Halloween in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk is freakishly fun, for kids and for kids that never grew up. Just drive around town and see the crazy, scary, silly scarecrows for a hint of how spirited the Kennebunks can be. If you’ve never seen Summer Street decorated in the dark on Hallow Eve you’re in for a treat or trick.
Here are some haunted happenings in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk this Halloween 2016:
For Families: Oct 16 Sunday is the 7th annual Wicked 5k Fun Run/Walk– costumes are encouraged for this fun run through the streets of Kennebunkport. Open to everyone, with amazing prizes and give-a-ways, most everyone leaves with something. Entry fee is $25 in advance, there is even a Kids popular 1K Fun Run for $5. The Wicked 5k benefits the Animal Welfare Shelter.
Oct 20 Thursday is the GHOST SHIP party on board the Spirit. Your $30 admission is for a spooky spirited night of chilling tales, creepy decorations, costumes, and wicked cocktails. Two signature cocktails and appetizers are included for each admission, 6-9pm
Old Vines Wine Bar is celebrating Halloweekend October 28 – 30 with spooky drink specials and craft cocktails plus Old Vines Dress Up and Drink Party. So trick or drink people, get your boo’s on at Old Vines this weekend.
Thursday Oct 27 is Local Dish’s Halloween Party at One Dock Prime, Kennebunkport Inn – 7-10pm Costumes are encouraged during this fun night of music with Ocean Ave band featuring our local starlet Lisa Mills. This ghoulish good time includes happy hour prices, monster mashing and prizes for best costumes!
The Kennebunk Farmers Market on Halloween Weekend Saturday so get your pumpkins, ghourds and squash, plus farm raised fresh produce, harvest veggies, organic beef, and homemade goodies!
Halloween weekend is Mabel’s Lobster Claw last hurrah ~that’s not a Halloween event per se but its frightening that they won’t be open again till spring, so get your Lobster Savannah ~ bwah ha ha.
For the Kids:
Kennebunks’ Chamber invites kids to Trick-or-Treat in downtown Kennebunk, Lower Village and Kennebunkport Dock Square businesses Oct 31 from 4 -6 pm. Participating shops and businesses will have a pumpkin sign on their door or window indicating they welcome trick or treaters. Be sure to thank these local business for having your little ghosts and goblins for a fun safe candy spree!
Halloween Night – Summer Street is the scariest place to be. Residents of the historic Victorian homes and mansions decorate with spider webs, ghosts and graveyards, strobe lights and scary skeletons to see if your kids are brave enough to beg for candy. Summer Street trick or treating is a spooky spectacular not to be missed. Rumor is many of these centuries old homes are haunted. Halloween is certainly wicked popular here!
Sunday November 6 is the Nonantum Wedding Show – that’s awkward, but one man’s wedding is another‘s nightmare, lol. Nonantum’s Wedding Show is 11-4 with free admission, prizes, tastings and music with over 30 vendors from caterers to cakes, tents to flowers, djs to photographers.
Sunday November 6 is also time to Fall Back, set your clock back an hour for Daylight Savings at 2am…enjoy that extra hour of sleep cause its going to be dark when you wake.
Wishing all the little ghouls and goblins a spirited, spooky but safe Halloween in Kennebunkport &Kennebunk Maine!
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Enjoy your day with a visit to York’s Wild Kingdom:
York’s Wild KingdomP.O. Box 1139, York Beach, ME 03910
Enjoy rides, Animal Presentations, Butterfly Kingdom and so much more!
York’s Wild Animal Kingdom is a great way to spend the day.
Take advantage of this coupon at http://www.yorkswildkingdom.com/coupon
good for use Monday – Fridays.
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Glenn Slater
Book by Doug Wright
Based on Hans Christian Andersen story and the Disney film
produced by Howard Ashman & John Musker
and written & directed by John Musker & Ron Clements
Originally Produced by
Disney Theatrical Productions
View the complete cast list here
Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs including “Under the Sea,” “Kiss the Girl,” and “Part of Your World.” Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above and bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull, and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
Running most Thursday through Sundays from June 24 – August 21
Thursday and Sunday: 7:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 8:00pm
We will also be presenting matinees throughout the season. Please stay tuned as we announce those dates!
July 9, 2016 – 1:00PM
July 9, 2016 – 8:00PM
July 10, 2016 – 1:00PM
July 14, 2016 – 7:00PM
July 15, 2016 – 8:00PM
July 16, 2016 – 1:00PM
July 17, 2016 – 1:00PM
July 21, 2016 – 7:00PM
July 22, 2016 – 8:00PM
July 23, 2016 – 8:00PM
July 24, 2016 – 7:00PM
July 28, 2016 – 7:00PM
July 29, 2016 – 8:00PM
July 30, 2016 – 8:00PM
July 31, 2016 – 1:00PM
August 4, 2016 – 7:00PM
August 5, 2016 – 8:00PM
August 6, 2016 – 8:00PM
August 7, 2016 – 7:00PM
August 11, 2016 – 7:00PM
August 12, 2016 – 8:00PM
August 13, 2016 – 8:00PM
August 14, 2016 – 7:00PM
August 18, 2016 – 7:00PM
August 19, 2016 – 8:00PM
August 20, 2016 – 1:00PM
August 20, 2016 – 8:00PM
August 21, 2016 – 7:00PM
Cost of admission is free, but donations are supremely appreciated.
