We were thrilled to see Ogunquit win the title of Best Small Coastal Town in USA Today’s 10 Best contest. But, did you know that Ogunquit also has food, art, and culture to rival the biggest cities? If you choose to spend Memorial day in Ogunquit, your celebration will be full of action, and lacking the crowds. Sounds too good to be true? You don’t know just how good summer in Ogunquit can get.
During the swinging summer season, Ogunquit comes to life with live music all over town, revelers enjoying the streets downtown, and fresh fish sizzling in many a restaurant’s kitchen. The following highlights are four ways to get the best of Ogunquit’s faster side:
Relax in the piano bar at The Front Porch
With three in-house pianists and plenty more special guest performers, the piano bar at The Front Porch is a throwback to a more elegant time. Their white clothed tables, the soft sound of piano music, and a drink and an appetizer or two will help you celebrate your Memorial day in Ogunquit just right.
See the music of The Beatles celebrated onstage at Ogunquit Playhouse.
This season, Ogunquit Playhouse wants to transport you to the magical sixties via the music and charisma of the world’s biggest rock band: The Beatles. The musical Let it Be traces their rise to fame, and the performers do the timeless tunes justice.
Sip a special rum punch to compliment your lobster roll from Barnacle Billy’s
Don’t go to Billy’s to try and spot an ex President (both Mr. Bush and Mr. Clinton have been seen here before), go for the lobster and the crowd-favorite rum punch. This fluorescent orange concoction comes in a season-befitting plastic cup and is crowned with a hunky slice of pineapple.
Get soak time in both the river and the ocean
Beach plus river is better. Ogunquit Beach and the Ogunquit Tidal River are two parts to the same coastal ecosystem. At the mouth where they meet, cool tidal patterns make for even more water activities. Plus, all of them only require your body––no cheap floaties necessary.
With those on your itinerary, Memorial Day in Ogunquit is low-key but not sleepy, and lively but not exhausting.