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Paint the Town Red

This February, the Kennebunks transform into a romantic retreat for lovebirds.

The Kennebunks' will be decked out in red twinkly lights, while restaurants, hotels, galleries and shops in the area welcome sweethearts with a calendar of special events, romance hotel packages, red plate dining specials, and red tag sales.

2019 offerings will continue to be added over the next six weeks so make sure to check back and see what is new!

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, Feb. 2

FROSTED! A FREEZING GOOD TIME: 7-10 p.m. at the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel. Join us for the kick-off event of Kennebunkport's Paint the Town Red month: The Fifth Annual FROSTED! a freezing good time. Custom ice bar with luge, signature craft cocktails, light snacks, s'mores & hot chocolate bars, and dance music with DJ Kevin. Ticket include one drink. Cash bar available for beer, wine, and cocktails. Tickets are $55/pp online or $70/pp at the door. Buy now for a $10 early-bird discount (discount expires December 31, 2018). Don't get left in the cold.

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 11-11:45 a.m. at the Brick Store Museum. It’s cold outside – so warm up with love stories! Learn about the lives of the Kennebunkers of history on a tour through the Museum’s galleries and collections storage, with a Valentine’s-themed twist: love stories! This 45-minute tour through the Museum requires the use of stairs for portions of the program. Cost: $10 per person (half price for museum members!).

SATURDAY, Feb. 9

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 11-11:45 a.m. at the Brick Store Museum. It’s cold outside – so warm up with love stories! Learn about the lives of the Kennebunkers of history on a tour through the Museum’s galleries and collections storage, with a Valentine’s-themed twist: love stories! This 45-minute tour through the Museum requires the use of stairs for portions of the program. Cost: $10 per person (half price for museum members!).

DRINKS THROUGH THE DECADES: 1-3 p.m. at the Kennebunkport Inn. Learn how to prepare iconic cocktails from five decades of libations. From the timeless Manhattan to Carrie’s classic Cosmopolitan, our team of skilled bartenders will help you find the right balance between spicy and refreshing for the perfect Bloody Mary.  Includes five (5) sample-size cocktails and a few snacks.  *Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older.  Proper ID is required at door.* $40 per person. TICKETS

EARTH AT HIDDEN POND’S WINTER DINNER: 6 p.m. at Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn. Can’t wait until May for a taste of Earth? Join us for an exclusive first look of Chef Joe Schafer’s upcoming 2019 menu on Saturday, February 9th, limited seating available. Your evening begins with a welcome cocktail reception hosted by the Hidden Pond & Earth teams followed by a three-course family-style dinner showcasing new recipes & menu favorites. $135 per person.  Includes three-course dinner, wine pairing, and tax.  Does not include gratuity. TICKETS

SATURDAY, Feb. 16

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 11-11:45 a.m. at the Brick Store Museum. It’s cold outside – so warm up with love stories! Learn about the lives of the Kennebunkers of history on a tour through the Museum’s galleries and collections storage, with a Valentine’s-themed twist: love stories! This 45-minute tour through the Museum requires the use of stairs for portions of the program. Cost: $10 per person (half price for museum members!).

WINES & VALENTINES: 1-3:00 p.m. at the Kennebunkport Inn. Join The Burleigh team at the Kennebunkport Inn for their annual Valentine’s wine tasting, Wines & Valentines.  Enjoy wine pairings and delicious small plates. *Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door. $20 per person or $35 per couple. TICKETS

SUSHI MAKING DEMONSTRATION: 4-6:00 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant. Have you always wanted to learn to make sushi? Or maybe you need a refresh on how to make sushi rice? Or are you just here for the sake!? Class includes: interactive demonstration on various sushi making techniques, light snacks including edamame & shishito peppers, sake tasting, sushi rolling kit to take home, 3-course meal: miso soup, two sushi rolls, and fried plantains. *Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door. $50 per person. TICKETS

SATURDAY, Feb. 23

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 11-11:45 a.m. at the Brick Store Museum. It’s cold outside – so warm up with love stories! Learn about the lives of the Kennebunkers of history on a tour through the Museum’s galleries and collections storage, with a Valentine’s-themed twist: love stories! This 45-minute tour through the Museum requires the use of stairs for portions of the program. Cost: $10 per person (half price for museum members!).

