The Kennebunkport Festival has brought much excitement to Kennebunkport Maine during the past five days, as food, wine, and fine art have filled this quaint New England community. Held the week following Memorial Day, the
Kennebunkport Festival is a wonderful way to kick off summer, and enjoy some of the things that make the area particularly unique as a vacation destination.
Some of the most popular events include the Art of Dining dinners held at some of the stunning private residences that dot the area, the chic After Parties, the Grand Tasting, and Brews and Tunes. The Art of Dining dinners are hosted by incredible chefs, creating custom meals inspired by renowned area artists. There’s plenty of opportunity to peep at these gorgeous homes, as well as admire the phenomenal artwork present for the evening (but I must admit that the oogling peaks my interest most!).
No matter where you choose to dine, you can take advantage of the rockin’ parties each night at some of the chicest spots in town. Some of the hotspots this year were Bandaloop Restaurant and Stripers. With signature cocktails, light apps and great music, the After Party is a great way to spend the evening in Kennebunkport Maine.
On a gorgeous early summer afternoon, guests and residents alike visited the Colony Hotel, situated about a mile outside of downtown, to view an incredible display of artwork. While there, many chose not to miss out on the Grand Tasting, with samples from over 60 restaurants and wineries. Held on their poolside patio, it was the ideal venue for this event. Casual mingling and noshing was the perfect way to spend an afternoon. Back in Dock Square, hundreds headed to the marina for three hours of live music. While burgers and beers were available (hence the name “Brews and Tunes”), many just enjoyed the perfect spring afternoon.
At our Kennebunkport Maine Bed and Breakfast, we’re already looking forward to next year’s Kennebunkport Festival, which is sure to be better than ever.