Old Orchard Beach Events

Weekly Summer Events

Fireworks In The Square
Professional fireworks display every Thursday evening from June 20 – August 22. A fun event for the entire family. Approximately 9:45pm next to the Pier (sponsored by Palace Playland and The Pier). Also large displays July 2, 3 & 4th!

Calendar of Events
January 1 - 32nd 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 12 – 10th Annual Chowder Fest – Taste the best chowder recipes from all over the state on the Pier and cast your vote for a winner. Noon to 4 p.m. FMI: call 207-934- 3595. OOB Pier, 2 Old Orchard Rd.

May --- 18th 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 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 207-934-4042 for more details. June 27 --- 11th 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.

June 2019

June 1 – Scottish Festival
– Pipers, highland dancing, traditional Scottish foods, Scottish entertainment, Scottish Bazaar, artisans, artists, heavy athletics, and more! Join us in Veteran’s Memorial Park in Old Orchard Beach for this year’s Scottish Festival. Memorial Park, 4 Heath Street

June 6 – 9 – Back to the Beach Corvette Weekend
– Annual Back to the Beach Corvette Weekend! Corvette’s fill up Old Orchard Beach, Maine. Visit the event website for more details and specific schedule information for each day of the event. Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

Mid-June – National Working Dog Championship
– The O.O.B. Ballpark is proud to host this exciting event. Exact date is TBD. FMI: (207) 205-6160 oobballpark.com

June 20 – 24 – Firecracker Baseball Showcase Tournaments
– The Firecracker Baseball Showcase Tournaments are a first for the Old Orchard Beach Ballpark. This is a must-see event for baseball fans of all ages. Please see the O.O.B. Ballpark’s website for more details and exact timing of events throughout the week. OOB Ballpark, 7 Ballpark Way

June 22 – Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 3 Mile Walk –
Join us for the 14th annual Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 3 mile walk on Saturday, June 23, 2018! Kid’s fun run starts at 7:45AM, 5K Run begins at 8:30AM, walk at 8:40AM. You can register online! Race start/finish at the Old Orchard Beach High School. Pre Race Packet Pick up on Friday, June 22, 2018 from 10 AM – 2 PM @ Old Orchard Beach High School. Old Orchard Beach High School, 40 E. Emerson Cummings Blvd

July 2019

July 3 – Annual Ocean Park Sand Sculpture Competition
– Join us for the 33rd annual Ocean Park Sand Sculpture Competition. Enjoy this fun and family-friendly local activity! 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. on the beach between Randall and Ancona Avenues. Ocean Park Association, 14 Temple Ave

July 4 – Ocean Park Annual 4th of July Parade
Ocean Park Association, 14 Temple Ave

July 4 – Seaside Pavilion 4th of July Patriotic Concert
– Free, family-friendly event featuring Don Campbell! FMI: call 207 934-2024. Seaside Pavilion, 8 6th Street

July 4 @ 9:45 pm – Fourth of July Fireworks
– Special July 4th holiday weekend fireworks display in downtown Old Orchard Beach! Set off by the Pier and Palace Playland on the beach at approximately 9:45PM. Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

July 28 – Annual Ocean Park 5K Road Race and 1K Kids Fun Run
– Join us for the 23rd Annual Ocean Park 5K! One of the few evening races in the entire state always attracting top runners as they prepare for the Beach2Beacon on the following weekend. Ocean Park Association, 14 Temple Ave

July 27 – August 2 – Salvation Army Pier Festival At Town Square
– Week-long evening entertainment in The Square featuring bands, speakers and more. Parade of Witness, golf tournament, beach volleyball. FMI: call 207-934-2024, seasidepavilion.org

August 2019

August 3 – Ocean Park Illumination Night
– The annual Ocean Park community festival of lights, music, and food, which celebrates the family-friendly spirit that makes Ocean Park a special place. Illumination Night is a collage of the activities and experiences that make up a summer in Ocean Park. 6:30 pm Fun begins in the Square with a Strawberry Shortcake Festival in front of Jakeman Hall. 6:30 to 7:30 pm Concert by the Ocean Park Band in the Square in front of Jakeman Hall. 8:00 pm The annual “walk… Ocean Park Association, 14 Temple Ave

August 16 – 18 – Old Orchard Beach Olympics
– 36th Annual Old Orchard Beach Olympics presented by the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce and Saco & Biddeford Savings Bank. Join us for three days of games and fun competitions including an exciting opening ceremony, live music, silent auction, and more. FREE participant lanyard tags are available for kids ages 5 – 16 at the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce, 11 1st Street in OOB. All proceeds benefit the Special Olympics of Maine. Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

August 17 – Annual Breakaway 5K Race
– 5K race start time is 7:40AM, Kid’s Fun Run at 9:05AM. Race starts at the corner of Walnut Ave. and West Grand Ave. and finishes at The Brunswick. The course runs to Ocean Park and back and is mostly flat. It’s a local favorite! Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

August 25 – Ironman 70.3 Triathlon
– Old Orchard Beach is proud to welcome the Ironman 70.3 Triathlon event back to our community this year! 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike course and 13.1- mile out-and-back run course. Visit the event website for more information and details on this amazing annual event happening in Old Orchard Beach. Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

September 2019

September 7 – Eastern Trail Alliance – Lighthouse Bike Ride
– Sponsored by the Eastern Trail Alliance, the Lighthouse Bike Ride is a great event with a few distance options: Century 100 mile, Metric Century 62 mile, 40 mile, and 25 mile. There are nine lighthouses to view during the 100 mile ride! View the event website for more details and specific information about signing up! Memorial Park, 4 Heath Street

September 7 – Annual Bikefest on the Pier
– Join us for the 18th Annual Bikefest on the Pier in Old Orchard Beach! Motorcycle showcase with live music, pig roasts and vendors. Ride your motorcycle on the Pier! Hundreds of motorcycles on display. OOB Pier, 2 Old Orchard Rd.

September 7 – New England Parkinson’s Ride
– Annual New England Parkinson’s Bike Ride: Cyclists may choose from a 10, 30, 50, or 100 mile ride. Participants of all ages and skill level are welcome to join. The ride starts at the Ball Park in Old Orchard Beach. More information and list of the ride start times are on the event website. OOB Ballpark, 7 Ballpark Way

September 13 – 14 – 26th Annual OOB Car Show
– We’re thrilled to announce the dates for the 25th Annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show! The Annual Old Orchard Beach Car Show is sponsored by Saco Biddeford Savings Bank and the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce. Schedule of Events: Friday September 14 10AM to 7PM – Car Show Registration $25 at the OOB Chamber on First Street 4PM to 7PM – Car Preview on Old Orchard Street (First Street)… Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

September 14 – 8th Annual Chilifest on the Pier
– Come taste the best chili recipes from all over the state and cast your vote for a winner! OOB Pier, 2 Old Orchard Rd.

December 2019

December 7 – Celebration by the Sea
– Join us at 11 1st Street in Old Orchard Beach at the Chamber of Commerce for Christmas Celebration by the Sea! This event is sponsored by Saco Biddeford Savings Bank and the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce. Enjoy a tree lighting in the downtown square, free refreshments & snacks, a visit and pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus, arts & crafts, and so much more! This FREE community event is open to the public, all are welcome to join in on… Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

December 31 – Old Orchard Beach Last Blast
– New Years Eve fun in Old Orchard Beach! Visit the event website for more details as the event day draws closer. Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

Event schedule subject to change without notice.


For additional information on events in Old Orchard Beach, call the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce at 207-934-2500. e mail: info@oldorchardbeachmaine.com