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Jun 13, 2018

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The Kennebunks



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Launch! A maritime festival

Fresh local seafood, nautical history and an array of events at locations throughout Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel will celebrate the community’s rich maritime history – one that continues to this day. Shipbuilding, lobstering and commercial fishing remain a vibrant part of the community.

Main events include:

Castaway Cove for Kids: It’s all hands on deck for this family friendly fest, feast and fun! Who doesn’t love bouncy houses, face painting and delicious clam cakes?

Captain’s Cook-Off: Watch local chefs turn Maine ingredients into a gourmet dish, and see one crowned the winner. Amateurs, professionals and even kids can enter their own cooking contest (entry to be cooked at home and then brought to the Waterhouse Center), with prizes awarded for best chowdah or best blueberry treat. Those who don’t want to cook can still taste all of the entries and vote for people’s choice winners, as well as enjoy the food truck court featuring local food trucks.

Lobster Bake: Think red and white tablecloths, lobster, corn and blueberry pie, all eaten along our working waterfront. Fun for the whole family! TICKETS

Rock the Boat: But don’t tip the boat over! This special VIP after-party will feature live music, specialty cocktails and small bites of delicious food on board one of our local vessels. It’s the perfect way to end Saturday night and have a front-row seat for the boat parade! TICKETS

River Lights Boat Parade: Let’s light up LAUNCH! with a boat parade featuring sparkling lights and fun decorations! After sunset, Saturday night. Dusk.

It will be an “all hands on deck” weekend with area hotels featuring nautically-themed packages, restaurants preparing their finest seafood delights, and local shops and boutiques showcasing unique and creative crafts and gifts. The weekend will evoke memories of yesteryear mixed with modern day style, sure to be fun for the entire family!

The Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Arundel Chamber looks forward to helping visitors plan their stay this June to set sail on this fantastic voyage! For information on hotel room availability and more event details, please call 207-967-0857.