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Fun, Interesting and Romantic Valentines Date Ideas in Boulder

February 6, 2018
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Looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day this year? Take your sweetheart on a spooky adventure to the Stanley Hotel, giggle your way through an evening of comedic theater, have dinner at one of Boulder’s most romantic venues, enjoy some partner yoga and thai massage, and so much more! Starting this weekend, check out these 14 different, exciting ways to celebrate love with your Valentine in and around Boulder.

A Theatrical Seance at The Stanley Hotel

Photo Courtesy Aiden Sinclair

Photo Courtesy Aiden Sinclair

When: February 9 – 17, 2018

Where: The Stanley Hotel, 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517

Time: 8PM, Schedule here.

Cost: Tickets to the show: $20 – $45, buy tickets here. Lodging at The Stanley Hotel: $250+, Reservations available here.

How about mixing spooky thrills with romance this Valentine’s Day? From the hit NBC Series America’s Got Talent, Master Magician Aiden Sinclair presents: Ghosts of Valentines: A Theatrical Seance. An evening of mystery uses antiques and artifacts from tragic moments in history to bring the past to life. The guests of the historic Stanley Hotel are taken on an unforgettable journey through the Victorian Age. From the foggy streets of London and the infamous murders of Jack the Ripper to the sinking of the RMS Titanic, Aiden Sinclair will introduce you to the world of the Penny Dreadful in this entertaining Theatrical Séance! Authentic artifacts from these historic events will be handled by the audience in this presentation of history, haunts and illusions. Stay at the romantically haunting Stanley Hotel, featuring everything from spirit tours to romance packages.

See the Comedic Musical: How to Screw Up Your Life!

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Photo Courtesy Goddess Here Productions

When: February 9 – 10, 2018

Where: The Carsen Theater, 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: Friday & Saturday 7:30PM, Saturday 2PM

Cost: $15+, Tickets available here.

Check out the comedic musical How to Screw Up Your Lifefor a lighthearted, fun performance at the Carsen Theater. Ray and Luna Johnson are a married couple. What’s worse, they are also a couple of actors! Ouch! One day they decided to put their screwed up lives, along with their screwed up kids – Honey and Nick – on the boards and a hit show was born! Lots of laughs, heart wrenching moments, outstanding songs arranged by Scott Martin, a little touch of vaudeville, dramatic catharsis, and a jolly good time is promised. How to Screw Up Your Life! is a new production written by Ami Dayan and Tammy Meneghini (local playwrights!) and is TONS of fun, as you can see by their theme song.

Solve a Walking Puzzle in Downtown Boulder

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Photo Courtesy Enigma Escape Rooms

When: February 9 – 11, 2018

Where: Enigma Escape Rooms Boulder, 1426 Pearl St. #020, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: Multiple Times, Schedule here.

Cost: $28/person, Tickets available here.

Go on a romantic adventure, solving Enigma Escape Room‘s walking puzzle in downtown Boulder, The Melton Tablets! Fifty years ago a magical spell was buried in the heart of Boulder. Now, a local secret society claims to know its secret. Prove you and your sweetheart are worthy of their valuable treasure in a first-of-its-kind walking puzzle spanning multiple locations on Boulder’s Pearl St. Mall and beyond.

The Longmont Heart Throb 5K

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Photo Courtesy 3W Races

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Sandstone Ranch Community Park, 2525 E Ken Pratt Blvd, Longmont, Colorado 80504

Time: 10AM – 11:30AM

Cost: $35, Tickets available here.

Take a run with your sweetheart in the Longmont Heart Throb 5K! This is the perfect event to do with friends, family or your special someone. Celebrate by running in your favorite red, pink or Valentine’s Day themed outfit. All racers get a long-sleeved race tee, timed 5K, free photos and some unforgettable memories! The charity partner at this event is OUR Center and all racers are encouraged to bring 5 non-perishable items for their mission.

