Valentine’s Day Events


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The Peoria Area is buzzing with Valentine’s Day-themed events! For a guide to all these love-filled activities, look no further. Let the countdown to love and joy commence!

Fused Glass Heart Candy Dish at Art at the Bodega  {Washington}  // February 3 //  Whether you’re celebrating friendship, self-love, or romantic connections, you’ll love learning more about the art of fused glass. Great for tweens + adults, beginners or experts, a fantastic time is sure to be had.

Squabbles at The Barn III {Goodfield} // February 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 // Try an evening of dinner theater with this fast-paced comedy that pits a father in law against a mother in law in a comedic succession of squabbles. Spend Valentine’s Day with dinner and a show at The Barn III.

Valentines Scone Class at Four30 Scones  {Morton} // February 3 + 10 // Not only will you master your baking skills and make delicious scones, you’ll also learn the art of making chocolate covered strawberries. This sounds like a win-win to impress your loved ones for years to come.

Galentine Pop Up at Clink  {Peoria Heights) // February 3 // Grab your best girlies for a night out sipping speciality drinks (mocktails included!) and shopping.

Galentine’s Day II Chocolates, Cupcakes, Cake Pops and Truffles at The Cookery {Morton} // February 3 // Celebrate Valentine’s Day with those you love in the kitchen! This class will fill your sweet tooth and send you home with lots to share. Learn to make a menu of Hazelnut Ganache Truffles, Caramel Truffles, Chocolate Dipped Berries, Lovebug Cake Pops, Red Velvet Cake Pops, Oreo Truffles, and much more!

Valentine’s Day Workshops with J. Draper Glass {Peoria} // February 3, 10, 17, 24 // J. Draper Glass is offering multiple dynamic Valentine’s Day glass blowing classes. Learn how to manipulate molten glass and trap air bubbles to create a beautiful heart-shaped paperweight, smooch bowl, flower, or glassware set.

Galentines Wine Glass Acrylic on Canvas at Mackinaw Valley Winery  {Mackinaw}  // February 8 //  Toast to friendship as you + your gal pal sip delicious wine and unleash your creative side. You’ll be guided by an expert instructor as you create a beautiful work of art.

Mother-Son Dance at Avanti’s Event Center  {Pekin}  // February 8 // Time for a date with your son! Semi-casual or formal attire, you’ll dance the night away and make memories for years to come. All ages are welcome and light refreshments are provided.

Yoga, Wine + Chocolate at Luthy Botanical Garden  {Peoria}  //  February 8   //  Start the night with a 45 minute yoga class taught by an instructor from the RiverPlex, surrounded by lush botanical plants at Luthy Botanical Gardens. Then, finish it off with a glass of wine and fine chocolates.

Candlelit Sensations at GKB Candle Co.  {Peoria}   //   February 10   //  This 5 senses experience will include a blindfold and delicious aphrodisiac finger foods as you enjoy the good vibes of candle making.

Dinner and Dancing with John Young at The Cookery {Morton} // February 10 // Looking for a truly unique evening to spend together in celebration of Valentine’s weekend? Or how about the perfect gift for that couple who loves to hit the dance floor!? Even if you have two left feet, you will surely enjoy this brand new class that combines dinner with music and dance.

Galentine’s Day at The Yoga Projekt  {Peoria Heights}   //   February 10   //  Feels like OHM…. Grab your girl gang for an unforgettable galentine’s celebration with yoga, strawberries and champagne!

Pottery Wheel Date Night at Art at the Bodega  {Washington}  //   February 10   //  A romantic night out with your significant other! Cocktails, pottery, chocolate … need we say more?!

Axe the Ex at Gone Social {Peoria}  //  February 14   //  This event is dedicated to the broken-hearted. Single or not, bring a memento or write an ex’s name on the bullseye. Have some fun at this Anti-Valentine’s Day event. With drink specials on wine, who knows, maybe you’ll meet your next ex…

Cockroach Valentine at Peoria Zoo {Peoria}  //  February 14   //  Do you need a unique way to say, “our love is eternal” or “love bites?” Either way, you’ve come to the right place. Celebrate Valentine’s day this year with a unique gift for the one you love… or hate, by symbolically naming a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach in their honor.

Daddy-Daughter Dance at Avanti’s Event Center   {Pekin}   //   February 15   //   Don’t miss the chance to dance the night away with your little girl (all ages welcome!). Semi-casual or formal attire and light refreshments provided.

Dueling Pianos at The Waterhouse {Peoria} // February 16 + 17 // Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a sweetheart or could care less about Valentine’s and want to party along with a group of your friends, Central Illinois Dueling Pianos is back for a full weekend in The Waterhouse on February 16th and 17th!!

Peoria Symphony Orchestra presents Romance at The Peoria Civic Center  {Peoria}  //  February 17   //  Join the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Maestro George Stelluto, guest violinist David Taylor, for the annual Romance concert at the Peoria Civic Center Theater. “Enjoy a romantic evening filled with live music, drinks, and dancing. You’ll fall in love with the romantic pieces by Carlos Surinach, Édouard Lalo, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov.”

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