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5 Valentine's Day Date Night Ideas in DSM

Valentine's Day Dates 2022

February 8, 2023

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.

August Wilson's The Piano Lesson at the Des Moines Playhouse

The Piano Lesson is a co-production with Pyramid Theatre Company. See a stunning story of family, legacy and survival live on stage at the Des Moines Playhouse. Celebrate Valentine's Day early with a performance this weekend. Grab your tickets and stop at Louie’s Wine Dive for dinner located just up the road.

Six at the Des Moines Civic Center

If you are looking for a new, award-winning show, head to the Des Moines Civic Center to see Six performed on stage. This historical show features an all-woman cast and all-woman band. 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 4-Course Dinner

Bring on the romance at Revel Hotel in Urbandale. Enjoy the "Valentine's Day Chef's Table," a four-course dinner demonstration that includes two drink pairings on Tuesday, Feb. 14 or the "Italian Inspired Chef's Table" on Friday, Feb. 17. Contact Revel Hotel to book your evening in DSM.

4. Catch a Comedy Show

If you need a good laugh, TeeHee’s Comedy Club will never let you down. Enjoy a Galentine's Day comedy show that celebrates your lady friends. Shows take place Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

5. Enjoy a Night of Live Jazz

Dress up and enjoy a night of live jazz music at Noce. The weekend of Valentine’s Day you can catch vocalist Lauren Vilmain, a graduate of Drake University, on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. 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 President 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.