Unfortunately due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, all Patriot's Day related event in Ogunquit have been CANCELLED!!!
Schedule of Events (all events subject to change)
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND:
OGUNQUIT STOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (throughout town) Photo opportunities for the whole family! Don't worry, the stocks don't lock, but they will be available all weekend for photo opportunities. Another fun photo opportunity available with a life-size cut-out stand-up where you can take a photo of yourself dressed in old-time bathing suits, playing a fife and drum and more!
SCAVENGER HUNT (throughout Ogunquit) Visit some of the businesses around town to find the antiques and other items relating to colonial days in stores throughout town. Can you find them, just based on their descriptions?
Participating locations soon to be announced
FRIDAY, APRIL 17,2020
7pm: HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: RE-ENACTMENT OF THE BOSTON TEA PARTY (Perkins Cove) Watch our colonists from the dock as they throw chests of tea off the Bunny Clark.
8pm: FIFE AND DRUM CONCERT (upstairs at the Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Learn about our colonial heritage of song as the Patriot Fife and Drum Duo play traditional songs and teach us about the instruments themselves and the signals revolutionary fifers and drummers gave to the soldiers in the heat of battle.
SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020
9:00am-4:30pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tents on the Main Beach parking lot) Over 50 vendors will sell their wares under the tent!
10:00-11:00am: CHILDREN'S CRAFTS (Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Patriotic themed crafts. Appropriate for ages 4-10.
10:00-3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Veteran's Park, Beach Street) Hay rides on Beach Street. $5 per person. Weather permitting.
11:00am-12:30pm: TASTE OF THE TOWN (Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) A variety of area restaurants will serve up their special dishes for you to try out! Buy tickets at the door or ahead of time online. Bring a donation for our local food pantry or animal shelter. Admission: $10
12:00 noon: AMERICAN PIE CONTEST (downstairs at the Dunaway Center, 23 School Street) Submit one home-made pie in an "American" flavor to our "celebrity judges". Pies will be judged during Taste of the Town in the following categories: appearance and taste. The grand prize winner will receive $50 in Gift of Ogunquit gift certificates, and the recipe will be featured in our 2020 Ogunquit Menu Guide. Of course, the best prize is the bragging rights for having made the best pie in Ogunquit! Winners will be announced after Taste of the Town.
1:00pm: JUNIOR FIFE & DRUM CORP PRESENTATION (Ogunquit Heritage Museum). The Piscataqua Rangers Jr Fife and Drum Corps was organized in 2014 as a ministry to children between the age of 10 and 18. It is free to join. Currently the only junior fife and drum corps in both states, their mission is to preserve the art and music of ancient fife and drum, to teach our cultural heritage to young people, to make the art relative to today's audience, and to raise the public's patriotic spirit.
SUNDAY, APRIL 14, 2020
9:00am-3:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tent at the Main Beach parking lot) See Saturday description.
11am: RE-ENACTMENT OF THE FLAG RAISING AT IWO JIMA (Marginal Way, in front of Beachmere Inn) While the flag raising at Iwo Jima did not take place during the Revolutionary War, we take a moment to remember and give thanks to all of those who have fought for our freedom throughout our history. Weather permitting. Veterans are welcome to join us for free coffee and snacks at the Beachmere Inn immediately after the re-enactment.
12:30pm: PATRIOTIC POOCH PAGEANT AND FASHION SHOW (Liquid Dreams parking lot, 696 Main Street. Weather permitting.) Dress your dog in costume, or just come to watch the show! Two costume categories: Patriotic (red, white, and blue) and Favorite American (any Abe Lincoln wannabe's out there?) Prizes will be awarded for most patriotic costume and best costume impersonation.
*All activities are subject to change.