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Chocolate, Wine, And Drag Queens – Your Guide to Valentine’s Day Events and Shopping 2020

Valentine’s Day is the holiday of romance and warm fuzzy feelings. What used to be a holiday purely dedicated to romantic love has expanded to include platonic love and friendships, and while it’s an excuse to take your sweetie out on the town, it’s also just an opportunity to go out and have a good time. 

Here is your guide to the best Valentine’s (and Anti-Valentine’s) Day events and shopping North of Boston from Creative Collective.

**Check back for updates, new events are being added once they are announced. Last updated 2/10/2020

See and Do

For Everyone

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Wine Festival
Downtown Salem
Friday, February 7th – Sunday, February 9th

Salem Main Streets, the Salem Chamber of CommerceDestination Salem, and local retailers, restaurants, and businesses invite you to join Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Wine Festival – a decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures, and Valentine’s Day shopping.

Click here for the ice sculpture map and for a full list of participating businesses.


Salem’s So Sweet At The House Of The Seven Gables
115 Derby Street, Salem
Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am

Opening Reception “Ideas About Love”
ArcWorks Community Art Center • 22 Foster Street, Peabody
Thursday, Friday 13 @ 4:30 pm

For Adults

Partner Yoga And Herbal Chocolate Workshop
The Trustees – Crane Estate • 290 Argilla Road, Ipswich
Sunday, February 9th @ 10:00 am

Valentine’s Date Night-Print Your Own!NEW
Rusty and Ingrid Creative Co. • 34 Front St., Salem
Sunday, February 9th @ 5:00 pm

Valentines Day with Callie HughesNEW
Casa Tequila • 300 Derby St., Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 6:30 pm

Valentine’s Dance With Dan Gable
Newburyport City Hall • 60 Pleasant Street, Newburyport
Friday, February 14 @ 6:30 pm

Young Sinatra
Peabody’s Black Box • 22 Foster Street
Friday, February 14 @ 7:00 pm

Valentine’s Day with Juanito Pascual
The Cabot Theatre • 286 Cabot St, Beverly
Friday, February 14 @ 8:00 pm

Poké Ball Valentine’s Dance
Bit Bar • 50 Saint Peter St., Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 8:00 pm

New Black Eagle Jazz Band
Me & Thee Coffeehouse • 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead
Friday, February 14 @ 8:00 pm

Valentine’s Day Mo Bounce
Opus Underground • 87 Washington Street, Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 9:00 pm

Beers And PeersNEW
Granite Coast Brewing Company • 77 Main Street, Peabody
Sunday, February 16 @ 4:00 pm

For BFFs

Blooms, Bramble & Your Bestie With Alice’s Table
Grove • 101 Main Street, Rowley
Tuesday, February 11 @ 7:00 pm

Galentine’s Day Trivia
Opus Underground • 87 Washington St, Salem
Wednesday, February 12th @ 7:00 pm

Galentines Day in Peabody
Peabody’s Black Box • 22 Foster Street, Peabody
Thursday, Friday 13 @ 6:30 pm

Valentines Day – Drumming JourneyworkNEW
Hawthorne Hotel • 18 Washington Square W, Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm

Celebration of the Heart Cacao Ceremony with Jaclynn Moon
Salty Buddha • 201 Washington St, Suite 206 Salem
Saturday, February 15 @ 11:30 am

Safari Versus 8.0 Zumba® Valentine’s Friendship Party!
Beverly Athletic Club • 7 Reservoir Road, Beverly
Saturday, February 15 @ 11:30 am

For Little Valentines

Valentines Mini Sessions
Lightshed Photography Studio • 79 Washington Street, Salem
Saturday, February 1 @ 9:00 am

LoveFest with Karen K And The Jitterbugs
The Cabot • 286 Cabot Street
Saturday, February 8 @ 10:30 am

Daddy & Daughter Valentine’s Dance Class
C-Town Studio • 314 Main Street, Charlestown
Saturday, February 8 and 9 @ 4:00 pm

For Anti-Valentines

Valentines Drag Show
The Castle: A Board Game Café • 240 Rantoul Street, Beverly
Wednesday, February 12 @ 8:00 pm

4th Annual ANTI-Valentine Tour
Salem Night Tour • 127 Essex Street, Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 8:00 pm

Shred Your Ex Valentine’s Day Party
The Derby Salem • 189 Washington Street, Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm

Pink Malahares | Baphomettes | Everything Dies | Master Of Beers
Koto Salem • 90 Washington Street, Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 9:00 pm

Closet Case V.18: VD – The Love DiseaseNEW
MAGMA • 11 Pleasant Street, Suite 64, Gloucester
Saturday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm


Eat and Drink

Valentine’s Prix Fixe
Ledger • 125 Washington St. Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 4:00 pm

Valentine’s DinnerNEW
Koto • 90 Washington Street, Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 4:00 pm

Bring Your Valentine to Bambolina
Bambolina • 288 Derby Street, Salem
Friday, February 14 @ 5:00 pm

An Intimate Valentine’s Dinner
Peirce Farm at Witch Hill • 116 Boston St., Topsfield
Friday, February 14 @ 6:00 pm

Valentine’s Food Tour
Salem Food Tours • Downtown Salem
Saturday, February 15 @ 1:30 pm

Aprés V-day With VeuveNEW
Beauport Hotel • 55 Commercial Street, Gloucester
Saturday, February 15 @ 7:00 pm


Shopping

Valentine’s Markets

The Salem Flea Valentine’s Day Market
Salem Old Town Hall • Derby Square, Salem
Saturday, February 8 @ 10:00 am

Oceans Of Love – Valentines Market At Beauport Boutique
Beauport Hotel • 55 Commercial Street, Gloucester
Sunday, February 9 @ 1:00 pm

Creative Collective Shopping Guide

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Pins, Pins, Pins

Say I love you with these cute pins.


I Whale Always Love You

Nothing says “You’re My Lobster” or expressed the depths (ocean deep!) of your love better than something inspired by the big blue sea.


Be Your Own Valentine

Be your own Valentine and get yourself a massage for Valentine’s Day from Stress Management Associates of the North Shore or Freedom Massage by Ellie. You deserve it!


Sweet Treats

Yummy ideas for the snacks in your life.


Sparkle and Shine with Wearable Art

Don’t hide that glimmer, keep shining.

Hey, You Matter

Unique Valentine’s gifts for all special people in your life.

No Matter What | Greeting Card, Art Print from m.ink

Feline Fancies

“Meow” means I love you (and also feed me).


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