valentine's day guide
The New in Lynchburg Team has compiled a guide just for Valentine's Day! Here you will find Lynchburg events, great date night ideas, delicious restaurants serving dinner for 2 and more!
Date Night Ideas
Here are some great date night ideas we thought of for you to embark on this Valentine's Day. If you want further details, check out the blog we wrote for our Date Night Ideas.
- Get Dressed Up & Go Somewhere Fancy
- Treat Yourselves to a Couples Massage
- Book a Romantic Getaway in Lynchburg
- Go Outdoors
- An Evening at Your Love's Service
- An Intense Video-Game or Board Game Session
- Winery or Brewery
- Try Something New
- Go Back to Where It All Began
- Coffee Time
Delicious Dinners for 2
Want to just have a romantic dinner for two this Valentine's Day? Here are some restaurants that are offering Valentine's Day menus.
Here are some deals for your special someone!
Things to Do
Here are some events the week of Valentine's Day so that you and your special someone can make sure to have some fun throughout the business of life that week!
LYNCHBURG LIVING BEST OF PARTY @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS
Date: Thursday, Feb. 8th @ 6pm-9pm
Join Lynchburg Living Magazine, VistaGraphics and the Academy Center of the Arts as we celebrate ”The Best of the Best of Lynchburg”! Delight in a food experience with up to 15 of Lynchburg’s best restaurants, along with live entertainment and your favorite libations and much more.
Cost: $35 in advance per person | $45 at the door per person
AROMATHERAPY WELLNESS WORKSHOP @ FAVORED FLAVORS
Date: Thursday, Feb. 8th @ 7pm-9pm
Make 2 Valentine’s products with essential oils. A relaxation/calming oil, and a special linen spray to relax with as well. Their certified instructor will explain the therapeutic benefits, as well as adding a little something for romance, a natural aphrodisiac, for those who would like that added benefit! Enjoy learning about blending in this hands-on workshop! All supplies will be provided along with your choice of a Shrub & Club and a Bruschetta & Cracker Plate. *Pre-purchased tickets required. Only 10 seats available.
Cost: $35 per person
DYLAN SCOTT @ PHASE 2
Date: Thursday, Feb. 8th @ 7:30pm-10:30pm
A heartthrob whose wide smile and deep-voiced Louisiana drawl have already turned many a woman's head. Scott is known for his #1 Single in the Country ("MY GIRL") plus other hits including "Makin' This Boy Go Crazy", "Ball Cap", "Lay It On Me", "Crazy Over Me", and His New Radio Single "Hooked"!
15TH ANNUAL LOVE AT THE MAIER @ RANDOLPH COLLEGE
Date: Friday, Feb. 9th @ 5:30pm-7pm
Love at the Maier is a two-part celebration of art and artists inspired by the mood and aesthetics of Valentine’s Day organized by FRAME, Randolph College’s student docent club. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar.
COPACABANA: THE MUSICAL @ E.C. GLASS THEATRE
Date: Feb. 9th, 10th, 15th & 16th @ 7pm-9:30pm | Feb. 11th @ 2pm-4:30pm
E.C. Glass Theatre continues its proud tradition of major musical productions with this area premiere of Barry Manilow's Copacabana, made possible by show sponsor Depot Grille Lynchburg. In a delightful twist this year, Glass Theatre is teaming up with the hugely popular regional Jazz, Funk, and R&B band Apple Butter Soul, who will perform the live music to accompany this show!
Cost: $12 for regular tickets | $8 for seniors/students
POTTERY DATE NIGHT II @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS
Date: Friday, Feb. 9th @ 7pm-9pm
Couples, singles, and friends are welcome to join us at The Academy Center of the Arts Pottery Studio for an evening of fun, romance and hand building with clay. Our skilled instructors will walk you through the simple steps to hand building special projects. Beer, wine, light snacks, clay, and tools are included. Wear or bring clothes to change into that you don’t mind getting dirty. Preregistration is required by Feb. 8th.
Cost: $40 per person
VALENTINE CRAFT DAY @ LYNCHBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 10am-5pm
Children of all ages are welcome to drop by the Youth Services Department for a fun, free Valentine craft!
FAMILY SATURDAY CLAY DAY: VALENTINE FUN @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS
Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 1:30pm-3pm
Parents and children (or you can drop off your children) will make clay projects related to Valentine’s Day. Fee covers clay, glazes, and firing of projects. Register by Feb. 9th.
Cost: $15 per person
VEGAN WINE PAIRING @ SEVEN DOORS WINERY
Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 4pm-6pm
Vegan Wine Pairing: Vegan friendly wine tasting and pairing event. Tasting led by Jeff Latchum, "Cool Wine Guy" from Williams Corner, Charlottesville. Jeff has helped curate an excellent selection to share with you.
Cost: $45 per couple
ENDSTATION'S SONNETS & CHOCOLATES @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS
Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 6pm-9:30pm
A legendary evening of rockin' performances from some of Endstation's greatest hits, our best lineup of live and silent auction items ever, and delicious supper food. Limited seating available.
