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February 11-14

1 year ago

By Essie Klausmeyer & Rachel Love

Love is in the air this #WacoWeekend! Whether you want a romantic picnic with your love or need to find your special someone by speed dating in an escape room, there are plenty of valentine festivities for you! Check out our list of Valentine’s dinners and events to find your perfect date or night out with friends! Follow us on our social media (@Wacoan) to keep up with events, giveaways, and more or check out our digital edition at



Valentine’s Day Dinners
World Cup Cafe’s 11th Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner – 5:30 and 7 p.m., Friday, February 12
Valentine’s Dinner at Barnett’s Public House – 5:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday, February 14
Saint Valentine’s Day Dinner at Milo All Day – Saturday and Sunday, February 14
Six at Six Dinner at Lighthouse Coffee & Wine – 6 p.m. Thursday, February 11
Valentine’s Chef’s Dinner at The Olive Branch – 7 p.m. Sunday, February 14
Valentine’s Weekend Three Course Take Home Dinner Experience from Harvest on 25th – February 12, 13 &14
1. Grab your gals for a at Cultivate 7twelve! This Saturday, gather for an afternoon of yoga, flower arranging and bubbly! The best part – you get to bring home your beautifully arranged bouquet! Get the details here.
2. Saturdays are for the girls – and mimosas! Head over to Board and Brush to create your own wooden sign for their event Saturday morning. Need some creative time with your significant other? Rally back Saturday evening for Board and Brush’s Valentine’s Day Couples’ Workshop at 5 p.m. Read more here.

3. Have you ever wondered which Girl Scout Cookie would pair best with a Cabernet Sauvignon? Barnett’s Public House has your answer at their event this Saturday! After this, make sure to add cookie connoisseur to your resume! Find out more here.

4. Calling all Waco daughters and dads! The Waco Social and Milo All Day are hosting the ultimate daddy-daughter date this Saturday. Learn how to style and braid your daughter’s hair while bonding over a delicious brunch at Learn more here.

5. Speed-dating with a twist! is hosting a speed-dating event with singles working their way through two 30-minute escape rooms. Break the ice, munch on snacks, and snag a date before the time runs out this Saturday! If all goes well, you can bring your date back on Sunday for the Downtown Waco Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt with Waco Escape Rooms. Learn more here.

6. Feel the love at Cultivate 7twelve this Friday and Saturday at their ! Local vendors, art, flowers, and more will be featured to create the ultimate shopping experience. Mini photo shoot sessions will also be available for you and your sweetheart! Don’t miss out, find the details here.
7. Dine with lions, tigers and bears this Saturday at the Cameron Park Zoo’s ! You and your partner will receive lunch for two, four drink tickets, a picnic blanket and a celebration rose. After a romantic lunch, explore the zoo with who you’re Wild About on a Valentine’s Day themed scavenger hunt! To learn more about this wild adventure, visit here.

8. Want to share your love with some talented artists this weekend? Visit the Martin Museum of Art to see exhibit as well as The Art of Landscape exhibition. Find out more here.

Live Entertainment

Cody Canada, The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, 8:30 p.m.
Larissa Boyd, Freight Icehouse & Yardbar, 8:00 p.m.
Comedy Show at Rogue Media Studio, hosted by Waco Escape Rooms partnered with Know Waco and Brazos Theatre, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Huser Brother Band, Melody Ranch, 9:00 p.m.

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