It's that time of year again! Heart-shaped boxes of chocolates are showing up in shops, couples are walking hand-in-hand and love is in the air. Denver is a wonderfully romantic city in which to spend this lovers' holiday. Also, for help in choosing the perfect dinner spot, see our curated list of Romantic Restaurants

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Romantic Events & Activities

Dairy Block Floral Fridays

WHEN: Every Friday in February and Feb. 12–13, 2022
WHERE: The Maven
Dairy Block and The Maven are partnering with Denver’s Plantus Potum to host a special floral pop-up in The Maven lobby every Friday in February from, along with an extended pop-up over Valentine’s weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by to grab a gorgeous pre-made bouquet, unique plant or enticing gift for your special someone.

Cooking with Cupid

WHEN: Feb. 9–12, 2022
WHERE: Cook Street School of Culinary Arts & Online

Join the chefs at Cook Street for a Valentine’s celebration that’s guaranteed to stir up more than just delicious dishes. This deluxe class includes tuna tartare on crispy rice, brown-butter roasted cauliflower, grilled tomahawk steak with bone-marrow compound butter, aji Amarillo sweet-potato puree, grilled Brussels sprouts, pickled apple and strawberry cake with chocolate mousse and champagne jelly for dessert! Spoil yourself by adding on the optional wine tasting.

Music of the Vine: A French Excursion

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2022
WHERE: Bethany Lutheran Church

You are invited to experience the French region through a sophisticated collage of music, wine and cheese. Well-known and barrier-breaking woodwind quintet Gossamer Winds will perform French classical and popular music along with special Valentine's Day selections. And distinguished wine expert, author and educator Claude Robbins will share his expertise and enthusiasm for the fine art of wine and cheese pairing. It's an evening sure to set the mood for your Valentine’s weekend! 

Valentine's Day at The Beer Spa

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: The Beer Spa

Celebrate your love at The Beer Spa! Reservation includes a 90-minute session in a romantic Beer Therapy Room, a bottle of French sparkling wine, a charcuterie box paired with chocolate-covered strawberries, a $15 cosmetic mini-bar credit, and two15-minute zero gravity massages. Enjoy a complimentary drink at check-in, plus a mimosa bar and fun-filled photo booth. 

Side Stories 2022: Love Stories

WHEN: Feb. 11–20, 2022
WHERE: River North Art District - RiNo

Side Stories is an immersive, large-format outdoor film installation festival that will bring five exterior walls to life for 10 winter nights in RiNo Art District. The five commissioned artists received a $5,000 grant to create a site-specific, five-minute film loop within this year's theme of Love Stories. This is an opportunity to explore love stories in the traditional and non-traditional senses, exploring the ways that love keeps us going and the interactions between art and love. Film genres include live action, documentary, historical, motion graphics, animation, and experimental. These films will collectively create a one-of-a-kind immersive, walkable art experience through the neighborhood.

Heart Throb 5k

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2022
WHERE: 8001 W 59th Ave., Arvada

Are you a Heart Throb? Grab your best running buddy and come on out to Johnny Roberts Memorial Park on the Saturday before Valentine's Day. Celebrate the ability to get your heart pumping by cruising through this flat and fast 5k run (or walk!)

Valentine's BAZAAR

WHEN: Feb. 12–13, 2022
WHERE: 439 S Upham St., Lakewood

Visit a vibrant indoor pop-up market filled with all of your Valentine’s needs. Shop local for a loved one, or treat yourself with 50+ curated vendors offering a wide range of giftable goods. The free event will also feature live music, along with options to purchase Shop & Sip experiences featuring bottomless mimosas or wine tastings. 

Colorado Garden & Home Show

WHEN: Feb. 12–20, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Convention Center

Discover the Rocky Mountain region’s oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show – a nine-day spectacular event at the Colorado Convention Center– where you can find inspiration from the latest ideas and trends in landscaping, gardening and home improvement. Enjoy the multitude of fragrances as you stroll through more than an acre of professionally landscaped gardens – eight in all. Talk to representatives from more than 650 companies from 25 states and Canada. Visit with the region’s gardening gurus and home improvement experts about the best ways to move your home and garden projects forward. 

Galentine's Day Beer Tasting

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2022
WHERE: Joyride Brewing Company

Grab the gals and enjoy two hours of boozy entertainment and laughs as Natalie Jones, founder of Beer Feelings, teaches you how to express what flavors and feelings bring you the most joy in your craft beer and then help you start confidently asking for them.

Valentine's Day 4 Mile

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2022
WHERE: Washington Park

It's time for Denver's original Valentine's Day 4-Mile! Meet Cupid and run with your sweetheart (or maybe find one!). Dress up as your favorite couple from a TV show/movie/book or come dressed for a fancy date night! #Run4TheLoveOfIt

Arya’s Valentine Party at Luvin Arms

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2022
WHERE: Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary, Erie

Walk around Luvin Arms Sanctuary and receive custom valentines from the animal residents, including Arya, the sanctuary's smallest goat! Make sure to stop by the craft tent for a fun activity. MU Denver (plant-based Asian streetfood) and Solstice Sweets (vegan sweet treats) will also be there with their delicious offerings.

Love Potions from the Vine Tour

WHEN: Feb. 13–15, 2022
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Celebrate the month of love with a captivating tour of exotic plants that have inspired myths and tease the senses. Roses aren't the only plants associated with love and romance — the steamy jungle has no shortage of plants thought to have powers to inspire, enamor or seduce. Escape the winter chill in the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory with this tour of purported aphrodisiacs and learn about the secret romantic lives of tropical plants.

Seven Grand Valentine’s Day Cocktail Class & Whiskey Tasting with Woody Creek

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Seven Grand

Calling all whiskey lovers: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Cocktail Class & Whiskey Tasting at Seven Grand! Learn about this fantastic local distillery, taste some great whiskey and learn how to make a classic Sazerac and Manhattan. Advanced registration is required.

After Dark Tour: Union Station

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Denver Union Station

Join us in exploring how Clanton & Associates utilized lighting to help revitalize Denver Union Station. Participants will tour both interior and exterior spaces to experience how lighting draws visitors through the station while creating comfortable gathering areas within this transient environment. The tour will cover the recreation of the historic chandeliers, how luminaires were selected to emphasize the architecture and the lighting details that create subtle moments of joy within the layers of light. Treat your Valentine to this special tour and dinner/drinks at any one of the fabulous Denver Union Station restaurants. 

