Holidays, Festivals, and Special Events

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Kennebunkport Maine

It’s hard to believe that it is already mid-August and the solar eclipse we’ve all been waiting for was today! Summer is flying by and as crazy as it might seem, Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner, but it certainly is and Kennebunkport is looking forward to a great weekend. There’s no question that every holiday weekend is filled with fun activities and loads of opportunities to unwind and relax (like comfy hammocks, beautiful beaches, and restaurants and bars on the… Read More

Looking Forward to July 4th in Kennebunkport

While it seems like Memorial Day was just yesterday, July 4th is just around the corner! But it sure is! Now that summertime is really here, Kennebunkport hotels, bed and breakfasts, shops, and restaurants are gearing up for a fantastic celebration, and that means that shades of red, white and blue are popping up all around town. The Maine Stay Inn is no exception, with our bright red Cottage doors! And while we encourage all of our staff to dress their best in… Read More

Happy Father’s Day From The Maine Coast!

Today was a beautiful day to celebrate all the great dads out there, and we were honored to celebrate Father’s Day with some fantastic gentlemen right here on the Maine Coast! The LAUNCH festival drew to a close with the traditional blessing of the fleet, marking an incredible (and successful!) festival here in Kennebunkport, Maine. As expected, just like on Mother’s Day, we started the day by delivering quite a few breakfasts to suites around the property to pamper Dad with breakfast… Read More

It’s Here – LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival is Underway

Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Arundel are kicking off summer 2017 with “LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival” that embraces the culinary and seafaring history of the area with countless events through June 18, 2017. Memorial Day might mark the start of summer in most minds, but here in Kennebunkport, Maine, spring is brought to a close with The Kennebunkport Festival, a luxury food and wine fest. The very next weekend we welcome summer with LAUNCH! Kennebunkport’s connection to the sea has always been strong, influencing… Read More

The Historic Inns Of Kennebunkport Garden Party Returns This Weekend!

The 2017 Kennebunkport Festival is well underway, with incredible events all over town since Monday, and that means that Historic Kennebunkport Inns are gearing up for the annual “Taste of Maine” Garden Party this afternoon. The weather looks absolutely incredible, and the music from the Maine Craft Music Festival is setting the perfect backdrop for a great party! So get your appetite ready for the delicious treats waiting for you at each of the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport! It is obvious to us at… Read More

The Kennebunkport Food and Wine Festival is Here!

For some, the start of summer is Memorial Day, but here in Kennebunkport, the Kennebunkport Festival is the official kick-off to summer in Maine, with five days of events sure to excite the palate. Focusing on the finest things in life, like food, wines, and spirits, and stunning artwork, this festival is not to be missed! The Food and Wine Festival is often inspired by incredible artwork all around the community (including the display of historic American architecture with countless buildings on the National Register of Historic Places), but… Read More

Celebrate Dad With a Father’s Day Getaway on the Maine Coast!

Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that means Father’s Day Weekend is quickly approaching! So it’s time to start thinking about how to make dad feel extra special this year–and what better way is there than surprising the special guy in your life with a trip to the Maine Coast? I mean, what more does a guy want than a weekend free from the “honey-do” list, a few great beers, awesome food, and some time enjoying the outdoors? Fortunately, those are all things… Read More

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 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 5 pm, and don’t forget to… 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 the… 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 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, it turns out that not everyone is as much of a fan of… Read More

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