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Valentine's Day Events 2013

Love Inspired Events

By Molly Gavin

Valentine's Day has more going for it than just dinner and flowers. The city of brotherly love has unusual events and activities to celebrate love whether you are single or attached. Some of these events make for memorable date ideas and some make for perfectly platonic fun.


Peek A Boo Revue Blow Me a Kiss: This adults only neo-burlesque cabaret is a cheeky mix of comedy and performance art.

When: February 8, 2013

Where: The Trocadero Theatre


Til Death Do Us Part, The Love Stories of Laurel Hill: Celebrate eternal love at the historic Laurel Hill Cemetery. Hear tales of love and heartbreak on this wintertime walking tour and fireside reception. After the tour enjoy wine, hot chocolate and hors d' oeuvres.

When: February 9, 2013

Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery


Wild at Heart Weekend at the Philadelphia Zoo: Learn about love at the zoo at this family friendly event. Read up on the famous animal couples on a self guided tour and watch animals enjoy special treats from their zookeepers.

When: February 9 and 10, 2013

Where: The Philadelphia Zoo


Cupid's Chase 5K Run: Get your heart racing. This 5K supports Community Options, Inc, a national nonprofit that supports people with developmental disabilities.

When: February 9, 2013

Where: Martin Luther King Drive


First Person Arts StorySlam: This weeks theme: The Ex Files. Nobody knows you quite like your ex. Participants tell true stories of love lost, an excellent option for the newly single.

When: February 12, 2013

Where: World Cafe Live


MoonShine and Valentines: Explore the exhibit American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition while drinking the illicit liquid and enjoying live jazz and cabaret performances.

When: February 14, 2013

Where: The National Constitution Center


Discover Love at the Barnes: Learn the love stories behind the masterworks at the Barnes. There will be live classical music and a complimentary champagne toast at this elegant affair.

When: February 14, 2013

Where: The Barnes Foundation


Valentine's Ghost Tour of Philadelphia: Love Never Dies: This 75-minute candlelight tour includes entry into two historic Society Hill mansions and a haunted cemetery." Learn about haunting love stories from the romantic to the macab.

When: February 14, 15, and 16, 2013

Where: The Powel House, 244 S. 3rd St


Eastern State Penitentiary Valentine's Day Love Stories: Proof positive that love can exist anywhere. This storied historic prison is offering a special Valentines Day themed tour that focuses on love behind bars.

When: February 14, 15, 16 and 17 2013

Where: Eastern State Penitentiary


Mural Arts' Love Letter Tour: Ride the elevated train and take in 50 romantic rooftop murals. Artist Stephen Powers touching graphic murals are a love letter to Philadelphia. A guide explains the significance and backstory of the murals.

When: Sunday, February 17, 2013

Where: Tour departs from Mural Arts at The Gallery at 9th & Market Streets




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