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.
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.
Competitive couples and video game fanatics can spend an evening at 1984 playing dozens of vintage arcade games and pinball machines.
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.
Dinner and a movie take a twist. Enjoy a Valentine’s Feast at the Alamo Drafthouse inspired by the movie “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Food lovers unite at the Beer, Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Festival. Sample amazing treats and treat yourself to some adult beverages on Feb. 8.
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.
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 fans can share a few laughs at Blue Room Comedy Club.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Springfield is home to dozens of hiking and walking trails in the area such as Busiek State Park.
Snuggle up and get cozy in an igloo at Vantage Rooftop Lounge & Conservatory. Order from a selection of cocktails, sharable plates, and decadent desserts.
Not a fan of regular skating rinks? Sp(ice) it up with ice skating at Jordan Valley Ice Park.
Adventurous couples can challenge themselves with indoor rock climbing at the Zenith Climbing Center.
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.
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.
Take to the skating rink and skate circles around your date at Skateland.
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