Celebrate Love in Hampton Roads


Valentine’s Day is next week, but most of the specialty dinners and events to celebrate will be happening this weekend in Hampton Roads. If you’re looking for a special date night or a casual brunch with friends, we’ve got the event for you.

If you’re looking for that perfect Instagram photo op to celebrate the holiday, find the nearest Virginia love sign here.

Saturday

Elberon

11:30 a.m. | Valentine’s Special | Hampton Roads Winery
Enjoy a glass of wine for two, stemware to take home as a keepsake, a romantic rose, and a taste of chocolate from Virginia’s Finest Chocolates. No reservations needed. Price: $22.50 —$22.50 per couple.

Hampton

7 p.m. | Valentine’s Day Dance To Remember | Alpha Center
Come celebrate a day of love and dance the night away to your favorite soul, R & B songs and old school hip hop. You will mingle in an elegant atmosphere of love and class. There will be a D.J., food, live entertainment, poetry, a raffle and fun, fun, fun!

Mathews

11:30 a.m. | Kids Class Mini Valentine Cakes | Bay School Community Arts Center
In this class we will introduce students to basic cake decorating skills using buttercream icing and homemade fondant for accent on our MINI heart cakes! We will be making hearts with buttercream icing and some simple flowers. Please note any food allergies with registration. All mini cakes decorated are taken home. Note: Please tie back long hair and bring an apron. Price: $16

2 p.m. | Valentine Chocolate Making bowls and Berries | Bay School Community Arts Center
This class will introduce students to basic chocolate making techniques. We will make small edible chocolate bowls along with adding strawberries, raspberries and blueberries to our creations! Please note any food allergies with registration. All chocolates and treats made are taken home.

Newport News

2 p.m. | Valentine’s Day Family Tableside Crafts | Main Street Library
Come make a Valentine for your Valentine. Bring the family to make quick, fun and easy Valentine’s Day crafts.

Norfolk 

1 p.m. | Hearts, Hops and Valentines | Bearded Bird Brewing
Join Beared Bird Brewery for a family-friendly event including glass pint painting, complimentary beer, music, a balloon artist and a family gaming area. Tickets are only $10 but children’s admission is free.

7 p.m. | Star-Crossed Lovers | Pretlow Planetarium
Join the Pretlow Planetarium for Star-Crossed Lovers, a special hour-long version of their classic show focusing on tales of star-crossed lovers. Join them at this event and make this Valentine’s Day something truly out of this world! Learn the romance, heartbreak and intrigue behind sights in the nighttime sky.

Virginia Beach

10 a.m. | Valentine’s Day Allergy-Friendly Cooking Demo  | Whole Foods Market
Bring your taste buds and join Kristin Osborne from The Prioritized Group, as she shows you how to cook allergen-friendly, grain and gluten-free recipes for Valentine’s Day at Whole Foods Market in Virginia Beach. Recipes will include sweet and spicy Asian meatballs and delicious dunkables for kids. The event is free to attend, but seating will be limited.

6:30 p.m. | Valentine’s Dinner at the Virginia Aquarium | Virginia Aquarium
Additional Dates: Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 6:30 p.m; Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 6:30 pm. SOLD OUT

Yorktown 
Bring your little ones to a special Valentine’s Day storytime. There will be stories, song and a craft all with the Valentine’s Day theme. The event is free to attend.
Sunday

Elberon

11:30 a.m. | Valentines Special | Hampton Roads Winery
Enjoy a glass of wine for 2, stemware to take home as a keepsake, a romantic rose, and a taste of chocolate from Virginia’s Finest Chocolates. No reservations needed.

Norfolk

8:00 a.m. | 3rd-annual Galentine’s Day Brunch | Cure Coffee House
Galentine’s day is upon us! Inspired by (fearless fictional leader) Leslie Knope’s love for waffles and gal pals and continued on in tradition and celebration of the strength, empowerment, and beauty (and love for waffles) of the women in our community! Come celebrate the ladies in your life and #treatyoself to a fabulous brunch!  Price: $13.00.

