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10 Valentine’s Day Events in Downtown DSM for Singles, Couples + Friends

Valentine's Day Downtown DSM

This Valentine’s Day, find plenty of love-inspired events in Downtown Des Moines (DSM). Whether you’re single, celebrating as a couple or looking for something fun to do with your besties, the options below offer something for everyone. Pair painting with a bottle of wine, attend your first burlesque show in the Historic East Village or check out live music events — from a new Broadway hit to a local favorite jazz vocalist performance in the Western Gateway neighborhood.

Valentine Card Class

Thursday, Feb. 9 | 5:30 p.m.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (909 Robert D. Ray Dr.)

My Gnome and Only Studio Session

Saturday, Feb. 11 | 3 – 5 p.m.
Bottle & Bottega by Painting with a Twist (1301 Locust St.)
Admission: $42-52 per person

Valentine Painting Workshop with Claire Sedovic

Saturday, Feb. 11 | 5:30 p.m.
Mainframe Studios (900 Keosauqua Way)
Admission: $10 Single, $15 Couple

Valentine’s Day 4-Course Dinner + Drinks

Tuesday, Feb. 14 | Evening
Hoq (303 E. 5th St.)
Admission: $85/Person (Optional Wine Pairings/Special Cocktails/Vegan/Vegetarian/Gluten-Free Options Available)

Valentine’s Day Skate + Day After Valentine’s Day Skate

Tuesday, Feb. 14, Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 5 – 9 p.m.
Brenton Skating Plaza (520 Robert D. Ray Dr.)
Admission: BOGO – Two skate for the price of one!

Soultry Sensations Valentine’s Dinner + Burlesque Show

Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 7 – 9:45 p.m.
The Garden Restaurant & Show Lounge (525 E. Grand Ave.)
Admission: $20-75

SIX The Musical

Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Des Moines Civic Center (221 Walnut St.)
Admission: $40-150

Valentine’s Day with Max Wellman Featuring Cyd’s Catering

Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 6 – 8 p.m.
Noce (1326 Walnut St.)
Admission: $75-90

50 Shades of Green (Birds and the Bees of Flowers and Trees)

Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden (909 Robert D. Ray Dr.)
Admission: $20 Members, $25 Nonmembers

Lovers Night Studio Session

Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Bottle & Bottega by Painting with a Twist (1301 Locust St.)
Admission: $39-49 per person

Don’t forget to shop local for Valentine’s gifts at the likes of Amour, East Village Spa, Chocolaterie Stam and more. Find Downtown DSM shopping recommendations at DSMpartnership.com.

The Greater Des Moines Partnership calendar of events is a one-stop resource for activities taking place throughout the region. Find networking information for Greater Des Moines (DSM) businesses or events specific to Downtown DSM.

Downtown Des Moines (DSM) is a growing, vibrant community that offers the energy, sophistication, housing and attractions of a burgeoning city with a brilliant future. It’s also easy to visit with plentiful and affordable street and ramp parking options.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

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