Valentine's Date Ideas To Do In Springfield

Make Valentine's Day one to remember.
35b41efb 8c30 44e9 836c 0a815ed0a468 madison+russell sr 1990 Written by Madison Russell on January 29, 2020.

Scrambling to plan date night for Valentine’s Day? Springfield offers plenty of out-of-the-box activities to make your Valentine’s Day one to remember. Here are a few activities and events around Springfield to make Valentine’s Day a little more interesting this year. 

37 North Expeditions Hike & Winery

Share the outdoors with your loved one and go on a guided hike Feb. 15 with 37 North Expeditions. At the end of the day, enjoy a wine tasting at Sassafras Winery. 

1984 Arcade

Competitive couples and video game fanatics can spend an evening at 1984 playing dozens of vintage arcade games and pinball machines.

Askinosie Chocolate

Askinosie Chocolate

Tour a local Springfield chocolate factory at Askinosie Chocolate. Taste hand-crafted confections and truffles all week long or enjoy a special Valentine’s themed pairing class on Valentine’s Day. 

Alamo Drafthouse

Alamo Drafthouse

Dinner and a movie take a twist. Enjoy a Valentine’s Feast at the Alamo Drafthouse inspired by the movie “Crazy Rich Asians.” 


Let out your inner lumberjack and perfect your aim with an axe blade at TommyHawks or Craft Axe Throwing

Beer, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival

Food lovers unite at the Beer, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival. Sample amazing treats and treat yourself to some adult beverages on Feb. 8. 

Brewery Tour

Get crafty and tour some of Springfield’s finest breweries on the 417 Brewery Bus Tours. Taste from a selection of craft beers made right here in Springfield.

Cookie Decorating Class with B+B Boulangerie

Decorate Valentine’s Day cookies at B+B Boulangerie on Feb. 8. Work with royal icing and take your cookies home to share on Valentine’s Day. 

Comedy Club

Comedy fans can share a few laughs at Blue Room Comedy Club

Creative Escape Glass

Creative Escape Glass

Join Creative Escape Glass with your special Valentine for an evening of creating (creativity not required). Make a beautiful fused glass project that will be a wonderful reminder of how fun it was to create together.

Culture Night

Enjoy the arts or the history of Springfield with a loved one at the Springfield Art Museum or the History Museum on the Square


Plan a Valentine’s or Galentine’s event where you can make everything yourself. AR Workshop allows you to make a unique item by hand with the help of their team.

Galentine’s Day at LightBox

Celebrate Galentine’s Day at Lightbox on Feb. 8 on Commercial Street. Take photos with eight unique backgrounds and enjoy Strawberry Mochas from Rove Coffee. Enter in a drawing to win prizes from local businesses. 

Galentine’s Tea at Tea Bar & Bites Bakery and Cafe 

Tea Bar & Bites will feature a Galentine’s Tea Special including light tea fare with desserts, and loose leaf tea for $20 from 11 a.m.-close! Bottomless Mimosas will be available all day for $12, and they will serve 1/2 off house wine all day. Bring your friends and loved ones and celebrate! 


Busiek State Park

Springfield is home to dozens of hiking and walking trails in the area such as Busiek State Park.


Vantage Igloos

Snuggle up and get cozy in an igloo at Vantage Rooftop Lounge & Conservatory. Order from a selection of cocktails, sharable plates, and decadent desserts. 

Ice Skating

Not a fan of regular skating rinks? Sp(ice) it up with ice skating at Jordan Valley Ice Park

Indoor Rock Climbing

Adventurous couples can challenge themselves with indoor rock climbing at the Zenith Climbing Center.

Japanese Mizumoto Stroll Garden

Romance in the Garden at Japanese Mizumoto Stroll Garden

Take a stroll through the serene Japanese Mizumoto Stroll Garden decorated with ambient lights and with romantic music playing softly in the background.


Sing your heart out at Friend’s Karaoke Pub. Enjoy a night of food and singing with your friends or loved ones. 

Pythian Castle

Join Pythian Castle for romantic, candlelight dinner followed by a slow dancing lesson. You'll be sure to warm your partner's heart while you dance the night away at the castle.

Roller Skating

Take to the skating rink and skate circles around your date at Skateland

Shooting Range

Shoot your shot at a perfect Valentine’s date at various shooting ranges. Fans of firearms can take to the range at Cherokee Firearms or the Springfield Archery Complex at Davis House

Spa Day

Zen 3

Lay back and relax and treat you and your loved one to a spa day. Float into a dream-like state with Theta Float Spa, or treat yourself to a massage at Dharma, Acacia Spa or Zen 3

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