Valentine's Day in Minneapolis

(Cue the 90's R&B music)

Valentine's Day is your chance to do something unique and timeless with that special someone in your life. Thankfully, you have Minneapolis. Love is in the air in Minneapolis 24/7, but Valentine's Day is when we go all-out.

Don't believe us? Whether you're single or taken, going out with your partner, spending time with friends and family or dedicating the holiday to self-love, check out all the romantic, lively and relaxing things we've got for you to do this Valentine's Day in Minneapolis. For even more date ideas, explore our top restaurants, too.

February 14th plans don't work? We've got ideas from February 8th-17th, 2020!

Valentine's Day TC 5K

February 8th, 2020
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis

The 5K circles Lake Nokomis in charming South Minneapolis. Grab a backtags to help you break the ice and let everyone know you're a "Perfect Angel," "Total Catch," or the "Wingman." Receive a BOCO® beanie and an exclusive finishers medal. Complimentary hot chocolate and coffee are available pre- and post-race. Register now!

Cupid in the Kitchen

February 8th, 2020
Cooks of Crocus Hill (North Loop)

Celebrate the love in this annual favorite class. From the minute you enter the kitchen you''ll be swept off your feet! Our team will lead the way as you and your sweetie create and a delicious, romatic dinner made for two (or more), from start to finish. Everyone will be happy and your cup will runnith over with love in this festive hands on style celebration class.
All seats are priced per person.

Pre Valentine’s Comedy Jam

February 8th, 2020
Orpheum Theatre

The Valentine’s Day Lovers Laugh-A-Thon will be making its way back to the Orpheum Theatre, starring Deray Davis, Tony Roberts, Jess Hilarious, DC Young Fly, Chico Bean and Karlous Miller..

Valentine's Day For the Love of Chocolate Tour

February 8th, 2020
February 15th, 2020
10:00am-1:00pm AND 1:30-4:30pm

Experience the Twin Cities is hosting two special chocolate tours for Valentine's Day this year! "For the Love of Chocolate" is the Twin Cities' only chocolate tour, where you can enjoy the best chocolate delicacies the Twin Cities has to offer. The day will be filled with sweets from local chocolatiers while learning the history behind chocolate, the process and production, how to taste, and you'll also sample the newest craze - the cacao nib!

Galentine's Day at Sisyphus Brewing

February 11th, 2020
Sisyphus Brewing

Grab all of your girlfriends (guys can come too....) for the ultimate Galentine's Night! Local MN Makers will help you Treat Yo'Self while enjoying a special beer cocktail, donuts, and DRAG QUEEN BLINGO with B. Louise!

MN Makers
Specialty Beer Cocktails

Blingo with B. Louise!
Drink beer, win prizes, learn life lessons

Celebrate at Fogo de Chao

February 13th-16th, 2020
Fogo de Chao

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, Feb. 13-16 with us and receive a complimentary dining card towards the purchase of your next Full Churrasco Experience. Dining Card is redeemable from 2/17-5/7, Sundays through Thursdays. One card per couple. Book your reservation now before they’re gone.

Be My Pawentine

February 13th, 2020
Canopy Minneapolis Mill District

Ladies treat yourself and your pup to the ultimate date night! Celebrate your true love at Be My Pawentine co-hosted by I AM | Sarah Edwards. All of the ticket proceeds will go back to Ruff Start Rescue! They're dedicated to saving the lives of at-risk animals.

