45+ Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in Columbus 2019

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus

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

Want to make sure the Valentine’s Day is “perfect” for your date? Luckily for you, there are a lot of 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 out of Columbus. Whether you want to go to an event or make dinner plans, there is something for everyone here!

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.


BYOB Valentine’s Day Dive Bar Trolley Crawl

February 4-17
Short North Trolley Co.
Explore Columbus’ dive bars with the people you love. Stop at 4 locations and drink in between stops. You may bring your own cooler as long as you have no glass on board the trolley. Advanced reservations and non-refundable payment required.

Cupid Got Me Good

Thursday, February 7
Wild Goose Creative
Open mic storytelling of true love stories with a speakeasy feel. If you would like to participate they prefer your stories to be told and not read! First ten tellers are accepted!

2019 Valentine’s Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser

Friday, February 8
6 – 9pm
577 W. Town St.
Enjoy wine and beer while touring the kennel and interacting with dogs! All proceeds directly benefit the Pilot Dogs, Inc.

Date Night Out at Creative Art Bar

Friday, February 8
Creative Art Bar
Choose two out of twelve pieces to create with your date that night. Examples include, bottle openers, string art, pallet signs, etc. If you say Columbus Date Night Guide sent you, you will receive 25% off of your project that night!
$10 registration fee per couple that will be taken off your total for the project; projects range from $15-$60

C. Krueger’s Cookie Decorating Event

Saturday, February 9
Blank cookies will be available for decorating with buttercream icing, sprinkles, candies, and more!

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: C. Kruegers

Valentine’s Day Party with Philseco

Saturday, February 9
The Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park
Dance the night away to all of your romantic favorites! Featuring the band Paradygm Shyft.

Valentine’s Day Sip & Plant Orchid Workshop

Sunday, February 10
Fezz & Hazel Floral Artistry and Event Design
Learn how to repot and care for a Phaleanopsis orchid while sipping on your favorite beverage. BYOB.

Candles & Canvases: Valentine’s Edition

Monday, February 11
The Candle Lab – Convention District
Natalie of Natterdoodle hosts this workshop where you will create a candle and a hand lettered design on a 12×12 canvas. Designs will be centered around love and girl power. It includes an 8 oz. soy candle, a 12×12 black canvas, a paint pen, a coloring page, supplies and instruction for design, and a thank you gift. Cocktails will be available for purchase.

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Natterdoodle and The Candle Lab

Date Nite at Two Dollar Radio HQ

February 12 – 17
Two Dollar Radio HQ
Enjoy time with each other while reading a new book and sipping some beer, wine, or coffee. Get 2 books and 2 drinks for $32

Valentine’s Wine Tasting

Tuesday, February 12
Vito’s Wine & Bourbon Bar
Sip wines and taste hors d’oevres
$20/person or $25/person at the door

2019 Valentine’s Wine Tasting

Monday, February 11 – Bexley Premier Restaurant
Wednesday, February 13 – The Bottle Shop
The Bottle Shop
Sample a variety of 10 wines with your special someone. For more information on what to expect at this event check out the article from earlier this year: Budget-Friendly Date Night: Columbus 10 for $10 Wine Tastings

Paint & Pour

Wednesday, February 13
Camelot Cellars
Paint your own wine glass while enjoying wine to drink!

Soul Food & Music

Wednesday, February 13
La Navona
Enjoy music from international recording artist, Shaun Booker, while enjoying soul food as the accompaniment!
$30/person Gahanna resident, $35/person nonresident

Wine & Cheesecake Pairing with The Cheesecake Girl

Wednesday, February 13
Tastings – A Wine Experience
Four cheesecakes paired with four wines. Online tickets will stop being sold on Monday, February 11 at noon. There will be very limited tickets sold at the door.


3rd Annual Valentine’s Day Date Night “Nailed-It Theme” Cake Decorating

Our Cupcakery
You and your partner will compete against others to replicate a “Wild Thing” themed professionally decorated cake. Winner will receive a gift certificate to one of Dublin’s restaurants.

Bae Day

Land-Grant Brewing Company
Musical guests, Starlit Ways, will be setting the mood from 6-8pm.

“The Blind Date:” Wine Dinner & Blind Tasting

Spagio Wine Lounge
Test your taste buds with this five-course, six-wine blend tasting. No Valentine’s Day is complete without a friendly competition, compete against other couples to see who is most accurate. Winner receives a Valentine’s Day gift basket.
$95/person plus tax and gratuity

Blue Jacket’s Valentine’s Day Package

Nationwide Arena
Package includes 2 tickets to the game (vs. NY Islanders), a $25 gift card to Rodizio Grill, a flower, and a commemorative photo.