Loveland Valentine's Day Group Wedding and Vow Renewal

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: The Giant LOVE Sculpture by The Loveland Visitor's Center​, Loveland

Loveland — it's right there in the name! The group wedding and vow renewal will include a romantic ceremony, keepsake photos, a lock couples can use to "Lock their love" on the famous LOVE sculpture or HEART sculpture in Loveland, gift bags, signature wedding cupcakes and a chance to win a huge gift basket.

5th Annual Valentine's Day Beer + Chocolate Truffle Pairing

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: New Terrain Brewing, Golden

Love is in the air, so join the folks at New Terrain for a flavordome of deliciousness this Valentines Day! They've have joined up with the master chocolatiers at Piece, Love & Chocolate to showcase five of their brews with five perfectly crafted truffles.

Downtown Denver Rink

WHEN: Thru Feb. 20, 2022
WHERE: Skyline Park

Enjoy some romance on the rink! The Downtown Denver Partnership invites you and your loved one for a spin around the Downtown Denver Rink presented by Southwest Airlines.

Lovin’ on the Block HE[ART] Installation 

WHEN: Thru Feb. 28, 2022
WHERE: Dairy Block

Snap a selfie and steal a smooch from your special someone at the Lovin’ on the Block HE[ART] Installation. Created by Denver’s RLY RLY Studio, this colorful art piece featuring large-scale candy hearts can be found in the Alley the entire month of February as part of Dairy Block's Lovin’ on the Block, an extensive line-up of romantic activations from whiskey tastings and flower pop-ups to decadent dinners and overnight cuddles.

Valentine's Day Dinner Specials

Chef Bella B's Lovers Lane Pop-Up Kitchen

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2022

Chef Bella B is hosting an intimate, candlelit dinner set for singles or couples. A romantic night filled with a hearty home-style meal and winter-themed mocktails. The main event for this three course meal is Bella's famous Braised Short Ribs. 

Valentine Wine Dinner at Balistreri Vineyards

WHEN: Feb. 11–12, 2022
WHERE: Balistreri Vineyards

This is a romantic evening with an exquisite six-course dinner paired with Balistreri Library Wines, including some from the famous Lovies Vineyard!

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Tamayo

WHEN: Feb. 11–13, 2022
WHERE: Tamayo

Celebrate Valentine's Day with Tamayo! This year, the restaurant will be featuring a decadent three-course dine-in special. Reservations are strongly recommended. ¡Qué romántico!

3-Course Valentine’s Dinner at Humboldt Kitchen + Bar

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Humboldt Kitchen + Bar

Celebrate an evening of romance with a chef-prepared three-course Valentine's menu. The full food and drink menu will also be available. 

3-Course Valentine’s Dinner at Stout Street Social

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Stout Street Social

Treat your sweetie to a romantic three-course Valentine’s Dinner with champagne and cocktail Specials. For those craving their favorite dish, the full regular menu will be available. Make your reservations today!

Romance Under the Sea at Downtown Aquarium

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Downtown Aquarium

Looking for a unique dining experience this Valentine's Day? Take your sweetheart to the Downtown Aquarium for a decadent four-course meal, complete with one bottle of wine to share and two exhibit passes.

Three Days of Valentines with Chef Tom’s Five Course Menu at Coohills

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Coohills

Indulge in a Valentine’s Day menu specially curated by our very own sweethearts, Tom and Diane Coohill. Add a standardd or premium wine/cocktail flight to sweeten the night! Call to make a reservation (303) 623-5700 or send an email to

Valentine's Weekend at Annette

WHEN: Feb. 11, 12 and 14, 2022
WHERE: Annette

Chef Caroline Glover and team will open doors for Monday dinner service in celebration of Valentine's Day. Guests can look for delicious menu specials all weekend or get a jump on things and take advantage of the newly opened Tuesday night service and all-night happy hour. 

Valentine's Weekend at The Bindery 

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: The Bindery

Chef Linda Hampsten Fox and The Bindery’s Bakery team will have a host of special sweet-and-savory dishes as well as brunch, dinner and cocktail specials all weekend. The Bindery is also offering a four-course Valentine’s Day Dinner menu on Valentine's Day, which will include: Cupid Oysters, Halibut + Bay Scallop Ceviche or Carne Asada Tenderloin Tartare, Octopus Birria or Saffron Chitarra, Chilean Sea Bass or Cochinita Pibil Lamb Chops, Caramel Pavlova  or White Chocolate + Coconut Panna Cotta, along with some Chocolate Bon Bons. Speaking of sweets, guest can also pre-order Bakery treats like Artisan Chocolate Bon Bons and Macarons or take home Valentine’s Day dinner for two, with a choice of Seafood Paella or Vanilla Bean Braised Beef Cheeks, with Winter Ceasar Salad and Chocolate Bon Bons and Macarons for dessert. 

Valentine's Weekend at Coperta 

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Coperta

Have a hankering for Southern Italian cuisine and wine? Chef Paul C Reilly and the Coperta team will offer menu specials all weekend, whether you’re looking for Lady & The Tramp-style spaghetti to share, Calabrian-chili spiced roasted chicken or more. 

Valentine's Weekend at Tavernetta 

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Tavernetta

Dine-in over the course of the weekend and enjoy a host of menu specials, including: Frutti di Mare with oysters, lobster tail, santa barbara uni and caviar; Seared Foie Gras; Mezza Luna with roasted beet and goat cheese filling; and Torta al Cioccolato — a flourless chocolate cake with blood orange, citrus honey and an orange ricotta gelato. Or, enjoy a lush Love & Lasagna Valentine’s Dinner for Two at home, featuring Chicory salad with shaved fennel and citrus vinaigrette; Lasagna Bolognese; Focaccia garlic bread; Tiramisu for two and a bottle of Badia a Coltibuono 2019 Chianti Classico. The Love & Lasagna kits are available for pre-order here, with pick-up available between 12–3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, or Monday Feb. 14. 

Valentine’s Weekend Prix-Fixe Dinner at Corrine

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Corrine

Corinne is offering a specialty four-course, prix-fixe menu in addition to serving its classic dinner menu. Standouts from the menu include Lobster Salad; Dry Aged Striploin; Seared Local Striped Bass; and Strawberry Clafoutis “Shortcake.” Guests can also enjoy sipping the Lovers' Cocktail Pairings: the “Honeymoon Phase” cocktail includes Brush Creek Gin, yellow chartreuse, hibiscus syrup, lemon and orange bitters, while the “Bittersweet Love” cocktail includes Brush Creek Bourbon, Fernet-Branca, Campari, orange bitters and honey simple syrup. Reservations are required.

