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

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

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 during Kennebunkport Festival? 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 […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 8, 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

Kennebunkport’s Progressive Dinner Tour

Kennebunkport has so many great restaurants – its hard to hit them all – unless you get on board the Progressive Dinner party circuit. Several Sundays each year, you get to enjoying delicious stops at Kennebunk and Kennebunkport’s top restaurants, with a DD for your scenic trip during your 3-hour tour, starting and ending at 95 Ocean at The Nonantum Resort. Our Progressive Dinner evening started at The Nonantum Resort where we met our new foodie friends over a glass of Champagne before boarding our private bus. First stop was Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School where Chef Jill welcomed us to […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / May 20, 2016

Paint the Town Red with Romance in Kennebunkport

Here’s a romantic little secret… Kennebunkport and Kennebunk  is for lovers in winter. This seaside resort town is perfect for couples in search of a romantic retreat when Kennebunkport “Paints the Town Red” as part of its February is for Lovers. Bring your sweet heart for seaside beach walks, horse-drawn carriage rides, an Ice Bar cocktails party, cocktail classes, boutiques sales, cozy fireplaces, four poster beds at local inns, ocean view hot tubs, and seaside dining for two. The town of Kennebunkport celebrates February in style with a “Paint the Town Red” party atmosphere – with romantic lodging packages, cocktails and chocolate tasting, red lights décor throughout Dock Square and cozy […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / January 25, 2016

NYE in KPT! New Year’s Eve happenings…

What are you doing New Year Eve? It’s time to say goodbye to this year in Kennebunkport, which included too many perfect beach days to count, a fine Kennebunkport Festival, a gorgeous foliage season, and now snow just after a warm wonderful most-popular Christmas Prelude. So how do you celebrate the end of a great year, and the start of a promising new calendar? Here are some fun festive events going on around town for NYE! Ports of Italy – Kennebunks’ classic Cucina Italiana will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a 4 course menu, featuring carpaccio, saltimbocca and tiramisu to name a few […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / December 30, 2015

Ding Ding Ding goes the Trolley Dinner Bell in Kennebunkport

Progressive Wining & Dining in Kennebunkport  Here’s a fun twist on the Kennebunkport dining scene. An evening of wining and dining – a progressive dinner party on wheels, enjoying delicious stops at Kennebunk and Kennebunkport’s top restaurants. You have a D.D. and your companions are folks from here and away during a 4-hour culinary tour. Our Progressive Dinner evening started at The Nonantum Resort where we met our new foodie friends over a glass of Champagne before boarding our private trolley. First stop was Jillyanna’s Woodfired Cooking School where Chef Jill met us at her woodsy home, with lush gardens and a stone patio surrounding her signature […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / October 25, 2015