Fireworks on the Fourth in Kennebunkport Maine

Check out the fireworks from the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Maine jetties!
Check out the fireworks from the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Maine jetties!

It’s hard to believe that July Fourth is upon us, but that means that we will get to enjoy fireworks commemorating Independence Day in Kennebunkport Maine!  There aren’t too many small towns in New England (or anywhere in the country, for that matter) that are lucky enough to enjoy fireworks displays as large or involved as ours, and boy, are we ever lucky!  And considering our seaside location and undulating coastline, there are lots of great spots to enjoy the show.  While I think the best way enjoy the Fourth festivities are found on foot, any of the viewing spots are also accessible by car – as long as you’re willing to wait a little while to get your buggy back to the Maine Stay Inn.  Since the fireworks are shot off from Narragansett Point between Gooch’s and Middle beaches, the Kennebunk beaches are a great place to watch the Kennebunkport Maine fireworks.  Plus, you’ll get the full experience because you’ll even smell the gunpowder (one of my favorite aspects to a July Fourth fireworks display)!  But if you’d rather stay a little farther away, you can pick a spot on the jetty overlooking Gooch’s Beach.  Any of the peaceful outcroppings of rock along Ocean Avenue are also great locations to watch the fireworks, but my absolute favorite spot is the jetty popping out from Colony beach.  Just about a half mile from our Kennebunkport Maine bed and breakfast, it gives you a chance for a leisurely after dinner stroll before the show.  Best of all, you can stop at the ice cream window of Mabel’s Lobster Claw for a delicious treat on your way!  But one of my favorite things about watching the fireworks in town is that you’ll also see the York and Ogunquit firework shows in the distance – it’s like getting three shows in one.  Wishing everyone in Kennebunkport Maine and across the country a happy fourth of July!

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