August events 2014

August Sidewalk Art Show and Sale – This highly anticipated annual event will showcase the very best of local arts and crafts on August 21, 2014.

Annual Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale – Enjoy a fun day of outdoor shopping throughout our community from the center of town into Perkins Cove on August 30, 2014. (Rain dates: August 31 or September 1)

September events 2014

Native American Pow Wow Days – Be inspired by the beautiful culture of Native American tribes with music, food and more each September.

October events 2014

Oktoberfest – Many local breweries and wineries offer specials and tours during the month of October.

OgunquitFest – Part street bazaar, part fall celebration, visit this exciting outdoor event in its 11th year running October 24 – 26, 2014.

November events 2014

Celebrations by the Sea Wedding Expo – Sponsored by the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, this annual expo will bring experienced local vendors and professionals together for a sixth year on November 9, 2014.

December Events 2014

Christmas by the Sea Celebration – Enjoy the 28th annual celebration of Christmas festivities in our quaint seaside town December 12 – 14, 2014.

Christmas Prelude – Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude has earned it the title of “#2 Christmas Town in America” as rated by HGTV!