10 Things to Do in Binghamton for Valentine’s Day

Posted by Sophia Cavalluzzi on January 24, 2020

No matter who you're celebrating with, there's plenty of things to do in Binghamton this Valentine's Day! Here are ten ways to help you get in the lovey-dovey mood this season.

Cherish good times with your galentines

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Spread the love with your friends this year! Head over to Parlor City Vegan for its first annual Galentine’s Day brunch filled with DIY activities, or enjoy an English tea party at 205 Dry.

Treat yourself

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Binghamton has plenty of spots for a perfect dinner with your valentine. Some favorites include Number 5, Garage and Lost Dog Cafe. Another Binghamton staple, Social on State, is having a three-course dinner special for $40 per person. Be sure to make a reservation!

Receive a rose from Binghamton's Bachelor

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Support fellow students at the Indian International Student Association’s Tamasha! This year’s cultural show is themed around The Bachelor, making it the perfect romantic start to your Valentine’s week. Will you get a rose?

Have a laugh

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Looking for a laugh? Ladies of Laughter’s adult comedy show is something everyone will enjoy. Have a date night, or make it a group affair with your friends. The show sells out fast, so grab tickets while you can!

Mix and mingle

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Flying solo? No problem! The Colonial in downtown Binghamton is hosting its fifth annual Singles Party Join them for a night of food, games and mingling. You never know who you might meet!

Chase love

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The Binghamton area hosts two annual Valentine’s Day-themed runs. Partner up and participate in the Run With Your Hun race, where chili and chocolate await you at the finish line. If running solo is more your thing, no problem! Kick off your Valentine’s week with Cupid’s Chase.

Get creative as a couple

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Allow Valentine’s Day to spark your creativity! Stilettos Fine Arts Studio is offering appetizers and a night of painting at the studio’s Key to My Heart paint class. Uncorked Creations is also holding classes for couples, where you paint one half of the creation and your partner finishes the other. Check out their calendar for event details.

Feel all warm and fuzzy

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The Binghamton Ross Park Zoo is holding its classic Courtship Tails event. The two-hour, adult-only tour provides food, drink, and teaches couples about animal mating and love facts. Find registration details here!

Solve a murder mystery

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If you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s experience, the Roberson Museum has you covered. The museum hosts dinner and a murder-mystery show that will leave you stumped and spooked.

Shop local at the farmers market

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Never been to the local farmers market? Valentine’s Day weekend is the perfect time to check it out! Browse around and drop off valentines to your favorite vendors, grab some candy or indulge in a chair massage.

Sophia Cavalluzzi is a junior majoring in English Rhetoric and an intern in the Office of Media and Public Relations. She loves to write, watch YouTube and plan fancy vacations that she will not be taking anytime soon.