Love is in the air, and we can feel it! Everyone wants to make a Valentine's Day celebration special – whether it's with a sweetheart, a good friend, a family member or someone you cherish. The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a list of 6 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dayton.

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Celebrate Valentine's Day Over-the-Top in View 162

view 162
Monday, February 14, 2022; 6-10 p.m., $150 per couple, registration required
Toast to the love and memories you've shared and will continue to share with your favorite person. Enjoy a three-course dinner over panoramic views of Dayton for a romantic Valentine's experience! For reservations, please call Bill Thomas (937-229-9850) or email

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Share the Love at MetroParks Ice Rink at RiverScape

Sweetheart Skate
Friday, February 11, through Monday, February 14, 2022; $20 per couple
Head to the MetroParks Ice Rink to enjoy a couples skate with your valentine, plus two cups of hot cocoa and a box of Winans chocolates for $20. Treat your sweetheart, best friend, mom, or kids, and then visit one of the many downtown Dayton restaurants or shopping destinations to make a day of it.

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Paint and Sip at Old Scratch Pizza – "Heart of Hearts"

Paint and Sip
Tuesday, February 15, 2022, 6-9 p.m.; $35 per PERSON
Join your painting instructor Caleb Thomas at the original Old Scratch Pizza restaurant where they serve delicious oven-fired pizza and beer! The theme will be Valentine's Day and will feature the painting, "Heart of Hearts". All art supplies will be provided, simply arrive 15 minutes beforehand and be sure to wear clothing you don't mind getting messy. All participants must be 21 or older.

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Cupid’s Undie Run

Cupid's Undie Run
Saturday, February 19, 2022, 12-4 p.m.; $45 per person
The weekend following Valentine’s, do something crazy for a crazy good cause. Join Cupid’s Undie Run, a “brief” fun run that takes place in the middle of a BIG party at Lock 27 Brewing Co Dayton. Best part is, it’s all to fundraise for NF (neurofibromatosis) research through the Children’s Tumor Foundation!

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Dinner in the Oregon District & a Movie at The Neon

The Neon Movies
Looking for something to do but none of the above suggestions thus far have piqued your interest? Build your own perfect date night, starting with a dinner at an Oregon District restaurant, such as Lily’s, Salar, Lucky’s, Roost, or another nearby favorite. After dinner, see an evening showing at The Neon theater at the end of the Oregon District. Films showing this weekend include “Belfast”, “Licorice Pizza”, “Parallel Mothers”, “The Lost Daughter”, & “The Power Of The Dog”.

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Buy Your Sweetie Sweets at Esther Price!

Esther Price
You can never go wrong with chocolate!  Chow down on some savory sweets with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day with Esther Price!
Support a local business by picking up Esther Price chocolates from their own locations or at many local grocery stores.

We hope we've given you a few ideas on how to celebrate Valentine's Day in Dayton! Whatever you do, be sure to tell the people you love, you love them, and be sure to celebrate all the good and beauty there is in the world to love. For more information on things to see and do in Greater Dayton check out our Things To Do page and download our free Visit Dayton app from Google Play or the Apple Store.

Hugs from your friends at the Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau!