5 Ways to Celebrate {Valentine's Day} in Raleigh: Something for Everyone

5 Ways to Celebrate {Valentine's Day} in Raleigh: Something for Everyone

Posted in Entertainment on February 09, 2018

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Whether February has found you with a new beau or swiping has still left you flying solo, there's a multitude of ways to make the 14th the best day of this month. Ditch the candy hearts, fancy dinners, and cheesy balloons and take these opportunities to do something different than usual to make you, someone, or your loved ones feel special!


By Yourself: The #ListentoLoveBooth at Centro

February 1st to 14th – 106 South Wilmington Street

Partnering with Little Raleigh Radio, Centro brings back the #ListentoLove booth again for you to share your stories about love. Platonic, romantic, or anywhere in between, record your love story for a chance to be broadcasted as part of a special Valentine's Day show. Stop by Centro anytime between now and the 14th to get on the air because love is in the air.


With Someone New: Play Date Tournament – Boxcar Bar + Arcade

Wednesday, February 14th – 330 West Davie Street

New in town or looking for Player 2? Register here to meet and compete against other local singles at the Play Date Tournament at Boxcar! 1323 R&D Brewery and Boxcar will randomly match you with a mate over 3 rounds of gaming on a selection of arcade games to go head-to-head with or against other newly-matched couples for the highest score and prizes. Between rounds, grab some new brews from 1323 R&D Brewery and play board games while you await your next challenge.


With Your Galentine: Galentine's Day at The Cannon Room

Tuesday, February 13th 6 to 9 PM – 16 West Martin Street

Take your Galentine and treat yo'self to a night gifts and glam at The Cannon Room. While portions of the proceeds will go to Headbands of Hope, YOU get: food AND wine, goodie bags, gifts, giveaways, DIY workshops, and of course a photo booth to commemorate this day with your favorite gal pal forever! Get your tickets here!


With Your Boo: Try Tango at Raleigh Tango

Sunday, February 11th 7:45 PM – 300 West Hargett Street

It takes two to tango in the art of Tango Argentino. Got two left feet? No problemo! This class is always open to beginners and your first class is free with Raleigh Tango. Test your new moves as you glide across the floor, pivot, and switch partners in the Cirque de Vol space.


With Your Crew: Marbles Winter Workout with Raleigh Group Fitness

Wednesday, February 21 6 to 9 PM – 201 East Hargett Street

The more is the merrier when it comes to group fitness. Get those hearts beating in this pop-up workout brought to you by Raleigh Group Fitness at Marbles Kids Museum. A suggested $7 donation pays it forward for a kid to play at the museum for free. There will be snacks, goodies, and door prizes from local vendors to keep you going and stay to cool down in a social to learn about Marbles, the Big Kid Corps, and Raleigh Group Fitness.


Written by Renee Baker

Renee is a sit-down comedienne and event photographer when she's not at her day job. While it doesn't pay the bills, her talents are an excuse to day drink craft brews on rooftops, get into festivals on Fayetteville Street, and general gallivanting. Outdoors she's usually seen with her default date: her dog Max, scoping out a spot to people watch and heckle passersby. Her mother says the two worst things you can give her indoors are a drink and a mic.