Valentine's Day Weekend at Local Jones

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Local Jones

Over Valentine’s Day Weekend, Local Jones will offer a delectable dinner special. Begin the evening with tuna crudo with spicy ponzu, shallots and spiced with Serrano peppers. Next up, reserve a Land & Sea entree for two, filled with beef Wellington and beef jus, butter-poached lobster with drawn butter and creamed spinach. Finally, let the sparks fly with an exciting tableside experience for baked Alaska rum flambé. 

Kachina Cantina Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Specials

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Kachina Cantina

Kachina Cantina will be serving up delicious Valentine’s Weekend Dinner Specials, including a butter-aged ribeye steak with mole negro, fire-roasted corn salsa and horseradish whipped potatoes for $31 and a seared duck breast with Brussels sprouts, yam hash and a cranberry glaze for $29.

Valentine’s Weekend Dinner at For[a]ged

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: For[a]ged

For[a]ged by Chef Duy Pham will be serving Valentine’s Weekend specials, including a Shrimp & Crab Roulade with tobikio, shisha remolata, preserved lemon and fine herbs and a Tomahawk for Two with confit potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts and kosho herb butter. Reservations required. 

Valentine’s Specials at Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Woodie Fisher this year! In addition to their regular dinner menu, the restaurant will be offering a three-course tasting menu with beverage pairings. Dig in to Lobster Bisque, Red Wine-Braised Short Rib and Chocolate Torte.

Valentine's Day with Dio Mio

WHEN: Feb. 11–14, 2022
WHERE: Dio Mio

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with good vibes, great pasta and delicious wine. The pasta slingers at Dio Mio have created both dine-in and takeout specials.

Cupid & Cocktails Pairing Dinner at Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2022
WHERE: Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse

Enjoy a special evening that's Cupid approved. Ironton's special paired and plated, three-course dinner returns! Your ticket includes live music, four full-sized cocktails, and three paired plates. Add an optional bouquet of fresh roses from local florist Daisy's Front Porch and they'll be on the table when you arrive.

Chef Randy's "Querida"

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2022

Chef Randy is hosting a high-end romantic dinner evening at the INTUEAT kitchen. This event features a three course meal, complete with wine pairings aimed to tantalize your taste-buds. 

The ART of Valentine's Day Dinner at FIRE at the ART hotel

WHEN: Feb. 12–15, 2022
WHERE: FIRE at the ART hotel

The ART of romance is a love language all its own, and the folks at FIRE would consider themselves fluent! Enjoy a red-hot Valentine's Day dinner at the ART, a Hotel Denver for a delicious prix fixe menu at the FIRE Restaurant & Lounge artfully prepared by Chef Jon Keeley.

Denver Milk Market Galentine’s Day Drag Queen Bingo Brunch

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2022
WHERE: Denver Milk Market

Celebrate Galentine’s Day in the Alley at Denver Milk Market with the always lively Drag Queen Bingo Brunch led by Denver’s Shirley Delta Blow.

Poka Lola Social Club P.S. I Love You

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2022
WHERE: Poka Lola Social Club

Stop by Poka Lola Social Club to enjoy a P.S. I Love You cocktail along with a wine and charcuterie pairing for Galentine’s Day. 

Let’s Canoodle Valentine’s Dinner To-Go from Denver Milk Market

WHEN: Pick up Feb. 13 or 14, 2022
WHERE: Poka Lola Social Club

The 16-concept all-local food hall by Denver Chef Frank Bonanno will be offering four special Valentine’s To-Go Meals available for pick-up on Feb. 13 and 14, including a “From the Sea” dinner complete with Lobster Tagliatelle and Ahi Tuna Tartare and a “From the Land” dinner complete with a 30-day Dry-Aged Ribeye and a Wedge Salad. 

Chef Randy's Valentine's Day Querida

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022

Chef Randy will host a high-end romantic dinner evening at the INTUEAT kitchen. This event features a three-course meal, complete with wine pairings aimed to tantalize your taste buds. 

Love, Sushi and Other Drugs: Valentine's Dinner

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Sake Co.

Indulge in beautifully crafted sushi sake pairings prepared in collaboration with Denver Sushi House. Some of the featured courses will include a sushi duet of steak and lobster and a dim sum tasting.

Blanchard Family Wines Pre- & Post-Dinner Valentine’s Specials

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Blanchard Family Wines

Start date night off right at Blanchard Family Wines with a delectable charcuterie board paired with two glasses of Blanchard wine or a four-wine tasting flight for $40 per person. Or end your unforgettable evening with locally made gourmet chocolates paired with two glasses of Blanchard wine or a four-wine tasting flight for $60 per person. Both options have the opportunity to add on a $35 to-go bottle of Blanchard wine and an $85 flower bouquet from Pickletown Flower Co. 

Valentine's Day at Citizen Rail

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Citizen Rail

Citizen Rail is serving a special three-course menu on Valentine's Day featuring Chef Christian Graves' famous smoked meats and locally sourced vegetables. Highlights of the menu include Smoked Lamb Leg, Truffle Consomme, Oysters and Lobster Sausage Boudin for a starter; Napa Cabbage Dumplings, Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Hickory Grilled Filet and Black Garlic Blistered Black Cod for entree; and Pain Perdu, Chocolate Bomb, and Meyer Lemon Olive Oil Cake for dessert. 

Valentine's Day Dinner Experience at Bigsby's Folly

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery
Have an elegant three-course dinner and complimentary pours of Bigsby's Folly Craft Winery's California Sparkling Brut Cuvée for $99 per couple. Take home a custom-labeled souvenir bottle of rosé or their red wine blend with your photo for an additional $49. 

Limited reservations are available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. See the menu.

Safta - Valentine’s Day Pre-Set Menu

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Safta Restaurant

The Source Hotel and Market Hall’s Safta Restaurant has a special Valentine's Day pre-set menu. With influences that stem from the Middle East, Europe and North Africa, this special Valentine’s Day menu reflects a collection of moments where food and culture have crossed paths, offering a taste of an ever-evolving cuisine.

Temaki Den - Omakase Valentine’s Day Menu

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Temaki Den

The Source Hotel and Market Hall’s Temaki Den — founded by Toshi Kizaki — offers a more casual and approachable alternative to the high-end sushi experience without sacrificing quality or freshness. For Valentine’s weekend, Temaki Den is serving an omakase menu including a selection of raw oysters, A5 Japanese Wagyu beef and seasonal fish imported from Japan.


WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Misfit’s Snackbar

Misfit’s Snackbar is back with another epic BAO-LENTINE'S DAY hosted at Middleman on Colfax. Reserve your spot for an intimate night of dumplings to share, stiff cocktails and a live set from L.A. Zwicky. 

Valentine's Day Menu at Table Mountain Grill & Cantina

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Table Mountain Grill & Cantina, Golden

Bring your hot tamale to Table Mountain Grill & Cantina for a day full of tamales that will fill your heart and stomach, including duck, carnitas and portabello. There are even dessert tamales to end your night: a hot tamale (with cinnamon, apple and chili powder) and a chocolate tamale.

Valentine's Dinner at Spruce Farm & Fish

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Hotel Boulderado, Boulder

Enjoy specials like monkfish cacio e pepe, double bone-in heirloom Duroc pork chop, sea scallops and petite CAB filet mignon or roasted tomato and fall vegetable risotto, with toffee-studded coffee crème brûlée for dessert. 

Romantic Hotel Experiences

The Crawford Hotel Luxurious Valentine’s Getaway

Enjoy a luxurious Valentine’s weekend stay like no other at one of Denver’s most romantic hotels. After check-in, you’ll be greeted with a beautiful in-room flower arrangement from Pickletown Flower Co. and a bottle of champagne to sip as you get ready to indulge in a delicious dinner at Ultreia or Stoic & Genuine. During your stay, we’ll arrange a one-of-a-kind shopping experience at A Line Boutique, where a personal stylist will help your Valentine select stylish gifts using the $500 gift card included in this experience. With guaranteed late checkout, you can sleep in and enjoy in-room breakfast from Snooze, complete with mimosas. Don’t worry about downtown parking, we’ve got you covered with free valet for your stay. Available Feb. 11–14, 2022. 

The Oxford Hotel A Taste for Love Getaway

The romance starts as soon as you arrive, with rose petals on the bed upon arrival and a beautiful in-room floral arrangement by Pickletown Flower Co. to keep. You'll sip cocktails in The Cruise Room, then dinner at Urban Farmer. End the evening with a luxurious gift basket from The Oxford Spa with CBD- and herbal-infused Aphrodite Massage Oil, a Smitten Bath Bomb and hand-poured chocolates. In the morning, enjoy a European-style breakfast of pastries and coffee from The Wild. There's no rush with complimentary valet parking and late check-out! Available Feb. 11–14, 2022. 

AC Hotel Denver Downtown Experiences Romance Package

Make the one you love feel extra special with the AC Hotel Denver Downtown Experiences Romance Package, which includes a bottle of champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. Available to book now through February 28, 2022.

HALCYON, a hotel in Cherry Creek "You & Me" Package

This Valentine’s Day, couples will have butterflies with the “You & Me” package, offering bubbles and tunes upon arrival with a welcome bottle of Veuve Clicquot, a collection of romance vinyls in-room and a stylish sleep mask. As the sun rises over the Rockies, breakfast will be served in bed from Local Jones, sparking a menu of locally-sourced staples and an upscale take on favorite breakfast plates. The package also includes late check-out and valet parking. Book here for stays Feb. 1–28, 2022. 

Le Méridien Denver Downtown Avec Amour Package

Celebrate love and the romance of travel in the heart of downtown Denver with Le Méridien’s Avec Amour Package, which includes daily breakfast for two, in-room chocolate and one sparkling Kir Royale cocktail or cocktail of choice per guest. It's perfect for Valentine's Day weekend but available through May 31, 2022. 

The Maven’s Taste of Dairy Block Package 

The Maven hotel wants to help guests savor the quality bites and crafted libations served throughout Dairy Block with the exclusive new Taste of Dairy Block package. This progressive overnight visit starts with wine and charcuterie at Blanchard Family Wines followed by a five-course dinner at For[a]ged and dessert and cocktails at Deviation Distilling, ending with a relaxing stay in a modern Maven guest room. All overnight guests also have the option to add on a special amenity of chocolates and flowers or rose petals and Prosecco. 

Celebrate Love Package at Sheraton Downtown Denver

For those looking to celebrate Valentine's Day in the heart of the city, the newly renovated Sheraton Downtown Denver has launched a Celebrate Love Package that will be offered every Thursday–Saturday for the month of February. The package includes welcome glass of sparkling wine with macaroons, two vouchers for cocktails at recently opened BEZEL cocktail lounge, breakfast for two and late checkout at 2 p.m. Book using code YRLA.

Romance at The Source Hotel

Enjoy a special evening with your special someone. The Source Hotel's Romance Package includes flowers from Beet & Yarrow, complimentary parking and a $75 credit for dinner for two at The Woods Restaurant.

Music & Performing Arts

Chris Redd

WHEN: Feb. 10–12, 2022
WHERE: Comedy Works Downtown in Larimer Square

Comedy Works Downtown presents Chris Redd: Why Am I Like This? Tour. Redd is an actor, writer, stand-up comic and rapper. Redd is a cast member on NBC’s SNL and stars in the NBC comedy Kenan.

Live Local Music for Valentine’s Weekend

WHEN: Feb. 10–14, 2022
WHERE: The Maven

Hold hands while enjoying some free live local music this Valentine’s weekend in The Maven lobby, with performances by Dzirae Gold, David Lawrence, Danny Fantastic and Brett Omara.

'Tinder Live' with Lane Moore - Valentines Show

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2022
WHERE: The Dairy Arts Center, Boulder

“Tinder Live" With Lane Moore is the critically acclaimed, totally improvised show where Moore projects her Tinder onto a screen, swipes through profiles live on stage, and the audience votes whether she swipes right or left, to hilarious and surprisingly kind results. "Tinder Live" was hailed by The New York Times as being “ingenious. The way she manipulates tone and pace reveals an artist supremely confident in her form.”

AWAKE | Burlesque and More

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2022

Start your Valentine's (or Anti-Valentine's) Day Weekend off right with an evening of salacious debauchery at FifteenLTD. Order some delicious beverages from the bar and enjoy a fantastic burlesque variety show! Warrior Wake Productions is bringing a show that is sure to get your blood pumping and your night popping.

Robby Peoples with The Barrelors

WHEN: Feb. 11, 2022
WHERE: Woods Boss Brewing Company

A night of greasy blues and fiery rock n' roll to ignite your soul, right in the heart of downtown Denver. Mississippi native Robby Peoples brings his howlin' harp and honey-dipped vocals to town with a whole sack of filthy grooves to boot, and local power trio The Barrelors set the stage with some smokin' hot blues rock.

