Paint the Town Red

Every February

Experience the magic of winter’s wonderland in Kennebunkport, Maine! Every February, join us in Maine’s most romantic town for a delightful season of food, fun, & togetherness. All month long, Kennebunkport will be celebrating the season of love with fun winter activities, unique class offerings, Valentine's Day happenings, and romantic hotel packages. Wearing our #lovekpt badge since 2015!

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Kennebunkport Inn Image

Casual elegance. Stylish guest rooms. Thoughtful amenities. Exceptional guest service. These are a few of the highlights guests rave about during their stay at the Kennebunkport Inn, the only hotel located in the heart of Kennebunkport, Maine. Perched at the top of the village center, the inn’s vista overlooks the downtown shops, restaurants, and galleries, making it an optimal choice for guests who prefer to walk to the most popular destinations in town.

One Dock Square, Kennebunkport | 207-967-2621

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The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel Image

The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel boasts a phenomenal location, stunning views, and luxurious rooms. Conveniently located in the heart of the Port, this ultimate waterfront hotel overlooks the harbor side of the Kennebunk River.With panoramic windows, private balconies, and an expansive outdoor deck, The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel offers guests intriguing social spaces in which to enjoy their Kennebunkport vacation. Whether booking a romantic getaway or quick trip to the coast, guests will love the thoughtful appointments and prime location of our luxurious, waterfront hotel. Kennebunkport Maine’s renowned collection of shops, boutiques, and restaurants are all within walking distance, putting convenience on par with pleasure.

21 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport | 207-967-8223

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Cape Arundel Inn & Resort Image

Time on Maine’s spellbinding coast has a way of resetting your priorities. At the Cape Arundel Inn & Resort – one of the most luxurious hotels in Kennebunkport, Maine – you’ll enjoy shimmering ocean views, exquisitely prepared cuisine, and the indulgent sleep that follows days spent by the sea. As our guest, the devoted Cape Arundel Inn team will handcraft experiences that are authentically Maine… authentically you.

208 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport  |   800-514-0968

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Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club Image

The Harborfront Bungalows at Kennebunkport’s Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club aren’t merely water view rooms. They are chic and intimate indoor-outdoor realms. Choose one of these 30 relaxing havens as your launchpad for experiencing all that makes Kennebunkport a singular Maine destination. All new in 2018, these hideaways are clean, sun-warmed and bright inside, with white shiplap walls, high ceilings and boutique-style furnishings featuring King beds, heated marble bathrooms, electric fireplaces, and riverfront patios.

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Goose Rocks Beach House Image

Formerly the New Beachwood House, we’ve renovated and converted this historic property into three private beach residences for guests seeking a spacious retreat with the very best beachfront views on Goose Rocks Beach. Ideal for two couples or families, these vacation rentals are steps away from the beach as well as The Tides Beach Club hotel. Each beach residence features upscale furnishings, LED Smart TVs, plush towels and robes, Frette linens, and décor by Jonathan Adler. You will also receive a dedicated, private parking spot, beach chairs, and a Weber Grill.

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The Boathouse Restaurant Image

When you’re craving delicious cuisine at a Kennebunkport restaurant with a view of the water, The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant is where you need to be. During the winter, our massive deck overlooking the Kennebunk River is transformed with four custom-built Coastal Lighthouse Village for private dining - perfect for a romantic lunch or dinner.

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The Burleigh Image

Located within the Kennebunkport Inn in the heart of Dock Square, The Burleigh is a cozy gastropub offering shareable small plates, hearty entrees, creative cocktails, local beers & wines. Diners will enjoy fresh Maine seafood, signature burgers, and unique takes on classic home-style fare. During the winter The Burleigh hosts private dining experiences in three custom-built Gondolas, seating 4 to 6 guests each - the coziest dining experience in all of Kennebunkport. 

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Earth at Hidden Pond Image

A standout among Kennebunkport restaurants, Earth at Hidden Pond delivers farm-to-fork dining with simple, innovative fare that highlights the best of each season — from ripe heirloom tomatoes to Maine lobster pulled from the Atlantic that day. Earth at Hidden Pond is the perfect place to meet with friends, share a charcuterie board by candlelight, and cozy up around the evening bonfire.

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Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn Image

Romantic evenings at Ocean begin with cocktails in front of the fireplace. Continue your culinary journey in the dining room, where every table has breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Ocean’s three-course tasting menu changes with the seasons, showcasing not only Maine-caught seafood, but the best of what is grown, raised and produced locally. 

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Via Sophia by the Sea Image

Reimagining the osteria experience for Kennebunk, where classic Italian dishes and fresh-from-the-boat seafood are paired with bespoke beverages and a discerning wine list. With a focus on quality, consistency, and hospitality, we offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere for every guest, at any time of the day. Via Sophia's signature orange private dining gondolas will transport you from Kennebunkport to the Italian Alps. 

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Rosella KPT Image

Join us for a romantic evening filled with authentic sushi & sashimi in the heart of downtown! 

