Valentine’s Day is a great excuse to go on a date with your significant other (remember dates?). Here at Cincinnati Parent, we like to be true to our name, and provide parents with opportunities for fun around the city! This edition of Weekend Roundup is just for you, parents, with 5 romantic activities hand-picked from our Online Calendar. So call Grandma, and make some plans with your sweetie this weekend!
Here are 5 great dates for Valentine’s weekend in Cincinnati:
King Arthur’s Camelot
Fri., Feb. 10-Sun., Feb. 12 at the Aronoff Center
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Cincinnati Ballet! One of the few ballets created based on the legendary tale, with original choreography by Victoria Morgan, King Arthur’s Camelot transports us to the mystical land of Camelot where the story of King Arthur, Lancelot and Guinevere unfolds in a visually stunning display of dance, drama and magic that the whole family will love! Complete with puppets, projections and jousting, this ballet is fit for royalty so bring your whole castle and court!
Romeo and Juliet
Through Feb. 24 at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company
The Bard’s ageless tragic love story comes to life – and death – onstage with the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. Not only one of the most popular plays in theatrical history, Romeo and Juliet is widely regarded as possessing among the most beautiful dialogue ever written.
My Furry Valentine
Sat., Feb. 11 and Sun., Feb. 12 at the Sharonville Convention Center
Show some love for the four-legged crowd this Valentine’s Day at My Furry Valentine. Last year, 813 animal were adopted and more than 13,000 came out to enjoy the festivities. Hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats are brought together in a festive and family-friendly event, making it fun and easy to find your perfect pet!
Krohn Zone Explores Chocolate
Sat., Feb. 11 from 1-3 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 12 from 1-3 p.m.
It’s a chocolate-covered weekend at Krohn Conservatory! On Saturday, learn about how chocolate is grown and some ways to prepare it with Chef Ursula (lots of opportunities to sample chocolates, obviously). Then, on Sunday, local chocolatier Maverick Chocolates will demonstrate chocolate making techniques.
The Big Cheese Festival at Jungle Jim’s
Sat., Feb. 11 and Sun., Feb. 12 at Jungle Jim’s Fairfield
What’s just as romantic as chocolate? Cheese, of course! Join fellow queso connoisseurs and fromage fanatics at Jungle Jim’s in Fairfield, where the Oscar Event Center will open its doors to fulfill some of your wildest, cheesiest dreams. Expect things to be bigger, bolder, and tastier than ever!