Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and there are so many fun things to do and experience in Annapolis!
I did hours of research (so you don’t have to!) and organized ALL the Valentine’s fun in ONE PLACE! I will update this list as events continue to pop up so check back!
Am I missing your event? Please email me at [email protected] and I’ll add it to the list.
*Please note – While I make every effort to crosscheck links and event details, I encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let me know so that I can correct them. Thanks for your help!
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KIDS CRAFTS + HANDS-ON LEARNING
February 1st + 2nd | 9:30am | Manhattan Beach Clubhouse
Mini Makers art and sensory play fun with a Valentine’s Day theme! Two crafts, two sensory play stations, and a playdough set up!
February 1st | 5:30-7pm
This will be a night to remember. You and your child will get to connect while creating art together. Each of you will have the opportunity to decorate your own vase and create a small bouquet of flowers to take home. Each child will get to decorate a picture frame and a photobooth will be set up for you to capture the fun! Light snacks will be provided along with a cookie by Young and Sweets Dessert for each guest.
February 3rd | 9am-12pm
Join us between 9 am – 12 pm for free in-person Kids Workshops. While supplies last.
February 6th | 3pm | Eastport Library
Make handmade heart pillows using knots instead of a sewing machine! Registration for this event will be open from January 23, 2024 @ 10:00am to February 6, 2024 @ 3:00pm.
February 11th | 1-4pm | ArtFarm Annapolis
Join us for a unique, creative workshop creating a fairy garden of your dreams. Paint a house, create your own miniature stick furniture, add natural decorations and whimsical elements like miniature flowers, miniature furniture, stepping stones, succulents, and miniature trees. A super fun way to spend an afternoon relaxing and enjoying some down time while creating something fun and beautiful to enjoy for months afterward.
February 11th | 2pm | Homestead Gardens Davidsonville + Severna Park
Looking for something unique and creative to do with your little ones this winter? Join us at Homestead Gardens for a delightful afternoon of crafting heart wreaths out of birdseed! Our kids birdseed heart wreaths craft workshop is the perfect way to let your child’s creative juices flow while also teaching them about the winter birds that live in our area. With only a few spots left, be sure to reserve yours today! For just $10, your child will receive all the materials necessary to create their own unique birdseed heart wreath masterpiece. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled experience. We can’t wait to see your child’s creation!
February 14th | 10:30am | Discoveries Library
Preschool children will enjoy hands-on Valentine’s Day-themed STEAM activities.
February 19th | 2pm | Annapolis Library
Join us for fun Winter chemistry experiments!
February 19th | 2pm | Eastport Library
Color sand with chalk and layer it into a jar to make a beautiful creation. Please register each participant to ensure we have enough supplies for everyone.
February 15th | 1pm | Whole Foods Annapolis
Ages 3-5. We welcome you to join us for a fun-filled culinary or craft workshop every Tuesday & Thursday, followed by a store tour and samples. In this class kids will learn how to make a fun craft or a delicious snack using all-natural ingredients. Cost: $5. Register online.
February 1st | 6pm | Broadneck Library
Do you like doing the Wobble or the Cupid Shuffle? Come learn some more beginner soul line dances and discover a fun, low impact physical activity!
February 9th | 5:30-7pm | Discoveries Library
Forget about all that mushy Valentine’s Day stuff, just celebrate yourself. Teens are invited to enjoy a low key night of self-care activities and fun. Bring your friends or make new ones at this after-hours program just for teens!
February 22nd | 4:30pm | Annapolis Library
Looking for something new to play, but not sure where to start? Come try out all sorts of board and card games to see if any are a match for you and your friends! Snacks will be provided.
February 23rd | 6-7:30pm | Broadneck Library
Teens take over the library in this after-hours party with activities, games, prizes, and more! For ages 12 to 18. Registration and signed permission slip required.
February 3rd | 10am-4pm | Sandy Point State Park
The Special Olympics Maryland Polar Bear Plunge is a fundraising event in which individuals pledge $100.00 or more for the chance to Plunge into the Chesapeake Bay in February in support of the 15,588 athletes and Unified® teammates who train and compete year-round free of charge. You can help fundraise for Special Olympics Maryland once you register, or if you don’t want to bear the cold, you can make a donation!
