Kennebunkport Accolades

“Sea” what others are saying about kennebunkport… here’s soem news you can use and names you can trust in planning your  Kport getaway today! Kennebunkport listed as one of “The 12 Best Weekend Getaways” – U.S. News & World Report “Vacation Like A President” in Kennebunkport- USA Today “Mooseport” is fictional – the movie was filmed in  Ontario – but it’s obvious the storyline and setting  mirror Kennebunkport, Maine, the small seafront village in which retired President George H.W. Bush spends the summers in his oceanfront home.” – Forbes “LOVE KPT…Kennebunkport is THE best seaside town in Maine, in every season, […]

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Happy Hour in the Port

For many of us in Kennebunkport, the most happy hours in Kennebunkport are 4-7pm.  Between dinner specials and cocktail discounts, who doesn’t like Happy Hour? The Kennebunks may be home to the only 5 diamond dining in the state, but if you’re looking for a deal on drinks and appetizers, and a fun local pub… this town has spirits. Some say Kpt is a drinking town with a fishing problem, Kennedrinkport is another local “lol”. Whether you’re a regular Happy Hour attendee or just looking for a local dining deal, this blog is for you. Here are all the restaurants […]

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Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude’s Best Events!

Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport, now in year 37, is such a magical time of year in Maine. Prelude is also busy, encompassing 11 days of events – spanning the first two weekends of December. As the seaside towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise transform to a winter postcard of Christmas spirit, its impossible to partake in all the holiday happenings! See the complete Christmas Prelude schedule and Christmas Prelude Photos from years past. Here are our favorite Christmas Prelude Events: Christmas Reception at White Columns – Thursday Nov 29 7pm Sip Champagne cocktails at the beautiful 1853 Kennebunkport Historical Society mansion, formerly […]

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Late Fall in Kennebunkport

While Columbus weekend is typically peak fall in Maine, this year the leaves took their sweet time turning to spectacular color. So it’s not too late to celebrate foliage my friends. Looks like local lodging rates will fall before the leaves do this season. Need another trip to Maine’s beautiful seacoast town. How about a few fairs and festivals, and happy hours and haunted happenings? Read on and come to Kennebunkport – its fall y’all! Happy Hours and Kennebunkport go together like fall foliage and sweater weather. Stroll the tree lined streets from Kennebunk’s Lower Village, stop at Old Vines […]

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Halloween in Kennebunkport & KenneBoo!

  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… a booh’sie tradition among the “desperate housewives of KPT”. Don’t worry these are Good Witches, who do Good Deeds locally. As for the best decorations, if you’ve never seen Kennebunk’s Summer Street decorated in the dark on old Hallow Eve, […]

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The best things to do in Fall in Kennebunkport

As for fun things to do in the fall in Kennebunkport, boat rides are fantastic. Get aboard a charter lobster boat or sailboat to see the coastline and the gorgeous leaves changing colors in contract to the brilliant blue Atlantic Ocean…there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world. Just bring a jacket for that fall boat cruise, we recommend the Pineapple Ketch sailboat charter and the Rugosa Lobster Boat tour that both leave from the Nonantum Resort on Ocean Ave. If you’d like to have your own private cocktail cruise or a boat ride out to Goat Island Light […]

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Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

While the Maine Coast is most poluar 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 great dining deals, 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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Paddles Up – Kennebunkport’s Paddle Battle

Put your paddles together for all the kayakers, canoers and SUP-ers. The 6th annual Nonantum Paddle Battle in Kennebunkport is on August 5 2018 – truly a  Sunday fun day on the Kennebunk River. Hundreds of kayaks, canoes, surfboards and SUPs grace the waterfront at The Nonantum Resort for a fun race up and down the Kennebunk River, 3-6pm. This family fun event, The Paddle Battle, now in its 6th 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 “Paddle […]

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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 Burleigh – 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 […]

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The Kennebunkport Festival Schedule – June 3-9, 2019

A Great Fun Filled Event for Local Charity 2019  marks year 15 of the Kennebunkport Festival to kick off the summer season 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 15th annual Kennebunkport Festival is June 3-9, 2019. Its a celebration of all things uniquely Kennebunkport with its vibrant art, design and culinary scene. The Kennebunkport Festival is a fun, festive, charitable event. Charitable contributions vary from 100% of all ticket sales to 100% of […]

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Family Vacation Stays in The Port

When considering a family vacation destination in Maine, one of the easiest to get to and greatest towns in Maine is Kennebunkport. If you are bringing the kids for a vacation, Kennebunkport and Kennebunk is a perfect Maine destination for family vacations – truly something for everyone.

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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 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. And yes, President George H W Bush (#41 as we call […]

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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 a 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! Village Art Walk of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport occurs the second Friday of the month, starting during the Kennebunkport Festival June 8, 2018,  July 13, August 10, September 7, and December 7 during Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude. The Village Art […]

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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 4th annual Launch 2019 is June 12-16! 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 timed […]

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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 Festival – Who’s Who and What’s Where

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

The 15th Annual Kennebunkport Festival  is June 3-9, 2019…. Its totally re-invented thanks to a group of local business owners and community members. Its fantastic to see the Kport Fest as a local celebration again! The Kennebunkport Festival for over a decade has been a seaside celebration  loaded with events revolving around eating, drinking, admiring art and socializing in this 1653 charming seaside setting. The Festival events range from cocktail parties to exclusive Chef dinners at private mansions on the beach and Ocean Ave, to parties at Old Vines Wine Bar, Stripers at The Breakwater, The Colony, The Kennebunkport Inn, Vinegar Hill […]

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Kennebunkport Happy Hours & Drink Deals!

Crossing the Mat Lanigan Bridge that links Kennebunk’s Lower Village to Kennebunkport’s Dock Square you are met with a myriad of Happy Hour deals, great waterfront restaurants for cocktails, and fun. Check out these fun Happy Hour deals and Dining Deals in Dock Square and Lower Village Kennebunk, both sides of the bridge… in Kennebunkport & Kennebunk! Sunday Funday Alisson’s – great Sunday dinner specials Ports of Italy – Sunday Brunch – an Italian Feast Stripers Waterside Restaurant at the Breakwater – Sunday Brunch and Bloody Mary Bar Pearl & Spat Oyster Bar  Happy Hour 5-6, Oysters, $5 Beer & Wine specials Hurricane – Bloody Mary Bar and […]

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Kennebunkport Fest ~ Best Dressed

So another fabulous Kennebunkport Festival is upon us. Over a decade as fundraising success, and attracting folks from away to share in the beauty of the Kennebunks. The art, food, music and wine flow along the Kennebunk River from cocktail soirees, to chef dinners, dance parties and grand tastings. So many fun fab people turn out for this social event of the season, kicking up their heels and kicking off summer in Kennebunkport. The cuisine, art and entertainment of the community are the focus from start – a big mid week party at Old Vines Wine Bar to finish – to the […]

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