Valentine's Day blog

Posted on February 10, 2016

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Warm weather isn't the only thing forecasted for this upcoming weekend, love also happens to be in the air. As we approach February 14th a question that enters everyone's mind is how he/she will be spending this Valentine's Day, a holiday enjoyed by many and suffered through by some.  For those of you flying solo this weekend (including me), don't shy away yet because this post shows you some love too. This day is traditionally a way to celebrate the romance in your life, but it’s also a good way to show friends how much you value them. If there's one thing that will never turn you away or break your heart, it’s food.

So here we are, at the crossroads of in love, and out of love, but this Downtown Boulder V-day guide tells you everything you need to know for a holiday that seems to be more bittersweet than chocolate. Below I have included ideas to help you navigate the weekend whether that be with your significant other,  your trusted sidekicks, or a day/night out on the town with your family.


Date Night:

For the lucky ones, Valentine’s Day offers people many ways to express their emotions. Perhaps one of these events will inspire you:

Friday Feb. 12th:

  • Boulder Symphony's Valentine Pops Special - "Snapshot of Love"
    • 7pm - 9pm / First Presbyterian Church
  • Date Night in Paris: Cooking Class
    • 6pm - 9pm  / Food Lab

Saturday Feb. 13th:

  • Valentine's Brunch Cooking Class
    • 11am - 2pm / Food Lab
  • Valentine's Foovie
    • 5:30pm / eTown
  • Date Night in Venice Cooking Class
    • 6pm - 9pm / Food Lab

Sunday, Feb. 14th

  • An Exotic Valentine's Day Prixe Fixe Dinner
    • 5pm - 10pm / Boulder Dushanbe Tea House
  • Hearts On Our Sleeves Songs Of Love & Heartache with Strangebyrds with Bonnie & Taylor Sims
    • 7pm -10:30pm / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
  • Local Love Valentine's Day Dinner
    • 5pm - 10pm / SALT the Bistro
  • Special Valentine's Day Menu
    • The Kitchen
  • Valentine's Day Dinner
    • 5pm - 10pm / AJI
  • Valentine's Day Share the Love
    • 11:30am / West End Tavern
  • Vegetarian Valentine's Day Dinner
    • 5pm - 10pm / Leaf Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Explore Love Valentine's Day Dinner
    • 5pm - 10pm / Wild Standard


Friends Night:

Celebrate being hot and single, and possibly even enjoy some time to mingle on our heart’s most sacred of days. Who says that people need a companion for this one day of the year?

Friday Feb. 12th:

  • Paint "Twilight Rhapsody"
    • 6:30pm - 9pm / PoshSplat
  • Special Valentine’s Day Weekend Menu and Cocktails
    • Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place
  • Paint "Rose"
    • 6:30pm - 9pm / PoshSplat
  • Love or Lust Valentines Burlesque Extravaganza
    • 9pm -12am / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place

Sunday, Feb. 14th:

  • Boulder Comedy Show - Valentine's Day Event - 2 Shows
    • Nice Show: 7-8:30pm / Bohemian Biergarten
    • Naughty Show: 9:15-10:30 pm / Bohemian Biergarten
  • Date Night in Paris: Cooking Class
    • 6pm - 9pm / Food Lab
  • El Dia de Amor
    • Centro Latin Kitchen & Refreshment Palace
    • Brunch from 9:30 AM - 2 PM
    • Dinner at 4pm
    • Happy hour from 9:30-11pm
  • “Hearts On Our Sleeves Songs Of Love & Heartache with Strangebyrds” with Bonnie & Taylor Sims
    • 7pm -10:30pm / Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place


Family Night:

Hold on people, this day isn't only for the significant others in our lives, Valentine’s Day reminds us to tell all of our loved ones (not only our sweethearts) how glad we are that they're in our lives. So please, grab the kids and show them that today your love is also with them. Kinda sounds like a Star Wars reference huh, “may the love be with you”.. or.. “give them your love, you must”, sorry I’ll stop now.

Friday Feb. 12th:

  • Cake hacking with Betty Hacker
    • 4pm - 5:30pm / Boulder Public Library

Sunday, Feb. 14th:

  • Family Day Paint "Valentine Tree"
    • 2pm - 4pm / PoshSplat
  • Valentine's Family Sweets and Treats
    • 11am - 2pm / Food Lab


All Weekend:

  • Valentine's Day Weekend
    • Jax Fish House
    • 4pm - Close
    • Happy hour from 4-6pm
  • Valentine's Menu
    • Frasca Food & Wine
  • Mid-Winter Sale
    • Saturday, February 13 - Monday, February 15, 2016
    • This not-to-be missed annual shopping event offers great deals from Downtown Boulder’s favorite merchants both on and off the Bricks. Support downtown businesses and get in on some of the coolest winter deals around!


Well, there you have it folks, everything you need to know for your big weekend here in Downtown Boulder. And yes, I am aware I have done quite a few “guide-to” blogs lately, but it's only cause I care! Even though yours truly is very much single,Valentine’s Day still holds a special place in my heart (ironic), because it celebrates one of the most important things in life. No, not chocolate, LOVE! Truthfully, we hope that however you decide to celebrate it, you do it with style and grace (or not so much grace if you want to hit the bars at night).


P.S: Having the perfect Valentine's (or Pal-entine's) day event is very important, but so are the gifts! Check out our Valentine’s Day Gift Blog for more his/her gift ideas. 

P.P.S: For those of you who absolutely curse the day, and see it more as “Single Awareness Day” (SAD), let me be your cupid in shining armor. Conor O’Neills will be hosting an Anti-Valentine’s Day Party for those of you who have been scorned, or even think that this day is totally dumb. This event will be on the 14th from 10:30pm - 1:30am.



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