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.

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY, Feb. 1

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 12-12:45 p.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!).

SOUPER BOWL 2020: 12-3 p.m. at Maine Classic Car Museum. Enjoy delectable soups by local restaurants paired with wine, look at the amazing car collection while perusing fabulous items donated by local businesses in a silent auction all benefitting Ben's Fight. $25 per person, $40 for two. TICKETS.

SMALL GROUP COCKTAIL CLASS: 1-3 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. $55 per person, includes three cocktails, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. TICKETS

IGLOO LOUNGE LAUNCH PARTY: 7-10 p.m. at the Boathouse Waterfront Hotel. Join us for the kick-off event of Paint the Town Red month! Enjoy a winter wonderland of custom decorated igloos, light snacks, s’mores and hot chocolate bars, and the ultimate dance party with DJ Haylstorm. Ticket includes one welcome drink. Cash bar available as well. *Party is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door. Tickets are $65/pp online. Buy now for a $10 early-bird discount (discount expires Jan. 15, 2020). TICKETS

THURSDAY, Feb. 6

EARTH AT HIDDEN POND’S TEST KITCHEN AT THE BOATHOUSE: 6-9 p.m. The Lobster Bar at The Boathouse. Join Chef Joseph Schafer for an exclusive dinner as he creates and tests recipes for the upcoming season at Earth at Hidden Pond. Taking place during Paint the Town Red, Earth’s Test Kitchen will begin with a cocktail welcome at 6 p.m. followed by a tapas-style tasting menu. Only 20 seats available! $80.00 per person. SOLD OUT

FRIDAY, Feb. 7

            PORT WINE TASTING: 5-7 p.m. at Maine & Vine.

SATURDAY, Feb. 8

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 12-12:45 p.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!).

CAKE CRAFTING 101: 12-2 p.m. at Stripers Waterside Restaurant. Have you ever had to be the one to save the day with a great dessert at a party with your close friends or family? High on creativity but low on time to create!? Come join Executive Chef Nick Burgess and Stripers Waterside Restaurant for our Cake Crafting 101 cooking class this February! Chef Nick will show you all the tricks of the trade to taking an everyday cake mix and assemble it into a sweet masterpiece! Grab your friends and don’t miss out on this cake crafting spectacular afternoon! $45 per person. You can reserve your spot by calling 207-967-3118 today!

SMALL GROUP COCKTAIL CLASS: 1-3 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. $55 per person, includes three cocktails, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. TICKETS

OYSTER SHUCKING CLASS + WINE TASTING: 2-3 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant. Perfect your shucking skill at The Boathouse while learning all about Maine’s oysters! Includes: hands-on instruction with a half dozen oysters with wine tasting and education on three wines that pair well. $45 per person. *Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door. TICKETS

MONDAY, Feb. 10

PAINT (PARTY) THE TOWN RED: 6-8:30 p.m. at Alisson’s Restaurant. Come paint with us! Don’t worry, no experience is necessary. Local artist Dawn Burns will walk you step by step through your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Bring some friends and make it a girls’ night out! Or....try a date night painting! You and your date will paint separate canvases; when placed together, your canvases will match up to create one picture. $30 per person. Includes 16x20 canvas and all the materials needed to complete your masterpiece. Tickets must be purchased in advance. TICKETS

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12

FRENCH FAMILY WINE DINNER: 6-9 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Four courses. Great wine. Zero pretense. 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. 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. 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 ensure dinner feels intimate. Every dinner sells out, so reserve your spots today. $85 includes dinner, wine, tax, and gratuity. Cash bar available. 21+ only. TICKETS

THURSDAY, Feb. 13

MEGARED Launch Party: 4 -7 PM at Sebago Brewing Company. Be the first to taste MEGARED while enjoying free pizza and appetizers!

DRINK PINK ROSE´ TASTING: 5-7 p.m. at Maine & Vine.

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER: 5:30-9 p.m. at White Barn Inn. Imagine a candlelit dinner in our 1859 restored barn, consistently named the most romantic restaurant in New England. Join us at the renowned White Barn Inn dining room for a romantic dinner to kindle the romance with your loved one. Chef Matthew Padilla has prepared an exquisite four-course menu with inspired ingredients like lobster, venison, foie gras, duck, and more.On request, our Culinary Team will personalize your dessert and, if desired, deliver to your guest room (house guests only, advance notice required). Four-Course, $125/person. Call (207) 967-2321 to make your reservation.

