Local Love is in the Air: Greater Phoenix Area

Valentine's Day is around the corner and there are a number of local events happening all over Arizona for you and your sweetie to enjoy together. Visiting a locally owned restaurant, store, or having a ball at any of the upcoming Valentine's events is a great way to have a unique experience AND keep your dollars in your community this holiday.

We've complied a list of some local happenings interested in providing romance, relaxation, or adventure for you and your loved one this year. These opportunities may fill up quickly so RSVP soon!

Valentine's Day provides a great opportunity to Shift 10% to local business while being able to experience a one of a kind date. 

What are you looking for? Restaurant Specials – Romantic Dates – Local Gift Ideas

Different Region? Southern AZ – Northern AZ

Phoenix Metro Area


Becketts TableTwo Nights to Celebrate at Beckett's Table Phoenix, AZ This Valentine’s Day (& the night before) Beckett's Table will be serving three specials that can be ordered together as a pre-fixed menu or individually to compliment your dinner. You can view those items and make reservations on their website.

southernrail_az_logoSouthern Rail's Valentine's Day Special Phoenix, AZ Cupid is coming! Start your celebration early with our Southern Rail Valentine's Red Velvet Pancake special along with their weekend brunch menu. Or join them over the romantic weekend to enjoy their dinner menu featuring flavors from the American South in the dining room or on the porch. Reservations are encouraged for this busy weekend. Full information about the restaurant can be found here on their website.

tuck shopTuck Shop Valentine's Menu Phoenix, AZ Join the lovelies at Tuck Shop for Valentine's day and their special menu for the occasion including halibut on mushroom farro and a dried cherry fudge torte. Click here to view the menu.


The-Breadfruit-Rum-Bar_5x_LogoThe Breadfruit Restaurant & Rum Bar Be My Valentine  Phoenix, AZ Come celebrate your special someone with a romantic dinner and cocktails at The Breadfruit & Rum Bar. Enjoy 4 exquisite courses, plus optional cocktail pairing. $55 per person, $15 cocktail option + tax & gratuity. Full information can be found here.

unnamedValentine's Dinner at The Gladly Phoenix, AZ Named one of Phoenix’s best new restaurants, The Gladly has prepared a special Valentine's menu. The night features tempting, romantic staples such as Filet Migon, Spicy Tuna, Butternut Soup, and an indulgent dessert. Make your reservation online here.

grey-logoSierra Bonita Grill Phoenix, AZ On Valentine's Day, enjoy a romantic brunch or dinner at Sierra Bonita Grill. For brunch, enjoy southwestern-inspired cuisine, including the Cowboy Hash which is roasted root vegetables tossed with Schrieners linguisa sausage and chorizo, topped with fried eggs, salsa verde and salsa fresca. For dinner, the evening's specials include Smoked Prime Rib, served with green chile mashed potatoes, horseradish sour cream and beef au jus.  Pair dinner with a special cocktail created for the evening such as the Hibiscus Margarita which features hibiscus infused blanco tequila, Cointreau, St. Germain, fresh lime juice, agave and is garnished with an edible flower. Full information here.

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Chompie's Five Course Meal Deal Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, and Scottsdale Served from 11 a.m. - close, the four course Valentine’s Day meal includes a starter of choice of soup or salad, choice between three entrées with two sides, freshly baked bread basket and a free “Lovey’s Heartfelt” dessert.  The special Valentine’s Menu is only $18.99 per person and is available for dine in only.  All Chompie’s locations are participating. The regular menu will also be available. Click here to visit their website.

unnamed (5)Hula's Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ No schmaltzy paper hearts, no cheesy pri fixe menu. Just great food even better friends and killer cocktails. Come and burn a photo of your ex in our fire pit in Phoenix. See and be seen in Scottsdale (and maybe find new love). Either way, visit us this year write that great memory in your burn book. For more information visit online here.


Phoenix City Grille Phoenix, AZ Phoenix City Grille’s Executive Chef, Rory Hewitt, just announced his specials for Valentine’s Day wihch will be featured February 13 - 15. This year’s Valentine’s Day specials feature a variety of fresh, local ingredients that are sure to set the tone for a very romantic evening. The full menu and information can be seen here.

Handlebar-Tempe-Logo-FA-web11Ride Stag On Valentine's Day Tempe, AZ Not into the whole mushy couples thing on Valentine’s Day? That’s okay! The Handlebar Tempe have got a party for you and want you to “Come Stag for FREE Schwag” on Saturday February 14th. Drink specials & freebies start at 7pm, so bring your crew!

unnamedGreen & Nami Tempe & Phoenix, AZ At both Green locations from 5pm - 9pm join them for their Lovebird Special.  While enjoying the vegetarian goodness be serenaded by the Sinatra inspired music. After dinner, from 6pm-9pm, pop over to Nami (or Tempe Green location) for their gooey, Tserve, chocolate cookie. Nami also has gift boxes of vegan chocolate truffles for sale leading up to Valentine's day.


cutting board valentinesThe Cutting Board Valentine's Day Dinner Mesa, AZ Dine with The Cutting Board this Valentine's Day and enjoy a special vegan menu for the occasion. This dinner will be accompanied by St. Francis Vineyards' wines for only $30.00 a person. Reservations can be made online here or over the phone (480) 654-8081. For the week leading up to Valentine's, The Cutting Board is also selling special vegan treats for your sweetie including red velvet cupcakes.


