Things to Do For Valentine’s Day in Lexington, Kentucky

Heart shaped dish with red sprinkles for Valentine's Day

It’s almost that time of year again – Valentine’s Day! There are several events going on in Lexington that will make you feel the love this Valentine’s Day! I’ve included over 30 events that are happening between Tuesday, February 5 and Thursday, Friday, February 14. There is something for everyone! It doesn’t matter if you are single, dating or married, have children, or just wanting to have a girl’s night!

I’ve included all the information, including the dates and times, as well as where to buy tickets. Some events require tickets to be purchased in advance, so if you want to go to one of those events, be sure to get your tickets before they sell out!

Things to Do For Valentine’s Day in Lexington, Kentucky

1. Valentines Date Night Paint Party at Ethereal Brewing

Come out on February 14th from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at Ethereal Brewery for a fun evening of crafting! To participate, purchase a ticket for one of the following items listed HERE. Once your ticket has been purchased, please email your design as soon as you can! Ticket prices include 2 beer samplers (4 beer samples per sampler) to enjoy during the class. There will also be sweet and savory food items to snack on that pair with each beer sample. Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm

 

2. Bourbon & Chocolate at Whiskey Bear 

Join Whiskey Bear and Tim Knittel for a guided tasting of four bourbons paired with their perfect chocolate match, plus a special chocolate-washed bourbon cocktail. You’ll talk about the history and romance of bourbon as well as learn to taste the nuanced chocolate and near-chocolate flavors of bourbon. This is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day in bourbon country! Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 8:30pm to 9:30pm

Tasting Flight includes:

  • Chocolate-washed Benchmark Manhattan (half size cocktail)
  • Knob Creek Single Barrel Butterscotch Jack, paired with milk chocolate
  • Bulleit 10 Year, paired with dark chocolate
  • Old Forester 1870, paired with cocoa nibs
  • Woodford Reserve Double Oaked, paired with cardamom-infused dark chocolate

 

3. Valentine’s Day at West Sixth Brewing

Come out to the taproom on Valentine’s Day for their sweet specials, and help them kick off ValenSTEINS weekend (Thursday the 14th thru Saturday the 16th)! Save some dollars and purchase ahead of time online for $25 at this link HERE, or just stop by day-of and purchase at the bar for $30.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 11am to 11pm

Package includes:

  • “Box of Chocolates” Flight -4 5oz pours of dark, malty & sweet beers
  • Taza Chocolate disk
  • Cold 750ml Bottle to split of any variety currently available
  • Goodie bag with Sunrise Bakery Sea Salt chocolate chip cookie, paper games, W6 stickers, Valentines & more!

 

4. Sweet Treats & Jazz with Paper Moon at Creaux

If you’re looking for a low-key enjoyable evening, Crēaux will bring it to you! This Valentine’s Day we celebrate love, friendship, and life with live smooth jazz, hand prepared gourmet desserts, including Rosé bread pudding! Top it off with $5 dessert wine and bubbly, and the night is set.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 7:30pm to 10:30pm

 

5. Valentine’s Date Night Set at Painting With a Twist

As a couple, you will each paint one half of the painting and hang them together to make one complete painting. If coming with friends, you will turn your canvas horizontally and paint the entire painting on one canvas. Tickets available: HERE.
  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

6. Bar Louie Fayette Mall Truth or Dare Valentine’s Day Party at Bar Louie

Come to at Bar Louie Fayette Mall on Thursday February 14th for their Truth or Dare Valentine’s Day Party. Try their two new drinks, The Chocolate Truth and Diablo Dare and stay to party with through the night where awesome food and great drinks.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 11am (on February 14) to 2am (on February 15)

 

7. Valentine’s Teas at Waveland

Take your sweetie to something unique fun and extremely yummy! A great way to honor your Valentine! Cost is $30.00 and reservations are REQUIRED for all teas. Call 859-272-3611 to make a reservation. (Please leave your name and number should no one answer. They will promptly return your calls).

