25+ Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Columbus 2020

Valentine's Day Columbus 2020

A heart-filled annual guide to the best things to do for Valentine’s Day in Columbus!

Want to make sure Valentine’s Day is “perfect” for your date? Luckily for you, there are many places around Columbus that have already planned out the night for you! All you have to do is pick the event, pay for it, and go! There are events offered throughout the entire Valentine’s week, in and around Columbus. Whether you want to go to an event or make dinner plans, there is something for everyone here! Here’s are the best ways to do Valentine’s Day in Columbus for 2020.

NOTE: this Valentine’s Day in Columbus list will update and expand a few times each week until February 14, so be sure to check back often. Submit your event here.

Pre-Valentine’s Day Happening

Uptown Valentine Cocoa Trail
Saturday, February 1
Downtown Westerville
Uptown Westerville businesses join together to give you a variety of hot cocoa inspired treats while you shop around for your Valentine. Bring a can of soup to donate and be entered to win a $50 giftcard.

Valentine’s Day Painting Session
Thursday, February 6
Not Sheep Gallery, Short North
Chocolate and wine glasses provided, you BYOB. Message them to sign up!

We Love Columbus Wine Tasting
Friday, February 7
The Hills Market Downtown
Ten tastes of wine and beer with a local twist celebrating everything to love about Columbus!
$15/person in advance, $20/person at the door

Valentine's Day Columbus 2020

My Bloody Valentine
Saturday, February 8
Via Vecchia Winery
An anti-Valentine’s day celebration featuring 30 vendors, a cash bar, food truck, and live entertainment.

Ignite Love: Candle Pouring & Valentine Printing
Tuesday, February 11
The Candle Lab – Worthington
Start out your evening by pouring your own 8 oz candle. While the candle cools you will walk across the street to Igloo Letterpress (a really cool place) and learn how to print your own Valentine’s Day card!

Paint Nite: Valentine Stroll Partner Painting
Tuesday, February 11
Zaftig Brewing Co., Worthington
This partner painting will give you all the feels while enjoying some delicious craft beer!

Valentine’s Week Special
Tuesday, February 11 – Saturday, February 16
Times vary
The Oak & Brazen Wine Co., Delaware
For the entire week, they will have a special including one bottle of wine, a cheese board from The Greater Gouda, two chocolate truffles from Fresh Start Cafe & Bakery, and two mini glasses to keep.

2020 Valentine’s 10 for $10 Tasting!
Wednesday, February 12
Springhill Suites by Marriott Columbus OSU
Serving 10 tastes of holiday appropriate wines. Full food menu will be available to order and bottles will be available for purchase.

Columbus 10 for 10

Cocktail Class for Couples
Wednesday, February 12
Denmark on High, Short North
Learn to mix two full cocktails and enjoy them after you mix them! Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Night of Love: Theme Night Trivia
Wednesday, February 12
Ten Pin Bowling Alley, Hilliard
Questions will include romantic comedies, songs, anatomy of the heart and more. Reservations are accepted.
FREE admission

Ohio Love String Art and Candle Pouring
Wednesday, February 12
The Candle Lab, Worthington
Pour an 8oz candle and then make an Ohio Love string art craft with local artist Lindsay Smith. You may BYOB to enjoy after 8pm.

Image credit: Event Facebook page

Valentine’s Day Charcuterie Workshop with Petry Platters at Thread
Wednesday, February 12
Thread, Grandview
This hands-on event provides you with all the tools you need to make a perfect charcuterie board. The event includes an 8×12 slate board, cheese, fruit, nuts, and crackers, as well as a gift from Petry Platters.

“The Blind Date” Wine Dinner & Blind Tasting
Thursday, February 13
Spagio Wine Lounge, Grandview
Test your wine knowledge with a six wine blind tasting and a three course meal! Compete against the other couples in attendance for a Valentine’s gift basket. Call 614-486-1114 ext. 2 for reservations.

O My Heart! A Pop-Up Valentine’s Exhibit
Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15
Times vary
Worthington Historical Society
This exhibit will feature a collection of vintage Valentines.
FREE admission

Old Worthington Chocolate Walk
Thursday, February 13
COhatch – starting location
You will be able to redeem treats from up to 15 businesses. Each business will have a different type of chocolate for you to enjoy or take home!

Experience Worthington Chocolate Walk
Image credit: @experienceworthington

Pooches and Smooches at Soul
Thursday, February 13
Soul at the Joseph, Short North
We can’t forget about our furry friends on this day either! They also need love. So, bring them to Soul and enjoy time with other dog lovers. They will have treats for your dog and feature a specialty drink for you. There will also be a doggy portrait artist and adoptable dogs from Cause for Canines. Open to the public and any size canine.
FREE admission

Wine, Cheese, and Happy Trees!
Thursday, February 13
Skylarks Toys & Comics, Grove City
The “Skylarks for Lovers Series” will be hosted by Meagen Hansen. The materials, fruit, and cheese will be provided, you just need to bring the wine!

