Celebrate Love Locally - Valentine's Day Events 2014

heartsFor young love, old love, and everyone in between--there's no better way to share your love with your significant other and the entire community by going local for Valentine's Day! When you keep your dollars local, you create a stronger, more vibrant community, and isn't that the best gift of all? We've put together this list of local events and opportunities for you to partake in for Valentine's Day this year. These are all amazingly unique opportunities, and many fill up quickly so get your RSVPs in!

There are a few events in here that are fun for singles as well, so check them out!

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hacienda del sol diningValentine's Day Dinner at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort, Tucson Enjoy a 4-course meal at one of the most romantic spots in Tucson. $75 per person, an additional $35 for wine pairings. View the menu.

ghinisValentine's Dinner at Ghini's French Cafe, Tucson Chef Satta has some wonderful menus planned for Valentine's Day for both lunch and dinner. In addition to the "Aphrodisiac Lunch-for-two" for $25/couple from 11am to 2pm, Ghini's will be open for dinner featuring a special three course prix fixe dinner including a glass of wine for $45 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Dinner will be served beginning at 4pm. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 12.13.34 PMFebruary is Love of Reading Month at Bookmans All Bookmans locations celebrate Love of Reading this February as they strive to bring books to life, examine story lines with a medley of book clubs and host events for readers of all ages. Join them at all of their locations for Dr. Seuss-themed parties to celebrate! More info.

gourmet girlsGluten Free Sweets at Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro, Tucson Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro will be serving a variety of Valentine’s inspired, gluten-free sweet treats for your loved ones, including Chocolate Dipped Berries, Cupcakes, Fancy Cookies, Cakes serving from 2-12 people, all beautifully decorated. The price range is from $3-$45. More info.

Creative JuiceValentine's Date Night at Creative Juice, Tucson Bring your sweetheart to Creative Juice this year! They will be painting their newest Date Night Painting and this year dinner will be served too! Bolognese Pasta or a meatless Marinara option, salad, garlic bread and a delicious chocolate ganache with raspberry. More info.

TaliasVanValentine's Day Concert at Sea of Glass Center for the Arts, Tucson TaliasVan & The Bright & Morning Star Band, a 9-piece ensemble of musicians from around the world, will entertain you during this special Valentine dinner and concert. This package for two will make the special evening complete with the Food For Ascension Café next door, serving delicious and pure organic, local plant-based fare. More info.

jonathans corkValentine's Dinner at Jonathan's Cork, Tucson Serving the regular dinner menu along with Valentine’s Day specials including Wild Boar Posole, Sautéed Sea Bass with Red Chili Crab cream sauce, and a Surf and Turf  range in price from $22-$44 (tax and gratuity not included). Bar opens at3pm, Dinner service begins at 5pm. More info.

Agustin KitchenValentine's Dinner at Agustin Kitchen, Tucson Enjoy a romantic 5-course dinner to celebrate your love! Selections include braised lamb shank, Washington king salmon, baked artichoke casserole, fresh cavatelli, and more. View the menu, call 520-398-5382 for reservations.

wildflower-slide-3Wildflower Valentine's Day Dinner, Tucson Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal in a romantic atmosphere! Choose from a variety of courses including dungeness crab chowder, short rib ravioli, black mussels, glazed pork tenderloin, key lime tart, and others. More info.

nonesuch valentineCrafts, Cocktails and Carmel Sundae Soiree, Tucson On February 7, head to Nonesuch Home for an evening of Valentine's Day fun! You will receive a set of four valentines to bestow on your beloveds, and much more. More info.

tucson botanical gardens weddingFall in Love at the Tucson Botanical Gardens Two ways to celebrate Valentine's Day at the Gardens! Admission & delicious lunch for two, or celebrate your special day by getting married or renewing your vows in the Gardens! More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 11.45.42 AMValentine's Dinner at Overland Trout, Sonoita A special 4-course couples menu will be served 2/13 - 2/15. Featuring surf & turf for two, blood orange & shaved fennel salad, sweet potato soup with roasted mushrooms, and a warm fudge brownie sundae to share! More info.

maynards-1049-500x375A Taste of Something Truly Unforgettable at Maynards Kitchen, Tucson For a romantic night out look to Maynards Kitchen to enjoy a wonderfully lush meal created by Chef Addam Buzzalini. A Classic Menu will be featured that is sure to delight your palate. More info.

