Events and Festivals

The following are a sampling of the events held in Kennebunkport throughout the year. The list below is subject to change. 

Paint the Town Red


A celebration of love and romance throughout the month of February, organized by the Chamber of Commerce. Find more information at

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KPort Easter Egg-stravaganz

An Easter egg hunt event hosted by the Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation Department.


2023 Date: April 1

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Public Works Open House


Held in the spring during National Public Works Week, the Public Works Open House offers a chance for residents to get to know the staff, equipment, and services of the Public Works Department. 

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LAUNCH! A Maritime Festival


An event celebrating Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel’s rich maritime history, typically in June. Organized by the Chamber of Commerce. For more information visit

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Summer Concerts on the Lawn


These free concerts are hosted by the Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation Department and typically take place at Parson's Field next to the Kennebunkport Consolidated School. Enjoy live music, oftentimes along with concessions and/or local breweries. 


2023 Dates: June 29th, July 20th, August 24th

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Chalk the 'Port


Chalk the Port is a free, family-friendly event in the tradition of European 16th-century street painting. Nationally-acclaimed featured artists, local artists, and children transform the pavement of the Recreation Department parking lot into a canvas full of colorful masterpieces using chalk.


In addition to the incredible chalk artists, this event has also included a 5K run, a family carnival, a Youth Art Contest.


2023 Date: September 9th


For more information, please visit

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chalk the port artists at work

Zombie Dash


An spooky fun event hosted by the Kennebunkport Parks & Recreation Department and the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. Get chased through the woods by "zombies" and try to make it through the whole course with all your lives (football flags) intact. Typically hosted in mid to late October. 

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Christmas Prelude


Kennebunkport's Christmas Prelude was designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2015 by ABA. HGTV named the Kennebunkport Christmas Prelude the #2 Christmas Town in America! 


2023 Dates: November 30th to December 10th


The Town of Kennebunkport Parks and Recreation Department hosts a craft fair both weekends at the Kennebunkport Consolidated School. 


2023 Dates: Saturday, December 2nd and Saturday, December 9th

Holiday wreath with seashells

For further information about events and happenings in Kennebunkport and the surrounding area visit the Parks and Recreation website and the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce website