Don’t miss the exciting family friendly special events, concerts, and more happening during your next vacation in Old Orchard Beach!

Jul
26
Thu
Weekly Downtown Fireworks
Jul 26 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday night weekly summer fireworks display (weather permitting) June 21 through late August are set-off by the Pier and Palace Playland on the beach at approximately 9:45 p.m. FMI: call 207-934-2001.

Jul
27
Fri
Annual Ocean Park 5K Road Race and 1K Kids Fun Run
Jul 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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.

Jul
28
Sat
Evening Entertainment in the Square!
Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm

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

Aug
2
Thu
Weekly Downtown Fireworks
Aug 2 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday night weekly summer fireworks display (weather permitting) June 21 through late August are set-off by the Pier and Palace Playland on the beach at approximately 9:45 p.m. FMI: call 207-934-2001.

Aug
4
Sat
OOB Art in the Park – Summer Art Show
Aug 4 @ 6:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at the first ever Old Orchard Beach Art in the Park: Art Show Event!

Art Show Map coming in July.

Artist List coming in July.

Locals and visitors, mark your calendars and please join us in celebrating Maine-made art and community on August 4, 2018 at Memorial Park in Old Orchard Beach!
>> Admission is free to this family-friendly event! <<
A wide variety of artwork will be available for sale in Fine Art • Mixed Media • Photography • Craft
“OOB Art in the Park” 2nd Annual Art Show will be held at Memorial Park at 4 Heath Street on  Saturday, August 4, 2018 from 10am to 3pm (exact time TBD in the spring). The event, which will showcase works by Maine artists and craftspeople, is sponsored by the Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Our 2nd Annual OOB Art in the Park Summer Art Show will feature Maine-made fine art, mixed media, photography, handmade goods, local food, and fine crafts. Artists can submit a portfolio of their work or provide a Website where their work can be viewed. The work will be juried by a committee of artists and members of the O.O.B. Chamber of Commerce. There is a $10 nonrefundable application fee.
***The application deadline for the 2018 OOB Art in the Park Art Show is July 10, 2018.***
Exhibition fees are as follows: a 10×10 foot space is $75. There are several premium placement spaces available for an additional $25. There are also 5×7 foot spaces available for nonprofit arts organizations for $60 and five spaces available at no charge for artists ages 12 to 24.
There is a $10 non-refundable application fee, applicable to all submissions. Artists are responsible for bringing their own table, tent, and booth setup, etc. 
Artist Online Application
 
 

Ocean Park Illumination Night
Aug 4 @ 2:30 pm – 6:00 pm

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 about” from street to street and onto the beach. View the lighted cottages, experience the sights and sounds, and chat with fellow strollers.
8:00 pm PorchFest! Be sure to stop by 13 Oceana Avenue during your walk and enjoy old favorites sung and played by Jerry Scheinfeldt, Music Director, and family from his porch.
9:00 pm The Dunlap Highland Band in the Square in front of Jakeman Hall. We welcome back this 20-member band of pipers and drummers who play to large and enthusiastic audiences every Illumination Night. Under the direction of Pipe Major George Pulkkinen and Drum Major Dan Bernardini, the band has both adult and youth members. The performance, in the Square in front of Jakeman Hall, will begin after the light viewing. (Concert held in The Temple in the event of rain.)

No Admission fee!

Aug
9
Thu
Weekly Downtown Fireworks
Aug 9 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday night weekly summer fireworks display (weather permitting) June 21 through late August are set-off by the Pier and Palace Playland on the beach at approximately 9:45 p.m. FMI: call 207-934-2001.

Aug
16
Thu
Weekly Downtown Fireworks
Aug 16 @ 5:45 pm – 6:00 pm

Thursday night weekly summer fireworks display (weather permitting) June 21 through late August are set-off by the Pier and Palace Playland on the beach at approximately 9:45 p.m. FMI: call 207-934-2001.

Aug
17
Fri
Old Orchard Beach Olympics
Aug 17 @ 4:00 am – Aug 19 @ 1:00 pm

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. Events and activities are located in the Town Square and Palace Playland.
 
HIGHLIGHTS:
FRIDAY: – opening ceremonies begin at 7pm with live entertainment at 7:30pm.
SATURDAY: Games AND silent auction start at 10am in the downtown OOB square!
SUNDAY: Live entertainment starts at 11am!
 
The mission of The Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Beach Olympics event is to provide the residents, visitors, and business community of Old Orchard Beach and the surrounding area with an opportunity to join together in a community-wide effort to raise money for the Special Olympics of Maine (SOME). SOME is an organization that is dedicated to providing persons with intellectual disabilities with an opportunity to realize their special capabilities in local, state national, and international sporting events.
 
EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE:
• Gold Medal Sponsor ($500)
• Silver Medal Sponsor ($300)
• Bronze Medal Sponsor ($100)
• Entertainment Sponsor (music, performances and more!) – $750
Donations are also being accepted for our NEW THEMED GIFT BASKETS to be auctioned off at our silent auction. 
Please call (207-934-2500) or email (info@oldorchardbeachmaine.com) the Chamber of Commerce for more information on sponsoring this event.
 

Aug
18
Sat
Annual Breakaway 5K Race
Aug 18 @ 3:40 am – 6:00 am

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!