Things to do in Tampa Bay on Valentine’s Day


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Things to do in Tampa Bay on Valentine's Day

Things to do in Tampa Bay on Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just a day of love, flowers, cards and dinner reservations. If the following list is any indication, it’s also about smashing things, pampering yourself, and burlesque. Here’s a list of over 70 Valentine’s Day-related events in Tampa Bay.

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Galentine Day Workshop: Succulents, Wine Tasting and Macarons: Create a unique juicy arrangement with Cactus Moon owner Crystal Desi and chef Shayla, followed by a wine tasting and macaron pairing. $65. Friday 6pm to 8pm. Cactus Moon, 4206 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. 813-971-7576.

Love for wine and chocolate: Epicurious One will guide you through this course, which includes four wines and chocolate pairings from around the world. $35. Friday 6pm to 7pm. Cultural Suite Event Venue, 11968 N Florida Ave., Tampa. 813-368-5377.

soul love: Bring your loved ones for a candlelit night with sultry and soulful music by Omari Dillard on violin and grand piano accompaniment. $125. Friday 7pm to 9pm. Rialto Theater, 1617 Franklin Street, Tampa. 813-221-8808.

Valentine’s Day Concert: Couples and singles are invited to a Valentine’s themed concert by Khalea Lynee with special guests Average Joe, KB Vibe, J’Nelle and Yoshi. $35-250. Friday 7pm to 9:30pm. 7th + Grove, 1930 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. 813-649-8422.

Valentine’s Ball: Wear red, bring candy and dance to the music of DJ Mike Unwin. $12. Friday 7:30-10:30pm. Tampa Bay Dance Club, 5601 Hanley Road, Tampa. 813-390-7160.

Opera Tampa Season 2022: Valentine’s Day Tribute: Tampa Opera returns to Ferguson Hall for season opener, starring Jaques Offenbach Hoffman’s story, in which Hoffman tells the story of his three great loves. A mechanical doll, a singer and a prostitute. Health checks, temperature checks, and mask wearing are required at this time. CDC safety protocols may change as the date approaches. $85.50 to $118.50. Friday at 8pm, Sunday at 2pm. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Love: Charity Sweetheart Dance: A romantic DJ dance that brings awareness to youth and teen suicide. $40, $60 for two. Friday 8pm to midnight. US Legion Post 5, 3810 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-870-0505.

love masquerade: This romantic night for couples and fun for singles includes live entertainment, DJ dancing, appetizers and desserts. $75. Friday 8pm to midnight. International Events Venue at 6463 Hillsboro Avenue, Tampa. 813-806-0026.

Valentine’s bachelor party: Singles don’t have to be blue and alone when they go out dancing and meeting other friends at this singles meet-and-greet party. 10 USD. Friday 9pm to 2:40am. Medusa Lounge, 7522 N Armenia Ave., Tampa. 813-679-7751.

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Valentine’s Day Ready to Glow Party: Dress up in your sexiest outfit (underwear is OK), gather your friends for a sexy Valentine’s Day party, dance with a DJ, cash prizes for your sexiest outfit and drink specials all night long. No cover (food/drink extra). Friday 10pm to 3am. 23fifty Bar, 2350 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor. 727-785-5126.

Valentine’s pop-up shop: Enjoy music and food as you shop for gifts for your loved ones at this multi-vendor pop-up shop. No cover up. Saturday 10am to 2pm. Cultural Suite Event Venue, 11968 N Florida Ave., Tampa. 813-368-5377.

Uncover intimacy secrets: Don a hat, pearls and heels for a Valentine’s Day-themed tea party with writer Kim Moore and pastor Jen Malan, featuring intimate girl talk, yummy treats, candy, giveaways and goofy riffs. $25. Saturday 11am to 1:30pm. International Events Center, 6463 W Hillsborough Ave., Town ‘n’ Country. 813-806-0026.

