01 January 2021

Valentine's Day in Norfolk 2021

It’s the sweetest time of year and we’re here to make sure you know the ins and outs of how to celebrate Cupid’s holiday! From making your own bouquets to heart-shaped pizza and creating your own glass heart, Norfolk is definitely spreading the love this February. Virginia is for lovers after all. 

Make Your Own Bouquets

While we love a good bouquet being delivered to our front door on Valentine’s Day, nothing beats a hand-picked bouquet of flowers delivered personally by our loved ones! Sugar and Grace Co. (located within Selden Market) has a make-it-yourself flower bar and a DIY candle bar. Personalized flowers and a candle? We can’t think of a more thoughtful gift! Another place to personalize your bunch of flowers is HortiCulture Design Co., create your own bouquet or gift her with a plant – a gift that’ll keep on giving! 

Make it a Romantic Getaway

Norfolk’s boutique inns and high-end skyscraper hotel suites make for the perfect setting for a romantic getaway! From sunsets around the city together to homemade sweets, Norfolk is the perfect place to spend a love-filled weekend.

Wine & Dine in Norfolk

Romance is in the air throughout Norfolk! Spend a night out at Vino Culture where you can explore the world of wine pairing. Learn how various wines pair with different cheeses and chocolates to bring out their best flavors. Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner at Mermaid Winery. Stop in on February 12th for a three-course dinner to celebrate you and your loved one! If you would rather stay in but still want to experience Norfolk’s food scene, TASTE is offering a dinner for two. Choose your pick for each course of the chef-created menu and add any desired à la carte options for the perfect night in. Experience something new with a 4-course meal at Grandiflora Wine Garden. Serving up delicious natural wine alongside their vegetarian and vegan menu! Spend the evening by the water for Cupid Date Night at Waterside Districts Stripers, where you will have a curated menu full of delicious options and festive cocktails. Head over to Norfolk’s NEON District for a romantic night out at Commune. Offering a 4-course meal with the option to add on wine pairings all weekend long, you’re sure to have a delicious and special night out! Stroll down Historic Granby St. for a delicious 6-course menu at Codex.


Find beautiful and unique gifts for your special someone at some of Norfolk’s local stores. Tap into your creative side and sign up for an art class at D’Art Center or buy an original piece of art or glass art from the local artist that works there. Get custom jewelry from Lorak Jewelry located in Selden Market. From collections for every occasion to custom-made pieces, Lorak Jewelry offers one-of-a-kind gifts you’re sure to love.

Holiday Events

Hot Glass Hearts

Multiple Dates
Chrysler Museum Glass Studio

Say “I love you!” with a hot, handmade Valentine’s Day gift. Work with Chrysler’s Studio Team to sculpt a hot-glass heart that your loved one will cherish forever. Better yet, sign up your sweetheart or family to make a special memory.

Fatal Romance: A Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery

Hunter House
February 5 & 6, 2022

Immerse yourself in the world of the roaring 1920s at this interactive murder mystery evening. Question suspects and follow the clues to identify the guilty! Costumes encouraged, but not required.

Pottery Class – A Valentine’s Day Event 

February 11 – 13, 2022
All Hands Pottery Studio

Grab your partner and join us for our couples’ Valentine’s Day events, February 11th – 13th! We’ll sip on beverages {so bring your own!}, nibble on chocolates and learn the basics of pottery as you work together on one wheel to make your own piece. It’s a great way to connect with one another, have a little fun and get a little… dirty!

Galentine’s Day Drag Brunch

Waterside District
February 12, 2022

The QUEENS are back for Galentine’s Day Drag Brunch! Enjoy a full breakfast buffet paired with an incredible Drag Show performance with Sandra Lopez and her talented team of Queens! The first show is 10 AM, the second show is 1:30 PM – 


D’Art Center 
February 12, 2022

Join Associate Artist Ruth Johndrow for this class and create a Zentangle Valentine for your sweetie as you relax your mind and fill your heart.


COVA Brewing Co.
February 12, 2022

Bring your girlfriends and celebrate the gals in your life at COVA with some yummy food, shopping, music, mimosas, coffee, & beer! Okay, you can bring your man too.

Valentine’s Day Workshop

Sugar & Grace
February 12 -13, 2022

The official Valentine’s Day workshop! Create your own candle in a wooden heart-shaped vessel this Valentine’s Day

Galentine’s Brunch 

Cure Coffeehouse
February 12 & 13, 2022

Enjoy the day with your favorite people at Cure Coffee house for a morning full of delicious treats and warm drinks. Stay tuned tuned for the full brunch and cocktail menus!

NEON Art Lover Tour

Norfolk Tour Company and NEON District
February 13, 2022

Join tour guide and local history buff Joshua Weinstein of Norfolk Tour Company for a wintery afternoon walk in the NEON District for couples, BFF’s or solo art lovers. This tour has something for everyone – whether you love a person, a dessert, or a work of public art!

Valentine’s Day Market

Selden Market
February 13, 2022

A special market for Valentine’s Day! With a market full of vendors, special sales, take-home crafts, meals, flowers, lingerie, candles, jewelry and SO much more, Selden Market is your one-stop v-day shop?

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Heart Shaped Pizzas

Benny Damato’s
February 14, 2022

Home of the Virginia slice, Benny Damato’s will be serving up heart-shaped pizzas on Cupid’s holiday, upon request that is! Order the week of Valentine’s Day to enjoy your love-shaped dough.

Cakery & Cocktails Class

The Stockpot 
February 14, 2022

Spend an evening this Valentine’s Day at Stockpot for a perfect date night event, or night out with your Galentine. Enjoy delicious cocktails as you learn to decorate your own 4inch cake (strawberry shortcake or chocolate truffle flavored). Get inspired by the mock-up cakes available or let your creativity guide you on this fun and romantic night out!

Valentine’s Sunday Brunch

February 13, 2022

Bringing back some red-velvet cinnamon rolls, their house-made country sausage with cheesy grits, and homemade pop tarts! Bring your s/o or your BFF to have some delicious valentines brunch and some Bold Mariner mimosas!

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