Not in the mood for Valentine’s Day this year? No worries! Whether you’re single or just not into this particular holiday, there are lots of non-romantic events happening that you can do for an anti-Valentine’s Day in Seattle. We rounded up the best options that will suit a wide range of interests, from dancing and partying to seeing an improv show.
Here are the top things to do for a fun anti-Valentine’s Day in Seattle:
1. Have an anti-Valentine’s Day dinner at a Seattle winery
Love wine but hate Valentine’s Day? Sign up for this Anti-Valentine’s Wine Dinner taking place on Saturday, February 10 at Locus Wines in Pioneer Square. This six-course dinner with wine pairings costs $150 per person.
2. Shake it off at an anti-Valentine’s Day emo dance party
Get your feelings out while dancing to emo favorites like My Chemical Romance and Blink 182 at at High Dive in Fremont on Saturday, February 10. Get your $10 tickets here for the I’m Not Okay! – An Emo & Pop Punk Anti-Valentine’s Dance Party.
3. Treat your dog with a DIY charcuterie board
Is your dog your year-round Valentine? Show your love for them with a whole tray of treats. For $50, you can join The Seattle Barkery for their Barkuterie Board Workshop at their kitchen in Shoreline on Saturday, February 10. (Your dog will have to stay home for this event, but they won’t mind once you bring them their tasty Barkuterie Board.)
4. See a live comedy show
Sometimes you just need to laugh so you don’t cry. Seattle has several upcoming comedy shows with a Valentine’s Day theme. Choose between these options:
- Comedy of Love: A Valentine’s Improv by Unexpected Productions at Pike Place Market on February 14
- Leave Your Troubles at The Door (LOVE Edition) at Comedy/Bar in Capitol Hill on February 14
- Valentine’s Day Comedy Show at Here-After at the Crocodile in Belltown on February 14
- Actually Love at ComedySportz Seattle in Fremont between February 14 and February 24
- Valentine’s Day show and party at Comedy/Bar in Capitol Hill on February 15
5. Go to an epic burlesque show
The Atomic Bombshells will be performing “J’ADORE! A Burlesque Valentine” at The Triple Door this February. What’s fun about The Triple Door is that you get to enjoy dinner with the show. You can go with a friend or meet some new people at your table. There are still a few tickets available for the February 14 show.
6. Valentine’s Day Singles Bingo
Perhaps you’re single this Valentine’s Day and looking to change that. If that’s the case, head to The Dock Sports Bar and Grill in Fremont on February 14 for drinks, music, and alternating rounds of bingo with other Seattle singles. Get tickets here for $8.
7. After-Hours at the aquarium
You don’t need a date for this fun Valentine’s Day event. The Seattle Aquarium will be open after-hours on February 14 for ages 21+ to eat, drink, listen to live music, and explore the aquarium. Get tickets here.
8. Taproom beers at PacSci
Love beer and science? Spend this Valentine’s Day at Pacific Science Center which is hosting an educational after-hours event with tastings from local breweries on February 14. Purchase tickets here.
9. Take yourself to the movies
Want to do something easy and low-key on Valentine’s Day? Take yourself out to see a movie! Central Cinema is playing Moulin Rouge daily during February 9-14 and Northwest Film Forum in Capitol Hill is showing Eyes Wide Shut followed by karaoke on February 14.
10. Go to a Taylor Swift dance party
This one’s for the Swifties in Seattle. Nectar Lounge in Fremont is hosting “Swift Me Away: A Taylor Swift Valentine’s Dance Party” on February 14. Get tickets here for $15 or at the door for $20.
11. Chocolate Beer Week in West Seattle
Here’s another way to enjoy chocolate this Valentine’s Day: Chocolate Beer Week! The Beer Junction in West Seattle will have a variety local decadent brews on tap from February 14 through February 25.
12. Dance with your friends for Palentine’s Day
Who needs Valentine’s Day when you can celebrate your besties instead at an epic dance party? You and your pals can get tickets now to Palentine’s Day at VUE Lounge in Belltown on Friday, February 16.
13. Let out your feelings in a rage room
If you’re feeling full of rage this Valentine’s Day, book a room at Rage Industry in Lake City. You (and a friend if you want company) can book an appointment to smash bottles and break tables to your heart’s content. You may find it to be extremely cathartic!