Planning a Valentine’s Date Night? Whether you and your Valentine enjoy live entertainment, dancing, or staying active, there are plenty of ways to spend a romantic evening in Rochester, MN. Here are three date night ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Rochester, MN:

Dinner and a Show

Bleu Duck RestaurantBleu Duck Kitchen | TJ Turner

Many Rochester restaurants have special Valentine’s Day menus planned, including Chester’s Kitchen and Bar’s Valentine’s Specials, Bleu Duck Kitchen’s Date Night, and Forager Brewery’s 5-course Valentine’s Dinner.

The Play That Goes Wrong Logo

After dinner, head to the Rochester Civic Theatre and laugh out loud at The Play That Goes Wrong, with performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from February 9-19. This comedy follows the hilarious chaos as an acting company attempts to put on a 1920's murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong…does.

A Night of Dancing

Blue Moon Ballroom Band

Blue Moon Ballroom

Check out Blue Moon Ballroom’s Valentine Dance Band on Saturday, February 11 or its Valentine Milonga – An Argentine Tango Dance on Saturday, February 18. Both events begin with a brief dance lesson followed by an open dance floor. Another option for a night of dancing is LC’s Venue’s Adult Prom on Friday, February 10.

Mezza 9 Cafe

Mezza 9 Cafe | credit Mad Town Momma

Looking for more? After the dance, go out for drinks or dessert in a more intimate setting, such as Bitter & Pour or Mezza 9 Café and Bakery.

An Active Date Night

For a picture-picture date night, embrace Minnesota’s winter weather and go for an evening hike by candlelight at Quarry Hill Nature Center’s Friday Night Lights on Friday, February 10 or its Valentine’s Hike by Candlelight on Saturday, February 11. Follow luminaries along the trail to a bonfire and hot cocoa bar.

Another option for an active date is the Curling Club of Rochester’s Curling & Cocktails event on Wednesday, February 15 at 7:15 p.m. at the Rochester Recreation Center. Receive hands on curling instruction, followed by social time. Tickets to the event also include light appetizers and a post curling drink.

Pair your active date with a healthy meal, such as an acai bowl at Bloom Acai Café or vegan sandwich at Old Abe Coffee Shop.

Bloom Acai cafe

Bloom Acai Cafe

Looking for more ideas? Check out the Events Calendar for the latest local events and find more Things to Do in Rochester, MN here.