With the national day of love upon us, love for your friends are also a priority. Galentine's Day, occurring the day before Valentine's Day, is all about “ladies celebrating ladies,” and has become an unofficial holiday. Consider these fun options for Galentine's Day in Orlando this year to celebrate the special bond you've got with your best friends!
First, we'll cover the best Galentine's Day events in Orlando, and then discover some restaurants that are perfect for the occasion.
If you and your girl squad are on a budget, consider these free things to do for Valentine's Day.
Galentine's Day in Orlando Events 2024
Friday, February 2nd, 6pm-9pm
Downtown Sanford (starts at Theater West End)
Love is in the air! Stroll through a love-filled wonderland at the Sanford Valentine’s Day Wine Walk in Downtown Sanford! This heartwarming event invites you to bring your Galentines for a night of wine and chocolate (the ultimate combo).
From 6 PM to 9 PM, embark on the sweet stroll experience, where you'll visit ten enchanting stops. At each location, delight in the tasting of two lovely wines that are sure to captivate your taste buds. Alongside these delightful sips, relish the tempting Valentine's Day treats that await you at every corner. Each participating business offers two unique wines, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So grab your friends, put on your walking shoes, and explore the flavors of Sanford together!
Book now – tickets start at $20 per person.
Friday, February 2nd, 6-8pm
The House on Lang
Perfect for Valentine's, paint/decorate two wine glasses for a gift. You will leave with a beautiful gift for a friend or two wine glasses for yourself! Some different design ideas include Hearts, lemons, floral, and green vines.
$55 per person
Friday, February 2nd, 6:30-8pm
Winter Park Community Center
Enjoy learning how to decorate your own personal three-layer cake while sipping on your favorite wine. Whether you're a pro or a beginner in cake decorating, this event promises to leave you feeling confident in your own creations. Don't miss out on this opportunity to mingle, spread love, and make new friends to start the new year.
Sunday, February 4, 12:30-4:30pm
Deviant Wolfe Brewing
Grab your best girlfriends and celebrate Galentine's Day at Deviant Wolfe. Sip and shop this Galentine's Day Market full of local craft vendors. Vendors are setting up shop inside of the taproom from 12:30-4:30 PM with an array of gifts for all your loved ones. Or you can just Treat Yo Self to something special!
February 6 & 13, 6 – 8pm
Jojo's Shake Bar
Enjoy a nostalgic evening with chick flicks and 90s rom-coms playing, engage in friendship bracelet making, and join in the fun with a Fond Of U experience and BFF Bingo —creating the perfect atmosphere for a memorable Galentine's Day with your besties. You and your besties can savor a complimentary cocktail and indulge in the ultimate “Girl Dinner” with Mozzarella Sticks, Onions Rings, JoJo's Fries, Heart Shaped Grilled Cheese & MORE!
$35 per person
Wednesday, February 7, 7pm
Head down to Gravity Taproom and make a pair of UV Resin Earrings with the folks from Heartwood & Resin Co. The class includes everything you need to make your own pair of UV Resin earrings as well as two drinks!
Thursday, February 8, 6 – 8pm
Birchwood Coffee Co.
Learn how to decorate mouthwatering cookies that will impress everyone. Each person will receive 6 cookies, icing and sprinkles, and all the materials needed to create beautiful cookies! Get ready to unleash your creativity and enjoy a sweet time together. Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity to bond over cookies and laughter. Grab your friends and reserve your spots now!
$50 per person
Thursday, February 8, 6 – 8pm
Spend the evening sipping wine with your besties while creating a perfectly pink candle in a custom fragrance of your choice and a heart-shaped succulent garden. Attendees will enjoy two separate, hands-on workshops in one night to create their own art unique to them!
$75 per person
Thursday, February 8, 7 – 9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
This class is a perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day – or just a fun way to spend an evening out with your friends, partner, spouse or family. Learn by doing– taste and experience how wine and food interact through the thoughtful pairings of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park chocolate confections.
Your teachers include owner of La Femme du Fromage Tonda Corrente, Orlando Uncorked founder Lisa Wilk, and co-owner of Quantam Leap Jill Ramsier, so you’re definitely getting the best tips from the experts.
$60 per person
Friday, February 9, 7pm
The Station – Sanford
Celebrate Galentine's Day at The Station in Sanford with their Barbie Party! Enjoy Barbie-inspired cocktails, fun giveaways, and a GNO playlist.
