The Kennebunkport Festival is about to get underway for the 2019 season, and this great food and wine festival gets started in town from June 4-9, 2019. Now in its 15th year, although not always called the Kennebunkport Festival, this has been a fantastic celebration of some of the finest things in life – food and drinks! Fortunately, Kennebunkport is home to incredible places to enjoy just those things!
Whether this is your first year or your fifteenth, visitors are sure to enjoy the festival’s events,
venues, and, of course, culinary delights! From charity cocktail parties at some favorite Kennebunkport Maine restaurants to intimate dining parties at local homes (you know, the ones you have thought about peeking in the windows to catch a glimpse of their stunning interiors), there are events for everyone. New to the calendar this year are events we are super excited to check out – Oasis Party at Old Vines and the Summer Soiree at Maine Art Hill.
The weather this week is supposed to be lovely, so an evening party under the stars at Old Vines Wine Bar is just the thing to check out. Held on Thursday evening from 6:30-11:30 pm, this Summer Party “Oasis” will feature a delectable buffet dinner, late night snacks, and specialty drinks, all enjoyed with the musical stylings of Portland band, Hello Newman. Or on Friday from 5-7:30, check out the New Orleans style party held at Maine Art Hill’s nine galleries. Here you can enjoy live music, wonderful food and cocktails. But our favorite event each year is Taste the Kennebunks, this year held on Sunday afternoon from 12-3, where visitors can mingle with local chefs, brewers, distillers, and sommeliers. Over looking the Colony Beach, this is a great event complete with live music.
Initially the Kennebunkport Festival began in the local inns, hotels and bed and breakfast, so each year the Historic Inns of Kennebunkport remember the Festival’s origins with a fantastic Garden Party! So reserve some of your Saturday afternoon (June 8, 2019) for this year’s Garden Party – complete with a sampling of wines, summer beverages, and delicious treats – some sweet and some savory hors d’oeuvres from the kitchens of the finest bed and breakfasts and boutique hotels of Kennebunkport. The Maine Stay Inn will also offer great yard games, including corn hole, bocce ball, and giant chess. So kick back, pull up an Adirondack chair, and enjoy the Garden Party of the 2019 Kennebunkport Festival!