We always look forward to Memorial Day as an unofficial start to the summer season. Kennebunkport celebrates Memorial Day on Monday, May 28th with an old-fashioned parade of military veterans, floats, and the high school marching band. You might even see George H. W. Bush (#41) and Barbara participating in the ceremonies. The celebration brings the community together and is equally enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
Another fun upcoming event is the 3rd Annual Flower Power Fashion Show - Caring in Full Bloom presented by the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, May 31st from 5-8:00pm at The Colony Hotel. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served from 5-6:30pm. The event will feature a runway style fashion show showcasing the latest styles from Kennebunk’s finest in fashion. There will also be a silent auction and goody bags with many great prizes! Some proceeds from the event will benefit the Maine Cancer Foundation. Tickets can be purchased through the Chamber website: http://www.visitthekennebunks.com/events/2012_flower_power_fashion_show/
You also won’t want to miss the opportunity to check out the Designer Show House at the former Kenneth Roberts Estate, Rocky Pastures, in Kennebunkport. From Saturday, June 23, through Saturday, July 14, the Kennebunkport Historical Society is sponsoring the Show House. The Kenneth Roberts Estate is a sprawling stone house that was built for Kenneth Roberts in 1938 by the architect Frazier Forman Peters of Westport, CT. Set in rolling meadows and wooded areas with ancient stone walls, Rocky Pastures is a 6,000 square foot house with 12 rooms that was recently updated, combining old world charm with modern conveniences. The property is a stone’s throw from Kennebunkport’s picturesque Ocean Avenue. It was here that Kenneth Roberts penned his popular novels of historical fiction that earned him a 1957 Pulitzer Prize in the Special Awards and Citations category. This is the first time the house has ever been open to the general public. Tickets are $20 per person and are available through the Society, the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Chamber of Commerce, and the Nonantum Resort.