Ready or not, Cupid is right around the corner and you’re not alone if you’ve found yourself wondering, “Are there places to go for Valentine’s day near me this year?”  The answer is, YES!  There are a wide variety of things to do for Valentine’s Day in DFW whether you’re single, a couple, or a family looking to celebrate together.  We’ve researched all of the ways you can make the day sweet, whether you are looking for a night out or would prefer romance at home. And of course, all this without breaking the bank!

 

Here is our guide to for the top free and cheap Valentine’s Day events in DFW:

ROMANTIC EVENTS FOR COUPLES AND SINGLES:

Valentine’s Day with Le Pompe

Join ultra-cool Le Pompe at Revelers Hall for a Valentine’s day concert experience reminiscent of the Paris jazz scene.  It’s bound to be a lively event and tickets are FREE, so strap on your dancing shoes and brush up on your Charleston dance moves.  

The Valentine’s Champagne and Chocolate Tour 

Why do we celebrate Valentine’s Day?  For chocolate and champagne!  Hop aboard your chartered motor coach and prepare to indulge in the most decadent finds Dallas has to offer at 4 of its most renowned desert shops.  Your $53 ticket includes transportation, samples at venues, champagne toast, beverages on the road, a rose for your Valentine, and 3.5 hours with your tour guide- major bang for your buck.  This event is for ages 21 and up.  

Love Sucks: an Anti-Valentine’s Day Special

Not everyone is looking forward to February 14th.  If you’re one of those people, you might find yourself wondering, “what valentine’s day events near me will NOT be celebrating love.”  You’re not alone and we’re here to help.  Amphibian stage will be hosting an online evening of comedy, music, surprises, and all things anti-valentine.  You can nab a general admission ticket for just $12.  With sweatpants on and wine in hand, settle down for a night of comedic tales about love gone wrong, questionable dating advice, and who knows what else.

Dallas Farmer’s Market Texas Wine Tasting

What says Valentine’s day more than wine!?  For $40 you get 2 wine samplings from 10 different Texas wineries- that’s 20 samples (and a commemorative glass)!  Celebrate Valentine’s Day by sipping and strolling around the market while enjoying live music in the company of Dallas’s vibrant community.  

Valentine’s Burlesque with Fête de L’Amour

For something new and exciting, why not try burlesque!?  For Valentine’s Day Booty’s Street Food will be hosting the lovely Fête de L’Amour along with other talented burlesque performers and a live DJ.  Tickets are $20 and a number of seating times are available.  If you’re feeling peckish, be sure to check out their French-themed menu.  This venue’s ambience screams romance and passion.

Galentine’s Day at the White Pearl Co.

If you’re looking to celebrate with girlfriends this year, it’s worth your while to check out this FREE event at The White Pearl Co.  They will be offering food, coffee, mimosas and wine, music by DJ Christy Ray, and a ton of local business pop-up shops.  What more can you ask for!?     

Sundown at Granada Dinner for Two

With expansive views and fresh, seasonal dishes, Sundown at Granada is one of the best places for Valentine’s Day in Dallas.  This weekend, they will be serving 2 entrees and a bottle of sparkling wine for $45.  If you’re looking for a romantic dinner out that doesn’t break the bank, this is it.  To keep the night going, right next door is the historic Granada Theater which will be hosting live music all weekend long. 

EVENTS FOR FAMILIES AND EVERYONE ELSE:

Family Date Night at Reunion Tower

Get ready to boogie at new heights with DJ-Sprinkles on the GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower.  For a regularly priced general admission ticket ($18 for adults and $9 for youth), you can join the dance party and participate in valentine themed crafts.  

Second Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

For all you lovebirds out there, Second Saturday Bird Walks at the Heard Sanctuary are a great way to get out and connect with nature.  Serendipitously, Valentine’s Day weekend falls on one of the second Saturday’s this year!  The event is FREE so pack up your binoculars (not required) and prepare to arrive prior to departure at 8am- so you don’t get left behind.   While on the walk you’ll get the opportunity to learn about identification and bird spotting techniques so no experience is necessary!

Intangible Exhibit at Sweet Tooth Hotel

Wondering how to celebrate Valentine’s Day in a way that will be fun for all?  This art exhibit at Sweet Tooth Hotel is a sensory experience like no other!  As you explore, you will encounter eleven immersive and colorful installations made of fiber.  To finish out your adventure, be sure to visit the outdoor café featuring candy themed mocktails and cocktails.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for children ages 2-12 with optional add-ons like a scavenger hunt package and a BFF candy box.  It doesn’t get sweeter than this!  

Art + Love with the Nasher Sculpture Center

For families who “heart art,” The Nasher Sculpture center will be hosting this interactive workshop for kids as part of Dallas Public Library’s series, Art with Friends.  Bring some paper and sketching supplies to check out “sculptures inspired by loved ones.”  Advanced registration required for this FREE event.

Smell the Roses at the Dallas Artboretum and Botanical Garden

Now is a great time to take a stroll around one of the top Botanical Gardens in America.  Tickets are currently discounted to $5 for both adults and children.  Pack a picnic and make a day of it!  Be sure to keep an eye out for the fun pop-up events in the main garden.

Spread the Love at the Dallas Zoo

For an unforgettable experience and gift all wrapped into one, give your kids an opportunity to adopt an animal!  There are a variety of species (along with a range of adoption price tags) for which you can receive a personalized adoption certificate, a color photo of your animal, and a zookeeper’s report with information on your animal.  Visit your adoptee at the zoo for just $8 (both kids and adults) through 2/28!

Virtual Craft Workshop 

Join your kid(s) for an online craft workshop full of Valentine’s Day themed projects hosted by the Tinkering School.  Admission is $55, suggested ages is 6-12, and a list of easy-to-find materials will be provided prior to the class.  Your littles will have a blast making papercraft cards and the perfect Valentine’s day gift for their friends and family.

Not into Valentine’s day events? Check out our list of other fun things to to in DFW this week!

 

DFW On Budget Staff