Holidays, Festivals, and Special Events

Christmas Prelude 2016 Is Coming to Kennebunkport!

It feels like the Halloween candy has hardly been put away, but Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and that means that Christmas Prelude in Kennebunkport is not far behind! This Christmas festival has been rated the second best Christmas festival in the nation, and is always included on worldwide lists of the best places to celebrate Christmas. In fact, I just read today that Kennebunkport’s Christmas Prelude made another “top 10” list for Christmas celebrations, and we couldn’t agree more! Christmas Prelude was… Read More

Celebrating Thanksgiving on the Maine Coast

The holiday season is a spectacular time to visit the Maine Coast and get in the spirit of the season! But it also marks a special time for the Maine Stay Inn – we were introduced to Kennebunkport Maine for the very first time during a Thanksgiving getaway almost 14 years ago. We enjoyed strolling through the beautifully decorated streets of the historic district, dining in some of the area’s incredible restaurants (and many more have joined the dining scene since then),… Read More

Spooky Celebrations Coming to Kennebunkport Maine This Halloween!

Now that the leaves are changing and the days are getting shorter, it is really feeling like fall, and that means that Halloween is just around the corner! Each year, visitors flock to New England to enjoy fall foliage season, and this year, that definitely will encompass the very end of October. And while Salem, Massachusetts might be thought of as the place to embrace all things spooky during Halloween, there are lots of great ways to get your spook on right… Read More

3 Best Spots for Viewing July 4th Fireworks in Kennebunkport Maine

It’s hard to believe that Independence Day is just around the corner. (Although the gorgeous summer weather says it really is!). And that means it’s time to start thinking about those Fourth of July festivities. And no 4th would be complete without fireworks, and Kennebunkport, Maine is known for having some of the best displays in the entire state! Not many small towns are lucky enough to host truly outstanding fireworks, but Kennebunk and Kennebunkport team up to produce a spectacular show. And everyone in… Read More

Treat Dad to a Father’s Day Getaway on the Maine Coast

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, Father’s Day Weekend is just around the corner! And while I have dedicated more than a few blog entries to the perfect Mother’s Day getaway to treat mom to a special escape, I haven’t really written much about the deserving dads out there. At least in my house, the things that Dad wants on his special day aren’t too different from Mom – a weekend without the “honey-do” list, a great beer, some excellent… Read More

The Historic Inns Of Kennebunkport Garden Party Returns This Weekend!

The 2016 Kennebunkport Festival starts tomorrow, and that means that Historic Kennebunkport inns are gearing up for their annual Garden Party next weekend. Despite some showers forecasted during the week, next weekend’s forecast looks awesome! That means Mother Nature is on board  so guests at any of the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport can enjoy tours of the unique properties, and their delicious refreshments! Each of the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport have very different personalities, and that is something that all the visitors of the Garden Party enjoy… Read More

5 Best Memorial Day Weekend Activities

Memorial Day Weekend is just around the corner and that means that summer has almost arrived in Kennebunkport, Maine! Spring is really in full swing, with the gardens starting to bloom, and with all of our new outdoor furniture, the outdoor spaces at the Maine Stay are really ready for lots of lounging this weekend! But in addition to relaxing and drinking in the beautiful weather, there are tons of great activities to add to the to-do list to enjoy this weekend, so… Read More

Mother’s Day Weekend at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

People all around the country are gearing up to celebrate Mother’s Day tomorrow, and our Maine bed and breakfast is no exception! This Mother’s Day Weekend, we are happy to have lots of great moms in our midst – both as visitors and as part of the Maine Stay team. And while our staff moms are getting some quality time with their families when they’re not on site, there are more than a few lucky ladies who are being treated to the… Read More

Happy Cinco De Mayo from Kennebunkport!

Today was a little rainy and chilly, and unlike the warm weather characteristic of Mexico, but Cinco de Mayo was certainly heating things up in Kennebunkport! Fortunately, Kennebunkport Maine is home to an amazing Mexican restaurant that is perfect for any celebration on May 5 – or any time you’re hankering for a killer margarita or some spicy fish tacos. We like to start off Cinco de Mayo with a traditional breakfast like breakfast burritos or huevos rancheros, but this year dietary restrictions… Read More

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

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