Every February 14, people across the country will buy flowers, candies, soft cards and other gifts to show their love on Valentine’s Day.
Although the holiday isn’t until Monday, Valentine’s Day celebrations kick off Friday with events for couples, singles, families and friends.
From chocolate and beer pairing events and Valentine’s Day trivia to holiday ax throwing and naming a frozen rat after your ex, the Greeley Tribune has compiled a list of Valentine’s Day events. Valentine’s Day taking place in Greeley, Loveland and beyond, plus some online activities.
Friday February 11
Sweetheart Chocolate and Beer Pairing is offered at 4 p.m. at the Desk Chair Workspace, 201 E. 4th St. in Loveland. Participants will receive three beer tastings from local breweries as well as three chocolates from Loveland Chocolate. Tickets are $20 per person and adults 21 and older are welcome to attend. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3oDZ4DL.
Meet at the Windsor Gardener from 5-7 p.m. for Sip and Shop at 6461 State Highway 392. Adults 21 and older can enjoy a night of shopping and drinks. Admission is free and drink prices vary. For more information, call the Windsor Gardener at (970) 686-9771.
Rock your darling on the dance floor at Valentine Dance 2022 with Presidio and special guest Los 7 De La Kumbia at 8 p.m. at the Millennium Event Center, 815 10th St., Greeley. Enjoy drink specials and dance the night away. Tickets are $15 per person for general admission with the option to reserve a table for two for $25, a table for four for $35, or a table for eight for $50. The event is open to adults 21 and older. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3gb9xBR.
The 2022 Loveland Sweetheart Festival kicks off at 5 p.m. at Foundry Plaza between 1st and 3rd streets in downtown Loveland with a beer tent, kids’ zone, food trucks, vendors, stilt walkers, demonstrations live ice carving and more. The festival is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/35EERHf.
Saturday February 12
Wiley Roots Brewing Company is hosting beer and food pairings from noon to 6 p.m. at 625 3rd St. Attendees ages 21 and up can enjoy four different beers paired with four different cookies for $15 per person. Registration is not required to attend. For more information, call Wiley Roots at (970) 515-7315.
Have a Valentine’s night out with your pup at Smooch Your Pooch from 2-5 p.m. at Dee-O-Gee LoCo, 110 Emery St., Longmont. Take a photo with Fido, enjoy refreshments and meet other pet owners. Registration is not required to attend the free event and all ages and well-behaved dogs are welcome. For more information, call Dee-O-Gee at (970) 629-6600.
Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with Latitude 105 from 4-8:30 p.m. at 101 S. Saint Vrain Ave., Estes Park. The three-course menu offers different dishes to choose from, such as jumbo prawns stuffed with bacon-wrapped crab, herb-crusted New Zealand lamb chops, and white chocolate cheesecake. Guests can also choose options from the restaurant’s regular menu and children’s menu. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by calling (970) 527-1500.
Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner with live music at 6 p.m. at 2939 N. County Road 31D, Loveland. Chef Marcus has created a special menu that includes stuffed whole pork loin, root vegetable lasagna, pretzel bread pudding and a Tuscan winter salad. Tickets are $90 per couple, excluding taxes and tip. Music will be provided by local musician Vi Wickam. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (970) 667-3915 or visit https://bit.ly/3oDJw2J.
Show off your Valentine’s Day knowledge at 7:30 p.m. at the Shine Shop and Craft Spirits, 2525 W. 10th St. 6-shooter free flight. Food and drink specials will also be available. The event is open to adults 21 and older. For more information, visit www.theshineshopdistillery.com.
Sunday February 13
Not a fan of Valentine’s Day? Well, the Greeley Hatchet House has the event for you. Bring in a picture of an ex and you can use his face as a practice target. The Hatchet House is open from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 820 9th St., Unit A in Greeley. Tickets cost 430 per person for 90 minutes of throwing. All ages are welcome to attend. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made by going to www.greeleyhatchethouse.com.
Avoid the hassle of planning a date and join the Blind Date with a book hosted by Midnight Oil Bookstore and WeldWerks Brewing Co. at noon at 508 8th Ave. For $14.99, attendees will receive a beer and a paper-wrapped book with only a brief description of what it’s about. For more information, contact the Midnight Oil Bookstore at (970) 673-8675.
Are you single and ready to mingle but don’t really want to leave the house? So tune in for the Singles Valentine’s Day 7 p.m. online. Viewers will be able to chat with other participants, play games and meet new friends. The cost to attend is $10 per viewing platform. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3Jhwr7i.
Monday February 14
Loveland Chocolate and Feisty Spirits Valentine’s Day Pairing is scheduled for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at 1708 E. Lincoln Ave., Suite 1, Fort Collins. Adults 21 and over will enjoy four Feisty Spirits specialty craft cocktails paired with decadent chocolates from Loveland Chocolates. Tickets are $25 per person for the 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. time slots. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3GHB9cy.
Give yourself the gift of vengeful satisfaction at Achy Breaky Bugs 4 p.m. online. For $5 you can name a cockroach after an ex, boss, or anyone who will be fed to a reptile. Take revenge up a notch and go for the $20 frozen rat that will be fed to an amphibian or reptile. Feedings will be streamed live, and customers who purchase a cockroach or rat will receive a personalized photo to share on Facebook. For more information or to purchase a cockroach or rat, call J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue at (920) 419-8839.
Head to Rule105 Brewing for a Valentine’s Day beer and dessert pairing at 7 p.m. at 4731 W. 10th St., Unit C in Greeley. Head Brewer Michael Mosher will talk about select beers that pair well with specific desserts. Tickets are $14 per person at the door and include four beers and dessert. The event is open to adults 21 and older. For more information, visit www.Rule105brewing.com.