dustychaps-420x260Sweethearts of the Rodeo, Tucson This Valentine’s Day, come downtown to the historic Hotel Congress, eat a romantic dinner at The Cup Café, enjoy a Chili Chocolate Martini, attend the 7pm or 10pm concert with the legendary Dusty Chaps, have a couple drinks, and then stay the night upstairs. We’re your one stop Valentine’s Day shop. More info.

vero amoreV-Day Dinner Vero Amore, Marana & Tucson Locations Vero Amore's Valentine's Day offerings: Grilled steak medallions with crab stuffed shrimp, garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and a peppercorn demi sauce for $24; Chocolate dipped strawberries for 2 with white chocolate and Chantilly cream for $6 as well as 1/2 off  select wine bottles and $5 white and red homemade sangria. More info.

noble hopsValentine's Dinner at Noble Hops, Tucson Noble Hop's Valentine's Day offerings will be available in addition to the full, regular menu from 2/13, thru 2/15. Some special offerings include grilled steak medallions with crab stuffed shrimp, garlic mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and a peppercorn demi-sauce for $24; Chocolate dipped strawberries for 2 with white chocolate and Chantilly cream for $6 as well as 1/2 off  select wine bottles and $5 white and red homemade sangria. More info.

pasticheRomantic Dinner at Pastiche Modern Eatery, Tucson Pastiche is offering a Special Valentine’s Day three-course menu for $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity) from 2/13 - 2/16. Select one item from each category: To Entice, Getting Serious, and Afterglow. More info.



chocolate lovers festivalChocolate Lovers' Festival, Verde Valley Stimulate your taste buds and your sense of smell with the delight of rich chocolate aboard Verde Canyon Railroad during the popular Chocolate Lover’s Festival taking place over Valentine’s Weekend, February 14th, 15th and 16th. More info.

Horn SaloonValentine's Dinner at The Horn, Camp Verde An amazing dinner special for the evening: Grilled split tail Atlantic lobster! Also that weekend, At the Boler's building, The Horn will be hosting a small "festival" called "Flavors of the Verde Valley" featuring local music, food, wine, art, etc. It will be from 11-6pm Saturday Feb 15th and Sunday Feb 16th. More info.

10 12 Lounge InsideDancing at the 10-12 Lounge, Clarkdale The 10-12 Lounge will have live music by Mountain Standard Time starting at 8pm, a lovely night of drinking and dancing! More info.

Su CasaValentine's Special at Su Casa, Clarkdale Enjoy simply wonderful Mexican food for Valentine's Day! Enjoy a 3-course dinner for 2, just $29.99! More info.

alcantara TastingRoomValentine's Day from Alcantara Vineyards Enjoy some wine for Valentine's Day! A 2-for-1 VIP Tasting is a great way to enjoy the night (Friday only). A chocolate plate will be available for sale on Friday, Saturday, Sunday. More info.

GrapesValentine's Dinner at Grapes Restaurant, Jerome Enjoy a 4-course menu, $79 for two people! Special Valentine's Dinner menu will be served 2/14-2/15, and includes any bottle of wine from their list. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 12.13.34 PMFebruary is Love of Reading Month at Bookmans All Bookmans locations celebrate Love of Reading this February as they strive to bring books to life, examine story lines with a medley of book clubs and host events for readers of all ages. Join them at all of their locations for Dr. Seuss-themed parties to celebrate! More info.

prescott wildernessWilderness Valentine Special, Prescott National Forest For the love of the wild! Grab your Cupid and join us 2/14-2/16 to carry out some much needed trail work in the Cedar Bench Wilderness area! We'll head to the southern portion of Cedar Bench Wilderness to perform 2-days of trail maintenance near Cold Water Spring. Bring your camera! More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.23.06 PM1-Year Anniversary at Passion Cellars, Jerome Passion Cellars will be celebrating its 1 year anniversary on 2/14 and they'll be celebrating all month with specials on wine tastings, bottle, and case purchases! They also have the store stocked with their very own Passion chocolates and are offering Valentine's Day gift boxes which include Bottles, logo glasses, Passion corkscrews, chocolates, apparel, oh my! More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.18.15 PMNic's Italian Steak and Crab House Valentine's Dinner, Cottonwood Nic's is doing a Surf and Turf for 49.95. It includes a Tuscan grilled filet and a lobster tail, choice of a side, soup or salad! They will also be doing a champagne package 29.95 and it will include a bottle of champagne and a dessert of your choice! More info.

