How to Experience Valentine's Day in Asheville in 2022
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 2022.
Here's what we've rounded up to help you feel the love in Asheville this year.
Savor a Meal
Bring the fine dining experience to your home away from home. La Bodega by Cúrate has created a special meal for two available for pickup. Savor dishes such as Mar y Montaña (local dry-aged ribeye, gambas Palamós, confit piquillo puree, roasted leeks) and sopa de trufa (potato, black truffle, chives, house made demi baguette). The meal is available for preorder by visiting the La Bodega at Cúrate web site. Looking for something that ships? Check out the Cúrate at Home Valentine's Day experience, and all the other Spanish specialty goodies available to ship nationwide!
A three or five-course romantic meal awaits you, along with the views, at The Montford rooftop bar. Seating is limited so reservations are a must.
Bargello will be offering a romantic Valentine’s Day Prix Fixe menu (February 12-14 from 5 to 10 p.m.). The four-course Prix Fixe is $95 per person with the option to add on a curated wine pairing for $35 a person. Local musician, Jeremy Saxe, will be setting the mood on Valentine's Day with a live jazz performance from 6 to 9 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended.
In the name of love, District 42 will be offering a special blood-red Valentine’s Day cocktail, La Vie En Rosè, blending lychee, vodka, Lilet Rouge, and sparkling Rosè, available February 11-14.
Posana will be offering a special entree alongside its regular menu in its romantic dining room. The restaurant is typically closed on Mondays but with Valentine's Day falling on Monday this year, they'll be open for date night from 5 to 9 p.m. There are also plans in the works for a special surprise wine pairing -- essentially a blind date with a bottle of wine!
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 numerous love-themed cookie decorating classes including: Feb. 8 at Catawba Brewing, Feb. 9 at Highland Brewing, Feb. 10 at Down Dog, and Feb. 11 at 12 Bones Arden location.
Keep the love going past Valentine's Day as you join your partner in learning how to craft an amazing charcuterie board. Catawba Brewing has partnered with AVL Charcuterie Co. for a Charcuterie Board Making Class (Feb. 15, 6:30 p.m.).
Tap into Love
Don't have a Valentine's Date just yet? No problem -- Hi-Wire Brewing is here to help. Enjoy a night of brews, games and "saucy singles" for this Lonely Hearts Club event sponsored by Asheville Sport and Social Club. The event takes on Friday, February 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hi-Wire's River Arts District Beer Garden (Masks must be worn at entry & anytime you’re not seated).
Head to the Hi-Wire Brewing Company Event Space and throw it back to the 90s and early 2000s with the "My Bloody Valentine's Day Emo Prom" on Saturday, February 12 from 7 to 11 p.m. Line your eyes, find your studded belt, and dress for a night of dancing and mirror selfies. DJ Don Magic will spin throwback rock and pop-punk hits. They'll also have a free digital photo booth with limited Polaroids and Poetry On Demand by Eddie Cabbage. The party is for those ages 21 and over (Required: proof of vaccination OR negative Covid-19 test result within 48 hours of the event).
Animals are the Way to the Heart
The day before Valentine's Day, also happens to be Super Bowl Sunday. If you football isn't your thing, try puppies as an alternative! Score a touchdown with your loved one by taking them to Down Dog Yoga Studio & Dog Bar where they can cheer on adoptable puppies from Mountain Pet Rescue Asheville (Sunday, Feb. 13, 12-3 p.m.).
Snuggle up with baby goat sweethearts during Goat Yoga at Franny's Farm in nearby Leicester. Whether you’re an experienced yogi, new to yoga, or just need some baby goats in your life, this Valentine's-themed class (Saturday, Feb. 12, 12-1 p.m.) is a fun interactive yoga experience to physically, mentally and spiritually connect.
On both Saturday and Sunday (Feb. 12 & 13) at Ginger's Revenge, puppy portraits are on tap (along with ginger beer, of course!) at the "Furr-Ever Valentine."
Commission a Poem
Give a gift that's out of the box. Asheville poet Ryan Ashley will craft a personalized typewritten poem for your loved one. The subject matter is endless -- a special memory, a quality of your friend or lover, an inside joke, a wish or hope, a vow or promise-- lighthearted or deep, frivolous or sacred, Ryan will bring your intended message to life. Visit his poetry website to order a poem or ask for more information.
Give Love a 'Chai'
Give your loved one something that will truly warm their soul. Asheville Tea Company is offering special Valentine's Day gift boxes. In addition to the tea, the boxes contain a personalized Valentine’s Day card and an Asheville Tea Company “You Are My Cup of Tea” sticker.
Share the Love
We heart our local businesses in Asheville, and February is all about showing them the love! Take the 828 Challenge (828 is the area code in Asheville) to support 8 local businesses in Asheville during the 28 days of the month of February. Take photos at the places you visit and then tag @golocalasheville. The more posts you share, the more entries you get, and winners get some *pretty* sweet Go Local swag bags!
OK Ladies, Now Let's Get into Formation
Before Valentine's Day, there's Galentine's Day -- a day that celebrates the love for your "girl gang."
Radius Chiropractic hosts a free Galentine's Soiree to gather with your gals and get pampered, shop, drink wine and win gifts from local vendors!
Groove is in the Heart
The rhythms of Asheville's live music scene are sure to get your heart beating. Choose from one of the shows taking place on Valentine's Day:
Unbreak your Heart
Did 2021 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 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. outside at Hi-Wire Brewing-Biltmore Village (formerly Big Top). You get five hits for $5 or 15 hits for $10 with your choice of tool from Hi-Wire's collection. If you want to have a whack at it, sign-ups begin at noon. Time slots will be first come, first served.
Photo credits: Cocktail photo by Carrie Turner Photography.