Valentine’s Day is always a big deal here at Best of NJ, and each year we put together a huge listing of events and attractions. Below, you’ll find a frequently updated list of themed content, followed by links to Valentine’s Day events across New Jersey broken down by region. If you see something we missed, just drop us a line and you can submit an event. If you’d rather just see the entire list of all Valentine’s Day events in NJ, just scroll to the bottom of this post.

This is also where we’ll be curating all of our Valentine’s-themed content, so be sure to bookmark this page and visit back each week, as we’ll have brand new features to match our ever-expanding event listings. (Note: If there aren’t any events listed below, we typically build them out about a month in advance of the holiday, so be sure to bookmark this page and stay tuned.)


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N.J. Valentine’s Day by Region:

North Jersey Valentine’s Day

Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Sussex & Warren County

Central Jersey Valentine’s Day

Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset & Union County

South Jersey Valentine’s Day

Burlington, Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester & Salem County

Jersey Shore Valentine’s Day

Atlantic, Cape May, Ocean & Monmouth County


Featured Valentine’s Day Restaurants & Events

Piazza Di Roma

Location: 1178 Highway 34, Aberdeen
Valentine’s Day Hours: Piazza di Roma will celebrate Valentine’s Day on Saturday, February 11 from 7:30 pm to midnight
Menu: Couples in attendance will be treated to an expansive dinner featuring hors d’oeuvres, Caesar salad and penne alla vodka, your choice of three main course options including chicken Francese, broiled salmon and prime rib followed by dessert and coffee.
Details: Piazza di Roma’s 20th Annual Valentine’s Dinner Dance offers a night of great food, dancing and more than four hours of premium open bar service. For $180 per couple, you can celebrate the special person in your life with an unforgettable night out on the town in Aberdeen.
More info: www.piazzadiroma.com or call 732-583-3565

Garden State Wine Growers Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

Event Dates: Saturday, February 11 – Sunday, February 12
Featured Wineries: Bellview Winery, Terhune Orchards, Laurita Winery
Details: Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year dedicated to perfect pairings, and there’s only one match that goes better than you and your significant other: Wine and chocolate. Garden State Wine Growers is hosting a Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend complete with tastings, new releases, live music and, of course, wine and chocolate pairings. Click here to view the participating wineries across the state and their Valentine’s Day weekend specials and offerings.
More info: www.newjerseywines.com or call 609-588-0085


Valentine’s Day Features

SinglesGuideValentine’s Day Survival Guide for Singles

It’s “almost” Valentine’s Day – that’s right, it’s less than a month until an entire weekend of candy hearts and kisses and (possibly overpriced) roses for those who are happily coupled. Unfortunately, that does not include you. Here’s how to get through the weekend without feeling jealous of other people’s gushy romantic behavior…

Valentine's Day Rose5 Pro Tips for Throwing a Valentine’s Day Wedding

Valentine’s Day is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic days of the year. Between go-to hallmarks of love like flowers, chocolates and champagne, really, how could you possibly go wrong? So, it’s only fitting that Valentine’s Day-themed nuptials are the perfect way to heighten an already amorous affair.

Family ValentinesFamily-Friendly Valentine’s Events in NJ

Love is in the air! Valentine’s Day may be known for romance between couples, but New Jersey has some fun and festive events geared toward families too. Celebrate together this February with one of the family-friendly New Jersey events listed below. You’ll find unique crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides, a chocolate festival, and more…

Wine and Chocolate Pairing GuideValentine’s Wine and Chocolate Pairing Guide

Few things conjure the idea of romance as vividly as wine and chocolate. Both are absolutely decadent, sinfully delicious, and — depending on whom you ask — can lead to relaxed, um, inhibitions (bow-chicka-wow-wow). In fact, chocolate has been linked to sexy times since the days of the Aztecs. As for wine, well…

Romantic Restaurants with the Best View in NJ

It’s that time of year again: The time for heart-shaped everything. The time for chocolates and flowers and romantic dinners and pudgy little cherubs shooting arrows around town like they’re some matchmaking version of Katniss in The Hunger Games. That’s right, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching…

