Valentine’s Day is coming up this month! If you’re trying to figure out how to celebrate the most amorous day of the year with the one you love, there are excellent dining options right here in Haldimand County, perfect for a romantic evening out.

If you’re looking to do something extra special this year, take a look at some of the events taking place just down the road in Hamilton in the days leading up to February 14.

If you both love music, grab tickets to the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance Made in Hamilton: The Beatles Experience, playing on Saturday, February 11 at Hamilton Place. Enjoy your favourite Beatles tunes, sung by Hamilton greats and performed by the HPO. Visit for tickets.

For the couple that enjoys a refreshing pint, don’t miss the I Heart Beer Festival, coming to the Hamilton Convention Centre February 11 – 12. More than 20 independently owned craft brewers from Ontario will be offering six ounce pours, plus tasty samples from some of the area’s best local restaurants and caterers. Tokens are $2 and both food and beer can be purchased with the token. Most beers will be $2 for a 6-ounce pour. Visit for tickets.

If you’d like to spend the evening enjoying a show together, grab tickets to How We First Met – An Improvised Celebration of Love, playing on February 14 at 8 p.m. at the quaint Staircase Theatre on Dundurn Street North. Get set for laughter

watching this improvised journey through meeting, dating, and mating as selected couples tell their “how we first met” stories. Tickets are $15 each, $25/couple. Visit

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