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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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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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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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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Valentine's Day Image

Treat that special someone to a delicious night out in Kennebunkport this Valentine's Day  |  Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Earth at Hidden Pond, open 5-9pm
Ocean at Cape Arundel Inn, open 5-9pm (featuring harpist Mary Dunham)
The Boathouse Restaurant, open 12-8pm
The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn, open 4-8pm
Via Sophia by the Sea, open 5-9pm

Beer Dinners at The Boathouse Image

Maine is known for it's dramatic coastline, fresh seafood, and it's numerous breweries. Come celebrate three of Maine's best by having dinner at The Boathouse Waterfront Restaurant. We'll be pairing brews from Fore River Brewing, Lone Pine Brewing, and Austin Street Brewing, with classic Maine cuisine, showcasing what makes Maine a great state for foodies and beer geeks alike.

Each dinner will feature three beers from one brewery, paired with special courses prepared by Executive Chef John Shaw.


  • February 9th 6:00pm - Lone Pine Brewing, Portland ME
  • March 9th 6:00pm - Austin Street Brewing, Portland ME
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Rosella Pop Up at Ocean Image

Join us for a collaborative culinary event featuring Rosella's Chef Matt Kramer and Ocean's Executive Chef Peter Rudolph as they come together to create an evening of sustainable seafood at Ocean.

Guest Chef Dinner | Musette at Earth Image

Our popular Guest Chef Series returns with some of our personal favorite Chefs of the Kennebunks: Jonathan Cartwright and Selena Roy, re-uniting everyone from their days at a famed local restaurant (IYKYK!), Chef Joe is excited to welcome Jonathan and Selena to the kitchen of Earth on Monday, February 27th.

Their restaurant Musette, a Kennebunkport favorite, might be on its winter break, but take the chance to enjoy a taste of the magic as they bring the flavors of Musette to Earth at Hidden Pond!

LoveKPT Image

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

Love Note Image

Celebrate Valentine's Day 'Cape Arundel Inn' style with a live harpist performing at Ocean Restaurant from 5:30pm-8:30pm on February 14th. Our Love Note Package includes:

  • 15% room discount off our Standard Daily Rate
  • Late checkout at 1pm 
  • One Bottle of Champagne, ½ dozen (6) Red Roses and Chocolate Covered Strawberries upon arrival
  • Stay Dates: February 14th through 18th 
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The Suite Life at Kennebunkport Inn Image

Stay in one of our newly renovated suites and enjoy The Suite Life!

Enjoy a two-night+ stay in one of our newly renovated suites; Griffin, Perkins, or Hackenberg. Includes:

  • 15% room discount
  • Bottle of bubbles and a welcome amenity
  • Late check-out at noon
  • Booking & Stay Dates: January – April 1, 2023
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Coastal Slow Down at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort Image

Take some time for yourself on Maine's beautiful coastline.

Enjoy a two-night+ stay for two adults in an Ocean View Bungalow With Fireplace. Includes:

  • One 60-minute Relax and Be Peaceful Massage or one 60-minute Cape Arundel Body Treatment
  • Late check-out at noon
  • Waived daily resort fee
  • Available Thursday-Sunday only
  • Booking & Stay Dates: January – April 1, 2023
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One Night Only? at Yachtsman Hotel & Marina Club 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
  • Stay Dates: January 13– April 1, 2023
  • Based on availability
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Table for Two 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 23, 2023
  • 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
  • Waived daily resort fee for January – April 1, 2023
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FROSTED! Kick-Off Party Image

Saturday, February 4, 2023 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+.

Mixology 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.

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

The Burleigh Bar Cart: Cocktail Classes Image

This Winter we are sharing our Burleigh Bar Cart with you! Come in and learn to make some of our favorite drinks and sample them, too!

Saturday, February 4th: Spiked Coffee & Cocoa ($25 per person)
Saturday, February 11th: Annual Wines & Valentines ($45 per person)
Saturday, February 18th: But First, Tequila ($25 per person)
Saturday, February 25th: This is Probably Vodka ($25 per person)


Location: The Burleigh at Kennebunkport Inn

Tree Spa Galentine's Party Image

Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 5pm

Join us at the Tree Spa Pop-Up at Cape Arundel Inn & Resort for a fun evening with friends. Enjoy mini spa treatments of chair massages and arm & hand massage, enter to win spa products, do a little Valentine's shopping, and relax with us! Enjoy snacks, bubbles, and a spa gift bag.


Time: 5-7pm

Location: Tree Spa Pop-Up at Cape Arundel Clubhouse

Italian Liqueurs: In Amaro Amore Image

Saturday, February 11 at 2pm
Saturday, February 25 at 2pm

Known as "the bartender's secret weapon", amari have grown in popularity in cocktails and pop culture in recent years. Think Aperol spritz, or, the recent crowd favorite, Negorni sbagliato — with Prosecco. These herbal liqueurs are great on their own or mixed into cocktails.

This class will teach you the ins and outs of amari. You'll begin with an amari tasting where you'll learn the differences and uses for three different spirits. You'll take your knowledge of amari and apply it to creating a classic Italian cocktail, with the guidance of Via Sophia by the Sea's Bar Manager.

Location: Via Sophia by the Sea

Watercolor Painting at Earth Image

Thursday, February 16th, 2023 at 5pm

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 3pm

Enjoy taking a moment to create your own watercolor masterpiece, with local artist, Diane. You will have plenty of inspiration to choose from at Earth at Hidden Pond. Diane will guide you through basic watercolor painting techniques, so you can create your own, one-of-a kind masterpiece. Includes one glass of bubbles.


Location: Earth at Hidden Pond

Family-Friendly Activities for February School Vacation
Kids' Tie Dye Image

Monday, February 20, 2023 at 4pm

Come to Earth at Hidden Pond to create your own uniquely you tie dyed shirt. In keeping with the themes of Paint the Town Red, we'll be using red dye and tying our shirts to create mesmerizing patterns and shapes.

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


Location: Event Barn at Earth at Hidden Pond

Flower Crown Making Class Image

Wednesday, February 22, 2023 at 4pm

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

Kids' Watercolor Class Image

Thursday, February 23, 2023 at 3pm

Enjoy taking a moment to create your own watercolor masterpiece, with local artist, Diane. You will have plenty of inspiration to choose from at Earth at Hidden Pond. Diane will guide you through basic watercolor painting techniques, so you can create your own, one-of-a kind masterpiece. Includes kid-friendly snacks & beverages.


Location: Event Barn at Earth at Hidden Pond

Kids' Night Out Image

Friday, February 24th | 5-7pm

Drop off your kids while you enjoy a relaxing dinner for the adults at Earth at Hidden Pond. We will provide dinner and a movie as well as arts and crafts activities for the kids.