That lovely-dovey feeling is in the air! Whether you call it Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, or Single’s Awareness Day, February 14 is almost here. If you’re searching for a fun, artsy or totally tubular way to express your heart’s desires, Sacramento365 has curated a handful of outings to get you ready for the Hallmark holiday.
Valentine Haunt Sacramento
Scream Park Pavilion
February 9, 10 & 14 | Fri, Sat & Wed 7pm-10pm
Looking for a really unconventional way to celebrate love day? Grab the ones you love and see if you can make it out of a massive, pitch-black haunted house!
Port, Wine and Chocolate Lovers’ Weekend
Old Sugar Mill
February 10-11 | Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Just a 15 minutes drive from downtown Sacramento, Clarksburg’s Old Sugar Mill wineries will be offering wine tastings and sweet pairings all weekend long.
Love Is a Verb
Elks Tower Historic Ballroom
February 10 | Sat 6pm-2am
In these volatile times, it’s up to us to gather in force and actualize love. At this event, local artists will come together and create a world that celebrates the verb in downtown Sacramento.
UpcyclePOP: Playful Valentine’s Market
7300 Folsom Blvd.
February 11 | Sun Noon-6pm
Do something fun for Valentine’s Day by shopping consciously and playing with interactive art installations! UPcyclePOP is a friendly interactive pop-up market for creatively reused art, furniture, fashion, home design, and inventions.
Eighties Night Valentine’s Dance
February 14 | Wed 9pm
At this John Hughes-esque Prom, you’ll hear ’80s jams ranging from pop to new wave to yacht rock, all while bartenders will be pouring cheap drinks that are priced like it’s the ’80s!
Sacramento Ballet’s Giselle
Community Center Theater
February 16-18 | Fri 7:30pm; Sat 2pm & 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
One of the greatest romantic ballet of all time, Giselle is filled with love, betrayal, forgiveness, and redemption. Local dancers will float above the ground weaving together a narrative that makes this ballet a must see! (Get inspired by how dancer Lauryn Winterhalder is preparing for the title role here.)
Need more inspiration? More (anti-)date ideas can be found on Sacramento365’s Holiday Events page.