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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.

2018 offerings will continue to be added over the next six weeks so make sure to check back and see what is new!

JANUARY:

SATURDAY, Jan. 27

MEET THE BREWERY + PIZZA MAKING COURSE: 3 - 5 p.m. at Ports of Italy. Come in to Ports of Italy to learn about Beer 101 & learn to make authentic Italian Pizza in our Neapolitan Wood Fired Pizza Oven from Chef German Lucarelli! Hear from the breweries and taste different beers from down the road in Maine all the way over to Vermont. $25 per person. TICKETS. 

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 Fourth Annual Ice Bar!  Custom ice bar with luge, light snacks, s’mores & hot chocolate bars, and entertainment. Ticket includes two signature drinks. Cash bar available as well.

Tickets are $55/pp online or $70/pp at the door. Buy now for a $5 early-bird discount (discount expires January 1, 2018).  Don’t get left in the cold.

FEBRUARY

SATURDAY, Feb. 3

BUBBLES & TRUFFLES WITH CHEF PIERRE GIGNAC OF OCEAN: 1-3 p.m. at the Grand Hotel. As the Executive Chef at Ocean at the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort, Chef Pierre Gignac will teach you the technique and preparation of sumptuous chocolate truffles, using the finest of French and Belgian chocolates enhanced with fine liqueurs, fruits and spices.  The chocolate truffles tasting will be paired with a flight of delicious sparkling wines and cordials. $40 per person. TICKETS.

MAKE THE PERFECT COCKTAIL – A COCKTAIL CLASS: 1-3:00 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Reservations are required and space is limited. $60 per person, includes three cocktails, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. TICKETS.

TASTES OF ITALY + WINE PAIRING: 3-5 p.m. at Ports of Italy. Take the month of February to travel around Italy! Join Chef German Lucarelli as we explore each Italian region course by course. Dishes will be accompanied by 4 wine pairings from the same region. These events are limited to 20 people so reserve your spots now! TICKETS.

THURSDAY, Feb. 8

“CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE” BEER DINNER: 5 - 9 p.m. at Alisson’s Restaurant. Welcome Orono Brewing Company to the Kennebunks with a do-what-you-want beer dinner! Offering Orono brews with suggested food pairings, all a la carte. No tickets. No reservations. Come as you are and hang with the OBC crew!

FRIDAY, Feb. 9

WORLDS COLLIDE WINE TASTING: 5 – 7 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Reservations are required and space is limited. $50 per person, includes six 3oz wine pours, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. TICKETS.

SATURDAY, Feb. 10

SOUP & SNOW STROLL: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Boulangerie, a Proper Bakery, Kennebunk Land Trust and Ramblers Way are collaborating on a snow shoe/walk in the Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary followed by a warm drink, a cup of soup and a sweet at Boulangerie. The walk will take two hours with hour or so at the bakery; $10. Space is limited. Call Kennebunk Land Trust for reservations at (207) 985-8734.

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. $15 per person or $25 per couple. TICKETS. 

MAKE THE PERFECT COCKTAIL – A COCKTAIL CLASS: 1-3:00 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Reservations are required and space is limited. $60 per person, includes three cocktails, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. TICKETS.

TASTES OF ITALY + WINE PAIRING: 3-5 p.m. at Ports of Italy. Take the month of February to travel around Italy! Join Chef German Lucarelli as we explore each Italian region course by course. Dishes will be accompanied by 4 wine pairings from the same region. These events are limited to 20 people so reserve your spots now! TICKETS.

DATE SKATE: 4-6 p.m. at the Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk. Come ice skate with your sweetheart to the love songs of a live DJ. Free and open to the public. Next door, the Kennebunk Inn will offer special Paint the Town Red cocktails and a Date Skate Dinner.

EARTH AT HIDDEN POND’S WINTER DINNER: 6 p.m. at The Lodge on the Cove. Can’t wait until May 4th for a taste of Earth? Join us for an exclusive first look of Chef Joe Schafer’s upcoming 2018 menu on Saturday, February 10th at 6:00pm, limited seating available. Your evening at The Lodge on the Cove 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. $125 per person.  Includes three-course dinner, wine pairing, and tax.  Does not include gratuity. TICKETS.