Berlioz 'Symphonie Fantastique'

WHEN: Feb. 11–13, 2022
WHERE: Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Esteemed former Principal Guest Conductor Douglas Boyd returns to Boettcher Concert Hall for a program brimming with emotion, including Mendelssohn's "The Hebrides," Mozart’s elegant "Flute Concerto No. 1" and Berlioz’s "Symphonie Fantastique."

Self-Love Showcase

WHEN: Feb. 11–13, 2022
The Spark A Performing Arts Community, Boulder
Weaving consent culture, body positivity, and authentic sexual expression, Boulder Burlesque is back for our biggest show of the year. Self-love, defined as "love of self" or "regard for one's own happiness or advantage," has been conceptualized both as a basic human necessity and as a moral flaw. Boulder Burlesque is here to bring full appreciation to the bodies we were given and celebrate just how fundamentally good and necessary self-love is.

Galentine's Eve Comedy Night

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2022
WHERE: Dry Dock Brewing Company — North Dock

Enjoy a ladies' night out with laughter and fun featuring Hannah Jones and Lizzy Wolfson and headlining Christie Buchele.

Marguerite Juenemann

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2022
WHERE: Dazzle @ Baur's

This band of stellar players will present some of the most beautifully composed standards to lovingly celebrate your Valentine’s Day.

Jocelyn Medina

WHEN: Feb. 12, 2022
WHERE: Dazzle @ Baur's

The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. A veteran of the New York jazz scene and producer of the weekly “Sunday Vocal Jazz Jam” series, she is fast becoming a strong, new element of the Denver/Boulder music community. Listeners can anticipate an eclectic mix of jazz, Brazilian and original music that celebrates love and the human condition.

Colorado Ballet Presents Romeo and Juliet

WHEN: Thru Feb. 13, 2022
WHERE: Ellie Caulkins Opera House

It's one of the most beautiful yet tragic love stories of all time. Choreography by Derek Deane that demands exceptional levels of ballet technique, artistry and acting, paired with Sergei Prokofiev's phenomenal music, makes for an evening of stunning artistic grandeur that will take your breath away.

Boulder Opera's 'Opera Amore: A Valentine’s Concert'

WHEN: Feb. 13, 2022
WHERE: 400 Quail Rd., Longmont

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Italian Opera favorites including arias, duets, trios and quartets by Verdi, Puccini, Bellini, Mozart and more. The program will explore the many aspects of love — love yet to be, dreaming of love, new love, lost love, betrayal and reconciliation — all set amidst a romantic café in Italy. Make it a date and enjoy chocolate and a drink.

Live Music Series at Woodie Fisher - Valentine's Day

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Woodie Fisher Kitchen & Bar

Enjoy an evening of live music from the Roots & Rhythm Duo this Valentine's Day!

A Valentine's Comedy Show

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: The Denver Comedy Lounge

Valentine's Day can be a little stiff. Mix it up with some comedy and take it easy this year. Shows are indoors in the back of Colorado Sake. Enjoy full-service dining with a Valentine's menu from Colorado Sake Kitchen, with cocktails and other drinks available for purchase.

Romance, Revenge, Redemption

WHEN: Thru Feb. 20, 2022
WHERE: Wonderbound

Boasting world premiere works by Artistic Director Garrett Ammon and Associate Choreographer Sarah Tallman, this show will turn up the heat like classic romances of yore. Think “Wuthering Heights” meets “Portrait of a Lady,” with an ultra-modern bent.

Comedy Showcase

WHEN: Thru Feb. 25, 2022; Fridays
WHERE: The Denver Comedy Lounge

The Denver Comedy Lounge Features the best local and National talent who have been featured on Comedy Central, NBC, TBS, HBO Netflix and Amazon.

'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?'

WHEN: Thru March 6, 2022
WHERE: Singleton Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

There is no dysfunctional stage couple quite like George and Martha, and there is no better way to experience this powder keg drama than up close in the intimate Singleton Theatre. The funny and darkly unsettling duo welcomes you into their living room, along with young couple Honey and Nick. But with every drink poured, George and Martha’s takedowns get more and more heated until the conversation descends into all-out marital warfare. How far can they go before this raucous night spills over?

'Rattlesnake Kate'

WHEN: Thru March 13, 2022
WHERE: Wolf Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Around 100 years ago near Greeley, Colorado, frontierswoman Kate Slaughterback fought tooth, nail and rifle to save her son, killing 140 rattlesnakes in one quick-thinking and courageous battle. After the infamous showdown, “Rattlesnake Kate” became a global sensation. But her battles were far from over: To find a love that would last. To be treated as an equal. To forge a future for herself and for other women like her.Discover the inspirational true story that is larger than life and stranger than fiction in this vibrant new musical.

'In the Upper Room'

WHEN: Feb. 11–March 13, 2022
WHERE: Kilstrom Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex

Meet the Berrys, a multi-generational African American family in the 1970s. Their lives orbit around a strong-willed matriarch whose secrets drive her relatives nuts. Fed up, they each make plans to break away. But by standing their ground, they may lose what has held them together all along.

'The Other Josh Cohen'

WHEN: Thru May 1, 2022
WHERE: Garner Galleria Theatre & Bar

Enter the quirky world of Josh Cohen’s New York City apartment — as it's getting robbed. Broke and alone, all hope seems lost for Josh, until a mysterious letter arrives that changes his life forever. This 90-minute life-changing laugh-fest for the whole family will leave you feeling better about the world!

'Until the Flood'

WHEN: Thru Aug. 11, 2023
WHERE: Online

After the death of Michael Brown, The Ferguson Unrest shook the nation to its core and put a spotlight on police brutality and discrimination. Using extensive interviews she conducted herself, Pulitzer Prize finalist and Obie Award winner Dael Orlandersmith created eight fictional characters to represent the broad spectrum of perspectives that continue to define and divide our country at large.

Museum & Art Exhibitions

Relational Ground: Personal Projects by Veterans Exhibition

WHEN: Thru Feb. 12, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Relational Ground/Personal Projects by Veterans features a compelling collection of fine art photography created by nine Denver-area artists who have served in the U.S. military. This unique exhibition is the culmination of CPAC’s Veterans Workshop Series, a five-month program of advanced photography courses provided to participants free of charge. Each project is intensely personal, reflecting each artist’s inspirations, life experiences, creativity and point of view.

Chromatic Cogitations: Rhythm Reboot

WHEN: Thru Feb. 12, 2022
WHERE: RedLine Contemporary Art Center

Renowned for transforming venues into unforgettable art experiences, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit strives to highlight the unique architecture of its spaces while integrating influences from its history and community. Get ready to be transported the second you step inside!

