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painters painting en plein air along The Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine, photo: Katherine Hanson

Events & Music

Part of the merriment of Ogunquit's Christmas By The Sea!

From 5-7pm you can join the fun of Christmas in The Cove.

Meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Enjoy Festive Caroling with Singer/Songwriter Maddi Ryan

Sip Hot Cocoa and Nibble Cookies & S'Mores

Watch us Light the Tree in Rotary Park

Keep an Eye Out For The Grinch

Wear your favorite ugly holiday sweater or shine in your loveliest festive holiday attire. Santa Claus will arrive for photos with Santa and the Grinch will make a special appearance. Enjoy the Perkins Cove Christmas Tree Lighting in Rotary Park!

Kind support has been provided by Bread & Roses Bakery, Footbridge Lobster, M.C. Perkins Cove, and Perkins Cove Candies.

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for their support

What fun we had in 2023!

The annual Perkins Cove Halloween Celebration is a wickedly good time for children and adults alike. Each year costumed revelers descend on The Cove for trick or treating, costume contests, and family fun activities including a costume parade and contest, trick or treating throughout Perkins Cove, face painting and more on Saturday, October 21st, 2023. The spooky fun is part of the annual OgunquitFest celebration, held October 20th-22nd. Gather the family or some friends and kick off Halloween a little early in Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine.

Parking: There are 3 parking lots at the entrance to, and in, Perkins Cove. Find them here.



10am: Meet at Oarweed Restaurant parking lot (no parking here allowed, please) - 65 Perkins Cove Rd.


10:30am: A Costume ContestOarweed Restaurant parking lot.

This is where we start the Halloween Parade.

Then 'Trick or Treat' until 11:30am - throughout Perkins Cove


11:30-1pm: Face Painting, Rock Painting, Fun Tattoos               

- Across the Footbridge


Come celebrate with dance and music, during Ogunquit's Octoberfest. Join us at Rotary Park in Perkins Cove, Sunday, October 22nd from 12pm - 2pm and enjoy Octoberfest German Band!

Seasonally Perkins Cove comes alive with fund and diverse bands, solo acts and singer songwriters. Learn more:

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Painting: Pamela Lussier

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Plein air painters painting boats in Perkins Cove, Ogunquit
Such a great community event!! – Doreen Nicastro
Wonderful Ogunquit’s Perkins Cove Plein Air Painting Event with so many talented artists    – Linda Williams
Thank you so much for another wonderful event! The weather was fantastic and it was great to meet so many talented artists  - Lucinda Hamilton

Photo: Amy Kelly, TailSpinStudio

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