Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and if you’re sick of the traditional flowers and candy routine, then why not switch it up? This holiday, try something new and celebrate in ways you never have before! Make your own candles, attend a cooking class, or visit a local drag show! Whether you’re keeping things romantic, or heading out to spend time with your gals, there’s plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville this year.
Buy Jewelry from Jewel Tech for that special someone
It is cuffing season so we want to be the first to tell you where to shop for that special someone for the perfect Valentines Day gift at Jewel Tech Jewelry. From amazing rings and sparkly bracelets, you are not going to want to miss out on their beautiful collections.
Jewel Tech has it all and they are Jacksonville’s one stop shop for jewelry. They do repairs, custom orders and they also have a large selection of unique jewelry.
Trust us, you definitely want to stop in!
Order Donatos Heart Shaped Pizza
Plot Twist: Pizza is our valentine. And Donatos is making this holiday easy for us because they are offering a heart-shaped pizza this Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville. Starting on February 7th until the 14th, you can order one (or 10) of these beautifully crafted heart-shaped pizzas for you and your valentine. We won’t judge if it is just for you, we will be doing the same.
When ordering the heart shaped pizza, you can choose any single topping for the price of a medium, or create your own masterpiece by adding any toppings at the medium pizza prices! It will be $12.49 for a 1 topping and $1.69 for each additional. It is also served uncut, so they don’t break your heart! If you want your pizza cut, you must request.
Pro Tip: They highly recommend pre-orders if you are wanting your pizza for 2/13 – 2/14!
Everyone knows that one of the best things about Valentine’s Day is the chance to pamper (or be pampered by) your loved one. But who ever said you can’t pamper yourself? Spend this holiday indulging in all things wonderful, from buying yourself a colorful bouquet of flowers, to enjoying a locally-crafted box of chocolates. The possibilities are endless!
Pro Tip: Sweet Pete’s has epic milkshakes that you MUST TRY at their restaurant, Fizzies & Fare. They even have a super cute Valentine’s Day themed one that is in the photo above and you will not regret ordering one. Enjoy light bites, over the top milkshakes, champagne cocktails, beer and wine and more in a bubble whimsical space.
Enjoy a Five Course Meal from a Local Favorite
Food is the true language of love. So, it seems only fitting that one celebrate Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville by wining and dining at local favorite, Wicked Barley. The craft brewery is pulling out all the stops for this year’s Valentine’s Day event, offering a specialty dinner where guests will enjoy six Wicked Barley beers paired alongside five chef-created dishes. Those who purchase tickets to this event will enjoy a reception cocktail, five course dinner, five 5oz pours, a brewery tour, live music, and of course some Wicked Barley souvenirs. Reservations are required and space is limited, so be sure to book your spot before it’s too late!
🗓 Feb 14 | 4:00pm, 6:30pm & 8:30pm
📍4100 Baymeadows Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32217, USA
🎟 SOLD OUT
Make Your Own Candle
When you think of romance, I’m sure one of the first things that comes to mind is the romantic lighting and sweet scent that comes from a freshly lit candle. So what better way to celebrate this Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville than by crafting your very own candle? Wick: A Candle Bar invites you and your special someone to come out and craft your very own candle, the perfect addition to a romantic evening spent at home. You’ll be guided step-by-step as you choose a jar, design a label, select from over 90 different scents, and leave with a candle that is unique to you. Want to take this date to the next level? Make a deal with your partner to craft candles for each other and then gift them once you’re done! You’ll each have something special to remember this special day.
Check Out a Local Restaurant
If you’re looking to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville out on the town, then why not skip the home-cooked meal and head out to explore something new? With so many restaurants to choose from, there’s bound to be one you and your partner will enjoy this holiday. From taco bars to fresh pasta, tapas, and more, there’s more ways than one to spend this Valentine’s Day enjoying all things delicious.
Get Creative at a Painting Class
There’s nothing more thoughtful than a handmade gift. So, get crafty this year and make your own Valentines! This year, Cultivate is hosting a Watercolor Workshop inviting guests to come and create Valentine’s Day cards with watercolor and stamps. You’ll get to create at least 5 watercolor Valentine’s Day cards with envelopes to take home to your loved ones. So, if you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville this year, while also creating something special for your special someone, then this is the event for you. Be sure to reserve your spot before it’s too late!
🗓 Jan 30 | 11:30am – 1:30pm
📍Cultivate, 2766 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL
Spend the Day with your Gal Pals
I’m pretty sure Galentine’s Day is just as important as Valentine’s Day. So, spend some time with your lovely ladies this holiday and treat yourselves to a day packed with pampering! Get your nails done, have a spa day, or raise a glass at a local restaurant to the ones who are always by your side. When it comes to celebrating Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville, the gals certainly know how to do it best.
Practice Some Friendly Competition
If you’re the kind of couple who is fueled by a bit of friendly competition, then it’s time to break out your running shoes. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville by racing each other to the finish line in this year’s Valentine’s Hot Chocolate Race. Offering a 3-mile, 1.5 mile, and Fastest Couple race, you and your loved on will take off running and then enjoy a warm cup of hot cocoa when all is said and done. Want to make things interesting? Have the loser plan where you have dinner afterwards! Who’s ready to get win?
🗓 Feb 13 | 9:00am – 11:00am
📍Bartram Springs Amenity Center, 14530 Cherry Lake Drive East, Jacksonville, FL
Test Your Culinary Skills at a Cooking Class
You may not want to cook in your own kitchen this Valentine’s Day, but what if you could cook somewhere else? Take your culinary skills to a whole new level and spend this Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville learning a new recipe at a local cooking class! Publix Aprons® Wine and Dine Your Valentine event invites you and your special someone to make memories you’ll never forget as you come together to craft a delicious meal comprised of appetizer, entree, and of course, dessert. You may even take a new skill home with you!
🗓 Feb 11 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
📍Publix Aprons® Cooking School 10500 San Jose Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
Visit Hamburger Mary's for a Drag Revue Rock of Love Weekend
Can you think of a better place to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville than at Hamburger Mary’s? Get festive this holiday and head over to Hamburger Mary’s for an evening of fun, music, and of course, drag. Bring your partner, or head out with your girlfriends for a lively event that will be sure to have you feeling all kinds of love. This is a ticketed event, so be sure to get your tickets while you can!
🗓 Feb 11-12
📍 Hamburger Mary’s, Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL
Love Stinks Drag Show
If you can’t make it over to Hamburger Mary’s in Jax Beach, head over to Main & Six Brewing for a Drag Show! Karrissa Wade is hosting again and this is perfect if you are looking for a fun, adult themed evening. This is a private event, and the tickets will be limited, so get them when they go live!
🗓 Feb 10 | 8:00pm – 10:00pm
📍1636 N Main St, Jacksonville, FL