Celebrating Cinco De Mayo in Kennebunkport

The fifth of May was certainly a fun and exciting day in Kennebunkport, but not too many people actually decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  Nevertheless, it was definitely a festive day in town!  Unfortunately, at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast, we got the date confused in menu planning, which meant that the carefully chosen huevos rancheros ended up on plates yesterday and not

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Even the rooster outside Pedro's celebrated Cinco de Mayo in Kennebunkport!

today.  Don’t worry, we explained to a group of wonderful guests that “quattro” de Mayo should be just as good!  Nevertheless, the morning started with the 14th Annual May Day celebration, held in downtown Kennebunk.  Complete with fun activities, great artisan displays, and a parade, it was loads of fun, but proved to be no match for beautiful sunny weather and our great beaches.  Yes, we even had to break out the beach chairs for a few guests.  They did pass on the towels, though – the water’s still just a bit too cold for that!  And while quite a few decided to drink in the outdoors, others went the cultural route, enjoying an exhibit by Maine Women in the Arts and a musical performance by Zemya!, hosted by River Tree Arts.

By dinner time, however, the reality that Cinco de Mayo was coming to a close seemed to sink in, and quite a few visitors left our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast for dinner at Pedro’s, our local Mexican restaurant.  And, boy, was it ever hopping!  Serving killer margaritas with house-made syrups and zesty tacos (along with other entrees), it’s always a favorite, but this Mexican holiday definitely inspired some more traffic.  Plus, their outdoor fire pit definitely calls on a chilly night.  But whether they enjoyed a relaxing Maycation or a margarita-fueled fiesta, everyone enjoyed a great Cinco de Mayo in Kennebunkport!

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