Ogunquit’s Capriccio Celebration


With the end of summer comes Capriccio- Ogunquit’s annual two-week celebration of the arts, beginning on Labor Day, Monday, September 6.

The events of Capriccio include all aspects of the arts-from film and visual arts, to music, poetry and theater.

Among the activities, during Capriccio will be Odaiko Japanese drummers, two productions at the Ogunquit Playhouse, poets reading their works, a children’s kite festival at Ogunquit Beach, a variety of visual arts activities, tours of the town’s historic sites and art galleries, and performances at local clubs. Many of the events are free and take place during the day making it a family-friendly festival. Capriccio begins on Monday, September 6, with the popular “Poets in Person”  at the Barn Gallery with poets reading from their works and continues through the next two weeks with diverse cultural and arts events, ending Saturday, 18  with the Ogunquit Heritage Museum’ s annual Antique Show and Sale at the Dunaway Center.

Theater lovers can see Spamalot at the Ogunquit Playhouse through September 11 and Chicago the Musical  which opens on September 15.  FMI call 207-646-5511.

Live music includes folk legend Tom Rush at Jonathon’s on September 12 abd local blues duo Lex and Joe at Perkins Cove on September 8.

The annual Kite Festival on Ogunquit Beach will be held on Saturday September 11, beginning at 10 AM. Kits with kites to design will be distributed free to children, and there will also be professional kite flyers on hand. Many of Ogunquit’s art galleries will have open houses and special exhibits, and Ogunquit’s museums will be open throughout the festival.

This festival has become a tradition in Qgunquit!


One Response to “Ogunquit’s Capriccio Celebration”

  1. Melatonin Side Effects : Says:

    i love to visit art galleries both home and abroad, art has been my life..”

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