Welcome to our official guide to the best Valentine’s Day events in Tampa Bay! Want some fun activities you can do as a couple that’ll get your pulse pounding or ideas for new things to try? We’ve got it! Between the major cities that make up the Tampa Bay area, there are events for every couple to enjoy in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Pete, and beyond.
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Tampa Bay Valentine’s Day Events (February 16-18)
Florida State Fair
Thursday, February 8-Monday, February 19
Florida State Fairgrounds – Tampa
Whether your love is a foodie, thrill-seeker, animal lover, or history buff, there is something for them at the Florida State Fair! Opening weekend includes First Friday at The Grove on Friday, February 9 with an evening of Keel Farms samples and specials, giveaways, Silent Disco, fireworks, and more!
Moulin Rouge! The Musical
Enter a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur, and glory! The revolutionary musical by Baz Luhrmann comes to life onstage, remixed in a new musical mash-up extravaganza. A celebration of truth, beauty, freedom, and above all, love.
Tickets start at $75.
The Dome After Dark: Valentine’s Day Edition
Friday, February 16 from 6:30-9 pm
Enjoy exclusive Dali Alive 360 showings in The Dali Dome, make unique Valentine’s Day cards, and enjoy music as a DJ spins passionate tunes. Guests will receive one complimentary specialty drink and access to the galleries and a chance to win Dali museum prizes. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.
Gasparilla Music Fest
Friday, February 16-Sunday, February 18
Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park
The ultimate date for music lovers! GMF is back for three days of music, local eats, and more at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park! Check out our Gasparilla Music Festival 2024 Tips and Information for an Awesome Date.
Girl Scout Cookie-Inspired Beer Release at Crooked Thumb
Saturday, February 17-Sunday, February 18
Crooked Thumb Brewing
Enjoy four special stouts inspired by your favorite Girl Scout Cookies. The Girl Scouts will also be on hand selling cookies for a perfect sweet treat to compliment their hoppy counterparts. Perfect for a laid-back outdoor date.
Things to do Valentine’s Day Weekend (February 9-14)
Love is a Roller Coaster at Busch Gardens
Wednesday, February 14 from 7 pm-9 pm
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
This Valentine’s Day, head to Busch Gardens where you and your date can enjoy an exclusive evening aboard Cheetah Hunt and the scenic SkyRide. Your visit includes a welcome glass of bubble, unlimited food and beverage, featuring chef-curated dishes and an open bar, unlimited rides on Cheetah Hunt and SkyRide, and up-close interaction with incredible animal ambassadors.
$100 per person
Don’t Tell Comedy V-Day Special
Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 8:30 to 10:30 pm
Don’t miss out on Ybor City’s best-kept secret. Join Don’t Tell Comedy for a unique evening dedicated to providing a live comedy experience with a hidden location and secret performers. This event is a 21+ exclusive event in which food and refreshments will be for sale. Reservations are sold out, however, light bites and refreshments can still be enjoyed in the Flor Fina lounge
Valentine’s Vows & “Girl Shy”
Wednesday, February 14, 7 pm
Head to Tampa Theatre with your significant other to spend a romantic evening under the stars with Valentine’s Vows and a classic romantic comedy. At 7:00 pm, the Right Reverend John Bell (also known as Tampa Theatre President & CEO John Bell, armed with an internet-official certificate of ordination) will invite married couples to participate in an en masse renewal of their wedding vows – written especially for an audience well-versed in romantic movie quotes – and a champagne toast to “happily ever after.”
And should there be anyone ready to walk down the aisle (both literally and figuratively) that night, just bring your marriage license, and the Rev. Bell will perform the legal ceremony! After the nuptials at 7:30 pm, the 1924 silent rom-com Girl Shy will provide the perfect excuse to sneak an arm around your date.
Tickets are $14.50 for general admission and $11.50 for Tampa Theatre members.
Valentine’s Day Wedding Massacre
Wednesday, February 14
Wanna get Married? Head to this Spooktacular Wedding Event on Valentine’s Day! The Ghost with the Most will be there to officiate your nuptials! Get hitched, Renew Your Vows, or have a handfasting! Get ready to say, I DO! I DO! I DO! A reception with karaoke and cake will follow the ceremony!
Brew Bus Tours Lover’s Lane
Friday, February 9 from 6:30pm-12:15am
Join Brew Bus for a special Lover’s Lane edition of Friday Night Heights – an enchanting evening of craft brews, romantic vibes, and sweet memories. There will be 5 different routes available all starting from different local breweries. Each stop will visit five breweries. 21+ only.
Gott Glass Studio – Make Your Own Glass Heart
Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10
Gott Glass Studio
Looking for a HOT date? Bring your loved one to Gott Glass Studio for a Hot Glass Date. This workshop is designed with fiery passion inside as the two of you work together to fill the hour with love and excitement and create your own glass heart.
$225 per couple
Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail: Love’s Revenge
Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10, 6:30-11 pm
Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail – Plant City
This event is ONLY 2 nights and will feature 2 haunted trails, laser tag, escape game, and axe throwing.
Tickets must be purchased in advance.