Valentine’s Day at Hoof Hearted Brewery and Kitchen
Thursday, February 13
Five course dinner accompanied with a bottle of bubbles. Reserve through Opentable or call 614-401-4033.

Events & Activities
Friday, February 14th

2020 Valentine’s Wine Tasting Fundraiser
6 – 9pm
577 W. Town St.
Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while touring the kennel and interacting with dogs! All proceeds directly benefit the Pilot Dogs, Inc.

4th Annual Valentine’s Day Date Night “Nailed-It Theme” Cake Decorating
Our Cupcakery
You and your partner will compete against others to replicate a Valentine themed professionally decorated cake. Winner will receive a gift certificate to one of Dublin’s delicious restaurants.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Franklin Park Conservatory
Your evening starts with a welcome glass of champagne. Then stroll through their annual exotic orchids and tropical plants exhibition while enjoying five food and wine pairing stations along the way. The evening also includes live music, a cash bar, and other food options for purchase. Various arrival times are available.
$50/person, $45/person for members

Franklin Park Conservatory Valentine's Day
Image credit: @fpconservatory

COSI Discovery Nights – Love and Attraction
COSI, Franklinton
21+ event held after hours at COSI. The event includes special themed attractions as well as regular COSI exhibits. Buffet included for an additional $20.
$20/nonmember before, $25/nonmember at the door, $14/member

Chromeo Valentine’s Day at Otherworld
Dance the night away to this electrofunk duo in this unique space! Cash bar.

Crafted Drafts Annual Valentine’s Day Sour Beer Tasting
Crafted Drafts, Gahanna
“Love Ain’t Nothing To Funk With” is this year’s sour beer tasting theme. Taste several different funky sours.

Handcrafted Cocktail Mixers Class with Simple Times Mixers
Simple Times Mixers, Gahanna
Participate in a guided class using Simple Times Mixers to create your own cocktail!

House of Love
Double Happiness, Brewery District
One of the city’s dive bars opens its doors again to celebrate happy hour with Asian delights followed by some dancing tunes.
FREE admission

Lobster, Luau, and Lovers
Outerbelt Brewing, Carroll
Wicked Lobstah food truck, plus a Hawaiian luau makes for a really romantic winter escape!
FREE admission

Maker Date Night
February 14 & 15, 6pm
Idea Foundry, Franklinton
A three course meal, beer and wine, plus a night of making various projects! Sign me up!

Mexican Themed Valentine’s Date Night Cooking Class
Dos Hermanos Taco Truck, Downtown
This cooking class is set up as a participatory dinner where you will all contribute to your community meal.

Painting as a Pair
Art with Anna, Bexley
Each of you creates a canvas painting that will combine together to hang as one.

Platform x Piece of Cake Valentine’s Day Pairing
Platform Beer Co., Downtown
Piece of Cake Bakery and Cafe will be in the house with some delicious cupcakes to pair with Platform’s popular beer. There will be three time slots for this event, 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. You must show up in your timeframe to claim your pairing!

Platform Brewery

Prisoner for Your Love Tasting
Wine on High, Short North
Enjoy tastings of four wines from Prisoner Wine Company, including desserts from Hubbard Grille and live music! Tasting at 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9pm.

Taco ‘Bout Love
Zaftig Brewing Co., Worthington
Comida el Cantrin’s food truck will be there and there will be the “Pom Bomb” beer release. Stella in the Can will be there for all your entertainment needs!
FREE admission

Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Beer Pairing
Combustion Brewery & Taproom, Pickerington
Four beers paired with four chocolates from Coco Cat Bakery & Chocolates, while supplies last.

Valentine’s Day – Couple Special Only
Capital Axe Throwing
Pricing is normally $32/person for 1.5 hours, but for Valentine’s Day it will be $50/couple. Make your reservation online.

Valentine’s Date Night Pen Turning Class
Woodcraft of Columbus, OH, Upper Arlington
Test your woodworking skills by making your own wooden pen with your partner. Pizza and sweets will be included. Call the store at 614-273-0488 to sign up

Valentine’s Day Party
Lincoln Social Rooftop, Short North
DJs, cocktails, and Veuve specials all night.
FREE admission

Valentine’s Day at Shadowbox Live
Shadowbox Live
Enjoy a three course dinner while watching Shadowbox Live’s best of 2019 show “Wild Nights.” The package also includes mini-champagne and a rose. Upgrade to a premium package to get a private table for two!
$80/single, $150/couple, $295/premium couple

Image credit: Shadowbox Live Facebook page

Valentine’s Day Couples Yoga
RawYoga614, Reynoldsburg
Strengthen your relationship with a 60 minute couples yoga class. After the class enjoy live music, couples massages, wine, and an intimate dinner. Pre-registration required.

