Maine is a great place to visit any time of year, but there are some extra special events coming up that you might want to plan your trip around. From food festivals to art exhibitions, there’s something for everyone in Maine this season. Read on for our top picks of upcoming events in Maine.
Paint the Town Red in Kennebunkport in February
Each February, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport ‘Paint the Town Red’ for the entire month of February! Visitors will find a plethora of specials and discounts at the various shops and restaurants in the region, plus entertaining activities organized all throughout the month. Restaurants such as Via Sophia by the Sea, The Boathouse Restaurant, Striper’s Waterside Restaurant and more will have special Valentine’s Day menus, and shops such as PJ’s Unique Peek’s, Shoebox & Co., Fine Print Booksellers and beyond will have monthly discounts. For things to do, you’ll find free wine tastings at Maine & Vine or H.B. Provisions, a Snow Stroll from the Kennebunk Land Trust, special Pilates and yoga classes, and much more!
Ogunquit Splash into Spring
Held over Patriot’s Day Weekend for the last few years, the Splash into Spring event is a great way to say goodbye to winter and hello to the excitement of a new season! While this year’s schedule is still in the works, past events have featured a variety of exciting activities, including the Annual Patriotic Pooch Pageant, (a favorite of dog lovers) sidewalk sales, kite making craft stations for children, sand drawing demos on the beach, and the ever-popular April Showers Bring May Flowers Scavenger Hunt. Be sure to make this multi-day event in 2023 a part of your journey for memories that will last a lifetime!
Check Out the Sugarloaf Reggae Fest
The Sugarloaf Reggae Fest is the perfect way to end the ski season and add a musical boost of energy to an already fun and beautiful scenic location. Spread over the April weekend, experienced attendees from all over the world flock to this music and party festival to experience its unique atmosphere and jam out with up to 8000 other fans. With amazing artists such as Iration, The Original Wailers, Easy Star All Stars, Fortunate Youth, Tribal Seeds and more taking over on different stages across the resort grounds, everyone is sure to get their groove on as they are head nodding in time late into the night. Of course with only small pauses for sustenance at one of many vibrant vendors worth trying before heading back out to shake it up some more. Whether you’re new or just a regular aficionado of great music, there’s no better place to be during this special weekend for thrilling mountain ski parties!
Experience Kennebunk’s May Day Festival
The Kennebunk May Day Festival has been around for over two decades, providing a great day-long tradition of fun for families from near and far. This popular event features a classic parade through town, a marketplace full of handmade crafts and local farmers’ products, invigorating live music to entertain the crowd, and plenty of games for children to enjoy. With something exciting to do every hour on the hour, Kennebunk’s May Day Festival is one of the most adored events by local families as they get together and enjoy all that this beautiful little village has to offer.
Reserve Your Getaway
Visiting Maine for your next getaway is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Stunning landscapes, exciting attractions, and wonderful events showcase the very best of our beautiful state. If you’re planning a group vacation like visiting with friends or family, find the perfect home away from home among the wide range of vacation rentals available in Maine offered by GetAway Vacations. With a variety of rental options available that consists of cabins, apartments, condominiums and villas, we are sure you’ll find exactly what could make your stay even more enjoyable and memorable. Don’t hesitate to give us a call today to book your dream vacation rental so you can start counting down the days till your arrival day!