LAUNCH! 2019 is setting sail!
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 at the Waterhouse Center for this family friendly fest, feast and fun! Who doesn’t love bouncy houses, face painting and aquatic life touch tanks?
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 whoopie pie or best strawberry 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 cobbler, all eaten along our working waterfront. Fun for the whole family!
Rock the Dock: This special event will feature a DJ, specialty cocktail from Batson River and delicious food from The Burleigh at the Yachtsman Hotel and Marina Club. It’s the perfect way to end Saturday night and have a front-row seat for the boat parade! All proceeds will go toward the floating wheelchair fund.