February 3rd | 12:30-3pm
Join us on Saturday, February 3rd from 12:30pm – 3pm in CPK Court (across from California Pizza Kitchen) for a Meet & Greet with Chad Michael Murray!
February 10th | 11am-1pm | Pip Moyer Recreation Center
We are excited for another great event of “Food, Exercise, Education and Fun”! Navy football players will be there playing games and getting active with the kids, along with many community organizations with family-fun games, STEM activities, and more! Registration is not required. Just show up for a fun time!
February 10th | 12-2pm | Terrapin Nature Park
Join us on Saturday, February 10th from 12Pm – 2 pm for the Pawing in Love Fun Run/Walk, where you and your dog can trot or walk together through the wonderful trails of Terrapin Nature Park. There will be a group photo at 12pm, and Waterman Joe’s Coffee on-site with hot drinks and donuts for sale. Each dog receives a Valentine’s bow or bowtie (while supplies last). This event is in partnership with Queen Anne’s County Animal Services so you’re sure to meet a few adoptable dogs walking with QACAS staff; just look for the dogs with the green vests on that read, ADOPT ME! Donations accepted and collected on-site for the QACAS pantry. *Free admission, but registration required.
February 11th | 8-11am | Westfield Annapolis Mall
Join the SPCA & DARE to C.A.R.E. for a fun stroll through the Westfield Mall with your favorite furry friend!
February 12th | 6:30-8pm | Broadneck Library
Enjoy playing Bingo with family and friends and win prizes!
February 13th | 5-7pm | Discoveries Library
Join others who love Legos! We will have a monthly theme to inspire your build. This program is a drop in program, swing by at a time that is convenient for you! Legos provided for each group.
February 17th | 5-10pm
Please join us for an evening full of food, friends, and fun! Doors open 5 PM. Food served 5:30 until 8:00 PM. Music and Fun until 10:00 PM.
February 18th | 9am | Kent Island Elementary School
The rain/snow date is Sunday, Feb. 25th, just in case Mother Nature does not cooperate this year. Our event is a family-friendly/dog-friendly race run during the doldrums of winter. We get you off the couch and out of the house for this fun run. Start and finish at the Kent Island Elementary School and the course takes you along the scenic Cross Island Trail. So get out your running shoes and sweats and train for this fun 5K. And remember, there is Hot Chocolate at the finish of the run! Packet Pickup will be Sunday morning, race day, opening at 7:30, in the cafeteria of the school! (Yes, we are back inside). There will be race day registration with no guarantee of receiving a premium. Awards ceremony will begin at 10:00 after the run. Awards for 1st place male, 1st place female, as well as age group awards. Dog treats for all dogs at the end. Age group winners must be present to receive their award.
VALENTINE'S STORYTIMES + CONCERTS
February 3rd | 11am | Park Books
Tracy will be reading her new release “Love Like Chocolate,” a deliciously sweet story of family, traditions, and chocolate! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, or anytime you want to tell someone “I love you.” Storytime is perfect for ages +3 and up. No need to RSVP. Please consider supporting the author and host by purchasing a copy of the book. The author would be happy to sign it!
February 9th | 6:30-8:30pm | Pip Moyer Recreation Center
Don’t pass up a chance to create a lifelong memory. Get your tickets now to the Sweetheart Dance on Friday, February 9th at the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center (PMRC). This annual family-friendly Valentine’s Day celebration is open to all parents/caregivers and their children–ages 3-12. Enjoy an evening of dancing and delicious treats. Each family will receive a keepsake photograph to take with them. Please register in person at the PMRC front desk. Dress attire is semi-formal. Advanced registration is required. $20/person.
February 14th | 10:30am | Broadneck Library
Join us for a fun love themed storytime. We will read stories, sing songs, and create a craft – all about love!
February 17th | 11am | Museum of Historic Annapolis
February 17th is Random Acts of Kindness Day! Join us for a special Storytime with local author Kim C. Lee. Ms. Lee will encourage us all to consider what it means to show love, compassion, and positivity through small, unexpected acts of kindness with her book The Night Owl. After the reading, have fun coloring with our author and explore the Museum on a self-guided scavenger hunt.
February 19th | 2pm | Discoveries Library
Join the Milkshake Duo in an interactive performance that inspires children to join in the music-making. Creative expression is encouraged with every song, and children participate through body movement and voice.
February 19th | 7pm | Eastport Library
Come join us as an audience member or a performer for a night of songs, dancing, and poetry at our open mic night! Please make sure your act is family friendly. All ages are welcome! Acts should be a duration of 3-5 minutes for each person or shared act. Registration is required for each individual act or one registration per group. Registration for this event will be open from February 1, 2024 @ 9:00am to February 19, 2024 @ 7:00pm.
February 26th | 10:30am | Annapolis Library
Join musicians of the United States Naval Academy for an instrument petting zoo! Listen to and get hands-on experience with the different instruments of the band.
February 4th | 1-4pm | Yoga Barn
Kindred Yoga is excited to come out of our winter hibernation for our next community event at Yoga Barn. The afternoon will begin with a 45-minute all-level yoga flow, immediately followed by the opportunity to socialize with your best gals and others in the local community. Threadwell Consignments* and the gals from Sparked Together*, our permanent jewelry friends based out of Baltimore, will be there. We will also have some sips and light bites. Please bring a yoga mat, water bottle, and any props you may need for your practice.
February 4th | 10am-1pm | Graduate Annapolis
We’ve lined up experienced community management strategist and DEIB advocate, international keynote speaker, Marjorie Anderson, EXOS@Google’s Director of Community who will guide us through an interactive session: “Mindful Connections: The Power of Intentionality in Conversation”. Tickets include an enhanced brunch buffet and non-alcoholic beverages—featuring eggs, bacon, sausage, seasonal fruit salad, a yogurt parfait display, a DIY grits station, chicken and waffles, steak, veggie muffaletta, and Annapolis crab hash. There will also be a cash bar available.
February 9th | 7-9pm | PAINT Nail Bar Annapolis
Celebrate friendship and sisterhood at the PAINT Nail Bar Annapolis! Put on your favorite pink, Red , or purple outfit and Join us for a fun-filled Galentine’s Day event, where we will not only give ourselves our flowers, but arrange them how we like. “You can buy yourself flowers and design them too! Create a small but lush, garden style floral arrangement with @southriverflowerhouse. No experience necessary – just come ready to have fun and play with flowers! Materials and instruction will be provided.” We will enjoy a grazing board prepared by Sweet Pair Charcuterie. Flower arrangements class by South River Flower House. Ticket includes: Flowers / Vase, Chacuterie, Galentine’s day mimosa, Photo booth station + Swag Bag
February 10th | 12pm + 2:30pm
Indulge in a delightful Valentine’s evening with a touch of whimsy! Gather your loved ones or good good girlfriends and join us for a unique experience – adorn your own cake with sweet, decadent delights!
February 10th + 11th | 12-4pm
Gather your besties and flock over to the Zoo for our annual Galentine’s Flamingle! Held on the Zoo’s historic Mansion House porch, this event is both fascinating and fun for anyone looking for a unique Valentine’s Day experience. This year, Flamingle is going to Las Vegas! Get in your Vegas state of mind and join us for an unforgettable afternoon in the city that never sleeps. This adult-only afternoon includes the opportunity to learn some amazing animal facts while enjoying food, an open bar, games, and fabulous performances from some of your favorite Queens (all guests must be over 21 years old). Plus, don’t miss special appearances and photo opportunities with some of the Zoo’s very own animal ambassadors. Attire is casual, but feel free to dress up! Each ticket includes admission to the Zoo, so don’t forget to arrive early to visit our famous flamingos at their habitat.
February 13th | 6-7:30pm | CORE CLUB
Join us for a girlfriends’ Valentine’s Day workout extravaganza! Sweat and Social with a 45-min workout surrounded by your best friends and all things pink. After, indulge in our mocktail bar featuring detoxifying Organic Cold-Pressed Juices from RASA. Book spot!
Now Booking for our Annual Overnight Valentine’s Picnics! LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE. This year we have @island.sweets23 providing chocolate covered strawberries and 2 heart shaped cookies for our couples! Get more information!
