Valentine's day celebration

Valentine’s Day is most commonly associated with romantic love, but it is also celebrated as a day for expressing love between family members, friends, and pets. Whether you love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day will always be a thing and there are a lot of ways to make it fun, while staying within a budget. Feel like staying home this year or looking forward to going out, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of these awesome events happening in and around Boston. We’ve found great free and cheap events for singles, couples, and the whole family!  Enjoy our list of things to do for Valentine’s Day!!!

Valentine’s Day Events for Couples and Singles in Boston

Valentine’s Day Virtual Beer Festival        

Cupid himself has curated each box containing 10 craft beers and valentine’s day treats, shot straight to your door. Flavors of the holiday range from crisp and light strawberry to deep decadent chocolate. Stream the Video Premiere and get tasting notes and stories from the brewers, chat live with other beer lovers and listen to our musicians jammin’ on modern love songs.  Tickets are $50

Bock Hog Valentine’s Day Box       

What pairs better with love than beer and chocolate? Harpoon Bock Hog Valentine’s Day boxes include a 22oz bomber of Harpoon the Bock Hog, our Barrel-Aged Doppelbock collaboration with Whistle Pig Whiskey and 4 chocolate covered strawberries.  Available for pick-up from the Harpoon Beer Hall in Boston. Boxes are $35

Romantic Valentine’s Day Jazz & Champagne Tasting Cruise

Toast your valentine on this romantic cruise with a light champagne tasting and stunning views of Boston. While sipping on your champagne, enjoy romantic jazz tunes by our house jazz band as we glide through the harbor. This is the perfect cruise for snuggling up with a loved one.  Feb 13 & 14; Tickets are $78

Valentine’s Dinner in the Farm Kitchen

Bring a friend or loved one to Powisset Farm for a special, intimate three-course dinner in the farm kitchen. Watch Chef Thi as she prepares your food with locally-sourced farm ingredients. Candlelight, a complimentary glass of champagne and beer and wine available for you to purchase will make this Valentine’s Day one to remember. These evenings sell out every year, and are limited to eight people, so reserve your spot right away. Feb 13; Member $80 / Nonmember $100

Dinner for Valentines at Terra  

Revel in romance under the stars in Terra’s greenhouse-inspired dining room as you enjoy a decadent multi-course feast on Valentine’s Day. Dive into flame-kissed dishes featuring seasonal ingredients – all prepared over our roaring wood-fired grill. Plus, discover the magic of Italian vino as you sip on perfect pairings.  Feb 14; Tickets are $125

Valentine’s Fire Pit Date Night       

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Fire Pit Date Night at Fruitlands Museum. Take in the sunset views from the Fruitlands Hillside, looking out over the Nashua Valley to Mount Wachusett and the Monadnock range of Southern New Hampshire. Bring your own blanket for added coziness. String lights and luminaries add to the romantic ambience. Your firepit booking includes private fire pit for 2, seating, s’mores fixings, hot chocolate, and hot apple cider, plus some special valentine’s day offerings.  Feb 14; 7-9pm while space lasts; $60 Members / $75 for Nonmembers

Craft Your Own Rings – Custom Event

Forge memories making matching jewelry—including silver, gold, or platinum engagement or wedding bands—during custom workshops at Stonybrook Fine Arts. The Jamaica Plain metalworking and sculpture school will even coordinate a post-date tasting at the neighboring Sam Adams brewery, should you want to toast your beautiful new pieces.  Tickets are $100-$150

A Valentine Murder Cruise to Venice You’ll Die for: Virtual Murder Mystery Party Game

Everything is going wrong on the “Valentine in Venice” harbor cruise aboard the Love Bucket. To top things off, a diner took a nosedive into his soup, just after the first set of sappy Italian love songs. Who killed him? Was it one of Payton’s clients? Was it his ex-girlfriend, who just happened to show up with her new arm candy? Was it a member of one of the few couples that braved the sea sickening, cut-rate evening? It could even have been—YOU!  Online Stream/Downloadable Game $19.50

Valentine’s Day Virtual Speed Dating

Join the free virtual speed dating event on Sunday from 8-9pm. This event is for all ages. The organizer, Filter Off, will schedule your dates. All you need to do is show up!

Be My Valentine Bash – Boston Virtual Speed Dating

It’s all about who you Relish – in a virtual way! Our host will assist you with anything or anyone. Privately chat with a new dater every 7-8 minutes and select those whom you would fancy meeting again. Date matches will be emailed to you, later that evening.  Ages 25-39; Tickets $39

Singles Mingle lnstructional Cooking Class – In Person or Virtual

Treat yourself to a Valentine’s Day Cooking Class designed specifically for SINGLES! Cook alongside Chef Amy von Eiff in this hand-on instructional cooking class. Class includes two hours of professional culinary instruction, 3-course chef-prepared meal and a take-home recipe packet. Tickets are $50-$75

 I Can’t Keep My Paws Off You! Valentine’s Pawty

Nothing says puppy love more than a Valentine’s Day Party for your dog! Dog treats, a kissing booth, game of musical hearts, pie eating contest and lots of smooches! Join JB’s Indoor Dog Park in Norwell for lots of fun. Be sure to wear your pink and red (your dog too)!  Feb 14 3:30-5pm; Admission is $15


Boston Pops in Love (Live Stream & On Demand)

Join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for this special livestreaming concert celebrating the theme of love across a variety of musical genres. This program includes spirited classics such as Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy along with selections from Broadway and John Williams’ film music. Snuggle up with your favorite person, or treat yourself, as you watch this concert performed live from Symphony Hall on February 12 at 8pm.  Also available on demand from February 13 through March 14. Tickets are $14

Valentine’s Day Events for Families and Everyone in Boston

 Kid’s Valentine’s Virtual Cooking Party

Join Chef Angela in this fun, hands-on cooking class to make Valentine’s goodies, perfect for sharing or enjoying!  Will make: CUPID’S CHOCOLATE BARK and HEART PRETZELS (similar to turtles!)  Feb 13 12-2pm; Tickets are $16-$22

 Adult/Child’s Valentine’s – Sugar Cookies and Heart Shaped Pizzas!

Get your favorite budding baker (son/daughter/grandchild/niece/nephew) and have some fun in this hands-on class. Bake (and decorate) sugar cookies from scratch and home-made pizza using quality ingredients. This Boston Bakeology event will take place at the Irish Cultural Center in Canton. Feb 14 10am-12pm; Tickets are $100 per pair

Art & Nature Valentine’s Day Workshop

Join us for a Valentines crafting session! Learn about the symbolism of flowers while creating a bouquet of paper hearts. Next, we will weave natural elements, like foxtail grass, wheat strands, and goldenrod, onto a woven heart.  A “lovely” time is sure to be had by all. This is an outdoor, in-person workshop at The Umbrella Arts Center with small family batches in two shifts to promote social distancing. Feb 14; Tickets are $20/person, $30/family


Looking for gift ideas for Valentine’s day while supporting our very own Boston businesses? We have the perfect list for you!!! 


What about other fun events in Boston this week? Check out our weekly guide of things to do in Boston on a budget.