Valentine’s Day is all about sharing love, and Wichita certainly is sharing the love! There are all kinds of ways to say I love you –and with this wide variety of sweet events and deals to choose from, you can decide how you want to celebrate. Show some love for your friends, family, sweetheart, community, or even yourself!
In addition to the traditional dinner, music, and shows, there are some really unique and unusual options this year to treat yourself and those around you. Some of them are even free!
We’ll be adding to this list as we go, so keep checking back! Do you know of an event we missed? Tell us about it in the comments!
Wichita Valentine’s Day Deals
Botanica – Although it’s not specifically a Valentine’s Day deal, it’s a deal you can use this weekend: Carousel rides are $3 each and admission to Botanica is 1/2 price until February 29.
Chick N Max – Free cookie or brownie on Valentine’s Day with any purchase.
Cici’s Pizza – Kids eat free on Valentine’s Day with this coupon.
Firehouse Subs – Get a free medium sub with purchase of a sub, drink, and chips with this coupon.
McAlister’s Deli – Kids eat free on Valentine’s Day with adult meal purchase. Details here.
Qdoba Mexican Restaurant – Share a kiss with someone and get a BOGO deal at Qdoba (second entrée of equal or lesser value FREE)
Whole Foods is bringing back its awesome deal on roses this year: two dozen for only $19.99! It’s available to Prime members. If you don’t have Amazon Prime yet, you can use this link to sign up for 30-day free trial.
Wichita Ice Center – BOGO admission for public skate sessions on February 14 at 12-3 p.m. and 7-10:30 p.m.
Valentines Day Events in Wichita
Looking for a night (or day) out on the town to celebrate Valentines Day? These events fit the bill and they’re all in the lower or middle range, price-wise, for a special occasion. We’ve also added some Valentine’s Day deals here!
Speed Dating Style
Jan. 31, 2020, 6-8 p.m.
Museum of World Treasures
Don’t have a Valentine? You can get a jump on the holiday at this speed dating event for ages 21+ hosted by the Museum of World Treasures.
Color Me Mine Paint by Candlelight
Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.
Color Me Mine, 2441 N. Maize Rd. , Suite 215
$10 studio fee per person, plus the cost of items you paint
Spend a little quality time with your sweetheart at this grown-ups only Valentines Day paint night where you’ll paint personalized mugs to take home. The fee is for studio time and instruction but doesn’t include the items you paint. You are allowed to bring your own snacks and beverages.
Go Red For Women: Free Breakfast
Feb. 7, 7:30 – 9 a.m. (Registration required. RSVP by Friday, January 31st to www.heart.org/wichitaBIR OR 316.768.3834. )
DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport | 2098 Airport Road
Enjoy a healthy complimentary breakfast on National Wear Red Day and learn how to prevent heart disease and stroke at this FREE event. Wear red and bring your gal friends and family members.
Michael’s “Make Break:” Valentine Maker Fest
Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Michael’s Stores at New Market Square and Greenwich Place
Cost of t-shirt; free supplies to decorate it
Four different Valentine projects for adults. This could be fun moms and teen daughters or as a Galentine event! More info.
Drinks & Thinks – For the Love of Chocolate
Feb. 13, 5:30-7 p.m.
Museum of World Treasures
For ages 21+. End your workday at the Museum for some deep thinking, light drinking, and light appetizers. Be sure to bring your ID.
Galentine’s Block Party
Feb. 13 at 5-10 p.m.
Hopping Gnome Brewing Company, 1710 E. Douglas
Fun with Gnome neighbors and your best gal friends. Buy pizza, beer, other drinks, swag, and enjoy time together and activities at this come-and-go Galentine’s Block Party at Hopping Gnome. Hopping Gnome will have a new HBIC sour, coloring sheets, and themed activities.
Galentine’s Day: A Celebration of Sisterhood
Feb. 13, 5-8 p.m.
The Workroom, 150 N Cleveland St
The Workroom is holding a special event for gals that includes shopping with friends, waffles, and drinks. Sounds like a complete Galentine’s Day activity. More info.
Cake Decorating Class from Cake Stuff
February 13, 6-8 p.m.
8909 W. Central Ave., Wichita, KS 67212
Your Valentine takes the cake, so take a cake decorating class together! From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. learn how to decorate a beautiful Valentine’s Drip Cake complete with fondant hearts. Only $48 per cake – not per person. You can sign up in person or over the phone. Learn more here at their website.
