Last-minute Valentine ideas for procrastinators


CLEVELAND, Ohio (WJW) – You don’t have to be living a fairytale to celebrate the ones you love in Cleveland.

Kristen Jantonio with Destination Cleveland stopped by FOX 8 Extra to fill us in on some ways you can mark the day with friends or family.

  • Public Square
    • The Cleveland Foundation Skating Rink will be open from 4-10 p.m., and there will be special Valentine’s Day pricing – buy one skating admission and your plus one skates for free
    • There will also be a free Valentine’s Day fireworks show synchronized to your favorite love songs. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
    • The Cleveland Museum of Art will host a day of programs celebrating love in all its forms. Residents can check out the new free special exhibition “PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet,” take a love-inspired guided tour or even grab a specialty cocktail at Provenance.
    • Friday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-9p.m.
  • Cleveland Orchestra
    • During Valentine’s Day weekend, the Cleveland Orchestra will be performing “Beethoven and Mozart.” And on Sunday Feb. 16, free public tours will be offered.
    • Friday, Feb. 14 – Sunday, Feb. 16
  • House of Blues
    • Three shows are taking place on Valentine’s Day at the House of Blues in Downtown Cleveland – Valentine’s Day Dinner and a Show featuring Sinatra CLE, Boy Band Review, and Silent Party – R&B Lovers & Friends Edition.
      • Valentine’s Day Dinner and Sinatra CLE – dinner reservations start at 5pm with the Sinatra CLE performance taking place from 7-9 p.m.
      • Boy Band Review – doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m.
      • Silent Party – R&B Lovers & Friends Edition – 10 p.m.-2a.m., must be 21+ to attend
  • Mahall’s
    • Mahall’s in Lakewood is hosting the “Sweetheart’s Sock Hop: 50s Valentine’s Dance Party.” DJs will be spinning 50s vinyl; retro cocktail specials will be offered and there is a prize for best dressed!
    • Friday, Feb. 14, beginning at 9 p.m.; tickets cost $5
  • Society Lounge
    • Society Lounge in Downtown Cleveland is hosting a Valentine’s Day cocktail class! The class will focus on champagne cocktails. Attendees will learn about the history of these cocktails, and then try making their own drinks.
    • Sunday, Feb. 16, 5-6:30 p.m.; tickets cost $35
  • Cleveland Dessert Festival
    • The first Cleveland Dessert Festival will feature the very best sweets in the city. Guests will be able to enjoy 20+ dessert samples from participating vendors and can vote for their favorite dessert.
    • Sunday, Feb. 16, 11 a.m.-2p.m.; tickets cost $15
  • Great Lakes Brewing Company
    • Great Lakes Brewing Company is hosting an “Anti-Valentine’s Day Party” where “singles, couples and the hopelessly unromantic are all welcome.” The evening includes drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, a cupcake decorating station and a photo booth.
    • Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.; tickets cost $45

If you don’t plan on leaving the house, Jet’s Pizza has some cute ideas for dinner.

While supplies last, all Jet’s Pizza locations are selling heart-shaped pizza, bread and cinnamon sticks on Valentine’s Day only.

More information here.

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