Notice: In observance of Juneteenth, all SBSI locations will be closed Wednesday, June 19th 2024. Normal business hours will resume Thursday, June 20th 2024.

Calendar of events

See what’s happening in our community.

Stay up to date on the latest events, connect with your neighbors and join us in creating a vibrant community through shared experiences.

June 20, 2024 - June 23, 2024

La Kermesse

La Kermesse Franco American Festival (Thursday, June 20, 2024, to Sunday, June 23, 2024), a Family-Friendly Fun Festival in Biddeford, Maine. This year is the 41st Anniversary of the festival!

Parade Friday, June 21, 2024 - 6:00 PM

Visit the La Kermesse Webiste for more information.

June 22, 2024

Saco Main Street Arts Festival

The 53rd Annual Arts Festival located in the heart of beautiful downtown Saco is on June 22nd. Main Street will be closed for the duration of the festival allowing artists and spectators a much more relaxed atmosphere.Thousands attend this annual event where more than 75 artists display a rich variety of artwork, sculpture and photography.

Proceeds from the festival are reinvested into the community. For more information about the event, please click here.

June 27, 2024

Scarborough Concerts in the Park (06/27 - 08/01)

Thursday nights at 6:30pm at the Scarborough Memorial Park!

June 27, 2024 – Something Stupid

July 3, 2024 – 195th Army Band * (This is a Wednesday Show)

July 11, 2024 – Don Campbell

July 18, 2024 – Motor Booty Affair

July 25, 2024 – Hello Newman

Aug 1, 2024 – Yellow Brick Road

You'll find more information about the concert series here: https://scarboroughcommunitychamber.com/concerts-in-the-park/

July 08, 2024 - August 12, 2024

Music in the Park - Main Street’s Music Mondays

What better epitomizes the essence of summer than an authentic Music in the Park gathering? Picture yourself lounging on a blanket, children frolicking on the playground, all the while immersed in the melodies of local musicians.

Through a variety of local artists, the six-night concert series promises diverse musical experiences for all ages. Scheduled weekly from early July through mid-August, this event has garnered significant popularity.

Bring along your lawn chairs and indulge in the delectable offerings from local food vendors. Join the vibrant community that defines Saco as a fantastic hometown. Reconnect with old acquaintances and forge new
friendships. In case of rain, fear not, as the show shifts indoors, thanks to First Parish Congregational Church.

For more information and a schedule, please click here!

July 27, 2024

Saco Car Show

Rev up your engines and step back in time at the Saco Car Show, celebrating its 15th thrilling year! In partnership with the Thornton Academy Alumni Association, this event is a nostalgic journey through automotive history held on the picturesque Thornton Academy campus.

Mark your calendars for the main event on July 27th, with a rain date set for July 28th.

In 2023, the show witnessed an impressive turnout, boasting over 160 exhibitors and welcoming more than 3,000 eager visitors. Enthusiasts of all ages gathered to admire a vast array of vintage automobiles and trucks, making it a safe, vibrant and family-friendly affair complete with music, delicious food, and exciting vehicle
category winners announced! The winner’s circle was established in 2023. As announced, the winning cars drive into the winner’s circle and showcase their winner’s plaque and prized car.

Join Saco Main Street as they revitalize memories and celebrate the timeless allure of classic cars! For more information, please click here

July 27, 2024

2024 Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Saco

Residents of Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, and Old Orchard Beach will have an opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste on this collection day.

Saturday, July 27th
8AM - 12PM
City of Saco | 15 Phillips Sring Rd, Saco, ME 04072

The following materials will be accepted:
Fluorescent bulbs
Mothballs
Photo chemicals
Pool chemicals
Degreasers
Drain cleaners
Furniture polish
Metal polish
Spot remover
Floor cleaner
Upholstery cleaner
Button batteries
Rechargeable batteries
Old chemistry sets
Rust inhibitors
Wood preservative
Wood strippers
Wood stain
Paint thinner
Solvents
Oil based paint
Sealants
Pesticides
Insecticides
Herbicides
Chlordane
Insect sprays
Rodent killers
No-pest strips
Antifreeze
Brake fluid
Engine degreaser
Gasoline
Kerosene

The following materials will not be accepted:
Pathological waste
Radioactive waste
Tires
Explosives
Smoke detectors
Propane cylinders
Computers/Electronics
Commercial waste
Unknown materials

To Ensure Safety, Please:
Tighten caps and lids.
Leave materials in original labeled containers.
Sort chemicals separately.
Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes (don't place in garbage bags) and drive directly to site of drop off.
Never smoke near chemicals.
Never mix chemicals.

IMPORTANT
Proof of residency (such as a driver's license or tax bill) is required.
No commercial waste or unknown materials.
Early drop off is not permitted. 

August 15, 2024 - August 17, 2024

Old Orchard Beach 41st Annual Beach Olympics

Three days of games and fun competition including opening ceremony, live music and online silent auction, all to benefit Special Olympics Maine. In Town Square and Palace Playland. Voluntary tolls will be collected Thursday through Saturday on East and West Grand Avenues.

August 24, 2024

Andy Gross: Are You Kidding Me? Tour

See comedian, magician and ventriloquist Andy Gross live at Biddeford City Theater. Millions have viewed his online viral videos making him one of the most recognizable comedy magicians working today. Now you can witness his mind-blowing antics live, on stage one night only! Recommended for ages 13+.

For more information, and tickets to the event, please click here!

September 13, 2024 - September 14, 2024

Old Orchard Beach Car Show

One of New England’s largest car shows! This weekend-long event highlights cars in many different categories and classes with a Friday Showcase and an Awards Presentation on Saturday.

