Valentine’s Day Date Night Events in Houston

An outdoor beer garden with neon installations
Axelrad hosts a free evening of open mic performances, movies and more in Midtown | Photo courtesy of Axelrad

Updated Monday, February 6, 2023 at 10:30am

Map out a romantic weekend with fun Valentine’s date ideas, concerts and more, before and on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2023.

Whether you want to dress to the nine’s for a night on the town, keep it low-key and casual, mix and mingle with singles, or bust up to live comedy, there’s plenty going down for Valentine’s Day weekend in Houston.

With the official holiday landing on Tuesday this year, you can still find plenty of Valentine’s Day–themed events leading up to it throughout the weekend.

Here are our picks for shows and concerts, stand-up and more things to do for Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2023:

2023 Valentine’s Day Things to Do in Houston

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Strike a pose with your boo at TFTI in the Galleria | Courtesy of TFTI Houston

Pre-Valentine’s Day Weekend: Thursday, February 9 to 12, 2023

  • Snap couples pics at TFTI Houston | Daily – Stroll through more than 18 immersive room installations—including the Infinity Mirror, Upside Down, Love Letters, and Pillow Fight rooms—for fun photos at the all-ages TFTI Houston, located inside the Galleria. Timed entry tickets are $28; $23 for ages 12 and under. Times vary.
  • Valentine’s Stay Packages at the Blossom Hotel Houston | Daily – Throughout the weekend before and after Valentine’s Day, the upscale, boutique Blossom Hotel Houston near the Museum District is offering overnight luxury accommodations for two with breakfast, a special welcome gift—a teddy bear, specialty chocolates and a bottle of sparkling wine—and late checkout. Prices vary by date.
  • Valentine’s Candlelight Concert at Post Houston’s Z Atrium | Thursday, February 9 – Enjoy beautifully sultry music as the Monarch Chamber Players perform an intimate and romantic set by candlelight including Bizet’s “Carmen,” tangos by Astor Piazzolla, works by Debussy, and more. $10. 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Love is in the Air at Market Street | Friday, February 10 to Tuesday, February 14 | FREE – Keep the Valentine’s festivities going all weekend in the Woodlands and head to Market Street’s Love Is in the Air for a long weekend filled with fun photo ops and live music. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Valentine’s Horror Market Pop-Up at Raven Tower | Saturday, February 11 – Raven Tower shows you how horror can be so romantic when they put a mischievous spin on Valentine’s celebrations at the Horror Market Pop-Up where guests will get the opportunity to shop tons of local vendors and get the chance to meet classic horror celebrities. $5. Noon to 7pm.
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Divine Darlings heads to 8th Wonder Distillery for a Valentine’s burlesque show | Photo courtesy of the Divine Darlings
  • Valentine Twilight Tour at Rienzi | Saturday, February 11 – Get a head start on Valentines’ celebrations with a twilight visit to the majestic Rienzi grounds where you can enjoy a romantic evening filled with live music, light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and docents that can enlighten you on European Decorative Arts. $40. 6pm to 8pm.
  • The Greater Houston Couples’ Ball at JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria | Saturday, February 11 – Mix and mingle at a special, pre-Valentine’s high fashion evening complete with a cocktail hour, three-course dinner, comedy, music, dancing, and more. $150; $225 VIP. 6pm to 11pm.
  • A Valentine Picnic in a Downtown Houston Park | Saturday, February 11 – Celebrate the Feast of Saint Valentine with a quaint, romantic picnic spread in the heart of the city while Houston singer-songwriter Ermelinda Cuellar serenades all attendees. The picnic price includes a choice of food, blanket, waters, utensils, plates and napkins. $90 for 2; add-ons available. 6:30pm to 8pm.
  • The Divine Darlings Burly Soirée: Love In All Forms at 8th Wonder Distillery | Sunday, February 12 – If you’re looking for a sexy ‘lil start to your Valentine’s celebrations, look no further than 8th Wonder Distillery where the Divine Darlings are putting on an absolutely riveting spectacle, celebrating Love In All Forms with five incredible burlesque performers. $20 and up. 2pm to 4pm.
  • Ku Egenti & Friends: Valentine’s Day Weekend Edition at the Secret Group | Sunday, February 12 – Local comic Ku Egenti is putting a Valentine’s spin on his weekly comedy show, featuring guest spots from the hilarious Melissa Williams, Connor Carter, Mathis Jones, Sandra Dee, and Scott White. $15 and up. 7pm.
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The Riot hosts a Valentine’s Day Showcase at Rudyard’s in Montrose | Photo courtesy of The Riot Comedy Club

Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2023

  • Blind Date With A Book at the West University Library | FREE – Treat yourself to a blind date where readers can take a chance on wrapped books, with just the genre and brief description to go by. No pressure if it’s not a match as you can return the book and choose another. A Harris County Public Library card will be needed in order to check out books (learn how to get one here). 2pm to 6pm.
  • Cupid Cruises at Allen’s Landing – Take in the beautiful city lights, sip bubbly and enjoy chocolate bites while floating down the Buffalo Bayou on a romantic pontoon ride. $40. 6pm to 7pm & 7:30pm to 8:30pm.
  • Wine & Chocolate Class at Nice Winery – Wine and chocolate abound at the Spring Branch winery where lead wine educator Macy will lead guests in the the tasting of six different wines expertly paired with an assortment of decadent chocolates. $90. 6pm to 8pm.
  • Valentine’s Day at Solstice at Discovery Green | FREE – Make Valentine’s Day a little hotter with music and a fantastic fire show performed by Will Brandon, who was featured on America’s Got Talent. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Valentine’s Day at Axelrad | No Cover – The neon beer garden in Midtown hosts an evening marketplace where you can shop gifts for your boo, catch an outdoor screening of True Romance, head upstairs for an open mic night, and enjoy special cocktail offerings and tacos from Boombox Tacos. 6pm to midnight.
  • Valentine’s Cocktail Classes at William Price Distilling – Grab a sweetheart or a good friend and head to William Price Distillery in Garden Oaks where the talented bartenders on staff will guide guests through the art of creating two different cocktails. An additional class will also be held on Friday, February 17. $40 and up. 6:30pm.
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Hop aboard for an evening cruise down Buffalo Bayou on Valentine’s Day | Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
An outdoor installation of the "Solstice" exhibit on display in Discovery Green
Discovery Green hosts a Valentine’s Day celebration at the “Solstice” installation | Photo courtesy of Discovery Green
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Raquel Cepeda performs for her annual Valentine’s Day concert at MATCH | Photo courtesy of Raquel Cepeda

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