Come celebrate a very well-earned spring with the annual May Day Festival in Kennebunk, Maine, and enjoy convenient accommodations in nearby Ogunquit at the Admiral’s Inn while you do.
Kennebunk’s May Day Festival is a beloved community tradition 20 years running, and 2018’s is sure to be another charming edition. It’ll take place in downtown Kennebunk—less than a half-hour’s drive north, and a beautiful one at that, from the Admiral’s Inn—this Saturday, May 5th.
The 20th Annual Kennebunk May Day Festival
The Kennebunk May Day Committee hasn’t yet revealed the lineup of festival activities, but it sounds like many of the family-friendly delights seen in past years will be a part of the proceedings as well as “some fun new additions.” Hands-on arts and crafts, games, the afternoon May Day Parade, live music, great food—it’s bound to be a blast!
The 2017 May Day Festival featured such attractions as free wagon rides and photo booths, a rock-climbing wall, a lobster toss, paper-hat and paper-flower making, a pottery-wheel demo, classic maypole dancing (courtesy of the Portland School of Ballet), a Faerie Festival, and Mainestage Shakespeare’s “Shakespeare Flash Mobs.” Live entertainment came in the form of the Mainestage ShakeSTARS (performing “Scenes From a Midsummer Night’s Dream”) as well as the Ketchfish Band, Kennebunk River Band, Larry & Betty Deluxe Edition, and the 207 BLUES Band.
The May Day Festival revelry goes down throughout Kennebunk’s historic downtown: along Main Street (including the Waterhouse Center) and Main Street Plaza, and in Rotary and Lafayette parks.
May Day, of course, is a deep-rooted Northern Hemisphere festival marking the vernal reawakening that’s been celebrated since the days of Ancient Rome. Among the celebration’s hallmarks for centuries is the maypole and the exuberant dancing that goes on around it.
Celebrate May Day in Kennebunk With a Spring Escape to the Admiral’s Inn
You’ll be just a hop, skip, and a jump from Kennebunk and its 2018 May Day Festival with Main Street accommodations in Ogunquit courtesy of the Admiral’s Inn. Come enjoy our rich hospitality, which now includes the reincarnated Amore restaurant situated right under our roof. By the time the May Day Festival gets underway, the Ogunquit Museum of American Art will have reopened its doors, the Ogunquit Playhouse will be nearly ready to embark on its 2018 season, and our Beautiful Place by the Sea will be in full springtime bloom.
So here’s a very happy spring from the Admiral’s Inn—and one big invitation to experience the season’s delights on the coast of Southern Maine!