Valentine's Day is almost here - love is in the air, and we can feel it! Everyone wants to make their Valentine's Day celebration special, whether it's with a sweetheart, a good friend, a family member or someone you cherish. There are many different things to do around Dayton, and we've put together a list of 6 Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Dayton.
Saturday, February 10, 8:00 p.m., Yellow Cab Tavern
The golden era of R&B awaits! Groove to the soulful beats of the 90s R&B era with your special someone at Yellow Cab Tavern. Featuring hits from artists like Usher, Destiny's Child, TLC, Whitney Houston and more! Cover starts at 8:00 pm, music kicks off at 9:00 pm. Celebrate the essence of love and music by getting your tickets now for $7 or $10 at the door.
Sundays, February 11, 1-4 p.m., Carillon Historical Park
Step into the 19th century at Patterson Homestead for a delightful afternoon tea, steeped in history and tradition. Indulge in three courses of Victorian-era recipes, paired with carefully selected loose-leaf teas, served by costumed interpreters, as you learn about the Patterson family and life in Victorian America. Tickets can be purchased for $40 for members and $50 for non-members.
February 16-18, RiverScape MetroPark Ice Rink
Celebrate romance at the MetroParks Ice Rink with their Sweetheart Skate Special and enjoy an enchanting skating experience to the tunes of love songs. The Sweetheart Skate Deal includes two rink admissions with skate rental, two cups of hot cocoa, and a delightful box of Winans Chocolates – all for just $20.00. This offer is valid Friday, February 16, from 4 to 10p.m., Saturday, February 17, from 11a.m. to 10p.m., and Sunday, February 18, from 1 to 5p.m., while supplies last.
Wednesday, February 14, showings at 6:30 & 8:30 p.m., Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Share the stars with your sweetheart at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery! Take in a beautiful, brand-new show that takes you on a breathtaking journey through the planets in our solar system and beyond. Enjoy romantic stories drawn from the realm of astronomical myth and folklore, presented with amazing visuals set to music.
Saturday, February 10, 6-10 p.m., National Museum of the U.S. Air Force
Get ready to swing back in time at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's After Dark event, featuring fun, food and swing dancing! Tales of love and war, featuring artifacts normally not on display will be present, along with themed aircraft and trivia with prizes. Kiss your sweetheart under the wings of history.
You can never go wrong with chocolate, and it doesn't get much better than sharing some sweat treats from Esther Price with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day! Support a local business by picking up Esther Price chocolates from one of their locations or at many local grocery stores.
We hope we've given you a few ideas about how to celebrate what we like to call Valentine's Day(ton)! Whatever you do, be sure to tell your loved ones that you love them and be sure to celebrate all the good and beauty there is to love in the world!
For more things to see and do in Greater Dayton throughout the month of February and beyond, check out our Things To Do page and download our free Visit Dayton app. You can also check out this great Valentine Gift Guide put together by the Downtown Dayton Partnership.
Hugs from your friends at the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau!