Wondering how to spend this Valentine’s weekend? Downtown Jacksonville has you covered during the sweetest days of the year. Whether you want your plans to include shopping, cocktails and good eats, or a wholesome experience with the loves in your life, here’s a list of places and events you won’t want to miss!
The Florida Theatre presents Untold Stories: Out of the Swamp
For the storyteller in your life: the Florida Theatre is putting on another performance of Untold Stories, titled Out of the Swamp. Produced locally by the Florida Theatre, Untold Stories taps into the heart and soul of storytellers with quarterly thematic story evenings unveiling personal and transformative narratives shared by a diverse group of individuals based out of Northeast Florida.
Galentines at Sweet Petes
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For the gals, cocktails on the roof, great music from kisanthemagnificent, and good vibes: Sweet Pete’s Galentines Happy Hour is the place to be. With the purchase of one ticket, you’ll get to enjoy a Prosecco Cocktail Bar, charcuterie, a live band and more!
Beer Pairing at Ruby Beach
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For your beer lover: pop into Ruby Beach for a beer pairing with accompanying small plates! Enjoy your favorite brews and bites in one place with the purchase of a ticket. This is the perfect date to have with your sweetheart or your best friends. Find tickets here!
Wolf & Cub
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If your love language is gift-giving, look no further than Wolf & Cub to find the perfect gift for your S/O. Prepare to be wooed by their awesome collection of one-of-a-kind jewelry, vintage threads, high-quality condiments, and unique pieces that your bae will be sure to love.
Bread & Board
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For the romantics and the foodies: pass by Bread & Board find the most jaw-dropping bouquets in #DTJax, hand-tied with love or in classic vase arrangements. Another seasonal gift option is their Romantic Gift Basket which includes a glass jar flower arrangement, locally made bath salts or scrub, chocolates, and a bottle of champagne! Also available at Bread & Board is the Alewife shelf where you’ll find 6-packs of all your favorite Alewife brews to enjoy an at-home happy hour.
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For the chocolate lovers: if this one wasn’t already a given, now it is! Peterbrooke Chocolatier is our go-to spot for the best chocolates in #DTJax. From chocolate-covered popcorn and pretzels to heart-shaped chocolate boxes, they have it all to satisfy your Valentine’s Day cravings!
Saturday date-day at Riverside Arts Market
Whats our favorite day-date? The Riverside Arts Market, of course! Stroll through rows of art, tents, vendors and food trucks and check out the special treats made just for you and yours this Saturday on Valentine’s weekend.
Dinner at Cowford Chophouse
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Celebrate your love at Cowford Chophouse this Valentine’s Day. Relish in a steak and lobster dinner but don’t forget to leave room for the Cinnamon Roll Brûlée! Make a reservation now for the dining experience of the year.
Dinner at BBs
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There’s no beating the classic dinner and drinks! Grab your darling and a dinner for two at BB’s Bistro. Though famous for their award-winning desserts, their selection of wines and entrees will have you coming back every weekend.