Valentine’s Day Events in Richmond

Valentine’s Day EventsValentine’s Day is just around the corner. And that means taking a little extra time out to show the one’s you love just how much they mean to you. Whether that’s a special date night with your special someone or simply celebrating a day of love with the little ones, we want to make sure you know all of the options available. Richmond offers a wide variety of special activities, events, concerts and date night options – and we’ve put together a complete list for you right here!

Take a look at the upcoming Valentine’s Day activities scheduled in the Greater Richmond area and make this Valentine’s Day one to remember.

Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids and Families

February 10, 2017

Preschool Party- Valentines Day Party!

Colonial Heights Parks and Recreation
Join Colonial Heights Parks and Rec at the Community Center for their monthly themed party, which, of course, features Valentine’s Day for February! Bring your toddlers in for special games, crafts and activities, including stamping hearts out of recyclable materials.

Age: 2 – 5 years (with a parent or adult guardian, please)
Cost: $15
Time: 2pm

Contact:
Colonial Heights Parks and Recreation
Community Center
157 Roanoke Avenue
Colonial Heights, Virginia 23834
Call (804)-524-8788 to reserve tickets or click here to order online.

 

February 11, 2017

Kids Night Out

Romp n’ Roll (multiple locations)
Call it a kids’ night out, but take advantage of it for your own special evening out, as well! Let the kids work out the wiggles this Valentine’s Day weekend with a special evening playdate at Romp n’ Roll. They’ll get to play, dance and create special love-themed crafts, complete with a pizza dinner party and Romp n’ Roll’s famous bubble dance party.

Age: 2 – 5 years. Children do not need to be potty trained.
Cost: Members are $20/one child, $35/two siblings and $40/three siblings. Non-members are $25/one child, $40/two siblings and $45/three siblings.
Time: 6pm – 9pm

Contact:
Romp n’ Roll – West End
9677 West Broad St.
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 451-4861
westend@rompnroll.com
Click here to register online.

Romp n’ Roll – Midlothian
11541 Busy St.
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 451-5109
Midlothian@rompnroll.com
Click here to register online.

Romp n’ Roll – Mechanicsville
6200 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Suite E
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
(804) 451-4940
Mechanicsville@rompnroll.com
Click here to register online.

 

Valentine’s Day Story Time

Barnes and Noble (multiple locations)
Head to your favorite Barnes and Noble for a special Valentine’s Day story time. Take part in special Valentine’s Day activities and have fun with your little ones as you listen to the featured titles: “The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story” and “Valentine’s Day Is Cool.”

Age: All ages are welcome
Cost: Free
Time: 11am

Contact:
Chesterfield Town Center
11500 Midlothian Tnpk Space 440
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 794-6640

Short Pump
11640 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-0103

Libbie Place
5501 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-0781

Creeks at Virginia Center
9850 Brook Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
(804) 264-6850

 

February 11 and February 12, 2017

 “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” Musical Play Date

Melody Magic Music Studio
Join your friends at Melody Magic Music Studio for a love-filled playdate. Dance to special songs, play instruments and take part in special Valentine’s Day crafts and activities.

Age: 0-5 years, with a parent
Cost: $15
Time: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10am – 10:40am and Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 4pm – 4:40 pm

Contact:
Melody Magic Music Studio
3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23233
(804) 334-6241
katherine@melodymagicmusic.com

 

The Love Tour

Maymont
Relive the romance of the Victorian era at Maymont Park. This Valentine’s Day weekend, step back in time to 1840 when Queen Victoria of England married her real life Prince Charming. Interact with beautifully costumed characters walking the halls and grounds. Hear tales of the royal romance while touring the elegantly decorated Dooley Mansion, itself a reflection of James Dooley’s love for his sweetheart, Sallie. Guided tours are available every half-hour, with the last tour beginning at 4:30pm.

For an added touch, be sure to reserve a horse-drawn carriage ride through the park. For information and reservations, call (804) 358-7166, ext. 340.

