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Memorial Day Events & Activities in Ogunquit

Celebrate Memorial Day and take advantage of a long weekend in one fell swoop by treating yourself to a getaway in Ogunquit, Maine at one of our hotels! There’s a whole lot going on in our area during the holiday, and needless to say a perch along the Southern Maine seacoast is a pretty sweet place to be for the unofficial kickoff to summertime.

Here are a few of the places and goings-on in and around Ogunquit you can enjoy this Memorial Day weekend with accommodations at the Gorges Grant Hotel, the Juniper Hill Inn, the Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone!

The Wells & Ogunquit Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day, of course, is dedicated to celebrating those men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who’ve fallen in the line of duty. Ogunquit and the village of Wells to the near north host a two-part Memorial Day parade, which is a wonderful way to pay your respects. The parade begins in Wells at 9 AM and starts its Ogunquit leg at 11 AM on Bourne Lane, with a Memorial Day ceremony afterward.

With accommodations, you’ll be within easy, walkable reach of the parade route here in town!

York’s Wild Kingdom: Opening Weekend

Memorial Day weekend also marks the kickoff to York’s Wild Kingdom’s 2018 season. The only combination zoo and amusement park in New England, this popular destination—which annually hosts better than 200,000 visitors—is just minutes away from Ogunquit, making it an excellent choice if you’re staying with us as a family. The zoo portion includes a bevy of beasts from all across the globe: ostriches to cassowaries, toucans to macaws, Bengal tigers to African lions, marmosets to lemurs. And the amusement park, meanwhile, offers better than 20 rides especially designed for littler kids: Bumper Boats, the Scrambler, the Safari Bounce, and the Jungle Funhouse, to name a few.

Another highlight of York’s Wild Kingdom? The Butterfly Kingdom, shimmering with many different varieties of colorful Neotropical butterflies.

The Start of Summer in Ogunquit, Maine

From the start of the famous Ogunquit Playhouse’s 2018 production schedule to happy visits to Ogunquit Beach and Perkins Cove, Memorial Day weekend launches the Beautiful Place by the Sea into its busiest and best-known season. Reserve your room at our Gorges Grant Hotel (also home to our irresistible breakfast establishment, Raspberri’s Restaurant, Juniper Hill Inn, Cottage at Acorn Lane, or the Milestone today so you’ve got the perfect place to stay for the holiday here in one of Southern Maine’s loveliest towns!