Looking for a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetie? Look no further than this Knoxville Moms list. While we normally focus on family and kid-friendly events, this time we’re concentrating on activities for you and your spouse or partner. This list goes beyond the traditional dinner and a movie. Why not spend Valentine’s Day on a boat, in an ancient village or enjoying lots of wine and chocolate? No matter what you choose, we’re sure it will be a Valentine’s Day to remember! Keep in mind Valentine’s Day events book up quickly, so act fast to reserve your spot!
Ancient Lore Village Valentine Dinner Date Night
7107 Sevierville Pike
Knoxville, TN 37920
Date: Monday, Feb. 6th 5:30pm-8:30pm
Cost: $75.00 per person
Romance is in the air and you know that we love love here at Ancient Lore Village! In a unique atmosphere under the stars, enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner for you and yours, complete with a roaring fire, music, and chocolate, of course. While we’ll have a complimentary glass of non-alcoholic rosé for all of our guests, there will also be specially crafted Valentine’s Day cocktails at our Village Bar available for purchase. For more details including the chef-prepared menu, click here.
The Cutting Edge Classroom
150 North Martinwood Road, Suite 402
Knoxville, TN 37923
Dates: Thursday, Feb. 9th; Friday, Feb. 10th; Saturday, Feb. 11th; Monday, Feb. 13th & Tuesday, Feb. 14th
Cost: $250 for two people
Cutting Edge Classroom is known for fun, educational and delicious cooking classes for people of all ages. This Valentine’s Day the cooking school is offering several special Valentine’s Day classes including “Night in Tuscany,” “Bourbon Steakhouse Surf & Turf,” “Night in New Orleans,” “French Bistro for Two,” and “Rustic Italian for Two.” For more information, visit The Cutting Edge Classroom website.
Hilton Knoxville Romance Package
501 West Church Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Cost: $205 for two people
Make Cupid’s job easy this year with the Hilton Knoxville curated Romance Package! Enjoy a king bed covered in rose petals, a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, breakfast for two, self-parking, and a late check-out at 2pm. Starting at just $205, book now for 1/23-2/17 and surprise your loved one with a special getaway. To book, click here.
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra: Jazz is for Lovers
803 South Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 14th 8pm-10pm
Cost: $42.00 per person, plus fees
Legendary vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater joins the KJO for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration. Bridgewater’s list of accolades includes three Grammy awards, a Tony award, a UN Goodwill Ambassadorship, the NEA Jazz Master Award, and an induction into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Sure to be the perfect treat for your special someone.
The Oliver Hotel Weeknight Date Night
407 Union Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37902
Dates: Sunday-Thursday in February
With this package, you and your loved one will receive a complimentary bottle of bubbles upon arrival, complimentary valet during your stay and 15% off dinner at Oliver Royale. This special is only available Sunday to Thursday only. It’s applicable for the Market Suite, King Suite and The Oliver Suite. You’ll also receive up to 15% off the best available rate for those suites. The deal is only available when you book online at The Oliver Hotel website.
Painting with a Twist
10939 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37934
Dates: Monday, Feb. 13th & Tuesday, Feb. 14th
Cost: $42.00 per person
Step out of the dinner and movie box with the spontaneity of a paint date! Painting with a Twist is hosting two special Valentine’s Day classes. The classes are called “Lovers Night” and “Galactic Love Tree.” Each class will paint a 16 X 20 canvas with guidance from the instructor. You’re welcome to bring drinks and snacks to enjoy. For more information, visit the Painting with a Twist website.
1706 Cumberland Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916
Date: Tuesday, February 12th 9am-2pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early at Saloon 16 with a Valentine’s Day theme brunch featuring a special $5.00 Cupid’s Arrow Mimosa with champagne and pomegranate, half-priced bottles of Rosé or Champagne, and more.
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 14th 5pm-12am
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Saloon 16 with Valentine’s Day theme trivia, half-priced bottle of Rosè or Champagne, a choice of bourbon or mimosa flight, and sweet + savory charcuterie boards.
Seven Islands State Park Love Birds Hike
2809 Kelly Lane
Kodak, TN 37764
Date: Sunday, Feb. 19th 9am-11:30am
Cost: $6.00 per person
During the month of February, while we celebrate our sweethearts, birds are also beginning to prepare for their mating season. Some of the earliest nesters have already begun, a few early migrating birds may be returning to the park, and others are pairing up and beginning to check out nest sites. We will go on an approximately three mile hike and look for signs that spring is on its way as we identify birds and watch their behaviors. We will also learn tips for finding nesting birds in the park this spring. Please come prepared with good walking shoes and a water bottle. Meet at the Bluebird Barn at 9am. To register click here.
Valentine’s Day Variety Show
123 Randolph Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11th 6pm-9pm
Cost: $5.00 per person
Enjoy a fun night of live music, comedy skits, dancing and much more! Pink Betty in conjunction with Clinch River Baptist Church is hosting this event at the historic Grove Theater in Oak Ridge. Food/Concessions on site will be sold separately. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.
Valentine’s Day Wine & Chocolate Pairing
The Winery at Seven Springs Farm
1474 Highway 61 East
Maynardville, TN 37807
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11th at 12pm, 3pm & 6pm; Sunday, Feb. 12th at 12pm & 3pm
Cost: $35.00 per ticket
The perfect date for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy 10 different, local, handmade chocolate treats each expertly paired with local wine from The Winery at Seven Springs Farm. Chocolates will include sweet treats, spicy treats, savory treats and of course chocolate covered bacon! Must be 21 to participate with valid ID present and seating is limited. To reserve your spot, call (865) 745-2902 or click here.
Valentine’s Day Dinner Train Ride
Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum
4119 Cromwell Road
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Dates: Friday, Feb. 10th; Saturday, Feb. 11th; Sunday, Feb. 12th, Monday, Feb. 13th & Tuesday, Feb. 14th
Cost: SOLD OUT
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with fine dining aboard a historic train car. The trips will include a four-course dining experience departing from Chattanooga’s Grand Junction Station. Then traveling at a leisurely pace through portions of urban East Chattanooga before reversing direction and returning to Grand Junction. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Volunteer Princess Cruises
956 Volunteer Landing Lane
Knoxville, TN 37915
Dates: Saturday, Feb. 11th; Sunday, Feb. 12th; Monday, Feb. 13th & Tuesday, Feb. 14th
Cost: $85.95 per person, plus service charge & sales tax
Surprise your Valentine this year with reservations for a romantic cruise aboard the Volunteer Princess. Relax as we cruise the Tennessee River and as a gift from the Volunteer Princess, you’ll receive a lovely rose for your special someone. Offering both daytime brunch and sunset dinners as you sit back and watch the beautiful scenery with your special someone.
3500 Knoxville Zoo Drive
Knoxville, TN 37914
Enjoy a special tour of Zoo Knoxville along with appetizers and dinner in one of the igloos at the zoo. Other details are still to come. Follow Zoo Knoxville on Facebook and the Zoo Knoxville private events Instagram page for the latest!