Saturday, February 10am – 3pm
Kavas Tacos & Tequila
Celebrate the special bond of friendship with your favorite ladies in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Indulge in a mouthwatering spread of gourmet tacos, delectable brunch options, and refreshing beverages, specially curated for the occasion. Whether you’re raising a toast to lifelong friendships or making new ones, our Galentine’s Day Brunch at Kavas Tacos is the perfect way to honor the incredible women in your life. Share laughter, love, and unforgettable moments as you savor delicious food and create cherished memories.
Saturday, February 10, 5:30pm
Head to Santa's Farm for their first ever Valentine's themed movie night at the farm, where they will show the romantic classic The Princess Bride on a giant screen under the night sky. Included with your movie ticket: Sunset hayrides, barrel train rides, interactive animal selfies, and photos with their Sexy Santa. Refreshments and dinner will be available for purchase and the bar will be whipping up some beautiful specialty drinks. Farm opens at 5:30 & the movie begins at 7:15.
Adirondack chairs and picnic tables are available on a first come first served basis. Please bring your own comfy camp chairs & blankets!
Saturday, February 10, 6:30pm
No. 1 Flowers
Attendees will have a hands-on experience, receive individual attention, and learn tips and techniques to turn your beautiful blooms into stunning arrangements to take home. Includes instruction, Fresh Flowers, Vase/Container, Mimosas, and, of course, the beautiful arrangement you create to take home with you!
Saturday, February 10, 7 – 10 pm
Pretty in Pink Tea Room
Grab your besties and get ready to unleash your inner artist. Sip on delicious drinks while creating your very own masterpiece. No experience needed. It's the perfect opportunity to relax, unwind, and let your creativity flow.
$55 per person
Sunday, February 11, 11am-1pm
Discovery Barn at Mead Botanical Garden
Enjoy a special Galentine’s Yoga session amid the beautiful Mead Botanical Garden. Celebrate the season with your love of nature, the opportunity to practice yoga, and connect with other ladies. This workshop will be a one-hour yoga class, followed by a half hour of settling in after the session with snacks & knowing your neighbor, and the last half hour will be a session of prompts & takeaways plus a small gift for each to take away.
Monday, February 12, 6-8pm
Make your cake and keep it to with this fun Valentine's DIY fake cake class! With all materials provided, and a class led by a local sculptor, making your own mini desert art will be a piece of cake! This class is perfect for a pair to celebrate their Valentine's Day as sweethearts or best besties forever. This two-hour-long class will guide you through the process of building your cake base, using fake frosting to make it pink, and piping on white frosting decor to your hearts content. Examples will be provided along with additional decorations, like candles and flowers, to allow you to make your sculpture unique!
Galentine's Day Tattoos
Tuesday, February 13
Golden Tarot Ink Club
Galentine's Day is a whole day dedicated to smothering your female friends with even more love than you usually do. What better way to show you love them than to get a matching tattoo? Get details here.
Tuesday, February 13, 5pm
Vines Grille & Wine Bar
Whether you choose the special 3-course dinner or the curated menu, enjoy an evening of gourmet delights, laughter, and live music. Don't miss out on exquisite dishes like the On the Vines Burrata or the 6 oz Filet with Crab Cake Oscar. Book your table now and make this Galentine's an unforgettable experience!
Pricing starts at $85 per person
Tuesday, February 13, 5-8pm
Downtown Winter Garden
Gather all your besties for a night of sipping, snacking & shopping your way through Downtown Winter Garden at select locations!
Tuesday, February 13, 6pm
Avalon Park Arts & Culture Center
Bring the girls & enjoy a Galentine's Day Wine Glass Paint Night at the ACC! Ticket includes wine glass, painting supplies, and wine.
Tuesday, February 13, 6 – 8pm
Helena Modern Riviera
Helena Modern Riviera is offering the ultimate girls’ night out with a special Galentine’s Day Cocktail-Making Class. Attendees will make the restaurant’s signature drink, The Helena, and a classic crowd-favorite, the Espresso Martini. The interactive experience includes: Ingredients, tools and instructions for cocktail-making, Two crafted cocktail recipes, Glass of rosé, Shareable appetizers: Charcuterie Board, Arancini and Hummus & Pita, and Treat Board: Macarons, Chocolate-covered Strawberries, Chocolate Truffles and Candy Hearts. Reservations are available from 6 to 8pm.
$86 per person
Tuesday, February 13, 6 – 9pm
Whether you're bringing your ride-or-dies or coming to make new friends, join Board & Boujee at Brewlando this Galentine's Day for a night of fun, food, drinks, and the best company to enjoy it all with! Included with your ticket is Grazing Table Access, Dessert Table Access, Make-Your-Own Dried Flower Bouquet, open-air and 360 Photobooths, Live DJ, Permanent Jewelry Pop Up, and access to the full taproom.
