Paint the Town Red | Kennebunkport, Maine

The classic coastal New England destination of Kennebunkport, Maine, is literally painting the town red for romance this February to make its claim as “New England’s Most Romantic Town.”  Stroll through Dock Square in downtown Kennebunkport to see shops and restaurants decked out in red twinkly lights, participate in Oyster Shucking and Mixology classes, and enjoy some of the finest dining that the area has to offer. 


Paint the Town Red in Kennebunkport, Maine

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Igloo Lounge Launch Party 

Saturday, February 1, 202o at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant | 7-10pm

Join us for the kick-off event of Kennebunkport’s Paint the Town Red month! Enjoy a winter wonderland of custom decorated igloos, light snacks, and the ultimate dance party with DJ Haylstorm. Ticket includes one welcome drink. Cash bar available as well. *Open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at the door.*

Tickets are $65 per person online. Buy now for a $10 early-bird discount (discount expires January 15, 2020). Don’t get left in the cold!

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Earth at Hidden Pond’s Test Kitchen

Thursday, February 6, 2020 at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant | 6-9pm | $80 per person

Join Chef Joseph Schafer for an exclusive dinner as he creates & tests recipes for the upcoming season at Earth at Hidden Pond. Taking place during Kennebunkport’s Paint the Town Red, Earth’s Test Kitchen will begin with a cocktail welcome at 6pm followed by a tapas-style tasting menu. Only 20 seats available!

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Oyster Shucking Classes
Saturday, February 8 & 15, 2019 at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant| 2-3:30pm | $45 per person

Perfect your shucking skill at The Boathouse while learning all about Maine’s oysters! You will get:

  • Hands-on instruction with a half dozen oysters
  • Wine tasting & education on three wines that pair well with oysters
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Saturday, February 15, 2019 at Kennebunkport Inn | 2-3pm | $25 per person or $45 per couple

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.

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Bubbles & Truffles 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Grand Hotel| 1-2pm | $25 per person

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.

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Oyster Shucking Class with Wine Pairings
Saturday, February 23, 2019 at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant | 1-3pm | $45 per person

Perfect your shucking skill at The Boathouse while learning all about Maine’s oysters from one of our local oyster farmers. *Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door. You will get:

  • Hands-on instruction with a half dozen oysters
  • Wine tasting & education on three wines that pair well with oysters
  • Light snacks
  • Oyster Knife
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Caviar & Champagne Tasting

Saturday, February 22, 2020 at Grand Hotel | 2-3:30pm | $35 per person.

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. *Dinner is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door.

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Classic Cocktail Mixology Class

Saturday, Febraury 22, 2020 at Kennebunkport Inn | 2-3:30pm | $45 per person

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 (4) sample-size cocktails and bar snacks.

*Class is open to adults 21 years of age or older. Proper ID is required at door.

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Tides Beach Club’s Test Kitchen 

Thursday, February 27, 2020 at The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel + Restaurant | 6-9pm | $60 per person

Join Chef Taylor Stanton for an exclusive dinner as he creates & tests recipes for the upcoming season at The Tides Beach Club. Taking place during Kennebunkport’s Paint the Town Red, Tide’s Test Kitchen will begin with a cocktail welcome at 6pm followed by a 5-course tasting menu at 6:30pm. Only 20 seats available!

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