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Valentine’s Day events happening in the Tampa Bay area

Here are some suggestions for how to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Feb. 14.
 
Valentine's Day is a day for sweets, treats and spending time with loved ones. We found nearly 100 Valentine's Day-related events happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Valentine's Day is a day for sweets, treats and spending time with loved ones. We found nearly 100 Valentine's Day-related events happening around the Tampa Bay area. [ TIMES | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Feb. 5

Whether you are in love or not, here are nearly 100 ways we found to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Spots of Love: Valentine’s Day: Explore various mediums, brushstroke techniques and more in this Valentine’s Day-themed paint-and-sip class. $29. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 6). Pinot’s Palette, 1718 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. 813-428-6590.

Valentine’s Day Centerpiece Workshop: Enjoy a glass of wine as you learn how to make a Valentine’s Day-themed centerpiece out of flower petals. Includes one free glass of wine and all materials. $70. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 7). Keel and Curley Winery, 5202 Thonotosassa Road, Plant City. 813-752-9100.

Even pets get into the spirit of Valentine's Day.
Even pets get into the spirit of Valentine's Day. [ ARIELLE BADER | Special to the Times ]

Friday Night Concert and Karaoke: Valentine’s Day: Vocalists Dusty Montgomery and Kathy McGuire perform, followed by Valentine’s Day-themed karaoke. No cover. 4:30-8:30 p.m. Friday (Feb. 9). Taco Miendo Mexican Restaurant, 4747 66th St. N., Kenneth City. 813-786-2011.

Parents Night Out: Valentine’s Day Party: Let your little ones indulge in games, crafts, and activities, all under the supervision of experienced staff, while you go out and enjoy an early Valentine’s Day date. $29. 5-8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 9). The Sensory Center, 939 Candlelight Blvd., Brooksville. 352-593-0993.

Bliss in the Bedroom: Get ready to dive into a world of pleasure, intimacy and connection at this event with hemp leaf wrapped sushi, magic mushroom chocolate fondue, massage chairs, aphrodisiac aromatherapy and more. No cover. 5-9 p.m. Friday (Feb. 9). Bliss Wellness Market, 13721 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. 813-435-3991.

Valentine’s Themed Chocolate Class: Embark on a journey of chocolate love to create Valentine’s Day-themed chocolate bark and chocolate-covered strawberries. $125. 6-8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 9). Corry’s Artisan Chocolates, 14118 Eighth St., Dade City. 352-437-5267.

Love’s Revenge: Two Valentine’s Day-themed haunted trails with ax throwing, laser tag and an escape game. $27 and up. 6:30-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday (Feb. 9-10). Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail, 2837 S. Frontage Road, Plant City. 863-944-0748.

Cupid, Hearts and Roses Valentine’s Dance: The Purple Passion Line Dancers invite singles and couples to join them for a dance with music by DJ Pun, a raffle and door prizes. $20-$25. 8 p.m.-midnight Friday (Feb. 9). American Legion Post 5, 3810 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-817-0576.

Valentine’s Day Poker Run: Bring your bike and your sweetheart to the post for a poker run. 9 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). VFW Post 4412, 9734 Dick St., Hudson. 727-697-1602.

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Candlelight: Valentine’s Day: Played by a classical orchestra set among hundreds of candles, this multisensory musical experience features “Romeo and Juliet” and more. $35 and up. 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). First Baptist Church of St. Petersburg, 1900 Gandy Blvd. N., St. Petersburg. 727-576-5508.

Valentine Party Mini Camp: Valentine’s Day-themed pottery projects for kids ages 5 and older. Bring water and a snack. $44. 9 a.m.-noon Saturday (Feb. 10). Practically Pikasso, 1912 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. 727-822-5204.

Treat Yo’Self: Galentine’s Party: Galentines can treat themselves and their besties at this luxury microneedling treatment to learn about newer, cleaner “Tox.” Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). 2196 Main St., Dunedin.

Find Your Furry Valentine: Find your love at this Save Our Strays pet adoption and pet supply drive. Drinks and snacks will be served. Free. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave. 727-363-9238.

Desserts Dipped in Love: Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating: A cookie class with strawberries, doughnuts, ice cream cones and cookies. $45. Noon-2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). Chuck’s Natural Fields Market, 114 N. Kings Ave., Brandon. 813-906-8437.