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

8. 15th Annual Decadent Chocolate Valentine’s Day Event at The Mad Potter

Come out on February 14th from 6pm to 9pm for a night of romantic music, decadent chocolates, drinks and a semi-private table for you and your special someone to create your masterpiece. Don’t wait until the last minute to make your reservation. This event books up quickly. $8.00 per person/$16.00 per couple payable at time of reservation. Please call the studio at 859-269-4591 to reserve your spot.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm

 

9. Maker’s Mark Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Flower Shop at Liquor Barn – Hamburg

Mark your calendars for this Maker’s Mark Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Flower Shop Event! You will be able to sample Maker’s Mark cocktails featuring original Maker’s Mark and Maker’s 46. You will also take home a FREE bouquet consisting of two real flowers and one Maker’s Mark label flower, all of which are wrapped in Maker’s Mark label paper.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 4pm to 7pm

 

10. Valentine’s Day with Live Music with Ande Fee at Ranada’s Bistro & Bar

Come out to Valentine’s Day with live music from one of the most sought after small bands in Lexington. Please call 859-523-4141 for reservations.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm

 

11. Heartbreak Karaoke at Soundbar

Come sing your favorite break up or love songs on Valentine’s Day at Soundbar! Or sing whatever you’re in the mood to sing! DJ JayJax is your host for karaoke! $5 big mason jar LITs all night long! No cover! 21 and over only!

  • Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Time: 10pm (on February 13) to 2:30am (on February 14)

 

12.  Galentine’s Day at the Lexington Public Library – Eastside Branch

Hey Ladies! Are you and your best friend tighter than Oprah and Gale? Is your mom your best friend? Come enjoy crafts, snacks and fun.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

 

13.  Galentine’s Day at the Lexington Public Library – Northside Branch

Hey Ladies! Are you and your best friend tighter than Oprah and Gale? Is your mom your best friend? Come enjoy crafts, snacks and fun.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

 

14. Constellation Wines Galentine’s Day Event at Liquor Barn – Beaumont

Come to Liquor Barn for their 2019 Galentine’s Day Event! Sponsored by Constellation Wine. Come by anytime between 5pm to 8pm and sample some small bites and see how they pair with some of your favorite wines. They will have Certified Sommelierss on hand to discuss the different wines and pairings. It is $10 per person to attend this open house style event. More details: HERE.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Time: 5pm to 8pm

 

15. Galentine’s Cookie Decorating Class at Pivot Brewing

Come learn the techniques and secrets behind the beautiful and delicious cookies you’ve seen on your Instagram feed. Art Inspirations is back for another night of cookie decorating instruction and fun. This time, she will be doing 6 different cookies and using several different techniques! Ticket price includes a cider or beer. You will get to take home 6 cookies at the end of the night!  Tickets available: HERE.
  • Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Time: 7pm to 9pm

 

16. The Wild Fig Valentine’s Pop Up at The Wild Fig

Let’s have some fun the weekend before Valentine’s day!! Vendors will be there all day. Some vendors will be there for the day and some will be there for a few hours. The day starts with Drag Queen story time and ends with Open Mic night!!

  • Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Time: 10am to 8pm

 

17. Melting Hearts/Date Night Art Night! at ARTplay Children’s Studio

Bring a date or come solo and join (a real, live local ARTIST!) Brian Connors Manke to make a special work of heART! Brian is a master of melted crayons and will bring his (small but mighty) torch plus all of the supplies you need to create your own very cool and waxy painting! You and your date will collaborate on one stretched canvas heart. You can find out more about Brian and his process HERE. Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8pm

 

18. Galentine’s Day Sip + Shop at The Amsden (located in Versailles)

Grab your gal pals + join us for our 2nd annual Galentine’s Sip + Shop at the Amsden!

  • Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Time: 1pm to 5pm

Some of the things you can take part in:

  • Valentine’s drink specials, donuts, + treats at the coffee shop
  • Free braid bar + makeup bar at the mercantile (please bring cash for tips!)
  • Discounts + giveaways at the mercantile
  • FREE 30 min. yoga class at 1 PM + 30 min. barre class at 2 PM with The Yoga Room Versailles
  • Valentine’s Day photo booth with Casey and Sara Pictures
  • Valentine’s cocktails at the Amsden Bourbon Bar
  • Make + take Valentine station for kids!

