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St. Jean Baptiste Day, Vacation, Ogunquit, Maine, The Colonial Inn

St. Jean Baptiste Day in Ogunquit, ME

Here at the Colonial Inn, we’re honored to have so many guests from Quebec stay with us on a regular basis. Nestled as we are on the shores of Southern Maine, we’re an easy—and beautiful—drive from the international border, offering our Quebecois neighbors a convenient vacation retreat.

Whether you’re one of those Quebec guests of ours or anyone with a passion for that wonderful French-Canadian culture, we’re happy to announce we still have lodging availability here at the Colonial Inn for one of the province’s most significant holidays: St. Jean Baptiste Day!

St. Jean Baptiste Day: Quebec’s National Holiday

As always, the celebration falls on June 24, the feast day honoring St. John the Baptist’s Nativity. St. Jean Baptiste Day, brought to Canada’s shores during the French colonial era, is also called the National Holiday in Quebec, and these days it’s heartily observed on both sides of the border. It’s certainly expanded its resonance beyond the religious, functioning also as an official celebration of Quebec, its people, and its culture.

We invite our Quebec friends to make the short and sweet journey southward to Ogunquit and enjoy as leisurely or as energetic a St. Jean Baptiste Day as they wish amid some ravishing coastal New England ambiance! And hey: The invitation extends to all you Quebeckers at heart, too…

The Colonial Inn: Your Holiday Headquarters in Ogunquit

As a richly refurbished historic hotel right on Ogunquit’s main drag, the Colonial Inn serves as a primo St. Jean Baptiste Day getaway. We put you in striking distance of all of the leading attractions in and around town, not least the timeless magic of our Atlantic beaches.

You’ll swoon over the refined New England elegance of our 127-year-old hotel, whether experiencing it in your room in the Main Inn, Guest House, East Building, or Garden Building, or toasting a day of relaxation or sightseeing with a cocktail or glass of wine at our service bar.

Reserve a Room or Two at the Colonial Inn for St. Jean Baptiste Day

Summer’s the busiest season on Ogunquit, mind you, so if you’d like to experience some St. Jean Baptiste Day fun with us here at the Colonial Inn we urge you to make your reservations for the June 24 weekend today. We’re looking forward to hosting you—and to paying tribute to French-Canadian spirit right alongside you!