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Valentine's Day

Check out San Diego's 2016 Valentine's Day activities. We are constantly adding to this list. Please check back periodically for more listings. If you'd like to add your event to our list, please submit the event.

Handmade Holidays: Valentine's HeARTs

Promotional photo of guests having fun creating works of art. Courtesy of New Children's Museum

Ongoing until Monday, February 15, 2016

It’s the season for love and friendship. Make a clay sculpture that you can gift to someone special and add your artwork to our giant heART chalk mural. The New Children's Museum is located at 200 West Island Ave. in downtown San Diego.

Visit San Diego's 'Most Romantic' Restaurant This February

Interior photo of The Marine Room

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 6 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day the way special couples have since 1941, where shimmering surf meets starry sky, with an elegance all its own. Learn how to cook cuisine during the Vintage Valentine-themed class (Feb. 10) or enjoy dinnner (Feb. 13 & 14). And Meals On Wheels America's Annual Love Letters Campaign

Promotional photo for the Annual Love Letters Campaign.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

The popular campaign, encouraging young people to create handmade Valentine’s Day cards to lift the spirits of older adults this holiday season, runs through Feb. 15 and cards will be included in meal deliveries to Meals on Wheels clients.

Valentine’s Week Sunset Cruises

Promotional photo for Oceanside Whale Watching. Courtesy of Oceanside Adventures.

Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine's week with Oceanside Adventures. Sail with us aboard our new 50 foot, 49 passenger beautifully equipped, one level, fast catamaran. Cruises from Feb. 11-14, 2016.

Valentines Weekend At Vinavanti Urban Winery

Promotional photo courtesy of Vinavanti Urban Winery.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Vinavanti is hosting a weekend for lovers in Feb. Offering not only a special wine and food pairing menu, but a class too, and taking reservations. Feb. 12-14.

Take A Valentine's Day Weekend Gondola Cruise

Promotional photo for a Valentino Cruise. Courtesy of The Gondola Company, LLC.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 3 p.m. to midnight

Enjoy a relaxing and romantic cruise through the canals and waterways of the Coronado Cays. This cruise includes a complimentary dessert plate. Blankets, an ice bucket, and souvenir wine glasses are provided. Feb. 12-15.

Coastline Raw Bar For Romantic Toasting And Special Shellfish Selections

Promotional photo courtesy of L'Auberge Del Mar.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This is a great way to start an evening devoted to the charms of Cupid. Coastline's raw bar will feature a West Coast oyster tasting of Kushi, Kumomoto and Fanny Bay bivalves. Feb. 12-14.

5-Course Valentine's Day Dinner With Paired Wines

Promotional photo of Wine Vault & Bistro.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 5 p.m.

Wine Vault & Bistro is pleased to announce a great new wine and food pairing dinner for you and your sweetheart to share this Valentine's Day. Feb. 12-14.

Couples Valentine's Weekend Dinner Tasting Menu

Promotional photo for Sushi Lounge on Market

Friday, February 12, 2016, 5 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.

Join us for an amazing evening in the Gaslamp at Sushi Lounge on Market. Valentine’s Day Weekend: Friday - Sunday, Feb. 12-14, 2016.

Grant Grill 4-Course Valentine's Day Dinner

Promotional photo for the 4-Course Valentine's Day Dinner at Grant Grill.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Delight in Grant Grill's speciality 4-course French-inspired Valentine's Day dinner, offering exquisite selections.

Valentine's Weekend At 1500 OCEAN Restaurant

Coastline view of Hotel Del Coronado at sunset.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

1500 OCEAN offers a magnificent five-course menu with boutique wine and champagne pairings from Feb. 12-14, 2016.

Outlaw Valentine: 'Bonnie & Clyde' Movie Screening At The Headquarters

Film screening area at The Headquarters at Seaport Village

Friday, February 12, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

San Diegans looking for an new twist on the traditional Valentine’s Day date can kiss the stuffy dinner and wilted flowers goodbye and celebrate at the Headquarters with cocktails and an outdoor showing of the outlaw classic “Bonnie & Clyde."

Anti-Valentine's Day Beer Bash

Promotional graphic for the Anti-Valentine's Day Beer Bash at Estancia La Jolla,  Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 from 6-9 p.m.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Brewmasters from Ballast Point, Green Flash and Butcher’s Brewing come together for a special evening in honor of their one true love: making craft beer. Taste unlimited samples of specialty releases, and experience love at first bite with dishes...

L'amour Concert To Benefit San Diego Arts

Promotional photo for the L'amour Concert to benefit San Diego Arts at the La Jolla Community Center.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

An evening of music, friendship and love, the benefit concert featuring singers from San Diego Opera, the performance will include special guests Pepe Romero, Julio de la Huerta, Ramon Leyba and dances of Flamenco Arana.

Valentine's Weekend Cruises

Promotional photo: High Spirits at night. Courtesy of Hornblower Cruises & Events

Friday, February 12, 2016, 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

You'll enjoy spectacular Bay views with famous San Diego landmarks, wonderful food to choose from with our special Valentine's Day menus and music for dancing. Feb. 12-14, 2016

SACRA/PROFANA Presents 'Romance Isn't Dead'

A photo of SACRA/PROFANA vocal ensemble, courtesy of SACRA/PROFANA.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 7 p.m.

The performances showcase a selection of love songs by living composers on love and romance. Under the direction of Associate Artistic Director Juan Carlos Acosta, "Romance Isn’t Dead" spans from lush tonal pieces, to modernist tendencies...

San Diego Folk Heritage Presents: Valentine's Day Stories And Songs

Promotional photo of songwriters John January and Linda Berry. Courtesy of San Diego Folk Heritage

Friday, February 12, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Save Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 for our annual collection of stories and songs about love in celebration of Valentine’s Day. The evening’s lineup will alternate between storytellers Marilyn McPhie, Fred Laskowski and songwriters John January & Linda Berry

Ain't Misbehavin' Burlesque

Promotional flyer for the Ain't Misbehavin' Burlesque Valentine's Day event at 98 Bottles.

Friday, February 12, 2016, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Taking it back to the days of seduction and lure, we will be strutting to the beat of your hearts as we present brand new acts at a new venue in Little Italy. Don’t miss this intimate affair with our host all the way from Los Angeles, Tito Bonito.

Baja Wine Country Tour

Promotional photo courtesy of Baja Winery Tours.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Enjoy a day in Baja wine country as you and your party explore the best wines south of the border on this tour. Begin your day as we head south to Tijuana and go on the Transpennisular Highway along on the Pacific Coast to Ensenada.

Valentines Day At Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens

Promotional photo for a picnic basket lunch at Myrtle Creek Botanical Gardens

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Spend a romantic day in the gardens with your loved one. Enjoy a picnic basket lunch or a romantic lunch in the newly renovated Plantation House. Visit our website to for details and to make a reservation for Feb. 13 & 14.

Sweetheart Sail

Promotional photo of the the tall ship, America, for the Sweetheart Sail on Feb. 13 &14, 2016.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, noon to 3 p.m.

Guests will board the tall ship, America, for a three hour scenic tour of the bay, marine wildlife and local attractions. Ticket prices include keepsake photos, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries and other delicacies. Feb. 13 & 14, 2016

Shopping In The Heart Of IB - Help Support Krystopher

Promotional flyer for Shopping In The Heart Of IB charity event on Feb. 13, 2016 from noon-4 p.m. Courtesy of San Diego Small Business Forum.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, noon to 4 p.m.

Come and enjoy a day full of fun and shop from local business to support Krystopher and his family. Krystopher is a child from Imperial Beach who is fighting a rare disease IPEX and requires a bone marrow transplant.

The Ultimate California Valentine’s Trio - Wine, Cheese & Chocolate

Promotional photo for the Ultimate California Valentine’s Trio event at Meritage Wine Market.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Most of you know that California makes outstanding wine. But what you may not know is that they make some equally impressive artisan cheese (Bellwether Farms, Cowgirl Creamery, Cypress Grove, Fiscalini Farms, Point Reyes…) and gourmet chocolate.

Valentine's Day Storytime @ The Library With Salina Yoon

Graphic cover of local author Salina Yoon's book "Be A Friend."

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 2 p.m.

Families are invited to a special storytime, craft, and scavenger hunt celebrating friendship and love with Salina Yoon, local author of the Penguin series and many other popular children's books.

Valentine's Day Dining At Donovan's

Promotional photo for Donovan's Steak & Chop House

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 4 p.m.

