Whether you need supplies to craft a homemade card or you’re looking for the perfect off-the-shelf gift, Wichita is a regional shopping destination with one-of-a-kind shops and got-it-all shopping centers. Read our blog post on where to find gifts from the heart in Wichita and consult our shop local guide, too. Visit our shopping webpage to learn about our partner retail and service businesses in Wichita, from the health and well-being gifts or gift certificates to incredible spots to pick up sweets and treats.
Planning Time Together
We’ve got date night itineraries for all four seasons and, just in time for Valentine’s Day, this list of off the beaten path ways to spend time with those you love. Use these resources and your creativity to come up with the perfect date night to fit your style and budget!
Dining and Drinking
Whether you’re looking for a place to get a drink before a show, a spot for dessert to end the night together, or you’re planning your night around drinks, dinner and dessert, Wichita has an array of options.
Several of our craft breweries and wineries have Valentine’s Day special events planned (see events below), and there’s always something interesting stirring at immersive tiki bar Lava & Tonic, classy Cana Wine and Cocktails, speakeasy-style Dockum as well as other Wichita bars and nightclubs.
The most recent Wine Spectator magazine list of Restaurant Awards recognized five Wichita restaurants for their wine lists: 6S Steakhouse, Scotch & Sirloin, Siena Tuscan Steakhouse, Vora Restaurant European and Wine Dive.
We’ve also compiled this list of romantic drink spots in Wichita and read about these 11 upscale restaurants in Wichita that are perfect for special occasions.
You’ll find creative desserts across the city at our restaurants and bars but one truly unique concept is the sweet lounge at all three Wichita Cocoa Dolce Chocolates locations: Old Town, Bradley Fair and New Market Square. Enjoy wine and chocolate pairings, chocolate martinis and other beverages as well as a wide selection of gelato, macarons, pastries and more.
We’ve included Valentine’s specials from a number of restaurants in the list below. Many more of our more than 1,200 eateries will have specials, peruse this larger list of Wichita restaurants. Then, check the social media accounts for those of interest.
Attending Special Events
Wichita attractions and businesses love to help you celebrate love. Here are some of the events and activities they have planned for the extended weekend of Valentine’s Day 2022.
Little Valentine Hands-on Craft Activity: Chicken N Pickle is hosting a free Valentine's event for kids Feb. 12-13. They'll enjoy making a take-home craft while you enjoy a cold drink or a game of pickleball with your friends!
Paint the Towne, Wichita’s original paint and sip studio, has couples, singles and family painting events throughout the first half of February with an emphasis on love. Choose from Rustic Valentine, Love Bugs, Coffee for Two, Cheers to Love, Mr. & Mrs. Valentine and Princess Party. There are also $8 to-go kits available in a variety of themes.
Valentine’s Day Weekend & Valentine’s Day at the Candle Club: It’s not too late to purchase a membership to the Candle Club, a members only private dinner club, so that you can enjoy a special Valentine’s menu and outstanding local entertainment from Feb. 11-14. Three of Wichita’s premier music acts are on the schedule: Annie Up, The Fabulous Shirtheads and Patz.
Valentine’s Weekend & Valentine’s Day at 6S Steakhouse: Executive chef Jennifer Reifschneider has put together two special Valentine’s menus, one for Feb. 12 and 13 and one for Feb. 14. Each features options to choose a starter, a soup or salad, an entrée and a dessert. Prices are $75 per person on Saturday and Sunday, $85 on Monday, when you can also enjoy live music from J. Michael. Find the 6S Steakhouse menus and reservations online.
Jenny Dawn Cellars special events: Make Reservations for the Feb. 11 Valentine’s Day Wine and Jazz Dinner or Feb. 12 Valentine’s Day Wine and Jazz Dinner and enjoy an evening of live jazz music by Micah White and Chris Shaw, a three-course meal with a mocha mouse cake for dessert and a bottle of award-winning wine. Cost is $100 per couple, all tables will be properly distanced.
Friday, Feb. 11
Stain & Stem – Valentine’s Sign Making Class: Drink wine and make something special together at this special Friday night Stain & Stem class Feb. 11 at Grace Hill Winery. Grey and Shannon from Stepp Design & Decor will walk you through the process of distressing your sign, staining with a color of your choice and applying and painting the stencil design. No artistic ability needed! Admission of $45/couple can be purchased online and includes choice of signs and all supplies needed, plus a glass of wine. Additional wine and snacks will be available for purchase.
Valentine & Violins Package: The Ambassador Hotel Autograph Collection and its Siena Tuscan Steakhouse are offering a sweetheart of a deal. This packaged experience includes luxurious guest room accommodations for two for the night of Feb. 11, complimentary sparkling wine at check in, a three course fixed menu dinner in Siena Tuscan Steakhouse (alcohol, tax and gratuity not included) and two tickets to see renowned violinist Caroline Campbell perform with the Wichita Grand Opera with transportation to the performance in an Escalade. Book the package using promo code LUV.
