Kennebunkport Events

Kennebunkport is home to many great events. Here are a few of our favorites!

Christmas Prelude

Christmas Prelude

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.

Frosted at Paint the Town Red

FROSTED! A Freezing Good Time

Join us for the kick-off event of Kennebunkport’s Paint the Town Red month: Fourth Annual Ice Bar at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 7pm. Custom ice bar with luge, light fare, s’mores & hot chocolate bars, and entertainment.  Ticket include two signature drinks. Cash bar available as well.

Tickets are $50/pp in advance or $70/pp at the door.  Buy now, so you don’t get left in the cold.

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 for a full list of events.

Kennebunkport Festival

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.