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Spend V-Day with your boo!
Several attractions and restaurants are showing the love this year's Valentine’s Day weekend with dinner specials, live music, and romantic backdrops. If you’re looking for really different ways to celebrate, you may also want to check out Malice Manor’s, "Blind Date from Hell" for a night of fun and frights or a Valentine’s Day magic show at J & B’s Magic Shop and Theater.
Here are 9 romantic things to do in southern Indiana to make the most of your Valentine’s Day weekend:
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14
Dean Heckel Acoustic at Floyd County Brewing
Sit back and enjoy craft beer and tavern fare while listening to the sounds of acoustic singer Dean Heckel at a local southern Indiana favorite.
When: 9-11 p.m.
Where: Floyd County Brewing Company, 129 W Main St., New Albany
Pump Boys and Dinettes
Catch a showing of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” at TheatreWorks in New Albany. You can have an evening of country western music that received raves on and off Broadway.
When: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14 & 15
Where: TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana, 203 E Main St, New Albany, IN 47150
Cost: $16 per person
Match Cigar Bar Valentine’s Day Party
You’ll find great bourbon selections and some of the region’s finest cigars in a chill, lounge-like setting. Match is a great date night spot on any night, but for Valentine’s Day, they are throwing a party!
When: 1 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: Match Cigar Bar, 207 Spring St., Jeffersonville
Cost: FREE admission; drinks are extra
Valentine's Magic with Jonny Zavant
Looking for something different for your Valentine's Day date this year? J&B’s Magic Shop & Theater has you covered! Couples will enjoy an evening of mind-bending intrigue, courtesy of Jonny Zavant. Jonny brings with him a special brand of mind-reading. Jonny has performed around the globe from the Linq casino in Las Vegas to a U.S. Army base in South Korea,
When: 7-8 p.m.
Where: J&B Magic Shop and Theater, 129 E. Spring St., New Albany
Cost: $25 GA/$30 Front Row Seats
Love Boat - A Valentine’s Voyage
Take a trip back in time as the Mary M. Miller transforms into the Love Boat for Valentine’s Day!
Each ticket includes dinner by Jarfi's, Champagne, a commemorative Valentine's photo and a long stem rose. There will be a "kissing booth" and other fun photo ops, cocktail specials, and amazing music - all with fun 80s vibe!
When: 7-9 p.m.
Where: Belle of Louisville Riverboats, 401 W River Rd, Louisville, 40202
Cost: $67.50 per person
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Bella Italia!
Treat your sweetie to a romantic dinner on the riverfront, with live music, drink specials, and gorgeous views. Reservations encouraged.
When: 5 - 10 p.m.
Where: Bella Italia, 130 W. Riverside Dr, Jeffersonville
Cost: $25 per person
How about a snuggly seat on a fire engine? Yes, a fire engine!
Kindle the Flame at Vintage Fire Museum
Hold your sweetheart’s hand and tour this museum’s impressive red-hot collection. You’ll see beautifully restored fire engines, hand pumpers, chemical engines, horse-drawn steamers, early motorized engines and other equipment dating back from 1756. After your tour, you’ll be treated to Schimpff’s heart-shaped cinnamon red hots, a Champagne toast while seated on a fire engine, and a free commemorative photo of your experience.
When: 5 - 8 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14
Where: Vintage Fire Museum, 723 Spring St., Jeffersonville
Cost: $20 per couple
Live Music at Our Lady of Perpetual Hops
Catch Wyndell Williams at OLPH and enjoy some cold brews!
When: 8 - 11 p.m.
Where: Our Lady of Perpetual Hopes Brewery, 300 Foundation Court, New Albany
New Albany Odd Walk, Valentine's Day Walking Tour & Pub Crawl
Walk and cuddle with your significant other as you visit the locations and hear the stories of past love gone bad! And along the way, warm up and enjoy a drink together in a few of New Albany's many fine drinking establishments! This is a 21+ event.
When: 7 - 10 p.m.
Where: Various location in New Albany
Cost: $35 for two tickets
Valentine's Dinner & Paint Night
Everyone is invited to Uptown Art's Valentine's Day event! A pasta dinner is included in this date night painting event! The Uptown Art instructor will guide painters step-by-step to create a love birds painting on 12" x 24" canvas. Each person creates his/her own painting. A special dessert is also included. Space is limited, so register early!
When: 6:30 - 10 p.m.
Where: Uptown Art, 426 Bank St, New Albany,
Cost: $45 Per Person
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
Chocolate Lover's Weekend
Visit us on February 8-9 and 15-16 and purchase a Wine tasting and enjoy complimentary chocolate pairings. This annual event is a favorite of our guests and is held in conjunction with the other 8 wineries of the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail. Open to the public, and no reservations needed.
When: 10am-6pm Saturday, Noon - 6pm Sunday
Where: Huber's Winery, 19816 Huber Rd, Borden
Cost: Complimentary Chocolates with every paid tasting
FilthyGorgeous: be my valentine at the Alcove
Join the Alcove bar for their second annual FilthyGorgeous Valentine’s takeover!
Featuring drag performances, drink specials and a DJ to keep you grooving all night long.
When: 10 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Where: The Alcove, 246 Spring St., Jeffersonville
Blind Date from Hell
For one night only, haunted house Malice Manor presents Blind Date from Hell. If you and your date love the macabre, make it a Valentines' to remember with a night of jump scares and haunts!
When: 8 p.m. - midnight
Where: 640 Providence Way, Clarksville
Cost: $25, available online and ticket booth
Want to find more SoIN restaurant specials and events celebrating Valentine’s Day? Visit the Restaurants in SoIN Page or search our Events Calendar page.
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