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3 Dec


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Winter in Kennebunkport, Maine is the prime season for enjoyment of food, culture and togetherness.

Join us as we PAINT THE TOWN RED and show us how much we #lovekpt.

Eat, Stay & Play specials run from January 23-February 29, 2016.

#lovekpt Contest

Kennebunkport-Paint-The-Town-Red-February-Romantic-Getaway-Trip-Package-Bouy-Heart-Dock-Sqaure-Kennebunkport-Inn-One-Dock-Prime-Steakhouse-RestaurantWant to win a romantic trip to Kennebunkport to experience Paint the Town Red this February?  Share your photos of why you love Kennebunkport on Instagram using the hashtag #lovekpt and tagging @kennebunkportmaine, from January 1 to 31, 2016.  You will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a romantic stay for two at the Kennebunkport Inn including a dinner at One Dock Prime. One winner will be selected on February 1, 2016.  Please call (800) 573-7186 for more information.

*Valid between February 1-29, 2016 (excludes February 12-14, 2016).  Includes tax & gratuity, excludes alcohol.*





Paint the Town Red Events

01.23.2016-Big-Reds-Beef-Erica-Archer-Wine-Wise-One-Dock-Prime-Inn-Table-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Maine-Resort-CollectionJanuary 23rd– Big Reds & Beef with Erica Archer of Wine Wise and Chef Pierre Gignac of Ocean
Where: Table (27 Western Avenue, Kennebunk)
When: 6:00pm
Cost: $95 per person
Five course dinner with wine pairings and education.  Each course will highlight preparation techniques for each type of meat. Erica Archer will pair full-bodied red wines to match and enhance Chef Gignac’s dishes.  Please call (207) 967-1510 for more information. Purchase Tickets.


01.30.2016-Little-Pink-Book-of-Cocktails-Table-Cooking-Class-Culinary-Experience-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Maine-Resort-Collection-Paint-the-Town-RedJanuary 30thLittle Pink Book of Cocktails Class with Joel Souza
Where: Table (27 Western Avenue, Kennebunk)
When: 11am to 1pm
Cost: $40 per person
Please call (207) 967-1510 to purchase tickets.


01.30.2016-Tuscan-Table-Pop-Up-Dinner-Earth-Justin-Walker-Table-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Maine-Resort-CollectionJanuary 30th– Tuscan Table Earth Pop-Up Dinner with Chef Justin Walker
Where: Table (27 Western Avenue, Kennebunk)
When: 6:00pm
Cost: $105 per person
Four course dinner with wine pairing
Purchase Tickets


01.30.2016-Ice-Bar-Davids-KPT-David-Turin-Boathouse-Waterfront-Hotel-Table-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Maine-Resort-CollectionJanuary 30th – Second Annual Ice Bar
Where: David’s KPT (21 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport)
When: 6-9pm
Feel the love with light fare and signature cocktails.

Please call (207) 967-1510 to purchase tickets.


02.06.2016-Ports-of-Italy-Italian-Digestives-Classes-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Paint-the-Town-RedFebruary 6th – Italian Digestives Classes
Where: Ports of Italy (4 Western Avenue, Kennebunk)
When: Every Saturday in February (Feb 6, 13, 20, & 27)
Cost: $10/person or $15/couple
Learn to make two classic Italian digestives – Amaretto & Limoncello.
Please call (207) 204-3065 to reserve or for more information.


Wines-Valentines-Table-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Maine-Resort-CollectionFebruary 13th– Wines & Valentines
Where: One Dock Prime (One Dock Square, Kennebunkport)
When: 3-4:30pm
Cost: $30 per person
Wine tastings & education with small plates.
Please call (207) 967-1510 to purchase tickets.


02.20.2016-Paris-Cocktails-Book-Mixology-Class-Cider-Mill-Press-Table-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Maine-Resort-CollectionFebruary 20thParis Cocktails with Cider Mill Press
Where: Table (27 Western Avenue, Kennebunk)
When: 2:00pm
Cost: $45 per person
Learn how to make a “De la Bretagne”, an “Education Sentimentale” and an “Amour a la Francaise” paired with light bites and hip cocktail snacks.  Please call (207) 967-1510 for more information.  Purchase Tickets.


02.20.2016-Date-Night-Pop-Up-Dinner-Earth-Justin-Walker-Table-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Maine-Resort-CollectionFebruary 20thDate Night Earth Pop-Up Dinner with Chef Justin Walker
Where: Table (27 Western Avenue, Kennebunk)
When: 6:00pm
Cost: $105 per person
Four course dinner with wine pairing
Purchase Tickets


02.27.2016-Bubbles-Truffles-Ocean-Pierre-Gignac-Table-Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Maine-Resort-CollectionFebruary 27th– Bubbles & Truffles with Chef Pierre Gignac
Where: Table (27 Western Avenue, Kennebunk)
When: 2-4pm
Cost: $55 per person
Learn the art of chocolate truffle making, and taste perfectly paired bubbles.
Please call (207) 967-1510 to purchase tickets.



Restaurants participating with “Red Plate Specials”:


Local businesses participating with “Red Tag Specials”:

  • Beach Grass: 25% off the item of choice for the month.
  • Coastal Jewelers: 10-20% off select items in-store.
  • Cottage Breeze Day Spa: Complimentary Votivo Rush of Rose candle with every companion massage.
  • Daytrip Society: 15% off in-store purchases during the month of February.
  • Daytrip, Jr.: Visit during “Paint the Town Red” to receive a 15% discount on in-store purchases.  Jan 30-Feb 29, 2016.
  • Digs, Divots, & Dogs: 10% off dog toys & Preston Leather collars and leashes for your furry loves.
  • Fleurant: 10% off all candles.
  • Green Tangerine: Store-wide sales.
  • H.B. Provisions: 10% off red wines.
  • KBC Shipyard Store: 25% off red logo wear T-Shirts. Also, stop in for a free brew tour and tasting in our all new “Tasting-Room”. Sign up required – 207-967-1261. Tours start at 1pm on the weekends.
  • Maine Art: Complimentary 5×7 matting for a 3×5 photo.
  • Minka: 20% off all Minka Jewelry.
  • Pink Tangerine: Store-wide sales.
  • Scalawags: Buy a Planet Dog Red Heart “Love” Ball & Scalawags will donate one to a dog in need!
  • Three Dories: Look for the red heart on specialty items and receive a discount.
  • Too Cool: Life is Good specials for men, women, kids, & toddlers.  Plus, 50% off select Lazy One pajama sets.
  • Victorian Affair Boutique: 40% off select merchandise (excludes Rioni & Frank Lyman).


Romantic Lodging Packages


Lovekpt Kennebunkport Paint the town red Resort Collection winter getaway romantic romance packagePaint the Town Red

Enjoy 20% off at select Kennebunkport Resort Hotels including the Kennebunkport Inn and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel.  Please call (800) 573-7186 for more information or to secure your reservations today.



Enjoy romance Kennebunkport-style with our loveKPT package. In addition to a two-night stay, your romantic getaway package includes dinner for two one evening, arrival goodies of red wine, chocolate covered strawberries, and a whoopie pie. Enjoy breakfast for two each morning and a noon departure. Available Friday & Saturday evenings at the Kennebunkport Inn and The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel.


captain-lord-mansion-paint-the-town-romantic-specialCaptain Lord Mansion: Five Shades of Red
The ultimate Maine romantic getaway awaits.  Enjoy a split of sparkling wine, welcome plate of freshly-baked chocolate-chip cookies, package of delicious chocolate-covered popcorn, and Frequent Visitor Credits.  Please call (207) 967-3141 for prices and reservations.
Reduced Mid-week “Serenity Season” Rates; “Winter Weekender” 10% Off Packages; Romantic “3rd Night Free” Package* (Not valid over Valentine’s Weekend 2/12/ – 2/14/16); The February “3rd Night Free? Package may not be combined with any other coupon, discount or 3rd party gift certificate.

Inn-at-English-Meadows-guest-room2-paint-the-town-red-kennebunk-kennebunkport-maine-romance-getaway-packageInn at English Meadows
The Inn at English Meadows; a perfect blend of classic and contemporary styling just a short walk from Dock Square in Kennebunkport, Maine. Enjoy the relaxed tone of English Meadows, throughout February, with 25% off two-night stays, sparkling Brut rose upon arrival, and hand-dipped chocolates at bedside. Couples also receive a gift card for a horse-drawn sleigh or wagon ride through the Kennebunkport countryside.  Please call (800) 272-0698 or visit the website for more information and reservations.
Discounted room rates also apply to Valentine’s Day weekend with a three-night stay. Please, no third-party gift certificates.

Maine-Stay-Inn-Paint-the-Town-Red-Kennebunkport-Maine-room-14Maine Stay Inn & Cottages
A charming and comfortable 19th-century bed and breakfast inn, located in the quiet residential area of Kennebunkport’s Historic Preservation District.  Make a reservation during February’s Paint the Town Red, and receive a red filled homemade whoopie pie upon arrival, rose petals & romantic candles in rooms, and breakfast delivery (available upon request to many rooms).  Please call (207) 466-0790 or visit the website for more information and reservations.