February 9th | 9:30-11:30am
Come learn how to decorate beautiful cookies as I guide you through this fun, very pink cookie class! Adults only 18+ with all supplies included. Beginner Level with six different designs (including a pick-your-hunk Polaroid cookie or, if you’d prefer a personalized photo, please email it to [email protected]). Tickets are nonrefundable. Add on a DIY cookie kit to take home for more cookie decorating fun!
February 10th | 11am | Willow Oak Flower + Herb Farm
Create your own Valentine arrangement using roses, mums, ranunculus, eucalyptus, hydrangeas and other flowers.
February 10th | 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-7pm + 7-9pm | Hansel Hill Farm
Our “Love Bunny and Luxury Charcuterie” Valentine’s Day event is back for its third year! Come join Eleana with Annapolis Yogi in our brand new, heated, outdoor space as she guides you through intimate yoga with your partner and then relax fireside, sip some hot cocoa. Head into the heated and fully decorated yurt to enjoy your luxury charcuterie (vegan and GF options available). This event has sold out every year, as we only sell 24 total tickets. Early bird registration, before 1 Feb, for a $50 discount.
February 10th | 2-5pm
Choose your honey and come join us for our very first VALENTINE’S DAY event on the farm just for adults!! Ages 21+. For couples or just friends that want to do something fun for the holiday together! Honey & Cheese Tasting with @stormy_acres_bee_farm, Live Music (Acoustic), Rescue Farm Animal Tour, Fire Pits and more!! Bring your own snacks, beverages and hang around the fire with a blanket. Reset back to nature, enjoy our mini farm and celebrate with the one(s) you love!
February 10th | 4-5:15pm | Yoga Barn
This class is all about having fun and letting go. Anyone can do this partner based yoga, bring your lover or just a close friend you can feel comfortable getting into feel good poses with! Come out and feel the love with us, love for your body, mind and soul. Join teachers Liz and Alex for a special 75 min vin-yin class, including low to the ground poses crafted to draw you closer to yourself and your partner, in a relaxed, playful setting. This class will include a 25 minute solo yin sequence followed by a 45 minute partner based yoga sequence and special gourmet chocolate treats after class! Water and kombucha will also be provided. Limited mats are available for use.
February 10th | 6-8pm | Wyrd Bookstore
Come celebrate Cupid with us! Come solo, bring a friend, or drag along your better half. There will be music and chocolate and a whole lot of love. $10 per person, space is limited so reserve your spot soon.
February 10th | 8-11pm | Vida Taco Severna Park
Come support the Euna Aesthetics team as we Guest Bartend at Vida Taco Severna Park to help raise money for local non-profit C.R.A.B. We want to raise the MOST money for our non-profit! The more the merrier, so bring your friends & sip some killer Vida margs for a great cause. No need to RSVP, we can’t wait to see you there! Learn More About Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating www.CrabSailing.org.
February 13th | 4pm | Homestead Gardens Davidsonville + Severna Park
Get ready to experience love at first sight with the Love is in the Air Plants Mobile Workshop at Homestead Gardens. Not only will you have the opportunity to create a beautiful mobile with three air plants, but you’ll also receive a coupon for full price items. It’s the perfect chance to get in touch with your creative side and bring a little love into your home. Whether you’re looking to impress your significant other or just treat yourself, this workshop is sure to bring a smile to your face and a warm feeling to your heart. Don’t miss out on this unique and exciting opportunity – book your spot today!
February 13th | 7-10pm | The Big Cheese
Come for a night of fun with friends and learn some amazing tips on how to perfectly curate a gorgeous charcuterie board to impress everyone in your life! There are also dates available in March and April!
February 14th | 9:30pm-1am | Harold Black
February 17th | 2pm | Discoveries Library
Looking for the book that’s your perfect match? Enjoy tea and “tasting” a variety of romance books from the sweet to the spicy- maybe something will catch your eye!
February 17th | 5pm
Indulge in a delightful Valentine’s evening with a touch of whimsy! Gather your loved ones or good good girlfriends and join us for a unique experience – adorn your own cake with sweet, decadent delights!
