The Kennebunkport Festival Schedule – June

A Great Fun Filled Event for Local Charity 2022 the Kennebunkport Festival is postponed.. so stay tune for the news about the return of this wonderful event, and its 16th Kennebunkport Festival kicking off the summer season in Kennebunkport with a week long festival of art, music, wine and fine dining surrounded by live music performances, and of course, the allure of Kennebunkport. It’s the perfect time to vacation in Kennebunkport! The 2020 -2022 the Kennebunkport Festivals for June were cancelled – due to Covid. Stay tuned for details on the 2023 Kennebunkport Festival… Its a celebration of all things […]

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Happy Hour in the Port

Several Kennebunkport and Kennebunk restaurants and pubs offer happy hours, some are more frequent in the off-season – October to May, while others continue year round. Truth is Kennebunkport folks love their happy hours, some say “Kpt is a drinking town with a fishing problem,” others call it “Kennedrinkport” If you agree there is nothing better than a beverage overlooking the Kennebunk River or the sea, read on… and be sure to call ahead to confirm dates, times and deals. Be sure to call ahead to Kennebunkport & Kennebunk area restaurants for reservations, and outdoor dining and take out! See […]

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Paint the Town Red with Romance in Kennebunkport

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. Covid can’t eclipse Cupid in KPT! Bring your sweet heart for seaside beach walks, horse-drawn carriage rides, art browsing, ice skating, cross country skiing at Harris Farm or Wells Laudholm, boutique sales, cozy fireplaces, four poster beds at local inns, ocean view hot tubs, and private seaside dining for two in an igloo or a ski gondola. COOL! Kennebunkport celebrates February in style with a […]

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40th Annual Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2021

40th Annual Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude – Dec 2-12, 2021. “Christmas Prelude is back for its 40th year. Prelude lovers, have no fear, its not a Bah Humbug year. Neither the Grinch, nor Covid, can steal away Kennebunkport’s cheer! There’s plenty to celebrate, see the complete Christmas Prelude Schedule of Events. Here are our favorite new & improved events for this extraordinary 2021 year. “The Holiday Trail of Lights” for Christmas is a friendly competition between homes and businesses to “out-decorate” each other, all to benefit our community not-for-profits, in a socially distant but festive way. Kennebunkport and Kennebunk businesses and […]

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Halloween in Kennebunkport!

  Halloween in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk is freakishly fun, for kids and for kids-that-never-grew-up. Just drive around town and see the crazy, scary, silly scarecrows  and pumpkins for a hint of how spirited the Kennebunks can be. You might even see some local “Sand Witches of The Kennebunks” wicked fun women dressed in witchy attire pub crawling about The Kennebunks. Don’t be afraid, these are Good Witches, who do Good Deeds locally all year round. Halloween they kick up they brooms and heels to celebrate! As for the best decorations, if you’ve never seen Kennebunk’s Summer Street decorated in the […]

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The best things to do in Fall in Kennebunkport

The best things to do in Fall in Kennebunkport

What’s the most beautiful time of year in Kennebunkport? Many would say summer…but fall is magical on the Maine coast and especially in the beautiful seaside town of K’port. In September and October you can still walk the beaches of Gooches, Mother’s Beach and Colony Beach in Kennebunkport…and it’s a much easier to find that parking spaces. Fall brings cool crisp evenings, while you still have warm sunny summer days. The temperatures in Maine in fall are splendid, 70-s by day and 50’s at night for perfect sleeping under a down duvet at a local Kennebunkport inn or cozy bnb. […]

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July 4th in Kennebunkport

July 4 2021 Fireworks were cancelled due to high tides and safety concerns September 5 2021 Labor Day Sunday Fireworks  were held at Kennebunk Beach… I can think of no better place to spend July 4th than Kennebunkport! Let’s see…you’ve got the sea, beautiful beaches, the requisite 4th barbecues … sure … but then there are lobster bakes, fireworks, boat rides, two past US Presidents…. what could be more patriotic?! US Flags, yes, we’ve got those too…take a look down the Kennebunk River and you should be awed by the plethora of big glorious flags waving tall and proud over […]

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Fun Activities in Kpt Outside

Go out to sea – there’s nothing more therapeutic than salty ocean air – get on board a cruise with Captain Bob of Rugosa Lobster Boat Tours. Just you and you party and your Captain if you arrange for a private charter. As you cruise out of the Kennebunk River, out to sea, you’ll see Walkers Point- home of the Presidential Bush family, to Cape Porpoise where you’ll see Goat Island Light house, and the most picturesque fishing village. Your Rugosa Captain will pull a lobster trap. Rugosa & Pineapple Ketch leave the docks at Nonantum Resort daily. Sail Away […]

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The Promise of Spring in Kennebunkport Maine