Valentine's Day Image

Treat that special someone to a delicious night out in Kennebunkport this Valentine's Day  |  Wednesday, February 14, 2024

LoveKPT Image

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

One Night Only? at the Yachtsman Image

Want a quick getaway? Grab a guest room at the Yachtsman for a night away in Kennebunkport! Includes:

  • One night+ stay in one of our Harbor King Bungalows
  • Early 1:00pm check-in & late 1:00pm check-out
  • Bottle of Bubbles and Welcome Amenity per stay
  • Based on availability
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Winter Dine & Dream Image

Enjoy a romantic night away in Kennebunkport and a delicious dinner at a KRC Restaurant!

*Rates apply to weekdays and Standard Rooms based on availability.

Winter Wellness Spa Package Image

Take winter wellness to the next level at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort. This two-night stay package include a 60-minute couples massage at our Tree Spa pop-up at the Club House.

  • Up to 15% Discount on our Standard Daily Rate
  • Valid Thursday-Sunday until April 2024
  • 2+ night stay is required
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Linger Longer Image

Looking for a reason to extend your stay in Kennebunkport this season? We’ve got you covered!

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Neighbors of New England Image

Calling all New England Residents: the Kennebunkport Resort Collection now has exclusive rates for residents of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island!

  • Exclusive Savings for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island residents.
  • Save up to 10% off Standard Daily Rate
  • Valid State ID must be presented upon arrival
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FROSTED! Kick-Off Party Image

Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 8PM

Join us for the kick-off event of Kennebunkport's Paint the Town Red month:

FROSTED! a freezing good time

Custom ice sculptures, signature cocktails, dance music with DJ Chad, and the Magic Mirror photobooth. Ticket include one drink. Cash bar available for additional beer, wine, and cocktails.

Event is 21+.

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Kimchi Fermenting Class at The Burleigh Image

Saturday, February 24th, 2024 at 1:00PM

Join us for a culinary adventure at our Kimchi Fermenting Class! Discover the art of crafting the perfect kimchi in this hands-on workshop where you'll roll up your sleeves and dive into the world of traditional Korean kimchi making, while enjoying mouthwatering bao buns, coffee, and tea. Get ready for an immersive experience that tantalizes your taste buds and you’ll leave with a jar of your very own homemade kimchi and recipe cards to enjoy at home.

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Behind the Scenes: Sushi Making Image

Sunday, February 18th, 2024 at 1:00PM

Discover the art that goes into sushi making at Rosella as we take you behind the scenes with an immersive 6-course lunch! During this exclusive event, our expert chefs will take you through the entire process, from selecting the freshest ingredients to making sushi rice to perfecting their rolling techniques. You'll observe the artistry and skill behind crafting and sourcing our delicious rolls, ceviche, and more, all while indulging in the fresh courses you watch being made right in front of you!

Whether you're a sushi enthusiast or a curious beginner, this experience is sure to leave your taste buds craving for more.

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Galentine's Watercolor and Wine at Earth Image

Thursday, February 15th, 2024 at 4:00PM

Gather the gals for a good time with painting and wine! Take a moment to create your own watercolor masterpiece amongst your closest friends, with a talented local artist, Diane. You'll have plenty of inspiration to choose from at Earth at Hidden Pond as Diane guides you through basic watercolor painting techniques, so you can create your own, one-of-a kind masterpiece. This special Galentine's day watercolor celebration will include wine and light snacks.


Location: Earth at Hidden Pond | 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport

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Black Truffle Dinner at Ocean Image

Thursday, February 1, 2024 at 5PM

Experience our exclusive Black Truffle Dinner, where each of the four courses is a celebration of the earthy, aromatic flavors of black truffles. Join us for an evening of unparalleled gastronomy, as we elevate the dining experience with the extraordinary essence of black truffles.

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Elevated Comfort Food at Ocean Image

Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 5PM

Embark on a nostalgic culinary adventure with a four-course dinner featuring elevated comfort foods, including reimagined childhood classics. Savor meticulously crafted dishes that seamlessly blend nostalgia with innovation, promising a delightful evening of gastronomic sophistication and comforting indulgence.

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Cooking of Julia Child at Ocean Image

Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 5PM

Join us for an evening of indulgence with our four-course dinner featuring delightful recipes from the legendary Julia Child. Savor the charm of her iconic dishes in a cozy setting, promising a night filled with scrumptious bites and warm vibes. Julia said it best, "People who love to eat are always the best people."

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Maine Lobster Dinner at Ocean Image

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 5PM

Experience the epitome of coastal indulgence at Ocean, perched along the coast, during a special night dedicated to the exquisite flavors of classic Maine lobster. Discover a culinary journey as we offer a meticulously crafted lobster dinner that captures the essence of the region's maritime charm.

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North Star Farm Lamb Dinner at Ocean Image

Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 5PM

Savor the finest flavors of Ocean restaurant with a special lamb dinner, featuring the culinary expertise of local North Star Sheep Farm. Indulge in a delectable evening as Ocean transforms into a haven for gastronomic delight, offering a curated menu that highlights the exceptional quality and sustainability of locally sourced lamb from North Star Sheep Farm.

