Holidays, Festivals, and Special Events

Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend on the Maine Coast

Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of summer all around the nation (although not the official start on the calendar!), and Kennebunkport Maine is no exception! And with the warm weather we’ve been experiencing recently, it certainly feels like summer is upon us! No matter what’s on your agenda for your trip to the Maine Coast, there are plenty of activities for all visitors. Dig into some lobster! Nunan’s Lobster Hut is open Thursday- Sunday nights right now (starting at 5pm, and don’t… Read More

The 2017 Kennebunkport Festival – Coming Soon!

Each June a festival of fine food, fine wine, and fine art comes to Kennebunkport Maine, and the Kennebunkport Festival (June 5-10, 2017) is quickly approaching! So mark your calendars, because June 5-10 is packed with events to suit every palate – literally! Indulge in the finest dining prepared by hand-picked chefs from the best restaurants in Maine or just sip some local beers while listening to a selection of live music from Maine bands. First time visitors to the Kennebunkport Festival might enjoy… Read More

A Cinco De Mayo Celebration on the Maine Coast

The fifth of May might have been a little drizzly and cool, but inside area restaurants, things were heating up for celebrating Cinco de May0! While Kennebunkport Maine might only be home to one phenomenal Mexican restaurant, eateries all over town were inspired by our southern neighbor for specials and inventive drinks on Friday night. Although my personal favorite way to start off Cinco de Mayo is with a festive breakfast like huevos rancheros, but it turns out that not everyone is as much of… Read More

Pampering Mom on Mother’s Day at a Maine Bed and Breakfast

Year after year, mothers all around the country wake up on Mother’s Day to pancakes lovingly prepared by their little tykes, but what these special ladies really want is some pampering, and there is no better place than at the Maine Stay! So make this year’s Mother’s Day one to remember with special surprises for the women in your life at our Maine bed and breakfast. She’ll feel the love from the moment she arrives. We’ll have a local cheese and fruit platter… Read More

Running Routes in Kennebunkport for Marathon Monday

Throughout New England, the third Monday in April marks a very important day – Marathon Monday! In Massachusetts, this day is a state holiday (not for the Marathon, but to commemorate the battles of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War as “Patriots’ Day”), and this holiday pops up on many calendars throughout the nation. But here in New England, folks find themselves glued to the screen watching the course of the Boston Marathon. And while we in Kennebunkport will also be… Read More

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival Returns to Kennebunkport

“LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival” returns to the Maine Coast villages of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Arundel to celebrate the culinary and seafaring history of the area with countless events from June 15 to 18, 2017. This kick-off to summer brings incredible events to the area and celebrates this stunning seashore! Kennebunkport’s connection to the sea has been a strong one, that has influenced local culture and cuisine (mmmm!). Last year’s visitors loved the classic lobster bake, and the Clam Jam and Cook-Off brought lots… Read More

Enjoy Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day on the Maine Coast

I might still have trouble remembering to write “2017”, but St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and there’s not better place on the Maine Coast to enjoy a little Irish luck than in Kennebunkport! And celebrating St. Paddy’s Day in New England doesn’t have to mean hitting the parade route in South Boston or just cooking up corned beef and cabbage at home – there are plenty of fantastic Irish pubs just waiting for a celebration! A few years ago, a fantastic… Read More

2017 Maine Restaurant Week is Coming!

Over the last decade or so, the Maine dining scene has exploded – in a good way! And because of the influx of great restaurants to the area, Maine Restaurant Week has developed as an incredible opportunity to explore some of the state’s amazing eateries. Sure, you can try new dishes (or old faves) at your tried-and-true spots, but my favorite thing about the 2017 Maine Restaurant Week is that you can test out newcomers to the dining scene or new chefs welcomed at… Read More

The Perfect Valentine’s Gift – Getaway to a Kennebunkport Boutique Hotel!

With Valentine’s Day upon us, there’s not a whole lot of time for Cupid to make his magic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pull off a fantastic romantic surprise! Chocolates and roses aren’t too hard to come by (I mean, you can probably even get that at the gas station!), and what every couple really deserves is a chance to celebrate one another, so there’s no better way to celebrate than with a getaway to a luxury Kennebunkport boutique hotel. Fortunately,… Read More

A Romantic Getaway to Kennebunkport With Special Sale!

Now that the Christmas trees have been taken down and ornaments put away, the coastal Maine village of Kennebunkport is still alight with colors of the upcoming season – sparkling whites, rosy pinks, and plenty of ruby reds for romance! “Paint the Town Red” is an annual celebration that brings love to life for the entire month of February, and the Maine Stay offers special savings and packages throughout. Originally called “February for Lovers,” local businesses (the Maine Stay included, of course)… Read More

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