Galentine’s Day Headshot, Glam Up and Social Media Networking: Enjoy a day of girl power, self-love, friendship, glamming and creative expression at this Galentine’s Day-themed networking event. $99. 1-5 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). Femperial Salon, 2851 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-218-7045.

Valentine’s Wine and Cheese: Lover’s Play Date: Wine and cheese enthusiasts gather for a romantic evening. $75. 5 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). MUST Wine Loft, 442 Second St. N., St. Petersburg. 727-289-6418.

Explosion of Emotion and Color: Valentine’s Day Exhibit: The exhibit by international artist Hessam Abrishami expresses love, romance, intimacy, beauty and other human interactions that happen with and around him. He will paint live during this event. Free. 5-7 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc., 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. 727-725-1808.

Be My Valentine: “Flick”er and Flame Night: Experience romance at its finest with Valentine’s Day DIY candle making at the movie theater, followed by a movie. $35 per person (movie not included). 6-7:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). B&B Theatre at The Grove, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. 813-536-4753.

Lock and Key: Valentine’s Singles Party: Every woman gets a lock, every man gets a key. Match the right key with the right lock and you may win a prize. Singles ages 24 to 49 just might meet their match. $27. 7-9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). City Dog Cantina, 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-280-2999.

Pre-Valentines Day Paint and Sip: Sip on one free wine and listen to the house playlist as you paint a pre-stenciled canvas of a Mickey and Minnie Mouse love scene. BYOB is not permitted. $38. 7-9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). Joe’s Palette, 1915 East Bay Drive, Largo. 727-238-3053.

A Valentine’s Day display seen at Sweet Divas Chocolates in St. Petersburg in 2022.
A Valentine’s Day display seen at Sweet Divas Chocolates in St. Petersburg in 2022. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Lady in Red Ball: The 27th annual formal Valentine’s Day dance for women includes dancing to music by DJ Fabi, appetizers, sweets, a silent auction and photos. $45-$60. 7-11 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1070.

Gozadera Salsa Social: Valentine’s Edition: Wear red for a night of salsa and bachata dancing. $15. 8:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). New World Brewery, 810 E. Skagway Ave., Tampa. 813-304-0460.

Stone Love: Love Is in the Air: Celebrate love with your special someone as you listen to Jamaican music by Stone Love. $20-$40. 9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). Elevate Events and Catering, 324 W. Robertson St., Brandon.

Valentine’s Party: Groove to the beats of African and Caribbean music. $10, women free before midnight. 10 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday (Feb. 10). Allusions Bar and Lounge, 3711 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa. 813-803-2197.

Dolly and Me Valentine Tea Party: Little princes and princesses can bring their favorite dolly or stuffed animal to sip refreshments from real china at this “tea” party with hair makeovers, a fashion show and a dance party. $35. 10-11 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 11). LaDee Da Kids Spa, 2250 State Road 580, Clearwater. 727-301-1808.

Sip N Wax: Valentine’s Edition: Sip on a bottle of wine as you and a loved one make scented candles. $165 (two). 4-8 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 11). 9340 N. 56th St., Tampa.

Viking Valentine: Break the Ice: Singles can attempt to make meaningful connections at this chill night of breath work, sauna- and ice bath-induced euphoria, music and games. $55. 5-8 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 11). IceBurg, 1150 19th St. N., St. Petersburg. 727-283-3633.

Lonely Hearts Club: Sonder Blue House and Vantablak present the “Won’t You Be My Valentine?” techno showcase. $10-$15. 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 11). TK Lounge, 930 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa. 813-513-3028.

Valentine’s Paint the Sunset: Singles and couples can celebrate Valentine’s Day by painting a sunset while enjoying a complimentary cocktail. $45. 5:15-7:15 p.m. Feb. 12. Fenway Hotel, 453 Edgewater Drive, Dunedin. 727-683-5980.

Soul ‘n Love Concert: An R&B Violin Experience: The third annual concert features an R&B violin experience starring acclaimed soul violinist Omari Dillard. $75-$92. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 12. New Tampa Performing Arts Center, 8550 Hunters Village Road, Tampa. 813-541-9366.

