What to do in a Kennebunkport weekend?

Kennebunkport is my home….I’m proud to say – the place of Presidents and cool people – an address so unique it’s the only place in the world so named. Friends from away ask me, “what I should do in a Kennebunkport weekend?” Here is my perfect weekend in Kennebunkport! First stay on the water. You didn’t come all this way to be inland. Stay at Seaside Inn, right on Kennebunk Beach, or Breakwater Inn and Spa and the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel both have great locations on the river. Or Captain Lord Mansion is a super romantic B&B. If you are coming […]

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White Columns Bush Family Exhibit

Kennebunkport’s Bush Family Legacy White Columns Exhibit   Walkers’ Point is one of the most popular sites in Kennebunkport, the summer home to the Bush family. As you drive out Ocean Avenue past St Anne’s church where the Bush family goes to church, by Blowing Cave and Spouting Rock, you are led to the spectacular peninsula where President George H W Bush, and his wife Barbara, spent every summer with their family from mid May to mid October each year. The people of Kennebunkport love the Bush family, affectionately referencing the two Bush presidents as 41, and 43 – President […]

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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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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 the most serene and beautiful spots on the River – The Franciscan Monastery. On the western side of the Kennebunk River, you see acres of undeveloped, uninterrupted […]

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Best Dressed at 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. 2018 marked a new Kennebunkport Festival, as locals managed this fun […]

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Walking Tours of Kennebunk

The Kennebunks are small seaside towns, Kennebunkport, Kennebunk and Cape Porpoise. with a population of about 14,000. Even witthe the summer popularity as a resort town, you won’t be stuck in traffic for hours, you can feel safe walking at night, you can see the stars at dusk, and you can take a breath of fresh air. Yet despite being rather small towns, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport can have a fun festive vibrant atmosphere, therer’s always something happpening….

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Second Friday Art Walk in Kennebunk

Everyone in Maine has heard about the First Friday Art Walk in Portland. Galleries throughout downtown Portland and the Old Port open their doors, serve light snacks and encourage art lovers to browse their galleries in the early evening. Well, Kennebunk wants Art Lovers and amateurs alike to visit downtown Kennebunk and Kennebunkport on the 2nd Friday during prime summer to see the ever growing number of galleries in this beautiful Maine town, just a few miles from the more famous Kennebunkport. See more about the Village Art Walk on the 2nd Friday on the month in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk’s […]

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Fall festivals in the Kennebunks

If you don’t already love The Kennebunks, you will shore-ly fall for our seaside community in fall! See our Fall photos out and about Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Lower Village and Cape Porpoise. First, there’s the perfect temperatures and beautiful foliage. The beach walks are brilliant, and the sales in the Dock Square shops, art galleries and boutiques of Dock Square and downtown Kennebunk are also worth falling for. Kennebunk Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8am – 1pm. This fresh outdoor farmers market goes on all summer, spring and fall but its best during harvest time when local farmers have a […]

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Kennebunkport Fashion at The Festival

The Kennebunkport Festival is an annual Maine event of fine food, wine, art and music is among the best parties in Maine, certainly Kennebunkport – with Christmas Prelude perhaps being a close rival. As I reflect on the week-long festivities, I keep recalling the fashions. The outfits, the outpouring of bright colors and beautiful people – and not just on the ladies, the men brought their best dress to the fest. All week Kennebunkport’s festival goers dressed in vibrant ensembles – couples were color-coordinated, dinner guests matched their menu themes, everyone had their attire A-Game on. I have never seen […]

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Kennebunkport Festival – Art of Dining

There is an art to dining. Food is our substance but it is also social – a time to gather, share and savor the tastes from our gardens, farms and oceans. The Kennebunkport Festival is all about the celebration of fine food and wine, enjoyed in beautiful settings, complimented by art, music and conversation. In its 15th year, June 4-9, 2019, the Kennebunkport Festival brings together top chefs, proud homeowners, foodies, locals, and talented artists – to enjoy the bounty of creative cuisine in good company. Our Wednesday night’s Fest was the perfect summer evening in Maine… magical…starting with a […]

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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 asked to “host a dinner” during the Kennebunkport Festival, I was flattered. Tickets to these grand dinner parties set high expectations. But then, I thought, I don’t have to cook…so that’s pretty cool. So Greg and I set about setting a table, a big square to accommodate all sixteen guests in […]

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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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Kennebunkport is on Everyone’s Top Places List

Kennebunkport is feeling the love, from local people to past presidents to the press – everyone is putting K’port in their top 10. This quaint Maine town has had its brush with fame before – back in the 1920’s and 30’s Kennebunkport was “the place to summer” at one of the grand hotels – The Colony, The Breakwater or The Nonantum. US Presidents love to spend their summers here too- Walkers Point on Ocean Avenue was the summer White House while George H W Bush was in office. He and Barbara continue to summer on the seaside peninsula entertaining their […]

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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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The holidays in Kennebunkport Maine

I truly believe the best part of the holidays are in the anticipation. Decorating, shopping, attending Christmas festival and reminiscing on family gatherings of the past. One of the best gifts you can give yourself around the holidays is a Maine getaway, before Thanksgiving and Christmas slip away. I can think of no more festive place than Kennebunkport Maine just before the holidays. This delightful seaside town really decks the halls and does a magical pre-Christmas celebration, called Christmas Prelude each year. Visiting Kennebunkport in November and early December, you get to partake in the excitment of pre-holiday preparations, and […]

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Winter Recreation in Kennebunkport

Winter vacation in Maine, you may think of skiing and snowboarding at Sunday River or Sugarloaf, ice skating in Portland at Deering Oaks, or snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the vast wilderness of Maine. Kennebunkport is a witner wonderland from December to March, with nearby cross coutnry skiing, ice skating in Kennebunk, snowshoeing, beach walks by the glimmering blue sea, and best of all – great lodging rates during Kennebunkport’s “off-season” at cozy BnBs and spa hotels.

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Welcome to the Port News Blog!

We are excited to report the premiere of our Port News blog. Kennebunkport is a world renowned town in Maine celebrated for its prime seaside location with beautiful stretches of beach, wildlife reservations, and marinas, near rocky coastline dotted with historic lighthouses. Annual vacationers of Kennebunk might find a secluded rental home to enjoy or a luxury resort with a swimming pool, hot tub and dining. There is much to “sea” and do in Kennebunkport! Allow us to provide an example of an ideal Kennebunkport, Maine vacation itinerary:

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