Donovan's is known for romance and is a favorite place to celebrate Valentine's Day Weekend. First seating is at 4 p.m. and the last is at 10 p.m. Make your reservations early for Feb. 13 & 14.

Valentine’s Day At Top Of The Market

The view from Top of The Market San Diego - North patio.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 4 p.m.

This award-winning restaurant is regarded as one of San Diego's finest. Chef Stafford Mathers' kitchen showcases a seasonal menu of the freshest and highest-quality seafood. Enjoy views from Point Loma to the Coronado Bridge. Feb. 13 & 14.

Romantic Tasting Menu At KITCHEN 1540

Promotional photo of KITCHEN 1540, located at L'Auberge Del Mar, 1540 Camino Del Mar

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14 from 5-10 p.m. Valentine's couples can enjoy a cocktail, sips of wine or their favorite bubbly when they begin their celebration with dinner choices such as braised Wagyu short rib, poached sea bass...

Valentine's Weekend 3-Course Dinner At The Pearl

Promotional photo of The Pearl Hotel.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Celebrate with your sweetheart this Valentine's weekend with a delectable 3-course Prix Fixe menu created by Executive Chef, Todd Bencivenni. Heighten your experience with wine pairings, lovingly selected by our Sommelier, Debra Paul. Feb. 13 & 14

OB Warehouse’s Bluesy Valentine Party

Promotional photo of dinner from OB Warehouse.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5 p.m. to midnight

Join us at OB Warehouse on Saturday, Feb. 13 for our Bluesy Valentine Party. Enjoy live music from local blues band Modern Day Moonshine from 9 p.m.-12 a.m. and enjoy our delicious three-course Valentine’s Menu priced at $29.95 per person.

Valentine's Day At Dobson's

Promotional photo for Valentine's Day at Dobson's

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Dobson’s, will serve a prix fixe menu on Feb. 13 & 14. Decadent entrée selections include Filet Mignon with truffle sauce, Chilean Sea Bass and Magret de Canard, a French-style duck breast. Reservations are highly recommended!

Movies At The Pier: 'Tangled' And 'Sleepless In Seattle'

Promotional photo for the movie "Tangled."

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6 p.m.

Bring blankets, lawn chairs and snacks and enjoy an evening under the stars with the ones you love. This family-friendly event will feature two classic romance stories, including Disney’s animated "Tangled" (6 p.m.) & "Sleepless in Seattle" (8 p.m.).

'Rock The Red' Art Exhibition Opening

Promotional photo of a Art on 30th exhibit. Courtesy of Art on 30th.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

"Rock the Red" is Art on 30th’s annual, juried art exhibit giving San Diegans something different to do with their sweethearts for their Valentine’s celebration. In honor of this romantic holiday, paintings featuring the color red will be the focus.

Valentine's Day Events At The Westgate Hotel

Promotional photo for Valentine's Day Events at the Westgate Hotel.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a romantic escape and fine cuisine at Downtown San Diego’s Westgate Hotel. The hotel has created an amazing “La Vie en Rose” Valentine’s Day weekend paying homage to its French inspired décor. Feb. 13 & 14, 2016

'Ghost' Night At Ceramic Heights

Promotional graphic for "Ghost" Night at Ceramic Heights.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Recreate the romantic pottery scene from the movie, "Ghost," this Valentine's at Ceramic Heights. We're going to dim the lights, rearrange the studio, and set up a magical moment for you to share with four other couples.

Art Laboe Valentines Super Love Jam

Promotional photo of an Atlantic Starr album cover. Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m.

Magic 92.5 presents the Art Laboe Valentines Super Love Jam this Valentine's Day weekend. The concert will feature Zapp, The Delfonics, Atlantic Starr, Freddie Jackson, JoJo (Mary Jane Girls), El Chicano, Tierra, Persuaders and more.

Singles Valentine Night to Remember

Promotional photo for the headliner band, "Breez’n." Courtesy of Breez’n.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

By request, we’ve brought back the popular live band, “Breez’n.” If you’ve heard this band before, you know they’ll keep you wanting to dance all night long!

'My Funny Valentines' Show

Promotional flyer for "My Funny Valentines" show. Courtesy of Carlsbad Village Theatre.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Award-winning Canadian comedians, Trent McClellan and Julie Kim, will perform. The relationship themed stand-up comedy show returns for its eighth year.

