The Ultimate Guide to Valentine's Day in Columbus, Ohio

Treat your sweetheart with a thoughtful Valentine’s Day Date.Whether you’re celebrating lasting love or a new romance, there’s plenty to do in Columbus, Ohio on Valentine’s Day this year!

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Lani Redinger


Jan 21, 2021

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Whether you’re celebrating lasting love or a new romance, there’s plenty to do in Columbus, Ohio on Valentine’s Day this year! We’ve hand picked a list of only the best V-Day activities for you and your love from romantic dinners to fun activities with the kids.

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BYOB Valentine’s Day Dive Bar Trolley Crawl

Tue Feb 5, 7pm-10:30pm

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$37 per person

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Short North
North High Brewing
1288 N. High St

Short North Trolley Co. is hosting a Valentine's Day series. Enjoy a BYOB Valentine's Day Dive Bar Trolley Crawl through Columbus. Bring those you love or hop on their vintage trolley and go find love as you explore Columbus and its beautiful dive bars.

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Valentine’s Day Themed Make & Take

Wed Feb 6, 7pm

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$30 per person

Heritage Clubhouse
123 Lafayette Drive

This hands-on all ages event let’s you create your own custom Couture Chalkboard. You can pick from their six Valentine’s Day transfer designs in your color of choice on the board design of your choice. The cost includes all materials, and you can bring home your creation that night!

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Valentine’s Day Cocktails & Candles

Tue Feb 12, 6-8pm

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$35 per person

Arena District
The Candle Lab - Convention District
459 North High Street

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Watershed, Mikey's Late Night Slice, and The Candle Lab for a fun night of candle - pouring, cocktail-mixing, and pizza devouring!

You’ll start by pouring your own custom-scented 8oz soy candle! With 120+ fragrances, you’ll be sure to find some scents that will put you into the Holiday Spirit!

While your candle cools, Watershed will take it from there. You'll create and enjoy two themed cocktails by candlelight, (with Watershed spirits, of course!), all while eating delicious pizza (provided by Mikey's Late Night Slice!), playing games, and even enjoying a classic romantic comedy.

Your ticket purchase includes (1) 8oz custom-scented candle + (2) custom Watershed cocktails + (1) slice of Mikey's Late Night Pizza + (1) cozy winter night full of laughs and hands-on creativity!

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Valentine’s Day Paint and Sip

Tue Feb 12, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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$25 per person

The Village Wine Shop and Bistro
9280 Dublin Road

Grab your valentine and a glass of wine and enjoy a two-hour painting event. Your artist Ally will walk you through a step-by-step canvas painting. This event is designed for everyone from beginners to those with experience.

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Paint & Pour Valentine’s Day

Wed Feb 13, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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$30 per person

Olde Town East
Camelot Cellars Winery
901 Oak Street

Why drink out of a plain wine glass when you can have one all spruced up? Paint your own custom wine glasses led by SOMO Art Studio. A $30 ticket includes wine glasses to paint and take home as well as one glass of wine to drink!

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Dining in the Dark Valentine’s Day

Thu Feb 14, 6pm-9pm

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$60 per person

Cambridge Park Village
1400 Dublin Road
Columbus, OH 43215

Enjoy a CULINARY ADVENTURE IN THE DARK, a one-of-a-kind sensory experience that will bring you fully present in the moment, allowing you to connect with food and to those around you, in an unfamiliar, emotionally powerful way.

It’s an out-of-sight, progressive pop-up experience for the adventure-laden foodies of Columbus.

You will be gently guided through an extraordinary four-course blindfolded dining experience. Savor the sensuous flavors, smells, sounds, and textures as you challenge your palate to discover the mysteries of the menu. An event emcee will be your audial-galactic tour guide that will orient you viscerally and orate the evenings events as you experience them together.

About the Menu:

Local restaurateur and Food Lab partner, Damian Ettish of Fetty's Street Food, is preparing to give you an experience within the experience, taking your taste buds far, far away on an international culinary adventure. Sate your soul on this journey through a menu of four individual courses, constructed in a unique, thought-provoking arrangement, and bursting with flavors.

Additionally, each course is complimented with a mocktail, personally paired and locally made by Simple Times Mixers, with all natural, handcrafted, pureed fresh ingredients.

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Valentine’s Day Workshop

Thu Feb 14, 7pm-9pm

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$50 per person

German Village
1147 Jaeger St

Head to German Village and join Red Giraffe Designs and Three Buds Flower Market at their joint shop for their first Valentine's Day event! Bring a date, your best bud, or fly solo and enjoy snacks and sips while the ladies of RGD & TBFM teach you about the art of hand-stamping and floral design.

After learning the ropes, you'll split off into 2 groups and work with them to create custom stamped charms and design a custom floral arrangement that you'll take home at the end of the night.

At Red Giraffe, you'll choose from a variety of fonts and symbols and create a personalized keychain, bottle opener or charm. You'll choose your own word, saying, etc, and bring your vision to life. With Three Buds, you'll choose from their curated collection of blooms and carefully create your own unique arrangement.

