Our little slice of paradise here on the coast of Southern Maine lies within easy reach of the great province of Quebec, and more than a few Quebeckers (Quebecois) have enjoyed the premium stateside hospitality we specialize in here at the Colonial Inn, the last of Ogunquit’s grand hotels.
Naturally, we welcome guests from north of the border all season long here at the Colonial Inn, but we thought we’d extend a special invitation to come visit on June 24: Saint Jean-Baptiste Day!
Saint Jean-Baptiste Day
Observed each year on June 24, Saint Jean-Baptiste Day celebrates the birth of Saint John the Baptist, and remains a nativity feast day in many European countries. The holiday came to Canada via French colonists, and ultimately evolved into a general celebration of French-Canadian spirit. These days, it’s a national holiday in Quebec and a special occasion for many French-Canadians far and wide.
Mark Saint Jean-Baptiste Day in Ogunquit at the Colonial Inn
If you’re a Quebecker or person of French-Canadian heritage—or, for that matter, anyone compelled to celebrate Saint Jean-Baptiste Day—we hope you’ll come spend the holiday weekend with us here at the Colonial Inn in Ogunquit, Maine.
Summertime’s beautiful here on the margin of the Gulf of Maine, and Ogunquit’s high season in full swing. You’ll have shops, art galleries, museums, and eateries aplenty to roam among, both in downtown Ogunquit and the famous fishing village of Perkins Cove. By June 24, the legendary Ogunquit Playhouse will be rolling along with its second production of the 2018 season, and it’s an all-out classic: Oklahoma! Maybe you’ll decide to spice up your Saint Jean-Baptiste Day escape to Ogunquit with a little Rodgers and Hammerstein…
Naturally, you’ll want to spend some quality time at the doorstep of the Atlantic, in which your elegant lodgings at the Colonial Inn set you up perfectly: The coastal pedestrian thoroughfare of the Marginal Way is a stone’s throw away, as are the sun-kissed sands of Ogunquit Beach.
Book Your Saint Jean-Baptiste Day 2018 Reservations at the Colonial Inn
A room in the Main Inn, the Guest House, the East Building, or the Garden Building of the Colonial Inn here on Ogunquit’s Shore Road makes a magnificent and well-appointed perch for a Saint Jean-Baptiste Day holiday here in the Beautiful Place by the Sea. Make your reservations for June 24 today, and we’ll look forward to welcoming you this summer at Ogunquit’s grand hotel!