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Valentine's Day 2024: Celebrate Love in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area, Minnesota

Updated: Feb 13




Valentine's Day is the perfect time to express love and appreciation for that special someone in your life. If you're in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area, you're in luck! This guide is your one-stop resource for planning the perfect Valentine's Day, featuring a curated list of dining experiences, creative workshops, and romantic getaways. Whether you're looking for a cozy dinner, a fun activity, or the perfect gift, you'll find something to make this Valentine's Day unforgettable. Let's dive into the best the area has to offer for this day of love.


We will keep updating our list as we discover more events. Feel free to submit your own deals or specials through our submission page, or you can directly email us at info@campnisswa.com.


Valentine's Day February 14, 2024 along with Week Events & Activities


Valentine’s Cookie Decoration Workshop

  • Location: Knotty Pine Bakery, Brainerd, MN

  • Date: February 10, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

  • Cost: $14 per person

  • Details: A drop-in workshop for decorating Valentine's-themed cookies. Includes 4 cookies, decorating supplies, and a take-home box. No registration required.

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Valentine's Flower Arranging Workshop, Chocolates, & Cider

  • Location: Woodlore Cider

  • Date: February 10, 2:00 PM

  • Cost: $65 per person

  • Details: Celebrate the holiday of love by creating your own flower arrangement while indulging in chocolate and hard cider! A flower stem bar will be available, allowing you to select your favorite blooms and craft a delightful small flower arrangement to take home. The ticket price covers the cost of flowers and a vase, a complimentary pint of cider, and delicious chocolate from the local Fancy Pants Chocolate!

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Valentine’s Day Date Night - Ski Penguins

  • Location: Canvas and Cocktails, Pequot Lakes, MN

  • Date: February 10, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

  • Cost: $50 per person

  • Details: Each person gets their own 16x20 canvas for just $50 per guest in this 2-hour love-filled extravaganza. And the best part? When you're done, you'll have these cute masterpieces to hang side by side!

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Valentine’s Snowshoe Hike

  • Location: Northland Arboretum, Baxter, MN

  • Date: February 10, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

  • Cost: $55 per couple

  • Details: Enjoy a guided 1.5 hour lit snowshoe hike through the woods. After the hike you will receive chocolates and a certificate for a heart shaped pizza, all included in the price. Please bring your own snowshoes. Snowshoes are also available to rent from their Visitor Center for an additional fee if needed.

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Valentine's Dinner Specials (2/10 & 2/14)

  • Location: Maucieri’s Italian Restaurant, Crosslake, MN

  • Date: February 10, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM | February 14, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Details: Prime Rib, Potatoes & Veggies | Osso Bucco over Risotto | Seafood Manicotti | Homemade Cheesecake. Now taking reservations 218-692-4800 (Without reservations, table availability is not guaranteed!).

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Valentine’s Menu (2/10 & 2/14)

  • Location: Dunmire's on the Lakes, Brainerd, MN

  • Date: February 10th & 14th

  • Cost: $130 per couple

  • Details: Hors D'Oeuvres, Appetizer, Salad, Main Course, and Dessert. Reservations encouraged.

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Blooms and Brews Valentine’s Floral Create-And-Take

  • Location: Cuyuna Brewing Company partnered with The Backyard Greenhouse, Crosby, MN

  • Date: February 13, 5:00 PM

  • Cost: $50 per person

  • Details: Includes a beer, vase, flowers, tools, finishing spray, and a demonstration.

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Galentines in the Square

  • Location: Crosslake Town Square, Crosslake, MN

  • Date: February 13, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

  • Details: Head to the Crosslake Town Square for fun, specials, and treats!

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Italian Valentine's Day

  • Location: Lucky's Tavern, Pequot Lakes, MN

  • Date: February 14, 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

  • Details: Features lunch and dinner with Valentine’s desserts and a Cupid Meat Raffle.

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Valentine’s Dinner

  • Location: Sunshine's SummerHouse, Lake Shore, MN

  • Date: February 14

  • Details: Valentine's special Alaskan King Crab or NY Strip Steak dinner. Reservations recommended. call 218-961-4300.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

  • Location: Lakes Tavern, Pequot Lakes, MN

  • Date: February 14

  • Details: Steak Oscar for Two! Their 14oz Ribeye, adorned with Crab, Asparagus, and Bearnaise Sauce. Served with two sides of potato and fresh vegetables for $60.

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Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Pizza Special

  • Location: Rafferty's Pizza, Nisswa Lakes Area

  • Date: February 14

  • Details: A heart-shaped 1-topping pizza and 2 drinks for $12.95. Available for dine in and take out only, just mention this special when ordering.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials

  • Location: Main Street Ale House, Nisswa, MN

  • Date: February 14

  • Details: Appetizer - Pancetta wrapped dates, tarragon cream cheese, fresh basil. Entree - Thyme and peppercorn encrusted beef tenderloin or charbroiled scallops. Served with beer-Yukon mashed potatoes, sauteed beech mushrooms in Chardonnay cream sauce, roasted garlic asparagus, crispy Dinosaur kale. Desert - Dark Chocolate Truffle Cheesecake or White Chocolate/Pomegranate Cheesecake.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Special

