We love Kennebunkport and Kennebunk during the winter season for its relaxed mood, dramatic ocean views, and cozy winter getaway possibilities – perfect for couples in search of a romantic retreat. While lovers are planning ahead for Valentine’s Day, Kennebunkport is eager to Paint the Town Red and host its annual February is for Lovers events. You can walk the beach and enjoy lobster all year round in Maine but the month of February is especially romantic and festive in Kennebunkport! Picture horse-drawn carriage rides, shopping, cozy fireplaces, four poster beds at local inns, ocean view hot tubs, and seaside dining for two.
View our Kennebunkport February is for Lovers page to learn more about the fun events planned and irresistable lodging packages.
The town of Kennebunkport celebrates February in style with a “Paint the Town Red” attitude – with romantic lodging packages and chocolate tasting, red lights decorating Dock Square and cozy cocktail parties. Art galleries and shops are strewn with hearts, red lights and flowers. Red tag sales and specials put a little spring in your winter shopping in Kennebunkport’s boutiques.
The 1st weekend of February, merchants will Paint the Town Red with colored lights and a giant lobster trap heart. The 2nd weekend of February brings a sledding party at White Columns and an Ice Bar at One Dock, plus gallery open houses. The Chocolate Extravaganza in Kennebunk coincides with Winterfest Kennebunk when locals come out to play and skate on the Waterhouse Pavilion ice rink, and visitor are welcome to explore the romantically decorated downtown area of Kennebunk.
Local inns and resorts offer February is for Lovers packages for couples visiting Kennebunkport including Rhumb Line Resort, Captain Lord Mansion, Breakwater Inn and Spa, The Boathouse Waterfront Hotel, and Seaside Inn. Couples can take a romantic sleigh ride around Dock Square where restaurants are offering romantic dining specials, and “red plate” specials. Candle light and fireside dining, and local happy hour special are a few of the treats at Kennebunkport restaurants in the off season.
Look for the “Five Shades of Red” lodging specials, and join in the fun using hashtag #LoveKpt in your posts. Pick up a “Book of Love” to map your way through Kennebunkport’s romantic events and see why Kennebunkport is the “New England’s most romantic town.”
So come stir your passions in Kennebunkport during the most romantic time of year. Bring your Maine squeeze – February is for Lovers in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk!
For lodging in The Kennebunks during February, see our Kennebunkport Lodging Guide. Also see our Kennebunkport Events Page for all the goings on all year long in the Kennebunks.