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. 

February 14th plans don't work? We've got ideas from February 9th - 17th!

Valentine's Day TC 5K

February 9th, 2019
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis

The 5K circles Lake Nokomis in charming South Minneapolis. New 2019 backtags to help you break the ice! Grab a backtag to wear saying you're a "Perfect Angel," "Total Catch," or "Wingman." Receive a BOCO® Pom Hat and an exclusive finishers medal. Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and conversation hearts are available pre- and post-race. Register now!

Valentine's Day Chocolate Decadence Tour

February 9th, 2019
10:00am-1:00pm AND 1:30-4:30pm

Experience the Twin Cities is hosting two special Chocolate Decadence Tours for Valentine's Day this year! You and your loved one will indulge in the best sweets from local chocolatiers while learning the history behind chocolate, the process and production, how to taste AND you'll sample the newest craze - the cacao nib!

Celebrate at Fogo de Chao

February 10th-17th, 2018
Fogo de Chao

Dine with Fogo de Chao from February 14 through 17, 2019 and receive a complimentary dining card.

Valentine’s Day Dinner for Two

February 14, 2019
5 - 9pm
The Lynhall

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a friend or loved one at The Lynhall. Choose from a selected a menu which highlights several favorite Lynhall dishes, and in the spirit of love, a half priced bottles of wine! For $65 a couple you’ll enjoy your choice of a starter course, two entrees, one dessert and two glasses of sparkling wine.

Kado No Mise Valentine's Day Dinner

February 14th, 2019
Kado No Mise

Kado No Mise will be serving a special Valentine's Day prix fixe dinner for 2 on this day, priced at $249 per couple.

Puppy Cuddle

February 14th, 2019
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.

Smith & Porter Valentines Day Dinner

February 14th, 2019
Smith & Porter

Smith & Porter's special Valentine's day dinner will feature the full dinner menu as well as an optional Dinner for 2 package including welcome cocktails, starter/salad choice, choice of steak or fish, chocolate dessert for 2 and a bottle of wine.

Beer My Valentine

February 14th, 2019
The Freehouse

Enjoy a special beer-paired prix-fixe dinner. 3 courses and 3 beers for $69.99 (per party of 2)!

Victorian Poetry Slam

February 14th, 2019
James J. Hill House

Celebrate Valentine’s Day the old-fashioned way by enjoying classic 19th-century poetry in the elegant drawing room of the James J. Hill House. Actors Craig Johnson, Laura Salveson, and Ann Daly, wearing 1890s evening wear, will perform a wide range of humorous and stirring poems by Dickinson, Poe, Longfellow, Browning, and more dealing with love, romance, temperance, sports, and war—even poems about James J. Hill!

Stella's Valentine's Day Dinner

February 14th, 2019
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 $99. This offer is perfect for seafood lovers. It can include - Raw Oysters, Lobster Tails, Red King Crab Legs, Scallops, Jumbo Shrimp & more. The full menu will also be available.

Valentines Day Dinner Special at Mama Sheila's

February 14th, 2019
Mama Sheila's Soul Food Kitchen

Mama Sheila's Soul Food Kitchen Presents a Valentine's Day Dinner Experience. Enjoy a romantic dining experience with the special someone in your life. There will be two special dining sessions with limited seating. Your romantic dining experience will include: Fine Dining Soul Food Buffet Experience, Live Jazz, a Live Vocalist, and a Comedian All in a romantic setting.

Corner Table Valentine's Day Dinner

February 14th, 2019
Corner Table

Let Corner Table make your Valentine's Day celebration special! They will be offering a special 6-course tasting menu at $95/person, wine pairings optional for an additional $60. They can even accommodate most dietary restrictions, inquire with restaurant for more info.

Valentine's Day Fireside Snowshoeing

February 14th, 2019
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.

When Harry Met Sally (1989 Digital)

February 14th, 2019

The Parkway Theater

Come celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Parkway with the Nora Ephron-scripted romantic comedy classic, When Harry Met Sally. Billy Crystal and rom-com queen Meg Ryan star as the title characters, through twelve years of chance encounters in New York City. The film raises the question "Can men and women ever just be friends?" Spoiler alert: the answer is ‘No’.

Ben Gleib Valentine's Special

February 14th, 2019
House of Comedy at Mall of America

Ben Gleib is a standup comedian, actor, TV host and podcaster. He was named one of the “funniest comedians working today” by TBS and Esquire has called him one of “the next big things in comedy.” Ben is a star on the rise and a great performer that you definitely don’t want to miss.

Valentine's Beer Dinner With Insight Brewing

February 14th, 2019
6:30pm - 9:30pm


Nothing says “I love you” like beer. Join HopCat in downtown Minneapolis for an exquisite dining experience featuring Insight Brewing. This dinner will include four courses expertly paired with five Insight beers including a Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed exclusively for HopCat.

