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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

FRIDAY, Feb. 1

PAINT A PILLOW CLASS: 7-10 p.m. at Dawn Burns Art Studio. $45 per student. Students are also welcome to schedule their own private class with friends for no additional charge. TICKETS.

SATURDAY, Feb. 2

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!).

SMALL GROUP COCKTAIL CLASS: 1-3:00 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Ever wonder how our bartenders create their newest concoctions? Do you know the difference between a tincture and a bitter? When to shake, and when to stir? From proper barware to proper technique, in two short hours, we'll teach you everything you need to know to impress your guests. Grab a friend or two and join our next small group class. You'll get behind the bar, have a bunch of fun, and meet some new friends. And yes, you get to sample your own work. We'll have snacks available, too. Reservations are required and space is limited. $60 per person, includes three cocktails, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. 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 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.

FRIDAY, Feb. 8

PAINT A PILLOW CLASS: 7-10 p.m. at Dawn Burns Art Studio. $45 per student. Students are also welcome to schedule their own private class with friends for no additional charge. TICKETS.

SATURDAY, Feb. 9

SNOW STROLL WITH THE KENNEBUNK LAND TRUST: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary. Enjoy a beautiful day exploring the 38-acre preserve featuring over 2,400 feet of frontage along the Mousam River. This guided walk is a snow or shine event. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Following the walk we will stroll over to Boulangerie for a treat and a hot drink. $10 per person. To RSVP call 207-985-8734 or email info@kennebunklandtrust.org.  

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

SMALL GROUP COCKTAIL CLASS: 1-3:00 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Ever wonder how our bartenders create their newest concoctions? Do you know the difference between a tincture and a bitter? When to shake, and when to stir? From proper barware to proper technique, in two short hours, we'll teach you everything you need to know to impress your guests. Grab a friend or two and join our next small group class. You'll get behind the bar, have a bunch of fun, and meet some new friends. And yes, you get to sample your own work. We'll have snacks available, too. Reservations are required and space is limited. $60 per person, includes three cocktails, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. TICKETS

COUPLES PAINT TOGETHER: 3-5 p.m. at Make It KPT. Come with your sweetie and paint two canvases that fit together to make a beautiful picture. Be as creative as you feel! Put your unique spin on the image provided, or do something completely original. The result will be a special keepsake of your relationship. Canvases, brushes, paint, and light snacks are included. $59 per couple. 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
 

SUNDAY, Feb. 10

THE BLUE GOES RED FOR BRUNCH: Texas Grace Kitchen takes over The Blue coffeehouse for this special brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. All-you-can-eat menu includes breakfast tacos made to order, waffles and ribs, bacon-iced cinnamon rolls, a bagel and muffin bar, plus coffee and drink specials. Cost is $15.99.
 

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13

FRENCH FAMILY WINE DINNER: 6-9 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Great food and wine, informal and free of nonsense. Our wine list is full of little-known gems from family-owned vineyards around the world. It's only fitting to celebrate them with a proper family dinner. This month, we celebrate the wine and cuisine of France. Menu and wine pairings to follow soon. Dinner is elegant, yet informal - hors d'oeuvres, plus four courses served family style - deftly executed by chef Joel Souza and his team. Guests are seated at tables of 8-10, ensuring you make a new friend or two. Live background music helps to set the right ambiance. Our wine director, Sam Cote, is on hand to explain each wine and answer questions.  Absolutely no forced pairings or boring lectures! We limit seating to approximately 40 guests to ensure dinner feels intimate. And every dinner sells out, so reserve your spots today. $95 includes dinner, wine, tax, and gratuity. Cash bar available. 21+ only. TICKETS

THURSDAY, Feb. 14

FRENCH FAMILY WINE DINNER: 6-9 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Great food and wine, informal and free of nonsense. Our wine list is full of little-known gems from family-owned vineyards around the world. It's only fitting to celebrate them with a proper family dinner. This month, we celebrate the wine and cuisine of France. Menu and wine pairings to follow soon. Dinner is elegant, yet informal - hors d'oeuvres, plus four courses served family style - deftly executed by chef Joel Souza and his team. Guests are seated at tables of 8-10, ensuring you make a new friend or two. Live background music helps to set the right ambiance. Our wine director, Sam Cote, is on hand to explain each wine and answer questions.  Absolutely no forced pairings or boring lectures! We limit seating to approximately 40 guests to ensure dinner feels intimate. And every dinner sells out, so reserve your spots today. $95 includes dinner, wine, tax, and gratuity. Cash bar available. 21+ only. TICKETS

FRIDAY, Feb. 15

PAINT A PILLOW CLASS: 7-10 p.m. at Dawn Burns Art Studio. $45 per student. Students are also welcome to schedule their own private class with friends for no additional charge. 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!).