Top 10 Best Place to Propose in New Jersey

It is that time of year when love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is upon us, and nervous gents all across NJ will be bending down on one knee to propose marriage to their lovely ladies. (Or, for the non-traditional crowds, any combination in between. Oh, and ladies, you can propose too these days.) Which is why Best of NJ spoke to Julianne Cantarella…


Valentine’s Day Events in NJ


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Couples Corks & Canvas

Thursday, February 9, 2017: Grab your Partner and meet at the winery for a Special Valentine’s Date Night with Paint-A-Treasure hosting Corks & Canvas Painting!  You’ll love uncorking your creative spirits as the combinations of wine, …


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Valentine's Day Sweetheart Special

Friday, February 10, 2017: Come in and enjoy a special Valentines's Day Flight and Chocolate covered strawbery pairing! Different types of event tickets for purchase. All flights include a one hour flight experience with ambassadors …


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Valentine's Chocolate Walk & Carriage Rides

Friday, February 10, 2017: Everyone's favorite Bordentown City event is back! Just in time for Valentine's Day!! Participating businesses open their doors for a Free evening of fun and chocolate treats! Enjoy a leisurely ride through …


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Valentine’s Day Masked Ball at Lambert Castle

Friday, February 10, 2017: Don a mask and join in at Lambert Castle for some dancing. Light refreshment will be served. Cash Bar. Semi-formal attire requested. No one under 21 will be admitted. Reservations required. Call …


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Valentine Drop-in Craft

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Love is in the air at the Museum! Tour the new exhibit, “Garden State” and make a Valentine’s Day craft to take home to your friends and family. Included with $5 Admission. …


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Valentine's Day Storytime

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Join in for Storytime and activities in celebration of Valentine's Day. Featured titles are The Secret Life of Squirrels: A Love Story and Valentine's Day Is Cool. Don't miss out! Info


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My little man & me: Valentine’s Day party!

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Get ready for Valentine’s Day with your little man! Moms, grandmas, and aunts: grab your sons, grandsons, and nephews and have some fun! Enjoy games, crafts, snacks, punch, and a photo …


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Valentine’s Dessert Tour in Downtown Jersey City

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Calling all sweet tooths! Celebrate the season of love with your significant other, your best friend, or whoever else holds a special place in your heart! This dessert tour is …


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Valentine's Dinner & Show at The Flanders Hotel

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Enjoy a romantic evening with a delicious dinner and special Valentine’s Show on Saturday, February 11th, 2017. Info


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Date Night at Turtle Back Zoo

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Tired of the same old dinner and a movie? Curious about the dating habits of some of the wilder residents of Turtle Back Zoo? Plan for you and your valentine …


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Valentine's Dinner Cruise

Saturday, February 11, 2017: This year, share an unbeatable experience with your sweetheart when you cozy up on deck!  Buffet-style Valentine Dinner Menu. Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00pm - 10:00pm. Includes a rose for …


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Valentine’s Day Dance

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Brush off your dancing shoes, invite your sweetheart, and get ready to celebrate at a fun-filled Valentine’s Day Dance to benefit the Dominican Nuns of Summit Centennial Campaign. Includes a …


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Valentine’s Dinner @ Laurita Winery

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Join Laurita Winery for Dinner on Valentine’s Weekend with the one you love in the most romantic place in the world! Reservations are required and Dinner will sell out. Please call 732-542-5050 …


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Valentine’s Dinner & Dancing Night!

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Get ready for a wonderful night of dinner and dancing at Cucina Calandra on Saturday, February 11 from 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm. Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner while professionals from Arthur …


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Valentine's Dinner and Dancing at Piazza Di Roma

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Valentine’s Dinner and Dancing A Night of Romance & Dancing at Piazza Di Roma 20th Annual Valentine's Dinner Dance Saturday, February 11 from 7:30 pm - 12:00 am 4 1/2 …


Darlene Love

Darlene Love

Saturday, February 11, 2017: She’s back again for Valentine’s Weekend! Through the years, Darlene Love continues to captivate audiences worldwide with her warm, gracious stage presence and sensational performances. Tickets: 201.227.1030


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The St. Valentine's Tradition: Marc Anthony

Saturday, February 11, 2017: Two-time Grammy and five-time Latin Grammy Award-winner Marc Anthony will return to Prudential Center for his third consecutive Valentine’s Day weekend celebration! The February performance marks the first in Prudential Center’s …


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Sunday Valentine’s Brunch!

Sunday, February 12, 2017: Valentine’s Day Brunch with your Love…in one of the most romantic places in the world…Laurita Winery! Two Seatings: 10-10:30am & 1-1:15pm. Reservations are required and Brunch will sell out, please …


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Valentine's Brunch Cruise

Sunday, February 12, 2017: This year, share an unbeatable experience with your sweetheart when you cozy up on deck! Buffet-style Brunch. Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm. Includes a champagne toast for adults …


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Valentine's Special High Tea at The Flanders Hotel

Sunday, February 12, 2017: A Special Valentine's Tea on Sunday, February 12th at 2pm. Enjoy this special afternoon with tea, an assortment of Savories, Tea Sandwiches and Sweet Delights while enjoying live music. Perfect afternoon …


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Valentine's Wine Dinner at Di Paolo's Ristorante

Monday, February 13, 2017: Di Paolo's Ristorante is offering a Seven Course Valentine’s Wine Dinner on Monday, February 13th. Info


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Central Park Love & Tacos

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Love & Tacos for Valentine's Day! Bottomless tacos for two $40 for a couple - includes 2 glasses of champagne! Complimentary Sweethearts & Sombreros! Info


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Spa Dew Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Offering body scrub, massage, facial skincare and couples massage & facials. Info


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Toddler Valentine's Day Storytime

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Get ready to have fun at a special Valentine’s Day themed program designed for the toddler on the go. Stories, songs, movement, and a craft. 18-35 months. Registration is requested; …


Frozen in Ice: Carnival

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: This indoor/outdoor event will feature more than 100 tons of ice transformed into breathtaking displays by the amazing ice artists at Sculpted Ice Works. Info


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Valentine's Day at Casamari

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Celebrate with your valentine at Casamari Italian Traditions. New chef selected creations for the occasion! Info


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Love in the Forest

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: It is Valentine’s Day, and love is in the air! Learn about how animals find and attract their mates in New Jersey, and see some of the most incredible mating …


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Franklinville Inn's Valentine's Dinner

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Plan your romantic Valentine’s Day dinner with that special person. Should you wish to make a reservation please call 856-694-1577 after 2:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday and speak with one of …


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Valentine's Day @ Ye Olde Centerton Inn

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Ye Olde Centerton Inn for Valentine's Day! Their Holiday menu will be featured from 4 PM til 10 PM!! They will also be open Monday, February 13th from 4 PM to …


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Molto Bene Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: To serve you better Molto Bene will have 3 seating's: 4:15pm - 06:00pm (Special - $35), 6:15pm - 08:15pm $49, 8:30pm - 10:30pm $49. Check their homepage for the Menu. Don't wait - …


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Valentine's Day at Ponte Vecchio

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Celebrate Valentine's Day at Ponte Vecchio! Make Your Reservations Today - Call (732) 607-1650. Info


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Crystal Springs Resort Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Enjoy special menus at all resort dining venues, holiday themed class/tasting featuring chocolate & romance themed activities. For reservations, call 855-977-6473.


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HAVEN Restaurant Valentine's Day

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: 3 course prix fixe, seatings at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 7:00, 7:30, 8:00, 9:00, 9:30, 10:00. 201-943-1900 Info


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Valentine's Day at Amanda's

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: 3 course prix fixe featuring lobster bisque, roasted beet salad, herb crusted salmon, maple glazed duck, pistachio brown butter cake, tiramisu and key lime pie. Info


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Valentine's Day at Battello

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Features a three-course prix-fixe menu and optional wine pairing. To reserve, call 201-798-1798. Info


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Valentine's Day at Brandl

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Celebrate Valentine's at Brandl! 4-Course Prix-Fixe Dinner. Info


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Valentine's Day at Cucharamama

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Three course prix fixe menu. Reservations are required, 201-420-1700. Info


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Valentine's Day at Madison

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: February 14th enjoy an elegant 3 course menu and live music at Madison. For more information, call 856-764-4444 or check website for details.


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Valentine's Day at Steakhouse 85

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Take your sweetheart out to an elegant Valentine's Day Dinner at Steakhouse 85! Reserve your table for Tuesday, February 14. Info


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Valentine's Day at The Cabin

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Treat the one you love to The Cabin on Valetine's Day! Chef's Specials and Regular Menu. Roses for all the ladies! Info


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Valentine's Day Dinner At The Bernards Inn

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Romance is on the menu all year long at The Bernards Inn, but on this day dedicated to lovers, they're expanding their offerings to allow more guests to expereince an enchanting …


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Valentine's Day Dinner at The Riverwinds

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Enjoy a fabulous Valentine's dinner at The Riverwinds. Make your reservations now! Info


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Valentine's Day Dinner Paired With Wines At The Bernards Inn

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Fall in love for the first time or all over again with a romantic Tasting Dinner you'll remember forever.  Immerse yourselves in the sultry Silver Vault and Wine Cellar and …


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Special Valentine’s Day Dinner @ Auburn Road Vineyard

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Come experience the great food, fine wine and relaxed Enoteca atmosphere. Listen as the the sounds of violin, flute and cello fill the air of the Enoteca at Auburn Road Vineyards …


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Valentine's Day at The Manor

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: The Manor proudly offers a buffet and à la carte dining experience for you and your sweetheart. Info


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Valentine's Day Cooking Class

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Cooking Class for Valentine's Day! Release your inner chef at this deliciously fun, technique based, hands-on cooking class. At the end of class, you’ll sit down together to taste all the dishes …


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Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: This year, share an unbeatable experience with your sweetheart when you cozy up on deck! A cruise aboard Spirit makes planning your Valentine’s Day outing perfectly simple. Romantic skyline backdrop: …


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Valentine's Day at Brook Hollow Winery

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Enjoy your choice of a bottle of wine, six course wine and food pairing and live music. $150 per couple. Info


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Valentine's Day Wine and Food Pairing Dinner

Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one with your choice of a bottle of wine, six course wine and food pairing, and live music. Can you imagine a better …


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Chocolate & Wine Trail Weekend @ Valenzano Winery

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017: A weekend of wine & chocolate splendor to enjoy your Valentine’s festivities! They’ll have the band playing, the food warm and ready, and a variety of vendors for that perfect …


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Valentine's Day Wine Trail Weekend @ Coda Rossa Winery

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017: Bring your Valentine and stop by Coda Rossa to enjoy their wines along with some decadent treats at their chocolate fountain. Admission is $8.50, includes tasting of 10 different wines, live music, …


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Bellview Winery Wine and Chocolate Weekend

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017: Get in the mood this Valentine’s weekend with the Bellview Winery Wine and Chocolate Weekend! Enjoy a glass of wine and an assortment of chocolates while the sweet sound of …


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Wine & Chocolate Weekend at Auburn Road Vineyards

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017: Bring your sweetheart to the winery for some chocolate and wine! A special Wine and Chocolate tasting that includes Auburn Road’s great wines paired with locally homemade chocolates created by Sweet …


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Wine & Chocolate Wine Trail Weekend

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017: Join New Jersey wineries from Sussex to Cape May for a weekend of your favorite pairing- wine and chocolate! Each winery will have its own features for the trail weekend, but …


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Valentine's Day Party

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 12, 2017: Dinner, Dance, Cocktails & Unlimited Fun, because love is floating in the air! Join in for a night of romance at this Valentine's Day Party with unlimited food, 3 hours open …


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Nature Tots: To Nature with Love (Valentine's Day)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - Wednesday, February 15, 2017: You'll make a craft and explore the outdoors. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A great activity for "mom groups" and other caregivers of young children. Three classes are …


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Valentine's Weekend at Ruth's Chris Steak House

Friday, February 10, 2017 - Tuesday, February 14, 2017: Nothing says true love like a romantic evening at Ruth’s this Valentine's Weekend. Valentine's menu is only available on 2/14. Regular dinner menu also available. Info


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Wine & Chocolate Weekends at Alba Vineyard

Saturday, February 11, 2017 - Sunday, February 19, 2017: February 11 & 12 and February 18 & 19. Stop in anytime from Noon to 5 PM ~ No Reservations. The tasting experience is $20 per person (21 and older), …