Spending July 4th at a Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast

The Fourth of July is a big deal, and our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast is no exception.  From the moment you wake up, you are sure to recognize just how excited our staff is for the holiday, as they’ll be decked out in red, white, and blue from head to toe.  And tomorrow’s festive breakfast follows suit!  Before heading off to watch the parade, they’ll enjoy cherry-almond tartlets filled with bing cherry compote, a creamy mascarpone filling, and topped with fresh blueberries and toasted almonds.  Now, we wouldn’t dream of serving just a sweet delight, so you can rest assured that you’ll be well fueled for your July 4th celebrations, but spilling the

July 4th fireworks in Kennebunkport
Don’t miss the fireworks from the Colony beach jetty!

beans on the menu just wouldn’t be any fun!

But after a enjoying the parade, the whole day awaits before our famous firework show around sunset.  With incredible weather forecasted, the options are endless, so hit the beach, indulge in some retail therapy, or just relax around the Maine Stay Inn!  In the evening, though, you should be sure not to miss the fireworks.  Once it’s fully dark in Kennebunkport, the guns go off, and that usually translates to around 9.  But the advantage to sending the off from Gooch’s Beach is that you’ll be able to watch the fireworks displays in Ogunquit and York as well – it’s like a three-fer!  One question visitors often ask is where the best spot is for viewing the show, and there are three positively excellent spots.  The first requires some foresight, and that means making dinner reservations at Stripers restaurant.  A window table in their dining room is a great spot to catch the view, but those coveted 8 or 8:30 slots are hard to come by, especially the day before.  That said, planning in advance for the show is well worth it!  Just a bit further from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast sits Colony beach, where a jetty juts out into the ocean, providing an excellent  viewing platform.   And best of all, it’s walking distance from the Maine Stay.  If you’d rather drive, be prepared for some traffic when you park along side the Kennebunk Beachs, but it’s a great option for the mobility impaired or families.  No matter what, though, July 4th is a big deal at our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast and we can’t wait to share that with you!

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