Looking for something lovely to do to celebrate Valentine's Day in Northwest Indiana? We've put together some Valentine's date ideas and events happening around the region to enjoy with your special someone! 

Rod Steward at Hard Rock

Sing and Dance the Night Away

Can you feel the love tonight? You will if you check out a concert by Elton Jeff and The Honky Cats at Memorial Opera House in Valparaiso on the Saturday before Valentine's Day, February 10, 2024. And have I told you lately that Rod Stewart is also performing his greatest hits live at Hard Rock Casino in Gary? You can also reach out and touch your special someone at the Depeche Mode Experience concert at Hobart Art Theater. They'll have special guest Electric Duke - A Tribute to David Bowie, too.

Grab your Crush on Friday after Valentine's, February 16, 2024, with a Dave Matthews tribute band at Hobart Art Theater.

Winter Cross Country Skiing at the Dunes

Outdoor Fun

If snow is in the forecast for Valentine’s Day, get outside for a snowshoe hike at the Indiana Dunes National Park or go cross-country skiing at one of the Lake County Parks! You can also go ice skating at places like Crown Point's Bulldog Park, Deep River Waterpark or Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza. Check out this other blog for ways to get outdoors with your significant other.

Mascot Hall of Fame Whiting

Play Like a Kid

Up Your Alley in Schererville has great food, cocktails and a large selection of draft beer, but the best part is they also have bowling, axe throwing, an arcade, laser tag and cybersport! Not far away is JAK'S Warehouse with rock walls, sky trail ropes courses, indoor bumper cars and go-karts plus plenty of modern arcade games. You can also have a lot of fun at Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting where you can see how well you both would do at being mascots.

Massage at the Spa

Relax and Unwind

Check out our blog for some ways you and your loved one can relax and unwind in the region! Try floating in a pod or sensory deprivation tank, get massages and pedicures or even hang out with some cats! 

Byway Valentine's Day Dinner

Special Valentine's Day Dinners

A romantic dinner is a must for Valentine's dates. Here are some restaurants with special dinners planned, but you can also find a great variety of places to dine on our 14 Fabulous Region Restaurants for that Perfect Valentine's Dinner blog.

Byway's 5- Course Dinner

Byway Brewing in Hammond is having their delicious 5-course Valentine's Day dinner! Reserve your spot here early to indulge in these well-crafted dishes with your special someone. While you're there, try their Valentine's Day Signature Cocktail - a Red Velvet Martini!

Valentine's Day Dinner and Live Music at Four Corners

Celebrate this romantic day at Four Corners Winery & Wedding Venue in Valparaiso. Their Valentine's Day dinner includes a bottle of wine, a delicious meal and live music. Call 219-286-3603 to reserve.

Bedarra's Valentine's Dinner

All are cordially invited to join Bedarra Bar in Crown Point for a plated 3-course dinner with dessert and cocktail of your choice featuring their Southern Belle Sour, Cupid Spritz or a glass of Prosecco. Reserve your table here.

Valentine's Dinner at Shady Creek

Reserve a table at Shady Creek Winery in Valparaiso for their Valentine’s Dinner​ with your two passions - wine and your sweetheart! Dinner will feature a carefully crafted dinner, with your choice of entrée and a pour of their Bubbly Rose. Get your table here.

Fuzzyline Valentine's Day Luau

Fuzzyline Brewing in Highland is bringing the islands to NWI with a full Hawaiian food and drink menu on Valentine's Day! Not sure what your plans are yet or don't have a date? Don't worry - no reservations ... or even a date ... is required!

Farmhouse Wine & Bourbon Dinner 

Get your tickets for this special dinner and tasting at The Farmhouse Restaurant at Fair Oaks Farms on February 10, 2024! This memorable night will also include live music and dancing for all the lovebirds out there. Special hotel room rates, with a gift in each room, are also available for couples looking to truly relax into the romance of the weekend! Find more details here.

Places to Stay along Lake Michigan


Experience a wonderful stay at one of the many unique hotels, inns, or bed and breakfasts! Whether you want to spend time in a new town or just want a quiet getaway, these are all relaxing options! Check out our blog on Unique Stays in NWI.

Sweet Home Indiana St. John

The Perfect Gift

Don’t forget the flowers! Order a beautiful bouquet ahead of time from Williams Florist in Highland. If you are looking for a gift to go with your flowers, stop into a place like Sweet Home Indiana for cute gifts for everyone. They also have a man-cave corner with great gifts for the man in your life.

For more gift ideas your significant other or even gal pals will love, check out this blog to find Valentine's gifts from the Region.

Whatever you choose to do with your loved one or friends, we hope you have a great Valentine’s Day! Let us know what you do by using the #AlongtheSouthShore.


Valentine's Day Gifts from the Region

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