Love Hurts! Boulder County Bombers Roller Derby Doubleheader

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Photo Courtesy Boulder County Bombers

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Rd, Longmont, CO 80501

Time: 5PM – 9PM

Cost: $15, Tickets here.

Sometimes LOVE HURTS! The Boulder County Bombers will go head to head with FoCo Roller Derby in a doubleheader. At 6PM, see BCB’s Bombshells vs Foco’s MicroBruisers, then at 7:30PM see BCB’s Screamin’ Mimis vs Foco’s Punchy Brewsters. The event will feature great roller derby action, some fun Valentine’s themed events, and all the derby love you can handle! On hand will be a food truck, pizza, beer, and fine cocktails made from the spirits of local distilleries. Family friendly fun!

A Dreamy Valentine Sunday at Food Lab

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Photo Courtesy Food Lab

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Food Lab, 1825 Pearl Street Unit A, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 5:30PM – 8:30PM

Cost: $95/person, Register here.

Food Lab is offering an extremely unique menu for a dreamy Valentine’s dinner. You can expect a fun and romantic 2.5 hour cooking class, learning how to create: Chocolate Chili Rubbed Steak with Smoked Paprika Aioli, Chocolate Fettuccine with Pink Peppercorn Cacio e Pepe, Green Salad with Chevre, Dates, Cocoa Nibs and a Yuzu Vinaigrette, and finally a Chocolate Coconut Ganache. Once you are done cooking, take some time dining together.

Love Notes – The Sweetest Sound

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Photo Courtesy The Longmont Chorale

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Longmont Museum and Cultural Center, 400 Quail Rd, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 3PM – 6PM

Cost: $35, general admission. Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine or beer. $90 “Sweetheart Package”, includes: tickets for 2, choice of a dedicated love song & custom message of endearment to your sweetie. For more info, click here. Tickets available here.

Dance or hold each other close, enjoying romantic songs, wine, light hors d’oeuvres and chocolate while the Longmont Chorale Singers & Soloists fill the air with Love Notes – The Sweetest Sound. The Longmont Chorale Singers is the smaller, auditioned group of the Longmont Chorale. Love Notes is the Longmont Chorale Guild’s annual fundraiser at Valentine’s. Proceeds support the Longmont Chorale.

I Love You BEERY Much Valentine’s Paint Date

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Photo Courtesy Color Me Mine

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Finkel & Garf Brewing Co., 5455 Spine Rd, Ste A, Boulder, Colorado 80301

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $45, Tickets available here.

Join Finkel & Garf Brewing Co. and Color Me Mine Boulder for the BEERY best paint date for Valentines! Two painters… Two items… two beers… ONLY $45! Choose your painting project: steins, coffee mugs, pilsners, bowls, or plates. Questions? Call 303-443-3469.

Dinner at The Greenbriar Inn

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Photo Courtesy The Greenbriar Inn

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: The Greenbriar Inn, 8735 N Foothills Hwy, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 5PM – 9:30PM

Cost: $75/person

If you are looking for a more traditional Valentine’s date with a spark of elegance and romance, The Greenbriar Inn has you covered. On Valentine’s Day, the Greenbriar is offering a delicious five-course Valentine’s prix fixe dinner. Main course includes choice of Scottish Salmon, Spiced Honey Glazed Duck, Colorado Filet of Beef and Beetroot Agnolotti. Click here to see the full menu. Wine flights and specialty cocktails will also be offered. Call 303-440-7979 for reservations.

Cheesy Valentine’s at Romero’s K9 club & Tap House

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Photo Courtesy Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House, 985 S Public Rd, Lafayette, Colorado 80026

Time: 3PM – 10PM

Cost: $30/person

This year, Romero’s K9 Club & Tap House is celebrating Valentine’s Day in the cheesiest fashion – with a beer & cheese pairing. This cheesy event will be the perfect fun date night with your sweetheart, and don’t forget your most faithful furry friend! With your reservation, this pairing will be available throughout the evening at your leisure with no set start or finish time. Each participant will receive 5 cheeses (1.3oz-2oz portions) paired with 5 taster pours. You can reserve your spot in store or via e-mail at with “Cheesy VDay” as the subject.

