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Tis The Season of LOVE!

There is no shortage of romantic things to do in Fort Collins and surrounding Northern Colorado, and this season of love is the perfect time to enjoy some of them! From events to flowers to decadent meals and desserts, here are just a few of our favorite ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Northern Colorado.

A Romantic Getaway

First, our charming boutique hotel is the perfect jumping off point for your romance adventures. Our rooms and suites are ideally situated in the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, and our hotel boasts the streetside Ace Café and iconic subterranean lounge, Ace Gillett’s. Whether visiting from afar or enjoying a staycation, book a little getaway with us.

Loveland Valentine's Sweetheart Festival

Join the Sweetheart Festival in Loveland – a free, annual event celebrating “LOVE”! Downtown, enjoy live music, art, local brews, and interactive fun. Visit indoor venues, the Valentine Flea art market, the Tunnel of Love, and the Foundry Plaza for food, performances, and kids’ activities. Experience interactive art, including ice sculpting and painting for a community mural. Fitness enthusiasts can participate in the Sweetheart Classic race or children’s Valentine contests. The festival concludes with a light show on the Feed and Grain Building and a concert at Rialto Theater. This event highlights Loveland’s 77-year legacy as the Sweetheart City, offering diverse attractions for all.

Fort Collins' Valentine-Themed Candlelight Tours Of The Avery House

Discover the charm of the Historic Avery House with special Valentine-themed candlelight tours on Satruday, February 11th. Due to limited space, it is advisable to secure your ticket soon. Each tour costs $10 and is available at 6:30pm, 7pm, 7:30pm and 8pm.

Loveland V-Day Group Wedding & Vow Renewal Ceremony

Experience a unique romantic ceremony at Blue Arena in Loveland. For $160 per couple, enjoy a customized ceremony with music chosen by attendees, keepsake photos, and a special lock for the iconic LOVE or HEART sculptures. Each couple receives gift bags, wedding cupcakes, and a chance to win a large gift basket. As highlighted on the website, this is an original Valentine’s Day celebration! The price also includes tickets to a hockey game, with the ceremony beginning at 4:00 p.m.

Sweet Heart Winery Valentine Wine & Dine Party

Experience a romantic Valentine’s Day in a candlelit barrel room, featuring gourmet food and craft wines. Enjoy a special evening with your loved one or friends, surrounded by wine barrels, candlelight, and live music.

Your ticket includes two glasses of wine, a variety of delicious culinary spreads with winter comfort foods and sweet treats, along with recommended wine pairings.

Enjoy the live guitar music of local artist Dave Beegle. Ticket price is inclusive of sales tax and gratuity.

Valentine’s Dinner for Two at the Mishawaka

February 10th – February 18th (excluding the 13th)

The Mish has prepared a unique menu package for you and your special someone. Now is the opportunity to reserve your spot at the historic Mishawaka for a meal in the mountains.

They are offering a three-course dinner for the occasion and an optional wine special to accompany the meal. It’s a great alternative for a mini date adventure and a cozy, romantic meal for two in the Poudre Canyon.

Valentine’s Week @ Ace Gillett's

February 11th – February 18th (excluding the 12th & 13th)

Love is in the air! Ace Gillett’s will be celebrating the season of love the week of Sunday, February 11th – Sunday, February 18th (closed Monday & Tuesday) with a special Valentine’s Day menu alongside our regular menu and live music!

On Wednesday, February 14th, enjoy an evening performance by the Brook Lewis Jazz Duo during our Valentine’s Day celebration. Reservations are recommended, however walk-ins are welcomed. Make a reservation by calling 970-484-3883 ext. 1.

Celebrate and spoil your valentine this year with Ace Gillett’s!

The Finishing Touches

Valentine’s Special Cooking Classes at Ginger + Baker – check the website for themed classes – they sell out fast!

Lace + Lilies – for all your Valentine’s Day florals

Nuance Chocolate – for all your Valentine’s Day treats