Want to know what’s happening around Tampa Bay, Clearwater and St. Pete in the days leading up to Valentine’s Day? From early Valentine’s Day dinners to cooking classes, workshops to wine events, the Tampa Bay Area is filled with lots of great things to do before Valentine’s Day!
Pre-Valentine’s Day Happenings
Celebrate your Valentine from February 8 – 17 with a Surf & Turf offering at the Tampa and St. Pete Ruth’s Chris locations. Enjoy two buttery cold-water lobster tails served alongside a sizzling filet or ribeye.
Looking to meet someone to spend the perfect Valentine’s Day with? Head over to Cheap Restaurant and Bar on Feb. 8 for a Lock & Key party for professional singles in Tampa. This can be a great way to meet somebody new, enjoy a cocktail, and have fun – plus there’s enough time after the event to plan more dates before Valentine’s Day if you’re successful.
Elaborate, ornate, heartfelt. These words capture the beauty of Victorian Valentines. Discover this history of these gorgeous keepsakes and create your own treasures at our Victorian Valentine event. Participants are encouraged to bring items to personalize their Valentines – a special photograph, an old postcard, or a scrap of lace are all perfect additions! Hosted at The Commerce Club at The Oxford Exchange, refreshments and supplies will be provided at the workshop. Attendees are asked to create one additional valetine for a resident of The Home Association, a home for the elderly located in Ybor City. Purchase your tickets today for this fabulous event! $15
On Sunday, February 10th from 12-4 pm the EDGE District celebrates with a special Valentine’s-themed Sip & Stroll! For only $15 in advance ($20 day of), guests receive an official Sip & Stroll cup and map to enjoy complimentary beverages and food at nearly two dozen of the EDGE District’s favorite eateries, pubs, retail shops and other very cool businesses. Guests can enjoy their drinks while exploring the EDGE, which has become one of the most popular destinations in the Tampa Bay region. And, in honor of Valentine’s, there will be plenty of heart-friendly offerings to highlight the Stroll!
Femmes & Follies is back to celebrate its 6th season! Tampa’s largest burlesque production brings Valentine‘s romance to the stage! Love and Lust, heartache and heartbreak, told by burlesque, dance, song, aerialists, fire benders, craft cocktails and more! Tickets are limited so check out the sexiest, most exclusive show! $10-$250.
Looking for something special to make on Valentine’s Day? Skip the steak & let Chef Parker at Nature’s Food Patch teach you a delicious grass-fed braised short rib recipe! This dish is sure to impress & delight your significant other. Free.
Ybor City Wine Bar’s Annual Wine & Chocolate – Sip & Shop Valentine’s Event is Sunday, February 10th, 2019 from 4pm – 7pm in Ybor City. Sample over 75 wines, plus a variety of gourmet chocolates, cheeses, and desserts. In addition to savoring the wonderful wines, you can also take care of all of your Valentine’s shopping needs. Wine makes the perfect gift! Enjoy a 25% discount on all wines, baskets, and holiday items purchased during the event; includes complimentary gift bags, tissue and wrap to get you all set. $75
Join us for this design class and we’ll help you create a gorgeous floral arrangement you can give your loved one(s) on Valentine’s Day! As always we will use premium flowers, teach you basic floral design, have everything you need for the class, and provide some light bites and drinks. Class begins at 6:30pm. $100.
Join the Independent Bar & Cafe on Valentine’s Eve for a two-hour tasting of all things BUBBLY!! We will offer Champagne, Prosecco, Cava, Cider, Kombucha & Bier de Champagne poured by knowledgeable representatives who can answer all of your questions about these delightful beverages. We will also offer cheese and chocolate pairings and cool lounge music to round out the experience! $30 per person. 7-9 pm.
Make some whoopee! Pies that is. Join Chef Beth from Cloud 9 Confections for a special Valentine’s class making whoopie pies! Learn to make two different kinds of pies and then create your own delicious combination with fillings and garnishes. All the while you’ll be sipping on libations lovingly made by Jenna, everyone’s favorite Elevage Cupid. Take home 6 treats to share the love with the sweets in your life. $65/person.
Four time Grammy winner Michael Buble kicks off his newest tour in Tampa on February 13th at Amalie Arena. Tickets start at $65.