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Loveland Sweetheart Festival

February 15 @ 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on February 15, 2020 at 2:00pm

| Free

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Loveland Sweetheart Festival is Visit Loveland’s and the Loveland Chamber’s signature event taking place Feb. 14-15, 2020 in downtown Loveland. Held in the new Foundry Plaza, the festival is an extension of Loveland’s 74+ year history embracing sweethearts near and far and invites families and lovers across the world to gather in downtown Loveland to celebrate valentine season with free fun for the entire family.

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ACTIVITIES  

The Loveland Sweetheart Festival will span 4th Street and the new Downtown Foundry Plaza. Festival hours are Friday from 5-9 PM and Saturday from 2-9 PM. The event is free and open to the public. Food, beer and other items for sale from on-site vendors are additional cost.

4th Street 

The following activities will take place in and around the kids’ zone on 4th Street between Lincoln and Cleveland during festival hours. Food, beer and other items from on-site vendors are additional cost.

  • Loveland Parks & Recreation brick creation station
  • Princess meet and greets/photos (Saturday 2-8 PM)
  • Little Miss Valentine and Mr. Cupid Contest* (Saturday 2-5 PM inside the Rialto Theater) – register here (limited space)
  • Airbrush face painting
  • Glitter tattoos
  • Mystic twister
  • Ice penguin ring toss
  • Palace of Sweets
  • Loveland Museum Valentine history pop-up exhibit (inside the 4th Street Gallery)
  • Heart ice sculptures
  • Colorado Eagles shoot booth hockey games
  • Community mural art project
  • Visitors Center Shop: Love Lock purchases + engraving station
  • Live reindeer (Saturday from 3-5 PM)
  • Sweetheart Classic 4 Miler race* (Saturday 2:30 PM) – register here
  • Heart of the Book Art Show (Friday and Saturday, 6-9 PM at Artworks)
  • Loveland Love + Light Art Installation (Friday and Saturday, 5-10 PM at Loveland Aleworks)
  • Spectra Circus performers (throughout the festival)

*Must register in advance

3rd Street + Foundry Plaza 

The following will take place in the Foundry Plaza and/or around 3rd Street.

  • Group wedding* (Friday at 4:30 PM) – register here (must have marriage license for new marriages)
  • Live music and entertainment
  • RC Events beer and wine garden
  • Inflatable heart light mapping projection
  • Light show with LED walls (5 – 9 PM nightly)
  • Pyrotechnics
  • Graffiti ice wall
  • New love lock sculpture
  • Standee selfie stations
  • Vendors
  • Tunnel of love
  • Spectra Circus performers (throughout the festival)

*Must register in advance

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Left: Nathan Williams; Center: Chris Daniels & The Kings: Right: Bobby Wiens

Friday, Feb. 14

4:30 PM: Group wedding (Foundry Plaza) – register here (must have marriage license for new marriages)
5:00 PM: Festival opens
6:30-8:30 PM: Chris Daniels & The Kings (main stage)
9:00 PM: Festival closes

Saturday, Feb. 15

2:00 PM: Festival opens
2:00 PM: Little Miss Valentine and Mr. Cupid Contest (Rialto Theater) – register here (limited space)
2:00 PM: Mountain View High School “Into the Woods” Performances (main stage)
2:30 PM: Sweetheart Classic 4 Miler race begins (4th and Railroad)
3:00-4:00 PM: Bobby Wiens Jazz Quartet (main stage)
6:30-8:30 PM: Nathan & The Zydeco Cha Chas (main stage)
9:00 PM: Festival closes

VENDORS

RC Events Beer & Wine Garden

The RC Events beer & wine garden will be located on 3rd Street and will include the following breweries and winery: Berthoud Brewing, Big Thompson Brewery, Crow Hop, Dratz, Grimm Brothers, Loveland Aleworks, Rock Coast, and Sweetheart Winery.

