Holidays, Festivals, and Special Events

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival Comes to Kennebunkport

This year the towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Arundel is kicking off summer 2016 with an incredible new festival! “LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival” will embody the culinary and seafaring history of the area with countless events from June 17 to 19, 2016. Kennebunkport’s connection to the sea has been a strong one, that has influenced local culture and cuisine (mmmm!). A classic lobster bake awaits visitors to the area, but it’s the Clam Jam and Cook-Off that have me really excited! On… Read More

Enjoy a Third Night Free at Our Romantic B&B

With February nearly upon us, Kennebunkport is decked out in its rosy finest, just in time for its “Paint The Town Red” celebration. All month long, visitors to town will enjoy “red tag specials” and romantic ambience throughout their stay, but guests at the Maine Stay Inn can enjoy their third night for free! With countless restaurants to enjoy, shops to explore, and activities to partake in, there’s plenty to fill your time during a getaway to our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast.… Read More

Happy New Year From Maine Stay Inn!

Across the world, on New Year’s Eve, countless people celebrated the close of 2015 and the start of 2016 and our Maine Stay Inn was no exception! As we do each year, we closed out the year with great food, fun games, and entertaining conversation at the inn, but this year was particularly festive. While unseasonably warm weather graced the Christmas season across New England, the first snowfall draped Kennebunkport in holiday splendor just before New Year’s (while leaving plenty of time for the roads… Read More

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at a Maine Bed and Breakfast!

Kennebunkport is known for its phenomenal holiday celebrations, and New Year’s Eve is no exception! We start the holiday season with a Thanksgiving feast, followed shortly by two weeks of Christmas Prelude, followed shortly thereafter by Christmas. But the festivities don’t stop there – our New Year’s Eve party is something we look forward to all year long! And now that Christmas is just around the corner, it’s time to start planning on how to ring in 2016. For all of us at the… Read More

Christmas Prelude is Underway in Kennebunkport!

Christmas Prelude has become an event to look forward to all year long, and not just for folks here in Kennebunkport Maine. Now in its 34th year, Christmas Prelude has racked up the accolades for one of the best Christmas Festivals in the whole nation, and we couldn’t agree more! Now spanning two jam-packed weekends and the week in-between, this event encompasses all things Christmas. Fortunately, Mother Nature has blessed New England with slightly warmer weather than usual, and while that means that… Read More

Thanksgiving Dining in Kennebunkport Maine

One of the most important parts of any Thanksgiving celebration is dinner and fortunately when spending the holiday in Kennebunkport Maine there are lots of excellent places to give thanks over a great meal. And while Thanksgiving dinner is a particularly special time, one of my favorite things about the holiday is getting to watch Kennebunkport prepare itself for Christmas Prelude and the holiday season. As you may know, Thanksgiving marks my very first introduction to this amazing community on the Maine Coast. Never having visited before, my parents chose this… Read More

Honoring Vets on Veterans Day in Kennebunkport Maine

While many people will enjoy a day off tomorrow and welcome the break in their work week, it can be very easy to forget the reason we are given an extra day to relax and explore beautiful places like Kennebunkport Maine. Unlike Memorial Day, which honors fallen veterans, most communities don’t celebrate with a parade or armed salute in a local cemetery, Veterans Day is a day to honor all of those who have served in the armed forces. And there is… Read More

2015 Christmas Prelude is Coming to Kennebunkport

Even though fall feels like it has just begun, Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude is not far away and it is time to start making plans to enjoy this incredible Christmas Festival. Now, I don’t normally agree with planning for Christmas before Halloween, but when it comes to Prelude, all rules are off! Prelude is just an event that is not to be missed. And since Christmas Prelude begins just one week after Thanksgiving, all of us have to get planning so that the holiday season… Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the Maine Coast

I may be a touch biased, but celebrating Thanksgiving in Kennebunkport Maine is one of my favorite times of year, and our turkey day visitors agree! And one of my favorite things about Thanksgiving on the Maine coast is watching the area transform into a winter wonderland just in time for the holiday season and our famous festival, Christmas Prelude. Suggle by the fire this Thanksgiving! As the fall foliage fades and the mercury drops along with the leaves, all of us at the Maine Stay… Read More

Christmas Prelude 2015 is Coming to Kennebunkport

Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude was voted one of the Best Christmas Festivals in the World a few years ago, and has remained on countless lists of incredible holiday festivals. And after a planning meeting this evening, I was reminded that even though autumn has just begun, the holiday season is sure to sneak up on all of us. Just a few years ago, over nine thousand people gathered in Dock Square, just steps from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, to watch the ceremonial lighting of the Christmas… Read More

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