TUESDAY, Feb. 13

FRENCH FAMILY DINNER: 6 – 9 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Chef Joel and his team will prepare a classic French four-course dinner, served family-style. Our own Sam Cote will pour several superb French reds and whites, and will be on hand to answer questions. No forced wine pairings or long lectures. Just bring some friends, meet new ones, and have fun. And we'll have live music to set the perfect scene. $79.00 per person, including food, wine, Maine tax, and gratuities. Cocktails, beer, and wine available from our regular menu. Seats are limited and reservations are required. TICKETS & ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

WEDNESDAY, Feb 14

FRENCH FAMILY DINNER: 6 – 9 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Chef Joel and his team will prepare a classic French four-course dinner, served family-style. Our own Sam Cote will pour several superb French reds and whites, and will be on hand to answer questions. No forced wine pairings or long lectures. Just bring some friends, meet new ones, and have fun. And we'll have live music to set the perfect scene. $79.00 per person, including food, wine, Maine tax, and gratuities. Cocktails, beer, and wine available from our regular menu. Seats are limited and reservations are required. TICKETS & ADDITIONAL DETAILS.

SATURDAY, Feb. 17

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.

TASTES OF ITALY + WINE PAIRING: 3-5 p.m. at Ports of Italy. Take the month of February to travel around Italy! Join Chef German Lucarelli as we explore each Italian region course by course. Dishes will be accompanied by 4 wine pairings from the same region. These events are limited to 20 people so reserve your spots now! TICKETS.

AVALANCHE ICE PARTY: 7 p.m. to midnight at Old Vines Wine Bar. We're closing out our ninth season with our biggest party ever - inside and outside, under the heated tent! Chill out for a full night of food, wine, beer, specialty cocktails, and live music, plus a late night dance party - and late night snacks - for one low price. All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, Extreme Dessert Table, Outdoor Ice Bar, Speciality Avalanche Cocktails, Live Music 7-10pm, Late Night Dance Party with DJ Nate 10pm-midnight. $100 per person, including tax and gratuity. Full bar available on a cash basis. TICKETS.

 

ONGOING - Keep visiting for new updates!

ROMANCE PACKAGES

Breakwater Inn & Spa: Enjoy a romantic weekend away that includes chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of prosecco and flower arrangement in your beautifully appointed room. In addition, you will receive a $20 dining credit to Stripers restaurant (per couple and can be used towards Valentines Days Menu) and $10 off room rate

Captain Fairfield Inn: The Romance Package includes an artisan cheese and meat board, a bottle of wine, and a single red rose; the package can be added to bookings for $75; rates start at $159 per night.

Captain Jefferds Inn: What could be more romantic than a two night get-away in a quiet, luxurious inn. Upon arrival you will find scattered rose petals, locally made gourmet chocolates and a half bottle of prosecco waiting in your room to set the perfect tone for your special visit. In addition, you will receive a $50 gift certificate to any of the other Distinctive Inns of New England properties, along with a Select Registry guide book.  This complimentary package will be included with two nights stays anytime in February 2018.

Captain Lord Mansion: The “February is for Lovers” package includes reduced mid-week rates, romantic third night free package, split of sparkling wine, dark chocolate-covered popcorn and frequent visitor credits. The third night free package is not valid Feb. 16-19, 2018, and cannot be combined with any other coupon, discount or third party booking or 3rd party gift certificate. Rates start at $199 per night.

Kennebunkport Resort Collection: Grand Hotel | Kennebunkport Inn | The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel:

FROSTED! a freezing good time: Available the weekend of January 26+27 or January 27+28 only. This package includes luxury accommodations for two nights and tickets to Saturday night’s, FROSTED! a freezing good time, ice bar event at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel. Featuring an ice bar with drink luges, DJ, photo booth, signature drinks from New England Distilling, s’mores, and hot chocolate bars. Tickets include two drinks and light bites, cash bar available.

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
  • Custom engagement ring (valued at $8,000.00)
  • Framed Original love poem
  • 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.

Maine Stay Inn: Kennebunkport Maine earns its designation as New England's Most Romantic Town when love comes to life during Paint The Town Red the entire month of February. Enjoy a romantic getaway at the Maine Stay Inn, and cozy up by your very own gas fireplace with special rates on luxury rooms and suites from $199-259 per night. Raise a toast to your couple's retreat with specialty sparkling soda and indulge in the decadent chocolate dessert for two delivered right to your door. Twinkling gold heart lights and loads of Valentine's luminous displays will light the way for your most romantic getaway yet!

Port Inn: Our Love The Port package is the perfect romantic getaway at an unbeatable price! Package includes: champagne for two and a dozen oysters at Pearl Oyster Bar, red bag filled with Maine-made artisan products (including red velvet whoopie pies, Maine Root craft sodas, and Maine-made maple syrups and candies) upon arrival, 10% off your entire stay in our tranquil and well-appointed inn and a late 2pm checkout. Package charge is $50 (an $85+ value) and unlocks discounted room rates starting at $87 per night. Must be booked over phone at (207) 985-6100. See terms and conditions here.

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