  • Location: A-Pine Family Restaurant, Pequot Lakes, MN

  • Date: February 14, 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Details: Smoked Prime Rib served with mash potatoes, bacon-wrapped asparagu, & garlic toast.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Specials

  • Location: The Side Track, Brainerd, MN

  • Date: February 14, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Details: Appetizer - Gorgonzola Cheese Bread for $13.95 | Main - Raspberry champagne chicken kiev for $20.95 or Surf and Turf for $29.95

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu

  • Location: Andy's Bar and Grill, Crosslake, MN

  • Date: February 14

  • Details: They have prepared a special menu just for you and that special someone. Come enjoy their sweetheart specials or savor some of the traditional menu items you know and love. Call them to reserve a table at 218-692-3722

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WineDown Valentine’s Day Date Night

  • Location: Wine Down, Nisswa, MN

  • Date: February 14, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Details: Call to reserve a romantic spot in their lounge with a food board, dessert, & a bottle of wine. Full Board Tickets: $70 | Baguette Board Tickets: $50 | Call or text to make a reservation at 808-223-0134 | Walk-ins also welcome.

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Valentine’s Dinner For Two

  • Location: Antlers Restaurant, Breezy Point, MN

  • Date: February 14 - 17, 4:30 PM – 9:00 PM

  • Cost: $139.95 per couple

  • Details: Surf & Turf - Ladies receive a rose, featuring steak & lobster for two with a bottle of winer, and offering special Valentine dessert. Call 218-562-7162 for reservations. (Full menu also available)

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Valentine’s Dinner

  • Location: Green Lantern Bar and Grill, Brainerd, MN

  • Date: February 14, 5:00 PM

  • Cost: $34.95 per person

  • Details: Includes Carved Sirloin, Shrimp Scampi, Champagne Chicken, and more. Reservations recommended.

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Valentine’s Day Dinner

  • Location: The Classic Grill at Madden’s, Brainerd, MN

  • Date: February 14, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Cost: $75 per person

  • Details: Offers a starter, soup or salad, entree, and dessert. Reservations required.

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Valentine's Day Heated Vinyasa

  • Location: notice wellness, Nisswa, MN

  • Date: February 14, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

  • Details: Valentine's Day heated vinyasa to an all Taylor Swift playlist. Get ready to feel all the feels on your mat! They will move through postures in a flowing sequence, at times stopping to sing and dance organically, moving freely and intuitively.

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Chef AJ's Beer Pairing Valentine’s Dinner

  • Location: Big Axe Brewing Company, Nisswa, MN

  • Date: February 14, 6:00 PM

  • Cost: $50 per person

  • Details: A four-course meal paired with unique beers. Reservations required.

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Couples Sushi Rolling Class

  • Location: Gather On 3 Event Center, Brainerd, MN

  • Date: February 14, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • Cost: $59 per person

  • Details: An all-you-can-roll, eat, and take-home sushi class for couples.

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Valentine's Day Weekend Specials

  • Location: Quarterdeck Resort, Nisswa, MN

  • Dates: February 15 - 17, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Details: Specials include Shrimp Spinach Artichoke Fettuccine and Spinach Artichoke Crostini.

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The Grape Escape: Europe's Most Romantic Cities

  • Location: Catalyst by Nature Link, Nisswa, MN

  • Date: February 15, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

  • Cost: $80 per person

  • Details: A five-course meal with wine pairings from cities like Paris, Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, and Vienna.

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Murder Mystery Dinner “‘Til Death Do Us Part”

  • Location: Gather On 3 Event Center, Brainerd, MN

  • Date: February 16, 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM

  • Cost: $59.95 per person

  • Details: A PG13-R rated dinner featuring a murder mystery experience with a three-course meal.

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Galentine's Make+Take Workshop with Just Juice Co.

  • Location: Nature Link Resort, Nisswa, MN

  • Date: February 17, 9:30 AM

  • Cost: $70

  • Details: Each guest will go home with 5 smoothie bags that can be popped in the freezer at home and taken out anytime you need a meal replacement or a healthy snack!

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Valentine’s Day Sweetheart Dinner

  • Location: White Oak Grill at Ruttger’s Bay, Deerwood, MN

  • Date: February 17, 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

  • Cost: $150 per couple

  • Details: Dinner Includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Reservations required 218-678-4678

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These events offer a mix of romantic, fun, and creative activities for celebrating Valentine's Day in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area.


Candies, Sweets, Treats, and Chocolates



Flowers & Floral Arrangements



These locations offer a wide range of options for anyone looking to make Valentine's Day special with a thoughtful gift of sweets or flowers in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area. Whether you're looking for artisan chocolates, gourmet treats, or beautiful floral arrangements, these local businesses have you covered. 


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Making Valentine's Day Special in the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area


This Valentine's Day, the Nisswa and Brainerd Lakes Area beckons with unique events, romantic dinners, and thoughtful gifts. Whether you're celebrating love or friendship, you'll find plenty of ways to make memories that last a lifetime. Remember to book your experiences early and keep checking back for new additions to make your Valentine's Day in Minnesota truly special.


Celebrate love and togetherness this Valentine's Day in the heart of Minnesota!


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