Happy Valentine’s Day from Seattle Parks and Recreation

Artwork by Alex Taylor,
courtesy of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods

Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. It can mean pampering your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, kids, friends or fiancé. It can mean expensive dinners, chocolates or roses. To Seattle Parks and Recreation, Valentine’s Day means showing love to our vibrant Seattle communities.  It also mean carbs, caffeine and free events!

This year Valentine’s Day coincides perfectly with Neighbor Appreciation Day, and we’re excited to celebrate you.

Friday, Feb. 13

Saturday, Feb. 14 (Valentine’s Day and Neighbor Appreciation Day!)

For more information on Neighbor Appreciation Day events in Seattle, click here.

Love & Art, the perfect combination for Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it. Really, how is it February already? Whether you’re in a relationship, single or “it’s complicated”, we have the ultimate arts-filled event guide for you.

Go on an art walk! Three neighborhoods will be showcasing art this February 14th:

Ballard Art Walk, Central District Art Walk, or Georgetown Art Attack!





Take in a performance, or go to a museum:

Carousel at 5th Avenue Theatre//Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet at Seattle Symphony //Dear Elizabeth at Seattle Repertory Theatre// The Dog of the South at Book-it Theatre//Valentine’s Concert a Northwest Symphony Orchestra//4000 Miles at ArtsWest//Comedy of Love at Theatre Sports // Dinner, Jazz & Chihuly // Kurios Cirque de Soleil // The Atomic Bombshells: J’ADORE at The Triple Door

(Also, if you’re feeling really romantic, plan a staycation at a hotel downtown, and enjoy 50% off admission at museums for Seattle Museum Month!)

For the whole family:

Watch animals eat heart-shaped foods at Woodland Park Zoo// Valentine’s activities at Seattle Children’s Museum//Octopus Week at Seattle Aquarium// Workshops at The Museum of Flight


Celebrate your love of nature:

Enjoy free admission to National Parks// Northwest Flower and Garden Show // 10th Annual Valentine’s Day Dash at Greenlake




And last but not least, planning on eating out? Check out Seattle Magazine’s recommendations at these romantic restaurants.

Don’t forget the presents! Great gifts, including local chocolate & flowers: SAM Shop // Frye Art Museum Store

We hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day this year!