Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati {2023}

If you’re looking for something special to do for Valentine’s Day 2023, look no further! We’ve compiled a list of things to do for Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati – everything from a dinner to wine tastings to Valentine’s Day hikes. Enjoy!

Ladies, don’t miss the Galentine’s Day events in here too! What’s Galentine’s Day, you ask?

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

Valentines Day Cincinnati

Feb. 10-12: Loveland, the “Sweetheart of Ohio”, is hosting Hearts Afire Weekend. The weekend will feature elements of fire and ice with live entertainment, outdoor decorations, and photo opportunities. Local businesses participate with valentine specials and love-inspired activities.

Feb. 10-12: Loveland, the “Sweetheart of Ohio”, is hosting Hearts Afire Weekend. The weekend will feature elements of fire and ice with live entertainment, outdoor decorations, and photo opportunities. Local businesses participate with valentine specials and love-inspired activities.

Mix it up a bit with The Dinner Detective Murder Valentine’s Day Show, happening at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter from 6-9pm. Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!

It’s a Night of Dinner and Dancing at Benken Garden Center. Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s evening under the greenhouse lights. Dinner, dancing with a DJ, and a photo booth! Registration ends January 25.

Newport on the Levee is hosting Love on the Levee to celebrate Valentine’s Day. They’ll have themed sips and snacks, live music, and more from their local businesses. More info TBA.

It’s a Galentine’s Brunch at the Observatory starting at 11:30am. Grab your gal pals and celebrate with the Observatory’s first annual Galentine’s Day brunch! The event will be held at the Observatory and will include a delicious brunch, Mimosa bar, and a program on Women in Astronomy. They’ll also have some extra surprises to make the event special, as well as solar viewing (weather permitting). Each attendee will be eligible for prizes throughout the event, and everyone will take home a self care Galentine’s themed goody bag. Tickets required.

Feb. 10-12: Loveland, the “Sweetheart of Ohio”, is hosting Hearts Afire Weekend. The weekend will feature elements of fire and ice with live entertainment, outdoor decorations, and photo opportunities. Local businesses participate with valentine specials and love-inspired activities.

people displaying their tie dye creations at Funky Sunshine
image credit: Funky Sunshine

It’s Valentine’s Night at the Observatory. Your evening will start with an exquisitely plated dinner at a softly lit table for two, complete with indulgent gourmet desserts. Followed by a romantic tour of the Observatory and a champagne toast to make your night sparkle. Weather permitting, you and your valentine will end your night the most enchanting way possible, star gazing through America’s oldest public telescope. Tickets required.

image credit: My Furry Valentine

My Furry Valentine, the annual mega pet adoption event, will be happening at the Sharonville Convention Center from 10am to 5pm on Saturdy and noon to 5pm on Sunday. Meet hundreds of adoptable animals under one roof.

February 7-12: Broadway in Cincinnati presents “Annie” at the Aronoff Center. Little Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theater goers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production—just as you remember it and just when we need it most.

February 10-19: Cincinnati Ballet performs “Alice in Wonderland” at Music Hall. It’s a visual spectacle with elaborate sets and over-the-top costumes, accompanied by a buoyant score from composer Matthew Pierce performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Follow the White Rabbit to Music Hall and meet the Mad Hatter and the Cheshire Cat, but watch out for the Red Queen, or it’ll be off with your head!

photo credit: Neusole Glassworks Facebook page

February: Neusole Glassworks is offering a Hearts of Love Couples Class. Each couple will make 2 separate hearts that will be joined together. They add your names or the date. Champagne and a box of chocolate provided. Reservations required.

February: Neusole Glassworks is offering a Hearts of Love class. Sculpt hot, molten glass into heart shaped paperweights. This class is for participants 5 years or older and reservations are required.


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.

7 thoughts on “Things to do for Valentine’s Day in Cincinnati {2023}”

  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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