There is a lot going on any given day of the week here in Kennebunkport! Kennebunkport is your destination for Kennebunkport events as well as all Maine events.
In case you hadn't heard, One Dock at the Kennebunkport Inn hosts their version of "Locals' Night", every Thursday night. Enjoy live entertainment, $3.00 draft beer, $6.00 glasses of wine and DOUBLE One Dock Circle points on all purchases. The music starts at 7:00pm and drink specials last all evening, so be sure to grab a bar stool and enjoy an evening out!
Paint the Town Red Lighting
The classic coastal New England destination of Kennebunkport, ME, is literally painting the town red for romance this February to make its claim as “New England’s Most Romantic Town.” All businesses in Dock Square in downtown Kennebunkport will be decked out in red twinkly lights, and the restaurants, hotels, galleries and shops will welcome romantically inclined visitors with savings, from Red Plate dining specials to Five Shades of Red hotel packages, and Red Tag sales from retailers.
On Saturday, January 31st, the flip will be switched and local businesses will be aglow in red for love and romance. Additionally, an eight-foot heart adorned with glowing red Maine lobster traps will serve as an icon for the initiative, centrally located in Dock square.
Throughout the month of February, locals and travelers alike can visit www.destinationkennebunkport.com/love or pick up a “Book of Love” and map at participating business to find more than 30 different offers, including romantic dinners featuring Maine lobsters, lodging packages with add-ons such as chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, and significant shopping discounts.
Additionally, visitors who snap a picture in front of the lovekpt heart in Dock Square and share it on social media using the campaign hashtag, #lovekpt, will be entered into a sweepstakes to win a romantic stay for two at the Kennebunkport Inn. Two winners will be selected; one from entries between now and January 1st and the second from entries between January 2nd through February.
One of Kennebunkport's signature annual events, the Kennebunkport Festival is an early summer gathering of friends new and old. A celebration of the good life in Maine. Our quintessential coastal community is the setting for this multi-venue Festival that’s all about inspired good times. From the chefs and artists who use their talents to excite palates and imaginations to the hoteliers, homeowners, innkeepers, and gallery owners who welcome you with open arms, the Festival is truly a collaborative event where all involved share a single vision: give you an epic and ever-so-memorable start to your summer.
Christmas Prelude is our community's largest annual event, welcoming thousands of guests each year! Enjoy tree lightings, craft fairs, public suppers, caroling at the Monastary and more. Visit the Christmas Prelude website for the daily schedules and more information.
A Mid-Winter's Trunk Show
A Mid-Winter's Trunk Show at KPT ArtHouse hosted by Honey Tribe Jewelry, 2p-7p.
Ice Bar at One Dock
ICE BAR AT ONE DOCK
Celebrate winter with a proper ice bar, ice luges, and sculptures on Saturday, February 7th from 6p-10p! Dance the night away with The Wetsuits, playing in the Pub until 10p! PURCHASE TICKETS
Tickets: $35 in advance through Brown Paper Tickets; $40 day of at the door
Tickets include admission, light fare and one drink ticket
Art Parties at River Tree Arts
ART PARTIES: 6-8pm, $30 per person OR 2 for $50.
Forget about taking your art seriously! Don’t worry if you can’t draw a straight line! Art parties are a fun night out with friends, a glass of wine and a table of fine art supplies. Each evening will focus on a different painting style, skill, artist or medium. We can’t promise you’ll leave with a masterpiece, but we can promise that you’ll have fun! BYOB.
Thursday, February 5: DIY Lobster Buoy Valentine Gift.
Tuesday, February 10: DIY Valentine Jewelry Class.
For more information, please call (207) 967-9120 or visit their website at http://rivertreearts.org/adult-classes/art-music-writing-pottery-metals/.
Art Workshops at The Galleries at Morning Walk
Art Workshops hosted at The Galleries at Morning Walk:
Saturday, February 28: Wreath-making with Vintage Paper
Saturday, March 14: Chalk Paint, Wax, & Distress a Vintage Wooden Mirror.
Wrokshops are from 1p-3p each day and cost $50 per person. For more information, click here.
Taste and Tour Maine’s Largest Brewery
Taste and Tour Maine’s Largest Brewery, Kennebunkport Brewing Company – “The Birthplace of Shipyard”
Learn the process behind crafting one of Maine’s premiere micro brews, Shipyard, and sample a few before you go. Brewery tours and tastings will be held on the dates below. Cost is $10 per person, which will include 4, 3oz tastings and light snacks. Must be 21 years of age to participate. Call 207-967-4322 to reserve your spot.
February 7th, 14th, 28th
March 14th and 28th
Friday, February 6th
4PM – 9PM Skating Party Waterhouse Center Ice Rink
5PM – Jason Tardy, Fire Juggler
6PM – 9PM – DJ Charlie Stevens
Saturday, February 7th
8:30 – 1PM Cabin Fever Book Sale at Kennebunk Free Library
All Day Free Skating at Waterhouse Center Ice Rink
Noon – 3PM Horse & Wagon Rides
Noon - 2 PM Soup Contest at Holy Cross Church
2PM – 2:30PM Figure Skating Performance and Demonstrations
7:00 PM Variety Show at Town Hall Auditorium
For more information, please visit the Winterfest website.
Sledding at White Columns
Visit White Columns on Saturday, Feb 7th for Sledding, Snowman building, Cookies and fun from 1-3pm. Free admission. For more information visit their website.
Valentine's Day at One Dock
Treat you and your love to a delicious dinner at One Dock. Located in the Kennebunkport Inn, award-winning One Dock offers a beautiful setting in which to celebrate a romantic evening! Click here to peruse the menu, or explore a mini-getaway with their Five Shades of Red Package. Call 800-248-2621 for dinner reservations or package booking.
Mixology Classes at David's KPT
Join the David's KPT bartenders in the Raw Bar, and learn how to mix up your favorite cocktails!
Saturday, March 7: 2p - 4p
Saturday, April 11: 2p-4p
Snow Day at Wells Reserve
Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 11a - 3p
Come for outdoor fun — sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing — and enjoy a bonfire and hot cocoa with new friends. Visit their website for morning information.
Opus Ten Dinner at David's KPT
Don’t miss Chef David Turin’s David’s Opus Ten Dinner on Saturday, February 28 at 7pm. The evening begins with a “Meet the Chef” reception, followed by a multi course dinner, featuring the menu Chef Turin presented at the James Beard House, complete with wine & cocktail pairings. Priced at $160 per person, reservations are required and seating is very limited. You can view the full menu HERE; please call (207) 967-8225 for more information and to secure your table now.
Decades of Dance Party
Get your dancing shoes dusted off and boogie over to The Down Low at Abbondante for "Decades of Dance" Parties, starting at 8pm on Fridays in March!