Thinking about how you can paint the town red for Valentine’s Day 2020 in Kansas City?
There’s plenty of ways to show you care, but it’s easy to get carried away and spend a lot of money.
Here’s a list of some free and cheap (but not cheesy) things to do for Valentine’s Day 2020 in Kansas City. These events take place through the first half of February, so you have plenty of time and ideas to fit your date night budget and schedule.
Some are designed for romantic dates; others are also great for friends and there are a few family-friendly activities.
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If you’re making plans for Valentine’s Day (or even Galentine’s Day), don’t miss our list of Kansas City Valentine’s Day Restaurant Deals. This is where you’ll also find our listing of fun heart-shaped foods around town.
Kansas City Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for 2020
Go to a Movie
To save money at the movie theater, opt for an early show. Shows before 6 (in some cases 7) p.m. are a few dollars cheaper per ticket. You might also save on snacks if you’re planning to go to dinner after the movie. Here are some other screening options to make the night special.
Alamo Drafthouse Crazy Rich Asians Black Tie Valentine’s Feast Screening: Revisit this romantic comedy with a delicious Chinese feast on Feb. 14. There are also some other romantic and terror-filled options to enjoy during February.
See a Comedy Show
There’s nothing better than a good laugh. And cheap tickets will put a smile on your face before the show even starts! Here are some inexpensive options for Valentine’s Day:
Valentine’s Lovestravaganza Comedy Show: Whether you’re with pals or a sweetheart, you’re sure to find laughter at this Valentine’s-themed comedy show Saturday, Feb. 8 at The Buffalo Room in Westport.
Celebrating Love and Companionship with Comedy: The KC Improv Company is a local success story. Laugh and love with them at their Valentine’s Day comedy show on Friday, Feb. 14.
Listen to Live Music
Listen to Live Jazz: Jazz is a Kansas City tradition. The city is full of great jazz musicians and there are plenty of places to hear live jazz without paying a cover charge. Some will have live music on February 14. In some places, you’ll be expected to buy food and/or drinks, but you’re going to want to treat your date to dinner anyway, right?
KC Bones Pre-Valentine’s Day Show: Enjoy the music of the Grateful Dead at Mike Kelly’s Westsider in Westport at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7.
Valentine’s Love Jam at Sprint Center: Tyrese headlines an R&B and soul performance at the Sprint Center on Feb. 15 with special guests Joe, Ginuwine, Avant and Brownstone. This Valentine’s Love Jam Groupon Deal has starting at just under $60. We didn’t find an expiration date, just the usual “limited time remaining” notice, but it’s probably a good idea to buy tickets now to get the best seats for the price.
Fitness is fun and sexy. Here are some out-of-the-box Valentine’s Day fun options in Kansas City:
Galentine’s Day Shopping & Beer Release: Sample some Champagne Breakfast – Rose Petals beer from Servaes Brewing Co. at their release party Thursday, Feb. 13.
Valentine’s Cardio Dance Party: Take care of yourself and the ones you love with an invigorating cardio workout. Come single, come as a pair on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
Ready Set Flow Partner Yoga: Join a partner yoga session Thursday, Feb. 13, complete with champagne and childcare availability.
Sweat with Your Bae: Get ready to sweat at Freight House Fitness’ Sweat with Your Bae bootcamp gathering on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Sweetheart Yoga: Enjoy a candlelit yoga class with your sweetheart or favorite friend. Open to all ages and yoga levels on Thursday, Feb. 13 in Lee’s Summit.
Salute Galentine’s Day
Don’t forget about the girls!
Galetine’s Day falls on Feb. 13 (the day before Valentine’s Day). In our humble opinion, the best made up holiday on the calendar. Why? Because it celebrates female friendship.
While many of our other Valentine’s day events and activities in Kansas City are also perfect for Galentine’s Day, here are a few that are special for a gathering of your favorite ladies.
Strawberry Swing Valentine’s Pop-Up Fair: The first Strawberry Swing pop-up fair of the year on Saturday, Feb. 8 will have some “love-ly” handmade gifts for sweethearts, special friends and family.
Near & Gear Pop-Up Shop: How about having fun and taking care of business at the same time? Grab some girlfriends and find great gifts for that great guy in your life at this fun shopping event hosted at The Fuel House in Bonner Springs on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Starbucks BOGO Happy Hour: Sometimes having coffee with a friend is all the therapy you need. Enjoy a BOGO FREE happy hour special at Starbucks on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Galentines Gathering at ensemble: Who needs dates? Grab your friends and get to an evening of fun and wellness on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Galentine’s Day KC Expo: Explore a market of handmade items at this FREE craft and design expo on Thursday, Feb. 13.
Bring the Whole Family (or not)
Have fun with the whole family, even furry kids, for Valentine’s Day.
Pet Photos at Three Dog Bakery: Get a sweetheart of a deal on Valentine’s photos of your pet at Three Dog Bakery in Leawood on Saturday, Feb. 1.
Kids in the Kitchen: Have your kids make up a little loving’ from the oven in this Valentine’s Day themed cooking class at HyVee on Feb. 8.
Will Zoo Be Mine?: The Kansas City Zoo is hosting this special all-ages fun time Feb. 8-9 in honor of Valentine’s Day.
Kid’s Night Out with Kansas City Young Audiences: A peaceful and romantic night – out or in – can begin with a fun night out for kids on Friday, Feb. 14.
North KC Parents’ Night Out: There’s more than one place for your kids to have fun in Kansas City on Valentine’s Day while you do the same. The North KC Stingers Dance Team is coordinating a child-care event on Friday, Feb. 14.
Ceramic Painting Party: Ceramic Cafe is inviting everyone to the studio to enjoy games, snacks and painting of adorable ceramic heart dishes, including designs that are easy for small children to handle. The party is on Friday, Feb. 14.
Don’t Forget About Drinks, Dinner, Dancing (and everything else)
We’ve got you covered for Valentine’s Day Dinner in Kansas City. Check out these posts to find something that tempts your taste buds.
Kansas City Valentine’s Day Restaurant Deals – COMING SOON!
Beer and Sweets Pairing: Come single, come as a couple. For $20 you can sample beer and sweets prepared by local Lenexa bakeries. This first-of-its-kind event happens at Limitless Brewing on Friday, Feb. 14.
Beer and Chocolate Pairing: Servaes Brewing Co. is hosting a “Lover’s Flight Pairing” where you get to try a match-up of their beers and chocolates from CST Sweets. Join at the brewery on Friday, Feb. 14.
Valentine’s Day Dance Party: This “traffic light” dance party is dedicated to providing a fun night out on Valentine’s Day, regardless of relationship status. Come wearing red, green or yellow on Friday, Feb. 14.
Upper Crust Pie Pairing: Two local Kansas City businesses are teaming up Saturday, Feb. 15 to host a coffee, beer and pie pairing, proving that good things do come to those that wait (until the day after Valentine’s Day).