Age: All ages
Cost: $7 per person / $4 for Maymont members
Time: 12pm – 5pm

Contact:
Maymont
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, Virginia 23220
(804) 358-7166, ext. 329

 

Restaurants, Wineries and Breweries

February 10 – February 12, 2017

Third Annual Pucker Up Weekend

Station 2
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Station 2’s third annual “Pucker Up” weekend. They’ll be restocking all their beers with special tart, sour and all-out crazy brews designed to make you pucker up alongside your someone special.

Age: 21+ for beer tasting. All ages welcome for regular menu selections.
Cost: Free admission, regular menu prices apply
Time: Regular restaurant hours are Monday – Sunday; 11am – 2am

Contact:
Station 2
2016 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 249-4702
info@station2richmond.com

 

February 10 – February 14, 2017

Desserts and Rosés

Blue Bee Cider
From Valentine’s Day weekend until Valentine’s Day itself, Blue Bee Cider is featuring a special “Desserts & Rosés” flight. The flight features their berry-infused Mill Race Bramble, both of their brandy-fortified dessert ciders, sweet Montpelier blush from James River Cellars Winery and a treat from Gearharts Fine Chocolates. Grab your special someone for a special night out and, who knows, you might just find a new drink to love!

Age: 21+
Cost: Free admission, regular menu prices apply
Time: Regular hours are Sunday – Friday from 1pm – 8pm and Saturdays from 1pm – 9pm

Contact:
Blue Bee Cider
1320 Summit Avenue
Richmond, VA
(804) 231-0280
admin@bluebeecider.com

 

February 10 – February 18, 2017

Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe Dinner

Postbellum
Enoy some of Posbellum’s finest selections with this three-course dinner that is designed for romance. Even if you can’t make it on Valentine’s Day itself, you can enjoy their gourmet prix fixe selections all-day, every day from Friday, February 10 until the weekend after Valentine’s Day – all for just $44/person.

Age: Any age
Cost: $44/person
Time: Regular restaurant hours are 3:30pm – 2am daily

Contact:
Postbellum
1323 West Main St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Visit www.postbellumrichmond.com to reserve a table.

 

February 11, 2017

A Dram of Love Valentine’s Day Celebration

Virginia Distillery Company
Head to the Virginia Distillery Company to celebrate a day of love with this special event featuring your favorite drams of Virginia Distillery’s finest, Gearhearts’ Fine Chocolates, live music and food trucks on site all day.

Age: 21+
Cost: Free admission
Time: 11am – 6pm

Contact:
Virginia Distillery Company
299 Eades Lane
Lovingston, VA 22949
(434) 285-2900

 

Hearts of Red Tasting and Tour

Saudé Creek Vineyards
Start your Valentine’s Day early with a special tasting and tour at Saudé Creek Vineyards. The event will include a private tour and tasting of four of Saudé Creek’s reserve reds and light hor d’oeuvres in the Barrel Room. Groups can include up to 12 members, but spots are limited, so call (804) 966-5896 to reserve your place soon!

Age: 21+
Cost: $20/person ($10/person for members)
Time: 11am – 6pm

Contact:
Saudé Creek Vineyards
16230 Cooks Mill Road
Lanexa, VA 23089
(804) 966-5896

 

Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Pairing

Lazy Days Winery
At this special Valentine’s Day event, not only will you enjoy exquisite wines from Lazy Days Winery, but you’ll also have the change to indulge in chocolates from Madagascar, Ecuador and Peru, along with hand-picked truffles. Altus Chocolates will be on-site to present each special chocolate in person, and, alongside the wine experts from Lazy Days, will make sure you find the perfect match.

Age: 21+
Cost: $15/person
Time: Choose from the 12pm session or the 1pm session.

Contact:
Lazy Days Winery
1351 N. Amherst Highway
Amherst, VA 24521
(434) 381-6088
john@lazydayswinery.com

 

February 14, 2017

Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Dinner

Stir Crazy Café
Join the gang at Stir Crazy Café and their cohorts from Ginter Parked Food Truck for a Valentine’s Day Pop-Up dinner! The two local favorites have come together to present a special V-Day three-course meal, with several gourmet entrees to choose from including a vegetarian option. To see a complete menu or make a reservation, click here.