Wake Up Mr. Flowers

WHEN: Thru Feb. 18, 2022
WHERE: Art Gym Gallery

Lio Bumbakini is a self-taught artist who paints the modern experience in swaths of folkloric imagery inspired by his African descent (Congo-Zaire) and Euro-Centric (Belgian) upbringing. His works consist of large-scale murals, canvas paintings, drawings, mixed media work and performative installations. Bumbakini's work speaks to cultural and individual identity, as well the impacts of globalization, environmental degradation and capitalism. His experience as a man of color in America, his Euro-centric upbringing, in triage with his strong African roots are facets of his life that greatly influence his work.

Passages: Bound and Free

WHEN: Thru Feb. 25, 2022
WHERE: Blair Caldwell African American Research Library

This exhibition portrays artist Verline “Mijiza” Geaither's personal interpretation of the experiences of many Black men, women and children who live and have lived in the United States of America. As you experience this artwork, consider what it might invoke inside of you about your personal journey. What have been the passages in your life, what do you anticipate in the future? We all come and go. What do you see? How do you feel? What do you know? And, ultimately, who is in control?

Smoking Mirrors: a Reflection on Identity in Mexico and the USA, 1821-2021

WHEN: Thru Feb. 26, 2022
WHERE: Museo de las Americas

This visual arts exhibit curated by the Chicano/a Murals of Colorado Project honors the Colorado Chicano/a mural tradition of using public art in service to the people and communities that are historically dehumanized and oppressed in US society.

Charles (Chuck) Parson Solo Exhibit

WHEN: Thru Feb. 26, 2022
WHERE: Curtis Center for the Arts, Greenwood Village

The Curtis Center for the Arts is proud to feature a one-person exhibit of works by Denver-based artist Charles Parson. Parson's drawings will be featured along with his smaller interior sculptures. These recent works will include steel, Plexiglas and stone abstract sculptures, along with the dimensional drawings from the “Landscape's Scores” series, developed during his recent role as a Resource Artist at RedLine Art Center.

Children of Tigers

WHEN: Thru Feb. 26, 2022
WHERE: Leon Gallery

This group exhibition draws on the richness of Haitian history, spirituality and language to form a sample for those who are less familiar, and a reminder for those who are already acquainted. Featuring the work of Lissa Jeannot, Herold Pierre-Louis, Marithou, Hugue Joseph, Jacky Charles, Wildaine Charles, Ferret Charles, Mme Moreau, Viktor El-Saieh and Pierre Louis, Children of Tigers is a multi-generational project which includes mentors, siblings, masters, disciples, offspring and grandchildren (among others) of individuals who’ve made and continue to make a major impact in the world of Haitian art. 

Counter Cowboy

WHEN: Thru Feb. 26, 2022
WHERE: Visions West Contemporary

Counter Cowboy aims to explore the often untold and forgotten history of the American West. Debunking the longstanding story of the west, the show tells of the many different experiences hidden below the stereotypes we are most familiar with.

The Culture Museum

WHEN: Thru Feb. 27, 2022; Fri.–Sun.
WHERE: 1439 26th St.

Historic Five Points is home to a new immersive pop-up art museum and selfie exhibition celebrating Black girl magic! The new experience is curated by Museum for Black Girls founder Charlie Billingsley.

The Curse of Novo Ita: Immersive Art Experience

WHEN: Thru Feb. 27, 2022
WHERE: Spectra Art Space

The Curse of Novo Ita — the awe-inspiring, fourth installment of the Spookadelia series — investigates the human condition and our relationship with self and the world while providing a fresh take on art consumption and the haunted experience. This all-ages psychedelic immersive art, augmented reality and theatrical experience is a mix of adventure, games and art and includes spooky fun for the whole family.

Beyond the Horizon

WHEN: Thru Feb. 27, 2022
WHERE: RedLine Contemporary Art Center

Beyond the Horizon takes into consideration the past two years of a pandemic that profoundly impacted the world. Every artist in this group continued to move forward during these uncertain times. The artworks created by the Reach Core Artists speak to perseverance that is necessary when chaos becomes reality and the world simultaneously moves into the future.

By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects

WHEN: Thru March 1, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

A series of thematic installations drawn primarily from the architecture and design collection, By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects illustrates the abundance and versatility of approaches to design. How does it come into being? Who creates it and for what purpose? How does it serve society? What trends inspire it?

Black in Denver

WHEN: Thru March 5, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Narkita Gold is a Denver-based artist who's been honing her skills in digital photography since 2009. Her exhibition Black in Denver is a portrait and interview series that takes delves into Black life in Denver.

A Decade of Discovery: Clyfford Still in Denver

WHEN: Thru March 6, 2022
WHERE: Clyfford Still Museum

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Clyfford Still Museum, this exhibition takes inspiration from the museum’s beloved inaugural exhibition while highlighting some of its most compelling revelations since. Featured surprises include photographs of lost paintings from the 1930s, undocumented and mysterious artworks found during inventory, ways in which our understanding of Still’s earliest years and artistic training has expanded, and even a few architectural quirks of the building.

6th Annual “No Show” Exhibit

WHEN: Thru March 10, 2022 
WHERE: Bitfactory Gallery

For the sixth year in a row, local artists were invited to display two works representing their own particular style, resulting in an engaging exhibit with an eclectic mix of genres from hyper-realism to neo-expressionism.

Fresh Perspectives

WHEN: Thru March 12, 2022 
WHERE: Walker Fine Art Gallery

The way you interpret the world around you, as well as the artwork you view, is all influenced by perspective. By contemplating the multi-faceted meaning of perspective, the six artists in this group exhibition showcase their navigations through a variety of mediums. Approaching these notions from micro or macro lenses, each artist questions and portrays their individual meanings of space, home, environment and what it all means to them.

Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in FranceWhistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France

WHEN: Thru March 13, 2022 
WHERE: Dever Art Museum

See more than 100 paintings made between 1855 and 1913 in the first comprehensive examination of France's stylistic impact on American painting of the period. From academic training in Paris to exploration of the countryside landscape, Whistler to Cassatt reveals both the visual and conceptual influences of France on American painters in the 19th and early 20th century.

Design for the Common Good International Exhibition

WHEN: Thru March 19, 2022 
WHERE: Metropolitan State University of Denver - Center for Visual Art

Visionary architecture, culturally responsive design and activated community participation have converged in each of the 30 design projects showcased in Design for the Common Good International Exhibition. Extending across six continents and 22 countries, these projects bring the extraordinary value of public interest design to the forefront, unified by a profound connection to the social, economic and environmental fabric of life.

