Paddles Up – Kennebunkport’s Paddle Battle

Put your paddles together for all the kayakers, canoers and SUP-ers. The 5th annual Nonantum Paddle Battle in Kennebunkport on August 6 was held under glorious sunshine – truly a  Sunday fun day on the Kennebunk River. Hundreds of kayaks, canoes, surfboards and SUPs graced the waterfront at The Nonantum Resort for a fun race up and down the Kennebunk River. This family fun event, The Paddle Battle, now in its 5th year, is hosted at The Nonantum Resort. Its expanded and grown by leaps and paddles since the first Nonantum Quest for the Cup canoe race back in 2008.  While the […]


Admin Kennebunkport / August 6, 2017

Village Art Walk ~ 2nd Friday in The Kennebunks

Kennebunkport and Kennebunk celebrate their flourishing art scene with a 2nd Friday Village Art Walk, with over 30 cool studios, galleries and artists in the Kennebunks – and you can visit them all in a fun social circuit on the Art Trail of the Kennebunks. Its like Portland Maine’s 1st Friday Art Walk, only better – ’cause its in Kennebunkport! Village Art Walk of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport occurs the second Friday of the month, starting during the Kennebunkport Festival June 9, 2017,   July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13 and December 8 during Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude. The Village Art Walk is a free self-guided walking tour. Walk from art studios […]


Admin Kennebunkport / June 15, 2017

Kennebunkport’s Launch – a Floating Success!

Launch – a Maritime Festival is among the best fests in Maine, a celebration along the Kennebunk River. Its a wave of fun – five days of fishing, a boat parade, lobster bakes, fun runs of pirates and mermaids on the beach, Chef Competitions and much more. The nautical theme is the undercurrent to showcasing the Kennebunks’ rich maritime heritage in this lively seaside community. #LaunchFestME – the third annual Launch 2018 will be June 13-17! 10 Things I love about Launch: 1. Launch is a grassroots, multi-town festival for locals by locals, stretching from KPort to Cape Porpoise, Arundel and downtown Kennebunk. 2. Its affordable and inclusive – perfectly […]


Admin Kennebunkport / June 13, 2017

Best Dressed at 2017 Kennebunkport Fest

  The Kennebunkport Festival is all about fabulous food, wine and art, which pours out in generous portions in early June. This seaside setting is and always has been… a party town. This Maine foodie fest is the culmination of all things #KPT (K-kennebunkport P-party T- town) and a perfect kick off to summer. But aside from the magical Maine setting and culinary extravaganza, there is an undeniable undercurrent of fashion that flows through the week at each elegant seaside Chef’s  dinner, cocktail soiree and dance party on the River. Kennebunkport is a pretty preppy place, so a predictable but […]


Admin Kennebunkport / June 11, 2017

Top 10 Reasons to love Kennebunkport Festival

No one is more excited about The Kennebunkport Festival than me. The Kport Fest encompasses everything I love: food, wine, music, friends old and new, fantastic seaside scenery, fashion and my favorite town of KPT. Top 10 Reasons I love #KportFest #1 Kennebunkport Festival is the kick off to summer – it’s the first big party series for this serious party town by the sea. It’s not just one event – it’s a weeklong event Monday June 5 through Saturday June 10 of eating, drinking, dancing, admiring art, and taking in the splendor of this oceanfront community. #2 Party Every […]


Admin Kennebunkport / June 2, 2017

Memorial Day Parades in Kennebunk Kennebunkport

What could be more American than a Memorial Day parade in a small Maine town with firetrucks, boys scouts, twirlers, high school bands, and parade fans dressed in red white and blue? See Memorial Day Kennebunkport Photos How about having a former President and First lady in attendance. Here in Kennebunkport Maine, that’s how we like to roll, along with our lobster rolls.  Picture local school kids and US military marching through Dock Square, a memorial wreath is tossed off the bridge into the Kennebunk River, and we remember those who served our beautiful nation, from this beautiful seaside setting. […]


Admin Kennebunkport / May 24, 2017

Vinegar Hill- Kennebunkport’s best music venue

Kennebunkport is so fun in summer time, with festivals, happy hours, live music and entertainment on every corner. On any easy breezy night, you will hear a band playing at the Pilot House, sharing a mic at Kport Inn’s Local Dish, ensembles at The Nonantum’s 95 Ocean, or music at Old Vines Wine Bar and the Colony’s Marine Room. One of the best venues for live acts is Vinegar Hill Music Theatre  – a classic Maine music venue in the old Arundel Barn Playhouse. The name Vinegar Hill pays tribute to the history of this area in Arundel and the Smith Sister’s Farm. This revamped barn is a  jazzier […]


Admin Kennebunkport / May 5, 2017

Kennebunkport Bridge Happy Hours & Drink Deals!

You may have heard that the Mat Lanigan Bridge that links Kennebunk’s Lower Village to Kennebunkport’s Dock Square has been replaced. The old swing 1933 bridge has been replaced. Yes the Locks of Love that looped the old iron bridge are no longer there (stay tuned for an artistic tribute to the old locks)… and have heart! The new bridge is in place, at $2.7 mill, and opened before the Memorial Day deadline! A big bridge celebration took place on May 19, 2017 – President (41) Bush and First Lady Barbara cut the ribbon. Check out these fun Happy Hour deals in Dock Square and Lower Village Kennebunk […]


Admin Kennebunkport / April 3, 2017

10 Best places for a cocktail – Kennebunkport and Kennebunk

Kennebunkport has a cocktail consumption reputation, labeled “a drinking village with a fishing problem,” where the well-healed are well-fueled, Kennedrunkport, Kenneboozeport, lol, I could go on. Suffice it to say the locals and folks from away like their cocktails out & about Dock Square, and liquorin’ up in Lower Village across the bridge. K’port may be Maine’s most socially lubed seaside village. What a distinctive drinking title?! Truly Kennebunkport and Kennebunk have so many lively bars, pubs, and waterfront decks where you can drink in the view and a cocktail too. Here’s your guide to some of the best spots […]


Admin Kennebunkport / April 1, 2017