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Top 8 Picks: Valentine’s Day Events in (or near) Columbus

By February 3, 2020Events
There's a little something for everyone this year. Here are Valentine's Day events near Columbus, Ohio.

Kingsdale Market District Friday Night Lights


Bring your valentine along to try wine and small plate pairings and enjoy live music while you learn about all things pairing. Fees include four 3 oz. pours of different wines and small plate samples. All participants must be 21 to celebrate during this event.

What’s really great about this particular event is that families with small children don’t need to worry about booking a babysitter in advance. You can drop off your tots at the Children’s Learning & Activity Center for the weekly Friday Flicks kids’ movie showing while you enjoy. 

When: Friday, February 14, 2020 – 6 pm – 8 pm

Where: Kingsdale Giant Eagle Market District, 3061 Kingsdale Center, Columbus, OH 43221

Cost: $8 per person

Contact: (614) 538-0762

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4th Annual Valentine’s Day “Nailed-It” Theme Cake Decorating


Compete against other couples with your amazing cake decorating skills in a mini “Nailed-It” style competition. “Contestants” will be tasked with recreating a themed cake as professionally as possible. The winner will receive a gift certificate to one of the local area’s nicest restaurants. 

While you and your friend or spouse are busy decorating, let the kids have a fun night out too and bring them to the Kreations Play Kafe at Dublin Toy Emporium. Kids can decorate 4 mini cookies while playing games, hunt for goodies and have dinner. 

When: Friday, February 14, 2020 – 6 pm – 7:30 pm

Where: Our CupCakery, 54 South High Street, Dublin, OH 43017

Cost: $69 per couple, $35 for kids (Registration required).

Contact: Kaitlyn Gushue at (614) 582-3749 ; info (at) ourcupcakery (dot) com or (614) 659-1555

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Wine, Cheese and Happy Trees – Couples Painting Event


If you and your special someone are interested in trying something a little different this Valentine’s Day, register for this unique event during which you’ll delight in wine, cheese and fruit while attempting to recreate a masterpiece in the art style of Bob Ross. Accomplished artist Megan Hansen will be in attendance to help guide couples through the process of creating beautiful art. Although materials and food will be provided, wine will not be provided at the event and attendees are encouraged to bring their own.

When: Thursday, February 13, 2020 – 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Where: Skylarks Toys & Comics, 4060 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123

Cost: $40

Contact: (614) 277-8170

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Valentine’s Complimentary Photos


Capture the memories you make with your Valentine this year by having a photo taken in front of the beautiful Central Park Fountain at Easton Town Center. If you’re planning to stop by Easton Town Center for this special opportunity, photos may be moved to an indoor location if there is inclement weather. Couples can download photos from Facebook once they’re available the following week.

When: Friday, February 14, 2020 – 5 pm – 8 pm or Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 5 pm – 8 pm

Where: Easton Town Center, 160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH 43219

Cost: Free

Contact: (614) 337-2200

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Paint and Switch – Valentine’s Dating Edition (Singles Only)


A truly unique event, singles can come experience speed dating while taking turns painting across multiple canvases. You’ll start painting while the music plays and learn about your speed date. When you hear the cue, you’ll switch dates AND canvases. By the end, everyone will be able to take home the last finished painting on which they end as a memento. 

Be mindful of the assigned numbers that belong to those you might be interested in – at the end of the event, you’ll put your information in the corresponding numbered envelope so you can connect! Food and drinks are included in the event fees. Note that this is not a pay-at-the-door event. Ticket sales end February 8th.

When: Saturday, February 15, 2020 – 6pm – 9 pm

Where: Dance Elite Performance Academy, 5720 Westbourne Avenue, Columbus, OH 43213

Cost: $40 per person; Ticket sales end February 8th

Contact: (330) 564-5711

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Anti-Valentine’s Day Party


For those who don’t have a significant other, there’s Danceville, USA’s annual “Anti-Valentine’s Day Party”. The annual dance event is expected to be quite busy, as Danceville USA was voted “Best Spot to Spend Valentine’s Day” by CityScene Magazine. Party-goers are encouraged to dance (even if they don’t know how) to the lineup of break-up songs planned for the evening while dining on tasty food and drinks. Anyone 18 and over is welcome to join the fun and will maybe even meet someone new!

When: Friday, February 14, 2020 – 7 pm – 9 pm

Where: Short North Arts District, 886 N. High St, 4th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215

Cost: $50

Contact: (614) 223-1774

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Valentine’s Day Tango Lesson & Social Dance


Jorge and Penny from the Women’s Field House are ready to teach you and your special someone how to dance the most romantic and passionate dance of all: the tango! 

After the lesson at 8, dancers are invited to dine and enjoy open dancing. During the open dance, instructors will be available as guidance. Dancers are encouraged to bring their own shoes with smooth soles. Beginners are welcome and partners aren’t required.

When: Friday, February 14, 2020 – 7 pm – 11 pm

Where: Women’s Field House, 1790 Cannon Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

Cost: $5

Contact: Mackenzie Jones

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Spark Workshop: The Five Love Languages


Meghna Mahambrey, Ph.D. candidate and relationship educator, will be hosting a workshop about the five love languages and how they can lead to deeper connections. The event is inspired by Gary Chapman’s book, “Five Love Languages”, a book about concrete strategies to connect with others in more fulfilling ways. Food and drinks will not be provided, however, the venue is a hotspot for food trucks with delicious fare.

When: Friday, February 14, 2020 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: Seventh Son Brewing Co., 1101 North 4th Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Cost: $45 (15% discount for groups of 2)

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