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Psst… 18 Unique Things to do in [And Around] Denver this Valentine’s Day7 min read

Downtown Aquarium Denver | The Denver Ear

Stuck with familiar Valentine’s Day routines? Shake things up this year and try one (or more) of these unique things to do in Denver!

18 UNIQUE THINGS TO DO IN [AND AROUND] DENVER THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

#1 PUT SOME HEARTS FOR ART
Denver Art Museum | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Art Museum

When: February 10 – 14, 2018

Where: Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204

Time: Museum Hours

Cost: General Admission

Join the Denver Art Museum and other museums across the country to spread the love with Hearts for Art! Show your love for a favorite work of art by placing a paper heart on the floor in front of your artwork crush. After, snap a photo of your heart placed next to your artwork crush, and post it to your favorite social media site, tagged with #denverartmuseum and #heartsforart.

#2 CELEBRATE AT THE LOVELAND FIRE & ICE FESTIVAL
Loveland Fire and Ice Festival | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Loveland Fire and Ice Festival

When: February 9 – 11, 2018

Where: Downtown Loveland, CO 80537

Cost: Free

The Loveland Fire & Ice Festival, brings fire, ice, entertainment and fun to families and couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Loveland, Colorado. Follow your heart this Valentine’s Day to embrace the passion of the season through the arts of live entertainment, sculpting, culinary, brewing and more!

#3 DANCE AT A VALENTINE’S SOCK HOP
Swingin' Denver | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Swingin’ Denver

When: February 10, 2018

Where: Dry Dock Brewing Co – South Dock, 15120 E Hampden Ave, Aurora, CO 80014

Time: 7pm – 10pm

Cost: Free

Dry Dock Brewing Co. and Swingin’ Denver are hosting a special Valentine’s Day Sock Hop with free dance lessons, a “Best Socks Showdown”, and free desserts from Ticklebelly Desserts. Come strut in with your socks and dance the night away!

#4 EXPERIENCE A LASER & LIQUID LIGHT SHOW AT FISKE PLANETARIUM
Fiske Planetarium | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Fiske Planetarium

When: February 10, 15 & 16, 2018

Where: Fiske Planetarium, 2414 Regent Dr, Boulder, CO 80309

Time: Varies

Cost: $7 – $10

Purchase Tickets Online

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Fiske Planetarium with their mind-blowing Laser Shows: “Laser Gorillas”, “Laser Outkast”, “Laser Beatles”, & “Laser Queen”, and their jaw-dropping Liquid Shows: “Liquid Floyd: The Wall”, “Liquid Sky: Arctic Monkeys” & “Liquid Sky: Dark Side of the Moon”.

Featuring carefully selected music set to some of the most amazing digitally-generated realtime graphics anywhere in the world. Fiske’s 8K digital theater delivers perfectly blended beats and graphics that will transport you to another world.

#5 PAINT YOUR PARTNER LIKE PICASSO
 Sipping N' Painting Hampden | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Sipping N’ Painting Hampden

When: February 12, 2018

Where: Sipping N’ Painting Hampden, 6300 E Hampden Ave, Denver, CO 80222

Time: 6:30pm

Cost: $30

Register Online

Paint your partner like a Picasso painting and enjoy sipping wine in the process at Sipping N’ Painting Hampden!

#6 WATCH THE SHOW STOMP
STOMP | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Center for the Performing Arts

When: February 13 – 18, 2018

Where: Buell Theatre, 1350 Curtis Street, Denver, CO 80202

Time: Varies

Cost: Starting at $25

View Schedule & Purchase Tickets Online

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.

Using anything but traditional percussion instruments, the Stomp crew creates pulse-pounding, electrifying rhythms for an unforgettably unique performance.

#7 THINK BEYOND EARTH
Denver Museum of Nature & Science | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Museum of Nature & Science

When: February 13, 2018

Where: Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 7pm

Cost: $8 – $10

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Imagine the future of space colonization at Beyond Earth with Amanda R. Hendrix, coauthor of Beyond Earth: Our Path to a New Home in the Planets, at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. Hendrix will examine the political and scientific obstacles to turning space colonization into a viable quest. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.

#8 CHEER ON THE NUGGETS ON COUPLES NIGHT
Couples Night Denver Nuggets | The Denver Ear

Photo Credit: ©Jennifer Barker

When: February 13, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 8:30pm

Cost: $90

Psst… Couple Night ticket includes Club Level ticket and the Chefs Season Harvest Table!

Purchase Tickets Online

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Denver Nuggets and watch their match against the San Antonio Spurs!

