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.

    PRE-VALENTINE’S DAY HAPPENINGS

    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.
    $41.68/person

    Cupid Got Me Good

    Thursday, February 7
    7-10pm
    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!
    $5/person

    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.
    $45/person

    Date Night Out at Creative Art Bar

    Friday, February 8
    6:30-9:30pm
    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
    1-4pm
    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
    6-11:55pm
    The Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park
    Dance the night away to all of your romantic favorites! Featuring the band Paradygm Shyft.
    Free

    Valentine’s Day Sip & Plant Orchid Workshop

    Sunday, February 10
    1-3pm
    Fezz & Hazel Floral Artistry and Event Design
    Learn how to repot and care for a Phaleanopsis orchid while sipping on your favorite beverage. BYOB.
    $85/person

    Candles & Canvases: Valentine’s Edition

    Monday, February 11
    6-8:30pm
    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.
    $75/person

    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
    6-8pm
    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
    6-9pm
    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
    $30/person

    Paint & Pour

    Wednesday, February 13
    6:30-8:30pm
    Camelot Cellars
    Paint your own wine glass while enjoying wine to drink!
    $30/person

    Soul Food & Music

    Wednesday, February 13
    6:30-9:30pm
    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
    6-9pm
    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.
    $28.84/person

    EVENTS & ACTIVITIES: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH

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

    6-7:30pm
    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.
    $59/couple

    Bae Day

    5-10pm
    Land-Grant Brewing Company
    Musical guests, Starlit Ways, will be setting the mood from 6-8pm.

    “The Blind Date:” Wine Dinner & Blind Tasting

    7-10pm
    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

    7pm
    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.
    $55-$89/person

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

    Cakeskis and Brewskis

    4:30-8pm
    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

    6-8pm
    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.
    $20/person

    Cocktails and Charcuterie

    6:30pm
    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
    $35/person

    Image credit: @thehalfpintworthington

    COSI After Dark: Love

    6-10pm
    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

    6-8pm
    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.
    $25/person

    Dining in the Dark – Valentine’s Day Event

    6-9pm
    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.
    $60/person

    Love, Lyrics, & Laughter

    7-11pm
    The Savoy Club
    Featuring comedy, magic, and music by local artists with food provided.
    $15/person

    Middle West Valentine’s Day Whiskey Dinner

    7-9pm
    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.
    $65/person

    Oysters & Bubbles

    5-10pm
    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

    8-9:30pm
    Art with Anna
    Each of you creates a canvas painting that will combine together to hang as one.
    $50/couple

    Paint by Candlelight

    7-9pm
    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.
    $20/couple

    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.
    $35/person

    Pooches and Smooches at Soul

    6:30-9pm
    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!
    $30/person

    Valentine’s Day at The Candle Lab

    February 14-16th
    4-8pm
    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!
    $20/person

    Valentine’s Day at Franklin Park Conservatory

    5:30-9pm
    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

    7:30pm
    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

    5-8pm
    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

    7-9pm
    Studio 614
    Choose to paint a single or a double canvas of the Columbus skyline in this painting class. It is BYOB and food!
    $35/person

    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

    6-9pm
    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.
    $75/person

    Valentine’s Day Escape Date

    10am-9:30pm
    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.
    $29/person

    Valentine’s Day Movie Night with Adoptable Dogs

    5-9pm
    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.
    FREE

    Valentine’s Day Mystery Dinner Show

    7-10pm
    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

    7-9pm
    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.
    $25/person

    VALENTINE’S DINNER & EVENT PACKAGES

    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.
    $170/couple

    Harvest Moon

    Thursday, February 14, available all day
    Four course meal. Call 614-834-8100 for reservations.
    $50/person

    Valentine's Day 2019 Columbus
    Image credit: Hannah Green

    Clintonville

    The Crest
    Thursday, February 14
    5pm-10pm
    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.

    Downtown

    The Boat House Restaurant at Confluence Park

    Thursday, February 14
    5-9pm
    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.

    Grandview

    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
    5-10pm
    “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.
    $22

    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.
    $95/person

    Short North

    Barrel on High

    Thursday, February 14, 7-9pm
    Middle West Spirits hosts this three course, whiskey paired dinner.
    $65/person

    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!

    Worthington

    Wine Bistro Worthington

    Thursday, February 14th
    Three-course meal with two choices in each category.
    $28/person

    VALENTINE’S DAY WEEKEND

    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
    10am-10pm
    Columbus Axe Throwing
    Receive 30% with the code “AXELOVE” when you book a session for Valentine’s Day weekend.
    $25/person

    Love Bites

    Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16
    7pm
    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

    Lovesick

    Friday, February 15 and Saturday, February 16
    9:30pm
    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.
    $10/person

    Valentine’s Date Night Workshop

    Friday, February 15
    6:30-9:30pm
    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
    8pm-12am
    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
    6-11pm
    Greater Columbus Convention Center
    Dinner, live entertainment, a red carpet, and romantic giveaways!
    $65/person; $125/couple

    Beer and Cheesecake Pairing

    Saturday, February 16
    7-9pm
    Zaftig Brewing Co.
    This includes four cheesecakes paired with four beers.
    $25/person

    Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting

    Saturday, February 16
    4-7pm
    Spagio Wine Lounge
    Taste a variety of 12 sparkling wines with light hors d’oeuvres.
    $51.60/person

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

    Valentine’s Day Couples Yoga

    Saturday, February 16
    6-8:30pm
    RawYoga614
    Strengthen your relationship with a couples yoga class. The class includes massages, wine, and refreshments. Pre-registration required.
    $50/couple

    Valentine Salsa Party with Albert el Lover

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

    BEYOND COLUMBUS

    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.
    Free

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

    Valentine’s Murder Mystery Dinner

    Saturday, February 9
    6:30-9:30pm
    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.
    $75/person

    Amuse Bouche’s Cupid Couple Cooking Class

    Saturday, February 16
    5-8pm
    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.
    $75/person

    Murder Mystery Dinner

    Friday, February 15
    6-10pm
    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.
    $60/person

    STAYCATION PACKAGES

    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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