Pink Pony Valentine's Menus Scottsdale, AZ This Valentine's Day there will two sets of specials at the Pink Pony. Starting at 7am until 4pm treat your honey to mimosas, bloody Mary's, and delicious breakfasts such as The Hot Mess with green chile pork, crispy tortillas, jack cheese, quark, and fried local eggs, as well as their full regular lunch menu. Then from 4pm until close they are serving their full dinner menu and a Valentine's selection including champagne, lobster, scallops, and complimentary truffles. Call (480) 945-6697 for reservations.


Valentine's Day with Arcadia Farms Scottsdale, AZ Arcadia Farms will be hosting a holiday dinner for you and your loved one on this very special day! With a delicious meal, delectable desserts and the wine flowing, all you'll need is your sweetheart! We will be offering a Three Course Menu, which you can preview here! To make your reservations call 480.947.2596

Valentine’s Day Dinner ZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale, AZ Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two at this retro-chic restaurant, featuring the regular menu along with several specials including Tempura Shrimp and Lobster with meyer lemon aioli and a Dessert Trio for Two with chocolate covered strawberries, chocolate gelato and mini red velvet cupcakes. There will also be romance themed drink specials.  Dinner is served Friday, February 13 and Saturday, February 14 from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Click here for more information.

qc olive millDinner at Queen Creek Olive Mill Queen Creek, AZ Join Queen Creek Olive Mill for a romantic candle light Valentine's Day dinner under the stars on our heated outdoor patio while enjoying the smooth jazz by the band Soundscape. The full menu is posted here and you can make reservations before February 11th by calling 480.888.9290 Ext. 102.

Exciting Dates

HeartBEAT_LogoHeartBEAT: Music, Dance and Romance Musical Instrument Museum Phoenix, AZ Let rhythm get your heart pumping this Valentine’s Day at HeartBEAT! Celebrate at MIM with dancing, food, drinks and more. Visit MIM’s special exhibition “Beyond the Beat: Drums of the World,” pose for a custom caricature drawing, learn how to cha-cha and dance the night away! Music for the evening will be provided by the local Latin band Carmela y Más. Guests who are feeling shy about their dance moves can live vicariously through a screening of the classic film Dirty Dancing in the MIM Music Theater. Each $75 ticket includes two complimentary drinks and mouthwatering menu items inspired by culinary traditions from around the globe. Full information and ticket sales here!

Me The Artist2Me the Artist Special Event Phoenix, AZ The "Works of Heart" session caters specifically to Valentines and includes light appetizers & desserts, couple/group photo, a rose for the ladies and painting class for $45 per person or $80 per couple. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine to the studio and create a pair of complementary paintings to display in your home or office. You can register here, seats fill up fast.

3tv1Chocolate & Coffee Tempe, AZ This free event will be held Valentine's Day at Cortez Coffee in Tempe from 4-7 pm. Sample locally roasted coffee and chocolate from around the world. Meet and greet the makers behind Brazen Chocolate and Cortez Coffee. RSVP via Brazen's Facebook here.


headweb-bannerFLAT_01Changing Hands Bookstore Events Phoenix & Tempe, AZ At the Phoenix Changing Hands location starting at 10am on Valentine's day bring the kids and join Curious George for some pictures with a costume story-time. At the Tempe Changing Hands location starting at 11am join in for crafts and treats in honor of Valentine's Day as the prolific children's illustrator, Lynne Avril, visits for a special story-time to share her new picture book. Then in Tempe at 5pm the actor behind the character Toby Cavanaugh on Pretty Little Liars visits to sign his original collection of poems, stories, song lyrics, and photography.


unnamed (8)The Nash: ZAZU 7:30pm-10pm Phoenix, AZ ZAZU has been featured at Sedona International Film Festival, Jazz on the Rocks and released their debut double CD, The Soul of Paris  explosive stylings of Allen Ames on violin.  Their music pays trib­ute to the leg­endary song writ­ers through­out the his­tory of jazz: Anto­nio Car­los Jobim, Sonny Rollins, George Gersh­win, Miles Davis, Char­lie Parker, and many more. ZAZU comes to The Nash to perform a spectacular Valentine Concert  for both lovers and lovers of jazz.

