Looking for something fun to do on Valentine’s Day? We’ve got you covered. Look over our list of special celebrations in and around Albany, and you’ll find something that makes your heart go pitter-pat.
Get your heart racing
Sweet Home Sweetheart Run Do something good for your heart on Valentine’s Day — join the second annual Sweet Home Sweetheart Run. Participants are encouraged to wear their hearts on their sleeves, socks, tutus, onesies and collars to compete for best dressed awards. Enjoy either a 5K or 10K chipped-timed course.
You’ve earned it, now spoil your sweetheart.
Marks Ridge Valentine Dinner at the Winery: Enjoy a delicious Valentine’s meal in the winery at Mark’s Ridge. Their popular buffet dinner featuring Chef Debbie Groves & the Wines of Marks Ridge winery starts at 4pm. Limited seating, Pre-paid reservations required.
Vault 244: Have you eaten at Vault 244 lately? Chef Kyle Kish (formerly of The Painted Lady in Newberg) does some amazing things in the kitchen. Special four course menu at The Vault for Sunday, February 14. Book your spot now. 541.791.9511
Novak’s: The five-course Sweetheart Special at Novak’s Hungarian is available all weekend, from Friday Feb. 13-Sunday Feb. 15, and it includes traditional Hungarian delicacies you won’t find anywhere else. Paired with Malna (a non-alcoholic Hungarian drink made with organic raspberry syrup), it’s $59.99 per couple; paired with wine it’s $69.99. Reservations strongly encouraged.
Frankie’s: The farm-to-table cookery at Frankie’s is always exquisite, and Valentine’sDay should be no exception. Chef Cody Utzman is planning for specials that will delight guests all weekend long.
Sybaris Bistro: Celebrate your Valentine’s Day at Sybaris Bistro with a meal by James Beard honoree Matt Bennett. Indulge in his Valentine’s Menu at 5 p.m.or 7:30. Four courses; $50 per person or $75 per person with wine pairings
Shop to Spoil
Valentine Open House at the Vintage Roost
The restored 100+ year old barn will be filled with Gifts with a Vintage Charm by 30 local crafters as well as Antiques, Collectibles, Fresh Baked Goods, Boxwood Wreaths and more! Enjoy a cup of Hot Chocolate while you visit. Call 541-990-4191 for more information.
A Toast to Love: Zwickelmania
Celebrate the annual one-day FREE event in Oregon when breweries open their doors to the casual and hardcore beer fans every President’s Day Weekend, falls on Feb. 13th, 2016 — from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. More than 120 breweries, both big and small, are participating with meet-the-brewer events, beer tastings and beer and chocolate pairings
Deluxe Brewing: Deluxe Brewing in downtown Albany will be offering guided tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. with special tastings the chance to meet the brewers. Call 541-639-4257 for more details.
Go see a show.
Celebrate with a night at the theater–Albany has both live theater performances and cinema treasures to explore on Valentine’s Day.
- The Pix: Enjoy a great movie with a glass oflocal wine or beer and house-made snacks at the Pix. Each winter this independent theater celebrates the best movies of the year with the Pix Oscar Blitz. On Valentine’s weekend, catch the historical drama and romance “Brooklyn” and “45 Years”.
- Regal Albany 7 Cinemas: If you want to sit back with a bucket of popcorn and see a recently released blockbuster, this 7-screen movie theater in the center of Albany is your best bet.
- For the family:Take the whole family on a special outing to see Linn-Benton Community Theater’s performance featuring Dr. Seuss’s “The Cat in the Hat”! It will entertain and enlighten on Feb. 13.
- Albany Civic Theater: Murder On The Nile
See an award-winning play together by writer Agatha Christie, directed by Rick Hammel at the Albany Civic Theater Feb 12 and 13.
If you’ve got more great Valentine’s Day ideas to add to this list, we want to hear ’em! Leave a comment, send us an e-mail, or give us a call: 541-928-0911.