Valentine’s Day Mystery Dinner Show
Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square
Law and Order meets SNL with this funny murder mystery called “Game Over.” Make your way through a four-course meal while solving the mystery together. Top Sleuth wins a prize!

Valentine’s Day Private Igloo Experience
VASO Dublin
Ticket price is counted as a spending credit. Igloos can accommodate up to eight people. Choose from 4pm, 6:30pm, and 9pm seating times.

Valentine’s Day Workshop: Floral Arrangement & Metal Stamping
Friday, February 14, 7:30-9:30pm
Saturday, February 15, 6:30-8:30pm
Red Giraffe Designs, German Village
RGD and Three Buds Flower Market team up to bring you the ultimate workshop experience. Each ticket includes one stamped metal accessory, one fresh flower bouquet, and light snacks. BYOB is welcome!

Valentine’s Dinner & Packages


The Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park
Friday, February 14
Limited menu in the dining room. Watch for menu details to come out soon. Advance deposit required to secure reservation.

The Keep
Friday, February 14
Three course prix-fixe dinner. Reservations are available on OpenTable or by calling 614-745-0322

Camelot Cellars
Friday, February 14
Dine by candlelight while enjoying a six course meal and live music. Vegetarian options available. Cash bar.


Coast Wine House
Thursday, February 13 – Saturday, February 15
Times vary
Limited edition menu will include appetizers, desserts, and drinks!


Hofbrauhaus Columbus
Friday, February 14
The Valentine’s Day menu includes three courses and your choice of beer or wine each!

Watershed Kitchen & Bar
Friday, February 14
WATERSHED ❤’s OHIO themed six course tasting menu, with an extra price for four paired cocktails. Reservations can be made by calling 614- 357-1936, or visiting https://www.watersheddistillery.com/kitchenandbar.
$85/person, $40/person for cocktail pairings

Image credit: Watershed Kitchen and Bar Event Page


Paddock Pub and Links Event Center
February 14 & 15
Four course dinner with live music from Less Hostile. Call 614-610-9688 for reservations.

Short North

Ruth’s Chris
All Valentine’s week
Two dining options for couples will be available. The Porterhouse for Two with a choice of starters and sides with a Porterhouse steak to share for $129. Or the Surf and Turf pairing two cold water lobster tails with a filet for $49.95.


King Gyros Greek
February 14 & 15
Three course dinner with shareable appetizer and dessert! Call 614-866-9008 for a reservation!
$42.95 total

Valentine’s Day Weekend

Cheesecake and Beer Pairing
Saturday, February 15
DogTap Columbus
This includes four cheesecakes paired with four beers.

Meet, Mingle, and Meals-on-Wheels
Saturday, February 15
LifeCare Alliance Event Center
Don’t have a Valentine’s date? Be matched up to help feed the Columbus community by delivering Meals-on-Wheels. Who knows, you may just meet your mate!
FREE admission

Uptown Cookie Walk
Saturday, February 15
Downtown Westerville
Follow your passport to 24 different businesses and receive a Cheryl’s cookie at each one!

Uptown Westerville
Stop by Mezza Wine Shop during your Cookie Walk!

Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting
Saturday, February 15
Spagio Wine Lounge
The focus of this tasting will be on sparkling wine with 12 different rosé champagnes, cremants, proseccos, and cavas as well as light hors d’oeuvres.
$40/person plus tax and gratuity

Beyond Columbus

Amato’s Woodfired Pizza of Mount Vernon
Friday, February 14
Three course meal featuring a tableside smoked dessert from Half Baked Cafe.

Rockmill Brewery
Friday, February 14
Enjoy a six course beer pairing dinner at the beautiful Rockmill farm!

Treat your Valentine at Mazza’s
Friday, February 14
Mazza’s, Mt. Vernon
Surf n’ Turf pre-fixe dinner including live music. Book reservations on their website or call 740-397-2076.

Sweetheart Hike
Saturday, February 15
Cowen Lake State Park
Take a romantic stroll through on Dogwood Trail! Enjoy warm beverages afterward at the Environmental Education Center.

Sweetheart’s Hike at Ash Cave
Saturday, February 15
Hocking Hills State Park
Take a romantic stroll through the hills to Ash Cave and back! Warm up by the fire with refreshments after your hike.

Under the Glass Dinner Club: Valentine’s Date Dinner
Friday, February 14
The first of four seasonal dinners at Warwick Farms inside their Glass Greenhouse will feature six courses and small bites.

Valentine’s Day Chocolate + Beer 5K/10K
Saturday, February 15
Brixx Ice Company, Dayton
Pick your distance and earn a shirt, medal, chocolate, appetizers, and a drink ticket.
$90/person 5K, $100/person 10K

1808 American Bistro
Sunday, February 16
1808 is changing it up with a belated Valentine’s Day brunch! Partake in a four course menu full of goodies.

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