Oh, Valentine’s Day. *Sigh* The time for flowers, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, and ridiculously giant teddy bears. The time to show the people around you they are loved, whether it be friends or that special someone.
Valentine’s gifts are sometimes the hardest to think of. What do you give a person who deserves the entire universe? Thinking of things to do or give can be hard–sometimes you think too much and all of a sudden it’s 4:30 PM on Valentine’s Day and all that’s left is a wilted bouquet of roses and those kid-themed boxes of chocolate. But do not fear! UNATION is here with ten things to do this Valentine’s Day!
Don’t worry, we’ll keep this one brief! This cheeky event does more than give you an excuse to run around in your tighty-whities, it raises money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. So if you’re planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day in your undies, might as well help raise some money while you’re at it. Besides, running in your undies has never looked so fun!
When: Feb 10th from 12 PM – 4 PM
Where: Yard of Ale St. Pete
Ready, set, RIDE! Is there anything more romantic than a bike ride through beautiful Dunedin? Yep, a bike ride through Dunedin that stops at bars and restaurants along the way! That’s right, you can do just that! BYOB (Bring Your Own Bike) or rent one for $15, either way, it’s gonna be a smooth ride.
When: Feb 10th from 10:15 AM – 4 PM
Get rollin’ with the fishes. Get it? Rolling. Sushi. Sushi rolls? No? Okay…Grab your date and get ready to learn how to make your own sushi! Includes sushi (obviously), appetizers, and a tasty dessert! Oh, and did we mention bottomless sake cocktails? ‘Cause that’s happening too. Call (813) 831-2222 for reservations.
When: Feb 12th – 18th from 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: KELP Sushi Joint
Take a walk down the aisle. But not just any aisle, the MOVIE AISLE! The Tampa Theater welcomes all married couples to come renew their vows and any soon-to-be married couples to say “I do,” (just bring a marriage license) with a certified reverend…talk about an efficient officiant. After the “happily ever after,” stay and enjoy the rom-com classic, “When Harry Met Sally.”
When: Feb 14th from 7 PM – 9:30 PM
Where: Tampa Theatre
Nothing is more romantic than a delicious dinner with the person you love. Bring your Valentine to Buddy Brew for an unforgettable, four-course meal that you totally didn’t think of at the last minute. They’ll love it and you!
When: Feb 14th from 7 PM – 9 PM
Where: Buddy Brew Coffee
The legendary Andrea Bocelli is serenading Tampa Bay this Valentine’s Day! The Italian tenor is a perfect and romantic way to celebrate love with your special someone. Tickets are running out, so hurry up and get them before they’re gone!
When: Feb 14th at 8 PM
Where: Amalie Arena
All the single puppies put your paws up! This isn’t your ordinary dating mixer…or your ordinary adoption event. It’s the perfect combination of both! Meet the human of your dreams and/or the puppy/kitten of your dreams! It’s really a win-win.
When: Feb 14th from 6 PM – 8 PM
Where: SPCA Tampa Bay
Fall in love under the sea! The Florida Aquarium is serving up a romantic, candlelit dinner for you and your date! Champagne, a stroll through the aquarium, and other romantic surprises await. Space is limited. Call (813) 273-4000 ex. 4288 for reservations.
When: Feb 14th from 7 PM – 10 PM
Where: Florida Aquarium
Do we even need to explain this one??? This world-renowned musical of mystery and love can do no wrong. And neither will you when you surprise your date with tickets to one of the shows!
When: Feb 14th – 25th Show times vary
Where: Straz Center
A Valentine’s Day-themed disco? Yes, please! Come dressed to impress in your best Valentine’s Day outfits and boogie the night away to YOUR choice of tunes. Plus, a portion of your ticket goes to St. Petersburg’s LGBTQ+ Welcome Center!
When: Feb 17th from 8 PM – 12 AM
Where: Flying Boat Brewing Company