Valentine’s Day is on its way, and it’ll be here before you know it. It falls on a Friday, a perfect day for a date night with a loved one or friend, or to go out and meet someone special! If you’d like to do something to celebrate this year, whether with your partner or as a single, you don’t want to get stuck trying to come up with plans last minute. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best events and ideas for what to do in Kelowna this Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Events in Kelowna
Valentine’s Day Dinner with Start Fresh Kitchen
This event at the Laurel Packinghouse is called “An Okanagan Love Story” and combines Okanagan wineries, romantic music, and a six-course meal. What more can we say – it’s the perfect Valentine’s Day date in Kelowna!
When: Friday, Feb 14 from 6-9 pm
Where: Laurel Packinghouse
Jazz Night at the Vibrant Vine
The Vibrant Vine is hosting a speakeasy style evening with romantic jazz and wine. Tickets are $25 and include one drink, with snacks and drinks available for purchase all evening. Expect some great vibes and even better wines!
When: Friday, Feb 14 from 6-8pm (doors at 5:30)
Where: The Vibrant Vine
Valentine’s Dinner at Cedar Creek Estate Winery
This event includes a 4-course menu with optional wine pairings specially prepared for Valentine’s Day by Executive Chef Neil Taylor. It even starts with a 1/2 dozen fresh shucked oysters! This event is sure to be one to remember.
Date: Friday, Feb 14 at 5 pm
Where: Home Block at CedarCreek Estate Winery
Tickets: $100 per person + taxes and gratuity
Wine Your Valentine with The View Winery & Wards Cider
Looking to wine and dine your special someone on a budget? This event is very wallet-friendly at just $5 a person plus the cost of drinks. You can enjoy small bites and wines with live music.
When: February 8 & 9 from 12-5 pm
Where: The View Winery & Wards Cider
Valentine Stroll Partner Painting
A paint night is a great way to get out, have fun, and do something together with your partner. WINGS Kelowna is hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed partner paint night in which you and your partner will do a painting together! There will be door prizes and a glass of house wine is included with the ticket price.
When: Thursday, Feb 13 from 7-9 pm
Where: WINGS Kelowna
Drop the Kids Off
Would you love nothing more than a simple relaxing, romantic night in with your partner this Valentine’s Day? Get the kids out of the house for the evening and drop them off for the Tweens & Teens Nite Out at Great Way Martial Arts. There’ll be plenty for them to do including dodge ball, Jedi Training, games and more!
When: Friday, Feb 14 from 6-10 pm
Where: Great Way Martial Arts
Registration: $20 for 1/$35 for 2 (early bird pricing before Feb 8)
Mission Hill Winery is offering a culinary class this year, and it’s sure to be a good one. The event details say, “Join our culinary team for a romantic evening at Mission Hill Family Estate. In this special Valentine’s Day culinary class, our chefs will take you through four spectacular dishes that are certain to wow your loved one for years to come.”
When: Friday, Feb 14 at 6 pm
Where: Mission Hill Estate Winery
Other Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in Kelowna
If a scheduled event isn’t really your thing, don’t worry – there’s still plenty to do in and around Kelowna this Valentine’s Day. Here are some other ideas for things to do!
Skating at Stuart Park
What could be more romantic than skating by the lake with your special someone? Enjoy a little skate around, then grab a hot chocolate to enjoy while warming your hands together at the bonfire. It’s the perfect setting to cozy up with your partner.
When: Daily from 6am to 11pm
Where: Stuart Park Outdoor Skating Rink
Tickets: Free (bring your own skates or rent onsite for a fee)
Try Something New
If you want to keep things fresh for Valentine’s Day this year, why not try something new, either as a single or with your partner? This is a great way to get out and meet someone or expand your horizons together with a loved one. Try taking a class together, get out and try a new restaurant, go to an escape room – the possibilities are endless!
A Backwards Dinner & a Movie Date
Dinner and a movie is a classic date formula, but have you ever tried doing it backwards? Especially if your relationship is relatively new or this is a first date, try going to your movie first and then having dinner. This way, you can talk together about the movie at dinner so there won’t be any lulls in the conversation!
All the snow in Kelowna makes a great opportunity to get out there and be active this Valentine’s Day, if that’s your thing. Try out a winter hike, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing. Afterwards, take your partner for a hot cider or share a bottle of wine by the fire to warm up.
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