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Polar Plunge l February is for Lovers l Memorial Day Parade l July 4th l Christmas Prelude

January
Polar PlungeJanuary 1 - Kennebunk Beach’s Polar Plunge is a chilly annual chilly tradition, at Gooch’s Beach at 11am January 1. New Year’s day ocean dippers donate to charity to take the polar plunge, so it’s called “Freezin for a Reason” 2016 will be the 15th year.

February Events
February is for Lovers and Paint the Town Red Specials in New Englands most romantic town.
Escape for a weekend away from home, enjoying good food, quiet times and the warmth of a romantic fire. Kennebunk-Kennebunkport offers the perfect winter destination, fine lodgings offer you unique romantic getaway packages. Cozy and intimate restaurants, quaint shops and unique galleries all set in a picturesque stunningly romantic village setting. Red plate specials and red tag sales!

Friday, Feb 6, 2015: Winterfest Skating Party - Waterhouse Center Pavilion, Main St, Kennebunk. 4-8pm.

Fri and Sat, February 6 & 7, 2015: Winterfest in Kennebunk - Winter carnival activities, skating party with DJ, snow sculptures, soup tasting contest, and talent show. Hosted by the Town of Kennebunk.

Feb 7, 2015: Ice bar at One Dock, 6-10:30 – Ice sculptures, ice bar, live music and ice luges. Tickets $35 in advance

Fri, Feb 13, 2015: Family Valentine's Dance, held at the Kennebunk Town Hall Auditorium

Sat, Feb 28, 2015 : Winter Biathlon at Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm - Challenge others to a friendly biathlon of your choice; x-country skiing or snowshoeing, with paintball target shooting along the way.

March Events
March 1 - 14, 2015 - Maine Restaurant Week - Maine Restaurant Week events highlight the food and drink professionals who set Maine's restaurant scene apart. For the sixth straight winter, top chefs and bartenders will compete for the "Best of Maine" title at MRW's Incredible Breakfast kick-off event and Signature Cocktail and Dessert finale event. Tickets and deatils for these events, as well as the 2015 versions of our popular Pancake Race and Chef-Am Bowling Tournament, will be announced soon.

March 4 - 8 - Portland Flower Show

March 20 - 22, 2015 – Maine Boatbuilders' Show - A gathering of the finest fiberglass and wooden custom boat builders on the East Coast. Also exhibiting numerous manufacturers of boating equipment. Sailboats, powerboats, canoes, kayaks, and rowing boats with the builders there to discuss and sell their work.

March 21 & 22 – Maine Maple Sunday

May Events
Wells ReserveMay - Annual May Day Festival - Kennebunk - Saturday May 2 - Popular, family-oriented activities and some fun, new additions. Local artists/crafters, community organizations, and antiques enthusiasts.

May 10th - Mother's Day Brunch at Nonantum Resort

May 18th - Wells Reserve at Laudholm Eco Day Celebration

May 22 - 25, 2015
- Memorial Day Weekend - May 26th Kennebunkport and Kennebunk Parades - Memorial Day Parade

May 29 - Walk the Port - 5 - 8pm Free Event sponsored by KBA

May 31, 2015 - Progressive Trolley Dinner - 95 Ocean at Nonantum Resort, Stripers at Breakwater Inn and more top Kennebunkport restaurants reached by the in town trolley

June Events
June 7 - 13, 2015 - Kennebunkport Festival
An early summer fine food, art and wine festival celebrating the spectacular creativity and hospitality of Kennebunkport and Southern Maine’s artists and art galleries, chefs and fine restaurants, and historic and romantic bed and breakfast inns and hotels.

7pm-10pm - Art of Dining Dinners
Intimate dinners in private homes prepared by Maine’s most-respected chefs featuring special wine pairings. Limited seating at each dinner, advanced r
eservation and ticket purchase required. See details at Kennebunkport Festival

June 8 - Barbara Bushes Birthday (turns 90 in 2015)

June 12 - George Herbert Walker Bush Birthday (a classic since 1924)

June 13, 2015 - Tour de Cure - Wells Reserve
A fund-raising bicycle ride to benefit the American Diabetes Association. Choose from one of five routes, 5K, 25K, 50K, 100K, or 100 Mile. Routes follow Maine's scenic coastline, featuring rocky coves, sandy beaches and breath-taking vacation homes, all in the bicycle-friendly communities of Southern Maine. Start/Finish Wells Reserve, Wells, ME. Contact: Emily Silevinac. Phone: (888) 342-2383 x3720

June 21 -
Progressive Trolley Dinner - 95 Ocean at Nonantum Resort, Stripers at Breakwater Inn and more top Kennebunkport restaurants reached by the in town trolley

June 22 & 23, 2015 - George HW Bush Celebrity Golf Classic
A day of golf followed by an evening gala at The Colony Hotel. Celebrities Cape Arundel Golf Club, River Road Kennebukport 04046. Single player rates start at $750.

June 28, 2015: 3rd Annual Paddle Battle at Nonantum Resort at Kennebunkport – canoes, kayaks and paddleboard race up and down the Kennebunk River.

July Events
July 4 Fireworks - 9PM. At Kennebunk Beach. View Fireworks Images Kennebunk Beach

August Events
August 21, 2015: Seashore Trolley Speakeasy - Prohibition Era Streetcar Lounge, blues & jazz dance tent at Seashore Trolley Museum

September Events
Sept 12 & 13, 2015 - 28th Annual Wells Reserve at Laudholm - Nature Crafts Festival
Christmas PreludeSaturday & Sunday , 10 am - 4 pm - The 28th anniversary of this highly respected exhibition brings 100+ artisans to historic Laudholm Farm to show their craftworks in a lovely seaside setting. Sculpture, jewelry, pottery, prints, clothing, photography, and basketry are among the crafts selected by jury for this prestigious event. Thousands of One-of-a-Kind Gift Items and more than $8,000 in Raffle Prizes. Fee. (207) 646-4521

Sept 27 - 10am - Wells Reserve at Laudholm - Punkinfiddle, A National Estuaries Day Celebration

October Events
Oct 18, 2015 Wicked 5K Road Race - walk or run in costumes, starting and ending at The Nonantum Resort

Oct 30, 2015 Nonantum Phantom 2nd annual Halloween Bash – adult costume party with live band

Oct 25 - Progressive Trolley Dinner - 95 Ocean at Nonantum Resort, Stripers at Breakwater Inn and more top Kennebunkport restaurants reached by the in town trolley

Oct 31 “Trick or Treat” in the Kennebunks
Merchants throughout Kennebunk and Kennebunkport hand out goodies to the little ghosts, pirates, princesses, etc.

November Events
Nov 15 -  - Progressive Trolley Dinner - 95 Ocean at Nonantum Resort, Stripers at Breakwater Inn and more top Kennebunkport restaurants reached by the in town trolley

Nov 27th  - Thanksgiving


December Events
Dec 3 - 13th  34nd Annual Christmas Prelude Celebration
A magical season filled with events, entertainment, shopping, craft fairs, and Santa in a lobster boat!

Dec 6 - Progressive Trolley Dinner - 95 Ocean at Nonantum Resort, Stripers at Breakwater Inn and more top Kennebunkport restaurants reached by the in town trolley

Dec 11 & 12, 2015 6th Annual Fire + Ice at Nonantum Resort, 2nd Weekend of Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude

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