Valentine's Day in Minneapolis

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Valentine's Day 2018 is your chance to do something unique and timeless with that special someone in your life. Thankfully, you have Minneapolis; one of the Top Unexpectedly Romantic Cities in the nation. 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 - 18th!

Hell's Kitchen Valentine's Specials

February 9, 10 & 14
Music from 6 - 9pm
Hell's Kitchen

Enjoy a Valentine's Day dinner special on Friday, February 9th and enjoy a special meal while listening to nationally acclaimed jazz guitarist Joel Shapira. Saturday, February 10th will host the legendary Cornbread Harris (Jimmy "Jam" Harris' father!). And Valentine's Day you will be serenaded by Sinatra-style crooner Tim Patrick. On top of the regular menu,

Chef/Co-Owner Steve will be making delicious wild mushroom and blue cheese-stuffed pork chops, all-star bar managers are mixing up Strawberry Mules as well as bourbon-based "Love on the Rocks" cocktails, and their pride-and-joy pastry chef is spotlighting a lush, slightly-boozy Champagne Cake.

Valentine's Day TC 5K

February 10, 2018
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis

The 5K circles Lake Nokomis in charming South Minneapolis. NEW 1 mile option in 2018! Receive a Storm Creek® long-sleeve technical shirt and an exclusive finishers medal. Choose "Single", "Taken", "It's Complicated" or blank back tags to make mingling easy. Complimentary hot chocolate, coffee and conversation hearts are available pre- and post-race. Register now!

1st Annual Jazz to Soul Valentine's Event

February 10, 2018
7:30 - 9:30pm
The Southern Theater

A new entertainment experience awaits you. Some of the Twin Cities top musicians have joined forces to form THE ERRA, an elite band with musicians that have recorded with or shared the stage with world renown performers such as Tyrese, Bernie Mac, Prince, The Commodores, and Alexander O'Neil. Get your tickets now for the 1st Annual Jazz to Soul Valentine's Day Event at the Southern Theater!

Be Our Valentine

February 10, 2018
10am - 6pm
C'est Chic Boutique

Indulge yourself at C'est Chic with a day of shopping, pampering and sweet treats! Shop Euro fashion for yourself at C'est Chic, Russell + Hazel pop-up to shop accessories for him, Beautycounter pop-up with products available to try and purchase, free 10 minute massages with professional masseuses, free samples and chocolates available for purchase from L'More Chocolat and drawings to win prizes from C'est Chic, Beautycounter and L'More Chocolat.

Celebrate at Fogo de Chao

February 10 - 17, 2018
Fogo de Chao

Dine with Fogo de Chao from February 10 through 17, 2018 and receive a complimentary dining card.

Feel The Love Yoga

February 11, 2018
7 - 8pm
Tattersall Distilling

Love. Candles. Cocktails. Bring a loved one, friend or just yourself for a 50-minute vinyasa flow with a special focus on the heart. Escape the February blues and treat yourself to a rejuvenating evening of yoga. Top it all off with an exclusive cocktail, crafted to pair with your practice. Get there early, space fills fast!

Galentine's Beauty LAB

February 11, 2018
12 - 3pm

Join LAB for an OPEN HOUSE event where you can create your own DIY beauty products. Stop by anytime between 12pm - 3pm and make four different products (listed below) that you can gift to your Galentine, Valentine or yourself!

L.O.V.E. Partner Painting

February 11, 2018
2 - 5pm
Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot: The Winter Garden

It's that time of year for pink and red, hearts and flowers and lots of love! Start the afternoon off with a cocktail hour from 2-3pm and then a partner-painting Paint Nite from 3-5pm. Their Master Gardener will lead you and your partner in the steps to each creative half of a painting on each of your canvas. At the end, your two canvas' put together will create one large masterpiece.

Ladies Get Drinks: Galentine's Edition

February 12, 2018
5:30 - 8pm
Volstead's Emporium

In the words of Leslie Knope, “Oh it’s only the best day of the year. Every February 13th [or 12th], my lady friends and I just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst.” How can we argue with these immortal words of wisdom from the Goddess herself? Let's substitute waffles for drinks.