Food Trucks

Food trucks will be located on 3rd Street and will include the following: Cupcake Gypsies, Origins Wood Fired Pizza, Salty Dog, Scripted Kitchen, Heavens Popcorn, and Human Bean (located on 4th Street).

Palace of Sweets

The Palace of Sweets will be inside the large inflatable igloo on 4th Street: B Sweet Cupcakes, Colorado Candy Company, Red Branch Foods, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, and Starlight Dessert Bar.

MEET VALENTINA

If you haven’t met Loveland’s adorable mascot, Valentina, there’s no better time than at the Sweetheart Festival! Come take a photo with her and be sure to follow her on Instagram and tag #lovelandvalentina! She will be at the Group Wedding, kicking off the race, and throughout the festival both days and evenings.

FESTIVAL MAP

PARKING 

Parking is available in the parking garage located between 2nd and 3rd Streets along Lincoln and Cleveland Avenues on a first-come, first-served basis. Additional public parking is available throughout downtown Loveland.

SPONSORS


All schedules and activities subject to change. For updated information, schedules and more, visit the event website.


OTHER VALENTINE’S HAPPENINGS 

Don’t miss these other specials during Valentine’s Day weekend.

Valentine Events

  • She Bends Neon Exhibit: Loveland Museum. Feb. 14 (10 AM – 9 PM) and Feb. 15 (10 AM – 4 PM)
  • Heart of the Book Art Show: Artworks Loveland. Feb. 14 (6 – 9 PM) and Feb. 15 (12 – 4 PM)
  • Peter Fletcher Solo Live: West End Lounge. Feb. 14 (7:30 – 10:30 PM)
  • Love Wood Pallet Painting: Studio Vino Downtown. Feb. 15 (6:30 – 9:30 PM)
  • Love + Light: Loveland Aleworks. Feb. 14 and 15 (5 – 10 PM)
  • 65 Roses for Cystic Fibrosis: Independence Gallery. Feb. 14 (6 – 9 PM) and Feb. 15 (11 AM – 9 PM)
  • Garden Railroad Running: Loveland Museum. Feb. 15 (1 – 3 PM)
  • Titonic: West End Lounge. Feb. 15 (8 – 11 PM)
  • Night on the Town: Downtown Loveland. Feb. 14 (5 – 9 PM)
  • Hot Club of San Francisco: Rialto Theater. Feb. 14 (7:30 – 9:30 PM)
  • P.S. I Love You Dance: Chilson Rec Center. Feb. 15 (6 – 8 PM)
  • Hooligan’s Holiday Motley Crue Tribute Band: Top Hat Saloon. Feb. 15 (9 – 11 PM)

Food & Drink Specials

  • Aphrodisiac Menu: AKA Kitchen. Feb. 14
  • Chaulkboard Food Truck: Black and Blues Music and Brews. Feb. 14
  • Valentine Menu & BOGO Drinks: Door 222. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • Beer & Chocolate Pairing: Crow Hop Brewing. Feb. 14
  • Live Music: Pourhouse. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • Downtown Beer Caollaboration: Loveland Aleworks, Rock Coast, Verboten and Crow Hop. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • Beer & Cupcakes: Backyard Tap. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • Sweetheart Valentine Dinner: Starlight Dessert Bar. Feb. 14

Retail Specials 

  • $2 Beer and Wine: Cloz to Home & Pilar Boutique. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • 15% Off Storewide: Little Piece of My Heart Gift Shop. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • BOGO 1/2 Off Grooming: Rooster Browns. Feb. 14 and Feb. 14
  • Gift Basket Raffle: Eclectic House Artisan Market. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • Artzy Sweetheart Fair: Majestic Gathering Place. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • Valentine Flea: The Gressiwick. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • 25% Off Ski & 10% Off Bike: Extra Mile Outdoor Gear and Bike: Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • Make a Valentine Button: Rabbask Designs Boutique. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15
  • 15% Off An Item: Vintage Willows. Feb. 14 and Feb. 15

Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.lovelandsweetheartfestival.com/