Valentine’s Day Date Night Events in Houston

A quartet performing on stage surrounded by candles
Monarch Chamber Players performs a Candlelit Concert at Post Houston | Courtesy of Fever Events

Map out a romantic weekend with 30 fun Valentine’s date ideas, concerts and more, before and on Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024.

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 Wednesday this year, you can still find plenty of Valentine’s Day–themed events leading up to it throughout the weekend.

Need more date night ideas? Take a look at our guide to 10 unique date nights with food and drink recommendations.

Here are our picks for shows and concerts, stand-up and more things to do for Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024:

2024 Valentine’s Day Things to Do in Houston

An outdoor beer garden with neon installations
Axelrad hosts free romantic movie screenings in February | Courtesy of Axelrad

Pre-Valentine’s Day: Saturday, February 3 to Tuesday, February 13, 2024

  • Valentine’s Winter Reds Festival at Bernhardt Winery | Saturday, February 3 | FREE – The Plantersville winery offers a complimentary pairing flight of two handcrafted reserve red wines and decadent chocolate at this Valentine’s Winter Reds Festival. There will also be a Sip N’ Shop Winter Indoor Artisan Market, live music on the lawn, and charcuterie menu options available to purchase in the tasting room. Noon to 6pm.
  • Thorn & Moon Magickal Market at Raven Tower | Saturday, February 3 | No Cover – Grab your boo for a night of the occult and oddities at this monthly market from Thorn & Moon. Hit it up to shop local artists and crafters, and enjoy tarot readers, Bewitched Burlesque, and more. 6pm to 11pm.
  • Valentine’s Day Open Studios at Art Square Studios on Almeda | Sunday, February 4 | FREE – The 17 artists of ASSA open their doors for a special love-themed display of 12″x12″ works available for purchase. Come by and check out the studios of the artists and explore more work in various mediums like photography, collage, paintings, sketch and more. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Moonstruck Movie Screening at Axelrad | Monday, February 5 | FREE – Kick off a month of romantic movie screenings in the neon garden with this classic film starring Cher and Nicholas Cage. Umbrella Fellas will serve up eats throughout the night. 8pm to 11pm.
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Paddle the Woodlands Waterway on a romantic Swan Boat outing | Courtesy of Riva Row Boat House
  • Valentine’s Candlelit Concert at Post Houston’s Z Atrium | Wednesday, February 7 | FREE with RSVP – 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, and more. Free with RSVP; reserved seating available for $15. 7pm.
  • Rom Com Movie Trivia at Houston Toy Museum | Thursday, February 8 – Flex your knowledge on the most iconic and nostalgic rom-coms. Buckle up for six rounds of trivia that tests what you know about some of the biggest meet cutes in movie history, with prizes on the line. $10; includes museum admission. 7pm to 10pm.
  • Valentine’s Swan Boat Ride at Riva Row Boat House | Friday, February 9 – Boo up in the Woodlands and enjoy an idyllic winter’s evening on the water with an enchanting swan boat ride where you can enjoy delicious non-alcoholic drinks and treats. $40. 7pm to 8:30pm.
  • Love You to Death Art Show at the Hardy & Nance Studios | Friday, February 9 | FREE – Back for its 8th year, this art show is dedicated to love, loss and everything in between. Featuring more than 40 local artists and photographers, visitors can celebrate the full spectrum of love: romance, the honeymoon phase, courtship, your secret crush, unrequited love, and loneliness. 7pm to 11pm.
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Hardy & Nance Studios host its annual “Love You to Death” show | Courtesy of Insomnia Gallery
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The Colonel Paddlewheel Boat at Moody Gardens hosts romantic cruises in Offat’s Bayou | Photo courtesy of Visit Galveston
  • Sweetheart Cruise on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat at Moody Gardens | Saturday, February 10 – Bring a date to Moody Gardens for a romantic buffet dinner cruise with breathtaking views of Galveston’s Offatts Bayou, just in time for Valentine’s Day. The experience includes music, dancing and cocktails aboard the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. $280 and up. 6:30pm to 10pm.
  • Love is in the Air at Post Houston | Saturday, February 10 – Join singles and couples alike for a night of magic from professional magician and hypnotist Robert Berry, followed by a talk about the importance of love and connection from relationship coach Dagmar Kusiak. Singles are welcome to stay after the show for a night of mingling and games. $49. 7pm to 9pm.
  • The Notebook Movie Screening at Axelrad | Monday, February 12 | FREE – Just before the holiday, catch an outdoor screening of the Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams classic, The Notebook, with excellent food truck pairings from Umbrella Fellas. 8pm to 11pm.
  • The Moth: Love Hurts at Warehouse Live Midtown | Tuesday, February 13 – Love hurts, love scars, love wounds and mars, and the Moth wants to hear all about it. Celebrate Cupid’s birthday by taking in five-minute tales wherein love was given a bad name. $17.50. 7pm.
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The rotating Spindletop restaurant offers a V-Day dinner with a view | Courtesy of Spindletop

Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2024

  • You, Me & Beer: Valentine’s Dinner for 2 at Spindletap Brewery – The North Houston brewery hosts a special dinner night with three courses and two beers, with dishes like smoked ribeyes, black truffle mashed potatoes, and a chocolate strawberry shortcake. $75 for 2. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Before Sunset Movie Screening & Concert at MATCH – The Friends of River Oaks Theatre bring their Mobile Movie Palace to MATCH for a Valentine’s Day special event. Come by when doors open to grab a drink and a poem from Inprint poetry buskers, then catch Sara Van Buskirk performing live at 7pm, followed by a screening of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunset, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. $17. 6pm.
  • 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, enjoy jazz with a steak night provided by Amexicun, flex your creative side with Houston Paint Sesh, and more. 6pm to midnight.
  • Heartstrings Unraveled at the Health Museum – Looking for something offbeat for V-Day? The Health Museum hosts a three-course dinner with pasta dishes and unlimited beer and wine, followed by a guided heart dissection. Plus, you’ll have after hours access to tour the museum and snap some pics at this quirky date night. $100. 6:30pm to 9pm.
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The Riot hosts a Valentine’s Day Showcase at Rudyard’s in Montrose | Photo courtesy of The Riot Comedy Club
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Raquel Cepeda performs for her annual Valentine’s Day concert at MATCH | Photo courtesy of Raquel Cepeda
  • Valentine’s Day at Spindletop – Head up to the rotating rooftop restaurant in Downtown for an exclusive menu featuring four courses and wine pairing. Indulge in offerings like smoked burrata, filet mignon and a chocolate cherry rhapsody to cap off the dinner. $295 for two. 7:30pm to 10pm.
  • Kat Edmonson in Concert at the Heights Theater – The award-winning singer-songwriter brings her blend of jazz, cabaret and pop to the Heights stage on Valentine’s Day for an evening of vintage sounds perfect for lovers. $26 and up. 8pm.
  • 8th Annual Jazz on Valentine’s Concert with Raquel Cepeda at MATCH – H-Town’s own Raquel Cepeda is bringing back her annual Valentine’s Day Concert for the 8th time celebrating love, romance and friendship through the power of music, featuring jazz standards and original compositions. $45 and up. 8pm.
  • Live at the Founders Club: Love, Holland (Vavra, Not the Country) at Hobby Center | Wednesday, February 14 & Thursday, February 15 – This new cabaret series kicks off with one of Houston’s most-loved performers, fresh off a successful run of Always…Patsy Cline at Stages. She’ll sing love songs like “The Power of Love,” “Bring It On Home to Me,” “Let’s Get It On” and more. Guests will sit at tables of four as the Hobby Center’s Founders Club is transformed into an intimate nightclub. $49 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Valentine’s Cocktail Classes at William Price Distilling | Wednesday, February 14 & Saturday, February 17 – 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. $40 and up. Wednesday 6:30pm; Saturday 5pm.

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Justin Jerkins
A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.