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

Events & Music

Halloween costume parade in Perkins Cove 03907 during OgunquitFest
Cildren trick or treating during OgunquitFest in Perkins Cove 03907
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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 22nd, 2022. The spooky fun is part of the annual OgunquitFest celebration, held October 21st-23rd. 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’s parking lot (no parking here allowed, please) - 65 Perkins Cove Rd


10:30am: Halloween Parade followed by Costume Contest - Perkins Cove Rotary Park


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


12-1:30pm: Face Painting, Rock Painting, Fun Tattoos                 - Across the Footbridge


The Cove will be alive with joy and holiday cheer for the annual Ogunquit Christmas by the Sea which begins Friday December 9th with special holiday events in Perkins Cove.​

From 5-7pm you can join the merriment at Perkins Cove Rotary Park for caroling, s'mores, and cocoa. Wear your favorite ugly holiday sweater or shine in your loveliest festive holiday attire (prizes will be awarded!) Santa Claus will arrive at 5:45 for photos with Santa and the Grinch will make a special appearance. The Perkins Cove Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at 6 pm.  

These events are put on by Ogunquit Rotary and Ogunquit Parks and Recreation.

Holiday Food Drive

December 2-11, 2022: we will be collecting food for the St Mary’s food pantry. The drop off location is Perkins Cove Candies in Perkins Cove.

holiday ornaments
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All summer, from early July until early September, Perkins Cove is alive with the sounds of music on Wednesday and Friday evenings from 6-8pm.

Bring your lawn chair (if you wish), a picnic, and gather your family and friends to enjoy evenings of live music in Ogunquit. All summer long, enjoy concerts featuring a great line-up of local bands performing at Rotary Park in Perkins Cove.


Summer 2022 featured some terrific musical talent and families and friends’ groups flocked to Perkins Cove to enjoy evenings with live music floating across the salty sea air. The summer 2023 music line up will be announced in the spring and promises to be stellar.

Summer music in Perkins Cove and is presented by the Ogunquit Parks & Recreation Committee.  Free Admission

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Jim Dozet Band performing

Top: Lisa Mills band
Bottom: Jim Dozet band

artist plein air painting overlooking Perkins Cove
Plein air painting festival, Perkins Cove, Ogunquit, Maine

Photo: Amy Kelly, Tailspin Studio

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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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