Cost: $100 per person
STARHILL LOVE PRE-VALENTINE'S STEAL THE PINT @ FIFTH & FEDERAL STATION
Date: Saturday, Feb. 10th @ 6pm
Come share the Love with Starhill Brewery for your Valentine's weekend with a steal the pint night, and get a cool free glass to take home!
MIMOSA MEDITATION FOR THE HEART CHAKRA @ SEVEN DOORS WINERY
Date: Sunday, Feb. 11th @ 11am-12pm
Their signature wine meditation, focused on the Heart Chakra. Casual, fun, mindful. Do something for yourself this Valentine's Day.
Cost: $10 per person
WELDING: LOVE ART @ VECTOR SPACE
Date: Feb. 11th @ 12pm-4pm
Learn to stick weld by making a tabletop LOVE piece. You’ll learn the fundamentals of stick welding, safe use, and proper technique. You’ll learn to use the horizontal bandsaw to cut rebar, and then practice your skills by welding two plates together. Finally, you will weld your rebar artwork.
WINE & CHOCOLATE PAIRING @ LAZY DAYS WINERY
Date: Sunday, Feb. 11th @ 1pm-2pm
A unique wine & Chocolate pairing experience. Enjoy chocolates from Madagascar, Ecuador, and Peru, along with delectable truffles that were handpicked for Lazy Days wine. Altus Chocolates will be on site to present each chocolate.
Reservations are requied: (434) 381-6088.
Cost: $15 per person includes free wine glass
LOVE AT THE MAIER FAMILY WORKSHOP @ RANDOLPH COLLEGE
Date: Sunday, Feb. 11th @ 2pm-4pm
Enjoy Valentine’s Day themed hands-on activities, led by FRAME, Randolph College’s student docent club. Recommended for children 5 years+ accompanied by an adult. Register by February 9.
VALENTINE'S GOAT YOGA WITH WINE TASTING @ SEVEN DOORS WINERY
Date: Sunday, Feb. 11th @ 1pm-4pm
Price includes 2 tickets for goat yoga, led by the Goat Guru's, wine tasting, welcome mimosa, and light hor d'ouvres.
Cost: $75 per couple
WEST COAST AT THE GALLERY @ RIVERVIEWS ARTSPACE 2nd FLOOR GALLERY 109
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 13th @ 7:10pm-10:45pm
It's that time of the year again! ❤️ Bring your sweetheart out and dance the night away. Don't have a sweetie? Maybe you'll find one here 😉 No partner necessary for the lesson and social dancing! This week we'll be going over different cuddle positions and fun ways to end each pattern. There might also be a neat dip included if we have time!! Social dancing from 8-10:45pm (Mainly west coast swing music with some east coast, ballroom, and Latin mixed in)
Cost: $10 per person | $5 with student ID
ANTI VALENTINE'S CLAY PARTY @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS
Date: Wednesday, Feb. 14th @ 6:30pm-8:30pm
Are you single and ready to NOT mingle? Take out your Anti-Valentine’s frustrations at a pottery workshop designed for those that love to create art, without the heART. Join Kim Clarke in a special session for those who don’t need a date to have a good time. Get ready to make heART and drown your sorrows with other like minded Valentine’s haters.
Cost: $20 per class & $10 per bottle of wine
DATE NIGHT WITH LOVING VINCENT @ RIVERVIEWS ARTSPACE
Date: Friday, Feb. 16th @ 7pm-10pm
Whether you bring a date or want to be our date, you will not want to miss seeing Loving Vincent. Riverviews Artspace will be screening this artfully made film in the middle of their gallery. *Cash bar will be available.
Cost: $12 individual | $22 per couple
DESSERT DATE AUCTION @ HANCOCK WELCOME CENTER
Date: Feb. 16th @ 6pm-8pm
Looking for a night full of fun, fellowship, food and romance, all for a good cause? Look no further! The Lifeline Dessert Date Auction is the most entertaining romantic event at Liberty University. And all of the proceeds go towards pro-life ministries!
AN EVENING WITH DREW & ELLIE HOLCOMB @ ACADEMY CENTER OF THE ARTS
Date: Friday, Feb. 16th @ 8pm-10pm
Join the Academy Center of the Arts and BWX Technologies, Inc. for the fourth event of the Warehouse Concert Series on February 16th with Drew and Ellie Holcomb!
Cost: $27 in advance per person | $32 at the door per person
LES MISERABLES @ PIONEER THEATRE
Date: Feb. 16th-17th, 22nd-24th @ 7pm-9:30pm | Feb. 18th @ 3pm-5:30pm
Pioneer Theatre Presents: Les Miserables right here in Lynchburg, VA. Set in early 19th-century France, the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister's starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade. *Online sales close 4 hours prior to showtime.
Cost: $12 adult | $8 Senior Citizens