Be mine: Ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Columbus

From speed dating to baking classes to wine pairings — there are plenty of ways to get in the spirit of love and celebrate Valentine’s Day this year.

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Beer and charcuterie — the perfect pair. | Photo provided by Sharecuterie.

Whether you’re celebrating love, or want an excuse for local fun, here are lovely ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Columbus.

Toasts and treats

Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Bristol Republic, 1124 N. High St., Short North | $30-$50 | Sommeliers will take you through a tasting of 10 wines with pairing options.

Heart-shaped Cake Workshop | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Mitchell Hall, 250 Cleveland Ave., Columbus | $90 | Make a layered heart-shaped red velvet cake with homemade frosting.

Charcuterie and Beer Tasting | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6 p.m. | The Lodge Event Space at Nocterra, 47 Depot St., Powell | $85 | The cost covers two people, which includes cocktails, a flight of beers, and a gourmet charcuterie selection for each beer.

Meet your match

Valentine’s Day Speed Dating | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6-9 p.m. | Apartment B, 1044 N. High St., Short North | $25 | Enjoy a complimentary drink while you go through mini dates.

Speed Dating | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 7 p.m. | House Taco, 79 S. 4th St., Columbus | $25 | Mix and mingle with other singles ages 21-35 in fun-filled atmosphere.

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Land a reservation at Comune, which is recommended by local food bloggers. | Photo by Brian Kaiser

Shop ‘til you drop

Valentine’s Day Market | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | North Market Bridge Park, 6750 Longshore St., Dublin | Cost of purchase | Shop 25+ local vendors selling floral bouquets, candles, jewelry, and desserts.

Pop-Up at Polaris Valentine’s Edition | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Polaris Fashion Place, 1500 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus | Cost of purchase | Reserve a spot to shop 20+ small businesses throughout the mall.

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