FRIDAY, Feb. 14

WINE TASTING: 5-7 p.m. at H.B. Provisions.

VALENTINE’S GIFTING TREE: 5-9 p.m. at Alisson’s Restaurant. Join us on Valentine’s evening and test your luck on our Gifting Tree! Each table picks one red envelope from the tree at the beginning of service. Every envelope contains a gift from us, ranging from $1 off your bill to a free dessert to a complimentary $100 gift card, and everything in between! Every table is a winner. Happy Valentine’s Day!

WINE AND DINE YOUR VALENTINE: 5-11 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Food and drink specials all night. Details to come!

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER: 5:30-9 p.m. at White Barn Inn. Imagine a candlelit dinner in our 1859 restored barn, consistently named the most romantic restaurant in New England. Join us at the renowned White Barn Inn dining room for a romantic dinner to kindle the romance with your loved one. Chef Matthew Padilla has prepared an exquisite four-course menu with inspired ingredients like lobster, venison, foie gras, duck, and more.On request, our Culinary Team will personalize your dessert and, if desired, deliver to your guest room (house guests only, advance notice required). Four-Course, $125/person. Call (207) 967-2321 to make your reservation.

SATURDAY, Feb. 15

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 12-12:45 p.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 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. $55 per person, includes three cocktails, light appetizers, tax, and gratuity. 21+ only. TICKETS

OYSTER SHUCKING CLASS + WINE TASTING: 2-3 p.m. at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant. Perfect your shucking skill at The Boathouse while learning all about Maine’s oysters! Includes: hands-on instruction with a half dozen oysters with wine tasting and education on three wines that pair well. $45 per person. *Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door. TICKETS

WINES & VALENTINES: 2-3 p.m. at The Burleigh 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. $25 per person or $45 per couple. SOLD OUT.

SOUP TASTING CONTEST: 2-3:30 p.m. at H.B. Provisions. Which staff member makes the best soup? Be the judge and enjoy a variety of soups for the soul. $10 per person or two for $18 to benefit the Chamber of Commerce Little Pantry.

VALENTINE'S DAY DINNER: 5:30-9 p.m. at White Barn Inn. Imagine a candlelit dinner in our 1859 restored barn, consistently named the most romantic restaurant in New England. Join us at the renowned White Barn Inn dining room for a romantic dinner to kindle the romance with your loved one. Chef Matthew Padilla has prepared an exquisite four-course menu with inspired ingredients like lobster, venison, foie gras, duck, and more.On request, our Culinary Team will personalize your dessert and, if desired, deliver to your guest room (house guests only, advance notice required). Four-Course, $125/person. Call (207) 967-2321 to make your reservation.

RED HOT PARTY: 6-10 p.m. at Batson River Brewing & Distilling. Get fired up to Paint theTown Red at Batson River Brewing and Distilling’s first ever Red Hot Party! We’ve brewed a special red beer for the occasion and will be offering sizzling drink specials all night long. If you loved how we decorated the tasting room for Halloween and Christmas, wait ‘til you see what we’ve got in store for this scorching night you’ll never forget!

SUNDAY, Feb. 16

BUBBLES & TRUFFLES: 1-2 p.m. at The Grand Hotel. Join the Earth at Hidden Pond team this winter as they 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.  Includes three tastes of bubbles and four truffles per person plus recipes to take home. $30 per person. SOLD OUT

BUBBLES & TRUFFLES: 4-5 p.m. at The Grand Hotel. Join the Earth at Hidden Pond team this winter as they 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.  Includes three tastes of bubbles and four truffles per person plus recipes to take home. $30 per person. TICKETS

THURSDAY, Feb. 20

OCEAN’S TEST KITCHEN AT THE BOATHOUSE: 6-9 p.m. The Lobster Bar at The Boathouse. Join Chef Justin Owen for an exclusive dinner as he creates and tests recipes for the upcoming season at Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort. Taking place during Paint the Town Red, Ocean’s Test Kitchen will begin with a cocktail welcome at 6 p.m. followed by a 4-course dinner. Only 20 seats available! $75 per person. TICKETS

FRIDAY, Feb. 21

DUELING PIANOS WITH SETH + JIMMY: 6-9 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Seth and Jimmy are back! Enjoy the fun of singing and dancing along to classic hits. Don’t miss out on the fun! More details to come.

