This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Tuesday, and businesses are getting creative with the date they celebrate. That means you'll find lots of different ways to #findyourlove with a dining, shopping, and activity guide that spans two weekends!
Read on for dozens of ways to celebrate Valentine's Day in St. J, and learn how to win an #ilovestj tee for yourself AND your honey.
It's Time for Another #FindYourLove Challenge! Show us what you love in St. J for a chance to win. Here's how to enter:
Downtown Scavenger Hunt. Test your local knowledge with a self-guided scavenger hunt featuring 13 whimsical clues. The hunt takes about an hour to complete, and is a great date night activity! Learn how to enter: www.discoverstjohnsbury.com/scavengerhunt
Star Theatre of St. Johnsbury: Cozy up with some popcorn and enjoy two new romantic films that open on Thursday 2/9 and run at least through the weekend, including a special 3D re-release of the beloved classic 'Titanic' and the all new release 'Magic Mike - Last Dance'. Showtimes: www.stjaytheatre.com
Backroom Gallery @ the NEK Artisans Guild: Flowers don't have to be ephemeral. Enjoy the exhibition "Winter Blossoms: Floral Art by Benjamin Barnes, Sachiko Yoshida & Robert Chapla" on view in the backroom gallery through 2/25. Open Tuesday through Saturdays, 10:30am - 5:30pm. Details: www.nekartisansguild.com/backroom-gallery-collection
Good Shepherd Catholic School presents their 22nd Annual Father Daughter dance on Friday 2/10 from 7pm - 9pm. This event is open to the public (not just students of the school) and features door prizes! Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Boxcar & Caboose. For more information call 802-751-8223.
St. Johnsbury Academy Adult Education: Take part in a delicious learning experience with instructor Suzanne Podhaizer's "In Love With Pasta" class on Saturday 2/11 at 3:30pm. You'll create a trio of pastas that are perfect for romantic dinners, or pretty much any other meal. Cost: $75, which includes instruction time, cooking, and sitting down for a meal with your classmates. Registration required: stjacademy.org/adult-education/in-love-with-pasta
Catamount Film & Arts is offering two FREE ways to celebrate:
RecFit St. J: Members or Day Pass-holders at RecFit can bring their Valentine at no cost during a special “Bring your Valentine” promotion only on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 2/14. Details: www.facebook.com/recfitstj
United Community Church: Top off your Valentine's Day with delicious desserts and dancing to live music by the Swing North Big Band on Tuesday 2/14 from 7pm - 9pm. Bring you sweetheart, best bud, or dancing partner to enjoy the evening with this special group of musicians in the fellowship hall of the UCC. Admission is by donation with proceeds funding the UCC's local missions. Details: www.facebook.com/UnitedCommunityChurchUCC
NEK Prosper! Learn a new skill with the one you love. Join NEK Prosper! for a FREE beginner’s snowshoe lesson in partnership with Kingdom East School District on Saturday 2/18 at 10am at the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail. Space is limited and registration is required. A limited quantity of snowshoes are available. To register, contact Jen Grant at (802) 748-9405 ext. 1026 or email@example.com. More details: https://nekprosper.org/outcomes/physically-healthy
Lumiere VT: Sound plays a beautiful role in assisting us to relax and prepare our body, mind, and soul to receive love and guidance. Two dates are offered: On Thursday 2/16 at 6pm take part in a soul sound meditation. On Saturday 2/18 at 3pm, in special partnership with Cup Sage, 'fill your cup' with a sound meditation featuring cacao and refreshments. Sip slowly as you are guided through a heart meditation intuitively for you and the group. Special cost for the month of February: $35. Registration required: www.lumierevt.com/sound-sessions
St. Johnsbury Moose Lodge: Grab your sweetheart and come on out to dance and enjoy the evening with Anjo & Diamond Special rocking out on Saturday 2/18 from 8pm - midnight! Doors open at 7pm. Get Tickets and find more info: www.facebook.com/events/698275105086351
Boule: The bakery is offering a selection of Valentine's Day baked goods like cakes, cookies and cupcakes available for preorder, including gluten free and dairy free options. Make sure to plan ahead! Orders must be placed by Wednesday 2/8 for pickup on either Saturday 2/11 or Sunday 2/12. Stop in to the shop or call (802) 424-1029 to place your order. Open Wednesday through Sunday, 7am - 5pm. The full menu can be found at: www.facebook.com/Boulebakes.
St. Johnsbury Distillery is offering two dates of celebratory dinners at the Distillery Speakeasy featuring a 5-course meal with cocktails a la carte for $55 per person on either Saturday 2/11 or Tuesday 2/14. In addition to these special meals, they'll be open with limited seating by the public on both nights. Make reservations online, or by calling 802-424-1146. The Distillery Speakeasy is also open for cocktails and dinner service Thursday through Saturday, 4pm - 8pm.
