Celebrate Love While Painting the Town Red in the Kennebunks

Bring your beau to Kennebunkport this February for a month-long celebration of devotion. Painting the Town Red is an annual tradition in the Kennebunks that lights the flame of romance right here on our downtown streets. Isn’t it time you whisked away your partner for a coastal escape? Discover the best of this Valentine tradition during your next visit to Coastal Maine!

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Everything You Need to Know About Painting the Town Red

Start planning your most romantic trip to Maine this February as Kennebunkport Paints the Town Red. From wine tastings to art classes, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this annual festival of love. Here are a few that we know you’ll love!

  • Get Artsy on Maine Art Hill

couple in art classUnleash your inner artist with art classes and gallery deals throughout the entire month. 

Bring a bottle of wine and join Dawn Burns Art Studio for her reoccurring painting workshop. Guests will bring home their very own handmade craft at the end of the night.  

Maine Art Hill will be offering 25% off all custom framing throughout the month. Bring home a one-of-a-kind piece of artwork beautifully framed to commemorate your Valentine’s in the Kennebunks.

  • Walk Through a Winter Wonderland

Explore the snow-blanketed blissfulness of the Mousam River Wildlife Sanctuary during the second weekend of Paint the Town Red. The guided tour immerses guests into a true winter wonderland filled with an abundance of wildlife and wonderous nature scenes. 

  • Dine {and Play} at Old Vines Wine Bar

Reserve your spot in the candle-lit, family-style dinner at Old Vines. Chef Joel Souza will be serving up a couple with winedecadent, four-course meal while Wine Director Sam Cote pairs it with fabulous wine selections. Guests are seated at tables of ten, and seating is limited to 40 people. 

Learn how to make your favorite Kennebunk cocktails in the comforts of your home with Old Vines’ Small Group Cocktail Class. Get behind the bar to shake and stir with your partner at this exciting event!

  • Hear the Love Stories of Kennebunkport

Ditch the Hallmark movie for a real-life love story in the heart of Kennebunkport. Take a narrated tour of the Brick Store Museum, highlighting some of the best love stories on the coast.

Plan Your Romantic Stay at The Inn at English Meadows

Sunset RoomWhether you’re looking for a night out on the town or to wrap up while the snow falls, The Inn at English Meadows is the place for you. Book your stay in the spacious Sunset Room and cuddle up next to a gas fireplace with a bottle of local wine. Enjoy a Maine sunset overlooking the inn’s garden and rest up in a luxurious king-size bed.

Step it up a notch with the ultimate Kennebunkport Romance Package. Surprise her with a dozen roses, chilled Prosecco, and a $50 gift certificate to one of our favorite restaurants. We can’t wait to welcome you to the coast this February!