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; 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 - 16th!

Valentine's Day TC 5K

February 9, 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
10-1pm 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 10 - 17, 2018
Fogo de Chao

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

Kado No Mise Valentine's Day Dinner

February 14, 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 14, 2019
11am - 4pm
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 14, 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.

Victorian Poetry Slam

February 14, 2019
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 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 14, 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 14, 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 romatic dining experinece 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 14, 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 14, 2019
7pm - 8:30pm
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 14, 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 14, 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 14, 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

Febraury 14, 2019
7pm - 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 14, 2019

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

Cafe Lucrat Valentine's Day Dinner

February 14, 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 5:30-7pm and the Andrew Walesch Trio 7-11pm.

Indeed King & Queen Tap Takeover/Cribbage Tournament

February 14, 2019
5pm - 11pm

New Bohemia

Join us for Indeed Brewing's Valentines Day Tap Takeover!! The cribbage tournament starts at 5 PM (Sign Up Will Be Early February). Pick-up a giant heart shaped Bavarian pretzels w/ homemade pepper jack cheese sauce to share with your date as well.

Valentine’s Comedy Jam

February 14, 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.

SlamMN!'s Valentine's Day Poetry Tournament

February 14 & 15, 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 14-16, 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 Dinner: That's Amore!

February 15 & 16, 2019
6 - 8:30pm
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!