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 third annual Launch 2018 will be June 13-17! 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 […]

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Best Dressed at 2017 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. Kennebunkport is a pretty preppy place, so a predictable but […]

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Top 10 Reasons to love Kennebunkport Festival

No one is more excited about The Kennebunkport Festival than me. The Kport Fest encompasses everything I love: food, wine, music, friends old and new, fantastic seaside scenery, fashion and my favorite town of KPT. Top 10 Reasons I love #KportFest #1 Kennebunkport Festival is the kick off to summer – it’s the first big party series for this serious party town by the sea. It’s not just one event – it’s a weeklong event Monday June 5 through Saturday June 10 of eating, drinking, dancing, admiring art, and taking in the splendor of this oceanfront community. #2 Party Every […]

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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 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 a  jazzier […]

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Kennebunkport Bridge 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. The old swing 1933 bridge has been replaced, and Kennebunkport’s spirits keep flowing. The 2017 bridge, at $2.7 mill,  opened prior to Memorial Day with a celebration, President (41) Bush and First Lady Barbara cutthe ribbon. Yes the Locks of Love that looped the old iron bridge have been saved, have heart and stay tuned for a Locks of Love tribute to come! Check out these fun Happy Hour deals in Dock Square and Lower Village Kennebunk, both sides of […]

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

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

13th Annual Kennebunkport Festival  June 5-10, 2017 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 – now called the Maine Craft Music Festival, to cocktail parties each night at $45, to as much as $225 for exclusive Chef dinners at private mansions on the beach, Ocean Ave and at Vinegar Hill Music […]

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Happy Hour in the Port

For many of us in The Port, 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. Whether you’re a regular Happy Hour attendee or just looking for a local deal, this blog is for you. Here are all the restaurants in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk that offer Happy Hour Specials:

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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, Nonantum, Breakwater Inn and Spa and the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel are all on the river. Or Captain Lord Mansion is a super romantic B&B. If you are coming with […]

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