SMALL GROUP COCKTAIL CLASS: 1-3:00 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Ever wonder how our bartenders create their newest concoctions? Do you know the difference between a tincture and a bitter? When to shake, and when to stir? From proper barware to proper technique, in two short hours, we'll teach you everything you need to know to impress your guests. Grab a friend or two and join our next small group class. You'll get behind the bar, have a bunch of fun, and meet some new friends. And yes, you get to sample your own work. We'll have snacks available, too. Reservations are required and space is limited. $60 per person, includes three cocktails, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. TICKETS

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

WINTER WARMERS: 2-4 p.m. at Batson River Brewing & Distilling. Join Head Distiller Matt Dyer, as he teaches you how to make cocktails to keep you warm all winter. You’ll learn, and drink three original cocktails using Batson River’s Gin and Vodkas, and snack on treats from our kitchen. Come in from the cold and get cozy! $25 per person. TICKETS

COUPLES PAINT TOGETHER: 3-5 p.m. at Make It KPT. Come with your sweetie and paint two canvases that fit together to make a beautiful picture. Be as creative as you feel! Put your unique spin on the image provided, or do something completely original. The result will be a special keepsake of your relationship. Canvases, brushes, paint, and light snacks are included. $59 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

AVALANCHE 2019: 6 p.m-11:30 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. 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. It includes: All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, Extreme Dessert Table, Outdoor Ice Bar, Dueling Pianos with Seth and Jimmy, Speciality Avalanche Cocktails, Late Night Dance Party with DJ Nate 10pm-midnight. $120 per person, includes food, beer, wine by the glass, Avalanche specialty cocktails, tax, and gratuity. Full bar available on a cash basis. Tickets required and space is limited. 21+. TICKETS.

THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY

RED PLATE SPECIALS

H.B. Provisions: We will be sampling Raclette Cheese Baguette Sandwiches and selling them as well. February 9th and 23rd from 1pm to 3pm. on February 23, we will also be having a Wine Tasting from 1-3 p.m.. Always Fun and Always Free

Pearl Kennebunk and Spat Oyster Cellar: Share the Love for the week of Valentine's Day. Join us for Food and Drink specials all week long.  New items like Homemade Pasta, Beef Stew and German Chocolate Cake along side our delicious winter menu favorites! Don't forget about our daily Happy Hour from 5-6pm as always, featuring small bites by the piece including $1.75 Fresh Maine Oyster and $5 draft beers! Call 207.204.0860 for availability and questions.  

Salt & Honey: Open for dinner on February 15-17 and 22-24. A selection of new Salt & Honey concepts, and some all time favorites. Also enjoy a pri fixe with some wine pairings. 

RED TAG SPECIALS

Cottage Breeze Day Spa: For the month of February, couples will receive a Cottage Breeze Travel Candle for all 50 minute Couples Massage or a Cottage Breeze Glass Candle for all 80 minute Massages - Comes with decorative heart gift bag and pink ribbon.

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.

Make It KPT: Valentine's Day Couples Box - Give the gift of memories and connection for a unique and special Valentine's Day. Collect mementos to fill your mason jar lantern, share a beverage on our Love Maine coasters, and enjoy each other's company with insightful and funny TableTopics questions. DETAILS

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

Shipyard KBC Gift Store: Red Bow Sale - 50% off on select items marked with a red bow Thru month of 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: Book two nights during the month of February and get one night free, plus enjoy a bottle of sparkling wine in the room on the house. 

Inn at English Meadows: Free third 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.

Port Inn: The Red Package | Enjoy a romantic couples getaway to Maine and experience wintertime in the Kennebunks. Your romantic getaway package includes: Champagne for two and a dozen oysters at Pearl Oyster Bar, by renowned New York chef Rebecca Charles (available Wednesday through Sunday). Special Red Bag welcome treat, filled with delicious local artisanal products including red velvet whoopie pies, Maine Root craft sodas, and other romantic Maine-inspired treats. Complimentary local and delicious breakfast each morning. Late 1 PM checkout. Assistance from our area experts on creating the perfect romantic itinerary for your visit.

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!