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Your Guide to the Best Local Events in York, Maine

Whether you’re planning a trip to York, Maine for a much-needed getaway or attending a local event and need somewhere to stay, Dockside Guest Quarters is the perfect choice. With comfortable rooms, fabulous food, and friendly staff, you’ll feel right at home. Keep scrolling for a round-up of the area’s most popular events worth booking early for.

Prescott Park Events

Takes place in May

Outdoor music, theater, and movie events happen all summer long at Prescott Park. Check back for details and to see which shows you might be able to catch on your summer stay in York.

University of New Hampshire Commencement

Takes place in May

If you’re the proud family member or friend of a soon-to-be graduate, book a room at our charming seaside Inn, just 30 minutes from the University of New Hampshire. Skip the inflated prices at local chain hotels in the area and instead, make graduation a true celebration with a vacation on the Coast of Maine!

fourth of july cannon shoot at dockside guest quarters

Fourth of July at Dockside Guest Quarters

July 4

You won’t even have to leave the property to celebrate Independence Day! Our family, friends, neighbors, and guests are all invited to enjoy our cannon shoot and ice cream social, a fifty-year tradition at the Inn.

York Beach Fireworks

July 4

After celebrating at the Inn, head to York Beach for an outdoor concert and fireworks show! Bring your own beach chair or borrow one of ours.

couple on the beach with sparklers

Fireworks at York Harbor

Takes place after July 4th

Catch another fireworks show later in the week at Harbor Beach! And if you don’t want to enjoy the show from the harbor, just enjoy it from the Inn – we have a great view!

York Days

Takes place in early late July, early August

This summer festival includes a craft fair, road race, softball tournament, and more. It all culminates with the lighting of the Nubble and a Christmas in July celebration!

bracelets at art show

Art in the Park

Takes place in September

Stroll around this outdoor craft fair and marvel at the work of some of our most creative local artists. Find a special treasure or two to take home or purchase the perfect unique gift for a loved one.

University of New Hampshire Homecoming Weekend

Takes place in early October

Coming to town for the big game and homecoming festivities? Make us your home base! Our seaside Inn is the perfect place for your family to relax and connect when you’re not cheering on the Wildcats!

York Harvestfest

Takes place in October

An autumn tradition in York, Harvestfest is the best way to celebrate the start of New England’s most colorful season. Try delicious food from local vendors and enjoy live music, face painting, pumpkin carving, horse-drawn wagon rides, and more.

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The Early Bird Gets the Room!

Each of these nearby events are popular, so hurry and reserve your preferred dates in your favorite room while they’re still available. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to York, Maine soon!

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2024 Season Starts Friday, May 3rd

View of a sunset over water in the fall

Dockside Guest Quarters & Restaurant is officially opening for the 2024 season on Friday, May 3rd. We can’t wait to welcome everyone back this year!

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