You don't have to have a significant other to celebrate Valentine's Day. You also don't have to give flowers and chocolate like everyone else.

Whether you're a dinner and a movie type, or prefer to seek something more adventurous and off the beaten path, Northeast Ohio has a Valentine's Day event for you. From Galentine's Day celebrations with your friends to romantic dinners for two, check our out list of the area's coolest V-Day events.

Things to do 

Akron Art Museum

What: Take a special couples' tour of the museum as you learn all about love stories behind the works of art. You'll end your evening with champagne and chocolates for the ultimate date night. Learn more here.

Where: Akron Art Museum, 1 South High St., Akron

When: Feb. 14, 6 p.m.

Bedford Downtown Chocolate Walk

What: Head to downtown Bedford, where you'll receive a map to visit all the city's sweet spots for a chocolate challenge. In the end, you'll join the other competitors for a raffle drawing. Get tickets here.

Where: Sirna's Cafe, 795 Broadway Ave., Bedford

When: Feb. 16, 3-6 p.m.

Burlesco at The 9

What: Head to The 9's Alex Theater for a special Valentine's burlesque show, complete with glitz and glamour. Get tickets here.

Where: Alex Theater, Metropolitan at The 9, 2017 E. 9th St., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 8 p.m.

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra's 'Cupid in the CLE'

What: Hear Northeast Ohio's Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with international trombonist Jiggs Whigham and vocalist Evelyn Wright. This special Valentine's show marks makes for a lively date night. Get tickets here.

Where: BLU Jazz+, 47 E. Market St., Akron

When: Feb. 16, 8 p.m.

Drake Party at House of Blues

What: If anyone knows the pain of love, it's Drizzy himself. Get in your feelings and head to the House of Blues' Drake Party, where DJs will be spinning your favorite Drake hits. Get tickets here

Where: House of Blues, 308 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 9 p.m.

Get Stupid with Cupid

What: If you're not a fan of Valentine's Day, or you're still getting over that last breakup, consider Wild Eagle Saloon's Stupid Cupid three-day event. Thursday is Ladies' Night, Friday is Hall Pass Friday and Saturday is Side Piece Saturday. Learn more here.

Where: Wild Eagle Saloon, 921 Huron Road, Cleveland

When: Feb. 14-16, 10 p.m.

I Do at Crocker Park

What: For those looking to take things to the next level, Crocker Park is offering weddings without all the fuss. Couples can get married for $50, as long as they have a marriage license and are registered. Ceremonies are 20 minutes long and one lucky couple will win a free honeymoon. Learn more here.

Where: Crocker Park, Westlake

When: Feb. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ogrefest at Brew Kettle

What: Brew Kettle is celebrating bold beers and big food all week, meaning you can find high gravity beers and some outrageous food. The week-long event starts Feb. 8 and runs through Feb. 17. Learn more here.

Where: Brew Kettle, 8377 Pearl Road, Strongsville

When: Feb. 8-17

Piano Valentine at Beachland 

What: Spend the evening with some live music at Beachland, where you'll see Rachel Brown, Mark Freeman, anitakeys and Ryan Guitar Anderson. Get tickets here.

Where: Beachland Tavern, 15711 Waterloo, Cleveland

Pink the Rink at University Circle

What: Take your sweetheart ice skating at The Rink at Wade Oval, where the ice will be dyed pink. Learn more here.

Where: Wade Oval, 10820 East Blvd., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 4-8 p.m.

Pop Rock and Doo Wopp

What: Spend your evening at Lorain's historic Palace Theatre with an evening of love songs from the late 50s to early 60s. Hear from former lead singer of the Platters Sonny Turner, The Skyliners, The Chiffons and more. Get tickets here.

Where: Lorain Palace Theatre, 617 Broadway Ave., Lorain

When: Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Rick Springfield

What: If you wish you had Jessie's girl, consider inviting her out to Rick Springfield's Stripped Down performance at the Rocksino. Get tickets here.

Where: Hard Rock Rocksino, 10777 Northfield Road, Northfield

When: Feb. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Rock Hall's Rock & Roll Valentine

What: Take your Valentine to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's Rock Hall Nights event. The theme is rock and roll relationships, meaning the experience will include love, lust, anger and all the usual emotions. You can test your trivia knowledge of rock's most notorious couples, as well as try the Love Hurts Scavenger Hunt. Learn more here.

Where: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland

When: Feb. 13, 6-9 p.m.

Run 4 Love

What: Join the virtual Run 4 Love, a race you run anywhere you want at any point during the month of February. You can run a 5K, 10K or half marathon, and the course is up to you. A portion of every entry fee will benefit Heart to Heart International in honor of National Heart Month. Click here to get registered.

Where: Cleveland

When: Feb 14-28

Tower City weddings

What: If you're looking for a special venue to get hitched, consider Tower City's annual event, where Cleveland Municipal Court performs weddings for the 10th year. You'll say "I do" on the grand staircase and become one of many couples to have taken part in the tradition. You'll need your marriage license and must register through the court. Learn more here.

Where: Tower City Center, 230 W. Huron Road, Cleveland

When: Feb. 14

Valentine's Day Carnival at Happy Dog

What: Head to Happy Dog and enjoy the Brazilian sounds of the Paulo Costa Trio. Tickets for the all ages show can be purchased here.

Where: Happy Dog, 5801 Detroit Road, Cleveland

When. Feb. 14, 9 p.m.

Things to eat

Buca di Beppo

What: Share Buca's Valentine's Love Package with your significant other, which gets you a heart-shaped lasagna for two, garlic bread, salad and a chocolate chip cannoli for $49.99. Make reservations here.

Where: Buca di Beppo participating locations

When: Feb. 14

Champagne Dreams & Valentine's Wishes at Astoria

What: Astoria Cafe & Market is curating a five-course menu with each course accompanied by a special champagne. Fill up on decadent dishes and top them off with plenty of bubbly. Get tickets here.

Where: Astoria Cafe & Market, 5417 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 7-9 p.m.

Distill Table

What: Lakewood's Distill Table is offering a special menu all Valentine's weekend. The menu includes various options including cheese, shrimp and steak offerings and beverage pairings. Learn more here.

Where: Distill Table, 14221 Madison Ave., Lakewood

When: Feb. 14-16

Greenhouse Tavern

What: Greenhouse Tavern is offering a special Valentine's Day menu which includes oysters, scallops and panna cotta. See the full menu here and don't forget to make reservations.

Where: Greenhouse Tavern, 2038 E. 4th St., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 5-9 p.m.

Heinen's wine social

What: Head to Heinen's beautiful downtown location, where you can try a sampling of five romantic wines. Get tickets here.

Where: Heinen's, 900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 

When: Feb. 5:30 p.m.

High and Low Winery

What: High and Low is offering a special romantic food and wine dinner inside their tasting room, making for a romantic setting. The menu includes a bottle of champagne, cheese board, salad, flatbread and mousse. Get tickets here.

Where: High and Low Winery, 588 Medina Road, Medina

When: Feb. 14, 6-10 p.m.

JACK Casino

What: Head to JACK Cleveland Casino, where the Seven Chefs Buffet will serve a special dinner spread full of date night foods. The JACK Thistledown Racino's Millcreek Grille is also offering a Valentine's Day special of a four-course meal from Feb. 10-17.

Where: 100 Public Square, Cleveland; 21501 Emery Road, North Randall

Kitchen 216

What: Cook your own Valentine's meal at Kitchen 216. You'll make your own meal, which includes steak and chocolate lava cakes, and a cash bar will be on hand to keep you happy. Sign up here.

Where: Kitchen 216, 2800 Euclid Ave., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m.

Live, Love, Laugh Brunch at Landerhaven

What: Enjoy an elegant brunch and live entertainment at Landerhaven. The event includes a live band, comedian and some other surprises. Learn more here.

Where: Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Heights

When: Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Make your own French macarons

What: Make something sweet with your sweetheart as you learn to make macaron shells and fillings. You'll end up with one dozen to take home -- if you don't eat them all before you get there. Register here

Where: Cool Beans Cafe, 103 W. Liberty St., Medina

When: Feb. 14, 6-8 p.m.

Platform's cookie dough and beer tasting

What: Indulge in something sweet with your evening drinks at Platform Beer Co. as you try specially paired cookie dough and beer tastings. You'll get to try CLE Cookie Dough Co. with Platform beers, all for $20. Get tickets here.

Where: Platform Beer Co., 4125 Lorain Ave., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 6-9 p.m.

Spaghetti dinner at Brewnuts

What: You know Brewnuts for the donuts and beer, but things change on Valentine's Day. For the second year, Brewnuts will break out the checkered tablecloths and transform into an Italian restaurant serving homemade spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread donuts and champagne. Learn more about it here.

Where: Brewnuts, 6501 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 5:30-10 p.m.

Galentine's Day


What: Brewnuts is rolling out the pink carpet for a Galentine's brunch and dinner, complete with private tables, mimosas and a brunch bar. Reservations for a table of six are $180. Learn more here.

Where: Brewnuts, 6501 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

When: Feb. 13, 5:30-10 p.m.

Galentine's Day Massacre

What: This one's for the anti-love crowd. Lakewood's LBM viking bar is hosting its second WLBM, where the female butchers of Saucisson and LBM's female bartenders team up for a night of great food and drink. Learn more here.

Where: LBM, 12301 Madison Ave., Lakewood

When: Feb. 13, 4 p.m. to midnight

Ladies Celebrating Ladies at Yuzu

What: Head to Lakewood's Yuzu, the master of themed events, for a special Galentine's party complete with vegan brunch, wine samples and drink specials. Learn more here.

Where: Yuzu,13603 Madison Ave., Lakewood

When: Feb. 13, 5-11 p.m.

Loving She

What: Celebrate self love at She Collective's class, which teaches exercises on self-acceptance, strength and connecting with others. Learn more here.

Where: She Collective, 16511 Hilliard Road, Lakewood

When: Feb. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wine dinner at Spice

What: Gather up your girl gang and head to Spice Kitchen + Bar for a four-course dinner with special wine pairings featuring caviar, champagne and chocolate. Learn more here.

Where: Spice, 5800 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

When: Feb. 14, 6:30-9:30 p.m.