Arizona Opera's Big Date Night Bentley Gallery in Phoenix, AZ The evening will begin at 6:00 pm with a cocktail reception and silent auction, followed by a plated 3-course dinner, live performances and dancing. Ms. Voigt will be performing a selection of arias and songs accompanied by Allen Perriello, Arizona Opera's Head of Music Staff, with additional performances by the leading ladies of the 2015/16 Season. All attendees receive a signed copy of Ms. Voigt's new book. For full information click here!

national comedy theatreValentines Day Comedy Shows at National Comedy Theatre February 13th & 14th at 7:30 and 9:45pm Mesa, AZ Two teams of top notch comedians square off in a hilarious and totally spontaneous comedy showdown featuring Valentines themed games and scenes you’ll only see once a year at the Valentines Day Comedy Show, including the NCT Rose Ceremony & Audience Pick Up Lines! Get tickets online here!

ttPaint Your Bra! Valentine's Event February 11th and 14th Mesa and Tucson, AZ Come out to these heartfelt events and release your inner ‘bra-volous’ during the Brazaar Art Paint Your Bra Party! The creative and supportive staff at Wine and Design (Mesa) and Creative Juice Art Bar (Tuscon) will be on hand to guide both novice and experts on creating their own unique masterpiece. Since this is Valentine's week, you could win a $50 gift certificate to purchase your favorite lingerie or sleepwear. To register for the Mesa event: click here or call 480-447-5446. To register for the Tuscon event: click here or call 520-271-5023.

UntitledWine & Chocolate Pairing Febuary 11th Scottsdale, AZ Right before Valentine's Day join Lawrence Dunham Vineyards to explore how both are made and how to choose the perfect pairing. This Sip & Learn discusses the sensual pairing of wine & chocolate. Full information here.

VH Spa Romance PackageCouples Massage Hotel Valley Ho Scottsdale, AZ Treat yourself and your sweetie to a 60-minute Aromatherapy Massage, followed by a glass of Champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries on the spa deck. The package is offered Friday, February 13 through Sunday, February 15 at $150 per person including service charge. Click here to make a reservation.

City-of-Scottsdale-Logo-300dpi-150x1505th Ave Art Festival February 13-15th Scottsdale, AZ Scottsdale’s famed 5th Ave and Artisan Markets have teamed up to bring you 5th Ave Art Festival.  With live music, some of Arizona’s most talented artisans, and unique shops and boutiques, this event is a fun and unquie way to spend your Valentine's weekend. Click here for full information.

unnamedArcadia Farms Valentine's Cooking Class February 12th, 5:30pm Scottsdale, AZ Cooking Classes at Arcadia Farms are back! Join their team of culinary professional as they demonstrate how to prepare some of their most delightful, recipes., including sweets and savories. Their special Valentines Day class will take place in the evening making it perfect for a date night, or a a way to pick up some new ideas for your own special Valentines Day plans. Click here for full information!

Gift Shopping

bookmansHello, Cupid! Febuary 14th, 3pm  to 4pm Bookmans Phoenix, AZ (19th Ave & Northern) Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Hello Kitty fashion! We’re seeing pink with crafts and activities fit for the stylish cat herself. Get creative with cute Valentine cards, enter to win fun prizes and enjoy free face painting.

unnamed (7)Have a Little Pet Date February 14th, 12-2pm Noble Beast, Phoenix AZ Bring your beloved pet to Noble Beast on Valentine's Day for less than 10 minutes to get a custom tile made of your best friend's paw print! Ceramicist Carolyn Camp will be there from Noon to 2 PM to create your special memory tile.  The tiles will be glazed with Carolyn's own special "Cosmo Copper" green glaze, named after Carolyn's dog.  Each tile is $12, and half of that will be donated to Poverty's Pets! (Cash or cards will be accepted.) Don't miss this chance to create a wonderful memory of your love. Poverty's Pets will be here too, with a few doggies who need homes.  Please call Noble Beast at 602-256-4223 to sign up or view full information here.

Changing Hands Bookstore Valentines Specials Leading up to Valentine's Day Phoenix & Tempe, AZ Now through Valentine's Day,  brown Changing Hands' selection of Valentine's themed gifts, such as wall art and plush toys! Stop by their Phoenix location on Camelback Rd to visit First Draft Book Bar and pick up a bottle of our Secco Italian Bubbles for $11 off! Each is packaged with red ribbon and hearts, plus a handmade card featuring a quote about love, to impress that special someone.


southwest gardenerSouthwest Gardener Phoenix, AZ Southwest Gardener has a number of charming gifts for your sweetie in stock in store and online such as birdhouses, local art, wind-chimes, and a numerous other supplies for your green-thumbed honeybee.


unnamed (9)Duck and Decanter Candy Bouquets On Sale Now Leading up to February 14th Phoenix, AZ Duck and Decanter's famous gift baskets have combined candy for your to shower over your sweetheart this Valentines.

uptownSpecial Valentine's Farmer's Market Phoenix, AZ The Uptown Market invokes a lovely theme to inspire and start off your Valentine's festivities happening from 9 am to 1 pm. As always there will be gourmet food, coffee, and fantastic vendors present to set you up with the perfect present.


unnamedMermaid Jewelry Trunk Store with Frances Boutique Febuary 14th, Phoenix AZ  Join Frances Boutique for a trunk sale featuring mermaid jewelry and their regular, charming finds on Saturday with complimentary gift wrapping. They will also be serving some sweet treats for your enjoyment.

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