Events

2014 Old Orchard Beach Special Events

Fireworks every Thursday evening beginning June 20 thru late August.

January 1 – 26th 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 email ianf@somaine.org.

April 5 –   8th 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 10 – 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 4:00pm FMI: 207-934-3595 or visit www.oobpier.com

May 17 – 15th Annual Beerfest… All day event featuring over 30 microbrews and live music on the Pier. 207-934-3595 or visit www.oobpier.com.

May 26 – 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 21 – 10th Annual Cpt. Christopher S. Cash Memorial 5K and 3 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 at www.runforcash.org or call 207-934-2360. All proceeds benefit the Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund.

June 26 – 28 – “Cruzin to the Beach” Maine State HOG Rally… 800+ Harley riders come to Old Orchard Beach for Annual State Rally to compete in skill games, parade and  beach party.

July 3 & 4  – Fireworks In The Square… Fireworks on the beach next to the Old Orchard Beach Pier every Thursday evening beginning 6/19 thru August 21.

July 26 – August 1 – Salvation Army Pier Ministry…  Week long evening entertainment in The Square featuring vocalists, magicians, bilingual speakers, bands and other entertainment. Parade of Witness. 16th annual golf tournament. Volleyball beach blast.  FMI:  207-934-2024.

August 2 – 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.

August 15 – 17 – 31st 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 16 – 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 22 – 24 – 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. www.rev3tri.com  FMI:207-934-2500

September 6 – 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 6 & 7 – Tri-State Fishing Tournament… Catch and release for striped bass and blue fish on the Beach. 508-866-4815.

September 12 & 13 – 21st Annual Car Show… Car show with many divisions, entertainment, trophies and awards. Friday night lineup on Main Street with Parade and Car Chow on Saturday. Great family fun for all. Sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution & Town of Old Orchard Beach. FMI: 207-934-2500

September 13 – Beach RAID…  Hundreds of racers scheduled to take on 5K obstacle course set right on the sands of OOB! www.raidevents.com/beach/beach-raid-southern-maine/.

September 13 – 5th 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.

December 7 –  22nd 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.