You may buy a table or reserve a blanket at a very reasonable rate. Visit Prescottpark.org
Wells Maine Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 356, Wells, ME 04090
2016 SUMMER CONCERT CALENDAR
All concerts are held at Hope Hobbs Gazebo @ Harbor
Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. Concerts begin at 6:30pm.
JULY 9 – “Party Starters”
play it all – classic and recent rock and roll, blues, Beatles, Eric Clapton, Elvis, Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughn, B.B. King, Stones. . . You name it and they’ll play it.
JULY 16 – “The Bel Airs” play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-country-soul and rock ‘n roll sound that is influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin’ Wolf and Johnny Cash.
JULY 23 – “Soul Mate” Band is the Seacoast’s Motown, soul, funk and disco choice.
JULY 30 – The “Windmills”, a Kennebunk based band, known for their high-energy style and spin on blues, dance, jazz, pop and rock.
AUGUST 6 – “On Tap” has entertained people for years with their musical variety that includes popular favorites dating back to the Beatles and going forward to Adele & Neon Trees. They provide a mix that creates a great time, with lots of dancing.
AUGUST 13 – “Eddie Forman Orchestra” has been performing since 1968. “EFO” is known for standard Polkas with Polish lyrics and a consistent steady beat.
AUGUST 20 -The “Jumbo Circus Peanuts” are a 12-piece musical group with an ever-expanding repertoire that sail around the musical worlds of pop, swing and rock with stops in Hollywood, Broadway, Detroit, Latin America and Hawaii. Their philosophy starts and ends with fun!
AUGUST 27 – “The Reminisants Band”has been entertaining audiences of all ages throughout New England since 1973. The band specializes in music from the 1950’s through the 90’s. Great music for all kinds of musical tastes and generations.
SEPTEMBER 3 -With the velvet quality of five saxophones, the brilliance of six brass and one of the region’s most experienced rhythm sections, the “New Legacy SwingBand” recreates the great swing classic sounds of the Big
CONCERT SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE
Not a festival, but a celebration of the birth of a nation. Towns and villages throughout Maine come together to party, but also to remember those who sacrificed so much to preserve and protect America.
Searchable Database of Maine Fireworks Shows – Thank the Maine Fire Marshal for this searchable database of July Fourth fireworks displays in Maine. Click on any of the listed events to find more info about Time, Rain Date, Location and Sponsor of the various fireworks displays.
4th of July Fireworks: July 4, 2016, 9pm at the Main Beach Parking Lot. Music will be provided by DJ Jerry Bazata before and after the show. Please note: due to the fireworks display, there will be no parking at the Main Beach lot.http://www.visitogunquit.org/event
Name: 2016 Fireworks – July 4, Short Sands
Date: July 4, 2016
Time: 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT
Fourth of July Fireworks
Short Sands Beach
Short Sands Beach
Monday, July 4
Fireworks, Thrills, Live Shows and More at Canobie Lake Park
SALEM, NH – Summer fun at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire, is in full swing and the Park is open every day and evening throughout the summer.
From thrill rides to family and kids’ rides, games, attractions and water rides – including the Park’s Castaway Island water play area, included with admission – Canobie Lake Park has something for every member of the family to enjoy.
To celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, Canobie will present fireworks choreographed to music over Canobie Lake on three evenings: July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, weather permitting. The sizzle continues all summer long with fireworks displays scheduled for each Saturday night through Labor Day weekend, weather permitting.
Canobie’s “SummahPalooza” line-up of live entertainment with over 18 live shows scheduled throughout the summer and fall is also included with park admission. The popular Tribute to Gaga, the Boys of Summer and Hagerman’s Vaudeville Magic Show are appearing now, as is Canobie’s Battle of the Bands in which a new, local band appears live each Thursday and Friday evening to compete for cash prizes. .
The Las Vegas-style magic show, Magic Mayhem, opens on July 1st, and the Extreme BMX bicycle stunt show begins its run on July 2nd. Live shows lined up for the coming weeks include Extreme Chainsaw Juggling, The Incredible Acrobats of China featuring the New Shanghai Circus, The Great American Game Show and much more. For complete show details and schedules, visit canobie.com.
Canobie Lake Park is a quick trip from most points in New England with one low admission price that includes all rides, attractions, scheduled live shows and Castaway Island water play area. There are reduced evening rates and parking is always free.
Canobie Lake Park weekday discount admission coupons are currently available at participating McDonald’s® Restaurants, Market Basket® Supermarkets, Rite Aid® Pharmacies, 7-Eleven® Stores and Tedeschi® Food Shops all over New England while supplies last. “Buy 2, Get 1 Free” evening discount coupons are also available on specially marked cans of Pepsi® while supplies last. For coupon details, more information and Park hours, visit canobie.com.