Downtown News and Blog

Valentines Day Downtown

Calling all romantics and advocates of S.A.D. (Singles Awareness Day) with a penchant for procrastination: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! If you’re like the majority of the population and haven’t made plans yet, let us save the day and serve as your downtown guide. There is no shortage of lovely activities going on to make both the singles and couples happy.

Winter Market at Rio Grande’s Chocolate Festival:
First things first, you’re going to need some chocolate. Whether you’re gifting to a loved one, indulging to suppress your feelings, or a bit of both, you’ll find the best chocolate in the state at the market. Sample from eight different award-winning local artisanal chocolatiers, and plan to bring plenty home. Learn more HERE.
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Dinner and a Movie:
An oldie but a goodie, and for good reason. With dozens of renowned restaurants and bars in the downtown area, there are several tables still up for grabs. Where to begin? Our interactive map HERE is a start, and many restaurants offer online reservations. It never hurts to call one of your favorites, either. Hopefully, you saved room for popcorn: up next you’ll want to head over to the Broadway Theatre for an indie flick or to the Gateway Megaplex Theatre to take in blockbuster.
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Romeo and Juliet:
Experience Shakespeare's classic and THE classic love story, courtesy of the talented Ballet West. You’re sure to win Valentine’s Day attending one of their performances any time from Feb 12 - 20th. Get your tickets HERE.
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Cupid’s Undie Run:
This one has singles written all over it! Cupid’s Undie Run is a mile(ish) undie run that starts at Poplar Bar and goes around the city. Not only will you have a great time with your friends, you will be helping raise money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Who knows, you might even meet that special someone! Consider it killing two birds with one stone… Or bow. Learn more HERE.
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Ice Skating:
Rooted in the heart of downtown, locals continue to flock to this romantic sheet of ice, a venerable winter mainstay and the perfect layer for date night. With ample room to skate, savor a hot drink or even witness a marriage proposal, Gallivan is a sure win. See hours and rates HERE.
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