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“Events take place year-round including June's Palooza
Music Festival with live entertainment on the Pier, Back to the
Beach Corvette Weekend, Memorial Day Parades and more.”
Fireworks In The Square
Professional fireworks display every Thursday evening from June 20 – Late August. 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
January 1 – 25th Annual Lobster Dip...
W2013 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 email@example.com.
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 16 --- 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 11 --- 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 18 --- 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 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 22 --- 9th 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.
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, 5th & 6th --- Fireworks In The Square...
Fireworks on the beach next to the Old Orchard Beach Pier every Thursday evening beginning 6/20 thru late August. Fireworks take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 4th, 5th & 6th.
July 27 – August 2 --- 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 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.
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 www.breakaway5k.org
August 25 (tentative) --- 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 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 or visit www.oobpier.com
September 7 & 8 --- Tri-State Fishing Tournament...
Catch and release for striped bass and blue fish on the Beach. 508-866-4815.
September 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 Chow on Saturday. Great family fun for all. Sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings Institution & Town of Old Orchard Beach. FMI: 207-934-2500
December 8 --- 21st 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, contact the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce at 207-934-2500. e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Start with the small amusement parks like Palace Playland; then move on to the carousels, arcades, and miniature-golf courses; top it off with cotton candy, fried dough and, of course, fudge and taffy.”