The Promise of Spring in Kennebunkport Maine

Here’s a little secret from the Maine seacoast, and the rather famous summer town of Kennebunkport: You can walk the beach all year round. In fact, its incredibly serene and beautiful in Spring. Mind you, locals complain about the weather, “Geezuz, what a wintah. Spring’s a slow statah, aint’it.” It’s what Mainers do for fun, part of their Maine slang is a slew of “wicked weathah” expressions, ayuh! But the reality is the ocean mediates the temperatures along the southern Maine Coast. Warm sunny days in April and may are brilliant as the sun sparkles off the deep blue sea. Its […]

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Village Art Walk ~ 2nd Friday in The Kennebunks

Village Art Walk ~  2nd Friday in The Kennebunks

Kennebunkport and Kennebunk celebrate their flourishing art scene with an Art Trail, and 2nd Friday Village Art Walk, with over 20 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! Kennebunkport has become a fantastic art vacation destination…we call it KennebunkArt! The Art Trail of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport occurs the second Friday of the month, starting following the Kennebunkport Festival in June, July, August, September, and December often during […]

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Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

While the Maine Coast is most popular in summer, the real seaside beauty of Kennebunkport extends to the fall, winter, and spring – the “off-season.” Those that fall (lol) for the charm of Kennebunkport’s coastal charm in quieter times, take advantage of the affordable rates at luxury hotels, inns and BnBs, and off season dining deals and happy hours, and more. Many Kennebunkport restaurants  remain open year round, no lines or waiting, walk in and enjoy with the locals. Here, a list of personal favorite restaurants in Kennebunkport.

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Kennebunkport Affordable Lodging

Kennebunkport has a classy, upscale reputation, a vacation destination for Presidents, celebs like Taylor Swift and Patrick Dempsey, famous chefs – Gordon Ramsey and Rachel Ray. But at its heart, K’port is a fishing village of humble happy lobstermen, aspiring artists and lovable locals. The same juxtaposition exists for overnight lodging in this charming seaside village – Kennebunkport has luxe high end hotels and spa resorts, and more modest Maine inns, bnbs and motels. And remember, strolling the beach is always free! What does it cost to stay in Kennebunkport? Well you can splurge on a suite with fireplace at one […]

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Kennebunkport Loves Lobster

For the Love of Lobster Visitors and Kennebunkport locals alike love their lobster. Whether to you it’s a delicacy, a summer treat, or a seafood staple, its best served with butter, and best eaten with a view out to sea – from whence it came. Kennebunkport’s lobstermen head out daily from the Kennebunk River and Cape Porpoise Harbor, to bring in fresh Maine lobster… its hard work, a proud heritage and a delicious tradition. So roll up your sleeves and dive in to a lobster in Kennebunkport… see our favorite places for lobster in Kennebunkport and check out our link […]

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Go Where the Locals Go

Don’t assume that the Maine coast turns to ghost towns after summer. Be a savvy traveler and come to Kennebunkport in the “off season” and you will love it for all new reasons!  Kennebunkport Maine’s “off-season” could be our best kept secret as it’s really Vacationland… or “staycation” without the crowd! Just fun locals and the best deals… Our Kennebunkport blog offers ideas on romantic places to stay, popular events, Kennebunkport best beaches and tours, but today, we’re going to talk about how to have fun like a local all year round

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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 happy hours, bars, pubs, and waterfront decks where you can drink in the view and a cocktail too. Here’s your guide to some of the […]

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Kennebunkport Paints the Town Red – February Events!

Kennebunkport Paints the Town Red – February Events!

Kennebunkport Maine is a lovely seaside town to visit in all seasons. But there is something magical about this coastal Mane village around Valentines. Kennebunkport gets all decked out for February, as locals Paint the Town Red … you should come with your special someone… February is for Lovers in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Maine! See why Kennebunkport is New England’s most romantic town. Kennebunk and Kennebunkport innkeepers, restaurateurs and shop owners “Paint The Town Red” in February with sparkling red and white lights, heart shaped everything, red plates specials, and romantic lodging deals with Champagne, chocolates, spa treatments and lavish […]

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KPT Positivity in Positively Crazy Times

KPT Positivity in Positively Crazy Times

It’s easy to focus on the fear and the news cycle fodder. You can bum out that about Kennebunks’ beach rules, and mask requests in businesses. You can protest, pout, or you can order #takeout! Or dine out – outside at Kennebunkport Restaurants, or inside with appropriate table spacing and masks until you are seated. I hope we all appreciate our beautiful beaches and favorite businesses even more these days. Let’s focus on the wonderful things occurring, non-profits and businesses rallying to offer new services to locals and yes – to visitors and seasonal residents! It’s easy to love Kennebunkport. It’s […]

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Kennebunkport’s Road Less Traveled

So many top spots in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, the “must be seen” from Dock Square to Walker’s Point, the beautiful beaches and out to sea. But this is a guide to the hidden gems, off the beaten path, the road less traveled in the Kport, the Bunks, Cape P and Arundel. Add these cool outings to your Kennebunkport Bucket List… for a fun diversion and excursion… Pull a Lobster Boat Trap Do not miss a ride aboard on The Rugosa with Captain Bob. This 1.5 hour tour will take you past Walkers Point, pull a few lobster traps and maybe […]

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