Love is in the air! If you’re looking for ways to celebrate this season, join in on laugh-filled comedy shows, museum nights or crafty markets. Whether you’re coupled up, flying solo or celebrating with friends, explore our curated list of diverse experiences in Toronto that promise joy, love and laughter for this Valentine’s Day.
Laugh the night away at Swipe or Be Swiped
On Feb. 10, join sketch troupe $20 Sandwich at the Assembly Theatre for a night of hilarity. This fun-filled comedy show explores the humorous side of Valentine’s Day and more. Regardless of your relationship status, this unforgettable evening is designed to make your heart skip a beat. Secure your tickets now for an evening of joy, love, and laughter.
Enjoy a night at the museum at Arcadia Earth
Embark on a never-before-seen exploration of Arcadia Earth with the launch of its Night At The Museum series. The inaugural event, Planet Love, is the first in this captivating series in Toronto, with the event set to elevate your Valentine’s week. On Feb. 15, enjoy custom cosmic love-inspired cocktails, food (including treats from Isabella’s Donuts) and live music. Immerse yourself in the exhibit’s creative art installations, environmental mission and captivating visuals for a uniquely enchanting date night.
Explore love, sex and indie artistry at the Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair
Experience a unique celebration at the upcoming Erotic Arts and Crafts Fair hosted at Parkdale Hall. On Feb. 10, a diverse array of knitters, crafters, zinesters, card makers and more will come together to create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere. Meet indie creators as they showcase their work exploring and celebrating themes of sex, sexuality, sexual health, gender and pleasure.
Celebrate love and friendship — literally — at this market
Join the Love & Friendship Artisan Market on Feb. 10 at The Riverdale Hub. Discover special and unique gifts for family, friends, partners or even yourself. Local artisans will be offering a wonderful selection of handmade and ethically sourced items — like crocheted items, crystals, teas, stickers, jewelr and more. Find the perfect last-minute Valentine’s gift!
Get competitive at Valentine’s Bingo Night
Buckle up for a lively Valentine’s Day Bingo Night at Chef’s Hall. Taking place on Feb. 14, the event invites you to bring your crush, friends or even enemies for an evening filled with fun and the chance to win nifty prizes. The event costs $10 and includes three rounds of bingo and six cards per round. Tarot card readings and half-price wine are also available at the event.
Craft some love-inspired cocktails with Civil Liberties
Sip, shake and stir your way into Valentine’s Day at this cocktail-making workshop on Feb. 14 with Civil Liberties’ award-winning bar team. This immersive event offers the opportunity to craft bespoke, love-inspired cocktails.
Have fun painting while enjoying a beer tasting
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Toronto’s Paint Studio + Cafe with a unique blend of creativity and romance! During this guided painting session, enjoy a beer tasting featuring their signature brews alongside complimentary chocolates and cheesecake. Partial proceeds from the event also support SKETCH Working Arts for Homeless Youth.
Craft your own scented memory with a candle
Craft your own scented friendship bracelet candle at the Valentine’s Day Candle Making Extravaganza, hosted at The Pint Public House. With a complimentary glass of champagne and delectable food options available for purchase, this event promises a unique and memorable Valentine’s Day celebration for a first date or self-love adventure. Spaces are limited, so register in advance to secure your spot.
Bask in candlelight magic at Candlelight Concerts: Valentine’s Day Edition
Indulge in the enchanting ambiance of Candlelight Concerts: Valentine’s Day Edition, where classical tunes are played against a backdrop of the soft flicker of candlelight. Talk about romantic! Featuring a program including “Moon River,” “Clair de Lune” and more, enjoy a 60-minute performance by the Listeso String Quartet.
Dance the night away with salsa lessons
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a lively and romantic twist at Catalyst’s Wine & Salsa Night! Join in on a night of fun and movement as you and your partner (partners not mandatory!) enjoy expert salsa lessons led by the talented Mike Mckoy, accompanied by music by DJ Navarro. The evening kicks off with a salsa lesson from 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m., followed by social dancing from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Your ticket also includes a delightful spread of flowers, charcuterie and wine to take home.
Go back in time with this rom-com-themed trivia night at Hemingway’s
Join Hemingway’s for a night of laughs, love and loads of rom-com trivia at their first-ever Rom-Com Trivia Night on Valentine’s Day! Hosted by trivia pro Aaron, questions will pull from ’90s and 2000s rom-com classics like 10 Things I Hate About You and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It’s the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with your partner or BFFs. Doors open at 6 p.m. for dinner and themed drinks, with three rounds of trivia starting at 7 p.m.