Kick Off Summer in Kennebunkport with LAUNCH! Maritime Festival

Planning a Kennebunkport, Maine getaway? Getting ready to book a stay at our Kennebunkport inn? Plan a trip for late June and mark your calendars for Kennebunkport’s brand new LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival, June 17-19. There’s no shortage of things to look forward to; including fresh seafood, lobstering, shipbuilding, boating, a scavenger hunt and so much more. Soak up the sun and New England culture with this three-day festival jammed pack with fun for the whole family, you and your special someone, or a group of friends.

Here are just a few events you can catch during those three days of fun to help you anticipate the big event:

Captain Lord Mansion LAUNCH Dinner Package:

Book 2 nights during the LAUNCH Festival – June 17-19, 2016 and you will receive $50 dining coupon redeemable at one of the top restaurants in Kennebunkport.

Redeem the coupon at one of the following: Kennebunkport Top Restaurants

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Clam Jam: Come out with your family or date and enjoy a Friday night of face painting, bouncy house-jumping, and delicious seafood!

Visit Kennebunkport this summer and go sailing.

Captain’s Cook-Off: Local Maine chefs will be cooking gourmet seafood dishes chopped-style with one crowned winner. Amateurs, professionals and even kids can enter their own cooking contest, with great prizes for best “chowdah”, best blueberry dessert and more. Spectators will get to taste the food and enjoy the food truck court featuring local food trucks, 11-2 Saturday.

Enjoy a lobster bake in Kennebunkport, Maine this June.

Lobster Bake: Enjoy a classic New England favorite on the waterfront with a delicious lobster dinner. Bring the whole family! 4-7 p.m. Saturday.

VIP Boat Party: Get fancy at this VIP after-party with live music, a champagne toast, cocktails and delectable food on board a local vessel. It’s the perfect way to end Saturday night and have a front-row seat for the boat parade! 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

Enjoy the waterfront scenery in Kennebunkport this summer at LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival.

Boat Parade: Take in the gorgeous lights and fun decorations with an original LAUNCH! boat parade at sunset on Saturday.

Scavenger Hunt: LAUNCH! has taken a whole new approach to sight-seeing with A Kennebunkport Scavenger Hunt. Find 10 different Kennebunkport landmarks, take pictures of each landmark, and be entered to win one of three $100 gift certificates to The Select Registry. Then enjoy a cocktail reception at White Columns where the winners will be announced.

During this jammed pack three-day event there will also be opportunities for historic walking tours, brewery tours and tastings, buoy decorating, homemade ice-cream eating, shopping and even more activities and family fun that highlight the culture and community that Kennebunkport offers to locals and guests alike.

Check here for even more information on Maine’s hot new festival and  book your stay with us today. We look forward to kicking off summer with you at our Kennebunkport bed and breakfast and the LAUNCH! festival soon!