Alfred Packer: A Colorado Mystery Revisited

WHEN: Thru March 21, 2022 
WHERE: History Colorado Center

A quarrelsome Civil War veteran. An ill-fated winter expedition into the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. And five bodies, exhumed more than 100 years later. Examine modern forensic analysis, a 19th century revolver, and other archival materials to (re)consider the mysterious and sensational case of Alfred Packer, the so-called Colorado Cannibal.

Art of the State 2022

WHEN: Thru March 27, 2022 
WHERE: Arvada Center for the Arts & Humanities, Arvada

Every three years, all 10,000 square feet of the Arvada Center Galleries is filled with a celebratory survey of the incredible diversity, quality and depth of work from Colorado Artists. This year's exhibition features a jury-selected 149 artworks by 142 artists from across the state.

Organic Tarot: Works by Tya Alisa Anthony

WHEN: Thru April 3, 2022
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Interdisciplinary artist and curator Tya Alisa Anthony combines archival photos with botanical imagery to illuminate and reframe the personal stories of Depression-era Black sharecroppers and reimagine them as icons of divine and mystical power. Organic Tarot explores the often-hidden stories of people of color depicted in historic photographs.

Cross-Pollination: The Moth Migration Project

WHEN: Thru April 3, 2022
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

In this immersive installation, Hilary Lorenz covers gallery surfaces with more than 16,000 ink and paper moths crowdsourced from participants in 27 countries. The project celebrates moths as both important pollinators and as a metaphor for the cross-pollination of ideas through global human relationships. Participants were encouraged to create moths specific to their geographic region.

Indelible Garden

WHEN: Thru April 3, 2022
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Memories of nature have left an indelible mark on Taiko Chandler’s identity, one which is reflected in her delicate, undulating abstractions. Born and raised in the mountains of Nagano, Japan, Chandler’s life has been shaped by the presence of the natural world. Recollections of the wild forests near her hometown, her father’s garden and her mother’s ikebana (traditional flower arranging) suffuse her artwork, finding form in the organic, layered shapes of her prints and installations. Chandler’s plant-like forms are not intended as literal representations of nature, but rather interpret its foundational influence on family and memory.

Josef Hoffmann's Vienna

WHEN: Thru April 3, 2022
WHERE: Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Travel to early 1900s Austria to revel in the influence of architect and designer Josef Hoffmann during the Vienna Secessionist movement and subsequent Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops). Hoffmann was integral to the advancement of modern art, design and architecture in Vienna during the early 1900s through his role in the Vienna Secession and as a founder of the subsequent Wiener Werkstätte artist cooperative.

Kukuli Velarde: CORPUS

WHEN: Thru April 9, 2022
WHERE: Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College

This exhibition presents Peruvian American artist Kukuli Velarde’s CORPUS project in its entirety for the first time. Fifteen ceramic sculptures, each with matching tapestries, will be displayed in a symbolic representation of the annual Corpus Christi festival in Cusco, Perú. Corpus Christi is a Roman Catholic festival that is celebrated internationally; in majority-Catholic Perú, the festival holds great cultural and religious significance. 

Men's 16th Biennial Exhibit

WHEN: Thru April 16, 2022
WHERE: Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden

Rocky Mountain Mile High Men’s Exhibit is the museum’s 16th exhibit of quilts made by men since its opening in 1990. This year’s show includes quilts by three young quilters, two of which have their quilting beginnings in the museum's popular summer Kids Kamp. 

GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World

WHEN: Thru April 17, 2022
WHERE: Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS)

Explore the science, sound, history and pop culture behind the world’s most popular instrument. You will experience and celebrate the many facets of this iconic instrument, from its origin and continued evolution, to the music it creates and the cultural impact it has had. The exhibition features more than 60 instruments and explores the cultural and physical history of the guitar — from lutes and ouds to modern, high-tech and experimental instruments. You'll also get to know some local guitarists through short biographies and imagery featured throughout the exhibition.

State Historical Fund Retrospective

WHEN: Thru April 30, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado

This exhibit explores the rich contributions of History Colorado's State Historical Fund. Through the preservation of the built environment, the SHF has enhanced vibrant communities across the state for more than three decades.

Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche

WHEN: Thru May 8, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This exhibit examines the historical and cultural legacy of La Malinche. Both reviled as a traitor and hailed as the mother of Mexico, Malinche is an enigmatic figure whose legacy has been the subject of controversy and adulation from the 1500s through the present day. While Malinche has been the subject of numerous historical publications and works of art, Traitor, Survivor, Icon is the first museum exhibition to present a comprehensive visual exploration of Malinche’s enduring impact on communities living on both sides of the US-Mexico border.

The Power of Horses

WHEN: Thru May 9, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado Center

This exhibit features a mix of captivating artifacts, pop-culture cues and engaging activities to explore the power of horses. No stone is left unturned on this meandering journey through Colorado history, from prehistoric horses and Ute tribal traditions to contemporary Black horsemanship and even therapeutic horses. Visitors can explore the many ways these beautiful animals have shaped Colorado communities as working animals, sources of entertainment, treasured companions and symbols of freedom.

Washi Transformed: New Expressions in Japanese Paper

WHEN: Thru May 15, 2022
WHERE: Longmont Museum, Longmont

The newest exhibit at the Longmont Museum showcases more than 30 expressive sculptures, dramatic installations and two-dimensional works made by contemporary Japanese Artists using traditional paper.

Immersive Van Gogh

WHEN: Thru May 28, 2022
WHERE: Lighthouse Denver

Renowned for transforming venues into unforgettable art experiences, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit strives to highlight the unique architecture of its spaces while integrating influences from its history and community. Get ready to be transported the second you step inside!

Skyward: Breakthroughs in Flight

WHEN: Thru June 15, 2022
WHERE: Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum

Opening in congruence with the anniversary of the Wright brother’s historic flight, Skyward: Breakthroughs in Flight highlights extraordinary aerospace milestones and the people who made them happen by featuring one-of-a-kind artifacts from Wings’ own collection. Featured artifacts include Wright Flyer fabric that went to the moon with Neil Armstrong, an American flag signed by Charles Lindbergh, fabric from the Lockheed Vega that Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Atlantic and more! These artifacts help tell the story of each great moment in flight as well as the people that shaped the course of human history and enabled the next generation of aviators to fly higher, faster and farther.  

Revisión: Art in the Americas

WHEN: Thru July 17, 2022
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

This thematic presentation will explore land, people and place by linking ancient and contemporary artworks that address political and social issues at the heart of the region’s cultural heritage as well as expand the narrative through voices that include women artists and contemporary voices that speak to the diversity of the Americas.