Galentine’s Night Market
Tuesday, February 13th, 6 – 10pm
The Veranda at Thornton Park
The Veranda is one of my favorite Orlando spots for unique markets, live music, yoga sessions, and tons of other interactive events. You and your crew can explore this community space and celebrate your friendship at their Galentine’s Night Market this year. Grab a bite to eat, a drink to sip on, and shop for some goods with their all-female vendors.
Tuesday, February 13, 6:30pm
Come enjoy some stand-up and improv comedy with your besties! Not to mention a beautiful atmosphere and drinks at the lovely Will's Pub.
Tickets start at $10
Galentine's Day Blacklight Party
Tuesday, February 13, 7 – 9pm
Painting With a Twist – Orlando Universal Area
Painting With a Twist is a go-to night out activity with your girls, especially on Galentine’s Day. This adult painting experience, right down the road from Universal Orlando, is hosting a Blacklight Paint Party. Experience the art and effect of working under the Ultra-Violet lights in bright, bold, and beautiful Fluorescent Paints. You may wear something Neon that will POP and definitely be ready to ROCK! Indulge in a crafty evening with their in-studio wine bar.
Book now for $40 per person and make sure you arrive 15 minutes early to get smocked up.
Tuesday, February 13, 7-9pm
The Create Space Deland
You and your friends can join the Create Space in a fun-filled evening, decorating a sweet take on the classic charcuterie board! BYO board, plate, or platter and a bag of candy! Everything else will be provided.
$50 per person.
Wednesday, February 14, 6 – 11pm
Boxi Park, Lake Nona
Love Stinks! This Valentine's Day, don't air your grievances: destroy them. February 14th is a great day to have a party with live music and good drinks. Grab your friends and leave the red and the hearts at home. This event is 21+.
$10.10 per person
Wednesday, February 14, 9pm
On February 14th, ditch the date and call your girls up! Think you’ve got what it takes to rock the stage?! Lindsey Leigh will be providing the Karaoke Idol with your chance to win the ultimate V-Day Gift Basket full of fun goodies complimentary of Jack Daniels and Tequila Herradura! Ladies get $3 well drinks all night! Enjoy other specials such as $3 Pink Whitney, $4 High Noons, $4 Jack Fire, and $6 Herradura Margaritas.
Thursday, February 15, 6:30-9pm
Little Wekiva Brewery
The time has come to celebrate our lady friends! Grab your BFF (or two or three of them… aka your “beautiful tropical fish” as Leslie would say) and enjoy a fun-filled evening of great beer, close friends, tabletop games, and cozy conversation. Ticket includes four rounds of games hosted by Closer Together Events and 2.5 hours of fun & connection with your girlfriends! Several dinner options available in the plaza, including The Back Porch, Mykonos Greek Cuisine, Tijuana Flats, and Jersey Mike’s, to name a few. Bring in any food you’d like!
Tickets start at $30
Saturday, February 17, 2024, 5pm
Galentine’s is the perfect day to love on yourself and your best girlfriends. Coach Tiffany will lead a discussion of self-identity, self-love, and self-care. All while keeping the wine glasses filled, indulging in some delicious appetizers, and enjoying the essence of painting. The price includes your paint supplies, canvas to take home, wine, and food!
Galentine’s Pop-Up Market
Saturday, February 4, 12pm-5pm (2024 info TBA)
1700 N Orange Ave, Orlando FL 32804
Get in the Galentine’s Day spirit a little early at this vintage pop-up market in the pulse of Ivanhoe Village. You can grab your gang and explore over 40 local vendors, tons of food and drinks, and your favorite Orlando small businesses.
FREE admission, reserve your spot here.
Tickets are $55 per person plus tax. Pro tip: if you’re attending in a group, have one person purchase all the tickets to ensure your group sits together.
Galentine Flower Crown Workshop & Portrait
Saturday, February 11th, 10:30am (2024 info TBA)
The Good Crowd
Create a beautiful flower crown while enjoying the mimosa bar and special treats. In addition, you'll be able to capture the moment with a portrait by local photographer Arlene Laboy.
- Mimosa Bar provided by Good Crowd
- Special treats from Delightful Treats
- Fresh flowers & supplies to create a unique flower crown by Petals & Stems Market
- Personal digital portrait with your flower crown with photographer Arlene Laboy
- Swag Bag gifts from local artists and small businesses.
