Valentine’s Day Events in the Inwood, Harpers Ferry, Martinsburg, Shepherdstown and Charles Town Areas
It’s that time of year again. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Have you figured out what you are doing yet? If you live in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia there are many ways to show your affection for your significant other on Valentine’s Day. Check out our list of great events that are going on in the area below.
The heart-shaped box of chocolates is a time honored tradition. Defluris Fine Chocolates located on Queen Street in Martinsburg has a variety of high quality selections to choose from, including American classics such as truffles, crunchy nuts, smooth silky creams, and soft and chewy caramels.
Staying in Martinsburg? Then The McFarland House would be an excellent choice for such a special day! The Valentine’s dinner is an eight course meal that includes the fine foods of Spain, France and Italy. Dishes will feature fresh seafood and pastas with creamy sauces. A meet and greet starts at 6:30 pm and dinner starts at 7:00 pm.
The Bavarian Inn, an AAA four diamond rated inn and restaurant, has everything you need for a special weekend: both luxurious accommodations and fine dining German cuisine from Executive Chef Wolfgang Vomand. Their Valentine’s Day packages include accommodations, a $50 dinner voucher, a $15 breakfast voucher, and a complimentary bottle of champagne ready when you arrive.
Cacapon Resort is also offering a romantic getaway package if you are up for taking a trip over to Berkeley Springs. The special package will include one night at the Cacapon Lodge, dinner, and entertainment for the evening. Have a wonderful evening, and then spend the next day exploring the unique town of Berkeley Springs, which has a lot to offer. Check out this list of things to do in Berkeley Springs. For more information about the Valentine’s Day package, you can call (304) 258-1022.
Perhaps dinner and the theatre are more your style. If so, the Old Opera House in Charles Town is featuring a play called The Love List. Authored by Norm Foster, The Love List is a comedy that finds two men, Bill and Leon, wondering about what the perfect woman might be like when she magically appears. You’ll have to watch what happens next in this hilarious play! It’s a good laugh and a perfect Valentine’s Day adventure. The play will run for two weekends: February 7-9 and 14-16.
You may also be interested in attending Shepherd University’s performance of the popular comedy musical “Avenue Q.” The show will be on Friday, February 14th and Saturday, February 15th at 8:00 pm at the Frank Arts Center. It is free to Shepherd University students, and the cost is $10 for the general public.
Do you enjoy romantic poetry? The Berkeley Art Council will be hosting their Second Friday Poetry: Valentine’s Day Edition on Friday, the 14th. The event will take place at Berkeley Art Works in Downtown Martinsburg. What better way to spend the evening than listening to or reading some brilliantly crafted words of love. Bring your date and impress them by reading a poem written especially for them. Check out these famous love poems for some inspiration.
If you are up for a bit of a drive, there are a few events happening in nearby towns that may interest you this Valentine’s Day. On Saturday, February 15th, the Antietam Highlands Wine Trail Tours will have a wine tour with RoadRunner Services, LLC. The tour will be by reservation, and they will have pick up locations available in Hagerstown and Frederick. For more information you can call (301) 573-1930. Also on Saturday, there will be a dancing event sponsored by the Ruritan Clubs of Washington County and Boonsboro High Class of 1963 that will be open to the public at the Williamsport Red Men Club. The dance will begin at 7:00 pm and run until 11:00 pm. There will be a cash bar, and music will be provided by John Repp – Dancing Kaleidoscope. Put on those dancing shoes and have some fun this Valentine’s weekend.
Your special loved one doesn’t necessarily have to be human. Honoring our pets and those pets without homes should be a special Valentine’s Day event as well. The Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County is sponsoring an event called the “Purrfect Buffet” on Saturday, February 15 hosted by the Hollywood Casinos at Charles Town Races. There will be live and silent auctions, 50-50 raffles, and other exciting raffles. The fun will take place from 6:00 pm until 10:00 pm; doors open at 5:30 pm. Tickets are $45 each, and all proceeds go to the AWS shelter renovation project.
Tradition may loom large and flowers may be the one of the ways to your lover’s heart. There are plenty of florists in the Jefferson and Berkeley County area: Flowers Unlimited, Ginger’s Flower Shops, and Bells and Bows in Martinsburg, The Village Florist in Shepherdstown and Charles Town, and the Inwood Florist and Gifts in Inwood. Each have the perfect assortment to say “I love you”.
You may also want to check out the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester, Virginia this month as they will be playing a variety of love-themed movies, which is perfect for a date night!
Make sure you go the extra mile for Valentine’s Day because showing your love is worth it! Whether it be a spouse, significant other, friend, or family member; make sure to let those around you know that you love them. Even the smallest gesture – like leaving someone a little note – can mean the world to that special person in your life. As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “Where there is love, there is life.” Be full of life and love this holiday, and cherish your time with the ones you love.
One person who always lovingly goes the extra mile is Linda Kilroy. Linda is a real estate agent in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, and she goes to great lengths to help her clients purchase or sell their single family home, townhouse, or condo. Give her a call at (304) 725-1145 or email her, and she’ll find you the perfect home! Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Events in the Eastern Panhandle 2014