Mainers know how to celebrate winter, and February is the high point in the season for fun, frozen festivals and romance in seaside towns like Kennebunkport and Oqunquit. See these fun February events and festivals in Maine you have to “sea” to believe.
Kennebunkport is “New England’s Most Romantic Town” in February – with month long celebrations of love – red hearts, lights and “red tag” specials at boutiques and “red plate” specials at restaurants. Kennebunkport hotels offer romance packages including chocolates, flowers, and late check outs. The whole town lights up in red as part of Paint The Town Red. Ice bars, wine tastings and Cocktail Parties in Kennebunkport warm things up, and Kennebunk celebrates Winterfest early February with ice skating and a chocolate and chili fest.
Camden Winterfest is first weekend in February when the midcoast town of Camden becomes a winter wonderland hosting the US National Toboggan Championships at Camden Snowbowl, Ice Sculpture Competitions, Maine’s Mardi Gras, plus skiing at Camden Snow Bowl, ice skating parties and festival decorations.
Biddeford WinterFest is mid February with a Heart Dance, Chili Fest, sledding and skating parties, plus art and comedy shows, and restaurants specials.
Freeport Maine celebrates February with a Flavors of Freeport event with local tastings, an Ice Bar, Ice Luge, firepits, plus the usual shopping at LL Bean and the Outdoor Discovery School classes on cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.
Point Lookout hosts a Fire & Ice event February 5 in Lincolnville Maine.
Acadia’s Winter Fest is late Feb to early March celebrating winter on Mount Desert Island and the centennial of Acadia National Park, with a week of fun events in Bar Harbor and the Park – where you can cross-country ski and snowshoe, even snowmobile.
Captain Lord Mansion has romantic packages in February with full breakfast, a split of sparkling wine, chocolate-covered cherries and chocolate-chip cookies, a $20 dining coupon to On The Marsh Bistro or The Village Tavern, afternoon snacks, and chocolate dessert wine each evening.
Rhumb Line Resort celebrates February with lodging, daily continental breakfast, and use of the indoor hot tub, pool, and outdoor hot tub. Kennebunkport is very romantic with their Paint the Town Red celebration including Red Tag Sales and Red Plate Specials at Kennebunkport restaurants! Since the Rhumb Line is Kennebunkport’s affordable family resort, you can also bring the kids – they will love the indoor heated pool and free Wi-Fi.
The Seaside Inn located directly on Kennebunk Beach has a Romance Package, 3 nights, Champagne, chocolates and flowers in your room, stuffed French Toast Breakfast for two, beach walks are included too!
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