02 February 2023

Valentine's and Galentine's 2023 Events in Norfolk

It’s the sweetest time of year, and we’re here to make sure you know the ins and outs of celebrating Valentine’s Day in Norfolk! From cakes and crafts to drag shows and DJ sets, there are plenty of events to celebrate the day of hearts with your Valentine or Galentine group!

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Valentine Murder Mystery

Feb. 10, 14
Granby Theater

The greatest love doesn’t always end well. Granby Theater has teamed up with Maverick Productions for a night of entertainment you won’t soon forget. Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner and desserts are included. Champagne packages are offered.

PALentine’s Day Paint Party

Feb. 10, 2023
Pinot’s Palette

Who said Valentine’s Day was only for lovers? Grab your favorite pal, and join in for an evening of painting at Pinot’s Palette.

Cheese & Chocolate Wine Pairing Class

Feb. 11, 2023
VIA Design Architects

Join the experts at Vino Culture for a cheese and chocolate wine pairing class, just in time for Valentine’s Day planning. They’ll pick four wines to pair with cheeses and two wines to pair with chocolate. This is the perfect event for wine lovers and foodies alike!

Sweetheart Saturday

Feb. 11, 2023
Selden Market

Bring yourself, your galentines, your palentines, your love, your family and spend a day with Selden Market for good vibes and specials to celebrate the season of love. Enjoy live music while you shop for Valentine’s Day gifts, take awkward couple photos with photographer Tristan Langhorne, make a flower arrangement with So Many Flowers, get permanent jewelry with your friends by LOUD Accessories and much more.

Galentine’s Day Mini Market

Feb. 11, 2023
Reaver Beach Brewing co. NFK

This one’s for the GALS (and also, everyone)! Join Reaver Beach for their Galentine’s Day indoor Mini Market! They’ve put together an amazing lineup of vendors/makers for you to shop from while you sip on a new beer release or themed brunch beer cocktails!

Flirty February Drag Show

Feb. 11, 2023
Reaver Beach Brewing co. NFK

Javon Love and her queens take over Reaver Beach Brewing Co.’s Norfolk taproom for a Valentine’s Day Drag Show! The lineup includes Javon Love, Harpy Daniels, Baby Angel, Sage Angel and Harlot Schmarlet with music from DJ BearClub Belladonna.

Galentine’s Day

Feb. 11–12, 2023
Cure Coffeehouse

Enjoy a special brunch menu, Valentine’s Photo Booth, floral bouquets by So Many Flowers and cocktail specials.

Valentine’s Signature Dinner Cruise

Courtesy of City Cruises
Feb. 11, 12, 14
City Cruises by Hornblower

Toast to the most romantic day of the year on a Valentine’s Signature Dinner Cruise on the Elizabeth River. Treat your Valentine to a special night on the water with signature buffets, delicious cocktails, dancing and Norfolk’s most stunning views.

NEON Art Lover Tour

Feb. 12, 2023
The Plot in The Neon District

Valentine’s Day weekend join tour guide and local history buff Joshua Weinstein of Norfolk Tour Company for an afternoon spent among the NEON District’s many public artworks with your honey, your BFF or solo. Perfect for that post-brunch hand-in-hand walk or Galentine’s afternoon. Free to all art lovers!

The tour begins at 2 p.m. at The Plot, located at the corner of Granby Street and Olney Road, and will last about an hour.

Valentine’s Workshop

Feb. 12, 2023
Selden Market

Make French macarons, create a custom perfume scent, sip and craft with your Valentine or Galentine, and make memories. Spend an afternoon at Selden Market as a select few business owners have teamed up to create a Valentine’s themed markers’ workshop. Learn how to bake French macarons with Genevieve from Cafe Genevieve, create your personal perfume/cologne scent at Petit a Petit Lingerie Boutique, and enjoy a wine tasting with nibbles as well as make your own beautiful pressed floral sun catcher with materials from VA Goods.

Valentine’s Day Church Street Market

Feb. 12, 2023
Maker’s Craft Brewery

“Treat Your Sweetheart” to Makers Valentine’s Day Market. Enjoy a market of shopping with your love. Grab up some sweet treats, smells, jewelry, art, tumblers, and more. Don’t forget to grab a beer while you’re there!

Sip & Spin

Feb. 14, 2023
D’Art Center

Who said Valentine’s Day wasn’t supposed to be fun? Pick your favorite person to meet you at the d’Art Center for a unique date night this Valentine’s Day! Pair up for a double date, or get a group together for an upbeat night out! Sip & Spin in sets of two, and have fun doing a 30-minute hands-on DJ lesson in which Music Theory Studios shows you how much laughter music can bring! Before or after you spin, take your date to the decked out Valentines Day Artist Lounge & Galleries serving up drinks & hors d’oeuvres, complete with a DJ. Guests are welcome to hang out at The Center for the entirety of the event, and the DJ sessions begin every 30 minutes. This is the perfect Valentine’s Day activity to enjoy one on one or with friends!

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