Event Activities:
- Enjoy a wine tasting and desserts from Umbra Minneapolis
- Custom cocktail from Prairie Organic Spirits
- Puppuccinos and treats for the pups
- DIY Doggy Valentines
- Bring your pup dressed to impress! We'll have a Best Dressed Contest
- The winner will receive a night stay at Canopy Minneapolis Mill District
- Shop local Pop-Ups
- Just Dogs Gourmet MOA

Galentine’s Day Event at Edwards Dessert Kitchen

February 13th, 2020
Edwards Dessert Kitchen

This year, gather your best girlfriends together and celebrate the awesomeness of the ladies in your life. EDK Giftables and Valentine’s Day take-home treats will be available. Shop the special vendor pop-up event featuring MEND Jewelry (@mendjewelrydesign) "MEND Jewelry connects natural gemstones and crystals to women through simplistically designed jewelry. "

“Fruits Rouges” Marshmallows. These cute and fruits rouges, meaning “Red Berries”, pack a mouthful of berry deliciousness in beautiful marshmallow knots. Gluten Free & Dairy Free

In the case:
Chocolate Heart Dessert. Dark chocolate mousse with tropical fruit compote filling (Mango, passionfruit, pineapple & lime), chewy flourless brownie base, and bright red glaze. Gluten Free

Rose & Pomegranate. This beautiful rose shaped dessert features a pomegranate gelée center, blood orange and rose scented mousse, a crunchy white chocolate & freeze-dried raspberry base, and a pink glaze. Gluten Free

Galentine's Day Happy Hour at Milkweed Books

February 13th, 2020
Milkweed Editions

You, your gals, and your pals are invited to join the fourth installment of Milkweed Editions' annual Galentine’s Day Happy Hour, hosted by the women of Milkweed. Come to the bookstore for a happy hour celebration of friendship and platonic admiration! They'll have complimentary snacks, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as book-related activities and a popping community playlist.

Stella's Valentine's Day Dinner

February 13th-16th, 2020
Stella's Fish Cafe & Prestige Oyster Bar

Couple's love Stella's on Valentines! This year they are offering a 3 course dinner for 2 starting at $119. This offer is perfect for seafood lovers. It can include - Raw Oysters, Lobster Tails, Red King Crab Legs, Jumbo Shrimp & more. The full menu will also be available.

Puppy Cuddle

February 14th, 2020
Meet Minneapolis Visitor Center on Nicollet

Take a few minutes out of your Valentine's Day to give and receive some lovin' from a room full of puppies! For a $5 donation, you can spend 3 minutes of cuddle time with little 4-legged bundles of love. 100% of proceeds will benefit Midwest Animal Rescue. Cash, credit or checks accepted.

A Fabulous Tattersall Valentine's Dinner

February 14th, 2020
6:00pm & 8:00pm
Tattersall Distilling

Join Tattersall Distilling and Fabulous Catering for a curated coursed dinner with cocktails for Valentine's Day. Bring a friend, partner, first date or favorite family member — groups of two to eight are welcome for an unforgettable culinary experience. Featuring five courses and five custom cocktails, the menu will be gluten free and a vegan option is available by request.

Murder at the Masquerade - Valentine's Day Murder Mystery

February 14th, 2020
Minneapolis Cider Company

Minneapolis is a town plagued with scandals. The townsfolk bicker in the streets, and many believe the local government is corrupt. Nevertheless, the mayor is hosting a mysterious masquerade ball on Valentines Day in the old Minneapolis Cider warehouse. The townspeople are curious to find out why the mayor would put effort into doing something positive in this loveless bitter tundra. Anticipation for the event hangs thickly in the air, and many are already hunting for the perfect mask. You are worried what will happen on this night when toxic people come together. You are alarmed, as you didn't purchase your ticket - it was placed in your mailbox in an unmarked envelope. Somebody wants you there, but you don't know why. This is where your story begins!

You will be contacted two weeks prior to the event with your character assignment and suggested theme to go along with your character!

WHO: Everyone! Singles, couples, and groups welcome! Event is 21+

EATS: To Be Announced (meal not included in ticket price)


Valentine's Sparking Wine and Port Class

February 14th, 2020
North Loop Wine and Spirits

A perfect way to spend Valentine's night, learning all about sparkling wines and port wines from sommelier Jason Kallsen.

Twin Cities Wine Education is proud to present a special night of candlelight, romantic music, and tons of wine education featuring amazing sparkling wines and Ports.

