Kennebunkport Events

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

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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.

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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.

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Paint the Town Red

There are so many reasons to love Kennebunkport – New England’s Most Romantic Town! Great dining, beautiful views, gorgeous hotels, shopping, art galleries and activities.  Visitors will feel the love in various ways such as “red tag” specials at boutiques and retail shops; “red plate” specials at restaurants and romance packages at participating hotels. Red and white lights will adorn shop fronts and the downtown area, perfect for capturing a photo op of a romantic getaway. More information on Kennebunkport’s Paint the Town Red events.