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The best way to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to plan ahead, whether you’re a couple or a single pringle! It’s a special day that you get to choose how you want to celebrate.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic, funny or creative experience or activities that focus on self care and personal growth, here are 15 Valentine’s Day events and activities happening throughout the month of February that are giving us all of the heart eyes:

Morning Valentines Day Cookie Decorating Class

Learn how to decorate sugar cookies with royal icing for Valentine’s Day. 

Get inspired and join Heather, the custom cookie guru as guests explore various baking and icing techniques.

  • Where: Sunshine Early Childhood Centre, 2225 Sooke Road
  • When: Sunday, February 5th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sweethearts Market 

Bring your Sweetheart, friends and family to this one-of-a-kind Valentine’s weekend market at Bilston Creek Farm.

This curated selection of specialty vendors will offer a variety of hand made treats and thoughtful gifts for your Sweetheart, or yourself 

  • Where: Bilston Creek Farm, 4185 Metchosin Road
  • When: Friday, February 10th to Sunday, February 12th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Speed Dating

For one night only you just might find love a few days before Valentine’s at this speed dating event happening right here in Victoria!

The number of dates will depend on how many people sign up. Intermission with light snacks will be provided at this event.

Matches will be sent to you via email or text (whatever you prefer) within 24 hours.

  • Where: 411 Gorge Road
  • When: Friday, February 10th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Rogers Chocolates 

Visit Roger’s Chocolates on Government Street and try a classic Victoria Cream or take home one of three special heart-shaped Valentine’s Day boxes of chocolate. 

  • Where: Rogers Chocolates, 913 Government Street
  • When: Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Off the Eaten Track Tours

For a mouth watering and classy food experience, try Off the Eaten Track’s food and city tour. 

  • Where: Steamship Terminal, 470 Bellville Street
  • When: Select days throughout February 

Cheese Tasting 101

Enhance your appreciation of cheese by learning key tasting skills! We’ll teach you the words to describe the taste, colour and texture of your favourite cheeses, how to use all of your senses to fully experience a cheese tasting, the important steps in Cheesemaking and some history.

The tasting menu features 12 kinds of cheese from all over the world.

  • Where: L’ Apéro – Wine and Cheese Bistro, 1028 Blanshard Street
  • When: Saturday, February 11th, 2 p.m.

Lovers Lane Market at Langford Station

Vendors from across Vancouver Island will be selling soaps, jewelry and delicious eats and drinks at this cozy market at Langford Station.

  • Where: 720 Station Avenue, downtown Langford
  • When: Saturday, February 11th, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Pour Your Heart Out!

Join Ginja and Ty for their first ever, acrylic paint pouring party! 

Have a laugh and pour two 8×10″ pieces with your partner or mingle with singles.

All supplies are provided, and no experience is necessary for this extremely fun, and naughty Valentine’s Paint Pour.

Ginja and Ty guide guests through every step of the way as you learn the “kiss” and “blow” techniques. 

  • Where: Darcy’s Pub, 737 Goldstream Avenue
  • When: Monday, February 13th, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Take it to the Limit

Moon Coin Productions Presents “Take It To The Limit” The Ultimate Eagle’s Tribute coming to the McPherson Playhouse in Victoria for the first time on February 13th with their “Love Will Keep Us Alive” Valentine’s Tour!

  • Where: McPherson Playhouse, 3 Centennial Square 
  • When: Monday, February 13th, 7:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Concert Ft. Emily Braden

Join Emily Oliver and Ashley for an evening of hot swing and heart melting ballads.

Emily Braden is the winner of New York City’s ‘Best of the Best’ Jazzmobile Vocal Competition and two-time cultural ambassador with the US Embassy’s Arts Envoy Program. 

  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street
  • When: Tuesday, February 14th, Doors at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

Kisses from a horse Improv Show

From the dynamic duo that brought you Hair Funeral comes a new improvised musical, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Kisses From a Horse will take inspiration from audience suggestions and will be made up on the spot and performed live for one night only. What better way to spend Valentine’s Day? Bring your sweetheart or your bestie (or both) and get your butts in a seat!

  • Where: Paul Phillips Hall, 1923 Fernwood Road
  • When: Tuesday, February 14th, 2023. Doors at 7:30 p.m., Show at 8 p.m.

Wind Cries Mary

If you’re still feeling the love and want to extend your Valentine’s Day a little bit longer, head to Wind Cries Mary, for one of the city’s best cocktails or nightcaps!

  • Where: Wind Cries Mary, 45 Baston Square
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Valentine’s Day Speakeasy

Join the VEC every Tuesday for swing jazz and cocktail culture in a vintage, prohibition era setting.

Live jazz by the city’s favourite swing jazz musicians, with rotating bands each week and occasional pop-up features.

  • Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street 
  • When: Tuesday, February 14th, Doors at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Vocal Jazz in Oak Bay

Enjoy your favourite love songs while you wine and dine at the historic Oaks Restaurant and Tea room.

Guests are advised to RSVP.

  • Where: The Oaks Restaurant and Tearoom, 2250 Oak Bay Avenue
  • When: Tuesday, February 14th, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Valentine’s Day at Irish Times Pub

The folks at the Irish Times pub have a magical night planned at the pub on Valentine’s Day. 

This year they will be serving a three course dinner where guests can enjoy Kobe Wilson dazzling couples with his magic act.

  • Where: Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street
  • When: Tuesday, February 14th, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.



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