Valentine’s Hafla: This belly dance and variety show is a demonstration of love for the dance arts. Free. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Thai 5 Restaurant and Sushi Bar, 13220 S. Belcher Road, Largo. 727-754-8070.

Valentine’s Day Speed Dating: Single professionals ages 35 to 49 can attempt to find their soulmate in up to 12 quick conversational “dates.” $42. 7-8:30 p.m. Feb. 13. City Dog Cantina, 1208 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-280-2999.

Valentine’s Clay Date: It’s not quite like in the movie “Ghost,” but couples can still get their hands dirty and experience the pottery wheel. $75 (two). 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Feb. 14. Practically Pikasso, 1912 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg. 727-822-5204.

Valentine’s by the Fort: Meet at the boat ramp for a 7-mile E-bike tour of the historic fort and nearby beaches. $75. 9-11:30 a.m. Feb. 14. Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., Tierra Verde. 727-209-7230.

Valentine’s Day Party: A party for kids with a glow room, arts and crafts, treats and games. $14. 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 14. We Rock the Spectrum, 12505 Starkey Road, Largo. 727-240-1785.

Valentine’s Day Fun Run: Pull out the red and pink running clothes and join Fit2Run for a fun run. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 14. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S., St. Petersburg. 727-495-6002.

Valentine’s Soiree: A Valentine’s Day celebration for kids with a bounce house, cookie decorating and a coffee corner for adults. $10. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 14. Runrun Kids Store, 3950 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-346-8574.

Valentine’s Day Wedding Ceremony: Numerous couples will get married at the same time when Pinellas County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller Ken Burke performs the 18th annual mass wedding ceremony in the gardens. A valid marriage license is required to participate in the ceremony. Marriage license fee only. 2 p.m. Feb. 14. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. 727-464-3008.

Valentine’s Day Couples Yoga: Jenny and Bryan lead you through couples yoga poses to help you relax and reconnect. Purchase tickets at venmo.com/u/heartistreestudios. 5:30-6:45 p.m. Feb. 14. On the beach, 12700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island.

Baba Vanga Valentine’s Day Spectacular: Take your honey out for music by Gary Schutt, Mark Welsh and Damond Jiniya. No cover. 6 p.m. Feb. 14. Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St. N., Clearwater. 727-572-9464.

Top of the Fire Escape: Valentine’s Day: A screening of the classic film “Casablanca,” along with live entertainment in a venue adorned with candelabras and tea lights. $25. 6 p.m. Feb. 14. Floridian Social Club, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-322-4600.

Acapella Amore: An Evening with Skirt & Ties: Enjoy a Valentine’s Day evening with live music from the mixed barbershop harmony quartet Skirt & Ties at this indoor event. Light refreshments will be provided. Free. 6-7 p.m. Feb. 14. St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave. 727-363-9238.

Valentine’s Paint and Sip: Gather with your (gal)entines or (pal)entines to sip wine and eat chocolates as you learn how to paint watercolor roses. $54. 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Hostess, 2635 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-289-3082.

Valentine’s Date Night Cooking Class: You and your partner can learn how to make a romantic dinner of surf and turf, a champagne cocktail, heart bruschetta trio and chocolate-covered strawberry no-bake cheesecake. $200 (two). 6-8 p.m. Feb. 14. AJ’s Kitchen Drawer, 13974 W. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. 813-328-4122.

Valen-Wines Day: An intimate soiree celebrating the art of love, both shared between individuals and the affection for good wines. $80. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Earthscapes Garden Room, 816 Alt. U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. 727-787-3916.

Valentine’s Ball: Wear red, white or pink and join SwingTime for an all-ages Valentine’s Day swing dance with chocolates and live music by Ace Jackson and the Jump Kings and Josh and Jenny Higgins. $15-$20. 6:45-11 p.m. Feb. 14. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. 727-893-1070.

Valentine’s Day Wedding Massacre: The “Ghost With the Most” presides over weddings and vow renewals at this ceremony with a reception, cake and Scary-Oke. $50 (renewal/handfasting), $100 (legally married). 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Spookeasy Lounge, 1909 N. 15th St., Tampa. 813-373-6452.

