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Calendar of Events

January – 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 a.m. and Dip at noon sharp. On the beach in front of the Brunswick Hotel. Sponsored by the Portland Rugby Club. For more information or a registration packet, call (207) 879-0489 or visit

March – 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 a.m. to 1 p.m. All free to the general public. Sponsored by Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department. For more information, call (207) 934-0860.

May – 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 p.m. For more information, call (207) 934-3595 or visit

May – Annual Beerfest
All-day event featuring over 30 microbrews and live music on the Pier. Noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call (207) 934-3595 or visit.

May – Memorial Day Parade
The Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion of Old Orchard Beach co-host this 1 p.m. annual parade. For more details, call the Town of Old Orchard Beach at (207) 934-4042.

June – 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 Boulevard (behind OOB Police Station). For more information or to volunteer, visit or call (207) 934-2360. All proceeds benefit the Captain Christopher S. Cash Memorial Scholarship Fund.
July 4 – Fireworks in The Square
Fireworks on the beach next to the Old Orchard Beach Pier every Thursday evening beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m. Great views from most locations on the beach! Fireworks run late June through late August, weather permitting. For more information, call (207) 934-2001.

July & August – Free Concerts in Veteran’s Memorial Park
Enjoy a variety of concerts beginning at approximately 6 p.m. in Veteran’s Memorial Park which is located on the corner of Staples and First streets. Grab a blanket or a chair, and join us on the lawn for a fabulous, family-friendly concert in the park. This event is brought to you by the Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department. In case of inclement weather, visit for updates or call (207) 934-0860.

July – Salvation Army Pier Ministry
Week-long evening entertainment in The Square featuring vocalists, magicians, bilingual speakers, bands and other entertainment. Parade of Witness. 17th annual golf tournament. Volleyball beach blast. For more information, call (207) 934-2024 or visit

August – Illumination Night-Ocean Park
Ocean Park community lights their homes during the 25th Annual Festival of Lights. Band concert and strawberry shortcake are special favorites during this event. For more information,
call (207) 934-9068.

August – 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 and the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (207) 934-2500.

August – 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. For more information, call (207) 282-3607 or visit

August – REVOLUTION3 Triathlon
Over 1,200 athletes participate in a 70.3- and 32-mile 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. For more information, visit

September – 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. For more information, call (207) 934-3595 or visit

September – Annual Chilifest on The Pier
Cast your vote for the best chilli in the State. Noon to 4 p.m. For more information, call (207) 934-3595 or visit

September – 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 and the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call (207) 934-2500.

Event schedule subject to change without notice. For additional information on family vacations in Old Orchard Beach, contact the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce at (207) 934-2500, email or visit the Old Orchard Beach website at for exact dates and times.

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