Kingdom Table: They'll be open for a special meal on Tuesday 2/14 from 5pm - 9pm to help you celebrate this day for darlings. Stay tuned for the final menu, to be announced soon on Facebook: www.facebook.com/Kingdom-Table-619693361792216. Call 802-424-1455 for reservations. Also open for regular service, featuring their ALL NEW menu, Thursday through Saturday 4pm - 9pm.
Salt Bistro: Reservations are required for an extravagant Valentine’s Day date night at Salt Bistro on Tuesday 2/14. They'll be offering a special five-course prix fixe menu for $125 per person, including wine pairings with each course. Preview the menu at: www.facebook.com/VermontCateringCompany Call 802-424-1690 or visit www.saltvt.com for reservations. Also open for regular service, Wednesday through Saturday 4pm - 8pm.
Central Cafe: Central Cafe will host a celebratory dinner on Tuesday 2/14, 4pm - 8pm. Call 802-424-1344 for reservations. Follow on Facebook for updates: www.facebook.com/CentralCafestj
Cosmic Cup Cafe: Drool-worthy truffles, chocolate covered strawberries, cake pops, and more are available for pre-order. Orders must be placed by Sunday 2/12 for pickup on Valentine's Day. Stop in to the shop or call (802) 424-1590 to place your order. The full menu can be found at: www.facebook.com/CosmicCupCafe
Whirligig Brewing: Releasing the weekend prior to Valentine's Day, Whirligig will have their seasonal brew available on tap and in cans. 'Sour Flowers' is a mild sour brewed with floral tea, and it will pair exceedingly well with Whirligig's new bistro-style menu, featuring raclette cheese. Open Thursday & Friday, 4pm - 7pm, and Saturday 11am - 7pm. Follow on Facebook for updates: www.facebook.com/whirligigbrewing
Sweet Season's Farm & Artisan Confections: The Valentine's Holiday Chocolate Shop is open from Friday 2/10 through Tuesday 2/14, for all the delicious handmade chocolate confections that your heart desires, including their popular Chocolate Strawberry Cordials. Even better - purchase a box of 12 truffles and get one free! Open Friday & Saturday 10am - 6pm, Sunday from noon - 6pm, and Monday & Tuesday from 11am - 5pm. www.sweetseasonsfarmvt.com
All About Flowers: Act fast to order that special flower arrangement for the loved one in your life. Pre-orders are appreciated to guarantee availability, but they'll offer special extended hours on Monday 2/13 from 9am - 6pm and Tuesday 2/14 from 8am - 6pm for last-minute shoppers. Call (802) 748-5656 or visit allaboutflowersvt.com.
Locally Social Coffee: Locally grown flowers and locally brewed coffee - Locally Social is teaming up with Inch by Inch Permaculture to offer bouquets of their beautiful tulips by pre-order only for pickup on Valentine's Day, Tuesday 2/14. Inch by Inch is offering hand tied bouquets with one dozen long-stem, fragrant, red and pink tulips. Pick up during business hours on Tuesday 2/14 only, 6:30am - 4pm. Quantities are limited, so order soon via: inch-by-inch-permaculture.square.site
Moose River Lake & Lodge Store's wine cellar, clothing, homewares, and jewelry provide options for everyone you love. Between Thursday 2/9 and Tuesday 2/14, all jewelry is 20% off! Plus, their winter apparel sale is ongoing. Open Mondays through Saturday 10am - 5:30pm, and Sunday 11am - 4pm. www.mooseriverlakeandlodgestore.com
Art & Joy has loads of heart shaped goodies for your loved ones, including an all new artisanal chocolate truffle counter. Each chocolate is a work of art made by an award winning chocolatier from Washington State. They have quirky illustrated cards and classic old-fashioned valentines along with an assortment of sweet and unique gifts. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Closed on Mondays.
Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild: Get ready for a 20% off storewide sale only on Saturday, 2/11 ! Find exceptional handmade artwork and gifts from 100+ local artists and artisans. Sale details: www.facebook.com/NEKArtisansGuild. Open hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:30am - 5:30pm.
Natural Provisions: Get 20% off one item on Sunday, Monday, or Tuesday leading up to Valentine's Day. Sale details: www.facebook.com/NaturalProvisionsSTJ. Open hours: Monday through Saturday, 9am - 6pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Lift Medical: Illuminate your face and heart the whole month of February with 'Jillian’s Valentine’s Facial' featuring a microdermabrasion facial with a medical grade mask for $65 and 15% off all Environ products with any service. Open by appointment only. Call or text (802) 487-9383 to schedule. Details: www.facebook.com/liftmedical
Boxcar & Caboose: Stop by Hobo's Candy Counter to grab some sweets for your sweetie, or find the perfect book, game, or lego set. Open hours: Monday through Saturday, 9am - 6pm, and Sunday, 10am - 3pm.
Funding for this promotion is made possible, in part, by a Rural Business Development Grant from the USDA Rural Development.