Kennebunkport has global attraction

Kennebunkport is the only place in the world so named… one of a kind and world-famous – attracting people from all over the globe. For three centuries, Kennebunkport has lured everyone from sea captains and sitting presidents to celebrities on swank yachts, and let’s not forget – humble local fishermen. Today Kennebunkport is a hoppin’ happenin’ town, culturally deep with dining for every palate, attractions and lodging from quaint B&B’s to grand historic hotels and chic spa resorts on the river. Kennebunkport at heart is a small Maine town, population under 4,000 with 10,000+ in neighboring Kennebunk, yet this compact seaside community is surprisingly worldly in its offerings. Here’s […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / July 20, 2016

Kennebunkport has global attraction

What is the Franciscan Monastery of Kennebunk?

If you’ve visited Kennebunkport, then you know the Kennebunk River serves as a centerpiece and focal point for this charming seaside destination. Yes, there are beautiful beaches in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, but its the Kennebunk River that runs through both towns delineating the vibrant communities and shoreline on each side that is an equally important landmark of this famous Maine place. Kennebunkport’s changing tide and scenery on the river out to the Breakwater is fascinating, with perhaps one of the prettiest spots on the River – The Franciscan Monastery. On the western side of the Kennebunk River, you see acres of undeveloped, uninterrupted shore […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / July 16, 2016

Vinegar Hill- Kennebunkport’s latest 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 One Dock, dinner ensembles at The Nonantum’s 95 Ocean, or music at the Colony’s Marine Room. For late night music in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk, bands at Pedro’s and of course Bentley’s biker bar in Arundel are best bets. The new kid in town for 2016, is Vinegar Hill Music Theatre  Maine’s music venue in the old Arundel Barn Playhouse. The name Vinegar Hill pays tribute to the history of this area in […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 20, 2016

Kennebunkport’s Launch – a Floating Success in 1st year!

The 1st annual Launch – a Maritime Festival is now but a ripple in the Kennebunk River. But what a wave of fun we were treated to during this weekend of boats, lobster bakes, fun runs of pirates and mermaids on the beach, Chef Competitions and much more. The nautical theme made for a great undercurrent of showcasing the Kennebunks’ rich heritage and so many happenings around our lively seaside communities. #LaunchFestME 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 […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 19, 2016

Kennebunkport Launch – Blessing of the Fleet

Kennebunkport is such a seafaring, fun loving, festival throwing kind of town. Everything in the Kennebunks centers around the water, the beaches, the maritime history and the love of Maine’s nautical heritage. Even in the heart of winter, Kennebunkport celebrates Christmas Prelude and February for Lovers. So where better in Maine than to have a lively marine celebration? Old salts in town will recall that for many years Kennebunkport had a Blessing of the Fleet in June to christen the boating season. Well, dust off your dock shoes, because here comes “LAUNCH” a Kennebunkport Maritime Festival in June. LAUNCH makes a […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 16, 2016

Kennebunkport Fest ~ Best Dressed

So another fabulous Kennebunkport Festival is now a Maine memory. This year’s was no less success. The food, music and wine flowed along the Kennebunk River from cocktail soirees, to chef dinners, dance parties and grand tastings, just as it has for over a decade. So many fun fab people turn out for this social event of the season, kicking up their heels and kicking off summer in Kennebunkport. Once again the cuisine and entertainment were fantastic from start – at Old Vines Wine Bar to finish – the Grand Finale at David’s KPT at the Boathouse. Kudos to the Maine Mag staff, Art Collector […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 13, 2016

A Kennebunkport Festival Dinner Party

   What’s it like hosting an Art of Dining event in your home? In a word: amazing. Sitting at a big beautiful table surrounded by interesting people, enjoying a meal prepared by a pro chef in your own kitchen is something everyone should experience in a lifetime. When first approached to “host a dinner” during the Kennebunkport Festival by the Maine Magazine folks, I was flattered. Tickets to these grand dinner parties are a premium, so therefore expectations must be high. But then, I thought, I don’t have to cook…so that’s pretty cool. So Greg and I set about setting a table, […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 8, 2016

Kennebunkport Festival 2016 – Who’s Who and What’s Where

12th Annual Kennebunkport Festival  June 6-11, 2016 Its festival time in KPT. The Kennebunkport Festival, now over a decade old, is forever young, fabulous and rich ~ loaded with events revolving around eating, drinking, admiring art and socializing in this 1653 charming seaside setting. The Festival is the pride and joy of Maine Magazine with event tickets priced from $15 for Brews and Tunes, to cocktail parties each night at $45, to as much as $200 for exclusive Chef dinners at private mansions on the beach, Ocean Ave and at the new Vinegar Hill Music Theatre. A portion of the Kennebunkport […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 5, 2016

What’s new in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk

As summer season arrives on the seacoast, Kennebunkport becomes a buzz of activity. This 2015 season ushers in some exciting new things in KennebunkPort’s Dock Square and Harbor Village, or Lower Village to some. There is a new kid on the block, on the dock actually. Have you seen the Spirit of Massachusetts docked in Kennebunk River harbor? This 125-foot schooner, Spirit of Massachusetts, arrived at her new homeport  this winter, pulled from Portland by the whale watch boat Nick’s Chance. Dwight Raymond and his family, of the Pilot House, First Chance Whale Watch and Lobster Cruises, and Performance Marine, are restoring […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / May 22, 2016