Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this year, it’s on a Friday! In anticipation of the day, we’ve compiled a list of fun events and activities going on around town throughout the month of February.
#1 Wine and Chocolate Pairings: there are two separate wine and chocolate events going on the weekend before Valentine’s Day.
The first event is the Twin Rivers Vintners Association’s Wine and Chocolate Lovers Weekend. There will be a cluster of ten wineries, two breweries and two tasting rooms, all within eight miles just west of the 99.
Need to know: Feb. 8-9 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | FREE if you bring your own glass
Tip: print the map of all the wineries participating and choose where you want to start
The second event is Madera Wine Trail’s Wine and Chocolate Weekend. There will be 10 wineries participating, with local art, live music and vendors for you to enjoy.
Need to know: Feb. 8-9 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | $25 advance/$30 door
#2 Roger Rocka’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
This is the perfect (and only) place for dinner and entertainment all under one roof. It’s an absolutely hilarious performance, so if you’re looking for a laugh, we highly recommend it.
Need to know: Jan. 16- March 16 | $37 (show only)/$50 (dinner and show)
Tip: get your tickets ahead of time and don’t be late! dinner 5:30 p.m. | pre-show 7:30 p.m. | show 8:00 p.m.
#3 Gallery 25 – Hearts Fundraiser
For those who are looking for a more relaxed, at-your-own-pace afternoon, check out the “Hearts” themed artwork at Gallery 25. Impress your sweetie by taking home a piece of artwork for less than $100!
Need to know: Feb. 6-March 2 | Fridays and Saturdays only |from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. | FREE
#4 Ramos Torres Vday dinner
Ramos Torres Winery will be hosting a 4-course dinner with dancing to follow! Each course will be paired with a different wine.
Need to know: Feb. 14 – 7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Tip: buy your tickets ASAP online
#5 Harris Ranch Getaway
Not only is Valentine’s Day on a Friday, it also kicks off President’s Day weekend, which means three days off for some of us! And what’s the best thing about 3-day weekends? Trips out of town. Harris Ranch is a beautiful oasis only an hour away from the Fresno area. It has three delicious restaurants to choose from and relaxing hotel rooms for a romantic getaway.
Need to know: make your dinner reservations for the Jockey Club ahead of time
#6 Fulton 55 – The Beetles – Love Songs for Valentines
Come one, come all Beatles fans! Be serenaded by your favorite Beatles love songs over drinks at this awesome Fresno venue.
Need to know: Feb. 14 | 8:30 p.m. | $8 advance/$10 door | 21+
Tip: doors open at 8:00 p.m.
#7 Run or Dye at Woodward Park
They say the couple that runs together, stays together…or something like that. The morning after Valentine’s Day, get crazy with color at the Run or Dye 5K.
Need to know: Feb. 15 | $47/person
Tip: register ahead of time
#8 The Rock and Worship Roadshow at Save Mart Center
The Rock and Worship Roadshow is jam packed with awesome bands this year and it lands on the evening of Valentine’s Day. Not only will there be a ton of great music, you get it all for only $10 at the door!
Need to know: Feb. 14 | 7:30 p.m.
#9 Fresno State Men’s Basketball vs. Colorado State
Cheer on your Bulldog’s as they face Colorado State! Wear your bulldog red and be Kiss Cam-ready with your date.
Need to know: Feb. 15 | 7:00 p.m.
#10 A Night In with Me N’ Ed’s Heart-Shaped Pizza
This may not count as a date out, but it is something many look forward to every year! Order a Me N’ Ed’s heart shaped pizza and take it home for a night in.
Tip: order your heart-shaped pizza 2-4 hours ahead of time! | Me n’ Ed’s is swamped on V-Day and wait times can be lengthy