Our Favorite Tampa Bay Events for Date Night: February 2021

OUR MONTHLY GUIDE TO THE BEST TAMPA BAY EVENTS FOR DATE NIGHT

The month of love is officially upon is! Celebrate with your favorite plus one by checking out one of these top Tampa Bay event picks for date night. From Super Bowl (Go Bucs!!) and Valentine’s Day weekend happenings to fun virtual events you can enjoy at home, here’s our curated guide to the best Tampa Bay events for date night this February 2021.

PS: Check back often as we add more Tampa Bay events to this listing throughout the month.

FEBRUARY 1 – 7

NFL Super Bowl Experience
Select dates January 29 – February 7
Julian B. Lane Park
*SOLD OUT*
Fans have the opportunity to attend Super Bowl Experience, the NFL and Host Committee’s joint interactive football theme park as Super Bowl LV touches down in Tampa.
FREE Admission; registration via NFL OnePass app required

The Tailgate at Armature Works
February 4 – 7
Armature Works West Lawn
GameDay Vodka, the exclusive vodka of Super Bowl Host Committee Parks, will be hosting a multitude of events over four days including daily live music, pro-athlete appearances, drink specials and features, cocktail competitions, live cigar rollers, charity raffles and giveaways, and even the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Big Game!
FREE Admission

Big Game Weekend + Watch Party
February 4 – 7
WTR Bar & Grill at the Godfrey
Four days of parties and celebrity performances each night leading up to a watch party for the Big Game on Sunday. Artists include DJ Steve Aioki, 50 Cent, Migos, and more.
Ticket prices vary depending on event

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Hyde Park Nights
Friday, February 5, 5-8pm
Hyde Park Village
A tropical oasis in the heart of Hyde Park Vilage featuring live music, Flamenco dancers, cigar rollers and more.
FREE Admission

First Friday Art Walk in Gulfport
Friday, February 5, 5-9pm
Downtown Gulfport
Making its debut as the premiere art walk in Pinellas County in 1993, Gulfport’s First Friday Art Walk returns to its roots in 2020, welcoming the region’s most innovative artists for a showcase of creativity and community among the vibrant restaurants and storefronts along scenic Beach Boulevard.
FREE Admission

SPC Planetarium Star Home Theater: Red Planet
Friday, February 5, 7pm
*VIRTUAL event hosted via Zoom by SPC Planetarium
Enjoy a front seat to view the starscape with SPC’s Star Home Theater this spring hosted by SPC’s resident astronomer Dr. Craig Joseph. Join in for a virtual tour of the night sky including news about Mars.
FREE; registration required

Shuffle’s Silentology: A New Take on Music and Movies
Friday, February 5, 8-11pm
Shuffle
Every first Friday enjoy live music by the Shuffle House Band accompanying your favorite silent movies. Bring chairs and blankets and masks. Full bar, kitchen and Shuffleboard inside.
FREE Admission

Big Game Block Party
February 5 – 7
World of Beer SoHo Tampa
Kick-off The Big Game with beer & drink specials all weekend. Our parking lot will be blocked off for extra socially-distanced space. $5 beers, full food menu + liquor bar, and a projector outside showing the Big Game on Sunday.
FREE Admission

Tampa Bay Brews at the Beach
Saturday, February 6, 1-4pm
The Don CeSar
Join the Florida Brewers Guild for the inaugural Tampa Bay Brews at the Beach festival. This event will offer nothing but the best from local Tampa Bay craft breweries, along side music and games all outside on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico.
$30 general admission; $50 VIP

Image credit: The Don CeSar

Live & Local – John Mcrae
Saturday, February 6, 6-9pm
Riverwalk Stage at Straz Center
FREE

