July 4th in Kennebunkport

Note: Fireworks for 2021 have been cancelled due to high tides and safety concerns. I can’t think of no better place to spend July 4th than Kennebunkport! Let’s see…you’ve got the sea, beautiuful beaches, the requisite 4th barbecues … sure … but then there are lobster bakes, fireworks, boat rides, a past US President…. 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 our seaside community – dare you to count them…or just admire […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / June 1, 2021

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 Kennebunkports Captains Collection offers serveral super romantic B&Bs. Take over an entire […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / May 24, 2021

Kennebunkport’s Launch – Floating Success!

Launch – a Maritime Festival is a fun boating fest 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 – originally launched in 2016 is typically mid-June Launch 2021 is afloat, after being cancelled 2020 for Covid!  Launch 2021 is June 16-20… 10 Things I love about Launch:1. Launch is a grassroots, multi-town festival for […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / May 1, 2021

Fun Activities in Kpt Outside

Go out to sea – there’s nothing more therapeutic than salty ocean air – charter a private boat cruise with Captain Bob of Rugosa Lobster Boat Tours, or with Captain Bruce aboard the fishing vessel Libreti Rose. 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, or help you […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / May 1, 2021

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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Admin Kennebunkport / April 20, 2021

The Promise of Spring in Kennebunkport Maine

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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Admin Kennebunkport / April 1, 2021

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 following the Kennebunkport Festival in June,  July, August , September, and December often during Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude. The Art […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / March 12, 2021

Village Art Walk ~  2nd Friday in The Kennebunks

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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Admin Kennebunkport / February 20, 2021

Restaurant Favorites in Kennebunkport

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 top floor river view suite […]

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Admin Kennebunkport / February 20, 2021