Mr. Showtime Live at the Loony Bin Comedy Club
Feb. 13-15, 2020 – for ages 18+ only
215 St. Francis. (316) 618-4242
Get the kids a babysitter and head down to the Loony Bin to laugh with Mr. Showtime. More info
Valentine’s Day Breakfast for Two at Milkfloat
Feb. 14, 8-11 a.m.
$30 per couple
You’ll need to get tickets in advance for this one. Woo your Valentine with a delectable breakfast at Milkfloat in Delano. The price is just $30 for two people, and your meal includes a double order of Eggs Benedict, fresh side salad, two Nutella and fruit crepes, a flute of sparkling juice, and your choice of hot or iced coffee or tea, or a small latte. Tickets and more info here.
Cupcake and Beer Pairing at Nortons Brewing Company
Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
125 N. St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas 67202
$35 per couple
Reserve your spot at Nortons for a cupcake and beer pairing on Valentine’s Day. For $35 per couple, you’ll enjoy a flight of cupcakes (4 cupcakes from a list of possibilities) and Nortons will assign a special flight of 4 beers to pair with them. Call them at 316-425-9009 to reserve your spot. See more info
Free Photo Organizing Class at the Library
Feb. 14, 2:30-4 p.m.
Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
You’re making memories together – why not spend some free time on Valentine’s Day learning how to keep those precious photos organized?
Wine Tasting at Grace Hill
Feb. 14, noon to 8 p.m.
$5 per person
Grace Hill Winery is staying open late (until 8 p.m.) on Friday, February 14 this year. Take your Valentine out for a wine tasting. This also might be a good idea for Saturday, because the Kansas winery offers tours at specific times during the afternoon. There is no charge for the tours. More info.
R & Bae Dance Party
Feb. 14 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Wave will host a smooth night of R&B dance and groove for adults age 18+ on Valentine’s evening. Tickets are $10 each. More info.
Friends University Jazz Festival
Feb. 14 & 15
Riney Fine Arts Center
The Friends University 2020 Jazz Festival includes free and inexpensive concerts throughout Valentine’s Day weekend. The Friends Jazz Ensemble I performance at noon on Valentine’s Day is FREE. Then there’s a Friday evening performance by the Vocal Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble II with tickets ranging in price from $9 to $12. The featured concert with trumpet player Bobby Shew is on Saturday night, and tickets are $12-$16. More info.
Wichita Flea Market
Feb. 15 & 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kansas Star Arena
If you love your sweetheart enough to share your treasures, you could spend Saturday and Sunday on the hunt for bargains and unique finds to add to your collection at the flea market.
KU Watch Party
Feb. 15, 11 a.m.
Chicken N Pickle
Are sports your love language? Spend the lunch hour cheering on KU at Chicken N Pickle for your Happy Hearts celebration.
Love Bites at Sedgwick County Zoo, adult learning adventure
Feb. 15, 6–8 p.m. Registration required
5555 W Zoo Blvd
$35 members /$40 non-members
This Zoo event is for the grownups! Enjoy cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres while learning about love in the animal kingdom this Valentines weekend.
Valentines Paint-A-Mama Party by ICT Baby Bump Studio
ICT Baby Bump Studio, 5921 E. Central Ave., lower level. (316) 361-6286.
$25. One ticket admits one painter and one expecting mother.
During this one-of-a-kind experience, guests will paint a design on the baby bump as guided by the lead artist. The 2-hour paint party will include snacks, refreshments and music. Outside snacks are allowed. Space is limited so sign up now to reserve your space.
Partner Yoga & Wine
Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m.
Limitless Yoga Studio, 357 S. Pattie, Wichita, KS 67211
$30 per couple
Grab a friend, sweetheart or family member for a playful yoga class. After the hour-long, all-levels yoga class, they’ll have a social hour with wine. More info.
Live Music at Cocoa Dolce
Feb. 15 from 6:30-9:3o p.m.
Cocoa Dolce in NewMarket Square
Free, except for the chocolates/drinks you purchase
Enjoy live music from Harrison Steele on the patio of Cocoa Dolce in New Market Square. They’ll make it toasty and warm with heaters.
Food & Wine Pairing
(Sold out) Feb. 15 from 12:30-6 p.m.
Grace Hill Winery, 6310 S. Grace Hill Rd. in Whitewater, KS
$35, which include hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and a wine glass
Choose one of two sessions (early afternoon or late afternoon) for this post-Valentine’s Day treat. Enjoy five hors d’oeuvres courses, each paired with your choice of either a sweet or dry wine. This isn’t a five-course dinner, but each small dish sounds delicious. More info.
