LAUNCH! Kennebunk Maritime Festival

It’s the relaunch of Launch! Visit the Kennebunks this June and join us in celebrating the vibrant nautical culture of Maine! Mark your calendars for June 16th-20th, 2021 for the annual LAUNCH! Kennebunkport Maritime Festival and stay at our romantic Kennbunk Inn, conveniently located near many of the festival’s events. Read on to learn about some of the festival highlights and how you can save on your stay!

ReLAUNCH Cocktail Party

June 17th | 5pm-7pm | The Barn at 149 Port Road

It’s the festival kickoff! Paying tribute to the seafarers of yore, grab your travel buddy and come enjoy tasty bites and cocktails from Kitchen Chicks, a silent auction, and a paddleboard raffle all apart of this maritime-themed cocktail party benefiting Ben’s Fight. Spaces are limited so purchase tickets in advance here!

Candle and Wine Night

June 18th | 6pm-8pm | Sea Love Candle Company

An evening filled to the brim with great wine & good times, join Sea Love Candles & Company and Maine & Vine as they host a candle and wine night where will make your own scented candle while tasting a delicious variety of nautical themed wines with Lani Dietz, owner of Maine & Vine. Tickets include your candle and wine. A portion of proceeds will benefit Community Outreach Services (COS)!

Kennebunk Beach History Walking Tour

June 19th | 11am-12:30pm | Brick Store Museum

History buffs, listen up! Join the Brick Store Museum on a historic walking tour of Kennebunk’s beloved Mothers Beach where you will visit and explore eleven historic homes and gather an illustration of life at the beach in the early 20th Century. A great way to catch some rays, enjoy the coastal views all while learning about Kennebunkport’s rich maritime history!

Historic Inns of The Kennebunks Garden Party

June 19th | 2-4pm | Waldo Emerson Inn

Before the week is over, head back to Waldo Emerson Inn for one last party! Join us alongside 1802 House Bed and Breakfast and The Inn at English Meadows for our inn-to-inn Garden Party taking place Saturday. Offering a taste of all 3 locations, guests will receive a sweet and savory treat and a specialty cocktail! Overnight guests will gain free admittance, while tickets for the public are $25 per person.

For tickets call (207) 985-4250 or email

River Lights Boat Parade

June 19th | 8pm | Kennebunk Lower Village

Don’t miss the maritime festival’s signature event! Join us after sunset to see the Kennebunkport River light up with a fleet of lavishly decorated boats. Be sure to get your spot along the river banks to take in this dazzling floating spectacle.

Midweek Spring Special

Ready to book your stay? Perfect! You can save 10% on a midweek (Sun – Thu) 2-night stay at Waldo Emerson Inn when booking online with code “MID10”! Book here!

Valid for stays now until June 30, 2021. Cannot be combined with other offers or third-party gift certificates. New reservations only.