Valentine’s Day Events in Connecticut

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February is the month of love, and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate with that special someone.

Branford: Spend "A Night in Camelot" at Bill Miller's Castle on East Main Street in Branford. Enjoy dinner, drinks and dancing from 7-11 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $95 per person.

East Haddam: Take a horse-drawn carriage ride at Allegra Farm Horse & Carriage in East Haddam. Call 860-680-5149 to make a reservation.

Goshen: Spend Valentine's Day at Sunset Meadow Vineyards in Goshen for a dinner that includes wine, music and a red rose for your date. Dinner will be held Feb. 13 and 14 at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $120 per couple and $65 per person and must be reserved in advance.

Hartford: The Funny Bone comedy club and restaurant will be offering Valentine’s Day themed shows starting at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 14.

Ledyard: Foxwoods Resort & Casino is hosting a romantic evening with R&B artists Ginuwine, RL from Next, Jon B., After 7 and Silk. The event starts at 8 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Grand Theater in Foxwoods Resort & Casino. Ticket prices range from $58-78.

Ledyard: Take a sushi-making class from Red Lantern's Executive Chef Kevin Scott at Foxwoods Resort & Casino. You can enjoy a bottle of sparkling sake while you learn, and receive free passes to Shrine nightclub.

Manchester: What's more romantic than an elegant French dinner? Dine out in the downstairs section of Cavey's on East Center Street in Manchester. The restaurant is open until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

New Haven: Yale Opera will perform Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" at the Shubert Theater in New Haven on Valentine's Day weekend. Show times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m.

Mystic: It's a family affair at Mystic Aquarium on Saturday morning, where guests can enjoy a buffet-style breakfast from 8-9 a.m. at Pancakes with Penguins. The event will feature a visit from African penguins and "Petey the Penguin," the aquarium mascot.

Norwalk: Head over to Total Wines in Norwalk from 2-5 p.m. on Valentine's Day to taste samples of Charter Oak Brews' 1687 Brown Ale, the Royal Charter Pale Ale, Wadsworth's IPA and the newest limited release, a Russian Imperial Stout from the "Charter Series."

Old Lyme: Spend Valentine's Day with British jazz vocalist Sally Night at the Side Door at 85 Lyme Street in Old Lyme. Tickets are $38.50 per person and doors open at 7:30 p.m. Call 860-434-0886 to learn more.

Old Lyme: Bee & Thistle Inn and Lounge in Old Lyme, which boasts to have been voted "most romantic" time and time again, is offering a special overnight package Friday including champagne, chocolates a six-course dinner for two and a gourmet breakfast in the morning. More information is available online.

Portland: Visit the Arrigoni Winery in Portland for an afternoon of wine tasting. Make sure to try the "Chocolate Love" wine! The winery is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and features a heated patio.

Putnam: Head out to Putnam's fifth annual Fire & Ice Festival from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Take a romantic carriage ride, marvel at ice sculptures on display and watch fire dancers perform. More information is available online.

Ridgefield: Visit the Ridgefield Playhouse for a night of music, wine and cheese at the Valentine's Day Gala. Grammy-winning trumpeter Chris Botti will take the stage. Tickets range from $110-125 and raffle prizes are included. More information is available online.

Simsbury: Go ice skating with your significant other at the International Skating Center of Connecticut on Hopmeadow Street in Simsbury. The rink is open to the public from 1:30 to 2:40 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Shelton: The Valentine’s Day Plush Monkey Drive, which was started eight years ago by Keith Urban and his fan group, collects and donates stuffed monkeys to underprivileged, and sick children of lower Naugatuck Valley. The plush monkeys are also distributed to children’s charities and non-profit organizations. Learn more on Facebook or through email.

South Windsor: Enjoy a romantic dinner at the picturesque Mill on the River restaurant on Ellington Road in South Windsor. Book reservations in advance by calling 860-289-7929.

Waterbury: Head to the Palace Theater on East Main Street to see the Blue Man Group in concert. Shows run Feb. 13-15 and tickets start at $28 per person. Call 203-346-2000 or visit the Palace Theater online for more information.

Westbrook: Water’s Edge Resort and Spa is offering a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner and overnight package. The overnight package includes deluxe accommodations, entertainment and gourmet meals.

Willimantic: The 11th annual Romantic Willimantic Chocolate Festival will take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Main Street in Willimantic. Local businesses will offer free chocolate samples and menu samples.

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