Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati, 2018

If you’re looking for something special to do for Valentine’s Day 2018, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of things to do for Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati – everything from a candlelight dinner to wine tastings and furry Valentines. Enjoy!

Plan ahead folks – lots of these will be full by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around AND most of these event required advance registration.

Valentines Day Cincinnati

February 9, 2018:

Head to Haile Planetarium (NKU campus) while students from NKU’s Theatre Program tell stories during Haile Planetarium’s  Valentine’s Day show “Romance Under the Light of the Moon.”

The Cincinnati Ballet presents Carmina Burana + Serenade February 8-11, 2018

 

February 10, 2018:

The Wine Merchant is hosting a special Wine Pairing Dinner at The Phoenix on Feb. 10 (advance registration required).

Taft Museum of Art Perfect PairingsFeel the love at the Perfect Pairings Wine Tasting at the Taft Museum of Art. Tempt your palate with six wines perfectly paired with delectable hors d’oeurves by Executive Chef Luke Radkey. Each pairing is inspired by a piece of art in the Taft’s permanent collection. This is the perfect way to spend time with your loved ones just before Valentine’s Day! This interactive tour will encourage you to play matchmaker with our lovelorn portraits and find each lucky subject his or her own “perfect pairing.” Reservations required.

Look for your new best friend at My Furry Valentine – the Tri-State area’s largest animal adoption event. Sharonville Convention Center, 12pm-5pm.

Love is in the air this year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Valentine’s Dinner. Reservations required.

The Cincinnati Ballet presents Carmina Burana + Serenade February 8-11, 2018

Krohn Zone Explores Chocolate, 10am – 5pm with Maverick Chocolate demonstrations from 11am – 3pm

Head to Jungle Jim’s for The Big Cheese Festival. Join fellow queso connoisseurs and fromage fanatics at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, where the Oscar Event Center will open its doors to fulfill some of your wildest, cheesiest dreams.

The O.F.F. Winter Market  is setting up shop inside Madtree Brewing! Artists, bakers, chefs, scavengers, mobile boutiques, and everything in between will be converging on Madtree Brewing February 10th for the first 2018 Market. 10am – 4pm.


February 11, 2018:

Head to Jungle Jim’s for The Big Cheese Festival. Join fellow queso connoisseurs and fromage fanatics at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, where the Oscar Event Center will open its doors to fulfill some of your wildest, cheesiest dreams.

Look for your new best friend at My Furry Valentine – the Tri-State area’s largest animal adoption event. Sharonville Convention Center, 12pm-5pm.

The Cincinnati Ballet presents Carmina Burana + Serenade February 8-11, 2018

Love is in the air this year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Valentine’s Dinner. Reservations required.


February 14, 2018:

Love is in the air this year at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Valentine’s Dinner. Reservations required.

Head to Haile Planetarium (NKU campus) while students from NKU’s Theatre Program tell stories during Haile Planetarium’s  Valentine’s Day show “Romance Under the Light of the Moon.” The show on Valentine’s night is for couples only and includes live romantic music, and a 1/2 lb of chocolate to take home.

On Valentine’s Night, the Cincinnati Observatory will offer music, drinks, chocolate delights, and flowers for your Valentine, and viewing of Venus, Mars, and Orion (weather permitting). Reservations are required. Space is limited.  SOLD OUT

Take in one of Cincinnati’s most beautiful spaces with Valentine’s Day at Memorial Hall. Strolling musicians accompany you and your special someone on a progressive, four-course meal throughout gorgeously restored Memorial Hall. Bhumin Desai (Maplewood Kitchen, former chef de cuisine Jean Robert’s Table) and Elias Leisring (Eli’s Barbeque) collaborate with Thunderdome Restaurant Group to provide a sumptuous celebration of food, wine and art.

Carabello Coffee / Analog Bar is hosting a coffee and dessert tasting. This event will include a 3 course tasting and a dessert.  The barista will walk you through an hour long experience including a wide variety of coffee beverages.  You’ll finish out the event with a fancy dessert. This is a great event for singles or couples.  You can choose the date and what time you would like to come. Reservations required.

Tablespoon Cooking Co. is hosting Date Night: Valentine’s Day. In this class, you’ll work with your Valentine to make a fun and romantic dinner. At the end, you will all sit down to enjoy the meal.

 

February 15, 2018:

CurioCity Series: Bibliophilia; Embrace your love of books and literary characters with Cincinnati Museum Center and The Mercantile Library. Learn about the history of print, book binding, and story crafting at Bibliophilia!

Carabello Coffee has something fun for you and your Valentine. A candlelight table for two, romantic dulcimer music wafting in the background and desserts of distinction will make this year’s Valentines’ Day Prix Fix seatings something you will not want to miss. They will transform the cafe into a warm and cozy spot for you and your special someone to create a memory.  Seatings will be at 7PM, 8:15PM and 9:30PM.  Each seating will be comprised of 7 individual tables and 2 “Double Date” tables.   Reservations required.

 

February 16, 2018:

Experience “The Stars in Your Eyes” at the Wolff Planetarium (Burnett Woods). You’ll hear some of the greatest love stories ever told as we slowly make our way through the seasons. Seating is limited; please call 751-3679 for reservations. Programs are open to adults and children ages 5 and older accompanied by an adult. Fee: $5.00 per person.

NKU’s Haile Planeterium – “Secret of the Cardboard Rocket” and “Secret Lives of Stars”; There are two shows on Fridays. One starts at 6:00 and has a target audience of preschoolers. The 7:30 p.m. show has a range of ages for the targeted audience. Both shows are an hour long. The doors open 15 minutes before the show. These shows include a tour of the night sky (constellations) and a full dome show (listed below). These shows are free and open to the public.

Carabello Coffee has something fun for you and your Valentine. A candlelight table for two, romantic dulcimer music wafting in the background and desserts of distinction will make this year’s Valentines’ Day Prix Fix seatings something you will not want to miss. They will transform the cafe into a warm and cozy spot for you and your special someone to create a memory.  Seatings will be at 7PM, 8:15PM and 9:30PM.  Each seating will be comprised of 7 individual tables and 2 “Double Date” tables.   Reservations required.

 

February 17, 2018:

Don’t miss Late Night, Date Night at the Cincinnati Observatory (advance registration required). You’ll get to use the oldest big telescope in the U.S. to view astronomical objects that are not visible until late at night (weather permitting). Get a sneak preview of the next season’s planets and stars a month or two ahead of everyone else.

Great Parks of Hamilton County hosts a Mystery Dinner on Feb. 17 – “American Icon”. Enjoy an evening of adult humor and fun during this mystery dinner. Advance ticket purchase is required. For ages 18 and up. Winton Woods/Mill Race Banquet Center ($35/person, plus tax)

Enjoy Date Night – part of Artswave Days. Enjoy wine tasting with performances, followed by shows at three hot OTR venues at Date Night!

 

Be sure to check your event destination for space and availability before you go as many of these events will fill to capacity long before Valentine’s Day.

All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.

About Bridgett Raffenberg 782 Articles
Cincinnati lover, Mom, wife, travel enthusiast, Wordpress lover (not necessarily in that order). Founder of 365 Things to do in Cincinnati.

3 Comments

  1. THANK YOU for including us!!! More than 500 animals will be available for adoption. FREE family fun for everyone!! Prizes, face painters, a petting zoo, lots and lots of dogs, cats and other animals available for adoption. Thank you!!!

  2. Of course, if you are tired of couples getting all the attention, join us at our first annual “Singles Awareness Party” at Velocity Bike & Bean in Florence on Saturday night, Feb 14th.

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