Looking for a way to make this Valentine's Day a memorable one?
We've got the info you need. Here are a few of our favorite Valentine's Day treats and special deals for 2023.
Valentine's Local Pop Up Market
Stop in at Sara's Goodies on Saturday, Feb. 4 and 11 between 10 am and 12:30 pm and you'll find more than just great scones and coffee! It's a pop up market, just for Valentines Day. Stop in and connect with locally based artisans to craft a unique gift for your special someone. In addition to Sara's tasty custom Valentine's Day treats, you'll also find jewelry, knit and crochet items, wood creations, and even homemade dog treats.
Join The Glazed Gypsy for Galentine's Fridays throughout the month of February from 5 to 9 pm! These nights are just for the girls and feature a brand new exclusive specialty piece, plus free firing fees! BYOB (or W?) to enjoy a creative evening of fun with the girls.
Love Local; Shop Local!
Downtown Martinsville's Love Local event on Feb. 11 is the perfect time to get those gifts purchased for your Valentine! On Saturday, Feb. 11, come out to locally owned downtown shops and restaurants for a day of local shopping. See the Rediscover Martinsville FB page for all the details on specials, promos and pop up shops happening that day! Make it a day and enjoy lunch downtown as well!
Special Valentine's Day Events at 21 North
21 North Eatery and Cellar in downtown Martinsville is the perfect place to celebrate special occasions, and Valentine's Day is no exception. Chef Matt and his staff have a few things coming up to celebrate the day of love, including a Valentine Dinner at the Chef's Table ono Feb. 11, Valentine's Day Brunch on Feb. 12, and a Be My Valentine Dinner on Feb. 14. Reservations are strongly encouraged, so make yours early!
Valentine's Dinner Event at The Peddlers Loft Cafe
The Peddlers Loft Cafe will host a Valentine's Day dinner event to coincide with the Love Local shopping event in downtown Martinsville on Feb. 11. Make your reservations now to join them for dinner seatings at 5 and 6:30 pm. You'll choose one of three entree options - Lasagna, Lemon Pepper Chicken or Roast Beef Manhattan - each of which includes a salad, drink and dessert. Cost per couple is $49.50.
Valentine's Dinner at Gather Around BBQ
Join Gather Around BBQ in downtown Martinsville for a very special three course, reservation only Valentine's Day dinner on Feb. 14 with seating times at 5 pm and 7 pm.. Make your reservations early for this dinner experience. The fixed price menu will include a starter, main course, two sides and dessert. (Alcoholic beverages sold separately.) Musician Elias Gomez will be on hand to set the mood with a special live performance.
Dessert before Dinner (and other treats) at the Martinsville Candy Kitchen
The Martinsville Candy Kitchen is bringing back their popular Dessert before Dinner event! Reservations are available from Saturday, Feb. 11 through Tuesday, Feb. 14. Be sure to pre-order your dessert preference when you make reservations - supplies will be limited. Four tasty specialty dessert options are available this year (Vanilla Bean Cheesecake with strawberry topping; Her Favorite Chocolate Cake with three layers of cake filled with whipped chocolate frosting; Toll House Cookie Bar Sundae with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and a heart-shaped cookie; and Red Hot Apple Pie). You really can't go wrong with this one - reserve a table, or order for carryout. Other classic Valentine's Day treats are available as well, including chocolate covered strawberries, heart shaped candy canes and of course you can customize your own perfect box of chocolates for your special someone! Watch their FB page for Valentine's Day heart-shaped candy cane pours!
Sweet Treats from Knead the Dough Bakery, Nosh Dessert Parlour or Sara's Goodies
Order up some sweet treats for your Valentine with options in both Martinsville and Mooresville. Martinsville's popular bakery, Knead the Dough, offers some fun a DIY Valentine's Day cookie kit - these are particularly popular with the younger set - a bouquet of donuts, or chocolate covered strawberries for your sweetie. Mooresville's Nosh Dessert Parlour also takes pre-orders for Valentine's treats. Custom cookies are always a treat, and their paint-your-own cookies are particularly fun! Sara's Goodies inside The Main Connection in Martinsville can take your custom order for cheesecake, cake pops and more. No matter which you choose, you know they'll be a tasty treat! (**Note: Check with each business for their pre-order advance notice requirements.)
A Weekend Getaway at Brickhouse Loft
For the ultimate romantic gesture, a weekend getaway is always a hit. Brickhouse Loft is Martinsville's newest lodging option, located just steps from the downtown square's many dining and shopping opportunities. The property features eight beautiful and luxurious suites. Not to worry if they're already booked up for Valentine's Day weekend or it just doesn't work for your schedule, you can always purchase a gift certificate to stay at a later date. You'll still get credit for the great gift idea, and your sweetie will enjoy helping to plan what's included in your future weekend away!
Gifts from Local Artisans
Got an artsy Valentine? You'll find a wide variety of gift choices at The Sterling Butterfly, including works from locally based artisans. Jeweler (and shop owner) Pam Hurst has some great new creations that are perfect for Valentine's Day gift giving, including new permanent jewelry options! Pottery artist Debbie Dodge also has gorgeous creations available at The Sterling Butterfly as do several other local artisans - you'll also find gorgeous jewelry from wood artist Joe Krutulis, metal works from Rodney Pittman and more! Be sure to check out other local artisans as well - there are a wide variety of works available from artists based at The Art Sanctuary of Indiana and you'll find gorgeous pottery creations at Monrovia Mudworks in Mooresville.
DeLyn Jewelry Valentine's Day Package
If you're looking for gorgeous Valentine's jewelry items, be sure to check out the Valentine's Day Package at DeLyn Jewelry in downtown Martinsville. Take your choice of sterling silver brilliant crystal in-motion necklaces from the selection available, while it lasts! Package also includes a box of chocolates and free gift wrapping! Cost is $149.
Fables & Fairy Tales Valentine's Gift Ideas
Martinsville's independent, downtown book shop, Fables & Fairy Tales has a fantastic selection of Valentine's gifts for everyone from your favorite gal pal to your spouse or significant other... and don't forget those cute little munchkins on your list! Adorable Valentine's themed books, fun tumblers or a "blind date with a book" top their gift list. Ask about gift bundles, complete with gift bag and tissue paper to make your gift-giving even easier!
Valentine's Date Night Options
Where are the best special event dining options in Morgan County? Check out our full list of locally-owned favorites, but here's a short list of some of the top options for special nights out in Morgan County: 21 North Eatery & Cellar is Chef-owned and operated and is always a great choice for a celebration. Zydeco's Cajun is perfect if you're looking for a cultural experience along with your meal - the flavors are authentic and the hurricanes are tasty! A-1 Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar offers a fun cultural experience as well. Ralph & Ava's Kitchen & Bar has an awesome menu to explore on a special night out, all made from scratch, including a daily selection of gorgeous desserts. If your date is a bit of a carnivore, you might want to visit Bynum's Steakhouse in Martinsville where it's all about the steak! You'll find surprising wide variety of options (including steaks!) at the Main Street Grill in Monrovia. Indulge in Italian specialties at Paula June's in downtown Martinsville with pastas, salads, sandwiches and more.
On the hunt for comfort food? We recommend Come N Git It Diner or Gray Brothers Cafeteria for the ultimate in familiar favorites. BBQ lovers will want to check out Squealer's in Mooresville or Gather Around BBQ in Martinsville - both are local favorites. Don't forget about the local wine, beer and spirits! Find all three in one place at Cedar Creek Winery, Brewing Co and Distillery, or check out Black Dog Brewing for a wide variety of local brews, plus a limited kitchen menu (including flatbreads).