We often like to say that a trip to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, is never complete without a stop by Ricki’s Place. And we do mean that! But we must confess: there’s another part of that sentence we need to mention here.
A trip to Old Orchard Beach, Maine, is really never complete without a stop by Ricki’s Place, and attending the Back to the Beach Corvette Weekend!
Going on 15 years now, the Back to the Beach Corvette Weekend is a must-see tradition in Old Orchard Beach. Corvettes line up along the main drag for everyone to see—newer models, classic ones, and antiques from way before you were born. Then owners vie for the coolest Corvette out there, with the winners taking home the prized “Winner’s Circle” trophies. All weekend long, the great local bars and restaurants in town open their doors to host lunch and dinner specials, and welcome any visitor in. The town truly comes alive for this event!
This event is every Corvette and car lover’s dream and each year brings more and more to see. This year, the event is happening on Saturday, June 8th and the Corvette display goes from 10am to 1:30pm on Old Orchard Street. The parade leaves from the street soon after and it goes right past the corner Ricki’s Place is on, East Grand Avenue and Walnut Street. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy!
Visitors are also encouraged to bring non-perishable food to be donated to the local food pantry and homeless veterans’ home. This festival is about the community and everything Old Orchard Beach has to offer. “The Display is not only about the Corvettes,” organizers say. “It’s about beautiful cars and caring people.”