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For Immediate Release:
January 31, 2019

Take heart Indy: do Valentine’s Day Downtown

Bring your significant other Downtown for a night of dancing, dinner or live music this Valentine’s week.

See the full list of events here.


Dine out, dance or do both!
Grab your dancing shoes and head to the historic Fountain Square Theatre Building Feb. 8 for Friday Night Swing Dance. Take a dance lesson at 7:30 p.m. then stay for live entertainment from 7:30 – 11:30 p.m. with some of the hottest swing bands around. Dancing only is $12 or $14 with lessons.

Get up and groove after dinner at the Love is All You Need dinner at The Rathskeller Wednesday, Feb. 14. This event includes a three-course meal starting at 6 p.m. followed by a performance from First Time Caller Band from 7 – 10 p.m. Tickets are $100 per couple.

Celebrate Valentine's Day with treats from the tropics including chocolate and coffee, all while enjoying the candlelit romantic atmosphere at Garfield Park’s Conservatory. Sweets for Your Sweetie takes place Feb. 14 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. and 8 – 9:30 p.m. and is $10.

Bring your chocolate cravings to the Nestle Inn Everything Chocolate Cooking Class and take home some chocolate. RSVP for this popular class taking place Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. for $85.

For the 28th consecutive year, White Castle is taking reservations for Valentine’s Day at select locations in Indianapolis. You and your date can have a night to remember for $30 or less.

See the full list of Downtown restaurants here.

Renew your love
Stop by the Indianapolis City Market on Valentine’s Day for Sharing the Love wedding vow renewal ceremony. The celebration will include cake, punch, a picture station, live entertainment, coupons to City Market merchants and more. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and couples are welcome to remain afterwards.

Shows and performances
Country music icons, Brothers Osborne, are heading to Old National Centre for a Valentine’s Day performance you won’t want to miss. The duo will be performing their biggest hits at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Or head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse Feb. 14 for an unforgetable concert: Cher’s Here We Go Again Tour at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $58.

Musical sensation, The Tenors are putting on three shows at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Catch two performances Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and the final show Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $104.

Take your Valentine to see the exciting IRT Celebrity Radio Show hosted by the Indiana Repertory Theatre Feb. 15. at 6:30 p.m. Don’t miss this on-of-a-kind fundraising event starting at $175.

Younger Valentines can enjoy Valentine’s Day Cabaretat Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio Feb. 10 – 13.  Marionettes include magical music boxes, a dancing ostrich, butterflies and more. Tickets are $13 and FREE for children under two.

Was Abraham Lincoln a babe? Join the “Abe the Babe” discussion with a guest speaker to celebrate Abe’s 210th birthday and an early Valentine’s Day Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. at the Indiana State Museum. This event is for ages 21+ with drinks and snacks available for purchase. Tickets are $15.

If you prefer Downtown Indy’s nightlife, head to Howl at the Moon Friday, Feb. 15 for the Naughty or Nice Party starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy drink specials, games, live music and more. Date night table packages are available.

Nothing says Valentine’s Day better than Monster Jam. Take your fan to Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday, Feb. 9 or Sunday, Feb. 10 to witness Bounty Hunter, Grave Digger, Stone Crusher and many more. Tickets start at $15.  VIP Pit Party is an additional $15.

Find love-ly art
The Indiana State Museum is hosting its annual Indiana Art Fair Feb. 9 & 10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. showcasing an array of art made in Indiana. More than 60 artists from 28 of Indiana’s counties will be represented. The Art fair is included with museum admission.

Winter Escape
Indulge in a floral paradise with Orchids at Newfields. For the first time ever, Orchids will be installed in the gallery spaces at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.  Fresh, simple accent arrangements will bloom near sitting spaces Feb. 8 – March 3. The show continues in the Madeline F. Elder Greenhouse with three dedicated spaces featuring bonsais with Japanese orchids, orchids of Asia and tropical varieties.

Get active
Couples who run can participate in the Be My Valentine Cupcake 5K Run/Walk at the Athenaeum Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 a.m. for $35 which includes a cupcake, beer/wine, large fleece blanket and more. Runners can also try the party/one-mile fun Cupid’s Undie Run Feb. 9 at noon for $40 - $50 benefitting Neurofibromatosis. The Lovestruck Run 5K Sunday, Feb. 10 is catered for all singles and couples, starting at 255 S. Meridian St., $30 - $70.   

Gift it!
Surprise your loved one with a visit from Cupid Blue! The Colts Mascot will be available to personally surprise and deliver special gifts including a $25 Giordano’s gift card, flowers, chocolates and a Valentine’s Day card Feb. 12, 13, & 14.

Your Valentine needs new Indianapolis Indians gear. Take advantage of a weeklong spring training sale with items marked down 40 percent both online and in the Victory Field team store (excluding New Era hats & items already on clearance). The sale runs Feb. 15 - 23.

Stop by Silver in the City on Mass Ave for a unique piece of jewelry, including many options from local designers. If you’re taking the diamond route, be sure to visit Windsor Jewelry for diamonds, gold and precious stones.

Start your Valentine's Day weekend with a wine tour and tasting at Easley Winery. Complimentary tours begin at noon and 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and tastings are $5. Grab a bottle of your sweetheart’s favorite.

Give your loved one the best chocolate in town. Score big points with a heart box filled with sea salt caramels or your choice of assorted truffles from The Best Chocolate in Town.

Get a room
Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day all weekend long and stay at one of Downtown’s many hotels?

Check out great deals at the Marriott IndyPlace hotels (JW Marriott, Marriott Downtown, Courtyard Downtown, Springhill Suites Downtown and Fairfield Inn & Suites Downtown).  The JW Marriot is offering a Romance Package. Amenities include breakfast for two at Osteria Pronto, a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, overnight accommodations and late checkout at 1 p.m.

The Omni Severin’s Love & Luxury package includes a concierge pre-call to assist with special romantic requests, two mini bottles of Moët & Chandon Rosé Champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, turndown service and late check out at 1 p.m. on departure day.