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Columbus Blue Jackets Facebook Page

Cakeskis and Brewskis

Actual Brewing Company
Celebrate Congenital Heart Awareness Week with profits from the event benefiting the Heart Center of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Tickets include four beers and four cupcakes paired together! VIP tickets include a brewery tour and growler.
$25/person, VIP $65/person

CLE Cookie Dough + Platform Beer Pairing

Platform Beer Co.
Cleveland Cookie Dough Company will be in the house with some delicious cookie dough to pair with Platform’s popular beer. You will be able to pick up your cookie dough and beer anytime during the time slot.

Cocktails and Charcuterie

The Half Pint – Worthington
Make three cocktails in this prohibition inspired cocktail making class paired with a charcuterie board. Call 614-396-9119 for reservations

Image credit: @thehalfpintworthington

COSI After Dark: Love

Learn all about the science of love during this adults-only night at COSI. Name a cockroach after your ex, dissect a flower, and more!
$14/member, $18/person, $20 at the door, $34.25 for unlimited buffet

Couple’s Wine Glass Painting Class

Wagon Wheel Wines
Paint a “Beauty and the Beard” wine and pint glass together combined with tastings and a glass of wine. Light snacks will be included.

Dining in the Dark – Valentine’s Day Event

1400 Food Lab
You will be blindfolded and expertly guided through your entire four-course meal. Food will be prepared by Damian Ettish of Fetty’s Street Food. The menu will be kept a secret throughout the entire night and revealed at the end. Each course will be paired with a mocktail made by Simple Times Mixers. No special menu requests are accepted for this event. Email [email protected] or call 614-869-IDEA for any questions.

Love, Lyrics, & Laughter

The Savoy Club
Featuring comedy, magic, and music by local artists with food provided.

Middle West Valentine’s Day Whiskey Dinner

Barrel on High
A three course meal will be paired with classic whiskey cocktails. Guests will also be given a sample of the base spirit to enjoy neat.

Oysters & Bubbles

The Market Italian Village
Dollar oyster and $10 sparkling wine flights, plus a special menu for Valentine’s Day. Please visit www.themarketiv.com/reservations

Painting as a Pair

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

Paint by Candlelight

Color Me Mine, Dublin
Includes wine, chocolate, and your choice of pottery to paint. Price covers studio fees and treats, not included in the price is the pottery you paint that night.

Perfect Pairs Valentine’s Day Party at the Studio

5:30 & 8pm seatings
The Kitchen
Enjoy a meal filled with perfect pairs, like strawberries and champagne or grilled cheese and tomato soup. Certain beverages are included, but there is also a full bar and bottle service available for additional beverages.

Pooches and Smooches at Soul

Soul at the Joseph
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. Open to the public and any size canine.

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Pooches & Smooches Facebook event page

Sweets & Sips

6pm & 8pm tastings
Wine on High
4 treats made by Cakes by Kat will be paired with 4 wines!

Valentine’s Day at The Candle Lab

February 14-16th
All locations
The Candle Lab will be glowing as you pour your own candle! This event includes one 8oz soy candle per person, a glass of sparkling wine, premium chocolate, a polaroid from the evening, and free delivery to a restaurant within walking distance. No reservations can be made for this event, as they are taking walk-ins only.
$25/single, $49/couple

Valentine’s at DogTap

5pm, 6:30pm, and 8pm
DogTap Columbus
Take a brewery tour to learn how this crowdfunded brewery makes their beer and how it tastes!

Valentine’s Day at Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory
Your evening under the stars will include a chocolate and wine pairing with small plates and a cash bar.
3 wine pairing, $20/person, $17/members; 6 wine pairing, $30/person, $27/member

Valentine’s Day at Shadowbox Live

Shadowbox Live
Enjoy a three course dinner while watching Shadowbox Live’s original dance theater production of “Desire.” The package also includes mini-champagne and a rose. Upgrade to a premium package to get a private table for two!
$75/single, $145/couple, $290/premium couple

Valentine’s Day Cheesecake & Beer Pairing

Ill Mannered Brewing Company
Pre-sale tickets available at the tap room

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Cheesecake and Beer Pairing Facebook event page

Valentine’s Day Color Columbus Class

Studio 614
Choose to paint a single or a double canvas of the Columbus skyline in this painting class. It is BYOB and food!

