Thinking about ways you want to spend your Valentine's Day? Downtown Indianapolis is the place to be! Whether you’re an adventurous couple, family celebrating the season, or a friend group out on the town, it’s always important to show your love and appreciation to those that mean the most to you! Take your loved one(s) to one of Downtown’s 350+ restaurants, unwind with a cocktail, partake in arts and crafts, enjoy world-class events and more! Indy’s urban core is ready to spread the love and host you!
Below you will find a variety of different options that will ensure you and your loved one(s) have the best day in the heart of the city. Please note that some events take place on Valentine’s Day, while others occur on surrounding dates. Be sure to click the links to learn more about each experience!
Dinner & Post Drink Celebration
Take your friends, family, or loved one(s) out this Valentine’s Day to get dinner and cocktails Downtown to celebrate. There is nothing better than spending quality time over your favorite food and drinks!
Downtown is known for its diverse range of restaurants and bars, and we’ve compiled the perfect list to help you find both new and familiar options for this special occasion. Listed below are some hot spots that we invite you to explore this season.
Indiana Roof Ballroom Valentine's Day Dinner and Dance
Ready to dance your shoes off and have a full belly? The Indiana Roof Ballroom will be having a fabulous evening of dinner and dancing with a live performance by the Indianapolis Jazz Orchestra. Cocktail hour will begin at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. with dancers performing throughout the night.
If you’re 21+ and looking for some post-dinner festivities, below are some amazing cocktail events that are going to make your night even more radiant.
Did someone say igloo?! Visit the Pivot Bar and Balcony at the Hyatt House on February 14 for an unforgettable Valentine's Day experience. Reserve a cozy and insulated igloo for three hours, complete with hot cocoa service, a charcuterie board, and rooftop views of Gainbridge Fieldhouse for $150. Upgrade to the $300 tier to add chocolate fondue and a bottle of champagne to your experience. Igloos seat up to eight guests and you can reserve now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 317-762-2028.
Looking for a chill event around Valentine’s Day? Groovin' On Ice welcomes all 21+ to grab a drink with a loved one at Easley Winery. This free winter concert series features an acoustic guitarist on February 11 and a variety of wines for sub-zero sippin’. Return each month to see a rotating list of local artists.
A new immersive cocktail adventure, perfect for Alice in Wonderland fans, has arrived at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library in Downtown Indy! Fall down the rabbit hole at "The Alice: An Immersive Cocktail Experience," an extravagant way to make new memories while creating cocktails, solving riddles, devouring tasty sweets, and much more!
Celebrating Valentine’s Day without a partner? Sun King Brewery is hosting a non-intimidating event that is a great way to meet other singles. There will be prizes, drink specials, dancing, and plenty of other activities!
Lightbound Studios in Downtown Indy is hosting another podcast mixer, but with a twist… A Speed Dating Edition on February 13 at 6 p.m. Come join the fun if you are interested in networking, podcasting, music, or entertainment!
You’re looking for something more hands-on and interactive that goes beyond food and drinks? Downtown is the place for you! There are many classes and shows within the mile square radius as well as some located just a short drive away.
Valentine’s Art Night Out
Looking for a new Valentine’s Day tradition? The Garfield Park Arts Center is featuring a Valentine’s Art Night Out on February 11, complete with live music, a photo booth, and craft stations with guided instructions from local artists.
For the best of both worlds, attend Penn & Beech’s movie and candle making night on Wednesday, February 8. Enjoy candle pouring at 6 p.m., then head across the street to Living Room Theater for a special screening of the romantic comedy Notting Hill at 7:30 p.m. Start a new tradition and sign up now!
What to take a class, but need more flexibility to plan your Valentine's Day date? Glass Arts Indiana is offering a variety of Valentine's themed glass art classes throughout February! Make your own glass bouquet of flowers or gift your special someone a hand-crafted glass heart! Explore the full schedule, including classes that extend out until February 25!
Classes aren't exactly your ideal date night? Not to fear, Downtown has something for everyone! Seeing a show is always an unforgettable time, and there are a few listed below that are perfect to surprise your loved one(s) with!
Indiana Night Live: Valentines Edition
Want to have a laugh with your friends, family, or loved one? "Indiana Night Live" at The District Theatre has a special Valentines addition February 10-11, hosted by the fabulous stand-up comedian Gwen Sunkel!
Spending quality time with your partner is very important, but spending time with the whole family is sometimes even better. For the Valentine’s season, Downtown has a bundle of family-friendly activities that will make everyone feel loved, such as Pacer Games, golf experiences, the Indy Winter Farmers Market, and much more!
Indiana Pacers Games
If you and your loved one(s) are sports fans, go watch the Indiana Pacersplay at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. February 13 and 15 feature two action-packed games, both tipping off at 7 p.m. Head out to Mass Ave or the Wholesale District for a bite to eat before the entertainment!
Head over to Back 9 Golf & Entertainmenton February 13, and every Monday throughout the year for 50% off all game play! You can either call ahead or book online. After golfing, explore the complex’s 3-story restaurant and bar offerings, outdoor music space, and additional entertainment options.
Looking for a fresh new date idea? 16 Tech hosts the annual Indy Winter Farmers Market every Saturday from November-April, where you can find some of Indiana’s best local produce farmers and artisan food producers. Shop for quality meats and dairy products, unique baked goods, preserved and fermented foods, and more!
"A Fair of the Heart" at the Museum of Broken Relationships
Explore special programming at IUPUI's Museum of Broken Relationships on February 14 including a "Journey to the Center of Your Heart” workshop, deigned to help you learn creative journaling techniques, reflect on past and present relationships, and set intentions for the future. Visitors can also participate in pop-up activities such as couples drawing, oracle card readings, and other surprises throughout the evening!
Want to run for love? The National Institute for Fitness & Sport is hosting its Be My Valentine Half Marathon & 5K on Saturday, February 11! The run will go from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., followed by post-race festivities indoors at NIFS.
From January 25-February 14, Windsor Jewelry is giving away a FREE box of South Bend chocolates with any jewelry purchase. You will also receive a sterling silver necklace with any purchase of $250.00 or more!
Need a place to stay when you visit Downtown this Valentine's Day? From February 10-12, book a room at the JW Marriott or Indianapolis Marriott Downtown and enjoy a special Valentine’s Day experience package! JW Marriott visitors will receive complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival, a $25 dining credit along with a 20% discount at OP Italian Brunch. Indianapolis Marriott Downtown will also offer champagne and chocolate at check-in, a 1 p.m. late check-out, and complimentary valet parking!