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Celebrate Love Around DSM This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day 2023

Love is in the air — all around Greater Des Moines (DSM)! From a Valentine’s Tea Party at Waukee Public Library to a Valentine’s Party with the Filipino American Association in Urbandale, Valentine’s events in the region offer all ages a way to celebrate the holiday.

Cocktails & Canvas

Affiliate: Altoona Area Chamber of Commerce
Head to Hawk Heaven Tavern in Altoona to participate in Cocktails & Canvas with 515 Wine with Design. The cost is $48, and canvases are already prepped and drawn. The event will take place on Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. LEARN MORE>

Valentine’s Silent Auction

Affiliate: Ankeny Area Chamber of Commerce
The Ankeny Art Center will host its second annual Silent Auction at Firetrucker Brewery from 5 – 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 in Ankeny. Try the craft beer while bidding on auction items to support the Ankeny Art Center summer camps for children. LEARN MORE>

Wine + Cheese Pairing

Affiliate: Greater Newton Area Chamber of Commerce
Visit the Nostalgia Wine & Spirits store inside the historic Maytag Hotel to shop artisan cheese and wines leading up to Valentine’s Day. LEARN MORE>

Tassel Ridge Sweetheart Wines

Affiliate: Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce
Shop the Sweethearts Rosé wines at Tassel Ridge Winery beginning Friday, Jan. 20. The wine comes in heart-shaped bottles priced at $25, making them the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. LEARN MORE>

Madison County Wedding Showcase

Affiliate: Madison County Chamber of Commerce
The weekend after Valentine’s Day brings wedding planning to the Winterset Livery. On Sunday, Feb. 19, visit the Livery from Noon – 4 p.m. to start celebrating love and planning your special day. LEARN MORE>

Valentine’s Day Bingo for Kindergarten to 4th Grade

Affiliate: Go Polk City Chamber + Economic Development
From 5:30 – 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10, Kids Create in Polk City will host a Valentine’s Day class for students for $42 where they can create a Valentine’s panel painting, watch a short show and play Bingo. LEARN MORE>

You also won’t want to miss the Owl You Need is Love event at Jester Park Nature Center on Saturday, Feb. 11, a quick drive from Polk City to Granger.

39th Annual Valentine’s Party

Affiliate: Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
The Filipino American Association of Iowa will host a Valentine’s Party at the Holiday Inn & Suites Des Moines-Northwest in Urbandale. Enjoy entertainment, games and more! The party starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11. LEARN MORE>

Valentine’s Tea Party

Affiliate: Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce
On Saturday, Feb. 4, the Waukee Public Library will host a Valentine Tea Party for children of all ages and their caregivers. Dress up and register for this fun morning of tea, snacks and V-Day crafts. LEARN MORE>

Tomahawk Dinner for Two

Affiliate: West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce
Stop by The Hall DSM at The Foundry in West Des Moines for the Tomahawk Dinner for Two on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 6:30 p.m. This V-Day experience includes dinner, four glasses of red wine or four pints of craft beer (or any combination of the two). Grab tickets before Wednesday, Feb. 1. LEARN MORE>

Visit the Greater Des Moines Partnership Affiliate Chamber websites to find out about other community events. Or attend one of the downtown Valentine’s Day events to celebrate in the heart of Des Moines.

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.

Greater Des Moines Partnership

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 365 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com.