Valentine's Jazz Evening At The Abbey

Promotional photo of David Patrone. Nostalgic but offering something new, Patrone's swanky style adds a modern panache to Jazz standards without impersonating Frank Sinatra and entertaining from a legitimate Jazz foundation.

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

This elegant 1910 landmark is San Diego’s only remaining Classic Revival structure. Enjoy a romantic evening of sweet & savory bites with nostalgic, live entertainment from swanky, local talent David Patrone on Feb. 13 & 14.

Oceanside Valentine 5K & Ride

Promotional photo for the Oceanside Valentine 5K & Ride

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Oceanside Valentine 5K & Ride on Feb. 14 is a romantic, Valentine-themed fun run or ride for all ages. It starts and finishes near the Oceanside Pier, followed by food, refreshments, beer/wine garden, music and fun at City Hall.

Coronado Valentine's Day 10K

Promotional photo for Coronado Valenintes Day 10K

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 3 a.m.

This event has earned a great reputation for it's attention to detail, race management, and an awesome post-race party. Each 10K, 5K, 1-mile participant receives a t-shirt, an awesome finishers medal, continental breakfast, photos and beer garden.

Valentine’s Day Paddle Out

Promotional photo for the Valentine’s Day Paddle Out

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Join the SUP Chicks as they celebrate Valentine’s Day with a SUP paddle out around Oceanside Harbor. Come out and join this fun group of paddleboarders. Meet at Jolly Roger Oceanside at 8:30 a.m.- toes wet at 9 a.m. (paddle takes place rain or shine)

Valentine's Day Pop-Up

Floral arrangements by The Dainty Lion.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Don't miss this special event with deals in the shop all day as part of our Valentine's Day celebration at San Diego Central Public Library. There will be floral arrangements (while supplies last), yoga on the patio and Valentine's Day card crafts.

Flagship's Valentine’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise

Promotional photo for Flagship's Valentine’s Day Champagne Brunch Cruise.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This two-hour gourmet brunch buffet cruise includes boarding champange, unlimited mimosas, complimentary coffee and tea, music and dancing. Boards at 10:30 a.m.

Valentine's Day At Agave Del Mar

Promotional photo of Agave del Mar

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 11 a.m.

Located in Del Mar Plaza, Agave Del Mar is an authentic Mexican restaurant with both fine dining and a casual bar both with a breathtaking view of the Del Mar coast. For $70.00, love birds can enjoy a special four-course meal.

Valentine Couple Paint And Movie Date At FARM Creative Market & Art School

A poster for FARM's

Sunday, February 14, 2016, noon to 3 p.m.

Grab your significant other and head to FARM Creative Market & Art School in Liberty Station for an artistic Valentine's Day experience. Participants can pick from two sessions starting at 3 p.m. or 6 p.m.

Writing To The Heart: Falling In Love With Yourself With Lara Eisenberg

Promotional photo of Lara Eisenberg

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Our relationship with ourselves sets the tone and foundation for how we relate to others and all of life. Valentine’s Day offers us a time to reflect on how we can love ourselves more and notice who/what we are attracting in our life.

Valentine's Day Sonnets

Promotional photo for the The San Diego Shakespeare Society.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

To celebrate Valentine's Day, the San Diego Shakespeare Society offers an open reading of "the greatest expressions of love ever written."

Mike Chamberlin, The Singing TV Guy

Promotional graphic for "Love Songs of WWII," a tribute by Mike Chamberlin, The Singing TV Guy

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Some of the greatest love songs of all time came from the early 1940s and the call to arms. This performance features the love songs of World War II. So come listen to some of the best music that was ever written, performed by this talented musician.

The Hep Spot - A Valentine Special

Promotional photo for The Hep Spot - A Valentine Special. Courtesy of Swing Dancing San Diego.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enjoy beginner and intermediate swing dance lessons before a three hour DJ'd social dance. Have fun, get fit and make new friends. Everyone is welcome, whether you’re a beginner, advanced or a non-dancer, there is something for you at The Hep Spot.

Valentine's Day At The Museum

Exterior photo of the San Diego Museum of Art.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Embrace romance with an after-hours, love-themed art tour, available exclusively on Feb. 14. Following the tour, visit the May S. Marcy Sculpture Court and Garden at Panama 66 and enjoy a picnic basket for two.

