No matter how you celebrate – with a loved one, a child or Galentine’s Day with your closest buds – Valentine’s Day is a day set aside to let those we care about know we are thinking about them. (The chocolate is nice too!) There are plenty of fun things to do in Olympia for Valentine’s Day 2024. Here’s a list to spark your ideas and remember, if reservations are required, do so quickly as places fill up!
February 4, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
2016 Elliott Avenue Northwest Olympia
Elaine Hacker is ready to teach you how to make some amazing vegan and gluten free desserts in time for Valentine’s Day! This class is just $7 and you will leave knowing how to make a white chocolate rose cheesecake and an avocado lime pie. Register on Eventbrite.
Be Your Own Valentine Brunch
February 10, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Tumwater School District
621 Linwood Avenue SW, Tumwater
The Girl Scouts of Western Washington are putting on a fun Valentine’s Day brunch! There will be donuts, juice and Valentine-themed crafts. The whole family is welcome at this event! Learn about the Girl Scouts and why joining can help your child reach their full potential while learning valuable life skills, making friends and having fun. The event is free but spots need to be reserved through Eventbrite.
‘Bottom’s Up: A Cheeky Valentine’s Day Spectacular’
February 10, 6:30 p.m.
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
512 Washington St SE, Olympia
Those looking for a fun date night or night out with friends should check out the PNW Burlesque ‘s “Bottom’s Up: A Cheeky Valentine’s Day Spectacular” at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. The evening promises sensational performances for those 18 and older. Get your tickets on the Washington Center website or by visiting the box office.
4 the Love Gala
February 11: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
109 Legion Way SE, Olympia
Looking for a night out that does some good? The 4 the Love Gala is a fundraiser for SafePlace this year, which helps those dealing with sexual and domestic violence along with advocating personal and societal change. The event will include a dinner, live entertainment, auction and more. For more information, visit the 4 the Love Foundation Facebook page. Tickets are on Eventbrite.
February 10, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WET Science Center
500 Adams Street NE, Olympia
Take the kids to the WET Science Center and learn all about chocolate through tasting, experiments and crafts. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day outing for the whole family.
Valentine’s Day Couples Decorating Class
February 14, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Top Rung Brewing Company
8343 Hogum Bay Lane NE, Lacey
Love and Cookies is hosting a cookie decorating class on Valentine’s Day for couples who love to bake! The theme of the cookies will be football, so it’s perfect for sports lovers too! Whether you are bringing your spouse or best friend, it’s a fun, beginner-friendly class. They have add-on kits you can take home with you if you like. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
Annual Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Festival
February 17-18, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Medicine Creek Winery
947 Old Pacific Highway SE, Olympia
Medicine Creek Winery is having their annual Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Festival again in 2024. Enjoy a fun afternoon of live music paired with scrumptious chocolate and fine wine and beer, plus other treats. Tickets are $20 for this 21 and over event and can be purchased on Eventbrite.
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