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Columbus Museum of Art

7pm or 8pm seatings
Columbus Museum of Art
All galleries will be open into the night for you and your date to enjoy before or after dinner. Dinner will be served under Derby Court’s all glass ceiling, so you will literally be dining under the stars. Menu will include soup or salad, an entree, wine, and dessert.
$150/couple; $100/single

Valentine’s Day Dinner Party

The Kitchen
This will be a participatory dinner made by you and several of your new friends. The Kitchen staff will guide you through the cooking of the meal and then they will serve you dinner once it is completed. Full bar is available for beverage purchases.

Valentine’s Day Escape Date

The Escape Room USA
Every couple who books on Valentine’s Day will receive two black & white chocolate dipped marshmallows from MMELO Boutique Confections. Local beer, wine, mixed drinks, and a drink special will be served in the lounge. Call 614-522-6692 or book online. Walk-ins accepted.

Valentine’s Day Movie Night with Adoptable Dogs

Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center
There’s no better day to adopt a dog, than on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a free movie, popcorn, dog kissing booth, and Valentine making. Adoption fees will be $14, plus the $18 license fee.

Valentine’s Day Mystery Dinner Show

Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square
Law and Order meets SNL with this funny murder mystery called “Dirty Money.” Make your way through a four-course meal while solving the mystery together. Top Sleuth wins a prize!
$59.95/person + $19.95/person if you want to be included in the show as a suspect

Valentine’s Day Paint Night

Chubby’s Sports Bar & Grill
Choose two wine glasses to paint with professional artists there to help guide you through the process. Tickets can be purchased at Chubby’s.


Canal Winchester

The Barn at Blystone Farm

February 14 & 16, 7-10:30pm
Upon entry each couple will receive one rose and one strip of bacon. Then guests will enjoy a four course, wine paired meal. Cocktail hour will feature a cash bar and dancing is encouraged before and after the meal.

Harvest Moon

Thursday, February 14, available all day
Four course meal. Call 614-834-8100 for reservations.

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Hannah Green


The Crest
Thursday, February 14
Oysters and stout paired perfectly together for the ultimate aphrodisiac. A special menu will offer three courses with three different variations of a stout! Reservations are encouraged.


The Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park

Thursday, February 14
Limited menu in the dining room. Watch for menu details to come out soon.

Jeff Ruby’s

Entire month of February, dinner only
They will be offering $99 Filet Mignon and Lobster for two dinner. Call 614-686-7800 or visit www.jeffruby.com for reservations.

German Village

The Crest Parsons

Thursday, February 14, 5-10pm
Local Love Notes with Watershed Distillery featuring special drinks, dishes, and desserts. Call 614-682-7090 for reservations.


High Bank Distillery

February 12-16
Dinner for two includes a bottle of wine, two starters, two entrees, and a shareable dessert. Spaces are limited.
$75/person on the 12 & 13, $85/person on the 14-16

Watershed Kitchen & Bar

Thursday, February 14
“Watershed & Chill” by enjoying a five and a half(!) course meal paired with movies and TV shows from one of their favorite streaming services. Cocktails sold separately.
$85/person, add $30/person for cocktail pairing

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Hannah Green

Woodland’s Backyard

Preston’s burgers will be at Woodland’s for burgers and brut. Dinner includes two burgers, side of fries, and a bottle of brut.

Grove City

Grove City Brewing

Thursday, February 14
Collaboration 4 course dinner with Grove City Brewing, Plum Run Winery, and Missy Burns of Black Velvet Desserts. Dinner includes one glass of beer or wine per person. Annie Hawe, a local musician, will be entertaining you as you dine!
$65/person or $120/couple

Olde Towne East

Camelot Cellars

Thursday, February 14
While you are enjoying your 6 course paired with a tasting of wine, you will be enjoying the music provided by Gabe Koempel and guest vocalist. The candlelight dinner will be accompanied by a single heirloom rose.

Short North

Barrel on High

Thursday, February 14, 7-9pm
Middle West Spirits hosts this three course, whiskey paired dinner.

Union Cafe

Thursday, February 14, available all day
Filet dinner with a drag show, what could be better? Celebrate this lovely day with Nina West and friends!


Wine Bistro Worthington

Thursday, February 14th
Three-course meal with two choices in each category.


Doc Robinson Presents: St. Valentine’s Daze

February 14-17
6:30pm & 9:30pm, 2:30pm on Sunday
Bleu & Fig
Performances spread out over 4 days with each set unique. Early shows are trio performances and the late shows are a full band. Appetizers are provided by Bleu & Fig. Tickets include food and one drink.
$75/person; $125/person for both shows

Love Axe-ually

February 14-17
Columbus Axe Throwing
Receive 30% with the code “AXELOVE” when you book a session for Valentine’s Day weekend.

