Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Got nothing planned?
Our Valentine’s Guide will tell you what to do!
If you’re looking for some treats to give to your special someone — or just to treat yourself — we’ve got the scoop on local deals for Valentine’s Day! From shopping sprees to candle-lit dinners, Turlock is ready for the loveliest day of the year.
Tired of your usual evening out? Change it up with these exciting local events!
Carnegie Arts Center
Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown on Valentine’s Day! Art Around Town is perfect for strolling hand-in-hand with your sweetie as you marvel at our talented local artists. Participating businesses will have refreshments and a huge variety of artwork on display. Stop in at the Carnegie Arts Center, Stan State Art Space, The Gallery Finesse, Lightly Used Books, D2, and Colossal Tattoo.
Carnegie Arts Center
Looking for a unique way to spend your Valentine’s Day? Enjoy a FREE public reception at the Carnegie Arts Center! Discover how photographer Michael J. Costa captured the spirit of Nepal with his awe-inspiring and down-to-earth images. Stop in at the Carnegie Arts Center at 250 North Broadway on February 14 to soak it in — you’re going to love it!
Prodigal Sons and Daughters
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Prodigal Sons and Daughters will host their annual Valentine’s Day dinner event, “A Night to Remember,” on February 9. This perfect date night also support PSD! They’ll have a comedian on stage — and you can participate in Prodigal’s own version of the Newlywed Game, too! Minimum donation is $25 per person, tables for families and friends are available for $250, and business-level tables are available for $2,000. Contact the organization at (209) 634-3538 for more details.
Need an activity for your special date? Try out one of these Valentine’s-themed classes to make it extra memorable!
Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy
Make your Valentine’s Day the best one yet with this amazing couple’s ballroom dance class! Not only will it be extra romantic, but you’ll have so much fun learning how to glide across the dance floor. The studio is located at 223 South Golden State Boulevard. Call Gabrielle for details at (925) 980-5683.
Taylor Krav Maga Fitness
Looking for a way to practice some #SelfLove this Valentine’s Day? Get up and get active with Taylor Krav Maga Fitness! Nate loves helping clients achieve their fitness goals, so he’s hosting a super fun Valentine’s Day couple’s workout session. This workout will be hosted at the Venture Fitness studio on 109 S Center Street. The session is only $45 per couple! Go to his Instagram @taylorfitnessturlock and DM him for questions and info! #PowerCoupleGoals
Turlock Public Library
February 11 – 6-7 p.m.
February 12 – 1-2 p.m.
Make edible valentines for your loved ones at the Public Library! Learn how to decorate cookies with a variety of simple designs that you can replicate at home. This class will focus on easy decorating techniques that will impress your friends and family. This class is FREE and all materials are provided. For ages 18 and older.
Gifts, Treats, and Giveaways
Need a fabulous gift for your valentine? Get everything you need from these local vendors!
Alegria Ballroom Dance Academy
Happy GAL-entines! Celebrate with all your besties at Alegria Ballroom’s Galentines Sip and Shop event! There will be jewelry, home decor, clothing, plenty of treats, and so much more! Foxtrot over to the studio at 223 South Golden State Boulevard, Suite 15, for some festive downtown fun. Call Gabrielle at (925) 980-5683 for details.
Farm House Exchange
Farm House has a ton of new items in stock that you don’t want to miss! They have everything from home décor to special Valentine’s treats — you are guaranteed to find the perfect gift for your sweetheart. Stop in at 311 East Main Street, open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The Flowery – A Floral Boutique
Flowers are a Valentine’s Day MUST! Get your special someone the prettiest blooms they’ll ever see at The Flowery – A Floral Boutique at 1801 Colorado Avenue, Suite 110. Place your orders now by calling 209-216-3383 to make sure your bouquet is ready for the big day!
Glitz Fine Clothing
Need a special outfit for your romantic date? Find the perfect ensemble at Glitz Fine Clothing! Glitz has a variety of options to choose from that you will L-O-V-E! Shop with them at 306 East Main Street. Open Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.!
The Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop
Give your darling a valentine that’ll grow to be as strong as your love! The Greenery Nursery and Garden Shop has everything you need for your favorite gardening fanatic. And if you don’t have the greenest thumb, you can always go to the gift shop for oodles of Valentine’s treats! The Greenery is located at 742 East Olive Avenue and is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and Sunday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lazar Real Estate Services
The Lazar Team is hosting a Date Night Giveaway! Win a $50 gift card to Vito’s Italian Ristorante AND a $25 gift card to Regal Theaters for the perfect night out with your sweetheart! The Lazars are hosting the contest on their Facebook page. Here’s how to enter: 1. Like the post on their Facebook page = 1 entry. 2. Leave a comment on their Facebook event page = 1 entry. 3. Tag the event with at least 2 friends = 3 entries. 4. Like the Lazar Real Estate Services Facebook page = 5 entries. 5. Sign up for their newsletter at turlockhomes.com = 10 entries. Enter by 11:59 p.m. February 10 The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on February 12.
We know getting all dolled up can be such a big task, especially for Valentine’s Day. Why not enlist your local beauty squad to help you? Lux Lounge is the perfect place to go for your Valentine’s Day prep! Get your hair, makeup, spray tan, and teeth whitening done in one place! They will leave you feeling G O R G E O U S and confident for that hot date! Text CODE to (209) 559-9100 for 20% off teeth whitening and/or $5 off spray tans.
If you’re looking for a little extra glow this Valentine’s Day, head over to Victorious Fitness! Victoria will give you $10 off your date-night spray tan so you can look fabulous and save a little money for your special night! You can get your Valentine’s Glo from February 1-14,. You can contact Victoria at 209-252-5345.
Date night just got extra romantic at these special restaurants!
Looking for an elegant night out with your S.O.? Make a reservation at Bistro 234! Their menu is a local favorite, and their staff is extra friendly. Order some cocktails and enjoy their stellar menu — and don’t forget to order dessert! Call 209-668-4234 to reserve your table before. Located at 234 East Main Street, open Tuesday-Thursday 11a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 11a.m.-midnight.
Oak Barrel Ice & Creamery
Celebrate the arrival of Valentine’s Day with these extra special flavors from Oak Barrel Ice and Creamery! Share a scoop of Red Hot Love with your S.O. or treat yourself to a cone of Raspberry Cheesecake! Flavors are here for a limited time, so go try them ASAP! Located at 197 South Golden State Boulevard, open Tuesday-Saturday 1-9 p.m., and Sunday 4-9 p.m.
Nothing says romantic like a fantastic Italian dinner! Angelini’s Italian Restaurant is the perfect place to make a great impression on your significant other. The food, the wine, the ambiance — it’ll have you singing about amore! Make your reservation now before Angelini’s is fully booked! Call (209) 667-6644 to make a reservation and visit angelinisitalian.com for their full menu.
“Can you feel the love tonight?” Make sure your date is just as perfect as a Disney movie by booking a reservation at Toscana’s Ristorante! Their Valentine’s Day menu features a prix fixe four-course dinner that will knock your socks off. Seared scallops, crab cakes, filet mignon, lobster tail, tiramisu, champagne, and so much more! Full meal will be $65 per person, call 209-216-3555 for reservations and details.
Village Fresh Market
Got a sweetheart with a sweet tooth? Village Fresh Market is fully stocked on all things See’s Candy! Not a fan of the sweet stuff? Give them a beautiful bouquet of flowers paired with a balloon and card that’ll make them feel extra special! Whatever you are looking for, Village Fresh has plenty of festive treats to choose from! Located at 2090 East Canal Drive. Open Monday-Saturday from 7 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria
“When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore!” Vito’s Ristorante & Pizzeria will please any picky eater! Their menu is packed full of scrumptious food that always pleases. Book your reservations by calling (209) 667-1010 today! Vito’s is located at 3851 Crowell Road, open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., and Friday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.
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