Valentine’s Day Events in and Around San Antonio

Valentine’s Day can bring a lot of emotions. There are some people who love it while there are also others who love to hate it. Regardless of where your feelings lie on the red-roses-and-hearts-through-arrows holiday, there are plenty of exciting things to do in San Antonio during the month of February. Read through the descriptions below and click on the links to get details about each event.red and pink paper hearts by Kelly Sikkema

Heart String Art at Home Depot

Date/Time: Saturday, February 1, 2020; 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Location: Home Depots in San Antonio
Cost: Free

Check the schedule posted in the Home Depot store closest to your house for seasonal kid-friendly activities. During the month of February, children can have fun practicing sanding, nailing, and painting a heartstring craft to take home and proudly display for years to come. 

Pony Express Love Letters

Date/Time: Saturday, February 1, 2020; 12:00–4:00 P.M.
Location: Briscoe Western Art Museum
Cost: Free

Give your children the opportunity to “Spread the Love” by creating handwritten letters to be delivered courtesy of the Briscoe. Bonus: Members of the San Antonio Calligraphers’ Guild will be available to address the envelopes.

Southtown Arts District 1st and 2nd Saturday Markets

Date/Time: Saturday, February 1 and 8, 2020; 10:00 A.M.–4:00 P.M.
Location: The Artisan
Cost: Free

If you’re looking to avoid the typical chocolate and flowers Valentine’s Day gifts, head to Southtown to support local artisans. You’re likely to find something unique to gift everyone on your Valentine’s gift list.

Beer, Bacon, and Bingo

Date/Time: Every Thursday in February; 7:00 P.M.
Location: Alamo Beer Company
Cost: Free

This event doesn’t have to be limited to February/Valentine’s Day, but with that trifecta what kind of night out could be better? This event takes place every Thursday and if you show up at 6:30 P.M., you can take a free tour of the brewery before kicking butt at Bingo with a locally-crafted brewski in hand.

Galentine’s Day

Date/Time: Thursday, February 6, 2020; 6:30–9:30 P.M.
Location: Serendipity at Fiorella
Cost: $35 per ticket with an additional cookie set for $15.

Enjoy a fun evening out with your gal pals decorating iced sugar cookies, sipping on some bubbly, taking some Galentine selfies, and munching on some delicious snacks. The deadline to purchase tickets is February 4th. 

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Date/Time: February 6–23, 2020; varying hours
Location: AT&T Center
Cost: Varied

This is not your traditional Valentine’s Day celebration but it’s a San Antonio favorite. If you want a night out to watch some rodeo events and a concert or want to spend a day as a family at the carnival and fairgrounds, the rodeo appeases to all ages and budgets. Head to the events tab using the link above for a free day pass to the fairgrounds on February 6th.

Valentine’s Day Baking with Chef Sofia

Date/Time: Thursday, February 6, 2020; 7:00–9:00 P.M.
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden
Cost: $60 per person or $54 for members of SABOT; minimum age is 16

Spend your evening with Chef Sofia Tejada, of Eilan Hotel and Spa, learning how to make delicious Valentine’s Day treats with your sweetheart, for your sweetheart, or to enjoy all yourself!

Bestie Bash

Date/Time: Saturday, February 8, 2020; 12:00–2:00 P.M.
Location: Rolling Oaks Mall
Cost: Free

At this event, you can craft to your heart’s desire making homemade valentines, friendship bracelets, and more. Once you’ve made the best gifts around, you can head to the food court and shop to drop.

CIA Family Funday

Date/Time: Saturday, February 8, 2020; 9:00 A.M.–10:15 A.M.
Location: The Culinary Institute of America
Cost: $30 for a parent and child (age 4+); $15 for any additional attendees

If you have a child that loves cupcakes, this is the perfect event for your family. You can spend an hour of the morning at the Culinary Institute of America learning how to decorate beautiful baked treats and homemade sprinkles are definitely included. 

Galentine’s Day Party  

Date/Time: Saturday, February 8, 2020; 11:00 A.M.–1:00 P.M.
Location: Bless Your Heart Boutique
Cost: $40 for VIP tickets

Grab your besties and head on over to the cutest shop in town for a party with the ladies at Bless Your Heart. They’ll be hosting one of our favorites, Whiskey Neat, for a pop-up shop and the tickets include cookie decorating, brunch bingo and BYH swag bags. Call 210-651-1000 to reserve your spot!