 

19. Valentine’s Day Cheeseboard Workshop with Bourbon + Wine Pairing at The Amsden (located in Versailles)

Come celebrate an early Valentine’s Day date night learning how to assemble the perfect cheeseboard at the Amsden! Emily of Gathered Living will share her tips and recipes while demonstrating how she puts together her cheeseboards step by step. Throughout the workshop, you will taste and enjoy the cheeseboard together with three complimentary bourbon or wine pairings specifically chosen to compliment the ingredients. Each attendee will receive a take home guide to assembling their charcuterie at home, as well as access to our online guide which is frequently updated with additional recipes + tips. Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Time: 7pm to 9pm

 

20. Galentine’s Day at The Amsden (located in Versailles)

Come out for a fun day of all things girly at The Amsden to kick off February and Valentine’s Day week. On Saturday February 10th, all the businesses at the Amsden will be participating in a fun Galentine’s Day party! We’ll have fun activities + specials throughout the day so gather up your gal pals and come sip + shop together! See all the fun things going on HERE. See full details: HERE.

  • Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Time: 10am to 2pm

 

21. Valentine Candy Painting at Michael’s – Hamburg

In this 2-hour beginner class you will master classic painting techniques with step-by-step instructions demonstrated by your certified Grumbacher instructor to create a beautiful beginner painting. Tickets are $15. Supplies are not included. See list of supplies: HERE.

  • Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

22. Wine Glasses with The Mad Potter at Pivot Brewing

Come spend the evening painting a ceramic wine glass! Customize the glass however you would like. Would make a fantastic Valentine’s gift or gift for yourself!!! Treat yo self to an evening with friends, drinks, and painting. Price includes a pint of cider or beer. Tickets available: HERE.
  • Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 8pm

 

23. Valentine’s Printmaking Workshop at Artworks at the Carver School

Come make a small hand printed and originally designed linocut valentine. Not sure where to start? There will be a small instructional lesson that will introduce you to printmaking basics. Print an original piece of art and take it home for your special someone! All for FREE! To guarantee you and your friends a spot at the carver’s table please call the office before
2pm on the day of the event. 859-425-2057. More details: HERE.

  • Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm

 

24. Valentine’s Day Pop-Up at Forage

Come shop some incredible local makers on 2/10 and find your favorite the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day (or any day!). They will have tasty beverages to sip n’ shop with! Makers include: Mallory McCamy, Thistle & Thread, Anna Gregory Designs, and Crockett.

  • Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Time: 11am

 

25. Valentine’s Day Crafts & Macaron Decorating at La Petite Delicat

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Come out for Valentine’s Day crafting and macaron decorating! Each person will make one heart shaped no-sew pillow and decorate 5 pre-made heart shaped macarons. Ages 6+ welcome! Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Saturday, February 9 and Sunday, February 10, 2019
  • Time: 10am on Saturday, 2pm on Sunday

 

26. Stupid Cupid Happy Singles Awareness Day (SAD) at Rock House Brewing

Love stinks. But who cares about that fat cherub anyways? You are perfect as you are, sad and alone though you may be. So why not come and embrace the sadness with us at our S.A.D. party? Dead flowers by candlelight, music about love lost, heartache, and regret. A craft station where you can make a Valentine card to yourself. And who knows. Maybe you will actually meet your Valentine here! Probably not. But hope springs eternal and all that. Food will be available through IP&J Cuban Food.

  • Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
  • Time: 7pm

 

27. Cheesecake Of Love Takeover at Pivot Brewing

Dessert now, dinner later! Come to Pivot for a romantic night of cheesecakes and cider flights by candle light. Stay tuned for the Cheesecake pairings! You must be 21 or older and have tickets to attend this event!! Plus, we are donating 5 dollars of each ticket sold to The Nest and each ticket gets entered into a drawing for a gift basket full of amazing stuff! Plus, you can buy more chances at the event by donating 5 dollars more to The Nest! Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 8pm

 

28. Love-A-Bull Valentines Day Phootshoot Fundraiser at Pivot Brewing

Lexington Pit Crew Rescue is having another photo shoot fundraiser at Ethereal! Bring your sweetie (dog or human) and get an unforgettable 2019 Valentine’s Day photo for only $10! There will be Lexington Pit Crew merchandise, a Go Local Pets booth, Flesh and Blood Printing set up, and plenty of beer to enjoy!

  • Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Time: 2pm to 5pm

 

29. Valentine’s Day Barker Party at the Southern Barker

Come out and celebrate Valentine’s Day with your furry friend! Their Kissing Booth Photo Op will be back! They will be having exclusive deals and every dog that comes in will be getting a FREE TREAT!

  • Date: Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Time: 10am to 8pm

 

30. GALentine’s Day Floral Arranging at Forage

Come out as State & Arrow takes you on an intro to floral design GALentine’s Day adventure. All materials provide. Wine, Beer & Non-Alcoholic bevies available! Tickets available: HERE.
  • Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Time: 6pm

 

31. Galentine’s Day Pop-Up at The Barrel House Events Center

Come out for a night promoting and celebrating all things women in Lexington! $10 tickets and silent auction with all proceeds benefitting Girls on the Run Central Kentucky. There will be a ton of vendors, light snacks, and a cash bar!

  • Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm

 

32. Galentine’s Ladies Night Out with your BFFs at Painting With a Twist

This Fun NEW ART is great for a celebration with friends! Gals, grab your friends for a Galentine’s Day Celebration! Tickets available: HERE.
  • Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

33. Be My Valentine Friday! Pick Your Project at Board and Brush Lexington

VALENTINE’S WEEKEND CONTEST! Wear as much pink and red as possible to this workshop to win a FREE giftcard! They will also have specials on Rosé all weekend! Come and make a beautiful wooden sign for your home! Pick any sign from their gallery of over 200+ designs and they can personalize it with your name, dates, etc. Enjoy a variety of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages and listen to an incredibly fun playlist while you’re building your boards! Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 

34. Salsatine’s Dance at The Salsa Center

Begin the night with a salsa dance lesson. Two classes are happening at once: a class for those that are BRAND NEW to salsa or a class for the seasoned salsa dancers. There will be some Bachata, Kizomba, Cha Cha Cha and other Latin rhythms during the social hour. $15 per person (will rotate during party class). $35 per couples who wish to not rotate during the class lesson. No experience or partner needed for this fun dance event! Call for more info: 859-278-8598. Advance Registration is recommended to reserve your spot. Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Time: 8:30pm to 11:30pm

 

35. Single and Bitter Cheesecake Takeover at Blue Stallion Brewing Company

A night of bitterness with four cheesecake bites and a flight of four 5 oz beers. They will have four seatings from 6pm to 9pm. Plus bring a picture of your ex to shredded and they will donate $5 to The Nest Center for Woman here in Lexington! Get your tickets and have a blast talking smack about your exS! Tickets available: HERE.
  • Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm

 

36. Bubbles (and bites!) of the World at wine + market

Treat your sweet to this fun, annual class sparkling wine class! You’ll sample several bubbly styles – all from different global wine regions, and each will be paired with delicious small plates. This popular class sells out quickly, so don’t delay if you’d like to sign up! Please call 859.225.0755 to RSVP. $50/person.

  • Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 7:30pm

 

37. Death By Chocolate Murder Mystery Dinner Show at The Speakeasy

Need plans for Valentines? Bluegrass Mystery Theatre will be performing “Death by Chocolate” show by Jeffrey Roberts at the Speakeasy on February 16, 2019 at 6pm. 3 course meal and a show you don’t want to miss! Tickets available: HERE.

  • Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019
  • Time: 6pm to 9pm

 

 

 

Have kids? Check out one of these events:

 

I’ll be sure to update this list as I find out about more events!

 

Be sure to check out my other post tomorrow strictly about “Where to Eat” for Valentine’s Day!