SATURDAY, Feb. 22

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 12-12:45 p.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!).

CAKE CRAFTING 101: 12-2 p.m. at Stripers Waterside Restaurant. Have you ever had to be the one to save the day with a great dessert at a party with your close friends or family? High on creativity but low on time to create!? Come join Executive Chef Nick Burgess and Stripers Waterside Restaurant for our Cake Crafting 101 cooking class this February! Chef Nick will show you all the tricks of the trade to taking an everyday cake mix and assemble it into a sweet masterpiece! Grab your friends and don’t miss out on this cake crafting spectacular afternoon! $45 per person. You can reserve your spot by calling 207-967-3118 today!

CLASSIC MIXOLOGY: 2-3 p.m. at The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn. Ever wonder why some classic cocktails are shaken, not stirred? Or, when to serve your adult beverage of choice neat or straight up? Learn how to prepare classic cocktails with our team of skilled bartenders at The Burleigh. Includes four sample-size cocktails and bar snacks. *Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door. $45 per person. TICKETS

CHAMPAGNE & CAVIAR TASTING: 2-3 p.m. at The Grand Hotel. A great way to try a variety of caviar and learn which flavors you prefer, led by the team from Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort and paired with some of our favorite bubbles. Includes pearl spoons + caviar tin to take home. $35 per person. TICKETS

AVALANCHE 2019: 5 p.m-11 p.m. at Old Vines Wine Bar. Save the date for our third annual legendary winter party. We’ll have live music, an all-you-can-eat buffet and dessert table, and a cash bar, with all of your favorite wine, beer, and craft cocktails! Stay tuned for more details! $45 per person. TICKETS.

SUNDAY, Feb. 23

SNOW STROLL WITH THE KENNEBUNK LAND TRUST: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. at a Kennebunk Land Trust property. Enjoy a beautiful morning exploring on a guided naturalist walk. This is a great way to learn more about flora and fauna in winter. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Following the walk, we will visit Boulangerie for a treat and a hot drink. Trail to be announced in the upcoming weeks. $10 per person. To RSVP call 207-985-8734 or email kennebunklandtrust@gmail.com. Program sponsored by Kennebunk Savings.

THURSDAY, Feb 27

THE TIDES BEACH CLUB TEST KITCHEN AT THE BOATHOUSE: 6-9 p.m. The Lobster Bar at The Boathouse. Join Chef Taylor Stanton for an exclusive dinner as he creates and tests recipes for the upcoming season at The Tides Beach Club.  Taking place during Paint the Town Red, Tides' Test Kitchen will begin with a cocktail welcome at 6 p.m. followed by a five-course dinner at 6:30 p.m. Only 20 seats available! $60.00 per person. TICKETS

SATURDAY, Feb. 29

LOVE IN THE KENNEBUNKS: 12-12:45 p.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!).

APRES SKI PARTY: 4-8 p.m. at The Burleigh at the Kennebunkport Inn. We’re waxing up the shot-ski and spiking the Ski Bunny Brew — get ready for the Gondola Bar at the Kennebunkport Inn! Don your favorite ski sweater, and join us for fondue, snacks, and entertainment.  Ticket includes one signature cocktail. Cash bar available for beer, wine, cocktails, and additional ski-inspired beverages. $55 per person. TICKETS

AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A LEAP NIGHT PARTY: 7-10 p.m. at Alisson's Restaurant. Celebrate the leap with us! Featuring live music with teh Dapper Gents Duo, food & drink specials and enough fun to last another four years! More info coming soon. 

 

THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY

RED PLATE SPECIALS

Alisson's Restaurant: $1 from every beer sold will be donated to Portside Rotary

H.B. Provisions: February 14, 15 & 16 lobster specials | Lobster rolls, omelettes, grilled cheeses and house made maple bacon.

