Valentine’s Day round-up

Update: If you’re looking for 2016 Valentine’s Day ideas, read my new blog post!

Still wondering what to do for Valentine’s Day? Us too. Here’s a rundown of the events throughout the Maritimes that caught my eye while I was searching for the perfect way to celebrate with my husband.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Valentine's-themed ice sculpture being created last weekend at the Fredericton Boyce Farmer's Market.

Valentine’s-themed ice sculpture being created last weekend at the Fredericton Boyce Farmer’s Market.

Fredericton’s FROSTival wraps up this weekend, and that means there’s lots of unique ways to spend your Valentine’s Day weekend in the Capital Region.

Beer & chocolate: Picaroons is hosting its annual beer & chocolate dinners again this year (Feb 13 & 15). No website, but you can find info on their Facebook page. (As an aside, I had my first Picaroons at the Capital Culinary Challenge this weekend, and the Winter Warmer Ale is delicious).

Does science take the fun out of love? Judging by the sounds of Science East’s “Science of Love” event, probably not! I couldn’t find anything on their website about it, but the FROSTival calendar has a description and Science East will likely post info on their Facebook page this week.

For the social activists: Doctalks goes until February 16, and it’s billed as an event that “matches socially relevant documentary films with mutually interested academic researchers and non-for-profit groups, who then present a public screening of the documentary film, followed by a talk and open discussion on the film subject matter.”

For the Skiiers: Crabbe Mountain has a Valen-ski package that includes evening lift tickets and rentals for two as well as dinner for two.

For the skaters: Officer’s Square is a scenic spot for skating, and on Valentine’s Day, the first 50 couples receive a rose & chocolate! Check out the Scotiabank Sweetheart Skate between 11:30 – 1:30 on February 14.

We live in the Fredericton area, so most of my search focused there. But, a few other intriguing things have popped up in my Twitter/Facebook feeds for those of you in other parts of the Maritimes:

Saint John, New Brunswick

The annual Valentine’s Gala is a fundraiser for Hospice Saint John, and it sounds like a fabulous evening: with a “Roaring 20’s” theme, Steve Murphy from CTV acting as MC, and live Jazz music, how could it not be?

Nova Scotia

Fellow blogger The Local Traveler has a fan-sourced round-up of last-minute Valentines Day ideas throughout Nova Scotia.

If I was going to be in Wolfville, we’d probably be eating at the Troy restaurant.

Prince Edward Island

Pride PEI is having “The Red Party” on Valentine’s Day. Since this one starts late – 11pm – I suspect it’s quite the shindig 😉

If you’re looking for more of a crooners-and-jazz evening, try the Valentine’s Cabaret at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown.

Your Turn

Something else you’re looking forward to in the Maritimes on V-day this year? Let me know in the comments!

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