Your ticket includes:

- 1 stamped metal piece of your choice
- 1 flower arrangement + vase
- Drinks and snacks provided by RGD + TBFM

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CLE Cookie Dough Platform Beer Pairing: Valentine’s Day Edition

Tue Feb 14, 6pm-8pm

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$20 per person

Arena District
Platform Beer Co.
408 North 6th Street

CLE Cookie Dough will be featured in the Platform Beer Co. Columbus taproom for the first cookie dough + beer pairing in Columbus!

The event will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, and you will be able to pick up your cookie dough and beer pairings anytime between this timeslot.

For $20 (plus fees), you get the following cookie dough and beer samples:

1. X’s & Oreos (sugar sprinkle with oreo topped with sugar glaze) + EMO Stout (Barrel-Aged S'mores Stout)

2. Puppy Love (chocolate peanut butter dough mixed in Chex with puppy chow on top) + Bent Arrow (Dry Irish Stout)

3. Spicy Chocolate (chocolate chip with a hint of cayenne) + Cocoa Suave(Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout)

4. Red Velvet (chocolate with Nutella glaze) + Coffee Lawlessness (Coffee Porter)

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Valentine’s Day Storytime Craft

Thu Feb 14, 9:30am-10am

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Grandview Heights
Cub Shrub
1257 Grandview Avenue

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the Cub Shrub staff! They will read some sweet stories and then you can make our own Valentine's cards for the older and wiser friends at Whetstone Assisted Living. Books and activities are tailored for preschoolers, but all are welcome!

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Valentine’s Day Celebration of Love

Thu Feb 14, 7pm-9pm

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$70 per couple

Pine Hills
Phenix Banquet Center
2101 Noe Bixby Road

Love Is In The Air! Celebrate with your beloved on Valentine's Day.

Enjoy your dinner with a backsplash of romantic music.


Course One. Garden Fresh Baby Mix Salad. House Made Vinaigrette. Fresh Artisan Bread.

Course Two. Island Pineapple Chicken: Breast of Chicken Adorned with Mango Pineapple Picada. Phenix Rice Pilaf. Savory French Green Beans with Carrot.

Vegetarian Option: Balsamic Garlic Portabella Mushrooms

Course Three. Vanilla Cake with Cheesecake Mousse

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Valentine’s Day Whiskey Dinner

Thu Feb 14, 7pm-10pm

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$65 per person

Italian Village
Barrel On High
1120 North High Street

Celebrate an unconventional and whiskey-fueled Valentine's Day at Barrel On High!

Chef Chris East will be serving the menu below, with cocktails from Christina Basham of Middle West.

1st Course

Fried Brussel Sprouts with Pork Lardons and Salt Cured Egg Yolk

2nd Course

Beef Filet and Lobster Tail with Chimichurri Garlic Butter and Red Wine Reduction

3rd Course

Chocolate 3 Way

Tuxedoed Strawberries/Chocolate Chip Lava Cake/White Chocolate Mousse

Each course will be paired with a classic whiskey cocktail and a sample of the base spirit to enjoy neat.

Price is $65 per person and that includes costs for all your food, paired drinks, evite fees, taxes and all gratuity.

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Share the Dance Valentine’s Day Dance

Thu Feb 14, 6pm-10pm

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$20 per person

94th Aero Squadron Restaurant
5030 Sawyer Road

Enjoy a magical evening of dinner and dancing at the 94th AeroSquadron restaurant. Surprise your sweetie with an evening of delicious food, drinks and dancing. Learn some basic dance steps by Fred Astaire professionals.

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Valentine’s Day Dance

Sat Feb 16, 4pm-5:30pm

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$45 per person

Dance Tonight Columbus, Dance and Event Space
155 North 5th Street


Take your favorite partner (spouse, friend, date, or family member) for an evening of ballroom dancing!  NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

Salsa and Rumba 4-5:30 p.m.

$45 Per Couple includes: group dance lesson, champagne, and desserts.

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Valentine’s Day Champagne Tasting

Sat Feb 16, 4pm-7pm

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$51.60 per person

Grandview Heights
Spagio Wine Lounge
1293 Grandview Avenue

Come share your love (of sparkling wine!) with those special to you at our Valentine's Day Champagne Tasting. We will be featuring 12 different rosé Champagnes, Cremants, Proseccos, and Cavas as well as light hors d'oeuvres. Tickets are $40 plus tax and gratuity.

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Valentine’s Day Scented Storytime

Thu Feb 21, 6pm-8pm

For Ages 4+

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$30 per person

Grandview Heights
The Candle Lab
1255 Grandview Avenue

Join The Candle Lab and The Grandview Heights Public Library for a fun night of candle - pouring and Valentine's Day Storytime!

First you and your little one will start by pouring your own custom-scented 8oz candles at The Candle Lab! You and your little one will then design your labels, mix oils to create a unique custom scent, and pour and stir into natural soy wax.

While the candles set for 45 minutes, you'll make your way to The Grandview Heights Public Library (a 7 minute walk) for a scented storytime full of love! The wonderful librarians at GHPL will provide a Valentine's Day themed book reading for you to relax and for your little one to be entertained. (Ages 4+) As storytime ends, your little one will enjoy a Valentine's Day craft, and your custom The Candle Lab candles will be delivered to the library for you to take home with you!

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You can find a unique Valentine’s Event no matter what part of Columbus you live in or plan to move to. If you’re looking to buy a new home in Columbus check out all of our current listings!

February 14, 2019
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