Events to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2018 in Dayton

Don’t just settle for dinner and a movie this Valentine’s Day. 

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Although it may be the perfect date night for some, you could celebrate Valentine’s Day with your partner, friends, or family in a less traditional way at some of these events.

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Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga

This yoga Valentine’s class promises to do a short partner asana practice followed by a deep lovers’ meditation, which is designed to help deepen your spiritual connection and spiritual bond. A $30 fee per couple includes wine and chocolate following the class. Space is limited, so register early. Ages 21 & up, bring ID. 

Want to go? 

WHAT: Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga

WHEN: 7-9 p.m., Friday, February 16

WHERE: Day Yoga Studio, 1100 Brown St., Dayton


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Chocolate and Beer Valentine’s Day Race

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Yes, you read that right. It’s the 5th annual Chocolate and Beer race in which runners receive a t-shirt, custom pint glass, chocolates, heart-shaped race bib, bottle opener medal and drink tickets for the Brixx Ice after party. Tickets can be purchased prior to the day of for cheapest rates.  

Want to go? 

WHAT: Chocolate and Beer Valentine’s Day Race

WHEN: 3-6 p.m. Saturday, February 17

WHERE: Brixx Ice Company, 500 E 1st St., Dayton

INFO: Facebook

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Big Reds Small Plates 

Bring your date to Dorothy Lane Market to be spoiled by the mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres and appetizers prepared by Chef Carrie and George. The dishes will be “perfectly paired with big red wines described as massively flavourful.”

Want to go? 

WHAT: DLM Culinary Class 

WHEN: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 13

WHERE: Dorothy Lane Market, 2710 Far Hills Ave., Dayton


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Wiley’s Comedy Club: Valentine’s Date for a Cause

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A special lineup of comedic acts are in town for a special Valentine’s Day performance. Event proceeds will benefit Alpha Upsilon Tau, Wright State’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society. The event doubles as a comedy fundraiser, as well as a professional networking event following the show (please arrive 30-45 minutes before showtime).

Want to go? 

WHAT: Valentine’s Date for a Cause

WHEN: 7-11 p.m. Thursday, February 15

WHERE: Wiley’s Comedy Club, 101 Pine Street, Dayton


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Dayton’s Dancing with the Stars Valentine’s Dance

The 2017 Dayton Dancing with the Stars Champions. (A Special Wish Dayton)

This exclusive event features a “Dayton's Dancing with the Stars” competition in which audience applause will determine the winner. Local community leaders and their professional dance partners will compete for the “Mirrored Ball” trophy and take home the title. This year is the All Star Competition, where past winners will compete again for the ultimate bragging rights and the championship mirrored ball trophy. Guests will enjoy live music, generous hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and desserts, dancing and a silent auction. 

Want to go? 

WHAT: Wright State Valentine’s Dance

WHEN: 7-11:30 p.m., Tuesday, February 9

WHERE: Wright State University Nutter Center


Sweetheart Stay 

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The elegant Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs is offering a sweet Valentine’s deal for your honey. The $75 Sweetheart Stay package includes a gorgeous bouquet of a dozen red roses, Esther Price chocolates and two bottles of champagne. The package is only available for couples staying at Mills Park.

Want to go? 

WHAT: Sweetheart Stay package

WHEN: Dates to soon be announced.

WHERE: Mills Park Hotel, 321 Xenia Ave., Yellow Springs 


Valentine’s Evening Under the Stars

The Boonshoft presents a special evening under the stars set to romantic music in the planetarium. Timeless love stories will be set to spectacular full-dome special effects and fun couple’s trivia will be part of the evening as well. Reservations are required.

Want to go? 

WHAT: Valentine’s Evening Under the Stars 

WHEN: 6 OR 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 14

WHERE: Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, 2600 Deweese Pkway, Dayton


Sweetheart Hike 

Glen Helen is inviting Dayton-area sweethearts to fall in love all over again while exploring the exhibits in the nature center after a bite to eat, followed by quality time by the fireplace. 

Want to go? 

WHAT: Glen Helen Sweetheart Hike

WHEN: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, February 11

WHERE: Glen Helen Nature Center, 405 Corry Street, Yellow Springs

INFO: Facebook

 Sweet & Sour Valentines: A Miamisburg Pairing

Star City Brewing Company and Grandpa Joe’s Candy Shoppe are pairing up to make sure you have a fitting Valentine’s Day whether you are feeling a little more sour or sweet this year. The event is divided into two options— the sweet side of the event for couples takes place in the Heritage Room, while the “jokingly” sour side of the event takes place in our Mill Room where singles, or couples, will enjoy a night of mingling, a sour candy bar, wine or cider, and a gaming library with every game you could think of. “We’ve had a lot of fun playing around with the concept on this,” said Justin Kohnen, owner of Star City Brewing. “Whether you’ve got a significant other or not this Valentines Day, I hope you’ll come out and have fun with us that night.”

(Brian Johnson)

Want to go? 

WHAT: Sweet & Sour Valentines: A Miamisburg Pairing

WHEN: 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, February 14

WHERE: Star City Brewing, 319 S 2nd St. Miamisburg

INFO: Facebook

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