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5 Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas in DSM

Valentine's Day Dates 2022

February 7, 2022

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it is time to spend a little special time with the one you love. It is easy to fall into the normal movie and dinner routine. Why not spice it up and support the local Greater Des Moines (DSM) community? Here are five amazing ideas to spend Valentine’s Day with your love while supporting local.

1. Catch a Live Show

Catching a live show is a much better experience than sitting at the movie theater, and this Valentine’s Day there are two shows you will not want to miss.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express at the Des Moines Playhouse

If you love a good mystery, you will not want to miss Murder on the Orient Express. A classic brought to live on stage at the Des Moines Playhouse. When a snowdrift stops the train, a passenger is found dead in his locked compartment. Remember everyone is a suspect! Grab your tickets and stop at Louie’s Wine Dive for dinner located just up the road.

Tootsie at the Des Moines Civic Center

If you are looking for a laugh, head to the Des Moines Civic Center to see Tootsie performed on stage. This hilarious show is about Michael Dorsey, an actor who struggles to find work until he lands the role of a lifetime. Grab your tickets and stop for drinks and dinner at one of the many restaurants in Downtown DSM.

2. Galentine’s Night

Looking for a fun night specifically with the girls? Enjoy a Galentine’s Charcuterie & Wine Workshop at the Surety Hotel in Downtown Des Moines led by Charcuterie by Kylie. A fun evening with wine and cheese in a fabulous hotel? What more can you ask for?! Learn more and register for your spot at kyliescharcuteriecreations.com.

3. Enjoy a 3-Course Dinner

Bring on the romance at Revel Hotel in Urbandale. Enjoy a three-course dinner created and served by their in-house chef, wine with the main course and a king room. The menu includes Soy Braised Short Rib, Vegetable Wellington and more. Contact Revel Hotel to book your evening for a fun little staycation in DSM.

4. Catch a Comedy Show

If you need a good laugh, TeeHee’s Comedy Club will never let you down. Enjoy an entire night of stand up and improv all focused on love. The show is for the lovesick, the people sick of love and everything in between. Grab your partner or your girlfriends for a fun night full of laughter.

5. Enjoy a Night of Live Jazz + Cabaret

Dress up and enjoy a night of live jazz music at Noce. The weekend of Valentine’s Day you can catch Max Wellman alongside the Max Wellman Big Band, celebrating the life and music of Frank Sinatra. Grab some dinner downtown, then head to Noce for drinks and dancing.

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.

Erin Huiatt

Erin Huiatt is the owner of Des Moines Parent, a local, online resource for parents and families across the Midwest. She is a resource for parents to find support and make connections. When she is not out exploring Des Moines, you can find her traveling in the family popup camper.