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Top Things To Do on Valentine’s Day in San Antonio – 2024 Events and Festivals

Love is in the air, and San Antonio is ready to cast its enchanting spell on you this Valentine’s Day! We’re thrilled to guide you through an extraordinary journey of romance in the heart of San Antonio. Whether you’re strolling along the moonlit Riverwalk, immersing yourself in cultural exhibitions, or savoring love on a plate in our exquisite dining venues, this guide covers the most captivating and romantic events happening in San Antonio. From dance parties to hot air balloon rides, each experience is carefully curated to make your Valentine’s Day truly special. Let’s dive into the details and unlock the romance that awaits you in this vibrant city.

Love in the Moonlight - Riverwalk Special:

The San Antonio Riverwalk at night.

Experience romance along the San Antonio River Walk beyond traditional dinners. Go Rio Cruises offers unique date options like the Love Story Cruise, Jazz Sip & Cruise, and Western History Cruise. Explore the historic El Camino de San Antonio Missions, a 12-mile route featuring five Spanish colonial missions.

The newly developed Creamery District along the River Walk’s Museum Reach section offers a perfect spot for a romantic day date with culinary delights at Hook Land & Sea and Creme Coffee + Social. Enjoy free romantic adventures, including the SAGA Light Show at San Fernando Cathedral and picnics at the River Walk Museum Reach section.

Discover public art installations, sculptures, and murals along the River Walk, adding an artistic touch to your romantic exploration.

Heartfelt Harmony at Live Music Venues

Savor the soul-stirring melodies of live music, specifically curated for couples in love. Venues across the city will host talented artists, providing the perfect soundtrack for your Valentine’s Day celebration. From jazz tunes in intimate lounges to acoustic performances in charming bistros, the music scene in San Antonio offers a diverse range of options to set the tone for your romantic evening.

Experience the romantic melodies loved by Frank Sinatra at The Skyline’s “Concerts Under the Stars” this Valentine’s Day at The Josephine Theatre. The venue, ADA-compliant and accessible, welcomes guests aged 8 and older (under 16 accompanied by an adult) for a 60-minute enchanting musical journey.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis in each zone, promising an intimate setting. Choose from two time slots on Feb 14, 2024, and be swept away by timeless tunes such as “My Funny Valentine,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and more. Don’t miss this chance to dance cheek-to-cheek and celebrate love under the stars!

Culinary Bliss - Foodie Festivities:

Embark on a culinary journey filled with bold flavors and elevated southwestern cuisine at Oro Restaurant, an ideal choice for a romantic dinner for two in San Antonio. Nestled just steps away from the iconic Alamo and the enchanting San Antonio River Walk, this upscale downtown gem, located within the historic Emily Morgan Hotel, offers a creative twist on traditional Texas tastes.

Oro Restaurant takes pride in curating dishes that showcase the freshest local ingredients sourced from nearby farmers and producers. Immerse yourselves in an intimate atmosphere where you can savor handcrafted cocktails, indulge in imaginative yet familiar fare, and soak in the charm of south Texas. For an unforgettable dining experience that captures the essence of San Antonio, make your reservation at Oro Restaurant and let the romance unfold in this culinary haven.

Dancing & Drinks at the San Antonio Botanical Garden

Experience Cupids & Cocktails on Friday, 2/9/24, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm—an evening filled with romance, friends, dancing, and diverse music genres. Hosted at the Betty Kelso Center, this adult-only Valentine Party promises an enchanting atmosphere.

The admission fee is $25 per person (21+), which includes a complimentary signature drink. Join us for a memorable night of love, laughter, and fantastic cocktails with your sweetheart and friends. Don’t miss out on this special event designed to create lasting memories this Valentine’s season.

Get Married for Free on Valentine's Day

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Celebrate love by getting married for free on Valentine’s Day at the Bexar County Courthouse with four ceremonies offered on Wednesday, Feb. 14. Couples can tie the knot on the courthouse steps as part of this longstanding tradition.

Two block parties, including one on the night before the ceremonies, will add to the celebration. On Feb. 13, from 9 p.m. to midnight, the Main Plaza Conservancy will host a Newlywed Block Party.

On Valentine’s Day, County Clerk Lucy Adame-Clark will conduct ceremonies at 12:01 a.m., 10 a.m., noon (followed by a Newlywed Block Party), and 2 p.m.

While the ceremonies are free, a $20 donation to the Bexar County Family Justice Center is suggested. Marriage licenses, costing $80, must be obtained 72 hours before the ceremony.

The Bexar County Clerk’s Office, open Monday-Friday, offers extended hours on Wednesdays until 5:45 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to join the celebration of love on Valentine’s Day at the Bexar County Courthouse.

Be My Valentine 5k Run/Walk

5K runners wearing cupid costumes in San Antonio.

Be a part of the 13th Annual Be My Valentine celebration, featuring an array of runs, including a 6.9 Mile Relay, 6.9 Mile individual run, and a 3.45 Mile run. The event takes place at McAllister Park in San Antonio, TX, on Sunday, February 11, starting at 9:30 am.

Whether you prefer running with a partner or going solo, you’re invited to indulge in the festive atmosphere with a Cupid dress-up costume contest, live music, and delightful surprises. Take advantage of early bird registration rates. Simultaneously, our Loteria Run offers a 5K at 9:30 am in McAllister Park.