Valentine's Day Jazz Dinner

Promotional photo of Gilbert & Lorraine Castellanos who will be performing live at Croce's Park West on Valentine's Day.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5 p.m.

Join us for a Prix Fixe dinner and a night of jazz at one of San Diego’s most romantic restaurants, Croce's Park West.

Some Like It Hot: Valentine's Day With Latin-Inspired Dining And Dancing

Promotional photo of Gipsy Menco

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Make your romance timeless by celebrating this special day at the historic landmark Lafayette Hotel. Come for live Latin music and dancing, an inspired three-course dinner, and luxury hotel room enhancements.

Alexanders On 30th – Valentine’s Day Special

Exterior photo of Alexanders On 30th

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5 p.m.

Alexanders On 30th in North Park is offering a Valentine's Day special four-course Prix Fixe menu at $65 per-person. Step into a warm and inviting atmosphere with elegant ambiance and impeccable service. Reservation only - online or 619-281-2539.

Valentine's Day At The Shores Restaurant

Promotional photo of The Shores Valentine's Day dessert. Courtesy of the The Shores Restaurant.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Shores Restaurant, located on the beach of La Jolla Shores and next to Kellogg Park, has announced it will offer a romantic Sip & Savor menu and a special Valentine’s Day menu.

Bellamy’s Valentine’s Day Dinner

Promotional graphic for Bellamy's Restaurant, winner of the OpenTable 2015 Diners' Choice Awards.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5 p.m. to midnight

The menu features Bellamy’s signature modern California cuisine, infused with French flavors. The four-course meal is priced at $69 per person, with an optional wine pairing for $30 per person.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Nathan Pacheco

Promotional graphic for the Valentine’s Day event with Nathan Pacheco at the San Diego Symphony.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m.

Singles and couples welcome. Don’t miss out on this all-in-one Valentine’s evening. The evening begins with an intimate dinner at the University Club followed by a very special performance by Nathan Pacheco.

Valentine's Dinner At Addison Restaurant

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Experience Relais & Châteaux Grand Chef William Bradley’s passion for fine French cuisine with nine exquisite courses you’ll simply love.

Valentine's Day Dinner And Cruise

Promotional photo of the Bahia Belle Boat Cruise. Courtesy of the Bahia Resort Hotel.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Celebrate love and romance with a four-course dinner along San Diego's famed Mission Bay. Guests will also enjoy two same-day admission tickets for a cruise aboard the Bahia Belle; limit two per reservation. Must be 21+ with ID.

Valentine's Day Four-Course Dinner

Promotional photo of  Oceana Coastal Kitchen at The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa invites you and your Valentine to experience a romantic evening on Mission Bay with a four-course dinner, a romantic cruise along the bay and special rates for dinner + night stay.

The Brew Project’s Valentine’s Day Dinner

Promotional photo for The Brew Project Restaurant & Bar.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 6 p.m. to midnight

Beginning at 6 p.m., the eatery will offer a four-course menu for $60, or $70 with specialty craft beer pairings. With an indoor fireplace, full bar, 24 fully-rotating local brews on tap and a dual-level patio, it’s the perfect spot for the day.

Cinema Under The Stars: ‘About Time’

"About Time" movie poster.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 4:30 p.m.

"A Romantic Valentine Movie Night" featuring this modern romantic comedy with a twist, directed by Richard Curtis. At the age of 21, Tim (Domhnall Gleason) discovers he can travel in time and change what happens and has happened in his own life.

Haitian Classic Valentine

Promotional graphic for the Haitian Classic Valentine at the Columbus Club.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Caribbean Talent Talk Show and San Diego Haitian Soccer Club present the number one Haitian band in Hollywood, Calif., FUSION. Also appearing, the award-winning male model, actor and TV host Wister Gaetan.

Dead Man's Party Valentines' Ball

Promotional photo of Dead Man's Party.

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9 p.m.

Dead Man’s Party is an Oingo Boingo tribute band that brings the live aspect of Boingo back to reality.

The Duck Dive’s Black Hearts Party

Interior photo of The Duck Dive

Sunday, February 14, 2016, 9 p.m. to midnight

The bar will pour $5 Dark and Stormy Black Magic love potions all day long. From 9 p.m. to close, get your black heart pumping with tunes from the DJ. Before dancing the night away, take a seat for dinner at the beachside eatery.