How to win at Valentine’s Day regardless of your relationship status

People walking around and buying from food trucks at Pratt Pullman Yard on August 20, 2022
Brandon McKeown

Get hyped — it’s almost Valentine’s Day!

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Metro Atlanta has got you covered with tons of events and things to do that are sure to make you feel like a winner, whether you’re flying solo, bae-ing or hanging with your squad. From romantic dinners to ice skating and speed dating, there’s something for everyone. So, save the date and get ready to celebrate.

Single and ready to mingle?

If you’re single and looking to meet new people or just want to make it all about spending time with your friends — check out our list of events designed just for you. With a range of activities, from parties and social gatherings to adventurous outings, you’re sure to find something that’ll make it a night to remember.

  • Hit up a Valentine’s-themed bar: Reservations for The Blind Cupid on Valentine’s Day are already full, but grab the girlies and head to this adorable Valentine’s pop-up bar to celebrate early! Its Insta-worthy backdrop is the perfect setup for taking thirst traps for anyone who’s wronged you.
  • Lust List Party at Pullman Yards: It’s a match made in heaven! Creative Loafing’s Lust List is back and better than ever. On Thursday, Feb. 9, from 7-10 p.m. get ready for a night of ice skating and speed dating, with beats by DJ & Emcee TAYLOR ALXNDR and a fire performance by Atlanta Burlesque School. And the best part? It’s all FREE!
  • “Could It Bae” Valentine’s Day at Fetch Park: They say the dog park is a great place to meet someone, and on Friday, Feb. 10, Fetch Park is taking it to a whole new level. From noon to 8 p.m., sample doggie ice cream, enjoy Valentine’s Day swag (including a special card for pup parents), coupons, and more at all locations.
  • Love Night Spotlight Mixer: Get ready for a Valentine’s Day celebration at Terrapin Taproom at The Battery Atlanta on Saturday, Feb. 11. Enjoy drink specials, music, and mix with other singles. Use the traffic light system to signal your relationship status: green for single and ready to mingle, yellow for it’s complicated and red for taken. Don’t miss the fun!
  • Bare it all at Cupid’s Undie Run: At the Atlanta Cupid’s Undie Run, you can have fun while supporting a good cause! This event on Saturday, Feb. 11, brings together undie runners to raise awareness and funds for Neurofibromatosis (NF), a genetic disorder that affects one out of every 3,000 births. This year’s event will be held at Eventide Brewing and will include VIP perks, exclusive swag, a mile(ish) run, and an epic before and after party.
  • Fall in Love with Trilith: Trilith is hosting “Fall in Love with Trilith” on Saturday, Feb. 11 from 4-6 p.m., featuring live music, a cake decorating demo, Disney’s “Aladdin” on the big screen, wine tastings and giveaways, a vintage VW bus photo booth and more!
  • XOXO, A Galentine’s Day Comedy Show: On Monday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., gather your squad at The Starling Hotel in Midtown for a night of drinks, laughs, and important convos. Don’t forget to bring your lip balm and claw clips, besties!
  • Bomchel’s Annual Galentine’s Day Party: Build community with some fantastic women at Bomchel (located in Ponce City Market). The party on Monday, Feb. 13 from 4-8 p.m. features therapeutic coloring, waist bead tying, and bubbles and intention setting — it’s all happening! Plus, it’s all free; make sure to reserve your spot.

Dating or in a relationship?

The key to a successful Valentine’s Day is putting thought and effort into making it special for your partner. Show them your love in a memorable and unique way. Here are some ideas to step up your romantic game!

  • Spoil your date at the Georgia Aquarium: Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable and let love flow at the Aquarium’s Sips Under the Sea: Valentine’s Day on Friday, Feb. 10. This event is only for those 21+ so grab your bae and dive into the ultimate date night experience. Explore the galleries, hit up the bar for drinks, and turn up on the dance floor.
  • Surprise your sweetie with a heart mural: Show love to your special someone and support Little 5 Points Business Association by memorializing a message to your date on the wall on Moreland Ave. Treat them to a unique experience by taking them to the mural reveal on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Not only will you have a dope date, but you’ll also be giving back to the community.
  • Celebrate love at the Atlanta Botanical Garden: Get ready for a night filled with non-stop Atlanta vibes, surprises, and romance! Celebrate the city’s musical heritage, entertainment, culture and more at the Garden from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11.
  • Treat bae to an Italian Wine & Food Tasting: On Sat., Feb. 11, from 6-8 p.m. head to Castleberry Hill for a romantic food and wine tasting at Wine Shoe. That’s Amore!
  • Head to Soulful Saturday: While only some are fans of the club scene, who can resist the allure of live music? Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 11 and head to Apache XLR for an evening filled with tunes, delicious cuisine, and chill vibes.
  • Experience romantic dining in Atlanta: From a bohemian bistro to moody low-lit spots for cocktails, Atlanta is bursting with romantic restaurants. View our round-up for more inspiration.
  • Attend a cooking demonstration and tasting: On Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 8-10 p.m., experience an unforgettable culinary experience at Distillery of Modern Art. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at
  • Valentine’s Day Floral Pop-Up: Impress your date and explore the floral installations by local artists displayed around Downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at five locations: Ellis St. & Peachtree St., Broad St. & Luckie St., Poplar St. & Peachtree St., Park Pl. & Auburn Ave at Woodruff Park, and Peachtree St. & Decatur St.

Going solo?

Don’t let being single dampen your Valentine’s Day spirits. Instead, embrace the opportunity to focus on self-love and do things that bring you happiness. Remember, being single is a time to grow and appreciate yourself. So, go ahead, make this Valentine’s Day all about you!

  • Valentine’s Candle Workshop: Join Todd Patrick for a 1-hour candle-making sesh with Elyse Candles on Sunday, Feb. 12. Make your own unique hand-poured soy wax candle in a glass vessel and choose from a wide range of bomb fragrances.
  • You can buy yourself flowers: Miley sings it best! Buy your own flowers this V day. Nourish Botanica, Trader Joe’s, JJ’s Flower Shop, and The Victorian Atlanta to name a few.
  • Treat yourself to something new at the Atlanta Artisans Market: On Saturday, Feb. 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., shop local goodies at Pullman Yards. You can also rent skates while you’re there!
  • Book a facial: Valentine’s, Galentine’s, and Palentine’s Day got nothing on Heyday’s self-love celebration! Pamper yourself with a top-notch facial at Heyday. Book a 50-minute custom facial on Monday, Feb. 13 or Tuesday, Feb. 14, and get 50% off an $80 enhancement. Newbies, get ready to glow with Heyday’s exclusive first-time facial offer for $70 (usually $135). Sip on festive drinks and enjoy sweet treats as you enter the facial studio. Plus, you might even win a limited-edition bundle of Heyday’s fave skincare products!
  • Last but not least, treat yourself to specialty heart-shaped pastries, macaron boxes, and chocolate boxes from Saint Germain Bakery. #SelfLoveGoals
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