$70/person. Purchase tickets here.
Galentine’s Watercolor Workshop
Sunday, February 12th, 2pm-4pm (2024 info TBA)
The House on Lang
If you’ve never ventured over to The House on Lang, a hidden gem of the Mills 50 district, this Galentine’s workshop is the perfect opportunity to visit. Grab your best gal pal and enjoy an afternoon of watercolor practice taught by Kara McKean. This is such a cozy space to meet new people, shop for goods, and get crafty.
$55 per person. RSVP here.
Galentine’s Charcuterie Board Workshop & Brunch
Sunday, February 12th, 12pm-2pm (2024 info TBA)
If you love munching on charcuterie and want to learn how to build a beautiful board yourself, Graze and Plate is hosting a Galentine’s Day charcuterie workshop in their Oviedo Mall location.
You and your gals get a step-by-step tutorial to building a heart-shaped charcuterie board (that you get to take home), a complimentary champagne bar, and waffle bar.
Grab your tickets here for $85 per person.
Monday, February 13, 5:55pm (2024 info TBA)
Swirlery Wine Bar
Wine flights, cheese, popcorn, sweets and more!
Join us for 2 movies.
Fifty First Dates at 5:55PM
Pretty Woman at 7:45 PM
10th Annual Galentine’s Day 2-Day Celebration
February 13th, 6-9pm (2024 info TBA)
Redlight Redlight in the beloved Audubon Park district has been hosting their Annual Galentine’s Day Celebration for 10 years now, which means they’re going big in 2023.
While this event has previously been a one-day-only celebration, Redlight Redlight has decided to extend the party for their special 10th anniversary.
This year, you get extra time to bond with your girls at their 2-day event. Mark your calendars:
- Sunday, February 12th, is the Galentine’s Market & Brunch from 11am-4pm. Expect pop-ups from Chef Jes, Crocodile Dining, Deli Desires, and Nomad Bakehouse.
- Monday, February 13th, enjoy a Movie on the Field at the baseball field behind the bar. A screening of Romy & Michele’s High School Reunion begins at 7:30pm. Fancy Punch & snack bundles are being sold beforehand at 6pm, and don’t forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets.
FREE admission. Extra parking is available at Audubon Park School on weeknights and weekends.
Tuesday, February 13 · 5 – 7pm
Smoke and Donuts
Each ticket reserves your seat + 3 donuts to decorate (and eat or take with you) appetizers, and 2 cocktails, wine, or beer. Learn the art of donut-decorating with your girls & enjoy the sounds of live music!
Ticket Price: $45 per person
Restaurants for Galentine's Day in Orlando
The Hampton Social
“Rosé All Day” along International Drive at The Hampton Social. This place is just perfect for Galentine's Day in Orlando or Girls' Night Out.
Contact the restaurant to ask about reserving one of the rosé lounges with bottomless frosé + (1) appetizer for $40 as part of their Galentine's Day special.
The menu is mostly coastal-inspired shareable plates and entrees like the Crab + Shrimp Bruschetta and the Sparkling Seafood Tower. But when we dined with our own girl squad we discovered other yummy plates suitable for anyone not into seafood.
The craft cocktails like the Starlet Espresso Martini served with glitter and the I Glitterally Can't, are fun to sip. And the Hampton Frosé, made with their signature rosé is a fun choice on a warm Orlando afternoon. For the ultimate celebration, you can splurge on a large format cocktail served in a massive seashell.
The shareable donut drops are divine, so save room for dessert! Please note, the food and drinks in these images were provided complimentary.
Girls' Night Out at Highball & Harvest
Through February 14th (2024 info TBA)
Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando
For an upscale night out with your girl gang, host your Galentine’s Day GNO at Highball & Harvest. This cozy signature restaurant nestled in the Ritz-Carlton offers a Cocktail Table experience where you can sip on a menu of their hand-crafted cocktails. You can even learn about your drinks from an experienced mixologist as you enjoy them.
Call 407-206-2400 to make reservations for up to 8 people.
The Glass Knife
While not an official Galentine's Day event, The Glass Knife has a handful of Valentine's Day-themed desserts worth mentioning. Round up your crew and stop in to try one of the specialties. We’re loving their new donut drop, a vegan brioche filled with raspberry jam and topped off with an almond glaze, salted almond crunch, raspberry crisps, and raspberry chocolate stripes. (2024 info TBA)
You can also grab a chocolate raspberry tart, heart-shaped macaron, or cherry Boston cream donut. Yum!!
Feature image credit: Reyes Mezcaleria