Heart Downtown - Lovely Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Downtown Milwaukee is the perfect romantic hotspot for you and your honey. With a variety of sweet activities, fine dining and premier accommodations, let downtown be the picturesque backdrop for a whole day of winter loving. Enjoy one (or more) of these idyllic downtown to-dos.
Valentine’s Soft Circuits Workshop
Feb. 10 | 2pm to 4pm
Betty Brinn Children’s Museum
Learn the basics of circuitry and sewing with conductive thread to make a light-up wearable LED valentine you can take home! Participants will receive all the materials and tools needed to create a project from start to finish. Recommended for children age 8 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Museum admission is not included in workshop fee. Click here for info.
13th Annual Valentine’s Weekend Laugh-A-Thon
Feb. 17 | 7pm
Miller High Life Theatre
Add some laughs to your Valentine’s Day festivities with a laugh-a-thon of love, loaded with a lineup of comedic stars, including Lavell Crawford with Michael Blackson, Damon Williams, Guy Tory, Comedian JJ and Sip Sippi. Click here to purchase tickets.
Romancing the Stars
Feb. 10 | 4:30 & 5:30pm
Feb. 14 | 5:30, 6:30 & 7:30pm
Milwaukee Public Museum
Take your Valentine’s Day date out-of-this-world with a special Valentine’s Day show at the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Explore the universe above and learn about special “constellations of love” while enjoying a box of chocolates with your special someone. To book your reservation, click here.
Milwaukee Public Museum Exposed: Love & Heartbreak Tour
Feb. 10 | 3:30pm
Feb. 14 | 4:30 & 5:30pm
Milwaukee Public Museum
Take your Valentine on an adults-only “exposed” tour of the Milwaukee Public Museum and learn the science behind love. Hear stories of love, heartbreak, and weird mating habits of the animal kingdom. If you love love, you’ll love this Exposed Love & Heartbreak tour. Click here for more info.
Romantic Retreat Package
The Pfister Hotel
The Pfister Hotel, one of Milwaukee’s most historic, luxurious landmarks is offering a romantic retreat for you and your Valentine this year. Ignite the romance with an overnight stay while indulging on complimentary chocolate truffles and champagne, plus a $50 credit for Café Pfister or Lobby Lounge. Click here to book your package.
Valentine’s Day at Mikeys
Feb. 14 – 17
Join Mi•key’s for a three-course meal with your date or even friends! Complimentary Champagne, available February 14 – 17 from 4pm-10pm. All items available a la carte or as a couples prix fixe menu for $40. Click here to make your reservation.
MSO: My Fair Lady
Feb. 9 – 11
Marcus Center – Uihlein Hall
The elegance and enchantment of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. The classic Broadway hit, in a semi-staged performance in Uihlein Hall. “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live.” Click here for ino.
Splash Studio Red Hot Love Fest
Feb. 9 – 18 | Various Times
Splash Studio's annual Red Hot Love Fest is Milwaukee's craftiest celebration of love! Bring your friend, special someone or partner-in-crime to paint one of our most popular partner paintings. Every reservation includes a champagne toast and fun extras, in addition to your one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Click here for more info.
Free Valentine’s Day Weddings and Vow Renewals at Lakefront Brewery
Feb. 14 | 11am – 8pm
If you and your special someone love beer as much as you love each other, come to Lakefront Brewery on Valentine’s Day to re-kindle the flames by renewing your vows or ignite the romance by tying the knot—for free! Weddings include two pints of beer, a six-pack, two Lakefront Brewery t-shirts, and two Lakefront cookies to take home. Weddings run every 15 minutes and an ordained tour guide will conduct the service. Must be 21 years or older with a valid marriage license. For more info, click here.
Feb. 14 | 6 – 9pm
Milwaukee Art Museum
Treat your Valentine to an unforgettable evening with breathtaking views and an intimate look at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by James Bread—Nominated Executive Chef Jason Gorman, and a guided tour of the “naughtier” works in the Museum’s Collection. Round-out your romantic evening with a coffee or cocktail nightcap at the gallery’s lounge. For more info on the evening’s menu, or to place reservations, click here.
Vermouth Chefs Dinner
Feb. 14 | 5:30pm
Milwaukee Public Market
Join the Market for a four-course dinner and Vermouth cocktails. This European liquor has a reputation as a core ingredient in classic cocktails like Martinis and Manhattans. However, there’s so much more to learn about the history and versatility of vermouth. Click here for info.
Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park
Now – Feb. 28
Red Arrow Park
Lace up your skates and glide hand-in-hand with your special someone and fall in love under the lights and sights of downtown Milwaukee. After, cozy-up with a hot beverage from the rink’s neighboring Starbucks. Click here for more info.