Still finalizing your end of summer plans? A visit to Ogunquit, Maine is the perfect way to spend the long weekend. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure, there’s something for everyone to do and see this Labor Day Weekend in Ogunquit, Maine.
Annual Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale
On Saturday morning, businesses throughout Ogunquit go all out with the sale of the year. It’s the perfect time to stock up on gifts for the entire family and keepsakes of your trip to Maine. And believe us, there’s a huge selection to choose from: jewelry, arts and crafts, homemade treats and much more. Soak up the sunshine while you support local businesses and enjoy the always-festive atmosphere with the sale that stretches from downtown to Perkins Cove via Shore Road.
Set Sail in the Evening
Enjoy the last evening ride of the season this Labor Day Weekend with Silverlining Sailing Cruises. Prepare to “slide gracefully along beautiful Ogunquit Beach one moment and then watch as the coast transitions into the rugged rockbound beauty of the Marginal Way.” What better way to take in the gorgeous Maine sunset than on a peaceful sail with a glass of wine in hand?
Grab a Drink and Relax
Breweries across Maine celebrate the end of summer by rolling out their seasonal beers. Many also offer special tastings of their new batch releases at this time of year. Get ready to say goodbye to lighter beers and hello to studier ales befitting of the change in weather here in Maine.
Check out the Hidden Cove Brewing Co. located just a short drive from Ogunquit in Wells, Maine. Hidden Cove has become well-known for experimenting with different ingredients to come up with the most unique beers like the Jali, a barrel aged brew fermented with agave nectar, apricots and grilled jalapeno!
Go Hiking in Nature
We recommend an early start on Labor Day Sunday for a hike up Mount Agamenticus. “Mount A” boasts unparalleled thrills for hikers and bikers alike with moderate to difficult trails. But the best part of this national treasure is that it offers some of the most breathtaking views of southern Maine that you’ll ever see.
Enjoy Music in the Park
If you love live music, then take in the last Music in the Park concert of the season. Admission is free and this is a great way to wrap up your Labor Day Sunday after a late lunch at one of our top recommended places to eat.
Capriccio: A Celebration of the Arts
Planning to stay longer than Labor Day Weekend? Then you can’t miss Capriccio — a two-week fall celebration of the arts featuring everything from painting to performing arts to architecture to sculpture. There’s also the Festival of Kites at Ogunquit Beach usually held on the first Saturday of Capriccio — sheer fun for the entire family!
As you can see, there’s no shortage of things to do in the last few weeks of summer in Maine. If you’re thinking of penciling a getaway to Ogunquit this September, then be sure to check out Footbridge Beach Motel’s comfortable room options; located just minutes from Ogunquit Village.