WHAT TO DO FOR VALENTINES DAY IN FORT WORTH, TX?
Valentine’s Day is an annual holiday celebrating romantic love and friendship. It’s all about showing love to the ones you care about and spending time together. To celebrate this annual holiday, you might take that special person out on a date or share a fun and unique experience with them. Luckily for those of us in the Fort Worth area, there are tons of things we can do on Valentine’s Day.
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Attend Taste the Love (Valentine’s Dinner and Fundraiser)
If you’re feeling particularly charitable this Valentine’s Day and want to make the holiday about something bigger, join the fifth annual Taste the Love (Valentine’s Day Dinner and Fundraiser). Expect a delicious multicourse menu curated by a chef and entertaining fundraising activities. This event is hosted by the Taste Project, a local nonprofit committed to feeding people one community at a time. All sales from the event will go towards its work and the Taste Community Restaurant.
Float Lake Lewisville on a Valentine’s Cruise
Set sail on Arispop’s Valentine’s Cruise from Feb. 12-14 on Lake Lewisville. Prices range from $129 to $169 per couple and include a two-hour cruise, live music, comedy, and a three-course dinner. A dinner cruise will provide the perfect opportunity to enjoy some fresh air and open water while dining on a delicious meal with that special someone. Arispop also hosts private charters, so if you can’t make it to the Valentine’s Cruise, you could book a boat for just your party.
Go Back in Time With a Drive-In Movie Experience
There’s nothing more classic than taking your date to a drive-in movie theater. Grab a bucket of popcorn and some sodas, and enjoy a film from the comfort of your car. Drive over to Panther Island and catch a Valentine’s Day movie at the Coyote Drive-In, a local favorite. In the past, it has run food and drink specials along with romantic feature films on this holiday. Check out the website closer to the date to see what’s playing.
Get Creative With Cake & Sip
Why not try your hand at decorating a cake this Valentine’s Day? Join this original event, Valentine’s Day Cake & Sip, which is hosted by Sweet Treats by Lexx on Feb. 12. This is a great option for couples or groups of friends celebrating the holiday. General admission is $60 and couples tickets are $100. All tickets come with a 6-foot cake, buttercream, and decorating materials, such as flowers and sprinkles. You’re encouraged to bring your own beverages to add to the festivity.
Indulge in Your Love for Chocolate
Right across the highway from Fort Worth, Dallas by Chocolate Tours is running a special Decadent Valentine’s Dreams Chocolate Tour. Feed your every chocolate desire as you travel to the area’s best destinations for bonbons, chocolate shots, French pastries, and more. The ticket price includes transportation, dessert samples, beverages, and a rose for your valentine.
Take a Valentine-themed Cooking Demonstration
Cooking together is a great way to develop new skills while bonding with your partner. While you won’t be cooking at this event, you’ll be learning about all the tools you need to make an incredible meal. This year, Central Market is hosting Dinner With Your Valentine on Friday, Feb. 11 at the Fort Worth location. Watch as the instructors guide you through the process of preparing exquisite dishes, including lobster cocktail, roasted duck with accompaniments, and souffle Grand Marnier. Dishes are served after each demonstration and perfectly paired with wine.
Visit the Forth Worth Stockyards for Valentine’s Specials
The historic and renowned Fort Worth Stockyards has some excellent activities lined up over the Valentine’s Day weekend to make this holiday even more memorable. In fact, if you don’t want a traditional Valentine’s dinner but you’re looking for something special, this is definitely the place to be. On Feb. 12, check out the sensational Randy Rogers Band as they perform on the main stage. You can also check out one of the twice-daily cattle drives or visit any of the other many attractions at the stockyards.
Take in a Ballet With Swan Lake on Valentine’s Weekend
There’s no better time to catch the hauntingly beautiful Swan Lake performance, hosted by the Ballet Frontier, than over Valentine’s Day weekend. This unforgettable performance features Tchaikovsky’s dynamic score with breathtaking costumes and choreography. This performance is something you’ll never forget, and it will certainly make a unique and intimate Valentine’s Day celebration. Performances are on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.
Go On a Tour of Fort Worth’s Breweries
Instead of joining one of the organized events in Fort Worth, you could design your own brewery tour for Valentine’s Day. Fort Worth has a growing craft beer industry, and hopping between breweries in a taxi or with a designated driver is a great way to see the city and try something different with your valentine. Many of the breweries aren’t open on Mondays, so be sure to check them out over the weekend.
We recommend Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, Martin House Brewing Company, and Revolver Brewing to get you started. Visit their websites before you head out to see if there’s any live music or special events going on, so you can schedule your tour accordingly.
Have a Great Valentine’s Day With Your Loved Ones
As you plan your Valentine’s Day for the one you love, wouldn’t it be even more special to take them out in a brand new car? Before the holiday arrives, why not visit Hiley Buick GMC of Fort Worth and get yourself behind the wheel of your new GMC or Buick. Then you’ll really be able to celebrate one of the activities we’ve suggested here.
We hope this list has inspired you to make plans for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. Whether you plan to spend it with family, friends, or that special someone, there’s an activity for you here in Fort Worth. Do you know about a Valentine’s Day activity that we missed? Let us know, as we are always looking to update our recommendations.