 

OYSTER SHUCKING CLASS WITH WINE PAIRINGS: 1-3:00 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant. Perfect your shucking skill at The Boathouse while learning all about Maine’s oysters from one of our local oyster farmers. Class includes: hands-on instruction with a half dozen oysters, wine tasting & education on three wines that pair well with oysters, light snacks and an oyster knife. *Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door. $45 per person. TICKETS

THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY

RED PLATE SPECIALS

Mornings in Paris: Specialty Valentine's Day drinks, candlelit tables, Valentine's Day cupcakes & poptarts, Pre-Order a dozen "Rose" Macarons to give to your special someone - please order by February 7th to avoid disappointment

Table of Seven: Feb 14 from 3:30-8:30 we will have a romantic Valentines Dinner Special for 2, complete with appetizer and dessert with drink specials. Starting the weekend of 1/19 thru 2/19 the Red Plate Special will be our Own Memaw Breakfast (Served all day) for $9: 3 Eggs any style, choice of 3 bacon or sausage, homefries, choice of toast and 2 pancakes!!!!

RED TAG SPECIALS

Hurlbutt Designs: Hurlbutt Designs will offer a special selection of items marked with Red Hearts to celebrate The Kennebunk’s Paint the Town Red event. Items with Red Hearts will be offered at 25% Off during the month of February!

Maine Art Hill: 25% off custom framing all month long. February hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

PJ's Unique Peek: 10%-80% off all stock! Open Thursday-Saturday in February. 

Uptown Curl: 

  • LOVE YOUR LASHES: Are you over wearing mascara, get lash extensions and you will wake up ready to go! We are offering $175 for a full set with Lash Stylist Shannon. Offer Valid February 1st to 28th Monday - Friday only. Buy your sweetheart a gift of lavish lashes!
  • SIP & STYLE SERVICE: Have your sweetheart styled for a night out while enjoying a refreshing beverage choose from a variety of options; coffee, tea, bubbly, wine,and h2o. Personalized pampering starting at $35 & up! Add on a rejuvenating & relaxing extended scalp massage for $15 to any style.

ROMANCE PACKAGES

Elizabeth Rose House: Champagne and/or chocolate covered strawberries in your room during your stay. 

Inn at English Meadows: Free 3rd night with any two night weekend getaway, and a complimentary bottle of wine, guests' choice from our wine list, upon arrival. Duration: entire month of February, Thursday through Sunday.

Kennebunkport Resort Collection: Cape Arundel Inn | Grand Hotel | Kennebunkport Inn | The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel:.

loveKPT: Enjoy romance Kennebunkport-style with our loveKPT package. Your romantic getaway package includes:

  • Two night stay in a luxurious hotel room
  • Three Course Dinner for Two, which includes a shared appetizer, two entrees, and shared dessert
  • Red wine and chocolate-dipped strawberries upon arrival
  • Late checkout for a noon departure

*Not valid in conjunction with any other promotions or offers. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

Put A Ring On It!: Looking to pop the question to your loved one in Kennebunkport?  Let us help you ‘Put a Ring on It’ with our engagement package.  Your experience begins as soon as you reserve your stay:  Our Cupid Concierge will be with you every step of the way, connecting you with a local jeweler to design the perfect ring for your sweetheart and a photographer to capture that special moment.  Arrive in Kennebunkport to a luxurious room filled with fresh flowers, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of Dom Perignon, and Swarovski Crystalline Toasting Flutes (yours to keep, of course!). Our Put A Ring On It package includes:

  • Two nights’ luxurious accommodations
  • Bottle of Dom Pérignon
  • Swarovski Crystalline Toasting Flutes
  • Photographer
  • Four dozen roses
  • Chocolate covered strawberrie

*A non-refundable 100% advance deposit is required at time of reservation.  Not valid in conjunction with any other promotions or offers. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

King's Port Inn: Receive a free gift when guest mentions "code red" at time of booking - advance booking required.

Waldo Emerson Inn: 

Ramp Up the Romance: Come Paint the Town Red with us! Ignite your romance when you add this special package to your stay, including:

  • A romantic dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants ($50 credit)
  • French macaroon cookies from Mornings in Paris
  • A single rose waiting in your room
  • Seductive silk rose petal turndown service
  • Late Check-out $89, plus your accommodations

Naughty Nights: Come Paint the Town Red with us! Ignite your romance when you add this special package to your stay, including:

  • A romantic dinner for two at one of our favorite restaurants ($50 credit)
  • French macaroon cookies from Mornings in Paris
  • A single rose waiting in your room
  • Seductive silk rose petal turndown service
  • Plush red love cuffs
  • Late Check-out $99, plus your accommodations
  • Available February 1 – February 28, 2019

...check back as we will be adding more each day!