The Boozy Cauldron Pop-Up Tavern
Select dates through February 6
First Chance Last Chance Bar & Courtyard
Hosted by Rock Star Beer Festivals. 4-part Cocktail Experience and show led by Professor Dolohov Draven, current professor of the Dark Arts, and his two top students. You will be taken on a magical journey where you can imbibe on the four delicious signature cocktails (including the tavern’s famous buttered beer) and hear and feel the stories surrounding the famous tavern and the ghosts that still haunt the establishment.
$40

The Big Football Game Watch Party!
Sunday, February 7, 11am-11pm
Two Shepherds Taproom
Food and drink specials, lawn games, and watch the game on the giant projector in The Backyard! Your pup can run free while you enjoy food, beer, and watching the teams duke it out on the big screen.
FREE Admission

FEBRUARY 8 – 14

Lovers and Friends Exclusive Wine Pairing Dinner
Tuesday, February 9, 7-9:30pm
Bulla Tampa
One of a kind wine pairing event for food lovers in a socially distanced environment. Enjoy a private five-course wine dinner, which will immerse you in Spanish cuisine prepared by Bulla’s Executive Chef while tasting a special selection of wines from Marqués de Vargas.
$160/couple

Heights Night Market
Wednesday, February 10, 5:30-9:30pm
Armature Works
Monthly outdoor market featuring live music plus a rotating cast of artisanal artists and makers selling handmade goods, jewelry, art, wood-work, gifts and so much more. Family friendly.
FREE Admission

Virtual Valentine’s Day Cocktail Making Class
*VIRTUAL event hosted by ABC Fine Wine & Sprits
Wednesday, February 10, 6:30pm
Join Account Manager and Mixologist expert Alex Brick as he creates 2 cocktails for Valentine’s Day. Grab your boo, pal or solo cup, because these cocktails are one you’ll love! Hosted on Facebook live.
FREE

Bazaar Botanica’s Mermaid Market – Lovers edition
Thursday, February 11, 6-11pm
Mermaid Tavern – 6719 N Nebraska Ave, Tampa
Open air market with 30+ local tiny businesses!
FREE Admission

Opera Per Sempe Concert Under the Stars
Thursday, February 11, 6pm
Yacht StarShip
A romantic Tampa Bay cruise dinner and show! Enjoy a socially distanced 3 -ourse open air dining experience prepared and served by masked personnel. You will be serenaded by quintet Opera per Sempre, performing operatic arias and Broadway favorites while enjoying a beautiful panoramic view of Tampa Bay from the open air top deck aboard StarShip I.
$310/couple

Tampa Bay events February 2021 - Concert Under the Stars on Yacht StarShip
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Tasting Romance From Around the World
Thursday, February 11, 6-7:30pm
Fenway Hotel
Travel around the world of wines with a Deutsch Family Wine expert. Savor the flavors of four wines and four cheeses.
$30

Virtual Valentine’s Day Wine Pairing Class
*VIRTUAL event hosted by ABC Fine Wine & Sprits
Thursday, February 11, 6:30pm
Join wine experts Dan Eddy and Nathan Dale as they discuss the perfect wine to sip this Valentine’s Day. Grab your boo, pal or wine glass and sip along!
FREE

Straz Center Valentine’s Engagement
February 12 – 14
Riverwalk Stage
Passion soars and sours in song as all levels of love and heartbreak are expressed during this celebration of the romantic holiday. The performance features Gian Carlo Menotti’s hilarious – and rarely performed – The Telephone along with love songs from opera, Broadway and beyond.
$25 and up

Adults-Only Science After Dark
Friday, February 12, 6-9pm
MOSI
Special Adults-Only Science After Dark / Valentine’s Day-themed event. Beverages and appetizers included with your ticket as well as experiments and all exhibits.
$14.95

Trivia Night at Blessed Cup
Saturday, February 13, 7pm
Blessed Cup – Clearwater
First ever trivia night with prizes for the winning team.
FREE Admission