In this special Valentine's Day edition class, we'll present a wave of information on sparkling wine and Port, giving you the tools to get more bang for the buck with your hard earned wine dollars. Prosecco, Cava, real deal Champagne, and three amazing port wines will be served along with romantic music and candlelight.

Dolly Parton Drag Dinner: Valentine's Day Edition

February 14th, 2020

Join in on this Dolly Parton Drag dinner at Honey for an intimate evening of Dolly and Drag, starring Crystal Belle, Jamie Monroe, and Sasha Cassadine. There will be two shows: 5:30pm and 8:00pm. $40 will get you a three-course dinner, show ticket and a shot (21+). Gluten Free and Vegan options available. Menu coming soon.

80s Valentine's Day Prom

February 14th, 2020
Pna Hall

Dust off your best taffeta dress and ruffled shirt, 80s Prom is headed to the PNA Hall in Northeast. Rock the night away with DJ Ben Quam, prom photos by Time Into Pixels Photography and Photo Booth and a crowned king and queen! Tickets available through Eventbrite and at the door night of.

El Jefe Concina & Bar Valentine's Dinner

February 14th, 2020
El Jefe Cocina & Bar

The perfect date night with your amor!

El Jefe cocina & bar is featuring a dinner for two Valentine's Day Special! The evening includes a select menu with a choice of one appetizer, two entrees, one dessert, and a bottle of wine (or two Jefe Margaritas). Dinner costs $75 per couple plus tax and gratuity. Call to reserve your table now!

*Tickets may be pre-purchased through Eventbrite! Tickets purchased on Eventbrite do not guarantee a specific reservation time, please call to ensure your time slot.

Valentine's Day at Windows on Minnesota

February 14th, 2020
Windows on Minnesota

Indulge your friends and family with breathtaking views of Minneapolis from the IDS Tower. Enjoy a special Valentine's Day menu including a bottle of wine and chocolate cheesecake for dessert! Make your reservations now.

Valentine's Day Fireside Snowshoeing

February 14th, 2020
Kroening Interpretive Center

Brrrr! Baby its cold outside! This Valentine's Day get warmed up on a snowshoe hike along the river, then cozy up around a bonfire while sipping hot cocoa and try your hand at crafting a candle to bring home. Ages 18+. $14, pre-registration is required.

Valentine's Show at The Dinner Detective

February 14th, 2020
The Dinner Detective

Celebrate Valentine's Day with an interactive murder mystery dinner! Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic four-course plated dinner. Just beware! The culprit is lurking somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a prime suspect!

Valentine's Day Delight

February 14th, 2020
Cooks of Crocus Hill (North Loop)

It’s a time to celebrate all that is love! Grab your sweetie and your appetite and head on over to your favorite Cooks kitchen. Tie on the apron and get yourself a glass of wine because tonight is about making delicious love-infused fare. Enjoy a night of not doing the dishes and saying yes to a toast — Cheers to love! All seats are priced per person.

Haute Valentine's Day

February 15th, 2020
Hotel Ivy

Instead of ordering flowers this Valentine’s Day, create a floral arrangement together! Hotel Ivy has partnered with Haute House Studio this holiday for a one-of-a-kind experience. Our $299 package includes:

  • Admission for two to our floral arrangement class, led by Haute House Studios;
  • (1) medium vase floral arrangement of roses, hydrangea, and greenery;
  • Complimentary beer, wine, and spirits;
  • Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and lite bites;
  • Overnight stay in a Superior Room;
  • Complimentary overnight valet parking

Trailer Trash & Janie Miller present: A Patsy Cline Valentine

February 15th, 2020

The Parkway Theater

Minnesota honky-tonk legends Trailer Trash team up once again with powerhouse vocalist Janie Miller for a not-to-be-missed evening celebrating the iconic music of Patsy Cline. The perfect Valentine's weekend soundtrack for both lovers—and the broken-hearted.

Check back soon for more events!