While Cupid returns to pull on the heartstrings of starry-eyed couples and single, hopeless romantics this Valentine’s Day, the holiday is also a time for ladies in our area to shower girlfriends with affection, celebrate friendship and thank their gal pals for constant support and encouragement.
There are several ladies-only Valentine’s Day events taking place throughout Hampton Roads this month. Challenge your closest friends to a paintball competition in Virginia Beach, shop excellent deals in Williamsburg or indulge in your creative side at a floral arrangement class in Newport News. Learn more below about a Galentine's Day event near you.
At 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, unwind with your girlfriends and a cocktail while you embrace your creativity at this exclusive Paint Nite event. Hosted at Chesapeake’s AJ Gators Sports Bar & Grill, guests will spend about two hours drinking, socializing with friends and creating their own unique paintings. Reservations are required and guests must be 21 or older to attend. Purchase your $45 ticket here.
Naro Cinema celebrates girl-power with a special showing of Legally Blonde and a highly anticipated Bend and Snap contest from 7:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13. This year’s event is sponsored by several notable women in the Coastal Virginia region including Roz Klein of Baa Baa Sheep, prominent realtor Linda Daniel, Lindsay Bennett and Kiera Hill of Press 626 Wine Bar and Marissa DiGirolamo of Studio Posy. Proceeds will benefit Girls on the Run Hampton Roads.
The delicious Galentine’s Day Brunch returns to Cure Coffeehouse in Norfolk on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Co-hosted by For All Handkind, the ladies-only brunch will also include a craft making session where guests can design their own piece of pressed floral stained glass. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to YWCA South Hampton Roads.
Hip Innovative Studio Boutique invites you to an early afternoon soiree that celebrates Galentine’s Day with complimentary mimosas, sweet indulgences from Sinful Treats and a floral arranging class instructed by Diane Fulton of Front Porch Flower Co. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register here, as seats are limited.
Cure Coffeehouse’s Galentine’s Day brunch tradition extends for the first time to its Smithfield location on Sunday, Feb. 11. The Smithfield brunch will feature Galentine-themed dishes, girl-inspired cocktails, giveaways and more. Reservations are not required, but be sure to arrive early as seats are first-come-first-served. The brunch will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For the more adventurous ladies or for those simply wanting to try something new, Fox Brothers Paintball Park challenges you to a Valentine’s Day-themed paintball fight. With the purchase of both a rental package and paint, ladies are granted free admission. The event will be hosted on Sunday, Feb. 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Williamsburg’s Yankee Candle Village notes that Galentine’s Day is the perfect time to celebrate fellow women and honor friendships. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 10, Yankee Candle Village shoppers can enjoy 30 percent off of their entire purchase including Alex & Ani jewelry, Vera Bradley, PANDORA and other merchandise. Brunch-themed breakfast samples will be served beginning at 10 a.m., and live music performances will take place from noon to 2 p.m.