14 Des Moines Date Night Events

February: the shortest month of the year, and yet it always seems like the longest! Here are 14 Des Moines date night events that will keep you going throughout the month:

From Paris with Love at Pinot’s Palette
Grab a friend, a glass of wine and a paintbrush! Enjoy an evening at Pinot’s Palette on Saturday, February 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. painting a love letter to a secret admirer or a loved one. The class is only $45 per painter. What will your love letter say?

Music at the Winery – Son of Gladys Kravitz Acoustic
Grab that special someone for a night of live acoustic and classic rock music by The Sons of Gladys Kravitz at Covered Bridges Winery on Saturday, February 3 from 7 to 10 p.m. for only $5! Enjoy Covered Bridges Winery’s wines and food by Up in Smoke.

Covered Bridges Winter live music

Focaccia Bread Cooking Class
Show off your hidden chef skills in a Cooking with Alessandra class. The Focaccia Bread is an easy, fun and delicious class! Book your seat in advance as spots sell quickly. It is only $45 per person. In this class on February 6, 8 and 10, you learn to make the focaccia bread, then top it with different garnishes before trying it all!

Cooking with Alessandra

Masterworks 4: Stravinsky’s Petrouchka
Listen to strains of Russian folk songs and melodies in the collaboration between Stravinsky and Diaghilev at the Ballet Russes during Masterworks 4 on February 10 and February 11 at the Des Moines Civic Center. The performance will start with violinist Simone Porter and her breathtaking rendition of Violin Concerto. Tickets range from $15-65.

Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Tassel Ridge Winery
No sweeter way to spend the month of love than with a wine and chocolate pairing with a special someone. Head out to Tassel Ridge Winery on February 10 or 11 to enjoy four Tassel Ridge wines with four different chocolates from Chocolaterie Stam. This event is only $10 per person!

Defending the Caveman
Need a good laugh? Defending the Caveman, pokes fun at the differences between all the ways men and women fight, laugh and love. The performance will run from February 13 through February 22, at the Temple Theater with tickets starting at $33.

Air Play
Up, up and away! Check out a circus-style adventure of two siblings journeying through a surreal life of air. This magical performance will feature flying umbrellas, larger than life balloons, and giant kites. This must-see show will be at the Des Moines Civic Center February 17 only so grab your tickets now for only $5!

Air Play Des Moines Civic Center

Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival – Baconfest 2018
Calling all bacon lovers -  this is an event that you will not want to miss! Enjoy a full day of bacon, live music, alcoholic beverages, bacon education and so much more. The event will take place at the Iowa Events Center on February 17 with tickets starting at $27.50. Did we mention that there is a Smashmouth concert after the festival? Tickets for the concert are $32.50 and you must be 21 years of age to attend.
Baconfest 2018

Iowa Wild vs. Texas Stars
What is more romantic than cheering on your favorite sports team? Cheer the Iowa Wild on to victory as they take on the Texas Stars in the February 18 match up at Wells Fargo Arena. Tickets start at only $10.  If you are really feeling the hockey spirit, bring your skates and join in the postgame skate!

“On Your Feet!” – Willis Broadway Series
Experience one of the most inspiring stories in music history at the Des Moines Civic Center February 20-25. “On Your Feet!” is a love story about 26-time Grammy Award-winning husband and wife, Gloria and Emilio Estefan, breaking all the barriers to become a crossover sensation at the top of the pop music world. Follow the couple through the trials and tribulations before they end up on their feet. Tickets start at $35.

On Your Feet Des Moines Civic Center

Iowa Wolves vs Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Be a part of the action as the Iowa Wolves tip off with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers on February 23rd at Wells Fargo Arena. Enjoy the atmosphere as the wolves keep their winning streak alive. Enjoy the game with 2 for 1 Confluence can or $10 mule offer. Don’t forget to smile and pucker up for the kiss cam!

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Kelsea Ballerini: The Unapologetically Tour
Sing along to your favorite songs by Kelsea Ballerini and her special guest, Walker Hayes, in their performance at Hoyt Sherman Place on February 24. Tickets start at $39.50 and will go fast.

Board and Brush – Pick your Project
Show off your artistic and woodworking skills by attending a Board and Brush class. The Clive location offers several classes throughout the month that allow you to choose your own designs and give you the guidance you need to achieve it! Classes are $65 per person and everything you need to make your sign is included.

Splash Wine Education Series
Have you ever cooked a fabulous dish and didn’t know what wine to pair it with? Enjoy an evening filled with information from Sommelier Chuck Bickel about food and wine pairings. On February 27 learn what wine best accompanies the flavors of fowl. Tickets are $40 per person plus tax and gratuity and must be purchased in advance with reservation.