How to Have a Grown-Up Valentine’s Day in Champaign-Urbana
Leave the kids at home and celebrate Valentine’s Day with these ideas for romance.
Ah, Valentine’s Week in Champaign-Urbana.
Now make those reservations so you can have a lovely Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart in Champaign-Urbana. Note: These events have a specific Valentine’s Day theme, or they fall on Valentine’s Day. We have more date night ideas on the site here.
Looking for Family Valentine’s Day events? We have a post for that too!
Eat at a Restaurant:
Valentine’s Day is on a Wednesday this year, so it might not be as busy as if it fell on a weekend. However, it will be a busy night for area restaurants so call ahead and make reservations ASAP. You can always pick another, less crowded night to go out.
Grownup Valentine’s Day Event Ideas. Some of these aren’t even on Valentine’s Day at all – but around that week.
Argenta Ice Fest: It’s the return of this unique event set for Saturday, Feb. 10, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See world-class ice sculptures, live carving demonstrations and much more.
Prix Fixe Valentine’s Dinner at Houlihan’s: A Prix Fixe dinner for two ($150) on Feb. 14 is highlighted by Surf and Turf, Lamb Chops, Tuscan Primavera Pasta and Seared Sea Scallops. Enjoy Jonathan Schneider’s live harp duo in a romantic atmosphere. Reserve a table here.
Do Yoga Together: Amara Yoga and Arts is offering Partner Yoga for Friends and Lovers, led by Jason Schroeder, on Feb. 14 (7-8:30 p.m.), aimed at yogis of all levels. Develop trust and support through a series of poses for a pair. Cost is $40 for two participants; space is limited. More info here.
Krannert Center Uncorked: On Feb. 15, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts will host Bloomington-based Soft Spoken, featuring jazz, funk, R&B, soul and blues, with the smooth jazz filter set on high. Best news: It’s FREE!. Starts at 5 p.m.
Gospel Documentary at The Virginia Theatre: The Arthouse Experience Film Series presents Gospel: Where Song and Sermon Meet. The Feb. 16 film digs deep into the origin story of Black spirituality through sermon and song. General admission is $7.
A Grown-Up Splurge-Worthy Weekend Event:
Tired of the same old Valentine’s Day routine? Have a sitter for the entire (or even part) of the weekend? Valentine’s Night In at Allerton Park in Monticello may just be the thing you’re looking for. Enjoy an evening of games, Valentine GLOW, a cash bar and Mansion ambiance at Valentine’s Night In from 3 p.m. Feb. 9 through 11 a.m. Feb. 10. Book a room for a discounted rate of $100/night plus tax and Allerton will throw in the extras along with morning pastries and mimosas.
Did we leave something out? How will you and your sweetie celebrate Valentine’s Day?