Valentine's Day is for girlfriends and boyfriends, spouses, partners, friends, families, first dates, 50th anniversaries and just about anyone who appreciates love and romance. In Greater Phoenix, there is quite a variety of events and activities celebrating Valentine's Day. While there are many things that you can do and places you can go on and around Valentine's Day in the Valley of the Sun, these are specially designed for love and romance.
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From the weekend before Valentine's Day to the weekend after in Greater Phoenix in 2014, you can take in George Strait, Average White Band, Three Redneck Tenors, Joe Dee Messina, Demi Lovato, The Temptations and others.
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Plan to be at Fountain Park in Fountain Hills on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2014, to renew your vows or witness what might to be the largest vow renewal ceremony in the world. More than 1,000 couples are expected to participate. Couples wishing to renew their vows must register
. Participation is free. All registered couples will receive a commemorative certificate and be eligible for prizes. Check in from 4 to 4:30 p.m., prizes and giveaways at 5 p.m., nondenominational ceremony at 5:15 p.m. Fountain Park Amphitheater in Fountain Hills
. Last year more than 764 couples participated in this massive renewal ceremony. The Guinness Book of World Records states that the largest vow renewal ceremony was achieved by 1,087 couples at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, USA, on 20 June 2009. Will this "Love in the Hills" event be the largest wedding vow renewal ceremony in the world?
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Thirty restaurants, thirty wineries and thirty craft breweries expected to participate in the inaugural Taste In Tempe on February 9, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tempe Center for the Arts Amphitheater
in downtown Tempe. Walk along the lakefront for a romantic-themed afternoon of food, music and celebration. Wine purveyors and craft breweries will have samples. Wine seminars, celebrity chef demonstrations, live music and entertainment. Taste In Tempe also delivers a “love and romance” themed shopping experience offering jewelry, luxury goods, flowers, chocolates, pastries and more. Tickets include food, wine and craft beer sampling, wine seminars, cooking demonstrations, parking, entertainment and a chance to win the $20K Giveaway with a grand prize of $20,000 (enter before 2:30 pm). Tickets are $59 in advance; $69 at the door.
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Ballet Arizona presents La Bayadère
with the Phoenix Symphony at Symphony Hall
in downtown Phoenix, February 13 - 16, 2014. Tickets start at $89. (Buy Tickets Direct
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The Pleasure Feast, served by wenches and tavern knaves at the Arizona Renaissance Festival, includes a five-course meal along with 1-1/2 hours of raucous Renaissance entertainment. Admission to the Arizona Renaissance Festival is included with your ticket. Reservations strongly encouraged, as seating is limited. The Arizona Renaissance Festival is open on Saturdays and Sundays beginning February 8, 2014.
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A sophisticated, sizzling-hot party for couples and singles. Live entertainment from the Instant Classics and DJ Kilo will spinning Top 40 tunes. Prizes, a chocolate fountain, cash bars, complimentary valet parking. Cocktail attire is appropriate for this classy event. $15/person general admission. VIP packages for two, four and six people. Advance ticket purchases recommended as event is likely to sell out.
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The Spouse Whisperer is a fast moving, funny and sometimes enlightening show featuring the comedian’s wit and a healthy dose of audience participation. The Spouse Whisperer is a perfect Valentine’s night out for couples who can laugh at married life and middle age. Shows February 20 through March 2, 2014, both matinees and evening performances. Tickets start at $35. Map to Phoenix Theatre.
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A festival of chocolate in downtown Glendale. Gourmet cuisine and beverages, horse-drawn carriage rides, entertainment and tours of Cerreta Candy Company. In 2014 it happens February 7 - 9.
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The Sugar Thieves specialize in delta blues, and will perform on February 14, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tickets for nonmembers are $25 each. This concert includes admission to the Chihuly in the Garden