A schedule of events will be released closer to the event, click here for the most up to date information.

$5 for Spectators for Saturday's Car Show (Children 12 and under are free) to pay at the door. No refunds.

September 14, 2024

2024 Household Hazardous Waste Collection - Biddeford

Residents of Saco, Biddeford, Scarborough, and Old Orchard Beach will have an opportunity to dispose of household hazardous waste on this collection day.

Saturday, September 14th
8AM - 12PM
City of Biddeford | 371 Hill St., Biddeford, ME 04005

The following materials will be accepted:
Fluorescent bulbs
Mothballs
Photo chemicals
Pool chemicals
Degreasers
Drain cleaners
Furniture polish
Metal polish
Spot remover
Floor cleaner
Upholstery cleaner
Button batteries
Rechargeable batteries
Old chemistry sets
Rust inhibitors
Wood preservative
Wood strippers
Wood stain
Paint thinner
Solvents
Oil based paint
Sealants
Pesticides
Insecticides
Herbicides
Chlordane
Insect sprays
Rodent killers
No-pest strips
Antifreeze
Brake fluid
Engine degreaser
Gasoline
Kerosene

The following materials will not be accepted:
Pathological waste
Radioactive waste
Tires
Explosives
Smoke detectors
Propane cylinders
Computers/Electronics
Commercial waste
Unknown materials

To Ensure Safety, Please:
Tighten caps and lids.
Leave materials in original labeled containers.
Sort chemicals separately.
Pack containers in sturdy upright boxes (don't place in garbage bags) and drive directly to site of drop off.
Never smoke near chemicals.
Never mix chemicals.

IMPORTANT
Proof of residency (such as a driver's license or tax bill) is required.
No commercial waste or unknown materials.
Early drop off is not permitted. 

September 14, 2024

Bark in the Park

Get ready to unleash the fun at the annual Bark in the Park event, from 12 - 3PM at Fairfield School, where furry friends take center stage for a day of tail-wagging excitement! Whether you have a four-legged companion of your own or simply adore dogs, this event promises a paw-some time for all. 

Doggy Parade: See pups strut their stuff in adorable costumes, showcasing their unique personalities.
★ Agility Course: Watch agile pups tackle jumps, tunnels, and weave poles with finesse, demonstrating speed and teamwork.
★ Best Dressed Contest: Enter your stylish pup to win the title of Most Stylish Pup with trendy outfits and creative ensembles.
★ Pet Vendor Fair: Explore pet products and services from gourmet treats to grooming and training services. ★ Pet Adoption Zone: Meet lovable dogs in need of a forever home and consider adoption.
Doggie Demonstrations: Learn obedience techniques and agility training from skilled trainers.
Food and Refreshments: Enjoy delicious food and refreshments to keep up with the excitement.

For more information, please click here.

September 28, 2024

Free Drive-thru Shredding Event - Scarborough Branch

Community members and businesses are encouraged to bring up to two boxes of documents (cancelled checks, old bills and invoices, medical records, etc.) for safe and confidential shredding. Shredding will be provided by Shredding on Site® Mobile Shredding. Staff will assist with disposing shredding materials.  

Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the Scarborough Food Pantry. 

Details are below:

          What: Free Drive-thru Shredding Event 

          When: Saturday, September 28th, 2024 from 8:00 a.m. to noon, or until the truck is full.

          Where: Saco & Biddeford Savings, 41 Gorham Road, Scarborough, ME 04074

          Who: Open to the public. All community members are invited to attend.

          Highlights: Free, safe, and confidential shredding for up to two boxes of documents (per household).

Items acceptable for shredding:
Bank Information and Cancelled Checks
Obsolete Invoices
Outdated Bills
Letters, Envelopes, Ledgers
Mortgage & Loan Information
Any Other Clean Paper
Medical Information

Items NOT acceptable for shredding include (but not limited to):
Accordion Folders
Cardboard & Cardboard Boxes
Dark Brown Colored Folders
Electronics
Magazines
Newsprints
Plastic
X-Rays

October 19, 2024

Pumpkin Harvest Festival

The annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival is scheduled for October 19th from 11AM - 3PM, set against the charming backdrop of our historic downtown. This year, Saco Main Street is thrilled to revive beloved traditions while introducing fresh excitement to the event. Prepare for a return of the enchanting pumpkin patch, brimming with creatively decorated pumpkins, alongside the spirited pie-eating contest right on Main Street. Participants from various city departments, civic groups, area businesses, and school principals will vie for glory in this cherished competition.

The proceeds generated from the festival are a direct investment back into our community, nurturing its growth and vitality. For more information, please click here.

December 06, 2024 - December 14, 2024

Holiday Festival & Parade of Lights

Join Saco Main Street for two festive events, December 6th & December 14th, that capture the spirit of the holiday season in Saco!

On December 6th, witness the magical lighting of our city tree as thousands of twinkling lights illuminate the hill near the Transportation Center.

Then, on December 14th, one of the most cherished annual traditions returns to Main Street! Enjoy a day filled with holiday cheer, including shopping, a live nativity scene, caroling, story time with Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the enchanting Festival of Trees at the Museum.

End the day with The Parade of Lights, featuring floats, city vehicles, civic groups, golf carts, and tractors adorned with festive lights as they march down Main Street. 

★ Tree Lighting: December 6th 5:30pm
★ Holiday Festival: December 14th 1pm
★ Parade of Lights: December 14th 6pm
    Severe Weather date December 21st

For more information, please click here.