How to Experience Valentine's Day in Asheville in 2024

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Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day in Asheville 

There isn't a mountain high enough to keep you from your sweetheart. In fact, we think it's the Blue Ridge Mountains that will bring you closer together!

Treat your honey to romance, relaxation and rejuvenation in Asheville. Below you'll find special Valentine's Day events, activities and ideas for 2024.

Pair these special events with some of our 50 favorite things to do in Asheville, from Biltmore to the River Arts District to nearby Black Mountain, to create a true getaway.

Here's what we've rounded up to help you feel the love in Asheville this year.

*Events will continue to be updated

Savor a Meal

Enjoy all the deliciousness of dining in America's "Paris of the South" this Valentine's Day with a romantic meal at Asheville Proper, where you can experience intimate dining in the heart of downtown Asheville. Asheville Proper will be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with menu specials that include an A5+ Japanese Wagyu Steak, fresh shaved Bagnoli Black Truffles and Spinalis Cap of Ribeye.. For stunning views of the city skyline and the Blue Ridge Mountains, check out The Montford or visit Hemingway's Cuba. If you're in the mood for fresh seafood, take a short trip to Asheville's neighbor, Black Mountain, and enjoy an evening at Que Sera for some of the best seafood selections in town.

You can also check out The Market Place, which offers a three-course pre-fixe dinner on Valentine's Day or Chestnut's Valentine's menu that includes a Beef Wellington for two. 

Looking for something new? Check out Golden Hour inside The Radical hotel, which will be serving up Valentine's Day treats like the Chocolate Molten Beignets and Chocolate Chess Pie. You can also check out the Bourbon & Bites tasting event at The Mule

Round out your meal with a sweet treat. There are nearly two dozen local dessert shops in Asheville. They offer a wide selection of rich chocolates, refreshing ice cream and delicious pies and pastries. For more romantic dining ideas, see our list of the top romantic restaurants in Asheville according to our Facebook fans. 

Learn a New Skill 

Leading up to Valentine's Day, there are a few ways to enjoy romance and learn a thing or two while you're at it. Take a special Valentine's Day class with Odyssey Clayworks in the art of clay throwing in the River Arts District with your partner. The classes will take place February 9, 10, 11 and 14 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for $75 per person. For some Valentine's musical fun, visit the Black Mountain Center for the Arts to see local music legends Zoe & Cloyd perform on February 17.

Learn to make romantic cocktails at Bear's Smokehouse Barbecue, where you'll learn to make three drinks and enjoy a complimentary appetizer and dessert table

Get Your Blood Pumping

Get your blood pumping this Valentine's Day in Asheville! Join a running challenge in Black Mountain that will get your blood flowing and help the community. On February 10, Black Mountain is hosting a Valentine Greenway Challenge 5K and 10K with 50 percent of registration fees donated to the Black Mountain Greenways and Trails Committee.

Laugh at Love

DSSOLVR Brewing will host a Cheesy Valentine's Day Comedy Show on Feb. 14 from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. Bring a date or go stag! You never know where you'll find love.

Pick The Perfect Valentine's Day Tea

For drink lovers, order from the Asheville Tea Company's special Valentine's Day collection. Choose from inspired curations like the "Bee Mine" or "Tulsi Rose" tea box. 

Groove is in the Heart

The rhythms of Asheville's live music scene and local exhibitions are sure to get your heart beating. Choose from one of the shows taking place on Valentine's Day & Weekend:

For a full night of dancing, check out Hi-Wire's My Bloody Valentine's Day Emo Prom at the Biltmore Village taproom on February 10 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Unbreak Your Heart

Did 2023 break your heart? Hi-Wire Brewing offers you the chance to safely take out your frustration during its annual Cupid is Stupid Car Smashing. The event takes place outdoors Sunday, February 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. outside at Hi-Wire Brewing-Biltmore Village. You get 5 hits for $5 or 15 for $10 with your choice of tool. That's not all, however, this year Hi-Wire is bringing a Hex Your Ex Bonfire event into the fold.

Updated February 6, 2024