Photo by local photographer Les Collier
Downtown Ventura loves YOU!
You are special to us every day of the year. But this Valentine’s weekend, please know that your decision to shop local and to support our independent business owners makes a world of difference and keeps hundreds of families employed and healthy, while producing a heartier local economy. Enjoy these deals and experiences!
Meadow’s Heart Sale!
Meadow, 309 E. Main St.
celebrates you this season with a 40-60% off sale. Sale starts today and lasts through Sunday.
Also enjoy 30% off select styles of boots and Bernie Mev’s. Sale items go quickly, stop by soon!
Valentine’s at the VIC
Bring your loved one, or just bring yourself — singles, couples, families, and all others are invited to Ventura Improv Company’s
special show devoted to all aspects of love and the trials and tribulations that come with it. This Friday
at 34 N. Palm St
. There will be complimentary chocolates, edibles from the Manly Man Co.
, Champagne or sparkling cider, a flower for each member in the audience and fabulous raffle items. Tickets are $15.
Romance Book Giveaway
Come get free romance books to celebrate Valentine’s Day Friday through Sunday
at Bank of Books, 748 E. Main St.
Select up to two books each day from the special selection. Bank of Books has a great selection, both in the store and their warehouse, you’ll be sure to find that perfect book!
CIMI Fundraiser at Sea Things
CIMI is the Channel Islands Marine Institute which takes local 5th graders to the Channel Islands on school trips. Shop at Sea Things, 500 E. Santa Clara St.
and 20% of your purchase will be donated to CIMI. Must mention CIMI at the time of purchase.
Artists Reception at Buenaventura Gallery
Buenaventura Art Association, 700 E. Santa Clara St. presents artist Katie Fagan’s solo show, Step Outside. Step Outside, says Fagan, “is a challenge, trash talk, a rallying cry, to motivate everyone to get out and embrace the natural world.” Come meet Fagan Saturday at the gallery from 5-7pm.
Duets at the Aloft Dancetheatre
Aloft Dancetheatre, 47 S. Oak St.
and friends present Duets – songs, dances and whispers on Saturday
. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here.
Wine and Chocolates
Perfect for Valentine’s Day! Enjoy a special wine and chocolate wine tasting flight for $15 on Saturday
at the Labyrinth Winery Tasting Room, 607 E. Main St.
Regular wine tasting flights will be available for $10.
Valentine’s Package at the Crowne
Take your loved on a Staycation! This Valentine’s Day Package at the Crowne Plaza, 450 E. Harbor Blvd.
is $289 plus tax. The package includes one night accommodations, Saturday or Sunday only
, for two in an King Room, a bottle of Champagne delivered to room, special Valentine’s Day Dinner for two at NOM Tequila Grill (special menu
) and parking. To book please contact hotel directly at (805) 648-2100 No cancellations allowed. Non-Refundable.
Watermark Valentine’s Day Specials
Treat someone special or just treat yourself this Valentine’s Day
with a dining experience you are sure to love. Watermark on Main’s, 598 E. Main St.
Chef has created some unique plates to make your dinner options extra romantic for the whole weekend. Sweetheart specials include Durham Farms Wild Boar Chops, Pennsylvania Veal Ossobuco, Maine Lobster Thermidor and Manchester Farm Grilled Quail.
Dargan’s Valentines Special
Dargan’s, 593 E. Main St.
has a Valentine’s Day
special for you and your loved one. Enjoy hand dipped chocolate covered strawberries and $4 champagne!
Half off special drinks for Valentine’s Day
atVenTiki Lounge & Lanai, 701 E. Main St.
Voodoo Temptress of the Seven Pleasures which includes Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Lola Belle Cherry Rum, Maraschino Liqueur, bitters and pineapple juice. Lagoon of Forbidden Desire which includes Gin, Cointreau Noir, lemon juice, Rhum Clément Canne Syrup and Absinthe. Foie Gras Spam Musubi and Lobster Futomaki Roll for $29.95.
Valentine’s Day Special at the Clocktower Inn
From Friday through Monday
the Clocktower Inn, 181 E. Santa Clara St.
is offering a Valentine’s Day special with rooms starting at $109 a night. Enjoy free wifi, room service, free continental breakfast and newly remodeled rooms. Click here
Give Your Love a Bottle of Romance
Just when you thought you would have to give the same old, same old, Vom Fass, 451 E. Main St.
comes along with a lovely selection of gifts specifically designed to strike the perfect romantic note. How about some hand-bottled romance? Choose your favorite oil or vinegar, or let one of our cupids suggest something special to fill our heart-shaped bottles. Want the perfect item to go along with that box of chocolates? Pick a fruit liqueur — such as crancello, cherry brandy, or black currant liqueur — all of which add another dimension to a glass of sparkling white wine. Vom Fass has the unique gift they’ll love.
Huge SpiceTopia Discount
In honor of SpiceTopia’s owner, Ashley Pope’s, 26th birthday get 26% off your purchase of $50 or more! That’s a huge discount! This Valentine’s Day consider giving the love of your life the gift of a SpiceTopia, 576 E. Main St.
shopping spree. It’s the gift that keeps giving. This discount also applies to our cooking classes.
Foot by Foot for Love
This Valentines Day, give the most unique gift to your loved one. Sponsor a Ventura Botanical Gardens Trail foot, maybe even two or three. For our dog-loving contributors and their trail-loving pets, get four! This is perfect for the people in your life who don’t need another box of candy! Each foot is $50. So far, donors have purchased feet as birthday gifts, wedding gifts, holiday gifts, in honor of friends and family, and in memory of loved ones. It’s easy to place your order at VenturaBotanicalGardens.com or click here to make your donation today.
50% off Storewide sale at For Your Home
Save up to 50% OFF at the annual For Your Home, 443 E. Main St.
furniture President’s Day Sale. Now through Feb 21
save up to 50% on all American made Amish-Crafted, Mission, Arts & Crafts, Mid-Century Modern, California Casual, Rustic, Shaker, Eclectic, 50s plus all Lamps, Rugs and Art. Shop their over 16,000 sq ft 2 story showroom. Hurry, sale ends Feb 21.
Season of love at the Museum
It’s the Season of Love! Choose a special place for your special day–The Museum of Ventura County,100 E. Main St.
Schedule a site visit for your wedding between February 11 and March 15
and get $200 off on your subsequent venue-rental fee! Make your wedding a work of art at the Museum of Ventura County. Contact Shanon Rice at (805 )653-0323 x 318 or email@example.com
to set up a visit.
Treat your Valentine
Sunflowers on the Square, 451 E. Main St. #8
is taking orders for all of your Valentine’s needs – cupcakes, cakes, chocolate dipped strawberries and more! Order now at 805-643-5600.
See Rock City at the Rubicon
Rubicon Theatre Company, 1006 E. Main St.
presents See Rock City
by Arlene Hutton, a poignant love story set in 1940’s Appalachia about young newlyweds trying to find their footing in a world on the brink of great change. See Rock Cityruns through Feb.14
. The performance schedule is Wed. at 2pm and 7pm, Thurs. and Fri. at 8pm, Sat. at 2pm and 8pm, and Sun. at 2pm.
Talkbacks with the performers are scheduled after Wednesday evening performances. Tickets for See Rock City
may be purchased in person through the Rubicon Theatre Company Box Office or online