A Partner Dance Social: Valentine's Day Edition

February 14th, 2019
7:00pm - 7:30pm
Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative

Learn the fundamentals of latin partner dancing in the safety of a fun brewery! Come solo or bring a friend -- we'll rotate so everyone gets the chance to learn and dance. $15 for 45 min of dance instruction and a drink token for beer, kombucha, or root beer after class -- the perfect gift for you or your valentine.

Mississippi River Grand Carriage Tour

February 14th, 2019

Take your sweetheart on a romantic carriage ride along the Mississippi River.

Cafe Lucrat Valentine's Day Dinner

February 14th, 2019
Cafe Lucrat

The Valentine's Day menu is a $90 per person PREFIX-3 course dinner. There will also be live music featuring Freddie Herrera 5:30-7:00pm and the Andrew Walesch Trio 7:00-11:00pm.

Valentine’s Comedy Jam

February 14th, 2019
Orpheum Theatre

The Valentine’s Day Lovers Laugh-A-Thon will be making its way back to the Orpheum Theatre, starring Red Grant, Kountry Wayne, Lil’ Duval, Michael Blackson, Shed G, Jordan Jackson and Just Nesh.

4-course Valentine's Day Meal at Melting Pot

February 14, 2018
Melting Pot

Romance at its finest with 4 courses including cheese fondue, salad, entree and chocolate! Romance table packages, roses and spirits that will raise yours! Parking is easy, it's in our building. $65 per person.

Valentine's Prom

February 14th, 2019
Sociable Cider Werks

Looking for a reason to dust off your prom apparel from high school? Now's your chance, at Sociable Cider Werks Valentine's Prom!

So pull the old dress/tux out of the closet, pick a time period (80's dress and big hair, heck yes!), or just use this as an excuse to wear that fancy new dress you just bought. Don't forget those dancing shoes either because DJ Hazy Harold will be serenading you all night!

+ Prom photos

+ Crowning of Prom Royalty (every attendee entered into drawing)

+ Specialty ciders

+ Food from Union Kitchen MN

+ Donation collection for Operation Glass Slipper - Non-profit organization that collects prom dresses and accessories to give to kids (at no cost to them) who are in financially restrictive circumstances so that they can attend their prom in style.

+ Buy a rose for that special someone and feel good knowing proceeds go towards Operation Glass Slipper.

Date Night Deal: Valentine's Style

February 14th, 2019
6pm - 10pm

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Grab your significant other, your neighbor, your Mom, or your pal. It's Date Night, Valentine’s Style, guys.

The Deal: 2 Beers + 2 Burger/Fries Combos from Butcher Salt for $25. Simply mention Date Night to one of the "beertenders" and they’ll take it from there!

Dessert: Sweet Gypsy Waffles will be on site for your fluffy, whipped cream dessert needs.

Live Music: Jazz quartet Huge If True will elevate the ambiance to entirely new levels, playing from 7-10pm.

SlamMN!'s Valentine's Day Poetry Tournament

February 14th & 15th, 2019
Kieran's Irish Pub

The most fun way to celebrate Valentines day! Full of laughs, loving moments, and squishy fun! Join in for the 25th year of the Erotica Slam and the 6th full fledged Erotica Tournament!

Borealis Dance Presents The Tell-Tale Heart

February 14th-16th, 2019

The Lab Theater

Experience Edgar Allan Poe like you never have before! Dive into the depths of Poe’s classic short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” re-imagined for the stage and told through dance and spoken word.

Valentine's Day in Hell

February 14th-17th, 2019
Hell's Kitchen

Love can be hell... Which is why Hell's Kitchen is celebrating love in all its forms and all its sometimes-complicated joys not just on Valentine's Day, but all weekend long! So from special food and drink options to live music to a beautiful sparkling-light atmosphere, they're pulling out all the stops for the entire weekend, from Thursday the 14th all the way through Sunday the 17th. Score a reservation for one of our most sought-after times of the year!

Love and Other Social Diseases

Previews: Feb 14, 15, 16, 20, 21
Opening Night: Friday, Feb 22
Show Run: Feb 23, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Brave New Workshop

Catch the love bug with Brave New Workshop’s hilarious new sketch comedy show exploring dating, relationships, and love in the time of dating apps.

Romance & Dance Wine Dinner

February 15th, 2019
Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis

Romance that special someone with a five-course Chef-created tasting menu, perfectly paired with wines from all over the world. The professional ballroom dancers of Dance With Love will entertain guests with live performances, complimenting the culinary progression with a romantic story in sound and movement. Guests are invited for a complimentary mini-lesson and discounted overnight accommodations are available with ticket purchase and include complimentary overnight valet parking.

Valentine's Dinner: That's Amore!

February 15th & 16th, 2019
Cooks of Crocus Hill (North Loop)

There are few things more magical in this life than cooking alongside someone you love, with a glass of bubbly in hand *dreamy sigh*. To celebrate Valentine's Day this year, bring your partner and they'll bring the magic in this special cooking class. Warning: you may fall in love all over again!