Valentine’s Day the Yinzer Way: Romantic Pittsburgh Events for Every Couple

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Photo by Onastasia Youssef.

No matter who you are or what your schedule is like, there’s a special music performance, fun activity or unique dinner date right here in the Steel City for you and your Valentine to enjoy all through February.

Crafty Couples:
These two love to do everything together, but most importantly, they are always up for something new – especially if it’s creative! From painting pottery to scrapbooking or trying out the latest brunch recipe they saw on Pinterest, these two are always cooking up some fun. These artsy events will be perfect for them to express their love this holiday.

Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating
February 4th at Soergel Orchards
A perfect event, especially for couples looking for a festive event to bring along the kids for, this cookie class at idyllic Soergel’s is a cute and delicious way to spend time with your Valentine. Not only will you learn how to ice the cookies, but you will also get to fill up a box with your own edible artworks to enjoy.

Vintage Valentines Workshop
February 11th at the Ace Hotel
This event hosted by the Ace Hotel and Andy Warhol Museum is inspired by the eclectic artist and Pittsburgh native himself. You and your sweetheart can create your own unique silkscreen tattoos and valentines as you enjoy a few beverages, as well, in a quirky and creative afternoon.

The Film Fanatics:
Chances are their first date was at an Oscars showing or a special filming of an old black and white film, and there’s nothing that’s bonded them better than their mutual love of all things cinematic.

The Princess Bride
February 14th at AMC Theatres
This romantic fantasy favorite from the ’80s is all about ‘twoo wuv’ and only gets better with every viewing. Take your sweetheart to see this film on the big screen and relive the magic of Buttercup and Westley’s adventure all over again. The best part? It’s at the Waterfront, which has plenty of places to enjoy a great dinner and riverside walk beforehand, too.

It Happened One Night
February 14th at Row House Cinema
Grab some popcorn, kick back and relax as you enjoy a Clark Gable classic in this underrated romance comedy. If you haven’t seen this old black-and-white flick, then this still-sharp movie will be a special treat for you two.

The Sophisticated Couple:
These old-fashioned folks are huge fans of traditional romance, complete with roses, chocolates, and fancy suit-and-tie affairs. It’s no surprise they would want to celebrate in the sweetest and most elegant way possible.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance
February 10th and 14th at the Gateway Clipper Fleet
Nothing says ‘classic’ like an evening of champagne and dancing with your sweetheart all while enjoying the most romantic views that the city has to offer as the cruise heads down the river’s shimmering waters.

From Swing to Rock with Dave Bennett
February 16th-18th at Heinz Hall
One of the most charming and romantic eras of music was the 1950s through ’60s. This lively show by Dave Bennett and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra includes classic rock and roll and swing tunes that will be sure to leave you both humming even after you leave the theater.

The Athletic Duo:
These power couples are the ultimate team: always on the move, exploring the outdoors from their morning jogs to kayaking on the river, and encouraging each other to be their very best. For them, these unique and adventurous outings may be perfect for their time together.

8th Annual Valentine’s Day RSG1 Race
February 10th at the North Park Boathouse at Allison Park, PA
This yearly 5K and 10K event takes place at the picturesque North Park Lake and helps raise money for those in need. What better way for the two of you to bond this holiday then doing what you love with the one you love all while helping out the community?

Animal Instinct’s Valentine’s Dinner
February 16th and 17th at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
What could be more unforgettable for adventure-lovers than a romantic night at the zoo that not only includes a presentation by expert Henry Kacprzyk, but also features dinner, dessert, and – of course – animal encounters?