Brick & Soul // Armando Geneyro

WHEN: Thru July 30, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Local photographer Armando Geneyro connects the build environment with the people who shape its meaning. A versatile photographer, Armando specializes in events coverage and photojournalism. His passion for street photography allows him to connect to his subjects and immerse himself in different cultures.

Seeing the Invisible

WHEN: Thru Aug. 1, 2022
WHERE: Denver Botanic Gardens

Seeing the Invisible presents virtual works that engage with existing features of the natural landscape. The augmented reality exhibition features new works by international artists including Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, John Gerrard, Ori Gersht, Mohammed Kazem and Sigalit Landau — including several artists’ first works in AR. Beyond the boundaries of what is possible with physical artworks, many of the works created for the exhibition address themes of nature, environment, sustainability and the intersection of the physical world with the digital one.

Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City 

WHEN: Thru Sept. 6, 2022
WHERE: History Colorado Center

Tour this time-traveling exhibition with a captivating expert and see The Mile High City in a whole new light! Building Denver: Visions of the Capital City explores the growth, urban development and architecture of Denver from 1860 to today. Throughout 3,000 interactive square feet, the exhibition reveals how civic leaders, designers and residents have steadily worked to bring their own visions for Denver to life.


WHEN: Thru Jan. 23, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Works from the Vicki and Kent Logan Collection presents about 50 artworks including paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, and several artworks never before displayed at the museum. This outstanding collection features many works by noted North American and international contemporary artists including Kent Monkman, Yang Shaobin, Zhang Dali, Elmgreen and Dragset, Agustina Woodgate, Glenn Ligon, and Jenny Saville.

Memory Mirror

WHEN: Thru March 5, 2023
WHERE: Denver Art Museum

Lares Feliciano's Memory Mirror is an immersive installation that invites visitors to explore their relationship with memory through animation, dioramas and interactive storytelling. Designed to evoke the memory of a relative's living room, this exhibition will transform the museum's Precourt Family Discovery Hall into a surreal domestic den that is both familiar and fantastic.

Night Lights Denver

WHEN: Permanent
WHERE: Daniels & Fisher Tower

Night Lights Denver features rotating content designed by local artists and the community and projected on the Arapahoe Street side of the Daniels & Fisher Tower every Thursday through Saturday evening.

Sporting Events

Denver Nuggets vs. Orlando Magic

WHEN: Feb. 14, 2022
WHERE: Ball Arena

If your idea of romance is more sporty than sensual, then take your sweetie to cheer on the Denver Nuggets as they take on the Orlando Magic on Valentine's Day!

More Romantic Spots in Denver

Traditional Tea at the Brown Palace Hotel & Spa

Experience a touch of elegant, Old World charm at the historic Brown Palace Hotel & Spa. The Traditional Afternoon Tea takes place between noon and 4 p.m. in the hotel's gorgeous atrium lobby and includes freshly made scones, pastries, sandwiches and a wide variety of teas.

Green Russell

Steal away to a speakeasy in Denver's posh Larimer Square. Hidden behind the "front" of a pie shop, Green Russell offers handcrafted, artisanal cocktails in an intimate, 1920s-inspired space.

Peaks Lounge at Hyatt Regency

Located on the 27th floor of the Hyatt Regency Denver, the Peaks Lounge offers swoon-inducing views of the Rocky Mountains and downtown, along with 40 wines by the glass and a menu of appetizers and desserts.

D Bar Denver

Does your sweetie have a sweet tooth? The upscale D Bar Denver, owned by Keegan Gerhard, one of the nation's top pastry chefs, is just the ticket, with a menu filled with sinful treats like Cake and Shake (three-layer chocolate cake, manjari frosting, and a vanilla or chocolate milkshake or malt) or a Chocolate & Hazelnut Sitting in a Tree (chocolate soufflé, chocolate sauce, Nutella beignets and praline ice cream). Need we say more?

Dive Lounge at the Downtown Aquarium

It's not 20,000 leagues under the sea, but it'll do. An upscale getaway in a truly unique setting, the Dive Lounge is located on the first floor of Denver's Downtown Aquarium, offering the chance to sip cocktails with your sweetheart while surrounded by beautiful marine life.

Cruise Room at the Oxford Hotel

One of the most hidden and romantic downtown Denver bars, the art deco-style Cruise Room in the Oxford Hotel was modeled after one of the lounges on the legendary Queen Mary, with original chrome and neon creating an unparalleled atmosphere. Order a drink from the classic cocktail menu or enjoy a handmade martini. 

More Tips for Valentine's Day in Denver


No Denver Valentine's Day is complete without fresh flowers. Clueless about which bouquet to buy? Don't worry; Denver's expert florists have got you covered. The Highlands neighborhood is home to the flagship location of the trusted Lehrer's Flowers (3191 W. 38th Ave.), with a wide selection and a knowledgeable staff. You can also place your order through Lehrer's website and have flowers delivered. Visit Bouquets in Lower Downtown — they were named one of America's top 10 florists by Bon Appetit Magazine. Downtown's world-famous historic hotel, The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa (321 17th St.) has its own flower shop, featuring exquisite designs and arrangements using flowers from around the world.


Perhaps you don't want to stop at flowers this Valentine's Day? You've got plenty of gift options. Sound of the Rockies Chorus will deliver a Singing Valentine to serenade your love by quartets formed from an award-winning chorus in the Denver area. Explore The Mile High City's vibrant art districts, which are filled with galleries, boutiques and craft stores. For stylish boutiques, head to Larimer Square in Lower Downtown or to the nearby Denver Pavilions on the 16th Street Mall. Still on the hunt for that perfect gift? Cherry Creek North is Denver's premier shopping and dining neighborhood, boasting hundreds of independently owned shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and spas. Add to that the upscale Cherry Creek Shopping Center, with an additional 160 brand-name stores, and together they create the largest, most diverse shopping district between Chicago and San Francisco.  

Dinner for Two

Valentine's Day is a perfect excuse for an intimate, candlelit dinner. And in Denver you've got dining options galore. In fact, here's a list of particularly romantic restaurants in Denver. Almost every type of cuisine is available in the city; choose from traditional steak houses, tres chic French bistros, adventurous fusion menus and much, much more. Lower Downtown (LoDo) boasts countless great restaurants, but you might also want to check out the offerings in some of Denver's other neighborhoods, including the buzzing Highlands and the cozy Washington Park district.

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