From romantic dinners under the moonlight to strolling through the streets of Cocoa Village with wine and chocolate, Brevard gives residents plenty of options on how to celebrate this romantic weekend. Here is our guide on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with your loved one.
Sweethearts Sip & Stroll in Cocoa Village
What’s more romantic than taking an evening stroll around historic Cocoa Village while sipping on a glass of wine with your loved one? On Saturday, Feb. 13, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Champagne and Chocolate Sweethearts Sip & Stroll will take over Cocoa Village. Each ticket to the Sip & Stroll comes with a commemorative wine glass and shopping bag. Shop the local shops in Cocoa Village, drink wine and sample delicious food. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the event. They can be purchased on EventBrite.com or at the Village Spiceman, Ossorio Bakery & Café and Magic Dove Magic Shop.
Sip & Stroll in Cocoa Village | VisitCocoaVillage.com
Valentine’s Dinner Cruise on the Indian River Queen
Enjoy breathtaking views, gourmet food and signature cocktails with your other half on the Indian River Queen. The Indian River Queen transforms your traditional Valentine’s Day into a night you’ll never forget. While you’re sailing along the Indian River, enjoy a candle-lit dinner, dancing and more. There will be appetizers, a dinner buffet, couples boarding photos, cash bar and live entertainment. Menu includes puff pastry with crab meat, Mahi Florentine, cake, chocolate dipped strawberries and much more. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchase on IndianRiverQueen.com.
Indian River Queen | 321-454-7414 | Cocoa Village Marina, 90 Delannoy Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922
Valentine’s Day – Yours Truly All Weekend at Matt’s Casbah
Matt’s Casbah knows how to host a romantic night any time of year, especially on Valentine’s Day. This year Matt’s Casbah is presenting a weekend full of candle-lit dinners and signature cocktails. On Feb. 12-14 they will have a Valentine’s menu filled with palatable sensations. The menu includes lobster bisque, surf and turf, lobster tails, roasted duck, white chocolate strawberry cheesecake and more. Matt’s Casbah is accepting reservations early for Valentine’s Day weekend. Call ahead and Matt’s Casbah will handle the rest.
Matt’s Casbah | (321) 574-1099 | 801 E New Haven Ave, Melbourne, Florida 32901
Brew and Fondue at Playalinda Brewing Company
While you’re sweetheart may love chocolate and flowers, we’re going to bet they’d love brew and fondue even more. This Valentine’s Day at 1 p.m. head over to Playalinda Brewing Company for Brew and Fondue for Two. The menu will feature craft beer paired with a chocolate fondue and a variety of dippers including strawberries, bananas, pretzels and more. The fondue and dippers are only $14. Add two beers for only $8 more.
The tasting room is first come, first served so get there early to ensure you and your date will have a seat. Playalinda Brewing Company will also be releasing their “Heat of the Moment” porter that features rich coco flavor and subtle chili spice. If you want to really impress your date this year Playalinda Brewing Co. will have a Valentine’s Day care package that includes a tote bag, quart growler and koozie, $10 gift certificate for one growler fill, two pint glasses and two taster glasses for only $40.
CATS at Cocoa Village Playhouse
The Broadway hit, CATS, is coming to Cocoa Village Playhouse. CATS tells the story, in song and dance, of the annual gathering of Jellicle cats. Performance dates start on Jan. 29 and run through Feb. 14. Valentine’s Day weekend shows will be on Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 to $24 and can be purchased on CocoaVillagePlayhouse.com.
Cocoa Village Playhouse | (321) 636-5050 | 300 Brevard Avenue, Cocoa, FL 32922
Love in the Gardens at Rockledge Gardens
On Friday, Feb. 12, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. the Rockledge Gardens will be hosting an evening filled with music, cocktails, chocolate, and flowers. Kick off your Valentine’s Day weekend with a romantic night and live concert under the Florida moonlight. Each ticket includes wine, chocolate, a coupon for flowers and a chance to win extravagant prizes. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door and can be purchased at BrownPaperTickets.com
Rockledge Gardens | (321) 636-7662 | 2153 U.S. 1, Rockledge, FL 32955
Valentine’s Day Sunday Jazz and Champagne Brunch at DoubleTree Cocoa Beach
Drink champagne and listen to the soothing rhythm of jazz music with your significant other. The DoubleTree by Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront is hosting a romantic Valentine’s Day brunch for couples on Sunday, Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be an all-you-can-eat buffet with mimosas, music, games and prizes. Tickets are $85 a couple, $11 for kids 5 to 12 years old and free for children younger than 5.
DoubleTree Cocoa Beach Oceanfront | (321) 783-9222 | 2080 N Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach, FL 32931
By Alyssa Brady, Staff Writer