For some, Valentine’s Day may just be another Wednesday – and that’s just fine. But if you’re looking to celebrate the day of looooove, either with your partner or your best friends, we’ve got plenty of event suggestions.
For Nature Enthusiasts
If you prefer a guided structure in the great outdoors, the Ray Harral Nature Center in Broken hosts an event on Feb. 10. All you’ll need is a jar – and you can even buy one at the center. Then, with you beau or bestie, walk around in nature and collect items in your jar, like stones, rocks and moss. You can head to a center classroom after collecting your items to put the finishing touches on your keepsake.
If, instead, you’d just like to take a stroll or hike, you can venture to the Lake Hefner lighthouse in OKC, the Gathering Place in Tulsa, the ‘Unexpected Us’ installation at OKC’s Scissortail Park or Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Pawhuska.
For Performance Lovers
Dinner and a show? Always a great recipe for Valentine’s Day.
Fans of classical ballet can venture to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for two shows – Tulsa Ballet’s Strictly Gershwin from Feb. 8-11, and Ailey II, which brings together early career dancers with emerging choreographers on Feb.13.
At OKC’s Civic Center Music Hall, book tickets for OKC Ballet’s Giselle, running Feb. 9-11. For something a bit quirkier, try Adele Wolf’s Valentine’s Follies on Feb. 10.
If you and your snookums prefer an out-of-the-box experience this V-Day, try some art-centric activities.
In Tulsa, the Champagne and Chocolate fundraiser for Living Arts is a swanky option happening Feb. 24. The gallery doors are open for guests to enjoy libations, chocolate, art and fashion.
In OKC, the V-Day Bash at Factory Obscura happens Feb. 12. Guests can enjoy live music, love-themed gifts, unique art, bouquets for sale and some delicious bites.
For the Kiddos
Spreading love and positivity shouldn’t just be for the adults – so if you’ve got children to entertain around V-Day, try one of the following.
On Valentine’s Day proper, venture to Tulsa’s Philbrook Museum from 10 a.m. to noon. Kids are welcome to make their own crafts with help from parents, and discuss ways to celebrate family and friendship all year ‘round.
On Feb. 11, visit OKC’s Myriad Botanical Gardens for the Love Bug Rock Gardens event. You and your little one can paint a bug-themed rock garden for some creative, hands-on quality time.
For Diners and Drinkers
If you’re instead looking for the traditional romantic dinner option, there are plenty of routes to take.
In Claremore, venture to the Pink House on V-Day. Enjoy a candlelight dinner and special prix fixe menu. Other spots for an upscale meal include Boston Title and Abstract, Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano, Mahogany Prime Steakhouse and Doc’s Wine and Food in Tulsa. In OKC, try The Rose Room, Vast, Stella Modern Italian Cuisine and FLINT.
For Gals and Pals
Celebrating friendship is a worthy way to spend your Valentine’s Day.
Options abound. In Owasso, try the Galentine’s Day Candlemaking Class at Emersumnice Brewery on Feb. 4. Tulsa’s The Vault offers a Valentine’s themed cocktail class on Feb. 8. You can enjoy the Galentine’s Day Ceramics Class at Tulsa’s NEFF Brewing on Feb. 11, or the Galentine’s Day Party on Feb. 13 at Claremore-based Vintique Charm.
In OKC, venture to the Oklahoma History Center on Feb. 10 for a Valentine-themed beginner’s crochet class. Popular Edmond restaurant Farmers Grain Kitchen + Cellar hosts a Galentine’s Day party on Feb. 9. Or, venture to Harrah’s The Simple Brew on Feb. 17 for a Galentine’s Day Sip and Shop party.