HGTV named Kennebunkport “#2 Christmas Town in America” for its annual event, Christmas Prelude. Drawing more than 30,000 people over a two week period, Christmas Prelude creates holiday cheer through a wide array of holiday activities such as caroling, tree lightings, craft fairs, special dinners and more. Local shop owners, innkeepers and residents deck the town with white twinkle light and spruce boughs, creating a holiday wonderland.
LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival
Bringing to life this vital part of the towns’ cultures and culinary scene, LAUNCH! will highlight the community’s love of the sea through various anchor events and activities, fresh local seafood, & nautical history throughout Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel. Taking place mid-June, LAUNCH! features a River Lights Boat Parade down the Kennebunk River & a Blessing of the Fleet. Visit http://gokennebunks.com/pages/events/launch-a-maritime-festival for a full list of events.
This annual event draws upwards of 2,500 people each June to experience culinary greatness, fine wine and wonderful art. Each year, the Kennebunkport Festival is held in early June, with a wide variety of events, exclusive dinners and fun happening throughout the week. Be sure to peruse the schedule and get your tickets to attend one of Kennebunkport’s most popular events.