Valentines Dessert Date Night

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Photo Courtesy Crackpots Pottery Studio

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Crackpots Pottery Studio & More, 505 Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 6:30PM & 8:15PM

Cost: $14 Studio Fee + Project Cost. Adults Only. Tickets available here.

Creative lovers are the best lovers! Enjoy Valentines Dessert Date Night at Longmont’s Crackpots Pottery Studio. Crackpot’s Dessert Date Night is the perfect place to be on Valentine’s Day. Delicious chocolate fountain dessert bar and other goodies included as part of your evening. Enjoy painting with your Valentine! This event is for adults only. Space is limited, so register soon! For all the details, click here.

Valentine’s Day Sunset Stroll at the Butterfly Pavilion

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When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Butterfly Pavilion, 6252 W 104th Ave, Westminster, CO 80020

Time: 6PM – 7:30PM

Cost: $15/non-members, $13.50/members, Childcare for kids ages 4-10, $11 each. Register here.

Spend Valentine’s Day in the rainforest by taking a leisurely stroll through the Butterfly Pavilion and explore the wonders of the tropics at dusk. You’ll discover creatures seldom seen during the day, experience dusk-blooming flowers, and more on this short guided tour accompanied with lots of self-led exploration time! Childcare for kids available.

Valentine’s Couples Paint Night

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Photo Courtesy Sabrina Ehlert Art

When: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Longtucky Spirits, 350 Terry St, Suite 120, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 6PM – 9PM

Cost: $70, Tickets available here.

Join Sabrina Ehlert Art at Longtucky Spirits for a special Valentine’s Day Couples Paint Night! Each couple will work together to craft a pair of paintings that can be hung together to create a single image or kept as two separate images. All of the painting supplies will be provided. In addition to painting, you will also get to learn about quilling, a paper swirling technique that adds highlights and dimension to the artwork. As you paint, enjoy a complimentary paint night cocktail crafted by Longtucky Spirits.

Partner Yoga + Thai Massage Workshop

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Photo Courtesy The Little Yoga Studio

When: Saturday, February 17, 2018

Where: The Little Yoga Studio, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Unit E42, Boulder, Colorado 80302

Time: 12PM – 2PM

Cost: $20/person. Tickets available here.

Looking for a different way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join April Glaser for an afternoon immersed in play, creativity, and nourishment at the Partner Yoga +Thai Massage Workshop  at The Little Yoga Studio. You’ll spend the first hour exploring a diverse array of partner yoga poses, with an opportunity to both give and receive deeply therapeutic Thai massage during the second half of the class. Bring a date, friend, roommate, or family member, as well as an open mind! No experience necessary.

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Make a Gift for Your Valentine!

January 31, 2018

Valentine’s Day is coming up, what could be more special than a handcrafted gift for your Valentine? These Boulder area maker events will give you a chance to make a fun, personal gift for the ones you love. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Vintage Valentines Make + Take

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Photo Courtesy Museum of Boulder

When: Saturday, February 3, 2018

Where: Museum of Boulder, 1206 Euclid Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 10AM, 11:30AM, 1PM

Cost: $20 – $25, Tickets available here.

Join the Museum of Boulder (fka the Boulder History Museum) for a morning of making at the Vintage Valentines: Make + Take. Make missives for your loved ones using the Museum’s historic Valentine collection (reproductions of course!), plus letterpress images, doilies, and other collage materials. Peruse our Valentine collection for inspiration. Watch Brian Wood (Dogs & Stars Letterpress) run some prints on a tabletop press. Practice your calligraphy skills with Cha Cha or have her add hand lettered touches to your cards. All materials provided, just bring your creative spirit! Ticket includes: snacks + all materials needed to make a small edition of valentines. Tickets are timed – each participant will get 1.5 hours to make. Generous sponsorship provided by: Two Hands Paperie.