Mornings in Paris: Treat yourself to special drinks and food all through February such as the Red Velvet Latte and the French Kiss. Special Macaron packs available for your special someone. Wine and beer package specials as well.

Pearl Kennebunk Beach & Spat Oyster Cellar: Share the Love for the week of Valentine's Day. We are reopening Feb 13-23 just to celebrate with you! Join us for food and drink specials all week long. New dishes along with our delicious winter menu favorites!  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.

Sebago Brewing Company: Every Tuesday in February enjoy a Runabout Red Ale and Red Ale Reuben for $14.

RED TAG SPECIALS

Maine Art Hill: 25% off custom framing all month long and come enjoy our ‘selfie’ station! February hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Monday.

ROMANCE PACKAGES

1802 House Bed & Breakfast: Treat your loved one with a 10% discount, a large box of Black Dinah Chocolates and a bottle of Prosecco.

Harbor Inn: Enjoy a romantic night that includes a bottle of Prosecco and small crudité platter for $179.

Inn at English Meadows: Celebrate your LOVE through the entire month of February with 20% off any two-night stay, a complimentary bottle of red wine, and more romantic surprises!  Two-night minimum stay required for this package.

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

IGLOO LOUNGE LAUNCH PARTY: Kick off Paint the Town Red month in the Kennebunks with a two-night stay and two tickets to the Igloo Lounge Launch Party at The Boathouse on Saturday, February 1st. Valid stay dates: Jan 31 + Feb 1, 2020. Starting rates for 2-night package:

  • Kennebunkport Inn, $439 plus tax and fees
  • The Boathouse, $499 plus tax and fees
  • Grand Hotel, $359 plus tax and fees

APRES SKI PARTY: We’re waxing up the shot-ski and spiking the Ski Bunny Brew — Get ready for the Gondola Bar at the Kennebunkport Inn! Join us for a two-night stay and two tickets to the Apres Ski Party at the Kennebunkport Inn on Saturday, February 29th. Valid stay dates: February 28 + 29, 2020. Starting rates for 2-night package:

  • Kennebunkport Inn, $419 plus tax and fees
  • The Boathouse, $399 plus tax and fees
  • Grand Hotel, $359 plus tax and fees

LOVE KPT: Enjoy romance Kennebunks-style with our loveKPT package. Your romantic getaway package includes a two night stay in a luxurious hotel room, champagne and whoopie pies upon arrival, and a $50 Kennebunkport Resort Collection dining credit. Valid stay dates: now to March 31, 2020. Starting rates for 2-night package:

  • Kennebunkport Inn, $279 plus tax and fees
  • The Boathouse, $279 plus tax and fees
  • Grand Hotel, $329 plus tax and fees

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 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 Crystal Toasting Flutes (yours to keep, of course!). Our Put A Ring On It package is available during the month of February and includes:

  • Two nights’ luxurious accommodations
  • Bottle of Dom Pérignon & Crystal Toasting Flutes
  • Photographer
  • Four dozen roses
  • Chocolate covered strawberries

Valid stay dates: January 31 to March 31, 2020

LOVE OUR LOCALS

There’s no place like home, especially when home is Maine. With our “Love Our Locals” package you can enjoy exclusive savings on a coastal staycation…all you’ll need is your Maine ID.

  • 10% off the best available rate
  • Complimentary upgrade based on availability
  • 10% off food & beverage during your stay
  • $25 food and beverage credit per stay
  • Complimentary parking

Valid stay dates: Now to May 21, 2020

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
  • $109 accommodations and late check-out
  • Available February 1 – February 29, 2020

Winter Warmer Package: Book a two night mid-week stay and enjoy 15% off your stay,  a complimentary bottle of wine and a $50 gift card to Old Vines Wine Bar! (Valid for Sunday - Thursday stays Jan 1 - April 15, 2020).

White Barn Inn: Linger Longer with a 3rd night Free! Enjoy a another romantic candle-lit meal, indulge in another massage, or spend another night cuddled up with your loved one by the fireplace. Linger longer and give yourself more time to refresh and rejuvenate in our legendary Kennebunk hideaway. Book two consecutive nights and enjoy the third night on us. Rates from $230 per night. Package is subject to availability.

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