Looking for some fun on Valentine’s Day in Northwest Arkansas?  We have listed some non-traditional and traditional ideas for Valentine’s Day.

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Event: Valentine’s 4K/8k Race
When: Saturday, February 14 at 7am
Where: Downtown Bentonville Square

This unique race is designed for couples. Participants test themselves in the 4K or 8K distance. Every woman who crosses the finish line receives a rose. Packets for the race will be available at the Downtown Activity Center (215 SW A.) Feb. 12 from 7am-8pm and Friday from 6am-4:30pm.

Event: Third Annual Artinfusion Black Hearts Ball
When: Feb 14th 8pm-11pm
Where: Eleven at Crystal Bridges
Cost: Free for Artfusion members, $25.00 for guests

The anti-Valentine’s Day fun is reserved for ages 21 and up (ID required for entry).

Eureka Springs

Event: Chocolate Lovers Festival
When:February 14th 9am to 2pm
Where:Convention Center, Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Cost: $12 and $6 for children age six and under

A complete world of chocolate appreciation will be featured at the 11th Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival including cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and more. For more information call (800) 638-7352


Event: Sweethearts’ Cruise 2015
When: February 14 11am-2pm
Where: Rocky Branch Marina

Meet with other couples at the Rocky Branch Marina and enjoy and romantic relaxing eagle watch cruise guided by one of the park rangers. Registration and pre-payment are required to attend this event. Call (479)789-5000 to register.

Event:The Downtown Livewires
When: Feb 13th -14th 8pm -Midnight
Where:The Big Chill
Cost: $5.00

Go out to your Valentine’s dinner and top it off with a night of the BEST LIVE ELECTRIC BLUES music and dancing! The Big Chill is located at 3000 South Pinnacle Hills Parkway (seats 100+, plenty of parking, by Grubbs and Bone Fish)


Event: Mardi Gras Annual Parade of Fools
When: February 14, 2015 at 2pm
Where: Dickson Street

Kick off Mardi Gras 2015 with a fun festive parade with costumes, beads, floats, and entertainment. This is family friendly.


Event: Naturals Special Valentine’s Day Gift Package
When: February 13, 2015
Where: recipients’ location

To bring some baseball flavor to Valentine’s Day, The Naturals’ mascot, Strike the Sasquatch, will deliver special Valentine’s Day to lucky individuals. If you’d like Strike to send a Valentine’s Day gift package to your special someone, it will be a $50 fee. The package includes 2 ticket vouchers good for any game during the 2015 season, a rose, and a box of chocolates. The packages must be in by Feb. 6 and will be delivered on Feb. 13.

by Justin Lloyd