Valentine’s Day 2020
There are many wonderful things to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or month) in Columbus, Ohio this year. From food and wine pairings, to a stained or sculpted glass making, to a breakfast with superheroes: there’s something for everyone, including children.
Time to make your reservations, or mark your calendars: these possibilities are romantic, fun, popular, and fill up fast!
Here’s wishing all our friends and neighbors in Central Ohio a very happy Valentine’s Day from The Columbus Team!
Stained Glass Heart Class – February 1, 9 and other Dates
The perfect gift, crafted by you, to show your love! For ages 12 and up, working with an artist to help grind and foil your pre-cut glass pieces, then solder them together, you’ll take home your stained-glass heart at the end of the day. Tickets are $69 each, but very few were left for some of the February dates at the time of posting. Please check out Glass Axis’ February Calendar of Events soon!
Sculpted Glass Heart Class – February 9 and other Dates
If this hand-crafted gift of love is more to your liking, you can join an artist who will assist you in choosing colors, picking up and placing the molten glass, then shaping the heart. After it has cooled, you can pick up in three days – perhaps just in time for Valentine’s Day! Like the Stained-Glass Heart classes, seats are limited. Tickets, at $69 each, can be purchased on the Glass Axis website by going to their Calendar of Events, clicking a date, and clicking on the class.
IKEA Columbus – February 12
Very Valentine Floral Arrangement
If you’re not content with grocery store flowers for your loved one this Valentine’s Day, why not take it on as DIY project? Alice’s Table is hosting this informative, hands-on workshop at IKEA (Ikea Way, Columbus) on February 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. The cost, which includes your beautiful flower arrangement in a vase, and some snacks and beverages, is $65 per person. To order your tickets now, or learn more, visit this website.
Kingsdale Giant Eagle Market District
Friday Night Flights Wine Pairing – February 14
The Market District, located at 3061 Kingsdale Center in Columbus, has always had a variety of adult and family activities. Want to enjoy some romantic wine tasting on the cheap on Valentine’s Day? For $8 per person, from 6-8 p.m., the Friday Night Flights allow you to enjoy four 3-ounce pours of wine, paring them with food samples. Live music is on in the upper cafe. If you need to bring your kids, that’s fine too, as there’s always a Friday Flicks kids’ movie in the Children’s Learning & Activity Center. For information about the wine tasting and children’s’ movie, check out this web page.
Franklin Park Observatory – February 14
Valentine’s Day: A Food & Wine Tasting
Walk in with your loved one and be greeted with a glass of champagne! That’s how the Conservatory starts out your evening at either 6 or 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. For $50 per person, your ticket buys you five food and wine pairings, the champagne, access to the orchid show, and a hot cup of coffee on the way out. After the pairings, take in live music courtesy of Starlit Ways, head over the Garden Cafe, or stop in at the full cash bar. Please note that there are no gluten-free or vegan options. To find out more about this event, or to buy tickets, click the link for the Conservatory’s Valentine’s Day event page.
Women’s Field House – February 14
Valentine’s Day Social and Potluck Dinner
This fun event welcomes everyone – no partner and no experience required – to learn what the organizers call “the most romantic and passionate dance there is!” This annual Valentine’s Day affair includes a tango lesson, then a potluck and open dancing. The whole event runs from 7-11 p.m. and the cost is only $5 per person. The location is located at 1790 Cannon Drive, Columbus. Please visit this Ohio State web page for complete information on Tango OSU, or the event page if you would like to purchase tickets right now.
Easton Central Park Fountain – February 14-15
Valentine’s Complimentary Photos
From 5-8 p.m. each of these two days, you can capture your romantic memories in a free Valentine’s Day photo at the Fountain, located at 4090-4144 The Strand East. This beautiful spot can be only be made more beautiful with you being there. Please note photos may be moved inside if the weather doesn’t cooperate.
Easton North District – February 14-16
Valentine’s Carriage Rides
The charm and beauty of a horse-drawn carriage ride can be found at Easton, and through Fenlon Square, on Valentine’s Day and two days afterward. Children under 15 ride free (with paying adults), and for everyone else the ride is $10 per person. Hours have not been announced yet, so please check this Easton Town Center web page for more information. Note the page also has on it a link to a PDF Directory Map of the area.
Junior League of Columbus – February 22
A Breakfast with Characters
Not exactly the magic of Valentine’s Day, but a different kind of magic that your children and perhaps you, too, can enjoy! If your kids have costumes, this will be the morning (or afternoon, if you need a non-sensory-friendly environment) to join princesses, princes, superheroes and various movie characters. The non-sensory-friendly event runs from 9 to 10:30 a.m., while the sensory-friendly event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Station 67, 379 West Broad Street, Columbus. Tickets are $25 per person, with proceeds going toward the Adopt-A-Backpack for Children (ABC) project. Tickets and event details can be found on this web page.
This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check directly with the venue to ensure dates, times, and locations remain the same.