hearts rock state parkHeartsRock Photography at Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior Gilbert photographer Michael Madsen and Fountain Hills mixed-media artist Heidi Golden share a predilection for heart-shaped stones at Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park - both artists have a keen sense for spotting that familiar coronary shape in nature; they've collected and photographed them for years. Enjoy this exhibit throughout February. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.12.37 PMVittles, Vines, & Valentine's Special at Blazin' M Ranch, Cottonwood Looking to surprise your sweetheart with something special and different this Valentine’s Day? Come on down to one of the Verde Valley’s favorite venues, the Blazin’ M Ranch and enjoy our Valentine’s Week special! The week of Valentine’s Day, couples can enjoy half off select bottles of wine in the Copper Spur Saloon and special chocolate tastings in our shops, with chocolate provided by the Sedona Fudge Company! More info.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 12.24.50 PMValentine's Day Dinner at Prescott Brewing Company Do you and your sweetheart love local beer? Head to Prescott Brewing Company for a hearty dinner of beef wellington for 2, plus your choice of soup or salad and cherry & white chocolate bread pudding for dessert. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 12.02.41 PMPecan, Wine, & Antique Festival, Camp Verde Make a staycation out of Valentine's Day weekend and head up to Camp Verde for live music, art, entertainment, antiques, pecan pie, contest, and more! More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 11.30.02 AMChocolate & Wine Lovers Night, Sedona Head to Indian Gardens on February 7 for chocolate-infused savory tapas, organic chocolate desserts, a showcase of local chocolates from Nisreen Hawley of Sweet Box Treats, Arizona wines, and hand-selected gourmet cheeses. Attendees can enjoy local wine and chocolate pairings and flights, cheese plates, great food, and more. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 1.55.25 PMAn Evening of Music at the Old Town Center for the Arts, Cottonwood The Center will have a special Valentine's Concert with Anthony Mazzella, arguably one of the top ten guitarists in the country! Pillsbury Wine will be providing some wine samples as well. Additionally, there will be an art opening and reception featuring their new resident artist's work (Nancy Ruby). More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.03.59 PMBurlesque Show at Main Stage, Cottonwood Turn up the heat on Valentine's Day with this special performance! Main Stage is having a Burlesque show on Valentines Day, tickets are $10 presale and $12 at the door. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 2.01.01 PMAdult Valentine Making Class with Maleita Wise, Cottonwood Here’s your opportunity to come and make some hand made Valentine cards for your loved ones, and spend a couple of hours having some genuine, creative fun. The $15 session fee will include instruction and all materials. February 8 class is sold out, but the February 9 class still has space available. Class is from 2-4pm at the Old Town Center for the Arts. Call (928) 634-3697 to register.


chompies logoChompie's 35th Anniversary Celebration, Multiple Locations Chompie's will celebrate 35 years with a huge celebration on Valentine's Day! Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat pancakes for $3.35; Buy 3 Get One Free Large NY Black & White Cookies; and 75 Bonus Rewards Points when you complete your Chompie's Rewards registration online! More details here.

Romance in the garden dbgRomance in the Garden at Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden celebrates the most romantic day of the year with Romance in the Garden on February 15, a special concert on Ullman Terrace featuring Domingo DeGrazia Spanish Guitar Band.  Your ticket includes entertainment, a buffet dinner and dessert. More info. THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT.

Becketts TableValentine's Dinner at Beckett's Table, Phoenix Valentine's Day is on a weekend night, Friday, February 14th, this year and reservations should have been made yesterday! Be the one your sweetie first saw in you; organized, thoughtful and romantic. Beckett's Table will be serving a few special plates for the evening along with our regular menu. We are here to make you look good! More info.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 12.13.34 PMFebruary is Love of Reading Month at Bookmans All Bookmans locations celebrate Love of Reading this February as they strive to bring books to life, examine story lines with a medley of book clubs and host events for readers of all ages. Join them at all of their locations for Dr. Seuss-themed parties to celebrate! More info.

changing hands storefront"I Hate Valentine's Day" Comedy Improv Show, Tempe Are you tired of all the commercialism in the world, sick of spending tons of money on flowers that die and end up in the garbage, and candy that ends up on your hips? Then come on down to Changing Hands Bookstore for the "I Hate Valentine's Day" comedy improv show with Off the Cuff! More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 12.34.46 PMValentine's Day at Cafe ZuZu, Scottsdale Celebrate at ZuZu with a romantic candlelit dinner where you can enjoy our version of classic American cuisine. They will be offering Champagne and handcrafted cocktail specials as well as exceptional dinner features, in addition to their regular menu. More info.