Valentine’s Day Decoration Contest: Decorate your Slingshot, Can-Am or Motorcycle with a Valentine theme to win prizes. The day features food from Wimbo’s Craft BBQ and music from DJ Wimbo. Benefit from Uncle McDonald’s House in Tampa Bay. $10, $20 with no new toy donation. Saturday 11am. St. Pete Powersports, 555 34th St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-456-6088.

valentine party: Kids can enjoy open playtime with Valentine’s Slimes in the lab where they can make Valentine’s cards to exchange with each other. Donations are appreciated. Saturday noon to 3pm. Sensory Center Company, 939 Candlelight Blvd., Brooksville. 352-593-0993.

Self-Love: Galentin Day Picnic: Join the founders of the Women’s Powerhouse program for a transformative self-love workshop and brunch for a luxurious picnic experience. Learn how to create your own love language, express your dream life, and find fulfillment and gratitude. Includes a workbook, mimosas, and small snacks. Register with Eventbrite. $150. Saturday noon – 2:30 pm. Outdoor location, 1706 Erin Street, Tampa.

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Valentine’s Day Speed โ€‹โ€‹Dating: 35-50 year olds can meet up to 15 other people on a fast-paced date. $30. Saturday 4pm to 6pm. Whiskey Joe’s Bar & Grill, 7720 W Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-281-0770.

Bodysuit Pub Crawl: Put on a onesie or sexy pyjamas and join the party of 1,000+ for seven stops at a pub crawl with two free drinks per stop, no cover up, food and drink specials. 10 USD. Saturday 4pm to midnight. James Joyce Irish Pub & Eatery, 1724 East Eighth Avenue, Tampa. 612-460-0094.

your heart is mine: Paintings, prints, sculptures, and drawings, all on themes of heart, love, and St. Valentine, as seen by Morgan Isaacs. free. Saturday 4pm to 6pm. Morgan Isaacs International Headquarters, 1407 Cleveland Street, Clearwater.

Music and me: all you need is love: Celebrate love, music and community by singing and playing at bars and food trucks. No cover up. Saturday 4pm to 6pm. Daddy Kool Records, 800 28th St. S, St. Petersburg. 727-822-5665.

Cupid Pub Crawl: Wear green if you’re single, red if you’re on this crawl, and enjoy drink specials, DJ dances, games, and souvenir shots. $15.99 to $19.99. Saturday 5pm to 2am. One Night Stand, 149 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-350-5822.

Valentwe’en 2022: Illuminati/Illuminati: The reception for the Valentween art fair features the erotic use of light. Alternative Valentine’s Day celebrations with Halloween features include tarot card readings, snacks and witch dance performances. The exhibit will be on view until February 28. Free (additional tarot readings). Saturday 5:30-9pm. Art Loft, 10 Fifth Street, St. Petersburg. 727-821-5759.

Only you and me in 2022: Married couples can enjoy networking, food, games and friendship at this semi-formal to formal Valentine’s Ball. free. Saturday 6pm to 10pm. Manifestation Center, 3102 East Lake Blvd., Tampa. 813-241-6919.

Moonlight in Paris: Valentine’s Day Masquerade Dinner: Red, black and silver are required at this fancy dress dinner dance at DJ Raw’s Music and Cash Bar. $60. Saturday 6:30pm. Heritage Springs Golf and Country Club, 11345 Robert Trent Jones Parkway, Trinity. 239-219-4840.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Date Night: Sit at a beautifully decorated private cocktail table for a romantic three-course dinner including two Valentine’s Day-inspired drinks, music, dancing and a photo booth. $60-320. Saturday 6:30-10:30pm. Rising Star Events and Planning, 5026 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. 813-618-0700.

Valentine’s Day at the Reserve: Join Time for Wine for poolside wine tasting, music, games and cheese pairings. free. Saturday 6:30-9:30pm. Reserve, 19617 Breynia Drive, Lutz.

eat, drink, love: Join WFLZ’s Brian Fink and DJ Jaime Ferreira live for loving entertainment, photo ops, Cupid shuffles and giveaways. free. Saturday 7pm to 10pm. Brandon Westfield Downtown Mall, 459 Brandon Downtown. 813-661-5100.