Wine Pairing & Love Letters

February 12, 2018
7 - 9pm
The Lynhall

The Linney for a romantic evening of wine pairings, canapés, chocolate bon-bons and a crash course in composing love letters.

Gal-entine's Night Out

February 13, 2018
6 - 8:30pm
Cooks of Crocus Hill (North Loop)

Talk about a date night to remember: crisp Prosecco to kick off an evening of artfully marinated shrimp, deeply flavored roasted vegetables, a perfect steak, and of course, dessert that's as delightful as love itself. Best of all, you'll get to create it all, in this hands-on class that features chef insights so you can whip up a Valentine's feast any night of the year.

Express Your Heart: An Evening of Self-Love

February 13, 2018
6:30 - 8:30pm
Spot Spa Uptown

By hand-dying silk scarves, you’ll symbolize the creation of heart-centered connection, weaving the threads of self-care to create the fabric of a healing community. This mindfulness-based art process will help you express the open mystery of becoming beloved. Ever wonder why we say “love heals”? Now’s your chance to find out!

Puppy Cuddle

February 14, 2018
11am - 5pm
Minneapolis Visitor Information 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.

Creative Court: Valentine's Day Cards

February 14, 2018
11am - 1pm
Capella Tower

Have you seen how beautiful and creative cards have gotten lately? You can do that! All kinds of paper, paints, stamps, florals, and embellishments will make for the most unique and heartfelt Valentine's Day messages. Make one for a speacial someone, a beloved family member, friend, or anyone who might need to be shown a little love on Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day at Monello

February 14, 2017 
11am - 9pm

Celebrate Valentine's Day with 40 lbs. of cheese! Regardless if you are on a romantic date or looking for love, you will find it here with our al a carte Valentine's Day Menu or our special cheese wheel offers of Risotto Valentino or Tagliolini Agli Scampi.

Valentiki at Psycho Suzi's

February 14, 2018
11am - 10pm
Psycho Suzi's

VALENTINE SHMALENTINE - $21.40 (A singles awareness shareable tiki) Gather a group of tiki lovers, or unite the singles bellied up to the bar and drown your sorrows. But be careful who you have in your group, you just might be mer-made for each other...

TIKI FOR TWO - $14 (Or just for you) If you must be mushy, eye gaze with a tiki for two… but it doesn't have to be just for you and your boo!

Puppies & Prosecco

February 14, 2018
3 - 5pm
NELSON Minneapolis

Join NELSON for Puppies & Prosecco in support of Coco’s Heart Dog Rescue. This is an Open House style event featuring adoptable puppies, light appetizers, beverages and of course prosecco! Coco’s Heart provides high-quality veterinary care and works towards finding dogs lifelong homes. Come play with furry puppies looking for homes with a glass of bubbly and get your photo taken for a good cause. Donations are welcome as well.

3-Course Fine Dining Experience at Crave

February 14, 2018
4 -10pm
CRAVE American Kitchen & Sushi Bar (Downtown Minneapolis)

Celebrate love! We welcome you to join us this Valentine's Day for a 3-course fine dining experience! Make your reservations today: Full menu coming soon!

Valentine's Date Night With(out) the Kids

February 14, 2018
5 - 8pm
The Lynhall / Snapology

The Lynhall has partnered with Snapology to bring you the perfect Valentine's Date Night with(out) the kids. Your child (5 and older) will spend the evening at Snapology and receive a Lynhall Kids Meal while you and your partner are each treated to dinner, dessert and drinks across the street at The Lynhall.

Borough Valentine's Dinner

February 14, 2017 
5 -11pm

Eat your heart out with our 5-course dinner and wine pairing. 5 Course Dinner - $75. Optional Wine Pairing - $35.

MN Love Workshop

February 14, 2018
6 - 9pm
Creative Gathering Boutique (St. Paul)

DIY date night at Creative Gathering Boutique on Valentines Day! Together you will create a stained, painted, distressed, stenciled, and personalized 18" x 14.5" Minnesota wood sign! All materials and a pre cut Minnesota will be provided for you. You will be sanding and attaching hardware to hang the Minnesota.

