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9 Ideas For Celebrating Valentine's Day in Lima + Allen County Ohio

Updated: Apr 3, 2023

Looking for a getaway or a unique approach to Valentine's Day? Check out some of the excellent choices for the holiday offered in the Greater Lima Region:

1) Wine and Dine in Greater Lima

We have many local dining options to consider when looking for a place to wine and dine your sweetheart. A few favorites have put together special V-Day specials you won't want to miss! Celebrate your love this Valentine's Day with one of our local eateries! Enjoy a romantic dinner at one of our fine establishments: Milano Cafe Zinum 12 The Met Old City Prime Mara’s Gourmet Valentine’s Day Party at The Moose Lodge For more information and choices visit

2) Treat Yourself to an Anti-Valentine Cocktail at The Met

The weekend before Valentine's Day, we'll celebrate ANTI-Valentine's at The Met 💔They always get creative for this one, especially with our drinks. Scorned by love? Dismissive of corporate holiday hoopla? This is the weekend for you at The Met. For more information>>

3) Get a little strange this weekend!

Why not knock out dinner and a gift by stopping at Outskirts Brew Co. & Dive on February 11 and February 18 for craft brew, amazing food, and unique handmade goods from your local Lima art scene? Come take the stress off of planning and celebrate with the Love Is Strange Bazaar from Weird World Artist Market! Be sure to check out the entire list >>

4) Take a chocolate-y walk in Bluffton with your love!

Treat your loved one to a night of CHOCOLATE!! The Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Chocolate Walk on Thursday, February 16 from 4-7 PM. Purchase your tickets for $10 from one of these participating Bluffton merchants - The Black Lab Trading Company Bike Crazy LLC Book ReViews Bluffton Polished / Boutique 415 CCR, Realtors The Dough Hook Meat Market Greenhorn Roots by Strattons Shirley's Gourmet Popcorn Company Spectrum Salon Town & Country Flowers Twisted Whisk Cafe Hurry...a limited number of tickets will be sold.? For more details visit >

5) WOOD You be my Valentine? with Board & Brush Bluffton

It’s not too late to make your plans for Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day! Here’s what’s happening in the studio: THIS WEEK: FRI 2/10 6:30-9:30 Valentine’s Date Night SAT 2/11 9:00-12:00 Donuts & DIY SAT 2/11 2:00-5:00 Cocktails & Crafts SUN 2/12 2:00-5:00 Galentine’s Day DIY NEXT WEEK: THU 2/16 6:30-9:30 Pick Your Project Workshop SAT 2/18 2:00-5:00 Pick Your Project Workshop SAT 2/18 6:30-9:30 Pick Your Project Workshop SUN 2/19 2:00-5:00 Pick Your Project Workshop Register for workshops >>

6) #BuyLocal Valentine Gift Giving

If you're looking for a gift for that special someone, consider custom floral arrangements from one of our local floral boutiques; Leaf & Bloom, Robert Brown's Flower Shoppe, The Flowerloft, and many others. A beauty service from Beauty by Jill, or a sweet treat from Sara’s Sweets! Choose a cute outfit, accessory, or gorgeous piece of jewelry from one of our local boutiques such as Simply Torn, Red Fox Boutique, or Don Jenkins Jeweler!

7) Take in the Arts with ArtSpace/Lima

ArtSpace/Lima will be giving TO-GO Art Bags on Saturday, February 11th, starting at noon in Cherry Alley. The activity will have a Valentine’s Day theme with birdfeeders made from heart-shaped cookie cutters + the additional supplies you’ll need. The Johnny Appleseed Metropolitan Park District has included winter bird pictures to identify birds that may visit the finished feeder, and an instruction paper to show how to draw birds. The TO-GO Art Bags are designed for people of all ages and are always free to the public. Bags will be handed out to individuals in their vehicles starting at 12 PM in Cherry Alley. Enter from High Street and exit onto Market Street. For further information about this project or other ArtSpace/Lima programs call 419-222-1721. Take some additional time to visit their gallery! Admission is free. ArtSpace/Lima is located at 65 Town Square in Downtown Lima. To learn more visit

8) LOVE-ly Melodies with live piano music and exploration with the Lima Public Library’s Oculus VR!

Grab your love and head to the Lima Public Library on February 15th to join pianist Terri Crosina Spencer to listen to the gorgeous melodies. Plan to read, have a quiet visit with your partner, or bring an art project to create together - enjoy refreshments then take a virtual exploration with their Oculus VR!

9) Taco 'Bout Love from Taco Movil Lima

Looking for a unique gift for Valentine's Day? Taco Movil Lima just released the valentine gift of all gifts! A heart made of tacos and roses? Genius. Place your order today! 419-231-7909 or visit them at 1355 N. Cole Street, Lima

Still want more? Here’s a list of events going on through Valentine’s Day:

Feb 10: Board & Brush Pick Your Project Workshop @ Bluffton Board & Brush

Feb 10: Lima Land Poetry Slam @ Vibe Coffeehouse & Cafe

Feb 11: Art Bags to Go @ Artspace Lima

Feb 11: Board & Brush Pick Your Project Workshop @ Bluffton Board & Brush

Feb 11: Dueling Pianos @ Harrod Event Center

Feb 11: Forty Acre @ Zinum 12

Feb 11: Kids Apothecary Workshop @ Moons Root Coffee

Feb 11: Lima Elks Valentine's Party with Acoustic Groove

Feb 11: Love is Strange Bazaar @ Outskirts Brew Co. & Dive

Feb 11: Mornings With The Maestro - Lima Symphony @ Lima Public Library

Feb 11: Art Bazaar @ Natural Vibez + Crystal Visionz

Feb 11: Valentine's Day Benefit for Family Promise @ Westside United Methodist Church

Feb 11: Valentine’s Day Small Business Showcase @ Focus Lock Studios + Timeless Memories Event Services

Feb 12: Board & Brush Pick Your Project Workshop @ Bluffton Board & Brush

Feb 12: Lima Symphony - Wall to Wall Percussion @ Lima Civic Center

Feb 12: Plush Valentines Glam-Bake @ Plush Party Palace

Feb 12: Super Bowl Pipe Organ Concert @ Trinity UMC

Feb 14: Taco Tuesdays & 3J Karaoke @ Zinum 12

Feb 14: Valentine's Day Sip & Shop @ Simply Torn

Feb 15: Love-ly Melodies Piano & VR @ Lima Public Library

Feb 15: Personalized Galvanized Tub Paint Party @ Sycamore Lake Winery


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