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Sassy Serenades: A Drag Brunch Love Affair Image

Feel the love with our sassy and fierce Queens coming to Via Sophia by the Sea on Sunday, February 25th! Embrace and be struck with cupid's arrow and watch Queens Abby Cummings, Candace Persuasion, Cherry Lemonade and Maxine West give all the love during this Valentine’s Day-themed drag brunch! Enjoy live music from Hot Radio Maine's, DJ Haylstorm, as she sets the mood for romance! We have two shows to choose from:

Mixology Classes at Ocean Image

Learn how to prepare classic cocktails with our team of skilled bartenders. Ocean's cocktails are designed to match the restaurant's elevated ocean side dining experience. You'll learn to craft classic cocktails with a modern twist. Part of Ocean's programming for Paint the Town Red.

  • Sunday, February 4 at 2pm
  • Sunday, February 18 at 2pm

Make a night of it and secure a dinner reservation at Ocean after the class!

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Espresso Martini & Italian Cocktail Classes at Via Sophia Image

Indulge in the artful alchemy of the Espresso Martini, where expert mixologists guide you through the delicate balance of premium espresso, velvety spirits, and delectable liqueurs. Or, embark on a flavor-filled journey through Italy with our Italian Cocktail Class. Learn the art of crafting iconic drinks like the Aperol Spritz and Negroni.

Location: Via Sophia by the Sea

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Wines in Winter at Earth Image

Friday, February 9th, 2024 at 2:00PM

Join us at Earth at Hidden Pond as we celebrate "Paint the Town Red" where you'll experience the warm and savory flavors of winter paired with a variety of blends. Enjoy canapes and sip on the sweet tastes of the chilly season.


Location: Earth at Hidden Pond | 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport

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Earth Mixology Class Image

Thursday, February 17th, 2024 at 2:00PM

Immerse yourself in the art of mixology with our team of expert bartenders who will teach you the craft of preparing classic cocktails. Our libations are elevated by the infusion of fresh ingredients sourced from our own gardens, complemented by the use of dehydrated fruit wheels for garnish and the incorporation of mouthwatering shrubs. Without a doubt, Earth at Hidden Pond’s cocktails are among the most exceptional in town! Includes Three (3) full cocktails tastings and small snacks. Part of programming for Paint the Town Red!


Location: Earth at Hidden Pond | 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport

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The Burleigh Bar Cart Series Image

Come and learn to make some of our favorite festive drinks and sample them, too!

Location: The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn | One Dock Square, Kennebunkport, Maine

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Sake + Orange Wine Tasting Class at Rosella Image

Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 3:00PM

Explore the delicate harmony of tradition and innovation as you embark on a journey through the nuanced flavors of sake and orange wine in this immersive tasting class at Rosella.

Discover the history, culture, and more of traditional sake, orange wine, and pét-nat with 5 tastings throughout the class. You'll enjoy light bites alongside your tastings, including miso soup and ceviche.

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Make a Dream Pillow Image

Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at 4:30PM

Sweet dreams are even sweeter with herbal blends. Join us to investigate through herbal fragrances and specialized teas to create the perfect night-time routine for a restful and well-rounded slumber. Create your own dream pillow fragrance and learn how you can help calm and promote better sleep for an overall well-being. Enjoy a variety of teas, spa treats, and take-home recipe cards so you can bring your new skills to your slumbers! 

Location: Tree Spa Pop-Up at Cape Arundel Clubhouse

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DIY Personal Ritual Bath Image

Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at 4:30PM

We’re making self-caring bubble baths even more luxurious! Learn about the magic of water as you create a variety of bath blends with oils, flowers, special stones, candles, milk powder, and salts to make the most relaxing ways to soothe your worries and stress away. You’ll leave your evening of peace with specialized teas, spa treats, and take-home recipe cards to create your luxury bubble-bath experience from home! 

Location: Tree Spa Pop-Up at Cape Arundel Clubhouse

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Tree Spa Galentine's Party Image

Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 5PM

Join us at the Tree Spa Pop-Up at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort for a fun evening with friends. Enjoy a night out with friends spoiling yourself with mini spa services, tarot card readings, DIY Goddess Bath Mix demonstration, skin analysis, enter to win spa products, do a little Valentine's shopping, and relax with us! Includes snacks, bubbles, and a spa gift bag.


Location: Tree Spa Pop-Up at Cape Arundel Clubhouse

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Family-Friendly Activities for February School Vacation
Flower Crown Making Class Image

Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 4:00PM

We’ll bring our favorite fresh flowers & greens and provide guidance for a memory-filly afternoon of fun! A kid-friendly activity for parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles during February School Vacation!


Location: Tree Spa Pop-Up at Cape Arundel Clubhouse

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Kids' Tie Dye Image

Monday, February 19th, 2023 at 4pm

Unleash your creativity at Hidden Pond on Earth by designing your very own tie-dyed shirt that truly embodies your individuality. Complementing the vibrant Paint the Town Red theme, we will utilize red dye and intricate knotting techniques to produce enchanting designs and configurations.

This family friendly activity is part of Earth at Hidden Pond's programming for Paint the Town Red.


Location: Earth at Hidden Pond | 354 Goose Rocks Road, Kennebunkport

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