Valentine’s Day

Looking to make this Valentine’s Day one for the books? Look no further than Downtown Springfield, where romance meets excitement! Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, your friends, or flying solo, there’s something magical waiting for you around every corner. Here are some delightful ideas to make your day unforgettable:

  1. Romantic Dinner for Two: Treat your sweetheart to a candlelit dinner at one of Downtown’s finest restaurants. From cozy bistros to elegant eateries, there’s a dining experience to suit every taste.
    • Serving a special, one-day only menu. Our drink special for the evening will be a cocktail built with Gin Lane, cointreau, lemon juice and grenadine, called “Harlem Renaissance”. ♥️ Reserve your table now at 5pm – 11:30pm
    • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Max’s Tavern with a prix fixe menu: Feb 14th
    • Reserve seating for the one you wish to woo at Nadims
    • Come experience our Valentine’s Day specials with your special someone – because love is best celebrated with great flavors. ❤️ Reserve your table at for an unforgettable evening.
    • Make your reservations at 350 Grill today!
  2. Scenic Stroll: Take a leisurely stroll hand in hand through the charming streets of Downtown. Admire the twinkling lights and picturesque scenery as you soak in the romantic atmosphere.
  3. Live Music and Cocktails: Head to one of the local bars or lounges for live music and crafted cocktails. Sway to the rhythm of love and let the music serenade your soul.
  4. Art Gallery Adventure: Explore the vibrant art scene with a visit to the local galleries. Admire captivating works of art and ignite meaningful conversations with your loved one.
    • Lovers of the Night Sky: Kaleidoscopic Light and Music Show at the Springfield Museums
      Immersive, colorful show in the recently renovated Seymour Planetarium featuring love songs from the 1950s to today and stories of love amid the constellations. Hosted by Jenny Powers, Director of Science. Select your showtime upon arrival at the Welcome Center: 5:30, 6:15, 7:00 or 7:45 pm.

      • View the night sky and learn about our 20-inch rooftop telescope in the Observatory
      • Get up close and personal with the Museums’ live animals
      • Customize your own friendship bracelets to share with loved ones
      • Explore our latest special exhibition Animationland
      • Learn the science behind spacesuits with a docent guide
      • Assemble a bouquet of paper roses
      • You Take My Breath Away: How to make oxygen for people in space
      • Snaps some pictures–with fun digital props–in our photo booth (print copies available)
      • Make a wood block print of the moon as it appears that evening


5. Shopping: Shop for your sweetie at the Out of the Box Gift Shop in Tower Square or find something unique and vintage at Keezer’s

6. Celebrate Simply: Dinner & a Movie at MGM Springfield

7. Sweet Treats: Indulge your sweet tooth with delectable desserts from the bakeries and cafes scattered throughout Downtown. Share a decadent slice of cake or savor handmade chocolates for a deliciously romantic experience.

This Valentine’s Day, Downtown is your playground for love and adventure. So why wait? Come experience the romance and create unforgettable memories with your special someone. Happy Valentine’s Day! 💕🌹


Let’s Go, Girls!

Galentine’s one of the best days of the year… the celebration of female friendships everywhere! To help with your Galentine’s Day plans, we’ve complied a list of things to do with your gal-pals Downtown.