18 ways to love (or not) Valentine’s Day in Chattanooga

Looking for a place to feel the love during Valentine’s Day or even a quiet corner to escape the heart-eyed folks? We’ve got you covered with this guide to 18 things to do around the Scenic City.

Earrings that are shades of pink, red, and purple that are shaped in hearts with Valentine messaging on them.

Whether in a cozy corner at home or sat at an intimate bar, this guide is the one for you.

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Call us your not-so-secret admirer because we’re here to give you all the ways to spend Valentine’s Day around Chattanooga — from ex’s to oh’s.

For the gals, pals, and Als

NOOGAtoday, Cupid Tomorrow, The Historic
Join the editors on Saturday, Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for an inaugural Valentine’s market with 20+ local vendors offering handmade goods and live experiences. This event is free and open to all.

A Galentine’s Social, Parkside Hall
Pop by this market put on by Kait Makes and The Chattery to shop from local vendors + enjoy live experiences and cocktails on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Hits96 Galentine’s Day, Barrelhouse Ballroom
Hear a special acoustic performance from artist Knox + local band Lilac Line on Monday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. This event is free and attendees will have chances to win raffle prizes.

Bachelor Watch Party, Shady’s Corner
Watch this hit ABC show outside with other patrons starting at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12. The bar will be handing out free roses, popcorn + have wine deals. Note: This spot is 21+.

Galentine’s Succulent Bar, Reflections Gallery
Create your own planter of succulents to take home with Karen Creel (the Garden Chick) at this BYOB event on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $38 per person.

Galentine’s Day Disco, Collegedale Commons
Head to nearby Collegedale on Tuesday, Feb. 13 in your best disco gear for a pop-up skating rink, friendship bracelet making, karaoke, mocktails, and more ways to have fun with your gal pals. The event starts at 6 p.m. + entry is $5.

Valentine’s Day Painting Class, Naked River Brewing Co.
Stop by this brewery on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for a night of painting, sipping brews + cocktails, food specials, and shopping jewelry from Golden Co. Tickets are $40 per person or $70 per couple.

Chef’s Tasting, Easy Bistro
This nightly offer is perfect for all groups to enjoy a nice dinner around the holiday without ever having to ask“What does this mean?” With four courses + 11 dishes, share the love of food with your table.

A board that says "Book Dates for Book Nerds" that has enveloped filled with date ideas tacked to it.

Share the love across town.

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Cupid’s corner

Book Dates for Book Nerds, Winder Binder
If you’re looking for some date inspo, head to this NorthShore bookstore to get an envelope full of five book-themed dates for you and your loved one.

Frothy Love, Frothy Monkey
Starting Tuesday, Feb. 13 through Thursday, Feb. 15, couples can enjoy an exclusive menu for two with three courses in a romantic setting. Reservations begin at 5 p.m. and are $65 per couple.

Dinner at The Creag, McLemore Club
Spend a special evening in nearby Rising Fawn, GA on Wednesday, Feb. 14 at this Lookout Mountain club for a special custom-designed menu by Chef Patrick Asconi.

Casablanca Valentine’s Dinner, The Granfalloon
Dine with this Southside spot on Wednesday, Feb. 14 for a three-course dinner, live jazz music circa 1940, and a complimentary cocktail + rose. Dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and is $45 per person.

Liqueur Flight Experience, Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery
Spend some quality time in the intimate setting of this distillery’s bar while you try a special flight featuring three sold-out experimental batches paired with truffles from The Hot Chocolatier. Tickets are $25 per person.

4 Course Dinner, Bluegrass Grill
Join this brunch spot after hours for a special four-course meal on Wednesday, Feb. 14 + you can even bring in your own bottle of wine to enjoy (for a small corkage fee). Reservations start at 5 p.m.

Valentine’s @ Unknown, Unknown Caller
Sip on themed cocktails curated for one night only, get free roses + enjoy romantic music, cheesecake offerings, and specials on Wednesday, Feb. 14 starting at 6 p.m.

A flight of whiskey with six glasses and six bottles behind it.

Chattanooga’s own Love Potion No. 9.

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Alexa, play “Love Stinks”

The Stupid Cupid Experience, Love, Eros
If the days leading up to this holiday tend to put you in a funk, get out and enjoy an all-day self-care event on Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. We’re talking custom hats, permanent jewelry, piercings, a charm bar + local vendors.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party, The Boneyard
Escape Cupid’s arrow at this 21+ party dedicated to those who don’t like the holiday on Saturday, Feb. 10. Starting at 8 p.m., you can jam with local band We Are Us.

Single’s Mingle, Bless Yer Heart
Whether you’re open to finding a connection or want to be around singles like yourself, you can join the folks from Strike Magazine for this themed fundraiser on Thursday, Feb. 15 — just dress in the color of your relationship status. Tickets are $10 for 18+ and $5 for 21+

There’s a lot more love to be had — make sure you check out our full calendar of events for more to do.

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