Galentine’s Day is when women celebrate their female friendships. The day – which is a blend of the words “Valentine’s” and “gals” – gained popularity in 2010 thanks to an episode of the TV show, Parks and Recreation. The faux holiday became a phenomenon both nationally and internationally. And we’re here to help you celebrate Galentine’s Day in Tampa this year.
Thanks to the pop culture reference, it’s become a fun excuse to grab your best girlfriends and head out for a day of fun. While the actual date for Galentine’s Day is February 13th, we think it’s just fine to celebrate any time!
Whether you decide to spend an entire day or just an evening out, here are some fun ideas we think you’ll love!
Galentine’s Events in Tampa 2024
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30pm-8pm
1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL
Join House of Petals Floral Co. and Inky Fingers Calligraphy for a joint workshop on building your own Valentine’s bouquet and DIY paper wrap! Choose from a variety of florals and then learn basic design principles to craft a beautiful and balanced posy. Next, you’ll learn faux calligraphy to add a unique hand-lettered touch to your bouquet using compostable paper.
Tickets are $65 and include supplies and complimentary wine for adults 21+.
Thursday, February 8, 6:30 pm- 7:30 pm
4912 South Lois Ave, Tampa, FL
Grab your besties and celebrate Galentine’s Day in style! Expert florists will guide you through the art of creating a stunning bouquet. Choose from an array of fresh flowers, vibrant colors, and lush greens. While you’re creating your floral masterpiece, sip on some sparkling champagne.
$45 per person includes materials and wine, champagne, or beer.
Friday, February 9 from 6pm-7pm
Raining Berries in St. Pete
1631 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
Indulge in an evening of flowers and treats! Create a beautiful bouquet while enjoying delicious teas, coffees, smoothies, cookies, and more.
$55 per person includes supplies, fresh flowers, and one free coffee or tea.
Saturday, February 10 at 10am and 1pm
4812 Bruton Road, Plant City, FL
Decorate your own candle with a variety of different flowers, stones, greenery and dehydrated fruit while enjoying a brunch buffet, mimosas and girl talk! This event has two different starts times, one at 10am and one at 1pm and each event will be an hour-2 hours long. Each candle includes wooden crackle wicks that give off a soft and subtle fireplace kind of burn. There will be four scents to choose from: strawberry pound cake, fresh linen, mahogany teakwood, and eucalyptus lavender.
$45 per person.
Sunday – Wednesday, February 11-14, 2024 at select times
The Candle Pour-Tampa
1619 W Snow Circle, Tampa, FL
The Candle Pour is hosting a special Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day event where you can create a custom 3-wick candle and enjoy a complementary glass of champagne. You will also get to choose between a candle care accessory set or candle accessory.
Event is $100 person + tax (gratuity included).
Monday and Tuesday, February 12 and 13, 6:30pm-8:00pm
1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL
Join Practically Pikasso in the Show + Tell space with a local art instructor. Create a custom painted Valentines Day-inspired wine glass masterpiece! Celebrate your creativity with your favorite girlfriends for a fun girls night out. Their instructor will provide step-by-step instructions on how to create a seasonal inspired wine glass! Guests 21+ are invited to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine.
Tickets are $28 per person and include supplies and one glass of wine.
Tuesday, February 13, 6pm-8pm
10&10 Enoteca at International Plaza in Tampa
2223 N. Westshore Blvd, Tampa, FL
Celebrate love and friendship at 10&10 Enoteca! Whether you’re a seasoned florist or a complete beginner, this workshop is designed for everyone. The Flor + Palma team will guide you step by step, sharing their tips and tricks to create stunning floral arrangements. Bring your friends or make new ones as you indulge in the joy of floral design.
Tickets are $55 and includes florals, vase, glass of wine, and appetizers.
Tuesday, February 13, 7:30pm
Brewers Hall Private Event Space
2029 Arrowgrass Dr., Wesley Chapel, FL
Gather your girlfriends and join Florida Avenue Brewing for chocolate and beer! Join cheese guru, Advanced Cicerone Amu Parrino, on a guided journey through mouthwatering beer and chocolate combos. Enjoy a welcome beer and dive into four epic pairings. 21+ only.
$30 per person.