VALENTINE'S SHOPPING EVENTS
February 4th | 10am-3pm
Join us on February 4th for Galentine’s Day featuring our launch of @farmhousefresh‘s incredible organic skincare products – we’ll be offering up complimentary lip and hand treatments as well as product samples and 30% off new Farmhouse Fresh products! Treat yourself to some amazing natural rejuvenation for Valentine’s Day.
Maryland Ave welcomes you to celebrate you and your Galentine’s! Of course there will be bubbles and sweet treats! This is one of our Maryland Ave favorites and we hope to see you all there!
February 9th | 5-9pm
Please join us for a night of celebrating one another! Bring a Galentine (or a few!) and you each receive a discount on your purchase! Mini gal pals also welcome. Complimentary beverages to toast + upflight those gal pals in our lives. Light finger foods while we all relax + sip n’ shop! Open to the public, so feel free to invite!
February 10th | 11am-2pm | Venue 1631
Join 2 local besties as we throw our first Galentine Pop Up Market! We are both mama owned, local + small businesses doing our best every day chasing dreams + babies. Mama & Babes Clothing X Salt Washed Clothing. Come shop with us and support local, small, women-owned businesses! We will have cupcakes + coffee and an incredible raffle including a brand new hot pink yeti! So grab your best girls + join us for a few hours of shopping and fun! Shop with Mama & Babes or Salt Washed that day and receive a cupcake with a special promo code while supplies lasts so be ready at 11am when we open the doors!
February 10th | 5pm | Rising Sun Lodge
Get your girlfriends together and come out for an evening of food and fun, sipping and shopping! We will have many vendors, crafters, and food artisans to delight all of your senses. VIP tickets available. The VIP experience includes: priority parking, drink ticket, and swag bag. Proceeds to benefit Loosey Boobie, an organization that supports women thriving through breast cancer.
February 13th + 14th | 8am-6pm
Our 2024 Valentine’s Specials are here! Check out our menu! More photos to come! 1️ month until the day of love!
Classic and Cool embroidery and personalization for Valentine’s Day fleeces, hats, cloth buckets, playsuits, jewelry boxes, belt bags + SO MUCH MORE!
DATE NIGHT DINNER SPECIALS
This Valentine’s Day, reserve a romantic evening at Blackwall Hitch Annapolis. Our three-course Prix-Fixe Menu offers a variety of starters, entrees, and desserts. To make this memorable moment even more special, pair it with our Valentine’s Fireside Package, complete with champagne and a dozen roses. Reserve your romantic dinner on OpenTable today.
Enjoy an intimate Valentine’s Day celebration at The Lodge Annapolis. Indulge in our sumptuous three-course Prix-Fixe Menu, which includes delicious desserts. Add a touch of romance with our exclusive Fireside Package, which comes with a bottle of champagne and a dozen roses.
February 14th | 6pm
Four Courses paired with Four High End Whiskeys. Ticket Price – $110 (meal, drinks, soft drinks included). Not a whiskey drinker but your lover is? We will have a full-service bar available as well! Call or Email us today to reserve your spot!
February 14th | 6:30pm | Silver Swan Bayside
After a brief holiday hiatus, we are back. Presenting our next installment, on VALENTINE’S DAY Wednesday, February 14th @ 630 pm, in partnership with our home base The Silver Swan Bayside is “The Supper Club”. We are so excited to share this sexy menu with you and are thankful for all of your support! See you there!
February 24th – March 3rd
It’s the 16th Annapolis Restaurant Week. This is the best week of the year to gather your family and friends to dine out in Annapolis, Maryland. Participating Annapolis restaurants will offer prix fixe menus for you to enjoy. You can indulge in a two-course breakfast between $9.95 and $15.95, a two-course lunch between $12.95 and $19.95, or a three-course dinner between $29.95 and $39.95. Some restaurants even have additional bonus specials! Reservations are highly recommended due to the popularity of Annapolis Restaurant Week. You can make reservations and see the menus at www.annapolisrestaurantweek.com
Enjoy February with your friends, families + loved ones! See you around Annapolis! Stay warm + have fun!
I’ll be updating this list over the next couple of weeks so check back for updates! If I’m missing your favorite event, email it to me at [email protected] to be added to the list.