Saturday, Feb. 12
A Celebration of Sisterhood at The Workroom: The Workroom has a great Galentine’s Day planned on Feb. 12 that will include a complimentary waffle bar, wine, time to spend with friends and some of the best local shopping. Among the pop ups planned: Love in the Mix LLC (Valentine’s Day cookies), Lamphouse Photo Booth (with Parks and Rec photo frames), Inner Light Body Works (massages), Tarm Arts (locally made jewelry), Sunflower Espresso’s coffee bus and Mama Nature Yoga (belly chains and more).
St. Valentine's Day Bloody Mary Brunch: Make your way to Twister City Harley-Davidson on Feb. 12 to shop for your valentine, enjoy tasty treats and sip on bloody marys starting at $5. The drinks will be served by Harleys Angels and you can customize your own drink with the extensive garnish bar.
Duets for My Valentine at Crown Uptown Theatre: Enjoy a dreamy evening of dance performances on Feb. 12 at the Crown Uptown Theater. The evening will include new work and repertory by Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, a new work, “Shades of Love” by guest choreographer Tristian Griffin from Kansas City and “InsideOut” by Nick Johnson, former director of Wichita State University’s Dance Program. Tickets are $25/$30 ($20 for seniors; $10 for students). Start the night off right by attending the pre-show rendezvous: a $15 per person add-on that includes a special wine tasting with Grace Hill Winery, delicious treats, good music and an opportunity to preview and bid on silent auction items.
Valentine’s Dinner at Tanya’s Soup Kitchen: Italian is the theme for this year’s event on Feb. 12 at Tanya’s Soup Kitchen. Start the evening with a champagne toast before enjoying an antipasto platter, grilled wedge salad and a “Not So Traditional” Italian wedding soup with Kelly Rae’s signature flair. The main entrée for the evening is a choice of roasted chicken in a creamy Tuscan sauce over mushroom risotto OR lobster mac & cheese. Zabaione with fresh fruit alongside homemade limoncello caps off the night. Cost is $90 per person and reservations are required.
Valentine's Dance with Bucky Fowler at Wichita Union Stockyards: Make plans to head to Wichita Union Stockyards Feb. 12 for its Valentine’s Dance featuring Bucky Fowler & Southern Charm. A food truck will be serving Mexican food, flowers will be available and a photographer available. A surprise Valentine’s package will be given away to one lucky attendee. Tickets are $15 per person.
Sunday, Feb. 13
SOLD OUT - Valentine's Cupcake & Beer Pairing: The annual beer and cupcake pairing in Feb. 13 at Nortons Brewing Co. makes for an incredible date night! Sample four beers each, paired expertly with four different cupcakes to share! The cupcakes are prepared by Morgan Farruggia of Fox and Thistle and the brews are LuvBug, Polkadot Princess, A Good Amber and Don’t Poke the Bear. Nortons also is running a ribeye steak special for dinner if you decide to make a full day of it!
Monday, Feb. 14
Valentine’s Day Wine & Food Tasting at Alzavino Wine Tavern: This Feb. 14 event has five full courses and five wine pairings from Ad Astra Selections. The full menu is available on the Alzavino website but here is a teaser: the main course of grilled lamb chops, roasted garlic and parmesan mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and onion is paired with Sheridan, a Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon. Tickets are sold as tables so that you can enjoy the meal with your party only. There are tables for two, four and one 8-top available. Cost is $75/person.
Valentine’s Dinner with Music from Rudy Love Jr.: Normally closed on Monday, Public will open Feb. 14 so you can celebrate love with a special menu and live music from singer/songwriter Rudy Love Jr. Choose from a six-course tasting menu ($55 per person) or from dinner specials. Drink pairings also are available.
Adios Increíble: Valentine’s Dinner: Get your tickets by Feb. 7 in order to enjoy Feb. 14 with a night of romantic vibes and awesome food provided by Adios Nachoria inside WAVE. The five-course menu includes charred romaine with mole de calabaza; lamb pozole; pork loin with guajillo and fig coulis, shaved fennel and pickled pear; shrimp and nopal tamale with mole verde; and flan with dulce de leche. The meal is paired with three cocktails. Cost is $75 per person for the 21+ only event.
Valentine's Day Flights N Bites: This Feb. 14 event at Chicken N Pickle features a guided tour by a local Boulevard Brewery Representative. Tickets are $40 per person and includes four Boulevard beer tastings paired with tasty Chicken N Pickle bites: pickled chicken slider, smoked brisket arancini, figgy piggy and churro waffle.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
Galentine’s Day at the Gnome: Gather the gals for some much-needed friend time on Feb. 15 in the Hopping Gnome Brewing Company taproom or take it all to-go and celebrate from home! HGBC has been aging a sour brew in a Jenny Dawn Cellars wine barrel for six months and they are ready for you to try the new Winey B. On Feb. 15, limited edition Winey B cans will be available in the taproom and to go and there will be a fresh batch on tap. From 5 to 8 p.m. there will also be food delivery with Big B’s Beef from, make your own earrings with gnomie Aida Steinholm, special Galentine’s donuts from Donut Whole plus the usual coloring and other activities.