Paint a Heart for a Good Cause at PoshSplat

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Photo Courtesy PoshSplat

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: PoshSplat, 2035 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1PM

Cost: $35/person, Register here.

PoshSplat is hosting a fundraiser is in support of Clinica Family Health. For 40 years, Clinica Family Health has been providing high quality health care for children and adults who cannot afford health insurance. Last year, Clinica provided care to 50,000 individuals across 5 clinics in south Boulder, Broomfield and west Adams counties. Come out and paint for a good cause to help our neighbors get the health care they need. No experience necessary, a local artist will teach you step by step how to create the painting of the night and everyone will leave with a painting that is uniquely theirs! PoshSplat provides everything you need. Wine and beer will be available for purchase at the event. A portion of each ticket sold will go to help this great cause.

Make Your Own: Alcohol Ink Tile

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Photo Courtesy McGuckin Hardware

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: McGuckin Hardware Store, 2525 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: FREE

Looking for something unique, creative and handmade for your Valentine? Look no further! Stop by McGuckin Hardware to learn how to make your own alcohol ink…and then make a decorative tile of your very own to take home! You’ll be hooked by how easy and beautiful your tile turns out. McGuckin’s will provide the materials and show you a few techniques. This free workshop is open to adults and kids! Kids under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult. First come, first served and while supplies last.

Valentine Themed Card and Treat Box Class

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Photo Courtesy The Hidden Treasure 2

When: Saturday, February 10, 2018

Where: The Hidden Treasure 2, 2330 N. Main St, Longmont, Colorado 80501

Time: 11AM – 1PM

Cost: $30, Register here.

Nothing says, “I Love You” more then something handmade from the heart. Express your love with your own personally made Valentine cards and treat box. Rae will lead you through all the steps to make that special card. To register please call the shop at 720-340-9951 or got to the classes page and fill out the form. Class sizes are limited so pre-registration is required to reserve your spot and have the needed supplies for class.

Paint a Custom Sign at Board & Brush

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Photo Courtesy Board & Brush Boulder, CO

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Board & Brush, 1655 Folsom St, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 12PM

Cost: $65, Register here.

Choose your own wood sign from Board & Brush‘s gallery of 100 plus designs! Check out this popular workshop and create a unique wood sign for your Valentine. Materials are customized just for you and you will be given step by step instructions to create a gorgeous piece for your home or for a gift. Choose from a variety of paint colors and wood stain colors in the workshop.

Make a Tree of Love Pendant

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Photo Courtesy Nomad Bead Merchant

When: Sunday, February 11, 2018

Where: Nomad Bead Merchant, 1909 9th St #100, Boulder, CO 80302

Time: 1PM – 4PM

Cost: $45

Nomad Bead Merchants is offering a beading class teaching a Valentine variation on the classic Tree of Life pendant! The pendant is an excellent introduction to freeform wirework. Form and hammer frames, then anchor dozens of fine, bundled wires to create unique jeweled trees.

Valentine’s Rubber Stamp Workshop

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Photo Courtesy Blue Grama Stamps

When: Monday, February 12, 2018

Where: Blue Grama Stamps, 1390 Tipperary St, Boulder, CO 80303

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Cost: $25, Register here.

Spend a couple hours in Blue Grama Stamps‘ studio celebrating love while learning how to make your very own hand-carved rubber stamp. Any design of your choice! No prior experience necessary, all skill levels welcome. Treat yourself or make it a date night – let the rubber shavings fly! Included with your ticket: all materials necessary for carving your rubber stamp, blank cards for stamping a unique greeting card for a loved one, one mini ink pad (your choice of color) and a drawstring bag for your stamp, a glass of wine (21+) / La Croix, sweet treats, pre-designed templates and creative assistance, a lovely night with fellow makers creating handmade art!