Valentine Date Night Events!

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Looking for a fun and unique date night to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Check out some great special events local businesses and restaurants are offering! Also, keep tabs on our event calendar for more ideas!

Thursday, February 9th & 10th  

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby 

 Des Moines Community Playhouse

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Take the night and enjoy dinner the Cheese Shop located right across the street from the Des Moines Community Playhouse. This small and intimate venue, creates a wonderful date night all while enjoying a classic!

Friday, February 10th 

Valentine Dinner Train 

Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad & Museum 

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

Enjoy a memorable evening of dining with your special someone aboard our Valentine Dinner Train. Your ticket includes a two hour ride aboard our elegantly appointed 1950’s dining cars, and your choice of: Prime rib, an Iowa Chop, a bacon wrapped grilled chicken breast stuffed with cheddar cheese, Mediterranean encrusted salmon, or a homemade vegetable lasagna. Reservations are required.

A Surf & Turf Valentine’s


6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Join Malo Executive Chef Matt Howard for A Surf + Turf Valentine’s, a multi-course dinner event. Includes food and complementary featured beer and wine (ages 21+). Check link above for menu details!

Saturday, February 11th 

Valentine’s Ball

Summerset Winery

6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The romance of Summerset awaits you and your special someone at our annual Valentine’s Ball. A deliciously memorable meal will be catered by Christiani’s while our live Big Band keeps the dance floor packed! Our Photographer will take a picture of you and your sweetie, and every couple gets a bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner or take home. Check the link above for all the details!

2nd Annual Valentine’s Dinner and Live Music!


6 p.m. – 10 p.m. 

Join us for a relaxed dinner and atmosphere! Come as a couple or group of friends! Make it a ladies night!

Valentine’s Wine & Prime Rib 

Tassel Ridge Winery 

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Treat your Valentine to a romantic evening at Tassel Ridge Winery. Begin with Wine Tasting in our Tasting Room and then enjoy a gourmet three-course dinner. Reservations required. Click link above!

Tuesday, February 14th 

Parents’ Night Out

Pump It Up 

6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Making plans with your Valentine, but not sure where to take your kids? Drop them off with our friendly staff while you enjoy your date. Your kids will enjoy jumping, eating pizza, and will make a special craft to take home. $20 per child

Max Wellman Sings The Music of Sinatra: Valentine’s Day 


7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. 

Noce is proud to present a new show featuring Max Wellman alongside the Des Moines Big Band, celebrating the life & music of Francis Albert Sinatra. Coming just after Sinatra’s cenennial birthday, the show is sure to be an evening unlike any other. Wellman & the band will cover some of Sinatra’s early hits from Dorsey days

Sunday, February 12th 

Special Sunday Valentine’s Brunch Wine & Small Plates

Tassel Ridge Winery 

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. 

Enjoy a glass of Tassel Ridge wine with your favorites from today’s Special Valentine’s Small Plates Menu. Check out the detail at the link above!

Friday, February 17th

Fondue Night!

WineStyles West Glenn 

6 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Come enjoy delicious house-made Cheese and Chocolate Fondue! Fondue pairs perfectly with our selections of Wine and Beer. Warm up with ooey-gooey deliciousness. The Chocolate Fondue is served with Strawberries and Pound Cake. The Cheese Fondue is served with Bread and Fried Herbed Potatoes.

Saturday, February 18th 

Annual Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival 

Iowa Events Center 

10 am – 5 pm 

Today the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival is an annual event in Des Moines, Iowa attracting over 14,000 bacon-lovers from all over the world. Spend the day eating bacon with your loved one!

Spirits & Sweets

Living History Farms 

3 p.m. – 6 p.m. 

Pair cocktails mixed by Iowa artisan distillers with bite-sized sweets and savory items created by local eateries. Visit with distillers about the process of making spirits with Iowa grains. Complimentary snacks and soft drinks are included. Tickets are available online through February 17 at noon. Tickets will be available at the door unless sold out. Register at link above!



Erin Huiatt

Erin is a reliable resource and stepping stone for women and families to find support and make connections within our community. She wants families to feel confident to reach out and ask for help and advice to get pointed in the right direction. She enjoys traveling and exploring with her two children in tow!

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