Holidays, Festivals, and Special Events

Christmas Prelude 2018 in Kennebunkport!

Christmas Prelude is one of the nation’s best Christmas Festivals, and this year was absolutely jam packed with incredibly festive events to celebrate the Christmas season in  Kennebunkport Maine. For eleven days, Christmas comes to life in this seaside town on the Maine Coast, and it couldn’t be more spectacular. As always, Christmas Prelude kicks into gear the Thursday following Thanksgiving (this year, November 29 – December 9, 2018), and you’ll find events day in and day out for a week and… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving From Kennebunkport!

Yesterday marked the 16th anniversary of our first visit to Kennebunkport Maine, and while it wasn’t quite as cold as it is today, it certainly was snowy! Because Thanksgiving marks our first introduction to this charming town on the Maine Coast, I am particularly fond of celebrating here. But biases aside, Kennebunkport is a fantastic place to start the holiday season, because the town is decked out for the start of Christmas Prelude next week. Now that the streets of Kennebunkport are… Read More

A Maine Thanksgiving Getaway

16 years ago our family enjoyed a special Thanksgiving Getaway in Kennebunkport Maine, where we got into the holiday spirit as the town transformed into a winter wonderland and we spent time together indulging in delicious meals and walking on the shoreline. It was a magical time to experience Kennebunkport for the first time, and called for a repeat the very next year! Little did we know, but Kennebunkport Maine called to us, and now we’ve been here for almost 11 years! So Thanksgiving… Read More

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival is Maine’s Hottest Summer Festival

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival is just days away from kicking off the official start of summer here on the southern Maine Coast. Hosted throughout Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Arundel, this summer festival is the hottest new event in Maine. Launch! embraces the culinary and seafaring history of the area with incredible events from June 13-17, 2018. Early summer weekends bring lots of excitement to Kennebunkport Maine with Memorial Day weekend followed quickly by the all new Kennebunkport Festival but Father’s Day Weekend and Launch Fest kicks… Read More

A Father’s Day Celebration in Kennebunkport Maine

It’s hard to believe that Memorial Day has already come and gone, and that means Father’s Day is just around the corner. Kennebunkport Maine is gearing up to celebrate the special men in our lives and prepare for LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival. So it’s time to start planning that special celebration for Father’s Day 2018, because June 17, 2018 is coming soon! What could be better for the dad in your life than a weekend free from the to-do list and an escape… Read More

Celebrating Memorial Day on the Maine Coast

Tomorrow marks a day of pause and celebration for all of those whose have lost their lives in the line of service for the United States, but also the unofficial start of summer on the Maine Coast and across the nation. You’ll find Kennebunkport Maine decked out in red, white, and blue, with flags flying across the seaside village, and the charming shops and boutiques throughout Dock Square boast windows with patriotic displays. Even the window shopping is ready to celebrate! This… Read More

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo in Kennebunkport

The 5th of May is a day filled with celebration throughout the globe, and Kennebunkport is no exception – and this year’s Cinco de Mayo may actually be even more fun than years before because it falls on a Saturday! And combine that with a forecast for warm, sunny weather, you can be sure that visitors and locals alike will be celebrating in style this Saturday. Start the day with breakfast at the Maine Stay Inn, then head over to the annual May Day… Read More

Mother’s Day is May 13, 2018!

Mother’s Day is just two weeks away, and that means it’s time to get serious about celebrating the special women in your life. And while breakfast in bed and handmade cards are always appreciated, what Mom really wants is a chance to be pampered – and she sure deserves it. So make this year’s Mother’s Day one to remember at the Maine Stay Inn! We’ll make Mother’s Day extra special by pampering her with our signature hospitality. She’ll start off each morning… Read More

Running in Kennebunkport on Marathon Monday

This Monday marks a very special day in New England – Marathon Monday! Patriot’s Day is a state holiday in Massachusetts, commemorating the Battle of Lexington and Concord in the Revolutionary War, and while lots of towns mark the third Monday in April with a cannon salute, modern celebrators watch the Boston Marathon. Here in Kennebunkport Maine, we will be glued to the coverage of Boston Marathon and cheering for American Jordan Hasay in her quest to become the fastest American marathoner… Read More

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Kennebunkport

It’s hard to believe that St. Patrick’s Day is upon us, especially since Kennebunkport has a thick layer of snow on the ground, but it is here, and there are loads of awesome places to enjoy the luck of the Irish. Sure, we may not have any major parades and we certainly couldn’t dye the waterfront green like other cities, but that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on some Irish fun here in town. Just around the corner from the Maine Stay… Read More

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