Galentine’s Day Beer & Cheesecake Pairing: At Home Edition
Saturday, February 13, 7pm
*VRTUAL event hosted by Brew Bus
Join Advanced Cicerone Ami Parrino on a journey through beer and cheesecake and their wonderful relationship with each other. With your ticket, you will receive a cultivated pairing of 4 beers and 4 slices of cheesecake from Mike’s Pies and a guided explanation of how each beer compliments the cheesecake selection.
$40

“TT & Chill” Dinner-and-a-Movie Date Night in a Box
Available for pick-up February 13-14 between 11am and 1pm
Tampa Theatre
Includes a personalized, framed Love in Lights keepsake print; premium dried pasta from Alessi and a jar of sauce from Bavaro’s; sweet treats from Peterbrooke Chocolatier; a Mystery Bottle of wine (valued at $10-$100); a shareable bag of Tampa Theatre’s famous popcorn; a link to stream Leona, a romantic new feature from the Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema program; and some Valentine’s Day goodies to set the mood. Boxes must be ordered by Friday, Feb. 12.
$99

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LOOKING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY EVENTS? Check out our Best Valentine’s Day Ever Guide!

FEBRUARY 15 – 21

Couple’s Cooking: A Night in Seoul
Monday, February 15, 6pm
Publix Aprons Cooking School of Citrus Park
This is a hands-on cooking class. Practice makes perfect, so roll up those sleeves! Master new skills as you work side by side with our chefs to create an amazing meal. Menu includes Steamed Korean Dumplings, Oi Muchim (Korean Cucumber Salad), Spicy Bulgogi (Korean Beef BBQ with light vegetables) with BiBimBap (Korean Mixed Rice with Asstd. Vegetables & Meat) and Hotteok (Korean Dessert Pancake with Walnut Syrup Filling).
$100/couple

3rd Thursday Tampa
Thursday, February 18, 6-10pm
Grand Central at Kennedy
Downtown Tampa’s monthly street food fest. Free 2-hour parking and dog-friendly.
FREE Admission

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Sunset Yoga on the Beach
Friday, February 19, 6:30-7:30pm
Caddy’s on the Beach – Treasure Island
Bring a blanket or a towel and let your worries drift away as you practice while gazing out onto the Gulf of Mexico. 10% off your tab after class.
FREE

Jazz with Jim: “All About Love”
Friday, February 19, 7:30pm
Carrollwood Cultural Center
Monthly concert hosted by Jim Burge and The Jazz Directions.
$18 in person, $10 online

Busch Gardens Food and Wine Festival
Weekends February 20 – April 25
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Over 110 items to sample, including 20+ NEW dishes, 50+ wine, beer and seltzers for all tastes, and 20+ refreshing cocktails. Experience a fresh-twist on classic cuisines from around the country every weekend, plus live concerts beginning in March.
Park admission required; food and beverage prices vary

Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival 2021
Saturday, February 20, 12-7pm
81Bay Brewing Company
The Annual Tampa Bay Chocolate Festival is back for its 8th year! Vendors of all kinds will be on hand doing their take on chocolate. Indoor/outdoor event.
FREE Admission

Gulfport’s Third Saturday IndieFaire Night Market
Saturday, February 20, 5-9pm
Downtown Gulfport
Night market brimming with art, jewelry, plants, crafts, and other locally crafted finds.
FREE Admission

FEBRUARY 22 – 28

DIY & Mini Charcuterie Workshop with Yummy Tablas
Wednesday, February 24, 6:15-9:15pm
AR Workshop Tampa
Come learn the art of creating a beautiful, inviting, presentable Charcuterie tray with guest instructor Heidi, owner of YUMMY TABLAS! Class includes your own custom DIY Mini Charcuterie Board and instruction from Heidi on how to create your own charcuterie display. EAT and enjoy it all afterwards!
$75 – $80

Beer & English Cheese Pairing: At Home Edition
Thursday, February 25, 6pm
*VRTUAL event hosted by Brew Bus
Join Advanced Cicerone Ami Parrino on a journey through beer and cheese and their wonderful relationship with each other. This month’s Beer & Cheese Pairing features all English cheeses. With your ticket, you will receive a cultivated pairing of 4 beers and cheeses and a guided explanation of how each beer compliments the cheese selection.
$30

