Valentine’s Day in Downtown

Downtown Pittsburgh is the place to celebrate Valentine’s Day! With store sales, unique dining experiences, and special events, don’t miss what’s happening.

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#DowntownDarlings20 Photo Contest

Hey, Downtown Darlings! Valentine’s Day is coming up and what better way to spend time with your sweetie than in Downtown Pittsburgh? Read up on last year’s contest below, and check back soon for all the details for this year’s contest.

Last year, you shared over 130 photos of how you spend time in Downtown with your darlings, and this year, we will be selecting six winners who will have the chance to receive one of the following prizes:

Read the full details and contest rules at

Things to Do for Valentine’s Day

Downtown Pittsburgh is your place to be for Valentine’s Day weekend. Here are some of our top picks for spending your weekend in Downtown, and be sure to check back often as this list gets updated.

Laser-Cut Valentine’s Day Cards

Saturday, February 1 and Saturday, February 8, 2020 | 11:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m., and 1:30 p.m. | Carnegie Science Center

Design and create your very own laser-cut Valentine’s Day cards in BNY Mellon Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh’s digital makerspace. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who also registers for the workshop.

For ages 8+

$10 per child or adult

Valentine’s Day Mixer for Professional Singles

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Revel + Roost

Join other professional singles in Pittsburgh for cocktails, conversation, and great company at Roost, the elegant upper-level venue at Revel + Roost in Downtown Pittsburgh.

My Snarky Valentine: A 21+ Event at MuseumLab

Thursday, February 6, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. | Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

This annual event is back for another night of snark! Follow your heart and join the Children’s Museum for an evening of food, drink and sass. They provide the making, you decide if your valentine will be snarky or scandalous.

Galentine’s Day Yoga

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | Heinz History Center

Who needs Valentine’s Day when you can toast to health and history with your closest gal pals in celebration of Galentine’s Day?

On Feb. 12, join the History Center, in partnership with Pittsburgh Yoga Events & Athleta, for a fresh and fun yoga experience the week of Valentine’s Day.

Following the class, enjoy an adult beverage, Valentine’s themed goodies, and after-hours access to the History Center.

Galentine’s Day High Tea at Bridges & Bourbon

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | By Reservation | Bridges & Bourbon

Enjoy three plates, shareable bites, and the perfect communal cocktail in this twist on high tea to share the love with friends.

Galentine’s Day Party

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. | Wigle Whiskey Distillery

Sip on pink cocktails and make your own take home bath bomb so you can treat yo’ self this Galentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Romance: True Love Takes Musical Form

Friday, February 14 – Sunday, February 16, 2020 | Heinz Hall

Bring that special someone to Heinz Hall on Valentine’s Weekend.

Hopeful Hearts Valentine’s Gala

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 6:00 p.m. | Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom

The Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom

Enjoy a delicious three-course meal in the beautiful Omni William Penn Grand Ballroom, a tremendous silent auction and a night of dancing with 8-piece powerhouse band, No Bad JuJu. Two drink tickets included with ticket. Semi-formal attire.

Love Tokens and Valentines

Fridays and Saturdays, February 8 – February 15 ,2020 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Fort Pitt Museum

Visit the Fort Pitt Museum to make a small handmade love token or valentine for someone special this Valentine’s Day using provided materials.

Valentine’s Moonlight Dance

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 11:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. | Gateway Clipper

Come aboard for a boat load of fun, Pittsburgh sightseeing and the best in hip-hop, old school and R&B plus a free TEX MEX buffet. Celebrate Valentine’s Day, old school style, out on the water with a DJ ROC Dance Party. Sail the Three Rivers for 2.5 hours and party the night away!

Valentine’s Day Dinner

Friday, February 14 – Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Gateway Clipper

Spend the most romantic day of the year against the stunning backdrop of the City of Pittsburgh! Enjoy fabulous views of the city, with music from our house DJ. Enjoy a romantic dinner as you feast on our fabulous Valentine’s Buffet. You’ll even have a chance to win the love of your life sparkling gifts!

Valentine’s Day at Howl at the Moon

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 5:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. | Howl at the Moon

Not your typical Valentine’s Day event. Switch things up and celebrate with your sweetheart at Howl at the Moon!

Dave Brosky Performing at AC Hotel’s Level 7

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Level 7 in the AC Hotel

Enjoy live music in Level 7’s distinctive, energized space overlooking Downtown along with drinks from small-batch distillers, rock star brewers, and single vineyard labels.

Valentine’s Day Sushi Rolling and Sake Tasting

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Social House

Sushi and wine lovers, learn how to become experts in the craft with our sushi rolling class at Social House 7. The perfect date night or girls’ night out, you’ll be learning how to prepare your own rolls from our in-house Sushi Chef and trying different styles of sake in this fun, unique class!

Valentine’s Day Pairing

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Wigle Whiskey Tasting Room & Bottle Shop

Start your Valentine’s date night at the cozy, candlelit Wigle Whiskey Tasting Room & Bottle Shop Downtown with the perfect pairing, Wigle & chocolate! With the purchase of a $25 ticket, you will receive a Wigle spirit flight paired with luxurious Edward Marc chocolates AND your choice of one specialty cocktail from our Valentine’s Day menu.

Tickets are limited.

Specials, Sales, & More

  • Men’s Shopping Night At Fresh Nostalgia
    • Gentleman, allow FN to help make your Valentine’s Day the best ever for that special someone! Visit on Wednesday, February 12, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. and enjoy a complimentary beer while you find & wrap the perfect gift!
  • Boutique la Passerelle
    • Experience 50% off all winter inventory just now through March to purchase the perfect Valentine’s Day outfit
  • Brooks Diamonds
    • Looking for the perfect jewelry gift? Swing by Brooks Diamonds in Pittsburgh’s Jewelry District, and read up on their suggested buys on their blog
  • Fifth Avenue Place
    • From candy and cards to glass pendants and dazzling photographs, simplify your shopping with a trip to Fifth Avenue Place
  • Health Club & Spa at Fairmont Pittsburgh
    • Enjoy deals and specials on a rose-mantic massage for two or signature chocolate pedicure for you and your loved one
  • Verve360
    • Celebrate a full-body Valentine’s Day refresh with deals on couples massages, couples pedicures, and a partner yoga workshop
  • Valentine’s Skate
    • Celebrate the Sweetheart Season under the stars amidst a stunning glass skyscraper! Friday, February 14, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Valentine’s Day Eats

Spend your romantic weekend eating around Downtown:

Stay tuned as more deals and special menus are added to this list. Is your business or restaurant hosting something special? Send us an email.

Downtown Valentine’s Day Cards

Save these cards to send your valentine a reminder you love them as much as you love Downtown <3

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