This year, Louisville must really be feeling the love, as we’ve found several Valentine’s Day events that turn our black hearts deep purple. Check them out.
Galentine’s Day with the Bluegrass Witch (February 5) | Clay & Cotton | 1341 Bardstown Road | Search on Facebook | $50 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Make a bouquet of dried flowers and a crystal bracelet. Drinks and food provided.
Romance Run (February 5-20) | Big Four Lawn | 401 River Road | 2022romancerun.fearticket.com | Schedules vary | $29.99
A Valentine’s Day themed scavenger hunt from your car. You’ll visit businesses across Louisville, helping Cupid match singles.
Tunnel of LoVe with Va Va Vixens (February 5-19) | Sanctuary of the Arts | 1433 S. Shelby Street | vavavixens.com | 7pm-11pm | $35
“A whimsical assortment of music, dance, aerials, burlesque” by the Va Va Vixens, “Louisville’s premier variety and burlesque troupe.”
Eat Your Heart Out (February 6) | Highland Tap Room | 1056 Bardstown Road | Free | 5:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m.
This Valentine’s Day-themed art exhibit is “a little bit sweet, a little bit naughty.”
Free Online Paint Night (February 10) | A useful Ponte studio | Virtual event | $0 – $15 | 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
No experience necessary for this free online Valentine’s Day themed painting course. BYO supplies or pick them up for $15.
Tintype Portrait Pop-Up Sessions (February 11-13, 25-26) | Calliopé Arts | 324 College Street E. | deliverivercitytintype.as.me | From $60 | Time slots available from 4:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m.
Reserve a time slot to get an old-fashioned photo of you and a loved one.
The Purrfect Valentine’s Day Weekend (February 11-12) | Purrfect Day Cat Cafe | 1741 Bardstown Road | purrfectdaycafe.com | $50 for two | 5 p.m., 6 p.m., 7 p.m.
Share your V-Day with adoptable kittens at the Purrfect Day Cafe—dessert and soft drinks included.
We Ain’t Goals – Lover’s Lounge (February 11) | Loft at Biscuit Lounge | 120 S. 10th Street | Facebook | $40 single, $60 couple | 7pm-11pm
Games, music, a raffle and more at the new and chic Biscuit Lounge Loft.
Valentine’s Day Silent Disco (February 11) | Hi-Wire Brewing Louisville | 642 Baxter Avenue | Facebook | $5 for headphones | 8pm-midnight
Dancing alone is no problem, even on V-Day at this quiet disco party, with headphones playing playlists from three different DJs.
Valentines Love Jam (February 11) | KFC yum! Center | 1 Arena Square | kfcyumcenter.com | $54.75+ | 8 p.m.
A Valentine’s Day concert of three vocal powerhouses: Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight and Stephanie Mills.
GALentine’s Day (February 12) | Our Lady of Perpetual Hops | 300 Foundation Court, New Albany | Facebook | No coverage | 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
It’s not Valentine’s Day; It’s Galentine’s for you and the girls with mimosa flights, beer and cupcake pairings, psychic readings, shopping, hair styling and more.
St. Valentin or Galentine Charcuterie Board Workshop (Feb. 12) | Honey Bear Farms | 14005 Taylorsville Road | Facebook | $75 per person | 1-3 p.m.
Learn how to make your own delectable charcuterie board.
MakerPlace workshop: stained glass (February 12) | Kentucky Science Center | 727 Main Street West | kysciencecenter.org | $20 per person, $15 members | 1-3 p.m.
Learn how to make a stained glass gift for Valentine’s Day at this family event (ages 8 and up).
Love Market (February 12) | NoraeBar | 717 Market Street E. | instagram.com/noraebar | Free | 1pm-6pm
Karaoke rooms become vendor booths at this love and sex-themed trade event.
Champagne Valentine’s Tea (February 12) | The Conrad-Caldwell House Museum | 1402 St. James Court | conrad-caldwell.org/valentines-tea | $45 | Starts at 2 p.m.
What could be more romantic than a tea party in a mansion? (They also have a non-alcoholic option on the same day for those under 21.)
Valentine’s Day Dinner at 1844 Presley Tyler House (February 12) | Blackacre State Nature Reserve and Historic Property | 3200 Tucker Station Road | visitblackacre.org/calendar | 5.30pm-9pm | $150 per couple
An intimate three-course dinner with traveling fiddlers in the historic Presley Tyler House.
Valentine’s Biergarten (February 12) | German American Club | 1840 Lincoln Ave | www.gaclouisville.com | Free | 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
Lots of German food and music – and it’s all free and family friendly.
Valentine’s Day Candlelight Hike (February 12-14) | Louisville Nature Center | 3745 Illinois Ave | louisvillenaturecenter.org | $60, non-members | 7pm-10pm
A romantic candlelit walk in the woods with a fire, snacks and drinks afterwards.
Love Boat: A trip for Valentine’s Day (February 12 and 14) | Belle of Louisville | 401 W. River Road | belleoflouisville.org/cruises/special-events | $79.99 for adults, $78.99 for seniors | 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Treat your partner or best friend to one of these 21+ dinner cruises, which include food, drinks, photo ops and a DJ.
Galentine Show (February 12) | Portal | 1512 Portland Ave | fifteen-douze.com | $10 | 8:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
Routine Caffeine, Slut Pill and Sister Crone bring the music to this women-only event.
Coat Check’s Valentine’s Day (February 12) | The whirling tiger | 1335 Story Ave | Search on Facebook | $10 | 9 p.m.
A Valentine’s Day rager benefiting Planned Parenthood with DJ sets.
FilthyGorgeous Be my Valentine! (February 12) | The Alcove | 246 Spring Street, Jeffersonville, Indiana | Facebook | Free | 9pm-3am
A late-night drag and burlesque event for ages 21 and up across the river.
Brunch and Valentine’s Day Party (February 13) | Seafood Lady | 601 E. Jefferson Street | instagram | 1pm-5pm | No coverage
A brunch experience from the famous Seafood Lady, including door prizes, a DJ, a buffet and all-you-can-eat mimosas.
My Sexy Valentine (February 13) | NoraeBar | 717 Market Street East | prizmpop.com/eventsclasses | $10 | 7pm-10pm
Wearing lingerie is highly recommended at this sexy cabaret event (which includes free food!)
Valentine’s Day Beer Dinner (February 14) | Sergio’s World Beers | 1605, avenue of stories | sergiosworldbeers.com | $70/person | Starts at 5 p.m.
Reservations required for this dinner event. Expect food and beers.
Valentine’s Day in Limón y Sal (February 14) | Limon y Sal | 10000 Brownsboro Road | Facebook | No coverage | 11am-10pm
Enjoy live music, handcrafted goody bags and a new love potion cocktail at Limón y Sal.
Valentine’s Day Open Mic (February 14) | 21st in Germantown | 1481 S. Shelby Street | Facebook | No coverage | 6.30pm-10pm
The School of Rock Adult Band will provide some of the entertainment; you and yours will provide the rest. Kid-friendly, with food available for purchase.
The Jesse Lees perform The Love Below (February 14) | Headliners | 1386 Lexington Road | headlinerslouisville.com | $12 in advance, $15 the day of | Doors at 7:00 p.m., show from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Enjoy an Outkast tribute show by a local band, plus two comedies.
Valentine’s Day Dinner (February 14) | Whitehall House and Gardens | 3110 Lexington Road | historicwhitehall.org | $85 to $100 per person | 7 p.m.
A romantic four-course candlelight feast at the historic Whitehall House & Gardens.