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Summer Activities and Events

Old Orchard Beach Maine FireworksSummer Activities

Fireworks In The Square
Professional fireworks display every Thursday evening from June 20 – Late Augus 22ndt. 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!


2013 Special Events

Maine Lobster DIp

January 1 – 2th Annual Lobster Dip...
2013 marks the 25th Anniversary Dip on New Year’s Day. 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 email ianf@somaine.org

January 20 -- 5th Annual Frozen 4 Miler Race....
Charity event run in extreme conditions. Awards, food and entertainment. Starts and ends at Jimmy the Greeks Restaurant. FMI: 207-934-7499 or visit www.jimmygreeks.com

March 16th 7th Annual Easter Egg Extravaganza....
Great family fun for all ages featuring a parade, Easter egg hunt, photos with the OOB Bunny costumed character, animal balloons and other fun-filled games. At Loranger Middle School from 10:00am to 1:00pm. All free to the general public. Sponsored by Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department. FMI: 207-934-0860

May 11th -- 5th 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 5:00pm FMI: 207-934-3595 or visit www.oobpier.com

May 18th Beerfest – 15th Annual...
All day event featuring over 30 microbrews and live music on the Pier. 207-934-3595. Event Details

May 27 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 207-934-5714 for more details.


June 22nd - 9th Annual Cpt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 2.5 Mile Walk...
Time of Run: 8:30am, Time of Walk: 8:40am, 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 or call 207-934-2360. All proceeds benefit the Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund.

July 3 - 4 Parade and 25th Annual Family Sand Sculpture Contest - Ocean Park...
Come enjoy a parade (July 4 starting at 10 a.m.) and band concert with line and square dancing. Family sand sculpture contest (July 3 from 3-5pm) on the beach . Fun for the entire family. FMI: 207-934-9068.

July 4th and 5th -- Fireworks In The Square...
Fireworks on the beach next to the Old Orchard Beach Pier every Thursday evening beginning 6/20 thru August 22nd.


Maine, Old Orchard Beach Pier
JJuly 27 – August 2 Salvation Army Pier Ministry...
Art in Memorial Park featuring numerous Maine and New England artists work on display for sale and judging. Entertainment by the Salvation Army Band and a barbershop quartet. Proceeds to benefit the Libby Memorial Library Building Fund. Rain date: 7/24. 207-934-4351 or Seaside Pavilion

August 3 Illumination Night - Ocean Park...
Ocean Park community lights their homes during the 24th annual Festival of Lights. Band concert and strawberry shortcake are special favorites during this event. FMI: 207-934-9068. Event Details

August 16 – 18 30th 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 & Town of Old Orchard Beach. FMI: 207-934-2500

August 17 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 Event Details

August 25 REVOLUTION3 Triathlon ...
Over 1000 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. Event Details FMI:207-934-2500

September 7 – 8 Tri-State Fishing Tournament...
Catch and release for striped bass and blue fish on the Beach. 508-866-4815.

September 7 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. 207-934-3595. More Event Details


Maine CLassic CarSeptember 13 – 14 -- 20th 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 & Town of Old Orchard Beach.

December 8 -- 20th Annual Celebrate the Season by the Sea...
Annual holiday event with horse-drawn hay wagon and trolley rides, face painting, entertainment, hot chocolate and food. Frosty and Rudolph will be on hand. Bring your camera and have your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, who arrive on a fire engine, making this a very special tradition and holiday event. Parade starts at 1pm on Old Orchard Street. FMI: 207-934-2500.


Event schedule subject to change without notice.

For additional information on events please contact the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce at 207-934-2500.

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