Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about how you are going to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Every February, we set aside some time to let those closest to us know how much we care. Whether you want to spend some time with your kids, significant other or a Galentine’s Day bash, you need to start planning now as places fill up. Can’t think of a great Vancouver date night or family-friendly activity? Here are some things to do near Vancouver, Washington for Valentine’s Day 2024.
Valentine’s Day Minis
January 20, 11 a.m.
Fishers Landing, Vancouver
Want a special photo for custom Valentine’s Day cards or a framed gift? Adoring You Photography is offering a mini photo session just in time for Valentine’s Day. Each shoot is 45 minutes long and includes 20-40 prints will rights print.
Valentine’s Day Kissing Booth Photos
January 28, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
K-9 to Five Doggy Playcare & Spa
16998 SE 1st Street, Vancouver
K-9 to Five Dogg Playcare & Spa is having Kissing Booth Pet Photos taken by Fuzzy Butt Pet Photos. These adorable sessions include a cute Kissing Booth backdrop and 1-5 professional photos. You will get digitals of all photos, one printable digital download and a discount on the gallery store. Sessions are $40 and you can schedule through Fuzzy Butt Pet Photos.
A Chocolate Affair to Remember
February 2, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Head to Camas for their First Friday, Valentine’s Day treat – A Chocolate Affair to Remember! There will be shopping, prizes, candy-themed activities and of course, lots of chocolate. Look for gifts for loved ones at local businesses, including chocolates, wine and other treasures.
Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Pairing
February 9 – 11
English Estate Winery
17908 SE 1st Street, Vancouver
English Estate Winery is having their annual Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Pairing event February 9 through the 11 and you won’t want to miss it. This year they partnered with Peggy’s Handmade Chocolates to pair with their wines. Learn about how food and wine interact with each other and experience the unique flavors of Peggy’s chocolates. $12, which is waived if you buy a bottle of wine. Chocolates will be available to purchase as well. Contact English Estate Winery for more information.
February 9-10, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. both nights
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
This all-ages, family-friendly ball is a great choice for a Valentine’s Day celebration that includes all your favorite people. Live D.J. will be playing plenty of dance songs. There will also be crafts, a temporary tattoo station, photo ops and refreshments. Anyone under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced registration is required. Formal/black tie attire is encouraged. Get your tickets on the City of Vancouver website.
Valentine’s Day Show
February 14, 8 p.m.
Billy Blues Bar and Grill
7115 NW Hazel Dell Avenue, Vancouver
Head to Billy Blues Bar and Grill on Valentine’s Day 2024 for a wonderful night of music featuring Hit Machine. 21 and over. $15 cover.
Valentine’s Day Chocolate and Wine Pairing
February 14, 6:30 p.m. 8 p.m.
1812 Washington Street, Vancouver
This is not your regular wine and chocolate tasting! You will be led on a chocolate journey by chocolate and relationship expert Dr. Kalei Ross. Wine will be expertly paired by Michelle Brinning, sommelier and owner of Cellar 55. 21 and over only. Tickets are $80 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
Valentine’s Day Dinner at Elements Restaurant
February 14, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m.
907 Main Street, Vancouver
Make your reservations now for a Valentine’s Day dinner at Elements Restaurant. A special menu will be available for just that evening. This chef-driven restaurant is a unique experience and a great place for your date night.
February 10 and 14, 5:30 p.m. boarding
Salmon Street Springs Dock
Take a drive over the river to Portland for the Portland Spirit’s annual Valentine’s Cruise. Your cruise will include a four-course dinner, champagne and gorgeous views of the waterfront.
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