Valentine's Day Progressive Dinner & Brewery Tour

February 14, 2018

Think outside of the box this Valentine's Day and surprise your sweetie with a night exploring the best of the Twin Cities! Enjoy a full Italian dinner from St. Paul's historic DeGidio's restaurant, a pint of beer from Inbound BrewCo, Utepils Brewing Co and Sisyphus Brewing. Add decadent truffles from Legacy Chocolates and transportation via a luxury motorcoach and you've got yourself a date!

Valentine's Day Sunday Supper

February 14, 2018

6 - 9:30pm
The Dining Studio

Yes, this Sunday Supper is on a Wednesday, but who's keeping track, right? The Dining Studio is a PRIVATE restaurant which means an intimate dinner, the best food in the Twin Cities, perfectly paired wines, and a service staff with only one table for the evening (yours).

For the Love of You

February 14, 2018
6:30 - 8pm
Jai Healing Collective

An evening of self care, sacred self-love, and connection!This evening will be a blend of meditation, yin yoga postures, energy healing, pampering, and loving up on and connecting with your BEST you.You'll leave with rituals and techniques to carry into your daily routine.

Victorian Poetry Slam

February 14, 2017
7 -8pm
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 eveningwear, 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!

Ruben Paul Valentine's Day Special

February 14, 2018
House of Comedy at Mall of America

His undeniable charisma, honesty, and spontaneity make him a crowd favorite everywhere he goes. Ruben is a star on the rise and a great performer, that you definitely don’t want to miss.

Erotica Slam at Kieran's

February 14,15 &16
Kieran's Irish Pub

Join us one night, or all three. Every night will be a completely different rockin' of the love boat.

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. All seafood menu is an option, please mention this when making reservations.

Share the Love at Pizza Luce

February 14, 2018
Pizza Luce locations

Indulge your sweet tooth and join Pizza Luce for a great cause. Every dollar from every dessert sold on Valentine's Day will be donated to Animal Humane Society in the Twin Cities or Animal Allies in Duluth. Last year you helped them raise over $9600! The money you raise together will help pay for vaccinations, pet food and shelter supplies

Mississippi River Grand Carriage Tour

February 14, 2017

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

McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series

February 16, 2018
6:30 - 8pm
Minneapolis Institute of Art

Introduce some creative conversation with your favorite person this Valentine's Day. The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), on behalf of the McKnight Foundation and co-presented by the Minneapolis Institute of Art, is pleased to announce the McKnight Visual Artist Discussion Series, featuring the 2016 McKnight Visual Artist Fellows in conversation with four nationally-renown art curators and critics.

Valentine's Show at The Dinner Detective

February 17, 2018
6 - 9:30pm
The Dinner Detective

Celebrate Valentine's Day with an interactive murder mystery dinner!

Bollywood Beats | Valentine Party

February 17, 2018
10pm - 2am
Union Rooftop

JV Entertainment is back with its first event of 2018. Join them on Saturday night - February 17th, to celebrate Valentine's Day - Bollywood style. They'll have Dj-ozzy Verma and Nishan Singh spinning the best of Bollywood!

Restore and Renew You

February 18, 2018
5 - 6pm
Hewing Hotel

Winter in Minneapolis is a magical time to cozy up and practice self care. Join us on February 18th, to show up for YOU. Refocus and re-energize your routine with this 1 hour all levels yoga class. This event will support Open Your Heart to the Hungry and Homeless - a Minnesota-based charity that has been working to help hungry and homeless Minnesotans since 1986.

Radisson Blu & JB Hudson Valentine Packages

Available for stays from February 9, 2018 to February 18, 2018
Radisson Blu & JB Hudson

The Blu Diamond Package offers a luxury suite with a dozen long-stemmed roses, a bottle of Dom Perignon and a three-course dinner served in the suite’s dining room, private shopping experience with white glove service at JB Hudson where couples may select a piece from a collection of special diamonds or rare gemstones - courtesy of JB Hudson - and breakfast in bed.

The North Star Romance Package offers a stylish room with champagne amenity, any silver piece of jewelry valued up to $100 - courtesy of JB Hudson - 10% off next JB Hudson purchase and complimentary breakfast in FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar.