If you need help deciding what to do for Valentine’s weekend 2016, check out these fun events and specials around the Seacoast! You’ll definitely want to check out the Portsmouth Fire and Ice Festival happening February 10-15, featuring a street party with fire dancers and ice sculptors and more!
Restaurants – Special Menus and Events
The Friendly Toast is offering two special dishes! Nothing Bundt Love (two dutch chocolate red velvet pancakes topped with whipped cream, fresh strawberries and a chocolate drizzle) and Strawberry Letter 23 (shortcake pancakes sandwiching whipped cream and fresh strawberries and topped with a hot strawberry compote).
The Atlantic Grill is hosting “Wine Me, Dine Me, and TANGO!” on Saturday, February 13 at 6PM. The event includes 4 Argentinian inspired courses with wine pairings and live Tango and Jazz music after dinner. $100/person, buy tickets here.
Pickwick’s Mercantile and Black Trumpet are teaming up for GALentine’s Day 2016, a benefit dinner in support of HAVEN. You’ll get a 3-course meal prepared by Chef Evan Mallett, along with live music, amuse-bouche, a complimentary cocktail and wine service, and a whimsical masquerade setting. $69/person, Friday, February 12 and Saturday, February 13. Click here to buy tickets.
The Franklin Oyster House is hosting a Romantic Rendezvous Dinner on Sunday, February 14th (click here for the dinner menu), as well as a Post Valentine’s Day Brunch on Monday, February 15th (click here for the brunch menu)! Dinner is $35/person.
Misto! cafe.bar.bistro has a prix-fixe 3-course menu available for Valentine’s Day, which includes many
vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options! $35/person.
Cafe Nostimo has a prix-fixe Valentine’s menu on Saturday, February 13 starting at 5PM. From 6-9PM on the same night, they’ll have live music, “The Blues with Delanie Pickering”. $25/person, includes glass of beer/wine, entree and dessert. Call 603-427-9286 for reservations.
La Maison Navarre is offering macarons with hearts formed out of raspberry and lemon cream, and a box of 6 macarons with special colors and flavors for the holiday!
The York Harbor Inn is hosting Valentine’s Day with Billy Joel and Elton John! Their 4-course dinner on Saturday, February 13 will include a musical tribute show and dance from Michael Troy & Company. $69.95/person. Click here for more information.
Strawbery Banke Museum is hosting a 3-course candlelit Valentine dinner, 5-9PM on Sunday, February 14. $75 for TWO, includes skating at Labrie Family Skate. Beer and wine available for an additional cost. For reservations, call 603-766-4300.
Shops – Sales and Special Items
Clyde’s Cupcakes has Valentine’s Day specials for chocolate covered strawberries
and cupcakes! Visit their website to order!
Kilwins Portsmouth has all of your Valentine’s candy needs, including chocolatecovered strawberries!
Hotels – February / Valentine’s Specials
The Three Chimney’s Inn has a special running for the whole month of February! The package includes a dinner voucher, breakfast, extended check-out, champagne, roses and more! Click here to see the offer.
The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire will host a Valentine’s Day Tea Party with the Queen of Hearts! Theevent features treats, festive crafts, storytime, pictures and tea! Guests are encouraged to dress up in their most whimsical attire.
The Mall at Fox Run is having Valentine’s Day Kids Crafts on Saturday, February 13 from 11AM – 1PM in Sears Court. While you’re there, grab a copy of the Sweetheart Guide for the best Valentine’s Day gifts!
G. Willikers! Toy Shop will help you make your own Valentine’s Day craft! Stop into the store anytime between Monday, February 8 and Saturday, February 13 to create a craft at their Valentine Craft MAKER Station!