Tuesday, February 14, 9am – 10am
1910 N Ola Ave, Tampa, FL
This Flow Yoga class is designed to calm the mind, challenge the body, and support the nervous system. After your practice, head inside Heights Public Market for breakfast and coffee
Other ways to spend Galentine’s Day in Tampa
Tampa, Dunedin, & St. Petersburg
Enjoy food and culture on these 3.5-hour walking tours filled with food, wine, and craft beers around Tampa, Dunedin, and St. Pete! Savor local food and adult beverages as local experts guide small groups on a journey filled with history, flavor, and excitement. The Tampa tour takes you around downtown and the Riverfront and features four amazing restaurants including three that feature wine pairings. Dunedin’s picturesque waterfront is the backdrop for their food tour, which stops at local seafood restaurants and a famed brewery. In St. Pete, stroll along downtown’s Beach Drive while enjoying a variety of cuisines, wine, and sangria.
5330 Ehrlich Rd., Tampa, FL 33624
Tucked away in Carrollwood is this charming Spanish-inspired wine and tapas bar that acts as a perfect setting for a girls’ night out.
This tavern-like wine bar has a wide selection of over 400 wines from around the world sold by the glass or by the bottle. Their extensive menu of tapas includes freshly made ceviche, charcuterie, paella, and beef tenderloin. Though known for their wine, there is also a wide selection of beers.
5202 Thonotosassa Rd., Plant City, FL
For a fun change of scenery, Keel Farms offers a rustic and relaxed setting for a unique wine experience. Unlike other wine bars, they’re known for their fruit wines. Their immersive wine tastings offer eight different Keel & Curley flavors including blueberry, key lime, peach, and strawberry sangria. They also have a selection of beers brewed on site. After the tasting, be sure to book a tour of the winery and brewery and take in the outdoor views while enjoying upscale pub style food from their savory, handcrafted menu.
1960 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL
This hidden gem is a must-visit spot for local vodka and whiskey enthusiasts! This Polish distillery located in downtown St. Petersburg offers an array of handcrafted vodkas, whiskeys, and cordials that are made on-site. Thier distillery tours include a tasting of a selection of their award-winning spirits at the bar. Be sure to check their website since they also occasionally host on-site events.
Various locations in Tampa Bay
Axe throwing has gained a ton of popularity over the past year, and for good reasons! It’s unique, stress-reducing, and provides a good time with some healthy competition. Places like Civil Axe Throwing and Stumpy’s Hatchet House provide safe and controlled environments, perfect for groups to hang out and release their inner lumberjacks. Most places sell food and drinks or allow you to bring in your own.
Tampa (Hyde Park)
This Instagram and TikTok-worthy boutiques offer award-winning customizable desserts, chocolate bars, and more. Enjoy desserts on the patio or take part in an in-studio experience. Get creative with a DIY Cake Decorating Class, create your own chocolate bar with a Chocolate Tasting Flight, or immerse yourself in the Afternoon High Tea filled with sweet treats. All experiences are 21 and up and include a complimentary glass of champagne. The DIY Cake Decorating experience is available for 18 and up before 6pm.
Galentine’s Day Shopping
Grab your girlfriends for a fun afternoon of shopping in Tampa Bay this Galentine’s Day. While places like International Plaza and Hyde Park Village are great options with plenty of shopping and dining options all within walking distance, we have some other ideas as well.
The same can be said for downtown St. Pete. There are countless antique shops, independent boutiques and record stores along Central Avenue — plenty to spend a day shopping with friends for Galentine’s Day.
If you’re willing to spend a little time in the car, head to Tampa Premium Outlets in Wesley Chapel or Ellenton Premium Outlets. If you’re already heading south on 75, The Mall at University Town Center offers some stores we don’t have locally like Saks Fifth Avenue.
Galentine’s Day Crafts
1619 W Snow Circle, Tampa, FL
This custom candle-making experience allows you to create your own candle from your choice of over 100 different fragrance oils, whether you’re into earthy or floral scents or unique scents like champagne and baked bread. Not only can you create the perfect scented candle, but there are also flameless options as well such as reed diffusers, linen and room sprays, and wax melts.
The process takes about 45 minutes, but the candles need to set for two hours, which is the perfect opportunity for you and your girlfriends to enjoy one of the many bars and restaurants in Hyde Park!
Various locations in Tampa Bay Area
Channel your inner artist and create colorful memories at one of these studios for a crafty girls’ night out this Galentine’s Day! They provide the art supplies, and you can bring your own drinks and snacks.
Although there are plenty of dates and paintings to choose from, both spots offer special Girls’ Night Out events.
Feel like staying in? Pinot’s Palette offers take home painting kits as well to host a paint and sip night in the comfort of your own home! Check their website for more information and to book.
2414 S. MacDill Ave., Tampa, FL
Gather up the gals for a night of crafting at AR Workshop. Each person in your group can choose their own project, size and colors. Make anything from wood trays to porch signs to a wood holiday countdown sign. As a bonus, you can bring in your own snacks and wine to enjoy while you craft!
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