20 Ways to Celebrate Valentines in Downtown Hannibal

Historic Hannibal, MO - Valentines - 2019

20 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Downtown Hannibal

Whether you're spending it with a significant other, friends or family, Downtown Hannibal offers the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s.

Cave Hollow West Winery  / Facebook

Cave Hollow West Winery / Facebook

#1: Love on the Rocks

Mark Twain Cave & Cave Hollow West Winery

February 9th, 2019 at 6pm (reserve by 2/2)

Celebrate Valentines Day with 'Love on The Rocks,' a walking dinner tour, hosted by the Mark Twain Cave and Cave Hollow West Winery. The tour presents five stops that tell the history of the cave with part of the five-course dinner at each stop paired with a glass of Cave Hollow West Winery wine.

Reservations are required by 2/2/19. Contact Cave Hollow West Winery at 573-231-1000.

Aunt Polly’s Treasures  / Facebook

Aunt Polly’s Treasures / Facebook

#2: Treasure Hunting or Antiquing

If you need to break up the monotony of dinner and a movie dates, try exploring one our downtown Antique or Resale Shops. You can learn a lot about your significant other by reminiscing over old collectibles, toys, records, and more. If the man in your life is reluctant at the thought, persuade him with the thought of hunting for an old baseball card, old-fashioned tool, license plate, knives, model car, etc.

LaBinnah Bistro  / Facebook

LaBinnah Bistro / Facebook

#3: LaBinnah Bistro’s Valentines Dinner

February 14th at 5pm & 8pm

Make reservations at www.LabinnahBistro.com.

Valentines Dinner includes:
• Fresh Bistro Salad,
• French Onion Soup,
• Entree Choice of: NY Strip Steak, French Style Lamb Chops (2), Rivera Salmon with mango salsa
•Chef’s Decadent Dessert
•Glass of Champagne

Reservations are $50 per person with seatings at 5pm & 8pm.

For more details email LaBinnahBistro@gmail.com

Chocolaterie Stam - Hannibal  / Facebook

Chocolaterie Stam - Hannibal / Facebook

#4: Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Pre-Order by February 11th, 2019.

Pick-up February 12-14th, 2019.

The best chocolate-covered strawberries in Hannibal with the finest European Chocolate! Place your order Wednesdays- Saturdays for our chocolate covered strawberries! Single, $2.95, half dozen, $15.95, and a dozen, $29.95. Pre-orders only. Orders taken until February 11th, pickup February 12th,13th, or 14th. Please pay at time of order. Stop in, or to order by phone, please give us a call at (573) 221-0460.

Hannibal Arts Council  / Facebook

Hannibal Arts Council / Facebook

#5: Valentines Cupcake Arty Party

February 9th, 2019 from 7-9pm

The Feb. 8 Arty Party at the Hannibal Arts Council features a project that is tasty and edible. Participants will work with HAC board member Ruth Garner to create colorful Spring flowers to decorate Valentine’s Day cupcakes. Cupcakes and decorating kits are included.

Program fees for the Arty Party is $25 per person, or $40 for two together. Now open to anyone 13 and up! Registration is required by contacting HAC at 573-221-6545 or reservations@hannibalarts.com.

Travelers Rooming House  / Facebook

Travelers Rooming House / Facebook

#6: Historic Bed & Breakfast Getaway

Nothing says romance like a night or two away at a Bed & Breakfast. Rather than buying the same box a candy, surprise your sweetheart with a weekend alone together. A stay in a beautiful, restored Historic Bed & Breakfast is an experience and a gesture not to be forgotten.

The Belvedere Inn is a beautiful Italianate mansion in the heart of Historic Downtown. Mark Twain didn’t sleep here, but he played pool here and so can you! Book at belvedereinnhannibal.com.

The Dubach Inn is a beautifully restored 1871 Italianate on historic Millionaire’s Row. They are located right next to LaBinnah Bistro for the finest dining in downtown Hannibal. Book by emailing innkeeper@dubachinn.com or call (573)355-1167.

Travelers Rooming House (pictured) is Hannibal’s newest Bed & Breakfast located above The Powder Room on Historic Main Street featuring suites with unique personalities. Book at thetravelersroominghouse.com

Visit Hannibal MO  / Facebook

Visit Hannibal MO / Facebook

#7: Play Tourist for a Day

Whether you’ve lived in Hannibal from 2 or 20 years (or really are an actual tourist) enjoy a day falling in love with Hannibal! 2019 is Hannibal’s Bicentennial and it’s a great time to brush up on your local history and discover your roots.

View Hannibal Attractions here.

Mark Twain Dinette  / Facebook

Mark Twain Dinette / Facebook

#8: .50 Cent Fries Before Guys Sale

Mark Twain Dinette

The Mark Twain Dinette is Hannibal’s oldest dining tradition celebrating their 77th Anniversary this February. Whether you find yourself alone this Valentines or love a good deal, you can eat your heart out with their .50 Cent Fries Before Guys Sale!

For more information click here.



#9: Paint & Sip for Couples

Open Door Studio

February 16th, 2019

Painting date night! You and your date will paint separate canvases; when placed together they will create one picture. No experience needed. BYOB

Make reservations here.

Mississippi Mind Trap  / Facebook

Mississippi Mind Trap / Facebook

#10: Escape Room

What says, “Love you boo,” like being locked together in a room for an hour? A fun, exciting, and interactive date perfect for couples. See how well you can work together to solve the clues and get out within the hour!