FilmBarDate night at FilmBar, Phoenix Head to the movies and choose from 2 classics: Romeo & Juliet or Princess Bride! Complimentary champagne and candy will be served as part of the date night package. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 12.08.41 PMValentine's Dinner at Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House, Cave Creek Capture your sweetie’s heart and soul with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Cartwright’s will feature a special dinner menu Friday, February 14, with seating offered every half hour from 4 to 10 p.m. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 12.10.46 PMValentine Craft at Frances, Phoenix On February 6, learn the art of handmade cards, banners, rosettes & gift toppers. Bring your own photos for a personal touch! More info.

me the artistWorks of Heart at Me the Artist, Phoenix The "Love is in the Air" session caters specifically to Valentines and includes light appetizers & desserts, couple/group photo, a rose for the ladies and painting class for $40 per person or 2 for $75. All supplies included! More info.

montisValentine's Day at Monti's La Casa Vieja, Tempe Romance is in the air at Monti's! Join them on February 11 for a 5-course wine maker dinner featuring Milbrandt Wines on Monti's new patio, Tempe's Front Porch. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 11.42.30 AMAnti- Valentine's Day at Hula's Modern Tiki, Phoenix Bring a photo of your ex and skewer them onto our Valentine's Voodoo Doll made by the hottest custom cake chef in town, Jay Murphy of Kick Ass Kakes! Food & Drink specials for the forlorn, Specialty cocktals for the heartsick, Put a curse on your ex (or crappy current), Singles and parties welcome. More info.

the breadfruitValentine's Dinner & Cocktails at the Breadfruit, Phoenix Enjoy a prix fixe four-course menu, paired with delicious rum cocktails! Make your reservations now, space is limited. More info.

atlast bistroValentine's Day Menu at Atlas Bistro BYOB, Scottsdale Enjoy a four course menu that will blow you away - select from California white sea bass, aged prime filet mignon, Maine lobster spaghetti, McClendon's Merlin Beet Risotto, and other delicious items. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 11.50.28 AMValentine's Remembrance at Hospice of the Valley, Peoria Hospice of the Valley offers “Deep in my Heart: A Valentine Remembrance,” 2 - 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13 at the agency’s west clinical office. There is no charge for the event. Registration is requested by Feb. 6: 602.636.5390. The remembrance offers participants the opportunity to honor loved ones. More info

qc olive mill"Olive Affair" Valentine's Day Dinner, Queen Creek Head over to the Queen Creek Olive Mill for a romantic dinner at the mill! Following dinner, enjoy dancing Under the Stars with Vocalist Suzy Steinmann singing all your favorite romantic songs. More info.

Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 12.33.07 PMBe My Valentine at Arizona Art Supply, Phoenix Love letters, heart shapes, woven paper baskets, Valentine's Day memories from yesteryear, made new by you on February 8! Click here for workshop information.

Screen Shot 2014-01-31 at 12.05.37 PMDinner at Tonto Bar & Grill, Cave Creek Capture your sweetie's heart and soul with a romantic dinner at Tonto! They'll be serving their extraordinary Valentine's Day specials along with their regular menu. More info.

mane attraction salonCouples Who Style Together Stay Together, Phoenix With Valentine’s Day coming up, Mane Attraction Salon will be offering “Blow Dry Boot Camp” On Feb. 12 and 2-For-1 Valentine’s Day Haircuts for couples. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the salon will be hosting the boot camp at 6:00 pm. There, for $30 per person, attendees will learn how to achieve that perfect salon-style at home. Attendees should bring their own blow dryer, brushes, and styling products. Call the salon at 602-956-2996 to reserve your spot. Also happening Valentine’s week is the “Couples Who Style Together, Stay Together” special. From Feb. 10 to Feb. 16, any couple who books an appointment for that day will receive the 2-for-1 deal. More info.