Looking for things to do in Kennebunkport? There are so many great things to do in Kennebunkport, that we cannot possibly include them all on our website. We are happy to recommend those activities that are personal favorites and those that our guests have found to be particularly enjoyable during their stay. Some of the annual events listed will, of course, fall on different days during different years.
Please feel free to call the inn to find out specific dates or check out our Maine travel blog for more information on the latest happenings. Read on to discover the best things to do in Kennebunkport, ME.
May brings the Maine Coast Marathon, organized by the Marathon Sports Runners Club. This point-to-point course between Kennebunk High School and the University of New England in Biddeford offers plenty of gorgeous views during its traditional 26.2-mile length.
Maine Coast Marathon >
Every June the Kennebunk's celebrate their nautical history with a weekend of celebrations.
Shipbuilding, lobstering and commercial fishing are still a vital part of the community here in Maine and the local communities come together to celebrate it. There are many special events including the Blessing of the Fleet and the River Lights Boat Parade, fun and adventure for all the family. Celebrate the weekend with fresh seafood at local restaurants and check out the local shops for fun and unique gifts and crafts.
From September through mid-October, all of New England is awash in beautiful fall color. Set out on a drive through the New England countryside and take in the gorgeous scenery. In addition to all of the wonderful colors on display, fall also means pick your own farm shops, and we have some great ones near our bed and breakfast for you to explore. Enjoy wandering the fields, eating fresh crisp apples and load up on locally grown, fresh Maine produce as you do.
Maine Foliage >
Voted the #2 Christmas Town in America, Kennebunkport lights up the first two weekends of each December with Christmas Prelude. During this event, the entire community celebrates by lighting up buildings, boats, and trees, holding arts and crafts fairs, offering meals and food, caroling, sponsoring programs, and bringing Santa to town on the Lobster Boat. The second weekend will also include fireworks, which are a fantastic display to behold. In addition, the Historic Inns host Walk to Bethlehem and Inn Tours each year.
Visit Christmas Prelude >
Every February, the entire town of Kennebunkport celebrates "February is for Lovers." Despite the cold and chill that can be found here in the northeast, the area heats up with romantic carriage rides, dining specials and much more. No matter when you visit in February, you'll receive a warm welcome here in southern Maine. Call today to book your Valentines Getaway!
Paint the Town Red >
For our guests and their friends, we will celebrate February with cooking fun and demonstrations of Maine's famous Majorie Standish's delicious recipes. This demonstration will instruct participants on how to handle, cook, and clean a Maine lobster with ease and grace! We will also bake Maine's wild blueberry cobbler and cook up some fish chowder and other Maine specialties. This is a wonderful gift to give to a loved one who is looking for fun in the mid-Winter with delicious food and fun! $125.00 per person to participate in this two-hour cooking demonstration which includes tasting the recipes and a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverages. "Cooking the Maine Way" demonstrations will take place on February 7th, 10th, 17th, and 21st from 3:00-5:00 pm. Sign up by indicating that you would like to participate on your reservation and will contact you with more information.