If you haven't made Valentine's Day plans yet, you're not alone (pun intended).  Good news--there are many amazing events happening around Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati for Valentine's/Galentine's Day!

A copper column still that's three stories high, surrounded by clear windows.

Up your cocktail mastery by attending New Riff's Shake 'N Stir cocktail class on Feb. 15.  After a fun cocktail demo, you'll get to sip on three made-by-you cocktails and take away a sweet gift to continue practicing at home!


Don't miss the murder mystery dinner at Gangster's Dueling Piano Bar inside the Newport Syndicate.  It's an interactive murder mystery dinner that includes a three-course meal, two drink tickets, and entertainment.  Half of the proceeds go to the Leave Your Mark Foundation.


Speaking of murder mystery dinners, there's also one happening on Feb. 14 at Turfway Park.  It includes a buffet dinner, domestic beer, house wine, and soft drinks.

photo of the sign at bobby mackey's bar in northern kentucky, which is said to be one of the most haunted locations in america

If you like the thrill but don't need the frills, check out the Ghost Hunt going on at Bobby Mackey's on Feb. 13.  The location has a dark, sinister past... venture to the basement, "the gateway to hell," and cuddle up closer as you decide for yourself whether or not ghosts are real.


Be sure to check out the live theater production Of Mice and Men being presented by the Footlighters Inc. at 802 York Street in Newport.  It's happening Feb. 13-29 and sounds like a fantastic show.

American sign museum

Celebrate Galentine's Day at the American Sign Museum on Feb. 13 with up to 12 wine tastings paired with light bites by the Phoneix Catering.

Carabello Coffee

Grab your gal pals or your special someone and check out a full weekend of events happening at Carabello Coffee in Newport.  Whether you want a romantic prix fixe drink menu or Analog drinks and small bites with the girls, Carabello has several festive options to choose from.


Calling all chocolate lovers--head to Little Rock Farm in Camp Springs for a Love Affair with Chocolate!  Featuring a whole afternoon devoted to chocolate, including chocolate desserts and a drink, you won't want to miss it on Feb. 16!

The Roebling Suspension bridge connecting Northern Kentucky to Cincinnati, with the Ohio river looking pink and blue in the sunset and a BB Riverboat sailing under the bridge

BB Riverboats is playing cupid with romantic evening cruises complete with a buffet dinner and sounds of musical entertainment.  Valentine Cruises sail on Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.


If you haven't checked out the updated bowling space at Newport on the Levee, now's your chance!  Rotolo is featuring a Valentine's Day special you won't want to miss.  For $53 on Feb. 14 you'll get one hour of bowling, shoe rental, one bottle of champagne, and an appetizer to share. (Book in advance).

Outside shot of Newberry Bros. Coffee and Old Prohibition Bourbon Bar

Don't miss Third Sunday Funday at Newberry Bros. Coffee & Prohibition Bourbon Bar on Feb. 16.  With handmade pastries, croissants, cinnamon rolls, muffins, and turnovers, it's a Valentine's treat all in its own!  The first Third Sunday Funday of 2020, you don't want to miss it! 


Book a sitter and don't tell the kids where you're going...  The Newport Aquarium's Celebrate Love Under the Sea (21+ only) is happening Feb. 14 and Feb. 15 and will be showcasing the ways animals find love.  If that's not enough, a mouth-watering menu of rolled salmon, chicken & waffle station, assorted desserts, and more will be served.

Newport on the Levee at dusk

But don't leave the kids out completely... Newport on the Levee is celebrating with the entire family during Love on the Levee on Feb. 14 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Face painting, craft-making and photo booth fun plus take a group photo in front of the Levee's all-new living wall.

maple syrup production

If you're looking for something a little more down-to-Earth, check out the free maple syrup production events on Feb. 13 at Tug Fork Tree Farm or Feb. 15 at the Boone County Arboretum.


If burning calories and "getting physical" is more your style, check out the late night skate at Florence Fundome.  Your Saturday night admission is good from 7:30 p.m. until 3 a.m., so skate the night away!

Flying Axes Axe your Ex Valentine's

If you're feeling a little bitter or anti-Valentine's Day this year, don't let that keep you at home.  Celebrate at Flying Axes Covington's Axe Your Ex event.  Bring a picture of your ex to use as your target and "let every bullseye fill your heart with you."

Annnnd last but not least--if you're into a cute, memorable Valentine's Day meal, "slide" into your local White Castle for a "one-of-a-kind dining experience."  White Castle is expecting a record turnout of more than 30,000 cravers to experience the restaurant's Valentine's Day fanfare.