Color Me Mine: Daddy-Daughter or Mother-Son night
Daddy-Daughter date night: Feb. 1, 6-8 p.m.
Mother-Son Night of Fun: Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m.
2441 N. Maize Rd. #215
$10 per person studio fee plus the cost of the item you paint (starting at $16)
Bring your son(s) or daughter(s) for a fun night of painting together. Paint something special for mom, dad or for each other. Pick up and pay for your items the night of the event. Sweet treat & drink included. Receive your items back in time for Valentine’s Day. Get more info here.
City of Wichita Parks & Rec Valentine Sweet Treats Class
Feb. 8, 9:15-10:15 a.m. (ages 4-7) or 10:45-11:45 a.m. (ages 8-12). Registration deadline is noon on 2/6.
Evergreen facility, 2700 N. Woodlawn. (316)-303-8036.
Make and decorate sweets for your sweetie at this Wichita Parks and Rec sweet-treat class. They’ll split the class into groups for ages 4-7 and ages 8-12.
Valentine Printmaking Workshop for Kids at CityArts
Feb. 8 from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
CityArts, 334 N. Mead St., Wichita, KS 67202
Purchase tickets in advance at the CityArts website here.
Kids ages 6-14 can learn the art of printmaking and make their own unique Valentines to print and share. Cost is $10.
Friendship Storytime at Botanica (ride the carousel!)
Feb. 13, 10 a.m.
701 Amidon St., Wichita, KS 67203
$3-$4.50 half-price admission
Celebrate love of family and friends with special stories, songs, activities, and crafts at Botanica. Riverside Music Together will be there for a family playalong after the stories, and Valentine’s snacks will be available in the Cafe. Carousel rides begin at noon. Children of all ages are welcome with a participating adult.
Carousel rides are $3 each and admission to Botanica is 1/2 price until February 29.
Budget-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Wichita
Some folks believe being “cheap” or frugal on a holiday like Valentine’s Day is a negative. But what’s more romantic than penny-pinching so you can hit the cap on your retirement fund contributions this year? (Nothing says ‘I want to grow old with you’ better than that.)
Here are some frugal, budget-friendly ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day that are also (we think) romantic.
Related: Budget-friendly Wichita Date Ideas
Roses are red…
Instead of going to the florist, purchase bouquets or cut flowers at grocery stores for a less-expensive romantic gesture. The message you are sending? I know how to live within my means!
A Kiss is Just a Kiss…
Except when there’s a BOGO you can get for it. Qdoba Mexican Restaurant in Wichita has a deal for Valentine’s Day, and all you have to do is give someone (or something) a little smooch!
Sweets for the sweet…
Think about delivering a dozen freshly-baked heart-shaped donuts from Krispy Kreme to your sweetheart at work. Bonus points if they’re heart-shaped. Or you could get really zany and have the Hurts Donuts cupid deliver them for you. Quite the romantic gesture.
If you’d rather go out together for a treat, check out our list of local Wichita Sweet Shops and Dessert Places.
Let me wine and dine you…
If you have grill skills, take advantage of grocery store sales on steak and lobster this week. Roast some lovely vegetables, pick up a nice bottle of wine, and you’ll have a much less expensive – but much more special -Valentine’s Day Dinner.
Or you can opt for a kiss and a BOGO deal at Qdoba Mexican Eats on February 14.
Or you can use this Firehouse Subs coupon for a free medium sub with the purchase of a sub, chips and drink after 4 p.m. on Friday, February 14.
And if you’re celebrating with the kids, they can get their meals FREE at McAlister’s Deli in Wichita on Valentine’s Day.
You raise me up…
You’ll probably find sales around this time of year on bouquets of red heart-shaped helium balloons. (Here’s one at Party City!) Just think about what a statement that would make – especially if you carry a boom box with Josh Groban playing. ? (No, not your phone. It has to be a boom box.)
You put a song in my heart…
We can’t easily do mix tapes anymore, but you could still put together a Valentine’s Day playlist for your sweetheart. It’s cheap and, if you choose well, a swoon-worthy gift.
But if your sweetheart loves jazz, maybe a better idea would be the Friends University Jazz Festival, which has several live performances to choose from that range in price from FREE to $16.
Signed, sealed, delivered…
You can send your sweetheart a greeting with a special postmark straight from the land of love. For 73 years, volunteers in the town of Loveland, CO have received and re-mailed greetings with a specially designed postmark for Valentine’s Day. But note that you’ll need to act quickly or plan for next year, because they need to receive your mailing by the first week of February.
DoubleTree by Hilton Wichita Airport