Get Ready for LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival

February 26th, 2016 by englishmeadows

LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival, June 17-19, 2016Come help celebrate the nautical history of the Kennebunks with the inaugural, three-day LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival, scheduled for June 17-19, 2016!

The Kennebunks – Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel – here on the Southern Coast of Maine have long been known for their shipbuilding, lobstering, and commercial fishing. LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival aims to celebrate this colorful history with three days of exciting and fun events designed to evoke memories of yesteryear.

Set for summer 2016 – June 17-19 – the inaugural LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival will be staging numerous events throughout the entirety of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel: historical tours, boat launches, live music, fresh seafood, cooking competitions, craft fairs, and so much more.

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Maine Restaurant Week 2016

February 5th, 2016 by englishmeadows

Maine Restaurant Week 2016Maine Restaurant Week 2016, March 1st through the 14th, is a wonderful opportunity to try interesting and exquisite cuisine at neighborly, discount prices!

During Maine Restaurant Week, across the state, participating restaurants will offer multi-course, prix fixe meals from $25 for dinner, and $15 for lunch. Incredible culinary opportunities will abound!

Begun in 2009 as a way of celebrating Spring’s imminent return, Maine Restaurant Week is also an opportunity for local chefs to strut their stuff. The biggest payoff, though, is for the gourmands who know to come take advantage not only of the deals but this culinary burst of creativity signaling the official start of the dining season.

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Discover Kennebunk’s Lower Village

January 15th, 2016 by englishmeadows

Discover Kennebunk's Lower VillageThe Kennebunks are often thought of as a playground for the wealthy – former President George H.W. Bush famously has a compound here – but Kennebunk’s Lower Village offers a vibrant alternative to this upper-crust impression and stands on its own as a separate, attractive destination.

Kennebunk means “long cut bank” in the language of the Abenaki people, likely in reference to the Great Hill at the mouth of the Mousam River. Native Americans knew the area for the abundant fishing and hunting they discovered here as they cruised the coast in their ocean-going canoes.

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Paint The Town Red In the Kennebunks for Valentines!

January 8th, 2016 by englishmeadows

Kennebunks' Paint The Town Red 2016February is for lovers here in the Kennebunks as we celebrate romance with the annual, month-long series of events and savings we like to call Paint the Town Red!

The Kennebunks are known as a romantic getaway, no matter the season, but when February rolls around each year, the Kennebunks go all out with offers of great, romance-themed savings and events available throughout businesses in both Kennebunk and Kennebunkport!

You’ll find deals and savings at local restaurants, offering Red Plate Specials that include complimentary desserts, savings on champagne, and other romantic perks. Local shops, galleries, and boutiques get in the act, too, with Red Tag Specials – sales and discounts on select or store wide merchandise, making an afternoon stroll around the shops that much more exciting and fun!

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Enjoy the 6th Annual Fire & Ice Celebration!

November 20th, 2015 by englishmeadows

The Kennebunks Fire & Ice 2015Blazing bonfires, incredible ice sculptures, live music, dancing, food, and specially-themed drinks served over bars carved from blocks of ice. That’s the annual Fire & Ice celebration in Kennbunkport, scheduled for December 11th and 12th, 2015 – and you’re invited!

Christmas Prelude really gets the Christmas season off to a wonderful start here in the Kennebunks and the annual Fire & Ice event is great way to top things off.

For starters, it’s a 21 and older only event serving Fire & Ice-themed cocktails (along with beer, champagne, wine, well drinks, and non-alcoholic fare), served over bars that have been hand-carved from blocks of ice … and it’s not just the bars that are made of ice.

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Attend Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude 2015!

November 9th, 2015 by englishmeadows

The Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude The Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude is almost upon us, scheduled for December 2nd through the 13th, and the excitement is building for one of the most popular Christmas festivals in the US!

If you’ve never experienced the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude (or even if you have), you really should consider giving yourself and your loved ones a seasonal treat by coming to the Kennebunks and joining us in all the holiday season warmth and fun!

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Visit Saint Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery

October 23rd, 2015 by englishmeadows

The Shrine at Our Lady of Lourdes at Saint Anthony's Franciscan Monastery

The Shrine at Our Lady of Lourdes at
St. Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery in Kennebunk

You don’t have to be Catholic to enjoy the peace and beauty of a monastery and Saint Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery is easily one of the top 5 attractions in the Kennebunks.

With all the beautiful Maine coastline, the Bush compound at Walker’s Point, kayaking, lighthouses, great dining, shopping, and galleries of the Kennebunks, it’s almost hard to believe one of the most visited attractions of the area is a monastery – but then, monasteries aren’t exactly typical in the U.S. … and Saint Anthony’s Franciscan Monastery isn’t your typical monastery!

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Get A Taste of Maine On a Kennebunkport Foodie Tour!

October 16th, 2015 by englishmeadows

Kennebunkport Foodie TourPlanning a Kennebunks vacation and consider yourself a gourmand? Take a Kennebunkport Foodie Tour and see for yourself why so many are talking about Maine’s amazing food scene!

The Kennebunks are steeped in a rich local and maritime history – but did you know the area is also known for its wide variety of top-tier restaurants, bakeries, and craft breweries? Maine is home to an abundance of fresh and wholesome organic produce, meat, dairy, and – of course! – fresh seafood. Traditional, regional, and local dishes add to this cornucopia of the senses, along with a host of new traditions being created by a wave of fresh culinary talent drawn to the area by the Kennebunks’ already colorful food scene.

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Enjoy A Kennebunkport Sailing Tour

August 21st, 2015 by englishmeadows

Kennebunkport Sailing TourMaine’s coast is iconic and beautiful no matter how you look at it – but a view from aboard a tall masted schooner on a Kennebunkport sailing tour may be one of the best ways to see it!

There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as setting out into clear blue waters aboard a multi-masted sailing ship. The smell of the sea, the creaking of the ropes as the wind catches the canvas, transporting you across the waters and into a slower paced world of sun dappled waves.

Add in gorgeous views of Maine’s famous coast and you have a Kennebunkport sailing tour to a ‘t.’

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Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival 2015

August 7th, 2015 by englishmeadows

Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival 2015

The 28th annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival – Saturday, September 12, 2015 – Sunday, September 13, 2015 – is a prestigious event that brings more than 100 juried, master artisans to Wells, Maine every year, the weekend after Labor Day, for 2 days of spectacular crafts, food, music, and fun!

If you’re a fan of fine arts and crafts – or just a great time at a spectacular Maine seaside setting – then the Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival is for you! Jury-selected, one of a kind, hand-wrought jewelry, pottery, wood, glass, fiber arts, and more are the focus at this long-lived and highly popular coastal festival, with artisans coming in from across the region to share and sell their wares.

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