What to Do for Valentines Day in Fort Wayne Besides Going Out to Eat


what to do for valentine's day besides dinner and a movie

Some Fort Wayne Valentines Day Ideas

While dinner and a movie always makes for a great date night, if you’re looking for something a little different to do this Valentines Day,  we’ve put together some great ideas to enjoy with your significant other or best friend!

Ice Skating at Headwater’s Park

The ice skating rink at Headwater’s Park gives the saying “skating on thin ice” on new meaning and one that you’ll actually enjoy! Is there anything more romantic than skating hand-in-hand around an ice rink? Bring that special someone out for an evening they won’t forget!

A Night at the Ballet

Bring your valentine out to the Auer Center on February 10 to participate in the Fort Wayne Ballet Association’s newest production – Love Notes. This celebration of love is sure to be a hit with the honey! For Tickets and more info, visit the Fort Wayne Ballet’s website.

My Cold Hearted Valentine

If you’ve never been to Science Central, there’s no better time to visit than right now! Science Central is hosting an Adults Only night of interactive, hands-on Murder Mystery excitement, delicious snacks and delightful cocktails from Calhoun Street: Soups, Salads, and Spirits. Kick off Valentine’s weekend with My Cold-hearted Valentine on February 10th

Cheer on Your Team

The Komets will take on the Indy Fuel at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on  February 10. Then head back to the coliseum on the 11th for The Fort Wayne Derby Girls season opener against the Gem City Roller Girls

Romeo and Juliet

Is there anything more romantic than an evening at the theater? February 17-19, head out to the PPG Arts United Artslab and see the fabled story of Romeo and Juliet unfold before your own eyes. Between sword fights, masquerades and forbidden love, it will certainly be an evening to remember.

Take a Walk Through the Botanical Conservatory

Spend your Valentines Day weekend walking hand-in-hand through the Botanical Conservatory with your special someone. Their Sweetheart Orchid Display runs February 7-26 and features a heart-shaped planter with a cascade of red “valentine” orchids. The wonderful scenery of the Conservatory makes the perfect setting for a romantic stroll, a first date, or even a surprise proposal!

Paint a Picture

Bottle & Bottega is hosting some great events on February 14th. Enjoy a 4-course prime rib dinner then head over to the painting area where they’ll walk you and your date through the painting of a romantic Parisian image. Or, if prime rib’s not for you, light up the night Illumin-Art where you’ll paint a picture of the Eiffel Tower then string rice lights through it to let your work shine! Check out all of the great events our sign up for these on their website.

Wine and Dine

OK, yes, we did say we’d be giving you ideas besides dinner. But, this is a little different! Country Heritage Winery and Vineyard is hosting a romantic night of food, music, and wine. Enjoy a 6-course meal from Club Soda accompanied by wine sample pairings and light music by Ron Rumbaugh. There will also be some great door prizes.

Try to Escape

If you haven’t tried the escape rooms now’s the time. Fort Wayne Escape Room and Room to Escape will lock you and your date in one of their themed rooms. Search for clues to try to escape before the time is up. Although, a little alone time might be good, so don’t work too fast!

Stay In

However, dinner and a movie are always a popluar date night for a reason! Sometimes the best date is a night spent in. Cook a special dinner, play some music, then curl up with a romantic movie.

Hopefully, we’ve given you some great ideas of some wonderful ways you can spend your Valentines Day, right here in Fort Wayne! Let us know what you plan on doing in the comments below.

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