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Guide: Valentines Day 2021 Events in Tampa Bay

Carlos Hernandez

Looking for things to do for Valentine’s Day 2021 in Tampa Bay? There are a wide-variety of local options available throughout the area including indoor and outdoor events. Events range from food and markets to science and dancing. Many organizers are following CDC guidelines as well.

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Here are some suggestions of things to do Valentine’s Day weekend:

What: Valentine’s Day Salsa Workshop

Where: The Way 2 Dance, 610 Oakfield Dr. Brandon, FL 33511

When: Sunday, February 7th, 2021, 2PM to 5PM

This dance studio in Brandon is offering classes the week before Valentine’s Day with a romantic twist. Guests are encouraged to wear Red, White or Pink and attend with their loved one. There will be a beginner and intermediate course from 2PM to 4PM and then a salsa practice session from 4PM to 5PM. The cost is $35 per person before February 7th, $45 per person on the day of the event.

What: Science After Dark - Valentine’s Day

Where: Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) Tampa, 4801 East Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33617

When: Friday, February 12th, 2021, 6PM to 9PM

This adults-only event called Science After Dark will occur at MOSI on Friday, February 12th. Guests will fall in love with science while enjoying light appetizers, beer and wine samplings as well as MOSI exhibits while participating in hands-on science, technology, engineering, art, and math fun. Activities include playing beat saber using the Oculus Rift, making bath bombs, testing adult liquid nitrogen ice cream, and much more. Admission is $14.95 for non-members and $12.95 for MOSI members. CDC guidelines will be followed for the event. Masks are required.

What: Sir Henry’s Haunted Valentine’s Day Trail - “Love’s Revenge”

Where: Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail, 2837 South Frontage Road, Plant City, FL 33566

When: Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Feeling spooky for Valentine’s Day? Check out this haunted trail in Plant City between Tampa and Orlando. The theme for this year is “Love’s Revenge”. Tickets must be purchased in advance online and start at $25 per person. Tickets include admission to all three haunted trails one time. Tickets can be purchased at sirhenryshauntedtrail.com. Sir Henry’s is committed to keeping guests safe during COVID-19. Masks are required to attend. Closed toe shoes are recommended for guests. Free parking.

What: Valentine's Day Couples Cake Decorating Class

Where: Hyatt Place Tampa, 4811 West Main Street Tampa, FL 33607

When: Sunday, February 14th, 2021 at 12PM, 3PM, 7PM

SKC Cakes is hosting an event on Valentine’s Day at Hyatt Place in WestShore. Guests will enjoy wine and snacks while learning how to decorate a 6 inch cake in a 2.5 hour class. Guests must be 21 years or older to attend. Your ticket includes a cake (chocolate or vanilla), wine, snacks, a rose, and ½ box of chocolate-covered strawberries for an upcharge. Tickets cost $100 and can be purchased on Eventbrite.

What: Valentine’s Engagement

Where: Straz Center for Performing Arts, 1010 North Macinnes Place, Tampa, FL 33602

When: Friday, February 12th to Sunday, February 14th, 2021, multiple time slots

Opera Tampa continues their Live on the Riverwalk series with a Valentine’s Engagement event. The event will feature Gian Carlo Menotti’s comedy show “The Telephone” along with love songs from opera, Broadway and beyond. Event is socially-distanced and will follow CDC protocols. Tickets cost $25 per person. Get your tickets early to ensure a seat.

What: Valentine’s Day Market

Where: 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33712

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 12PM

If you’re looking for a late-minute gift, 3 Daughters Brewing in St. Petersburg has you covered. A wide-variety of local vendors will be on-site to help you get your shopping done. This is an outdoor and socially-distanced event. Confirmed vendors include Living Dead Studio, Paint Plant Pour, Janna Linehan Art, Snakes and Suede Vintage, Simply B, Edible Arrangements and Color Street.

What: Galentine’s Brunch and Networking Social

Where: Bubba’s 33 Wesley Chapel, 6340 Silver Maple Parkway, Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

When: Saturday, February 13th, 11AM to 2PM

This free to attend networking event at Bubba’s 33 in Wesley Chapel will feature brunch specials until 2PM, which include $2 Mimosas, $3 “Big MO” Mimosas, $4 ScrewDrivers and $5 Bloody Marys. It is open to all women. Those with a business can get a table as a sponsor to showcase their business. The first 50 women to arrive will receive a swag bag and there will be giveaways and raffles throughout the social.

What: Galentine’s Day Market

Where: Pickford’s Counter, 2606 West Hillsborough Avenue, Tampa, FL 33614

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2021, 2PM to 5PM

Pickford’s Counter will host a Galentine’s Day Market the day before V-Day. Guests are invited to enjoy a “chill vibe, great food, art, handmade goods, vinyl, vintage, plants, tarot and more!” Masks are required to attend and hand sanitizer stations will be available in an effort to follow CDC guidelines. Organizers ask that you stay home if you are feeling unwell.

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What: Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating

Where: Sweet Tooth Tampa, 602 Oakfield Dr. Brandon, FL

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2021 at 11AM

Come out for a cookie decorating class on royal icing and sugar cookies at Sweet Tooth Tampa in Brandon. Guests will make nine decorated cookies to take home and enjoy. All supplies and sanitized equipment will be provided. Masks will be required for all adults as well as kids ages 8 and older. All food items will be individually packaged to limit handling. Class sizes will be limited to adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines.

What: Valentine's Day Weekend Chef Tasting Menu at Haven Tampa

Where: Haven Tampa, 2208 West Morrison Avenue, Tampa, FL 33606

When: Saturday, February 13th and Saturday, February 14th, 2021

Haven located in South Tampa is offering a 4-Course Chef Food Tasting Menu priced at $85 per person. Haven will not have A la Carte food menu offerings available on Saturday, February 13th, 2021 and Sunday, February 14th, 2021. Call Haven at (813) 258-2233 for further questions or make and change your reservation.

What: 3rd Annual Sip N Shop Valentine’s Day Edition

Where: SD Banquet Hall, 10101 East U.S. Highway 92, Tampa, FL 33610

When: Saturday, February 13th, 2021 3PM to 7PM

Renae Restocked will host their 3rd Annual Sip N Shop, this time with Valentine’s Day in mind on Saturday, February 13th. Guests will enjoy networking, vendors, food, treats, giveaways, and more. Tickets cost $15 and are available on Eventbrite. There will be an open bar and free wine at the event. Guests must be legal drinking age to attend.

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Hope this is a start! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day and remember to book early.

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