Local Love is in the Air: Northern Arizona
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!
Restaurants and Gifts
Grapes Valentine's Specials Jerome, AZ For both February 14th & 15th, join Grapes in celebrating Valentine's with a special menu for two. No reservations accepted. The week after that, celebrate V-Day a little late with your sweetie on Feb. 17th with Grapes for their Wine Dinner after 5pm. That night's full wine dinner menu is available here.
Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House Dinner Cave Creek, AZ Cartwright’s will feature a special dinner menu Saturday, February 14, with seating offered every half hour from 4 to 10 p.m. This exceptional Valentine’s Day plated dinner features a trio of appetizers, your choice of entrée, and a spectacular dessert. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.
The Past as Presents: Vintage Native American Jewelry Opens February 6 Sedona, AZ Amid the Sedona’s Turquoise Tortoise Gallery’s extensive jewelry selection, this collection brings treasures of history into the present day, honoring styles that are timeless and offering the opportunity to wear vintage jewelry that has only grown better with age – or to give such pieces as gifts to a loved one. Dating from the 1940s to 1970s, these necklaces, cuffs, bolo ties, earrings, concho belts and more are primarily, though not exclusively, by Navajo artists. Stop in to find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift and breathe new life into these vintage jewelry pieces.
Valentine Jewelers Showcased at Lanning Gallery Opens February 6 Sedona, AZ Sedona’s Lanning Gallery during Valentine’s month features a showcase for exquisite jewelry, providing ample gift-giving ideas. Their newest show,
Hearts for Peace and Love February 6th - 14th Sedona, AZ Starting more than a week before Valentine's Day, artists Therese Black and Mary Helsaple are creating paper “Hearts for Peace and Love” to be sent to military and civilian personnel responding to the Ebola crisis. They are asking the public to participate by stopping by The Village Gallery of Local Artists to pick out, create or sign a “Heart of Peace and Love”, that will be sent to personnel involved in this crisis. Full information can be found here!
Lost Dutchman State Park February 13th Music & Star Party, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Get into the mood for the next day by enjoying new world music, inspired by nature with guitarist Russell Hyngez at Lost Dutchman State Park. The musical program will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Palo Verde Ramada. After the program, attendees will walk a well-lit path to the Star Party at the Saguaro Day Use area. The Star Party begins at 7 p.m. and Members of the Superstition Astronomical League will provide telescopic views of the night sky and answer questions about astronomy and astronomical equipment. Full information here.
We ? White Canyon Febuary 15th North Pinal, AZ Arizona Wilderness Coalition launches its partnership with the Bureau of Land Management with a special restoration project in White Canyon Wilderness. Join us to help restore the beauty of the area by removing graffiti from rock walls. AWC will provide lunch and our stunning Wilderness 50th bandana to all participants in the clean-up. More information and registration details here.
Verde Canyon Railroad‘s Chocolate Lovers’ Festival February 13, 14, & 15th Sedona, AZ The confectionery celebration fills each car with intoxicating scents and tasty chocolate pastries, cakes and luscious hand-dipped delicacies. Fruit, pretzels and marshmallows are ready to be dunked into free-flowing chocolate fountains. Share these mouthwatering desserts while enjoying the delicious scenery of the Verde Canyon viewed from the comfort of a train. For full information and to register click here.
Buffalo Solider Re-enactment Fort Verde Historic State Park Camp Verde, AZ Bring your special someone or all of your loved ones to Fort Verde State Historic Park on Valentine’s Day and learn about history with the Buffalo Soldiers re-enactors. Join in for living history presentations at Fort Verde State Historic Park. Information here!
Vittles, Vines, & Valentine’s Special at Blazin’ M Ranch February 11th to 14th Cottonwood, AZ Enjoy the Western Town, Saloon, shops, and more for a fun-filled adventure at Blazin' M Ranch. For Valentine's you can enjoy half off selected bottles of wines and a chocolate tasting, supplied by The Sedona Fudge Company. Full information can be found here.
Music and Art at the Old Town Center for the Arts Cottonwood, AZ Slip into a romantic night of arts and music at the Old Town Center for the Arts, with an opening art reception for Jack Durrwachter and live rocking and bluesy music from Susannah Martin, Patrick Ki, Robin Miller & William Eaton. Complete information is here.