#9 HAVE A BEER AND CHOCOLATE TASTING
Denver Beer Co | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Denver Beer Co

When: February 14, 2018

Where: Denver Beer Co, 1695 Platte St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 11am – 10pm

Cost: $20

Psst… Ticket includes 5 sweet treats paired with 5 4oz beers!

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Show your Valentine just how much you love them with beer and chocolate! Denver Beer Co is hosting a special Valentine’s Beer & Chocolate Pairing event, in partnership with Chocolate Lab Denver.

#10 HAVE VALENTINE’S ICE CREAM
Little Man Ice Cream | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Little Man Ice Cream

When: February 14, 2018

Where: Little Man Ice Cream, 2620 16th St, Denver, CO 80211

Time: 11am – 10pm

Cost: $5.25

Whether you are looking for a cheap and cheerful date night or a place to celebrate the love of your family, Little Man Ice Cream puts heart into their Valentine’s Day “Flights of Love.” The mixture of flavors will include favorites like Raspberry Love, All the Single Ladies (honey-based with Oreos, snickers and more), Death by Chocolate and a Fruity Champagne Surprise.

#11 GET MARRIED AT A MASS WEDDING WITH UNCLE NASTY AT RED ROCKS
Uncle Nasty's Mass Wedding | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©High Altitude Weddings

When: February 14, 2018

Where: Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 W Alameda Pkwy, Morrison, CO 80465

Time: 11:30am

Cost: Free

Returning to Red Rocks in 2018, Uncle Nasty will perform a Mass Wedding on Valentine’s Day! Get married or renew your vows at the top of Red Rocks with like-minded people and win free prizes.

#12 EAT CAKE AND LISTEN TO LIVE JAZZ MUSIC
Sweet Cooie's | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Sweet Cooie’s

When: February 14, 2018

Where: Sweet Cooie’s Ice Cream and Confectionery, 3506 12th Ave, Denver, CO 80206

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Cost: Free

Sweet Cooie’s is celebrating its one year anniversary with a special Valentine’s Day party. Enjoy a free slice of ice cream cake, live jazz music and Golden Ticket Truffle surprise!

#13 GO ON A BUTTERFLY SUNSET STROLL
Butterfly Pavilion | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Butterfly Pavilion

When: February 14, 2018

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

Time: 6pm – 7:30pm

Cost: $13.50 – $15

Psst… Child care available for $11 per child (4-10)!

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Spend Valentine’s Day in the rainforest of the Butterfly Pavilion. Enjoy a leisurely stroll 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!

#14 HAVE A ROMANTIC DINNER UNDER THE SEA
Downtown Aquarium Denver | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Downtown Aquarium Denver

When: February 14, 2018

Where: Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St, Denver, CO 80211

Cost: $130 per Couple

Make Reservations by Calling: (303) 561-4450

Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner “Under the Sea” at the Downtown Aquarium Denver. Dinner packages include a 4-course meal, two glasses of champagne, a rose, and two aquarium adventure passes!

#15 LEARN HOW TO ROLL A SUSHI (AND A JOINT)
My 420 Tours | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©My 420 Tours

When: February 14, 2018

Where: My 420 Tours, 3881 Steele St, Denver, CO 80205

Time: 7pm – 9pm

Cost: $79

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Learn how to roll authentic sushi and perfect joints at My 420 Tours’ Sushi & Joint Rolling Class! Your extraordinary evening will be curated by an executive sushi chef and expert joint roller.

#16 GET FLIRTY IF YOU ARE SINGLE
FLIRT | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Tawni Blake

When: February 14, 2018

Where: EDGE Restaurant & Bar, 1111 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7pm

Cost: $27 Online, $35 Door

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FLIRT’s Annual Valentines Day Celebration for Singles will take place at the EDGE Restaurant & Bar inside Four Seasons Hotel Denver! Enjoy your single status by meeting fellow singles and getting tips from matchmaker Tawni Blake!

Psst… Cocktail attire required.

#17 ENJOY CHAMPAGNE AT AN AVS GAME
Colorado Avalanche | The Denver Ear

Photograph courtesy of ©Visit Denver

When: February 14, 2018

Where: Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Cir, Denver, CO 80204

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $60 Date Night Package

Psst… Package includes two tickets and two glasses of champagne!

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Avs Date Night and watch Colorado Avalanche vs Montreal Canadiens.

#18 TRANSPORT BACK TO THE 90’S

Valentine's 90's Block Party | The Denver Ear

When: February 14, 2018

Where: Bellco Theatre, 700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Time: 7:30pm

Cost: $59.50 – $125

Purchase Tickets Online

Guy feat Teddy Riley, creators of the New Jack Swing style, will be headlining this year’s Denver’s 90’s Block Party. Joining them in this year’s lineup is Jagged Edge, Ginuwine, 112, and Next.

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