Any day you get the chance to celebrate your love for that special someone is always something to look forward to. With Valentine's day fast approaching, couples everywhere are planning as early as now. However, some might find the traditional flowers and chocolates and candle-lit dinners a bit cliché and want something fresh and exciting for Valentine's Day.
Thankfully, there are events in Rochester and Buffalo that can put a fresh spin on your Valentine's Day celebration. We believe that you and your loved one deserve nothing but the best and we've got some amazing ideas on where you can go to Rochester and Buffalo for a memorable Valentine's Day.
Crush Beer and Wine Tours Valentine's Day Out with Roc Paint Sip
If you and your partner love beer and wine, then this event is perfect for you. The tour will take you to the Genesee Brew House where you can sample a wide selection of beers. The next stop is a wine and dessert shop called Chocolate and Vines where you get to enjoy a painting session with Roc Paint Sip. This painting session includes two half pours of wine, a half portion of delectable cheese, and two chocolate truffles for you and your partner. You'll also get to take home your painting after. At least eight people are required for this event. For tickets and information, kindly call 585-348-9349.
Valentine’s Day Spades Tournament
For couples who are competitive, this is the event for you. The Valentine’s Day Spades Tournament pits you against other couples for a chance to win exciting prizes. The entry fee covers complimentary drinks, a wing buffet, and more. Spots are limited and they’re selling out fast, so hurry and reserve your tickets today!
This exhibit pays homage to George Eastman's love for the flowers he saw while traveling through the Netherlands on a bicycle trip. If you and your sweetheart love flowers, you'll surely be captivated by the sight of tulips, hyacinths, narcissus, amaryllis, and azaleas spectacularly arranged and displayed throughout George Eastman's Conservatory and Palm House. In addition, tropical orchids from the Genesee Region Orchid Society join the 14,000 bulbs to add more vibrant colors to the already extravagant exhibit. You can visit the Eastman Museum website for more information.
Funny Ass Valentine’s Show
Tickle your funny bone as you watch Buffalo’s funniest comedians perform live. The Funny Ass Valentine’s Show is the perfect event if you and your significant other are looking to relax and unwind. Featuring the talents of Jasmine Marks, Darnell Davis, Fatmann Tango, Richie Santana, and Mr. Do Better himself, Terre King, this is one comedy show you definitely have to see.
Comic Creators Series Workshop
If you and your partner are looking to enhance your artistic juices, take this guided workshop for a fun, creative experience. This four-week workshop features comic book artists who will teach you the tips and tricks on how to properly develop your very own comic book. Not only is this a good way to bond with your partner, but registered participants become part of the POP ROC Cereal Bar and Comic Shop Comic Discovery Program for the entire month of February.
Native American Winter Games
For a more family-oriented Valentine's Day celebration, we recommend participating in the 17th Native American Winter Games along 7000 Country Road 41, Victor, NY. Organized by the Friends of Ganondagan, this event offers various activities, some of which originated as far back as the 17th century. This includes racing small wooden snowboats, the competitive game known as snowflake, watching a sled dog demonstration, meeting sled dogs, and lessons on how to properly use snowshoes.
You'll also be given complimentary admission to the Seneca Art and Culture Center where you can watch the Allegany River Dancers boast their talent in Iroquois social dancing. That's not all, you can also enjoy the flavors of Iroquois white corn-inspired food while watching the Iroquois creation story movie, or while listening to winter stories told by the Gandondagan staff.
Valentine’s Day Pajama Party
Relive those college slumber parties with this Valentine’s Day Pajama Party. Come in your sexiest pajamas and prepare for a sizzling night of fun and excitement. You and your sweetheart can participate in a couple’s drinking contest, as well as multiple raffles to win amazing prizes. Registration is free and includes a dessert buffet. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets now.
Yesterday is a stage play written by award-winning playwright Grace Flores. Part of the ROC Black Theater Festival, Yesterday talks about the lives of five women, and their friends and family as they navigate adulthood. Some of the challenges they face include nontraditional relationships, generational curses, and familial choices with life-altering consequences. If you're into theater, you're going to love watching Yesterday with your special someone. Book your tickets now.
What's better than going to the zoo with the person you love? How about going to the zoo with the person you love while enjoying some beer? That's right, we said beer. ZooBrrrew is a fundraising event hosted by the Seneca Park Zoo Society where you and your loved one can enjoy beers from different regions, a wide variety of wines, great live music, mouthwatering comfort food, s'mores making, and much more. This event has an age restriction of 21 and over. Space and tickets are limited, so get them while they're available.
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Have a romantic Valentine's Day dinner under the stars at the Rochester Museum and Science Center's Strasenburgh Planetarium. The planetarium features an on-site restaurant that serves a wide selection of gastronomic delights while you discover the breathtaking wonders of the universe. What are you waiting for? Make your Valentine's Day special by celebrating it intimately with the stars.
At the end of the day, how you want to celebrate Valentine's Day is really up to you. But if you're around the Rochester or Buffalo area and want to try something different, we recommend visiting the events mentioned above. It will surely put a nice and refreshing spin to your Valentine's celebration.