Annual Patriots Day Weekend Celebration

Location:36 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907 (Map)

Annual Patriots Day: April 17-19, 2015

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25th Annual PATRIOTS DAY WEEKEND CELEBRATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (all events subject to change)


HISTORICAL BUILDING HUNT (throughout Ogunquit) Patriots Day is about celebrating our history. What better way to celebrate than to find some of Ogunquit's most historic buildings and landmarks? Draw at least six of the following buildings in the spaces provided, and be entered to win a prize.

Ogunquit Memorial Library, Ogunquit Heritage Museum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit Playhouse, Marginal Way Lighthouse, Perkins Cove Bridge, Footbridge (at Footbridge Beach), pedestrian bridge (at end of Wharf Lane)

FLAG TREASURE HUNT (throughout Ogunquit) Flags are everywhere! Take some time to notice them and draw them on the appropriate page in your weekend booklet. Which is your favorite? What does each flag mean? Draw at least four of the flags you see, and be entered to win a prize.


7:00pm: MAINE OUTDOOR FILM FEST (Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main Street) Tickets are $10.  "OUTDOOR" refers to the theme of this film festival, not to your seats while watching it!  See this series of short films about the outdoors at the historical 1923 Leavitt Theatre.

Click here for information on individual films showing.

FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm: LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library) Used book sale, with proceeds to fund the Ogunquit Memorial Library.

7:15pm-7:30pm: HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT: WASHINGTON CROSSING THE DELAWARE (watch from Sea Chambers or the Main Beach Parking Lot) You've seen the painting - now see us bring it to life!

7:30pm-7:40pm: FIFE & DRUM PARADE (starting at Sea Chambers and ending at Ogunquit Baptist Church) Now that we are in the spirit, march to authentic revolutionary music with us to the fife and drum concert at the Ogunquit Baptist Church!

7:45pm: 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.


OGUNQUIT STOCKS, AND MORE PHOTO OPS (Main Beach Parking Lot)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, as Uncle Sam, and more!

LANTERN TREASURE HUNT (under the tents at the beach) Find all of the paper lanterns at the craft fair. Unscramble the letters to solve the phrase, turn in your solution at the Ogunquit Chamber table under the tent, and be entered to win a prize. As a bonus, answer the question on the entry card correctly, and we will double your prize! 

SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2015         

8:00am - 11:00am: PANCAKE BREAKFAST (upstairs at the Fire Station) $6 for adults and $4 for children gets you blueberry or buttermilk pancakes with two sausages, hash browns, OJ and coffee. Come support your Fire Company.

9:00am – 4:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tents on the Main Beach parking lot) Over 50 vendors will sell their wares under the tent!  Click here for a list of participating vendors.

 9:00am-5:00pm:OGUNQUIT MEMORIAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE (Ogunquit Memorial Library)

9:00am-2:00pm: ABC SALE (Ogunquit Museum of American Art) ABC stands for art, books, and collectibles from the museum, the museum shop, and from donated gifts.

9:30am  - 10:30am: COLONIAL CHILDREN’S GAMES AND CRAFTS (Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road)Play games from the colonial era, and make your own to take home and play later! Make your own Bilbo Catcher, Button Whirligig, or Toothpick Top, then learn how they work. Learn about the crafts of the colonial times, then make your own doll of yarn. Learn about the fashions of colonial times - make paper dolls and appropriate outfits for you to dress them in!

10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 per person.

10:00am - 12:00pm: TRADITIONAL CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS: QUILTING (Knight's Quilt Shop, 1901 US Route One, Cape Neddick) Quilting is an important part of our heritage. Learn more about it at Knight's Quilt Shop during this demonstration.

10:30-11:30am:  TRADITIONALCRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS: CARDING AND SPINNING WOOL (Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Learn how the colonial womenmade yarn from wool. Marcia MacDonald will bring wool from her alpacas andexplain to us the steps needed to turn that wool into clothing. (Marcia will beselling her finished goods under the craft tent at the beach.)

11:00am: 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 ofthe Town in the following categories: theme, appearance, and taste. The grand prize winner will receive $50 in Gift of Ogunquit gift certificates, and the recipe will be featured in the next edition of our Ogunquit cookbook. 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.

11:00am – 2:00pm: “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 under the tent at the beach! NEW LAST YEAR: You can choose to eat only at the Taste of the Town at the Dunaway Center, or buy an expanded"Touring Taste of the Town" ticket. Tickets for the traditional event at the Dunaway Center are $10.  Tickets for "Touring Taste of the Town" are $15, and include admission to the event at the Dunaway Center as well as tasting portions at establishments during their business hours.

1:30-3:00pm: BOOK SIGNING (Animal Instinct, 232 Main Street) Matt Tavares will be signing his new baseball book: Growing Up Pedro along with his other classics: There Goes Ted Williams and Becoming Babe Ruth.

2:00-5:00pm: WINE & SWEET TASTING (Village Food Market,230 Main Street)

2:00-5:00pm: WINE TASTING (Perkins & Perkins Wine &Cheese Shop, 478 Main Street)

3:00pm: BOOK MAKING (Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road) Nowadays, it seems like everyone has a Kindle. But real books were all the fashion in colonial days. Learn how to make a book using a fold and cut method and a sewing method. Then use our art supplies to start decorating the book.Use it to record your Patriots Day Weekend adventure! Make a cloth baby book,if you would like. You will leave with one or two books made from paper or fabric. Appropriate for ages 9 and up.

4:00-6:00pm: SAM ADAMS PARTY (Amore Breakfast, Shore Road) Beer Sampling with a costumed Sam Adams. Beer and appetizers available for sale. Entertainment TBA. Ages 21+, please.

SUNDAY, APRIL 19, 2015

10:00am – 3:00pm: BEACH BAZAAR (at the Kennebunk Savings Bank tent at the Main Beach parking lot) See Saturday description.

10:00am – 3:00pm: HAY RIDES (Main Beach Parking Lot. Weather permitting.) $5 per person.

11am: RE-ENACTENT OF AN ICONIC PATRIOTIC SCENE (Marginal Way,in front of Beachmere Inn) We take a moment to remember and give thanks to all of those who have fought for our freedom. Weather permitting.

12:00pm: 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. Animal Welfare Society will be there to feature some of their adoptable dogs.

1:30pm: CUB SCOUT DUCK RACE (Ogunquit River) Buy your tickets for the Duck Race under the tent prior to the race. You need not be present to win.

Last updated on 2015-11-10 12:43:22