Valentine's Day in Hamilton County, Indiana is so much more than candy hearts and love notes. From delicious meals to art exhibits, singles, couples, and families can all celebrate the ones they love in their own special way.

For the family...
Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School, February 12 6:30-8 pm

Looking for a fun way to celebrate with the entire family? Visit the Goldfish Swim School for our Valentine's Day Family Swim! Open swim, crafts and snacks - all for $5 per person or $15 for the whole family!

Family Valentine's Day, February 14, 1-5 P.M.

There is no sweeter way to celebrate Valentine's Day than with your family! Make this year's holiday an artsy one and bring the little ones to Nickel Plate Arts for children's activities, crafts ($5 each) and sweet treats.


Love Lust Poetry couple Nickel Plate Arts


For the art lover...
Hoosier HEART-Land, February 5-27

Nickel Plate Art's exhibit this February will put a sense-of-place spin on the annual Love, Lust and Poetry exhibition. In honor of Indiana's bicentennial, this year's "Valentine's" exhibit features works that depict what artists love about the Hoosier state.

For singles OR couples...
Valentine's Night Out, February 12-13, 6-9 pm

Have a creative Valentine's Day at Nickel Plate Arts and enjoy a range of artist-led art projects, live performances, snacks, and a wine/beer bar. Take advantage of this unique & artsy way to celebrate Valentine's Day with your significant other, friends, or girls night!

Prairie Pursuits: American Heritage Chocolate, February 14, 2-4 p.m.

Learn about the history of chocolate and take part in its preparation ~ from bean to cup. Grind cacao nibs on a Mesoamerican metate (flat stone) and sip historic drinking chocolate. Warm yourself by the fire as you help to prepare delicacies such as chocolate puffs and cracknels.


Prairie Guest House


For a romantic setting...
Prairie Guest House Valentine Dinner

Make this Valentine's Day one that you and your loved one will always remember. Impressive, elegant and quietly simple, the evening begins a wine and cheese reception near the fireplace. The gourmet four-course dinner includes tomato basil soup, Prairie salad, a pork loin with mushroom ragout and salmon fillet with lemon dill sauce duo, accompanied by whipped potatoes and roasted veggies. Finish the meal with chocolate cake topped with a raspberry drizzle.

Make the evening even more memorable with a romantic guest suite. Each room includes special touches such as chocolates, fresh cut flowers as well as a home cooked breakfast in the morning for our resident lovers.

Carmel Symphony Orchestra Presents: Beethoven, Brahms, And The Scotts, February 13, 7:30 p.m.

Celebrate Valentine's Day enjoying classical music performance at the Palladium. On the day before Valentine's Day the Carmel Symphony Orchestra will feature works by Beethoven and Brahms with the Scott family. Waldteufel's playful "España" Waltz rounds out this eclectic program. Stop by City Center to enjoy a romantic dinner before the concert at divvy.

Wine and Paint

Visit Blackhawk Winery for a wine and paint filled Valentine's Day. With helpful guidance, couples will work together to create a masterpiece. Tickets include the painting and a chocolate treat to share. Wine, cheese, and crackers are available for sale at the winery.

From family crafts to romantic nights out, there are so many ways to show your love this Valentine's Day. For more information on these events, and the other unique ways to celebrate in Hamilton County, visit the online calendar!