Calling All Singletons! Here’s How To Celebrate Your Valentine’s Day In Style.

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Ah, good ol’ Valentine’s Day. For star-crossed lovers, it’s a day most likely filled to the brim with roses, rosé and a romantic riverside dinner. However, it’s safe to say there’s no coincidence that February 14 is hitting on a Friday this year, and we’ve found a range of epic activities for all our single ladies and gentlemen to celebrate International Single Awareness Day in style. Here are our top picks to celebrate your V-day with flair, fun and as a proud singleton.

Valentine’s Day movie under the stars

I mean, seriously, is there a better way to spend Galentine’s Day than by watching ‘Pretty Women’ under the stars with your gal-pals? This Friday you can enjoy a chilled night indulging in the ultimate Galentine’s Day Hamper Special while watching one of your favourite 90s classics. We’re talking rosé, a full gourmet platter (yes, there is prosciutto-wrapped strawberries AND brie) your favourite company and of course, Julia Roberts in her best form. 

When: Friday, February 14 from 6pm
Where: Eagle Farm Race Course
Cost: Galentine’s Day Platter $75, tickets online. Other options available.

Anti Valentine’s Day Party at Marquee Bar

Nothing celebrates Single Awareness Day like a dedicated anti-valentine’s evening at Marquee Bar! Get amongst a variety of local DJs, Ladies Night drink specials, a range of speciality cocktails, street eats and giveaways! With free entry, it’s guaranteed to be a big night spent with your nearest and dearest as you celebrate singledom.

When: Friday, February 14 from 5pm
Where: Marquee Bar, 36 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry

Brush ‘N’ Beers Valentine’s Day ‘Paint Your Mate’ class

This Valentine’s Day, you can paint your mate at Newstead Brewing Co! Pick up that paintbrush and show your mates how they really look through your eyes (with an artistic twist of course). All washed down with a complimentary schooner of beer or another house option, this is destined to be a real laugh. 

When: Friday, February 14 from 6pm
Where: Newstead Brewing Co, Castlemaine Street, Milton
Cost: general admission $55, tickets online.

Tequila, Tacos and Tinder Singles Party

This Friday, celebrate singledom at Ivory Tusk’s Tequila, Tacos and Tinder Singles Party! You can sign up here and receive a free gift on arrival if you tell them whether you’re being ghosted, currently ghosting someone or if you’re actively swiping right!

When: Friday, February 14 from 9pm
Where: Ivory Tusk, Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

Valentine’s Day Traffic Light Party at X Cargo

Whether your relationship status is single, taken or it’s complicated, you can head down to X Cargo for a boogie this Valentine’s Day at their traffic light party! Wear green if you’re available, yellow if it’s complicated and red if you’re taken!

When: Friday, February 14 from 6pm
Where: X Cargo, McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free entry

Fries Before Guys at The Walrus Club

The name of this event basically says it all. Loaded fries are the key to satisfying the heart and stomach and are arguably much better looking and satisfying than any talent out there! With a selection of hand picked cocktail creations, this is not a night to be missed. While you’re there, don’t forget to ask about the ‘Stupid Cupid’ cocktail! This one takes raspberry bitters and champagne to a whole new level. And if that’s not sweet enough, the legendary Betty Smokes & the Forgetaboudits will be live on stage from 9pm until late! For more information about the event, click here.

When: Friday, February 14 from 5.30–11.30pm
Where: The Walrus Club, 543A Coronation Drive
Cost: Free

Anti-Valentine’s Day at The Defiant Duck

Vehemently against V-Day? Well, this may be the night for you. With the tagline of ‘Single and Don’t Mingle’ and drink deals such as the ‘Loner Corona’ and ‘Depresso Martini’s’, you’ll be certain to get those taste buds satisfied and stay away from any potential canoodling couples! For more information, click here.

When: Friday, February 14 from 5pm–late
Where: The Defiant Duck, Longland Street, Newstead
Cost: Free

Valentine’s Day Market at Gasworks

Calling all single creatives out there! Grab a crew and hit up the Valentine’s Day Gasworks market to kick off your Friday night. There will be a range of creative works on display featuring fashion, art, homewares, plants and ceramics. It’s a perfectly wholesome option for you and your friends if wandering into Fortitude isn’t your vibe this Friday!

When: Friday, February 14 from 5–9pm
Where: The Gasometer at Gasworks Plaza
Cost: Free entry

Traffic Light Party at Levels

Located at the newly renovated Sky & Lotus Nightclub in the heart of Fortitude Valley, this is your opportunity to make your relationship status very colourfully clear. So don your best green attire (or yellow if it’s a bit complicated) and enjoy an evening of boozy fun in primary colours at Levels’ Traffic Light Party! Also, this party is on Saturday night for those of you who want to delay your night out until then!

When: Saturday, February 15 from 10pm
Where: Sky & Lotus, Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley
Cost: Free

For those of you in a relationship and after some last minute Valentine’s Day ideas, check out this list of date ideas!