Feel the love with virtual gatherings across D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Spend time with your sweetie or treat yo'self this Valentine's Day weekend! We've got a roster of lovey-dovey programming, from virtual paint nights to wine tastings and chocolate. Plus, DC's annual Lunar New Year bash gets a virtual makeover for 2021. Here's your weekend roundup for Friday, February 12, to Sunday, February 14.
*Keep in mind with the shifting circumstances of COVID-19 that events may be canceled or rescheduled. Please refer to the event's websites or social media pages for more information regarding safety guidelines.*
Events on Friday, February 12
Virtual Sip & Shine: Home & Heart | American Visionary Art Museum | Baltimore, MD | Friday
Grab your computer and a refreshing drink—it's time to get crafty! Join the American Visionary Art Museum for an out-of-this-world Valentine workshop. Featuring everything but the kitchen sink, feathers, buttons, stones, and shells are just some of the materials you'll use for your masterpiece. The event begins at 7 p.m. and crafting kits can be purchased online before the tutorial. Find out more here.
Crafts & Spirits: Color Me Sangria (Virtual) | Montpelier Mansion | Laurel, MD | Friday
Courtesy of Montpelier Mansion, enjoy an evening at home making hand-crafted Valentines and boozy drinks like an herb-infused sangria. Don't worry about the supplies—they'll be provided for you and available for pickup, so you can make the most of staying in. Perfect for crafters and mixologists alike! The event runs from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and costs $25. Find out more here.
Culture & Cocktails: Spotlight on Washington County's Black History (Virtual) | Washington County Historical Society | Hagerstown, MD | Friday
Brought to you by the Washington County Historical Society, celebrate Black History Month safely at home! Explore the achievements of notable figures from the region with historian Lynn Bowman, all while sipping on the evening's beverage, the Bizzy Izzy (created by Black bartender Tom Bullock.) Part lecture, part happy hour, this engaging talk begins at 6 p.m. on Zoom. General admission is $10. Check it out here.
Play With Small Goats and Alpacas | Spring Haven Farm | 13217 Lovett Ln | Boston, VA | Friday-Sunday
Two hours of playing with adorable animals? This is the dream! At Spring Haven Farm, come feed and cuddle alpacas and baby goats while relaxing on the scenic grounds. Each session costs $250 and hosts 8 people, which makes it an ideal place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, or any occasion! If petting adorable animals sound like a blast, don't wait—reserve your spot here.
Events on Saturday, February 13
Virtual Lunar New Year Celebration | Smithsonian American Art Museum | Washington, DC | Saturday
DC's, Lunar New Year may be going digital, but the festivities will be no less magnificent! Celebrate Year of the Ox at home with all-ages entertainment, from coloring pages to crafting homemade paper prosperity lanterns. Be sure to tune in to an exciting live stream with the Madison Chinese Dance Corporation! This event is free and brought to you by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Chinese Embassy. Register here.
Virtual Speed Dating for Ages 20s-30s | Washington, DC | Saturday
Calling all 20 to 30-somethings—your chance for romance has arrived! This virtual Zoom session lets you mingle with other singles safely from your computer, with opportunities to connect after the event. Convenient, easy, and fun, it's a great way to socialize during the pandemic. So pour yourself a drink and get cozy! Tickets are $20.Get the details here.
Birthnight Ball and Banquet 2021 (Virtual) | Gadsby's Tavern Museum | Alexandria, VA | Saturday
George Washington's annual birthday bash is getting a virtual makeover this year! From 7-9 p.m., partake in a lively celebration of dancing, drinks, and delightful conversation with key historical figures. You can virtually mingle with tavern keeper John Gadsby and the General himself! So grab a powdered wig and some rum punch—it's time to party like it's 1799! General admission is $15. Buy tickets here.
27th Annual Chocolates and Cabernet | Gray Ghost Vineyards | 14706 Lee Highway | Amissville, VA | Saturday-Sunday
Chocolate and wine are a match made in heaven, and Gray Ghost Vineyards is the match-maker! Sample an array of chocolates and fine wines for a romantic afternoon at the vineyard. You and your sweetie will also get a commemorative glass and a full pour of wine. It's a classic Valentine's celebration that never goes out of style. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Purchase here.
Events on Sunday, February 14
Valentine's Day Virtual Speed Dating | Washington, DC | Sunday
Seeking romance in the city? Meet someone special this Valentine's Day with virtual speed dating! Log onto Zoom and connect with other singles in DC, and if you meet someone great, you'll get to connect safely in the event's dating portal! Who knows—you might just meet your match! Admission is $20 and spots are filling up fast. Buy your ticket here.
Valentine's Paint & Brunch | The Sangria Bowl | 305 S Main St, Suite 200 | Culpeper, VA | Sunday
Come visit The Sangria Bowl this Valentine's Day for a paint date! From 10 a.m. to noon, paint a delightful picture with your partner while enjoying brunch and mimosas. The painting is called "Love Birds," and it's sure to be a fitting tribute to the love bird in your life. Tickets are $30-$50 and include 1-2 mimosas; brunch items cost extra. Register here.
Let us know what you'll be doing this weekend. Will you be celebrating Valentine's Day at any of our picks? Share your plans in the comments.