Love Note Holder at Lowe’s

Date/Time: Saturday, February 8, 2020; 9:00 A.M.–12:00 P.M.
Location: Lowe’s Home Improvement
Cost: Free

Let’s be honest. Your kids will need a spot to keep all those fun Valentine cards they receive from their friends. Head over to your local Lowe’s and spend part of your morning building a cute love note holder.

Be My Valentine 5K Run/Walk

Date/Time: Sunday, February 9, 2020; 8:45 A.M.
Location: Comanche Park
Cost: Fees start at $30 per runner

Grab all your Valentines, throw on your best cupid costume, and get your fitness on at the Be My Valentine 5K Run/Walk or the Be My Other Half ½ Marathon. 

Whiskey is My Valentine

Date/Time: Sunday, February 9, 2020; 1:00–3:00 P.M.
Location: Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Cost: $40 per person

This fun event features Crafthouse Studios for a fun afternoon of glass etching. You can choose from over 20 designs to create your own set of etched glasses. Tickets include all materials, two hours of instruction, and a drink ticket to enjoy some hand-crafted brew from Ranger’s Creek.

Cocktails & Culture: Cowboys and Campfires

Date/Time: Wednesday, February 12, 2020; 7:00–9:00 P.M.
Location: The Witte Museum
Cost: $25 per person; food available at an additional cost

If you’re interested in getting out for a date night or just an evening with friends but if you also want to avoid the typical candy hearts, roses, and cupid mush, this event is perfect for you! Jump into an interactive, Wild West-themed evening and travel through 300 years of Texas history at the Witte Museum at this fun, adults-only event.

All You Need is Wine

Date/Time: Thursday, February 13, 2020; 7:00–9:00 P.M.
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden
Cost: $60 per person or $54 for members of SABOT; minimum age is 16

Is Valentine’s Day your favorite because of all the chocolate treats? Join Chef Katrina Flores for an evening of chocolate and wine pairings, then assemble your own chocolate truffle to take home. 

Juicy Scoop with Heather McDonald

Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 2020; 7:30 P.M. and 9:45 P.M.
Location: Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club
Cost: $20–$50 per person

You can make this an evening out with your girlfriends or as the cherry on top of your Valentine’s Day date night. Just be prepared to laugh your pants off as Heather McDonald holds no bars in her comedic performance of the Juicy Scoop

Valentine’s Day Dinner & Drinks

Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 2020; 5:00–8:00 P.M.
Location: Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Cost: $75 per person

Grab your valentine and head over to Ranger Creek if you want to be wined and dined by Chef Juan Cardona of Chef Junction. You and your date will enjoy dinner and a special tapping of Hibiscus Love Struck. The purchase of two tickets secures a dinner for two, four drink tickets and a box of chocolates. You have the option to upgrade your tickets if you want to sit in the Rack House with live music.

Wild at Heart

Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 2020; 5:30 P.M. or 7:30 P.M.
Location: San Antonio Zoo
Cost: $90–$125 per person

The San Antonio Zoo will provide you and your valentine a special 4-course Valentine’s Day dinner as you are transported to the riverbanks of Africa. You’ll hear all about the San Antonio Zoo’s hippos, Uma and Timothy, as you enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience at the Alamo City’s home to unique animals.

Coffee & Donuts

Date/Time: Sunday, February 16, 2020; 12:00–4:00 P.M.
Location: Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Cost: Free; food and beverage available for purchase

Gourmet donuts and San Antonio Coffee Roasters cold brew on tap? Yes, please! This is a perfect place to stop by after church or for a delicious Sunday brunch. 

While this list isn’t exhaustive, we hope it gives you a few ideas on ways to keep you and your family busy during Valentine’s season.

Pro Tip: if you’re a Facebook user go to the “Events” tab to see what might be happening in your specific area of town.

Gracie
Gracie is a wife of five years, mom to an almost one year-old boy (2019) and a proud Wheaten Terrier dog mom. She is a New Mexico native that prefers a green lifestyle, but she still keeps a tub of Clorox wipes below the kitchen sink to rid of the “really bad germs”. She first moved to San Antonio to attend Trinity University where she achieved a Bachelors in Sociology and a Masters in Teaching. Gracie is a former Spanish Immersion teacher turned work-at-home mom currently digging into her clean-crafted wine business. While working from home she still channels her inner teacher into finding the next best thing for her son: ways to stimulate him, help him learn, teach him multiple languages, encourage him to be a healthy eater, etc. She loves reading, running and exploring the vivacious city of San Antonio.