Love is in the air…and you’re so not having it. If you’re single on this day of love, don’t you worry because I have all the ways you can make the most out of it, even without a special someone! Keep reading for the best ideas to conquer Valentine’s Day in Jacksonville!
Singles & Anti-Valentine’s Day Night – Okay, perfect. We found an event that combines our singleness on Valentine’s Day and our love of beer. Come out to River City Brewing Company at 7 p.m. to join in on the Anti-Valentine’s Day Party with Neil Harris as live entertainment. You never know…you may come single and leave taken.
Valentine’s Extravaganza – So the BEST Valentine’s Day event for all the single folks will be at XO Lounge at 8 p.m. and will be going ALL. NIGHT. LONG. There will be music and comedy, AND you don’t need a date. Get all your best pals and dance the night away.
Surfer the Bar – If you’re single, the best way to spend Valentine’s Day is at a bar, so that you can meet other single people looking for love. What better bar than Surfer? With their outdoor patio and upstairs balcony, you spy cute people coming from miles away. Plus, Thursdays are when it gets really rowdy and fun.
Vegan Valentines – Maybe this is your cup of tea and maybe it isn’t, but Southern Roots is having a vegan, gluten-free, organic GOODNESS night! From 6 to 8 p.m., grab a friend and eat up all the goodies. We all know that you wouldn’t stuff your face in front of a date (or would you…), so this is perfect for singles!
Random Tandem Duo at Iggy’s – Iggy’s is presenting the Random Tandem Duo at 6 p.m. as a part of their Valentine’s Day Show! Whether you’re single or taken, come dance the night away to these acoustic guitarists and vocalists! Friends, boyfriend, girlfriend…we don’t judge.
Valentine’s Day Glassblowing Workshop – You’re single, so you can try some glassblowing, make a heart, and then smash it on the ground after for some relief. Jk. But you don’t need a date to give glassblowing a go! At Burnt Glassworks at 2 p.m., learn a new skill and bring a friend!
Princess Patch Girls Spa – For all my single ladies, you don’t need a man to treat you to a spa day! Gather up all your best gal pals and head to Princess Patch Girls Spa for their Valentine’s Day specials for manis, pedis, and facials. Besides, we all know spa days are more fun with the girls.
Wine Night at San Sebastian – We all enjoy wine, whether on a date or with friends or, well, just alone. So don’t miss the Valentine’s Party at San Sebastian Winery! You can get a big group or, ya know, your parents or something…But with music, food, and drinks, this is a great time for all the single people with no plans!
Gloss Loves You – To all the single babes that want to use Valentine’s Day as a day for themselves, Gloss Goods is prepared to make that happen starting as early as 11 (in the morning!). With awesome beauty products and a makeup artist, ‘tis truly a treat yo self event! They’ll also heat things up later in the day with champagne and a photographer!
Jacksonville Auto Show – For all my single guys, we all know that you love cars more than women right now. So if you have a lonely Valentine’s Day, get out the next day for the perfect opportunity to go see what you love at the Jacksonville Auto Show on Feb.15th! The Prime Osborn Convention Center is where it’s all going down.
Painting with a Twist – Painting with a Twist is at it again with painting classes that you can make into a Galentine’s Day event at 7 p.m.! Get all the girls together and get your creative caps on as you paint your hearts away. Get a ticket to any of their classes and have fun with it.
Flask and Cannon Trivia – If all you want to do is avoid couples on dates and just sit back with a brewski, get all your buddies and play some trivia at Flask and Cannon on Thursday night at 7:30. The best way to forget about love in the air is to demolish other teams in some good, old-fashioned trivia.
What better way to escape the couples than in plain sight? If you’re looking for a more relaxed evening out, wander into one of these JAX speakeasies and drink the night away without a bother.
How can you say, “But I’m single. I don’t have anything to do” on Valentine’s Day, when you have all these amazing options in Jacksonville?! All you need is a good attitude…and sometimes a friend. That helps. Go love yourself this Valentine’s Day and do something super fun!
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