Every participant is granted an official finisher medal and a customizable T-shirt, adding a personal touch to the event. To add more thrill, there’s a chance to win cash prizes in the Best Cupid Costume Contest. Don’t miss out on a day filled with enjoyment and physical activity – register now!

Valentine’s Day: Box of Laughs at Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

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Indulge in a delightful evening of laughter at Box of Laughs, a comedy extravaganza that serves up a generous portion of humor centered around relationships. Featuring top-notch comedians from Texas, this show promises an unforgettable experience. Get ready for a night of uproarious comedy that’s sure to leave you in stitches. Box of Laughs is the perfect recipe for a fun and entertaining Valentine’s Day date night at a local San Antonio comedy club.

Find Love at the San Antonio Zoo

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Cry Me a Cockroach

Engage in the global sensation of the Cry Me a Cockroach Fundraiser at the San Antonio Zoo. Symbolically name a roach, rat, or veggie after your ex or not-so-special someone, and the zoo will feed it to an animal resident, providing a unique heartbreak healer.

The fundraiser, which garnered international attention last year, is set to be even more sensational this year. For a donation of $5.00, $10.00, or $25.00, you’ll receive a digital downloadable Valentine’s Day Card to showcase your support. Upon confirmation, a link will be provided to submit the first name of your not-so-special someone.

Explore the FAQ for additional details and share the fun on social media using the hashtag #CryMeACockroach, tagging @SanAntonioZoo on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok. Join this global phenomenon and ex-terminate your past while supporting a noble cause.

Meet Your Next Ex

The San Antonio Zoo is hosting a unique Valentine’s Day event called “Meet Your Next Ex” on Saturday, February 10, specifically designed for singles and those with taken friends.

The night promises electrifying speed dating, various live entertainment, activities, and untamed fun at Club Wild Thingz with DJ Mayhem. Attendees will receive an identifier upon arrival, indicating their dating status, with different colors representing preferences. Blue for those looking for men, Yellow for women, Green for any, and Red for wingpersons.

General admission is $30, granting access to mingle spots, Club Wild Thingz, and live entertainment. Additionally, there’s a VIP admission for $100, offering exclusive perks such as access to Uma’s Lounge inside Africa Live!, all-inclusive drinks, a tarot card reader, exclusive entertainment, and a grand hippo drop feed.

Note that it’s a 21+ only event, and a speed dating add-on is available for $20. Join for a night of spontaneity and untamed fun!

Hippo Poop Candle

Did you know that hippo poop serves as the cologne in the hippo world, strategically employed to impress potential mates? Presenting the Hippo-Love Candle from THE STINKY CANDLE COMPANY, now priced at $14.99 until February 18, 2024.

This distinctive candle is designed to elevate the ambiance and allure that special someone with its seductive scent, encapsulating the unique fragrance of Timothy’s famous hippo poop. Embrace the essence of nature this Valentine’s season by gifting this unforgettable candle, promising a transition from a simple date to a lasting connection.

Love is in the Air

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Experience the magic of Valentine’s Day Weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas, at the Grapetown Vineyard & Farm, brought to you by Victory Cup. This event, scheduled for Saturday, February 10, from 4 – 8pm CST, offers a plethora of activities to make your day truly memorable:

  • Hot Air Balloon Rides
  • Safari Wine Tours
  • Grape Stomp
  • Farm-to-Table Dinner
  • Live Music
  • Polo Matches & Lessons

VIP Experience:
For an all-inclusive, refined experience, VIP passes are available. VIPs enjoy a polo match, VIP farm-to-table dinner, live music, and a hot air balloon glow at dusk, followed by tethered hot air balloon rides (weather permitting).

General Admission:
GA passes are also available for those seeking a fantastic experience with the flexibility to choose activities.

Special Note:
The Grapetown Vineyard and Farm is home to exotic animals, and Safari Wine Tours (available for purchase) provide a behind-the-scenes look at camels, alpacas, goats, zebras, and more.

San Antonio Love Bird Helicopter Tours

Embark on the San Antonio Love Bird Tour with prices starting at $125 per person, suitable for all ages. The 15-minute helicopter flight covers a distance of 15 miles, offering a romantic evening experience with breathtaking views of the city.

Soar over San Antonio River, downtown landmarks like the Alamodome and Tower of the Americas, and capture aerial images of the historic Alamo battle site. The tour provides a narrated experience through personal headsets.

For an extended adventure, opt for the Love at First Flight at $162.50 per person, a 20-minute journey covering 27 miles, showcasing downtown, the River Walk, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio Zoo, and Quarry Market at night.

This tour is perfect for special occasions like romantic proposals, and children under 2 years old fly for free. Remember to bring your camera to capture these unforgettable moments!

The Emily Morgan Hotel is at the ❤️ of it All

Standard king guestroom at the Emily Morgan Hotel.

These romantic San Antonio experiences are just a glimpse of what our vibrant city has to offer. Whether you choose to stroll along the Riverwalk, dance under the stars, or indulge in culinary delights, each moment is an opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved one.

So, why not make this Valentine’s Day truly special by booking your stay at The Emily Morgan Hotel? Allow us to be the backdrop to your romantic escape. Call us at 800-824-6674 to reserve your unforgettable experience.