Events

2018 Old Orchard Beach Special Events

Fireworks every Thursday evening beginning June 21 thru Late August.

January 1 – 30th 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.

February 23 @ 4:00 pm , February 24 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
OOB 365 Winter Carnival 2018 – Sled down Old Orchard Street on our GIANT SNOW HILL! New this year is our OOB365 Express train rides and always a favorite is our Pony Rides! Free event for all to enjoy so come to Old Orchard Beach – where It’s Happening 365 Days a Year! Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street.

May 2018

May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
20th Annual Beerfest – Sample over 30 microbrews and enjoy live music on the Pier.

May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Memorial Day Parade – The annual Memorial Day Parade in Old Orchard Beach is co-hosted by The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Old Orchard Beach. 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Old Orchard St. FMI: call 207-934-5714. Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

June 2018

June 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
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 8 – June 10
Back to the Beach Corvette Weekend – 11th 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

June 21 @ 8:00 am – June 25 @ 5:00 pm
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 23 @ 7:30 am – 10:00 am
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 2018

July 3 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Annual Ocean Park Sand Sculpture Competition – Join us for the 32nd 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 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Ocean Park Annual 4th of July Parade
Ocean Park Association, 14 Temple Ave

July 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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 – 10:00 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 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Annual Ocean Park 5K Road Race and 1K Kids Fun Run – Join us for the 22nd 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 28 @ 7:00 pm – August 3 @ 9:00 pm
Evening Entertainment in the Square – Salvation Army Pier Ministry. Week-long evening entertainment in The Square, downtown Old Orchard Beach, featuring a variety of bands, speakers, and other performers. Parade of Witness, golf tournament, beach volleyball. FMI: call 207-934-2024 Downtown Old Orchard Beach, 1 Old Orchard Street

August 2018

August 4 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm
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 17 @ 8:00 am – August 19 @ 5:00 pm
Old Orchard Beach Olympics – 35th 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 18 @ 7:40 am – 10:00 am
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 26 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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 2018

September 8 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 am
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 8 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Annual Bikefest on the Pier – Join us for the 19th 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 9 – September 10
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 14 – September 15
25th 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 15 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
10th 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.

September 22 @ 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Wings 4 Wishes – 2:15pm-5:30pm (planes will be on the beach) 10:30pm-5:30pm (event time) Where: Old Orchard Beach East Grand side Beach (to the left of the pier) Wings 4 Wishes is a fly in benefiting the Honor Flight of Maine. All planes will land right on our very own Old Orchard Beach! Pilots will have a chance to experience to land and take off on a unique 2500’ beach landing strip landing south… OOB Pier, 2 Old Orchard Rd.

December 2018

December 8 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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.