Chocolate roses on display for Valentine’s Day.
Chocolate roses on display for Valentine’s Day. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]

Valentine’s Vows: Tampa Theatre president-CEO and internet-ordained minister the Rev. John Bell invites married couples to renew their wedding vows. A ceremony to unite couples holding wedding licenses will also be held. A screening of the romantic silent comedy “Girl Shy” follows. $14.50, $11.50 members. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

For the Lovers: The romantic evening includes dinner for two, a champagne toast, wine tasting, games and tango and salsa lessons. $75. 7 p.m. Feb. 14. Dance Den, 9350 Bay Plaza Blvd., Tampa. 813-227-9600.

Valentine’s Sunset Dinner Cruise: This dinner cruise within the state park includes a carving station, green beans, scalloped potatoes, seasonal salad, assorted desserts and a cash bar. Boarding times are 7, 7:15, 7:30 and 7:45 p.m. Limit 25 people per boat. $125 (two). 7-10 p.m. Feb. 14. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. 352-592-5656.

Cupid Is Calling: A singles mingle for ages 40 to 60(ish), with the release of the “Donut Ever Let Me Go” Valentine’s Day beer. $12-$15. 7-10 p.m. Feb. 14. Rapp Brewing Co., 10930 Endeavor Way, Seminole. 727-692-7912.

Whitney James’ Jazz Valentine: James sets the mood with a repertoire that includes timeless love songs. Joining her on stage will be Michael Clement, Alejandro Arenas, LaRue Nickelson and Dave Hamar. $30-$55. 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.

Valentine’s Day Comedy Show: A night of laughter with two love-themed comedy shows. $10-$20. 8 and 10 p.m. Feb. 14. St. Pete Brewing Co., 544 First Ave. N. 727-692-8809.

Lovers and Friends Valentine’s: Singles and couples can enjoy a night of bonding, laughter, games, live entertainment, food, drinks and speed dating. $15-$30. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. WR Event Center, 3410 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-330-0343.

Valentine’s Day Comedy Show: A night of love and laughter. $10-$15. 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-822-4562.

‘80s Valentine’s Day Prom: Hold your loved one close as you dance the night away to an all-vinyl set of ‘80s music. $12. 8 p.m.-midnight Feb. 14. Crowbar, 1812 N. 17th St., Tampa. 813-241-8600.

Karaoke Valentine’s Day: Wear red and black for this karaoke party with music by DJ Shizm and cash prizes for best duets. 9 p.m.-1:30 a.m. Feb. 14. Dunn’s River Island Cafe, 11154 N. 30th St., Tampa. 813-374-2093.

Post Valentine’s Day Party: Keep the romance alive at this party with a selfie booth and dancing to music by DJ Lomond. $20-$25. 8-10 p.m. Feb. 15. LIT Cigar and Martini Lounge, 908 N. Franklin St., Tampa.

Valentines Create: A sip and paint with live music and spoken word performances. $10-$40. 6 p.m. Feb. 16. Factory on Fifth Avenue, 2710 E. Fifth Ave., Tampa.

Love Is Love Color Run: Lace up your sneakers and dress in a kaleidoscope of colors for this noncompetitive run to make memories and embrace diversity. $15-$20. 8 a.m.-noon Feb. 17. Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. 727-587-6740, ext. 5017.

Valentine’s Ball: Celebrate Valentine’s Day German style at this dinner with choice of schnitzel or bratwurst, red cabbage, sauerkraut or German potato salad. Then, dance to the music of Eva Adams. $10, $7 members. 6-11 p.m. Feb. 17. German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N., Pinellas Park. 727-541-6782.

Storybook Craft: “The Day It Rained Hearts”: Kids can be inspired by “The Day It Rained Hearts” by Felicia Bond to create a variety of cute heart crafts. Free. 4-5 p.m. Feb. 23. St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave. 727-363-9238.

Roser Park Ghost Tour: Valentween’s Day: Celebrate your love for Valentine’s Day with some local history mixed with stories of ghosts, obsession and murder. Tours depart every 45 minutes from “Charlie” the big oak tree near Roser Park Drive and Prospect Court. $20. 5-8:45 p.m. Feb. 24. Historic Roser Park, 500 Roser Park Drive, St. Petersburg.