Valentine’s Day Social: Adults of all ages can mingle while enjoying the open bar, appetizers, DJ dancing, games, giveaways and photo booths. $20-25. Saturday 7pm to 9:30pm. Cultural Suite Event Venue, 11968 N Florida Ave., Tampa. 813-368-5377.

Valentine’s Day Cheese and Wine Tasting: Four different wines paired with four cheeses and chocolate. $40. Saturday 7pm to 8:30pm. Cheese Please, 3225 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. 813-766-0060.

Seduction Feroce: Valentine’s Ball: Dress as if you’re going to the prom, join the Sheba Queen of the Night for “queer burlesque cabaret”, ’80s prom and prom photos. $25-40. Saturday night at 8pm. Enjoy Ya Selfie, 1701c N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa. 813-577-2058.

Valentine’s Day Trip: Roberto Lugo and Pedro Arroyo present an evening of Spanish love songs. $55-75. Saturday night at 9pm. Cuban Citizens Club, 10905 Memorial Highway, Tampa. 813-855-5771.

valentine party: Take a puff on a hookah pipe, enjoy an open buffet, and enjoy live performances by superstar Ravi and belly dancer Jeepssy at this Valentine’s Day party. $70-100. Saturday night at 9pm. Yellow Mango Restaurant & Lounge, 1608 State Highway 60, Valrico. 813-655-6377.

It’s All Love: Red and White: Mix and make new connections as you enjoy Shaadoh Session’s live rhythm and blues performance in this award-winning talent show. 20 dollars. Saturday 10pm to 3am. Allusions, 3711 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. 813-562-2441.

Cinderella Lover Tea: Cinderella sings and reads to the children, they enjoy tea, face painting, makeup and dance at this party. Princess outfit is optional. $35. Sunday 11am to noon. LaDee-Da Children’s Spa, 2250 Florida 580, Clearwater. 727-301-1808.

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Valentine’s Sunday Brunch Party: So Fresh Entertainment and Poison Dart present an afternoon of DJ dancing, endless mimosas and hookahs. No cover (mimosa/shisha extra). Sunday noon to 5pm. Dunns River Island Cafe, 11154 N 30th St., Tampa. 813-374-2093.

V-Day Playdate: Girls are invited to dress in pink, red or white and enjoy an afternoon of music, food and activities. Each child leaves with a gift bag. Girls only. 15 dollars. Sunday noon to 3:30 pm. CRUM Community Center, 2963 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-498-6674.

Gallentin Day: Women are invited to socialize with other female friends as you sip signature drinks and shop at self-service vendors. free. Sunday 1-4pm. Cultural Suite Event Venue, 11968 N Florida Ave., Tampa. 813-368-5377.

Galentine’s Day Glam Social: Join other women for the perfect Valentine’s Day at this social event that includes makeup classes, shopping, music and snacks. Sign up at Eventbrite.com. $35-70. Sunday 1:30-3:30pm. Event Space, 200 E Madison St., Tampa.

Queen’s Tea Party: Valentine’s Day Brunch: Watch the Queen and her court perform feats and talents as you sip alcoholic and non-alcoholic teas. Couples massages performed by the Queen are available for an additional fee. $25. Sunday 2-5pm. Cerealholic Cafe & Bar, 1909 N 15th St., Tampa. 813-562-9411.

the magic of love: When the pigeons fly, love is in the air, as award-winning magicians Chris and Ryan Zubrick captivate audiences with whimsy, gimmicks and hallucinations of grandeur. $40, free for ages 3 and under. Sunday at 2pm and Monday at 7pm. Zubrick Magic Theater, 1211 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 866-982-7425.

Sensual smell: Share an unforgettable experience with your loved ones, you can choose from over 60 premium essential oils to create your own fragrance or cologne. $70. Sunday 2-4pm. Just Love Coffee Cafe, 2020 W Brandon Blvd., Brandon. 813-381-4395.

Valentine’s Ball: Celebrate International Day of Love at this dance class and party with champagne toast, chocolate strawberries, games and prizes. $45. Sunday 3-6pm. The Way 2 Dance Studio, 6520 US 301, Riverview. 813-966-4788.

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