Love Bites

Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16
13th Floor Columbus
Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? 13th Floor Columbus has a Valentine’s Day Haunted House featuring vampires, perfect for the horror lover or just to bring you a bit closer to your date!
$19.99/person, add $5 for a fastpass and $10 to skip the line


Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16
The Nest Theatre
Personal love stories and tales of heartache, anonymously submitted ahead of time. Watch as the cast of improv actors perform the story randomly draw from the big board.

Valentine’s Date Night Workshop

Friday, February 15
Columbus Printed Arts Center
BYOB and enjoy hors d’oeuvres while getting creative with your partner! Create your own custom wall art using tools they already have on hand. Raffle will be done to win gift cards to CPAC and a custom Valentine bouquet and vase from Three Buds Flower Market.
$90-$120/person depending on CPAC membership status

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Columbus Printed Arts Center event page. Pictured: Julia and Paul Child’s 1956 Valentine card with applied stamping done by CPAC, photo from Julia’s book, My Life in France.

74th Annual Sweetheart’s Ball

Saturday, February 16
The Westin Great Southern Columbus
Geared toward young adults, this annual event is put on by Sigma Epsilon Phi of The Ohio State University.
$40/person pre-sale; $45/person at the door

All Inclusive Valentine’s Black Tie Affair

Saturday, February 16
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Dinner, live entertainment, a red carpet, and romantic giveaways!
$65/person; $125/couple

Beer and Cheesecake Pairing

Saturday, February 16
Zaftig Brewing Co.
This includes four cheesecakes paired with four beers.

Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting

Saturday, February 16
Spagio Wine Lounge
Taste a variety of 12 sparkling wines with light hors d’oeuvres.

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Spagio Wine Lounge Facebook Page

Valentine’s Day Couples Yoga

Saturday, February 16
Strengthen your relationship with a couples yoga class. The class includes massages, wine, and refreshments. Pre-registration required.

Valentine Salsa Party with Albert el Lover

Saturday, February 16
Tios Tacos Tequila
Salsa lessons start at 9pm. Drink offered with valet parking and late night menu available until 3am.


Sweethearts Hike

Saturday, February 9
5 – 7pm
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.

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Hocking Hills Facebook page

Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner

Saturday, February 9
Landoll’s Mohican Castle
The number one murder mystery troupe, The Murder Mystery Company, takes you through a wedding murder mystery while you enjoy a four-course plated meal. There is no dress code, but if you wear your old wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, or a tux you will have a chance to win a prize.

Amuse Bouche’s Cupid Couple Cooking Class

Saturday, February 16
Madison Township Community Center
Couples will be cooking out of from the new cookbook “The Better Than Sex Cookbook – 69 Ways to Your Lover’s Heart.” You will be cooking items like Succulent Steak and Lobster Tail or the Ambrosial Brownie. Everything you need will be provided.

Murder Mystery Dinner

Friday, February 15
Mill Event Center, Lancaster
Throughout the night you will be working together to solve “The Murder at the Long Mill Saloon,” while enjoying a four course meal.


Hawthorne Park Bed & Breakfast

1616 Hawthorne Park, Columbus

Book a room and add on one of the following packages.
Celebration Package ($30) includes:

  • 8 oz. box of assorted chocolates
  • Bottle of champagne or grape juice
  • Upgrade to deluxe celebration package ($90) to add dozen roses

Couples Photography Package includes:

  • 20-30 minute outdoor session on the property
  • 10+ high resolution digital images with full release

Call 614-372-5507 or email [email protected] to reserve.

Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
Image credit: Hawthorn BnB blog post

Hilton Columbus Downtown

401 N. High Street, Columbus

Partnering with Join My Table to bring you a package experience. Choose between a Bluefin tuna or a Surf & Turf dinner at The Gallerie and then extend the night with an overnight stay in the Hilton. Available February 14-16 at various seating times.
Seat with pairing $80/person (Bluefin) and $100/person (Surf & Turf
Add $130 for a Thursday or Friday night stay.

To reserve, click here.

Hotel Leveque

50 West Broad St., Columbus

Radiant Romance package includes:

  • Deluxe king bed room
  • Breakfast for two at The Keep restaurant
  • Turndown service with starlight planetarium room lighting
  • Two tickets to Franklin Park Conservatory’s night under the stars with chocolate and wine pairing
  • Chocolate from MMELO Boutique Confections
  • Complimentary valet parking for one vehicle
  • $279 per night on Valentine’s Day

Call 614-224-9500 to reserve.


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