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Our Valentine’s Day Top Picks

Posted on February 11th, 2015


Whether or not you celebrate Valentine’s Day, you can’t deny that the holiday provides some of us in Kalamazoo with an excuse to put our hibernation on hold for the night!

We asked our staff what their Valentine’s Day plans look like, and after adding in a couple other events and activities, we were able to compile a list that offers something for everyone!

For an entire list of things happening this weekend, visit the Discover Kalamazoo’s Event listings!

Coming from out of town? The following hotels are offering special Valentine’s Day packages!


W.K. Kellogg Manor House
February 14, 6:30pm

Escape for a romantic meal at the historic W.K. Kellogg Manor House, the cereal king’s former summer home on Gull Lake. Reservations required.

Webster’s Prime
February 13 & 14
Enjoy a 4-course dinner for $75 per person.

Food Dance
February 13 & 14, 4pm


They’ll be serving Chef’s specials along with select favorites from their dinner menu. If you happen to make it in on February 13th instead of Valentine’s Day, attend the FREE wine tasting with Lawton Ridge Winery! While you’re there, make sure to pop into the market to check out all of their baked goods, chocolate treats and more! Reservations for the dinner required.


2015 USA Curling National Championships
February 14-21, Draws on Feb. 14 are at 4:30pm & 8:30pm

The 10 best men’s and women’s curling teams from across the country will descend upon Kalamazoo to compete in round robin play, vying for a spot in the playoffs and the chance to be named National Champion!

Singing Valentine’s
February 13 & 14, 8am-8pm


Photo credit MLive Kalamazoo Gazette


Again this year, quartets from the Kalamazoo Mall City Harmonizers chorus will be fanning-out all over the greater Kalamazoo community to bring Valentines wishes to people’s love ones…at their home, office, a restaurant, a school, a seniors center…wherever. Four gentlemen, formally dressed in tuxedos, will arrive to sing two love songs and present a red rose and personalized Valentines card.
Please call 269-350-4085 to book your Singing Valentine today.

1964 The Tribute
February 14, 7pm-1am

1964 The Tribute recreates an early ’60′s live Beatles concert, with period instruments, clothing, hairstyles, onstage banter, with an accuracy that is unmatched even til this day. Come see why “1964″…The Tribute is the definitive and most accurate of all the Beatles shows.

Valentine’s Skate Date
Feb 14, 4:30 PM at The Ice Rink

Private skate, live music and dinner on the ice! Bring your partner and/or kids for this unique Valentine experience. Start the evening dining on the ice with a meal catered from Grand Traverse Pie Company, by a server on skates. Following dinner, the rink will be reserved for only those registered for this event and will re-open to the public at 6 pm. Feel free to skate all night as we giveaway prizes throughout the evening.

 Ski at Bittersweet or Timber Ridge
Bittersweet Hours- Friday 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
Timber Ridge Hours- Friday 10am-10pm and Saturday 9am-10pm

These two resorts are not far from Kalamazoo and provide fun for people of all ages! Whether you’re taking the whole family, planning a double date or flying solo, you’ll have fun skiing, snowboarding, tubing and more.

Snow Shoe Nature Hike
February 14, 2pm


Photo credit to MLive Kalamazoo Gazette

Join a Kalamazoo Nature Center Naturalist for this FREE event! Snowshoe the trails of Schrier Park! Nature hike will occur regardless of snow conditions and hiking boots may be worn if preferred.

Climb Kalamazoo

Friday Noon to 10pm
Saturday 10am-10pm

Climb Kalamazoo is Southwest Michigan’s premier indoor climbing gym with over 10,500 square feet of climbing surface, including a 2500 square foot lead cave.!


Gilmore Car Museum’s 4th annual PINT WITH THE PAST
February 14th, 7pm-10pm

Head out to the Gilmore Car Museum’s 4th annual beer-tasting fundraiser, featuring craft brews, live music, delicious appetizers and your favorite vintage automobiles! Tickets are $40 at the door.


Photo courtesy of Gilmore Car Museum Facebook page.

Valentine’s Chocolate & Wine Tasting with Temp Vino Winery
February 14, 4-8pm

Bring your sweetie for an evening of decadent indulgence as we sample wines paired with unique and delicious chocolate creations handmade by local chocolatier,
Confections with Convictions.

Anti-Valentine’s at Arcadia Kalamazoo
Feb 13 at 12:00pm to Feb 15 at 12:00am

“All of the most wonderful, terrible-for-you-food we can muster. Floats? Maybe. Cookie dough… Fried cookie dough? Who knows. We’ll comfort that bleeding heart with a healthy dose of comfort food, and all the melancholy you can muster.”

Alamo Drafthouse
February 13 & 14 (see link for showtimes)

See the long awaited adaptation of E. L. James best selling novel, FIFTY SHADES OF GREY while enjoying pints of yummy craft beer!


Their award-winning chefs will put together a gourmet dinner for two, AND they’re offering the option of ordering it to go! The chefs will have your dinner available to-go at your requested time, just call to reserve your order ahead of time at 344-7700!

White chocolate mousse.

White chocolate mousse. Photo courtesy of Bravo! Facebook page.

Latitude 42 Brewing Company

They’re taking any size reservation for the day! $30-3-course menu paired with your favorite L42 brews! Call to reserve your table 269-459-4242.

This list is just a small portion of SO many things that are happening in Kalamazoo this Valentine’s Day weekend! Share with us your favorite traditions, foods or events you’re attending to celebrate!

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