Monday

Virginia Beach

6:30 p.m. | Valentine’s Dinner at the Virginia Aquarium | Virginia Aquarium
Tickets are now on sale for the exclusive 2018 Valentine’s Dinner. Reserve your table for two and enjoy this amazing dining experience — choose an evening, choose a gallery (Sharks, Sea Turtles or the Red Sea Aquarium) and choose your dinner from our amazing menu. See our website for full details.  Price: $189.00 to $378.00 —Tickets are $189 each, and must be purchased in pairs. (SOLD OUT)

 

Valentine’s Day – Wednesday

Chesapeake

3 p.m. | Valentine’s Day at Branches | Branches Tasting Room
Join us at Branches Tasting Room for a special, reservation-only event. You’ll be treated to a delectable special menu, including a special cheese, appetizer, chocolate, and wine pairing, all enjoyed in an environment set just for romance and intimacy. Reservations are for $25 per person, and due to the high quality of this experience, no cancellations will be accepted. When purchasing, please reserve the time that you would like your reservation to be for, and if there is a problem with that particular time, someone from our staff will contact you.

Norfolk

5 p.m. | Beer My Valentine at GRAIN | Grain at THE MAIN
Will you beer my Valentine? Beer lovers love our new beer release every Wednesday for Brewfest. Live music will help set the mood for the night. Bring your sweetie to try some new Valentine’s inspired beers! Everyone would Beer your Valentine if you took them to Grain!  Featuring Bells 2 Hearted, Starr Hill The Love and Alewerks Bitter Valentine

5 p.m. | Valentine’s Day at Varia | Varia at THE MAIN
It’s Amore! Celebrate a true Italian Valentine’s Day Dinner while being serenaded by live Jazz. Our chef will be featuring a three-course menu for $65. For table reservations visit www.varianorfolk.com/events or please call (757) 763-6281.

5 p.m. | Valentine’s Day at Saltine | Saltine at THE MAIN
Get Hooked for Valentines and bring your catch in to celebrate! Featuring four wonderful specials to choose from to share with your sweetie! Your choice of Filet of Beef Wellington, Lobster Pot Pie, Dry Aged Grilled Rib Eye 36 oz, Salt Baked Rockfish or choose entrees from our regular menu and share a dessert perfect for two! enjoy 10 layers of chocolate cake and mousse created in our Mile High Chocolate Cake! Make your reservations by visiting www.saltinenorfolk.com/events or by calling (757)763-6280.

7 p.m. | Star-Crossed Lovers | Pretlow Planetarium
Join the Pretlow Planetarium for Star-Crossed Lovers, a special hour-long version of their classic show focusing on tales of star-crossed lovers. Join them at this event and make this Valentine’s Day something truly out of this world! Learn the romance, heartbreak and intrigue behind sights in the nighttime sky.

9 p.m. | Queens of Hearts- Drag Show | Bearded Bird Brewing
Looking for something fun to do on Valentines besides the normal dinner? Well come get wild with us and the Queens of Hearts, hosted by Fushia DeVille.

Virginia Beach

5 p.m. | 4-Course Valentine’s Day Dinner At Founders Inn | The Founders Inn and Spa
The Swan Terrace Grill at Founders Inn is hosting a romantic and delicious Four-Course Valentine’s Dinner. Savor four delectable courses made with locally grown ingredients prepared by Executive Chef Ian Robbins and his excellent team.

6:30 p.m. | Valentine’s Dinner at the Virginia Aquarium | Virginia Aquarium
Tickets are now on sale for the exclusive 2018 Valentine’s Dinner. Reserve your table for two and enjoy this amazing dining experience — choose an evening, choose a gallery (Sharks, Sea Turtles or the Red Sea Aquarium) and choose your dinner from our amazing menu. See our website for full details.


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