We're ready to get crazy this Valentine's Day. What about you?
If you're trying to show your significant other how spontaneous you are, nothing says it quite like embracing one of these ten events coming up over the next few days. And if you're single, some of these would be great ways to meet your future freaky partner.
Here are ten weird, crazy ways to get your heart on for Valentine's Day.
1. The Pre-Valentine's Day Massacre
Friday, February 10, 8 p.m.
The Pit Stop, 5110 West Colfax Avenue
Pumpkinface will drench you in blood at the Pre-Valentine's Day Massacre at the Pit Stop Tavern. The February 10 blast costs $10 at the door — but only $5 if you're wearing a shirt that's already covered in blood. The party includes live Q&As with the metalheads in Cosmic Waste and Nocturnicon.
2. Love at both Lovelands
Friday, February 10, through Tuesday, February 14
Loveland Ski Area is a good mountain for singles this weekend; LuvByrd will host a crazy singles ski party on Saturday, February 11, with a discount for singles who want to speed-date on the chairlift, plus a ton of ski and snowboard prizes. You can also get married on Valentine's Day itself at Loveland Ski Area's 26th annual Mountaintop Matrimony.
The Loveland Fire and Ice Festival takes over downtown Loveland by night Friday, February 10, through Sunday, February 12. You can even get married for free (for the first time) during a romantic, candlelit ceremony at the iconic Loveland Foote Lagoon on February 14. While you're in the sweetheart city, drink a limited-edition Bleeding Heart Lager from Grimm Brothers Brewery.
3. Valentine's Day Pub Crawl
Saturday, February 11, 4:30 p.m. to midnight
Jackson's Denver, 1520 20th Street
Only ten bucks will get you a ticket to the largest singles' pub crawl in Denver (the price jumps to $20 at the door). Check in from 4 to 6 p.m. on February 11 at Jackson's Denver, and then the crawl continues to some of LoDo's biggest bars: LoDo's, It's Brothers and Blake Street Tavern.
4. Chocolate Sugar Ball
Saturday, February 11, 9 p.m.
Tracks, 3500 Walnut Street
Tracks is always a crazy place to find yourself on the weekend, and the Valentine's Day weekend lineup is over the top. February 11's Chocolate Sugar Ball is the biggest party: There's no cover and two-for-one drinks from 9 to 10 p.m.; $10 will get you in the door from 10 p.m. to close.
5. SoGnar and Channel 93.3's Snowmaggedon!
Saturday, February 11, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Ruby Hill Park, 1200 West Florida Avenue
Don't waste time driving up to the mountains to shred this weekend. Snowmaggedon is here, transforming Ruby Hill Park, the country's only urban terrain park, into one big party from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Street artists will be out live-painting, and there will be music from local band One Flew West and more. It's free and it's lit.
Continue reading for five more crazy things to do on Valentine's Day weekend.
6. Colorado Stands With Planned Parenthood Rally
Saturday, February 11, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Skyline Park, 1125 17th Street
Guys, nothing says romance quite like sticking up for women's rights. And ladies, the best place in town to meet a single feminist dude will be at this Planned Parenthood rally outside Senator Cory Gardner's office.
7. Get your heart racing
February 12, February 25
Run Denver Series presents the Valentine's Day 5K on Saturday, February 12, in Washington Park; register at 9 a.m. for a race that starts at 10 a.m. sharp at 1000 South Downing Street. The event includes a free kids' race, free photo with Cupid and a prize for best costume; organizers suggest you dress as your favorite couple from a television, book or movie, or dress for a fancy date night. Adult registration is $35 on line, $40 day of the race.
That should help you get in shape for Cupid's Undie Run, which will strip down to its skivvies on Saturday, February 25, with a route that starts at the McNichols Building.
8. Colorado Treasure Hunts for Valentine's Day
Monday, February 13
The awesome Facebook page Colorado Treasure Hunts has one purpose: to hook up Coloradans with cash — if they can find it based on a single outdoor photo pasted on the site. The goal? "Creating positivity through treasure hunts." And for Valentine's Day, Colorado Treasure Hunts will step it up: "We will be hosting some Valentine Day Hunts around Colorado that will include dinner for two and reservations. Hopefully it will be something new/fun for you and your significant other to participate in!" The hunts will be posted on February 13; follow the Facebook page for clues.
9. ILoveKickboxing Hosts “Anti-Valentine’s Day”
Monday, February 13
Several ILoveKickboxing locations
Shed both pounds and ex-loves: There's no better revenge than a good body. Knowing how to kickbox is also going to come in handy if you have to defend yourself from mashers and amorous would-be mates. On February 13, local ILoveKickboxing spots are inviting participants to "punch and kick any of their ex's — including spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, bosses, illnesses, personal bad habits and, yes, excuses — without being labeled a little psycho!" Tape a photo of an ex on the punching bag; you'll feel a lot better by the end of class.
10. Get married tor free at the Denver County Clerk's Office
Tuesday, February 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Webb Building, 201 West Colfax Avenue, Department 101
Ready-to-tie-the-knot couples will be thrilled to know that they can get married for free on Valentine's Day at the Denver County Clerk's Office. Clerk and Recorder Debra Johnson is hosting a Valentine's Day Picture Perfect Wedding event for the office's tenth year; judges and clergy will be on hand to perform ceremonies, and there will also be snacks and a whole lotta love in the Webb Building.
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