Book your room at www.mississippimindtrap.com.



#11: Build-your-Own Progressive Dinner

Downtown Hannibal Restaurants

Mix things up a little bit this Valentines Day! Make your date a dining adventure with a different stop for each course. A creative way to turn a simple date to an entire evening!

  • Stop One: Appetizers

  • Stop Two: Meal

  • Stop Three: Dessert

  • Stop Four: Drinks

Ava Goldworks  / Facebook

Ava Goldworks / Facebook

#12: Get Her Something Special from a local Jewelry Shop

Ava Goldworks (pictured)

Crescent Jewelry

It’s always a safe bet, that she will love a special gift to mark the occasion from Ava Goldworks or Crescent Jewlery.

Ava Goldworks located at 211 Center St are known for their unique, handmade jewelry. A limited amount of each design are produced for a one-of-a-kind gift!

Crescent Jewelry has been creating special memories in Hannibal for over 200 years. Visit them today and find the perfect piece to celebrate the most important moment in your life!

Java Jive  / Facebook

Java Jive / Facebook

#13: Heart Shaped Macarons

Java Jive

Now through Valentines Day, Java Jive will be selling heart shaped macarons. The flavors are Raspberry and Strawberry Vanilla. Call to reserve yours today!

Whether it’s you first or twentieth date, you can always warm your way to someones heart with a warm beverage from Java Jive!



#14: Valentines Special Spa Treatments

The Powder Room

Get ready for Valentines Day or give the gift of relaxation with The Powder Room’s Ultimate Valentines Day Specials

  • Special #1: Manicure, Pedicure, Makeup Application, 30 Minute Facial, Shampoo, Style……..$139.00

  • Special #2: Two Manicures and Two Pedicures………….$99.00

Make reservations at 573-221-0700

Alliance Art Gallery  / Facebook

Alliance Art Gallery / Facebook

#15: Second Saturday Gallery Night

Alliance Art Gallery

February 9th, 2019 from 5-8pm

Join the Alliance Art Gallery on the Second Saturday of each month for gallery night from 5:00 until 8:00.  February’s Guest Artist is Bella Erakko. It's a great opportunity to meet member artists, guest artist, and to see their latest work.  They provide the food, you provide the fun!  And at 6:00 they give a piece of artwork away.  They look forward to seeing you at Second Saturday!

For more questions call (573) 221-2275 or email allianceartgallery@gmail.com

Northeast Missouri Humane Society  / Facebook

Northeast Missouri Humane Society / Facebook

#16: Annual Chili Cook-Off

February 16th, 2019 from 11a-6p

Admiral Coontz Armory

What does Chili have to do with romance?? Not much! But the Chili Cook-Off is one of the biggest social events of the year. Join your friends at Golden Eagle Distributing and the Hannibal Jaycees for the 36th Annual Chili Cook-off! Afterwards don’t worry about driving home - book a room in downtown Hannibal for you and your sweet and enjoy a safe and fun weekend!

Must be 21 to enter. $5 admission.

Hannibal Arts Council  / Facebook

Hannibal Arts Council / Facebook

#17: Bad Art by Good People Art Auction

Friday, February 15 at 7pm
Hannibal Arts Council

$20 per person
Tickets available at HAC or reeservations maybe be made at 573-221-6545 or reservations@hannibalarts.com

Bad Art by Good People is a new and innovative fundraiser where local community leaders and area artists/mentors support the arts by working in a student/mentor situation. Fifteen teams of artists/mentors/community leaders have been working hard to create original works of art to auction off! The Bad Art by Good People title is truly meant to be tongue in cheek, as the end-product of the community leader working with an artist/mentor will more than likely be good, even great! All proceeds will benefit the Hannibal Arts Council and its programs.

Support the arts by purchasing a ticket to the auction or $20, which will include a social hour with heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks and a time to vote on favorites for the People’s Choice Award, followed by an auction of the works created by the teams. All proceeds will benefit the Hannibal Arts Council and its programs.

Hannibal Parks and Recreation  / Facebook

Hannibal Parks and Recreation / Facebook

#18: Bundle Up & Take a Winter Nature Walk

Sodalis Nature Preserve, Riverview Park, Central Park, and Bear Creak Trail

We know, it COLD out! If you feeling a little adventurous, bundle up with your sweetie and enjoy the great outdoors! Have a snowball fight. Build a snowman. Go sledding. Or simply take in the beautiful snowy scenery. Be sure to take plenty of pictures to share with Hannibal Parks and Recreation on Facebook!

Historic Downtown Hannibal  / Facebook

Historic Downtown Hannibal / Facebook

#19: Gift a Passport to Chocolate Extravaganza in March

March 8-10th, 2019

Gift the gift of an unforgettable experience with a Chocolate Extravaganza Passport! An event for the sweetest of souls, Chocolate Extravaganza dedicates an entire day to the sweet that we all love! Join us March 8th - 10th, 2019 in downtown Hannibal for a day of fun, friends, and chocolate. Chocolate passports are now available for purchase. The passports include several different treats from most downtown businesses, of which you get to choose five you would like to redeem.

Purchase your passport here.

B&B Theaters  / Facebook

B&B Theaters / Facebook

#20: Casablanca Retro Movie Night

February 12th, 2019

B&B Theaters Main Street Cinema 8

Admissions are only $5.00 for Backstage Pass Members or $7.00 standard admission, making Retro Nights some of the most fun and affordable cinema experiences available anywhere! And this February you can enjoy the romantic film, Casablanca!