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Ten Crush-Worthy Ways to Spend Time with Your Valentine in Downtown Arlington

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seems only right to tell you. We have a crush on you.

We love the way you can clean a plate of J. Gilligan’s Irish Nachos in one sitting. We love that you rush the stage at the Levitt Pavilion. We love that you and your Dallas friends to Downtown Arlington for the latest art exhibition at the Arlington Museum of Art or UTA. We love that you and your Ft. Worth friends come to Division Brewing or Legal Draft Beer Co. for truly unique craft beer.

As our special Valentine’s Day gift to you, here are ten crush-worthy ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the heart of Arlington, Texas:

Valentines Mommy + Me Screen Printing Party
Legal Draft Beer Co.

Sunday, February 2

Spend time with your little ones making something special to wear (and eat) together on Valentine’s Day! Join Lindsay’s Art Cart and Michelle Converse for a Big-Little workshop where you’ll create coordinating t-shirts and a "paint it yourself" cookie to decorate and enjoy. More >

Valentine Make & Take
Board & Brush Arlington

Sunday, February 2

Try your hand at crafting your own beautiful custom sign or other wood piece at Board & Brush Arlington. For a low price of $15 per person, their “Make & Take” event offers many projects to choose from including just-in-time for Valentine’s Day options. More >

Painting with Chocolate
Arlington Museum of Art

Friday, February 7

Lindsay's Art Cart and Yelibelly Chocolates have joined forces to create a custom class just for the Arlington Museum of Art in honor of their current exhibition featuring master printmaker Albrecht Durer. After learning basic painting techniques, you’ll get to create your very own Durer-inspired landscape on a bar of chocolate. Painting has never tasted so good! Wine and cheese will also be provided. More >


An Evening with Common
Maverick Speakers Series, The University of Texas at Arlington

Monday, February 11

An American hip-hop recording artist, actor, film producer, poet, and activist, Common is renowned for his roles in films such as SelmaBarbershop and John Wick 2; his lasting influence on hip-hop culture; and his recurring role in the Showtime series he and Lena Waithe executive produce, The Chi. Click here for ticket informationFor more Valentine's Day star-gazing at UTA, check out Romancing the Stars at the UTA Planetarium.

Date Night Couples Valentines Cookie Decorating Class
Catalyst Creative Arts

Thursday, February 13

Bring your boo to a cookie decorating class with Chef Alexis, a Food Network finalist! By learning techniques using different tools, couples will turn simple and delicious cookies into beautiful Valentine treats to share. Champagne and strawberries dipped in chocolate will be served to all participants (yum). More >

Galentine's Day Blooms with Alice’s Table
Urban Alchemy Coffee + Wine Bar

Thursday, February 13

The perfect girl's night out or relaxing workshop just for you! Celebrate Galentine's Day by joining Alice’s Table for step-by-step instruction on creating a fresh cut flower arrangement that you’ll take home at the end of the evening. More > 

Cristiana Pegoraro, piano
Symphony Arlington, Arlington Music Hall

Thursday, February 13

You’re sure to fall in love with this Valentine’s Eve classical music concert with Symphony Arlington. Guest pianist Cristiana Pegoraro is scheduled to perform selections from Handel, Britten and Chopin. More >

Luv a Cowboy/Cowgirl Nite
Legal Draft Beer Co.

Friday, February 14

Come to Legal Draft on Valentine’s Day for a special Friendraiser and Funraiser in support of Western Sports Foundation. No cover charge! Have a blast playing Celebrity Corn Hole, tapping your toes to music by Nashville recording artist Antonio Moraes, and enjoying food by The Bucking Pig. More > 

The Dirty Love Show feat. Novakain : Blood Sugar & More
Mavericks Bar & Grill

Saturday, February 15

Elmo Jones Productions presents The Dirty Love Show Feat at Mavericks Sports Grill! There’s only a $10 cover charge and all ages are welcome. The show features performances by Novakain, Blood Sugar and Jimbo Moody. More >

Brunch + Yoga
Sanford House and Spa

Saturday, February 15

Join Arlington Yoga Center, The Sanford House Inn & Spa, and Restaurant506 at for a morning that promises to feel and taste great! Practice yoga in the lush green Grand Courtyard of the Sanford House located in historic Downtown Arlington. Your ticket includes an hour of yoga, a free mimosa, and 10% off brunch at the Sanford House. BYOM (Bring your own mat) and water. More >

Love is in the Air

Know of more Valentine’s Day events, promotions or happenings in Downtown Arlington? Let us know in the comments!

About Downtown Arlington

Designated by the State of Texas as the Arlington Cultural District, Downtown Arlington is where creativity, authenticity, and hometown pride thrive and drive what's next. Within its less than a two-mile radius, Downtown is home to a top tier public research university, prolific visual and performing artists and arts institutions, live entertainment, exciting NCAA and professional athletics, one-of-a-kind dining and retail, and a supportive business climate.  Stay in the know by subscribing to our e-newsletter and by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.