Celebrating Valentine’s Day in San Jose

See our roundup of 20 activities, food + drink specials, and pop-ups happening around San Jose to celebrate the spirit of love.

A bouquet of roses and a heart chocolate box pictured in front of a window showing Downtown San Jose.

Bring on the love, San Jose.

Photo via Yan Liu

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In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, celebrate the season of love in the great 408 with a variety of events, seasonal menus, and local vendors.

Here’s our roundup of 20+ ways to fall in love with the holiday.

💕 Fun for everyone

Friday Fun: Valentine’s Day Cards | Friday, Feb. 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King, Jr. Library | Bring the kiddos to create their own cards using ribbons, glitter, and of course, a ton of hearts,

EmpowerHER Galentines Day Celebration | Sunday, Feb. 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Mix + mingle with other women in the community, and enjoy a yoga class, brunch, and a small business fair.

46th Annual Valentine Fun Run | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9 a.m. | Campbell Park | Grab your loved ones for a hearty morning walk or run.

Valentine’s Day California Native Bouquet Workshop | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 391 Chynoweth Ave. | Create your own floral piece made out of native, ornamental, and drought-tolerant plants.

Love Fest | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Discovery Meadow | Join in on painting, card-making, games, and music with local artists + musicians.

Valentine’s Day Family Picnic | Sunday, Feb. 18 | 12-5 p.m. | Big Dog Vineyards | Bring your whole crew to indulge in wine, charcuterie, desserts, and a picturesque view.

SJ Made Friend Fest | Saturday, Feb. 24-Sunday, Feb. 25 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | South Hall | Continue spreading the love at this market featuring 350+ makers, artists, and small businesses.

Woman sitting by a bouquet of roses

The Traveling Stem includes Ecuadorian-imported roses in their Valentine’s bouquets.

Photo via The Traveling Stem

🍰 Seasonal specials

Taco heart | Pre-Hispanic Mexican Cuisine | Pre-order ASAP | Move over heart-shaped box of chocolates — this version’s got meat, onions and cilantro.

Personalized buttercream cakes | Adorned Cakes | Pre-order ASAP | Baker Anayanzi crafts the cutest heart-shaped cakes made-to-order.

Chocolate-covered strawberries + cakepops | How Berry Lovely | Pre-order before Wednesday, Feb. 7 | Choose from a Valentine’s Day-themed menu of treats packaged in heart boxes or bouquet arrangements.

Artisan bouquets | The Traveling Stem | Pre-order ASAP or pick-up at pop-ups | Pick from a selection of premium rose bouquets varying in color + style.

🍷 Adult activities

Turnt V-Day Party | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 10 p.m. | Noite | Dress to impress + get down to live performances from local artists.

Blaze & Bubbles | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 5-8 p.m. | Cloud City Supply | Enjoy a glass of champagne, a joint-rolling lesson, and a green goodie bag — must be 21+.

Sexy Pajama Party Bingo | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Britannia Arms Almaden | Don your most silky pajamas for a sweet night of bingo, drink specials, and Valentine’s Day-themed prizes.

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Spend your Valentine’s Day indulging in Italian cuisine.

Photo by SJtoday staff

🍽️ Wine + dine

Valentine’s Day Festa | Friday, Feb. 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Eataly Silicon Valley | Bring your pals to enjoy Italian bites + a variety of wines at multiple beverage and food stations.

Valentine’s Day Beer Pairing Dinner | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | Times vary | Fox Tale Fermentation Project | Dine on a five-course vegan dinner with new beer releases — available for groups of two, four, or six.

Valentine’s Day Dinner | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-9 p.m. | Rollati Ristorante | Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu with an optional wine pairing, and listen to live jazz.

Valentine’s Day 2024 Dinner | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 11:30 a.m.- 9 p.m. | Meso Mediterranean | Wine + dine your special someone with this four-course prix fixe menu featuring a Valentine’s-themed cocktail.

Valentine’s Day Dinner | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 4:30-9 p.m. | Dry Creek Grill | Nosh on gourmet bites from a Valentines Day-inspired menu.

Valentine’s Day Dinner with Chef Rodney Baca | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines | Taste different wines paired with a curated menu + take a “Sweetheart Photo-Op.”

Galantines Murder Mystery Dinner | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Hayes Mansion | Put your detective hat on + solve clues while enjoying a three-course meal.

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