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Whether you’re single or taken, love Valentine’s Day or hate it, it’s a winter holiday that has the tendency to sneak up on you. At least, it certainly feels like it snuck up on me this year — but maybe that’s because we experienced a year’s worth of extreme weather in one week. It’s enough to throw a girl off a little.If you’ve already planned a meticulously romantic dinner this year for your significant other, or a night out with your galentines, congratulations superhuman! For the rest of us, here’s a list of last-minute date ideas for Valentine’s Day 2020:
Music at Ole Red
Kentucky native JD Shelburne will be performing from 5pm-7:30pm on Valentine’s Day weekend inside Ole Red. Afterward, The Dugger Band, a Tennessee band comprised of brothers Jordan and Seth, will be performing from 8pm-10pm. Guests are served on a first come, first served basis, so I would definitely arrive early to this one.
When: Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15, 2020; 5pm-10 pm
Where: Ole Red, 511 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar can be a great location to come out, have fun and enjoy good music! Their “Party Mountain-Style Karaoke” is all about having fun with friends and family. Karaoke is available for all ages.
When: Friday, February 14 & Saturday, February 15, 2020; 9pm
Where: Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, 762 Parkway, Ste 5, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Kids Eat Free at McAlister’s (Pigeon Forge)
There’s nothing more romantic than a good deal! Up to two kids 12 or under eat free on Valentine’s Day with the purchase of an adult entrée.
Where: McAlister’s Deli, 3784 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
When: Friday, February 14, 2020; 10:30am-9pm
Live at Puckett’s — The Warman Trio
The Warman Trio will take the stage at Puckett’s for a special Valentine’s Day show. There is no cover, but tips are always appreciated. The Warman Trio is a father and two daughter band from North of Nashville who recently relocated to East Tennessee. Call 865-285-0155 to make your reservation or reserve a table on the website.
Where: Puckett’s Pigeon Forge, 2480 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
When: Friday, February 14, 2020; 7:30pm-9pm
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park
With each Valentine’s Day show ticket purchase to Lumberjack Feud, receive a FREE movie ticket to The Forge Cinemas. The movie ticket can be saved for a later date. Call 865-366-3330 to book your ticket.
Where: 2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
When: Expires Friday, February 14, 2020
Stupid Cupid Party
No matter your relationship status, Bluffs Grill and Tap invites you to celebrate this holiday and drink! They will have drink specials and a special new shot in honor of the day. DJ Ross will be there to throw on some perfect songs for the occasion.
Where: Friday, February 14, 2020; 6pm-3am
When: Bluffs Grill and Tap, 1548 Parkway, Ste 301, Sevierville, TN 37862
Valentine’s Day Couples Paint with “My Painting Party”
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique experience. This special Valentine’s Day event includes:
- Two 12×16 canvases to paint (Put them together, they become one large painting)
- Step-by-step instructions (Supplies included)
- Deluxe chocolate brownie sundaes, coffee and hot teas (Bring your own wine)
- Valentine’s Day gift bag and complimentary photo
Must pre-register! Tickets cost $59 per couple.
Where: My Painting Party, 304 Eastgate Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
When: Friday, February 14, 2020; 7pm-9:30pm
Valentine’s Day with Kirk Fleta at Gatlinburg Brewing Company
Kirk Fleta is a Knoxville musician known for his versatility. He has shared a stage with Goose Creek Symphony, the Wooten Brothers, Shawn Mullins and Marc Brousard.
Where: Gatlinburg Brewing Company, 458 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
When: Friday, February 14, 2020; 7pm-10pm
Valentine’s Day Line Dance
Bring your friends, spouse or family to a fun night of line dancing! Tickets cost $15 per person or $25 per couple with discounted rates available for large groups. Price includes a beverage and snack. Reserve your spot by calling 865-366-6383.
Where: Rock’n Rooster Events Venue, 2520 Sand Pike Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Date: Friday, February 14 2020; 6pm-9pm
Valentine’s Dinner at Junction 35 Spirits
Enjoy a Valentines dinner for two for $49.99.
- 1 Appetizer: Fried pickles / onion rings / pretzel
- 2 Entrees: Filet & shrimp / Chicken & shrimp / Filet & ribs, Chicken & ribs (with 2 sides)
- 1 Dessert: Choice of cheesecake or banana pudding
For reservations, call 865-365-1019.
Where: Junction 35, 2655 Teaster Lane Suite 280, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
When: February 13-15, 2020; 11am-9pm
Valentine’s Dinner at The Old Mill
The Old Mill Restaurant & Pottery House Cafe will be featuring special dinners:
The Old Mill Restaurant:
- Steak dinner for two for $49.99 with a choice of prime rib or ribeye
- Steak and shrimp dinner for two for $54.99 with a choice of prime rib or ribeye
- Both served with a cup of corn chowder, corn fritters, side salad, choice of potato, green beans and a choice of dessert
Pottery House Cafe
- Ribeye dinner for two for $49.99: Two ribeyes topped with grilled asparagus, served with salad, choice of side dish and a special dessert
- Ribeye & shrimp for two for $54.99: Two 8oz ribeyes, special portion of the Café’s shrimp & grits, served with salad, choice of side dish and a special dessert
Reservations are not available for either restaurant — Again, I recommend arriving early!
Where: The Old Mill, 175 Old Mill Ave, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
When: Friday, February 14, 2020
Love at First Bite — Valentine’s Day at The Hard Rock Cafe
All you need is love … and a reservation. Enjoy this special menu offerings like a lobster cobb salad, filet mignon with lobster thermidor sauce and more while sipping on a raspberry martini with your sweetie.
Where: Hard Rock Cafe, 2050 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
When: Friday, February 14, 2020; 11am-11pm
Valentine’s Painting Party
Enjoy date night with a dual 16×20 canvas painting class. Supplies and instruction included. Email [email protected] to reserve your seat.
When: Friday, February 14, 2020; 6pm-8pm
Where: Bluegreen Vacations Mountain Loft, 110 Mountainloft Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
As an honorable mention, Ripley’s Aquarium is hosting an Under the Ocean special Valentine’s Day event, and the Titanic Museum is doing a First Class Valentine’s Day Dinner — But unfortunately, both events are already sold out. Here’s to hoping for better luck next year, fellow procrastinators. Happy Valentine’s Day y’all!
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