Age: 21+ (price includes beer or wine). Call (804) 864-0264 for additional age restrictions.
Cost: $45/person
Time: 7pm – 10pm

Contact:
Stir Crazy Café
4015 MacArthur Ave
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 864-0264
Click here to reserve/ purchase tickets online. When purchasing tickets please specify which entrée and dessert you would like. Please bring your purchase confirmation as proof of reservation.

 

Arts, Crafts and Workshops

February 3 – February 14, 2017

Glass Heart Workshop

The Glass Spot
Take on a new artistic challenge this Valentine’s Day at The Glass Spot. Join the knowledgeable staff for a one-hour workshop and make your very own solid glass heart. Your handmade glass heart will make the perfect gift for someone special– or you can keep it for yourself (we won’t tell). No previous experience is needed, just come in as a couple or as family and learn to love the art of glass work!

Age: All ages (Parental consent form needed for children under 18)
Cost: $30
Time: Multiple sessions available daily. Click here for a complete listing and to sign up online.  

Contact:
The Glass Spot
2306 N. Lombardy St. Suite A
Richmond, VA 23220
theglassspot@gmail.com

 

February 11, 2017

Couples Creative Canvas for Adults Date Night

Art Factory and Party Place
Get in the mood for love just in time for Valentine’s Day at the Art Factory and Party Place. Bring a special date (a spouse or just a good friend) for one-of-a-kind fun as you paint your own unique canvas side-by-side. Ticket prices include all supplies and two 18×24” canvases.

Age: 18+
Cost: $70/couple; $35 for each additional painter
Time: 7pm – 9pm

Contact:
Art Factory and Party Place
4818 Market Square Lane
Midlothian VA 23112
804-716-5219
artfactoryva@gmail.com
Click here to register online.

 

February 12, 2017

Handcrafted Hearts Pop-Up Jewelry Show

The Valentine
What better place to find gorgeously handcrafted jewelry and art just in time for Valentine’s Day than at one of Richmond’s own cultural and artistic treasures? Join The Valentine as they host an exclusive Valentine’s Day event with 14 curated local artists, free admission to The Valentine gallery and shopping and $5 guided tours of the historic 1812 Wickham House.

Age: All ages
Cost: Free admission for the show and Valentines galleries; $5 guided tours of the historic 1812 Wickham House
Time: 12pm – 4pm

Contact:
The Valentine
1015 East Clay St.
Richmond, VA 23219-1527
(804) 649-0711 x301
info@thevalentine.org

 

Valentine’s Day Paint & Chocolate

Art Factory and Party Place
Bring a date, a group of friends, or the whole family for a special Paint and Chocolate workshop at the Art Factory. No matter what their skill level, everyone in your group will have the chance to make a special Valentine’s Day painting to take home while enjoying the Art Factory’s chocolate fountain and fruit bar. Ticket prices include all supplies and two 11×14” canvases.

Age: 5 years – adult
Cost: $45/two painters; $22.50 for each additional painter
Time: 3pm –4pm

Contact:
Art Factory and Party Place
4818 Market Square Lane
Midlothian VA 23112
804-716-5219
artfactoryva@gmail.com
Click here to register online.

 

February 14, 2017

Wooden Sign Design Date Night

Art Factory and Party Place
Grab that special someone and head to the Art Factory for a special Valentine’s Night of creative crafting. You and your date will each create a wooden sign, with skilled instructors guiding you through sanding, staining, stenciling and painting. This class is 2.5 hours long and allows you to choose from the following designs: Richmond, Home or one of our 8 Round Sign Designs found HERE. And to make Valentine’s Day even more special, you’ll enjoy a chocolate fountain and fruit bar while you work.

Age: 18+
Cost: $55/sign (all supplies included)
Time: 7pm – 9:30pm

Contact:
Art Factory and Party Place
4818 Market Square Lane
Midlothian VA 23112
804-716-5219
artfactoryva@gmail.com
Click here to register online. Because materials will be prepared in advance, you will need to pre-register and be sure to read Art Factory’s cancellation policy!

 

Valentine’s Day Galas, Balls, Comedy and Theater

February 11, 2017

SWM Valentine’s Day Gala

Signs and Wonders Ministries
Put on your black tie best and head out to the Hilton Garden Inn Southpark for a truly decadent Valentine’s Day. Hosted by Signs and Wonders Ministries, the gala provides you and your date with a full course dinner buffet, live Music by Michael Hawkins and Friends, and keepsake photos with an onsite photographer. Best of all, this is fun you can feel good about. For each ticket, a charitable donation will be made the American Heart Association.