SPC Planetarium Star Home Theater: The Great Hunter
Friday, February 26, 7pm
*VIRTUAL event hosted via Zoom by SPC Planetarium
Enjoy a front seat to view the starscape with SPC’s Star Home Theater this spring hosted by SPC’s resident astronomer Dr. Craig Joseph. Learn about the amazing stars that make up the popular constellation Orion, the great nebula that adorns his sword, and other attractions in the cool winter sky above Tampa Bay..
FREE; registration required

Enjoy tours of the night sky from home with SPC Planetarium’s Virtual Star Home Theater programming | Image credit: spcollege.edu

Girls Night Out Comedy Show
Friday, February 26, 8pm
Carrollwood Cultural Center
Girls Night Out Comedy Show is back with an all-female line-up of hilarious women. Featuring comedians Catherine Maloney, Tiffany Barbee and Angela Nacca.
$15-$20 in person / $10 online

Yoga on the Lawn
Sunday, February 28, 9:30am
Armature Works
All skill levels are welcome. Yoga will be instructed by Kodawari Studios. Please remember to bring your yoga mat, towel and water bottle.
FREE

Rehab: A Live Jazz Brunch
Sunday, February 28, 12-4pm
Shuffle
Live performance from a harp/piano based trio every 2nd and 4th Sunday, plus brunch specials (Shrimp & Grits and a Dirty Rice Brunch Bowl), bottomless Tang-Mimosas, Bloody Murrays and more.
Menu prices vary

Ongoing Tampa Bay Events

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras
Select dates January 16 – February 16
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
Join the fun every weekend to celebrate safely with an expanded Mardi Gras event! Enjoy more weekends all the way through “Fat Tuesday” with open-air festivities and French-Quarter flair.
Included with park admission

Art on the House
Thursdays from 4-8pm
Tampa Museum of Art
Every Thursday from 4 to 8 pm, the Tampa Museum of Art offers Art on the House where admission prices change to pay-as-you-will, and visitors choose whatever admission price they want to pay. Bring the family and celebrate 100 years of art in Tampa with exhibitions that emphasize ancient, modern, and contemporary art.
Choose your own admission price

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Living Color: The Art of the Highwaymen on display through March 2021 | Image credit: Tampa Museum of Art

Ybor City Saturday Market
Saturdays, 9am-3pm
Centennial Park Ybor City
Find amazing products made by local artists, artisans and independent businesses.
FREE Admission

St. Pete Walking Mural Tours
Saturdays from 10-11:30am
Tour begins at Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave. in downtown St. Petersburg
Visitors will hear the inside stories of the making of over 30 murals found in the four block tour. Limited to 10 people, masks required, book prior to 4 p.m. the prior day.
$19

Bend, Bubbles, and Brunch!
Sundays from 10-11am
Epicurean Hotel
Recenter and restart with poolside yoga. Keep the relaxation going with a complimentary alcoholic beverage at the end of class. Enjoy all day pool access and stay for brunch – one lucky guest will win a $25 gift card for brunch at Élevage. Bring your own mat.
$25; $30 at the door

Van Gogh Alive
Through April 11, 2021
The Dalí Museum
Experience Vincent van Gogh’s works in an immersive art installation that opens a new window into the celebrated painter’s artistic genius. This must-see Tampa Bay event features more than 3,000 Van Gogh images at enormous scale, viewed through high-definition projectors and synchronized to a powerful classical score. Read more about this exhibit here.
Included with museum admission; timed entry tickets required

Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema
While the historic auditorium remains dark in the face of COVID-19, Tampa Theatre continues to look for ways to provide unique cinematic experiences for our fans and friends. Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema is a collection of new, first-run and curated classic movies released via streaming platforms by our film distribution partners exclusively for art-house audiences.
Virtual ticket: $12

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