Love is in the air. And all of the commercials. And every billboard on the highway. Valentine’s Day is wonderful- if you’ve got a Valentine, that is. For those of us who are single on this lover’s holiday, the hoopla can be a real headache.
If you’ve been having thoughts of Valentine’s Day dread swirl around your head as the 14th draws nearer, we’ve got some good news for you: there are plenty of events for singles on Valentine’s Day in St. Petersburg and Clearwater! If you want to get off the couch and have some solo fun this V-Day (and possibly meet the partner of your dreams), then read on to see what’s happening this February 14.
If being single on this Valentine’s Day has filled you with rage that you want to channel into a more constructive and creative outlet, then Practically Pikasso St. Petersburg has got your back! Their anti-Valentine’s Day-themed painting party from 6:30-9 p.m. is an adult-only event where you can paint whatever you want, even if it would make a sailor blush.
Whether you’re creating something for yourself or for a friend who would love a strongly-worded mug, painting your frustrations away is sure to make you forget you’re single this Valentine’s Day. The cherry on top? You’re welcome to BYOB!
Do you love your dog more than most humans? Take your furry partner-in-crime out for a fancy dinner at Dog Bar St. Pete from Ikigai Sushi. No reservations are needed for this nigh- on-the-town with your true love. Ikigai will be offering turkey bowls or sushi rolls for your four-legged friend, and they’ll have their regular human menu available from 5-10 p.m.
It's no mystery that sometimes, love stinks. You can cry about it or eat ice cream by the pint, but deep-down, we all know wallowing isn't helping! This Valentine’s Day, embrace love’s stinkiness with Cannonball Cabaret at BAR@548. They’ll be putting on a fiery-fierce Vaudeville variety show featuring group dance numbers, sultry singing, and comedy skits. A $5 door fee will benefit the Florida Skunk Rescue, which will be bringing along some of their stinky friends for you to snuggle up with.
While this event isn’t exclusively for singles, it's being hosted at the St. Petersburg Brewery voted Best Singles Hangout in 2018 by Creative Loafing's Best of the Bay. 3 Daughters Brewing will be tapping a Dark Chocolate Cherry Porter to satisfy your Valentine’s Day treat cravings, and Musical Bingo Nation will be at the brewery from 7-9 p.m. to test your love song knowledge. Come out to sing along, drink, be merry, and who knows… maybe you’ll meet a new love this Valentine’s Day!
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Although this event at Caddy's on Central is being held the day after Valentine’s, which has been appropriately declared Single’s Awareness Day, it offers the perfect place for singles to have some fun.
Caddy’s will be playing matchmaker by hosting an interactive live dating game where contestants compete in a series of questions and games to determine who has the most in common. The winners of the game will receive a private, candlelit dinner date with a live smooth jazz band for entertainment, and, with $5 food and drink specials running until midnight, there are no real losers! If you’re interested in being a contestant, email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A Taste For Wine in St. Petersburg is teaming up with Project: First Dates (a card game/dating event that serves as an alternative to online dating) to throw a singles’ mixer this Valentine’s Day from 7:30-11 p.m.
If you’ve been wanting to meet other singles between the ages of 30-50, this event is the perfect setting to see some fresh faces. Dress to impress, and be ready for the possibility of hitting it off and setting up a direct date in the future! Worst-case scenario? You get to make some fun memories on Valentine’s Day and enjoy great wine while you’re at it.
Whether you’re single and proud or wishing you had a Valentine this year, there’s a place for you on at one these singles' events this Valentine's Day in St. Petersburg and Clearwater.
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