Age: 21+
Cost: $50/person.
Time: 7pm – 11pm

Contact:
For ticket information, call Kasheena Larts-Taylor or click here to order online.

Location:
Hilton Garden Inn Richmond South/Southpark
800 Southpark Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

 

February 11 and February 12, 2017

Love is in the Air: A Valentine’s Cabaret

Monument City Music
Love Is in the Air – A Valentine’s Cabaret features the Richmond Women’s Chorus and the Richmond Men’s Chorus in a celebration of love that goes far beyond your relationship status. Whether you’re single, married or “complicated,” you won’t want to miss this special musical extravaganza.

Age: Contact Monument City Music for any age restrictions.
Cost: $15
Time: Saturday, February 11th at 8pm and Sunday, February 12th at 4pm.

Contact:
Visit Monument City Music online for tickets or call them at (804) 537-0094.

Location:
Richmond Triangle Players Theatre
1300 Altamont Ave
Richmond, VA 23230

 

February 14, 2017

Fools for Love: Stories, Songs and Other Sweet Things 

Firehouse Theatre
The Firehouse Theatre dishes up a perfect Valentine’s Day with an evening of love stories, love songs and plenty of sweet desserts. Featuring Les Schaffer, Judith Onesty, Eileen Edmonds and other special guests, this event promises romance, creativity and fun for all.

Age: 18+
Cost: $16 advance purchase; $20 day of
Time: 7:30pm

Contact:
Firehouse Theatre
1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 355-2001
info@firehousetheatre.org
Click here to learn more or to order tickets online.

 

It’s Complicated

Coalition Theatre
If you’ve had enough of greeting cards telling you what love should look like, then It’s Complicated will feel like a breath of fresh air. Described as a “soul-searching, heart-hammering, brain-bending sketch show,” It’s Complicated digs past the hype and show you what love and relationships are really all about. Messy, hilarious…and yes, complicated.

Age: Contact Coalition Theatre for age restrictions.
Cost: $10
Time: 8pm-9pm

Contact:
Coalition Theatre
8 W. Broad St
Richmond, VA
(804) 332-5857
info@rvacomedy.com (preferred)

 

Love & Laughs with Stephen Williams

Mama J’s Event Space
This hilarious night of comedy, backed by good old fashioned southern cooking from Mama J’s Kitchen, will keep you and your date happy the whole night through. Presented by HilarityTM, Love & Laughs is sure to fill up quickly, so be sure to order your tickets online today.

Age: 21+
Cost: $12
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Contact:
Mama J’s Event Space
101 East Clay Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Click here for ticket information or to reserve your spot.

 

Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Dinner

Maggiano’s Little Italy
What could be more romantic than a murder mystery on Valentine’s Day? Add in an exquisite three-course Italian dinner from Maggiano’s Little Italy and you might just have the perfect night. Join the talented team of interactive players and actors as you try solve this Valentine’s Day-themed who dunnit over dinner, laughs and just the right amount of intrigue. Tickets are all inclusive and include a complimentary chocolate truffle box for each guest and a glass of sparkling wine with dessert.

Age: 21+
Cost: $70/person
Time: Doors open at 6:25pm; show begins at 7pm

Contact:
Maggiano’s Little Italy @ Short Pump Town Center
11800 West Broad St.
Richmond, 23233
(804) 253-0900
Click here for event information, to see a full menu or to order tickets online.

 

No matter what you decide to do for Valentine’s Day – a wild night out or a cozy, romantic dinner in – we hope that you’ll take a little extra time to stop and appreciate the ones you love this February 14. In the meantime, let us know if there are any special events that we’ve left off the list! Tell us about them in the comments below.

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Anna Strock
Anna has spent the last 18 years writing, directing creative projects, and trying to be the best mom possible to her three girls. When she's not exploring Richmond for the latest and greatest resources, offerings, and activities, she can be found daydreaming on travel blogs, drinking too much coffee, and running kids to endless activities.