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Valentine’s Day treats, events, and more in Louisville

Enjoy something sweet and attend local love-filled events.

A purple and red Valetine's Day-themed cake from Bae's Baekery.

This mini heart-shaped cake from Bae’s Baekery is four layers and can feed 2-4 people.

Photo by @baesbaekery

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and Louisville has plenty of ways to celebrate the love-filled holiday — whether it’s with your sweetie or best pals. Local businesses are spreading the love through various treats and events you don’t want to miss. Check them out below.

Treats

Bae’s Baekery, 1804 Frankfort Ave. | Customize a heart-shaped cookie cake or mini heart-shaped cake for your beau. Pre-orders are open until Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Blue Dog Bakery & Cafe, 2868 Frankfort Ave. | Pre-order a Valentine’s Day-themed cookie box, macaron box, “Bee My Honey” roulade slice, or “I Think You’re Grand” macaron (yes, it’s giant) for that someone special in your life.

Please & Thank You, 800 E. Market St. | This popular coffee + sweet shop is offering a Valentine’s Day treat that is sure to leave a lasting impression — a custom mix-tape, sweet treat box, and rose that is hand-delivered by the Please & Thank You team. These are only available while supplies last.

A photograph of red heart-shaped sunglasses, red and pink macarons, mini disco balls, and a scattering of playing cards.

Maddie About Cake’s macarons can also be shipped nationwide.

Maddie About Cake: Macaron Micro-Bakery, 240 Adams St. | Gift your sweetie a Valentine’s Day macaron box featuring flavors like pistachio rose, raspberry cookies and cream, and chocolate covered strawberry.

Muth’s Candy, 630 E. Market St. | Whoever said that traditional chocolate boxes are out for Valentine’s Day, clearly hasn’t tried anything from Muth’s. Grab a heart-shaped box of chocolate for a timeless treat.

Atrium Brewing, 1154 Logan St. | You’re gonna need some beer to go with all of that chocolate, so why not pick up a four-pack of Atrium Brewing’s Chocolate Covered Cherry Boy pastry sour? Bonus: It’s also available on tap while supplies last.

Work The Metal, 1201 Story Ave. | Pre-order a box of delicious chocolate covered strawberries by Monday, Feb. 12 for pickup on Valentine’s Day. The 12-count box will feature an assortment of milk, dark, and white chocolate.

Brendon’s Catch 23, 505 S. 4th St. | Whether you’ve missed your chance to snag a rez for Brendon’s or you’d rather enjoy a romantic night in, the popular restaurant is offering pre-orders for Valentine’s Day dinner pickups. The menu features whipped goat cheese bruschetta, filet mignon, grilled salmon, and more. Bonus: You can even add a dozen roses to your order.

Cafe Kiwa, 2235 Frankfort Ave. | This Korean cafe is offering three love-themed specials — a tea set for two, a beautiful flower and drink set, and a gift box with Korean pastries.

Sweets by Millie, 223 S. Hancock St. | Treat your SO (or yourself) to some almost too-cute-to-eat sugar cookies from Sweets by Millie or opt for one of the bakery’s cookie decorating kits featuring heart-shaped cookies, icing, and sprinkles. Pre-orders are open until Saturday, Feb. 10 for pickup on Wednesday, Feb. 14.

A bolo tie with a pink cowboy boot.

At Velvet Outlaw’s event you can make a bolo tie with a boot or a heart.

Events

Love Brunch | Wednesday Feb. 7-Sunday Feb. 11 | Times vary | Morning Fork, 1722 Frankfort Ave. | Price of purchase | Make a reservation to enjoy Morning Fork’s Valentine’s Day-themed menu featuring red velvet pancakes and specialty cocktails.

Love Hats | Thursday, Feb. 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Hat Shoppe, 4600 Shelbyville Rd. #214 | $150 | Create a custom hat with your SO or your bestie by choosing a style and decorating it with embellishments like ribbons, feathers, and charms.

Valentine’s Day-themed paint nights | Friday Feb. 9-Saturday, Feb. 17 | Times vary | Pinot’s Palatte, 291 N. Hubbards Ln., Ste. 160 | $39+ | Create a love-themed masterpiece at one of this paint studio’s love-themed classes.

A pair of earrings that look like strawberries covered in chocolate.

Fun earrings like this by @bycoriebrangers will be available at the Hard Times Collective Valentine’s Market and the Women-Owned Wallet Galentine’s Bash.

Hard Times Collective Valentine’s Market | Saturday, Feb. 10 | 2-7 p.m. | Whirling Tiger, 1335 Story Ave. | Free | Shop 45+ artisan vendors while enjoying a kissing booth-themed portrait station, food trucks + drinks, and a DIY Valentine station.

Women-Owened Wallet Galentine’s Bash | Sunday, Feb. 11 | 12-5 p.m. | $15-$75 | TEN20 Craft Brewery Butchertown, 1020 E. Washington St. | Get your besties together to shop woman-owned vendors, try festive drinks and bites, take part in a puppy kissing booth, and enjoy some Insta-worthy photo ops.

Galentine’s Cookie Decorating | Tuesday, Feb. 13 | 6-7:15 p.m. | The House of Marigold, 10310 Shelbyville Rd. | $50 | Spend Galentine’s Day with your favorite pals decorating a heart-shaped cookie cake — all materials are provided and vegan or gluten-free options are available for an extra $5.

Beau & Bolo Valentine’s Day Creative Play Workshop | Wednesday, Feb. 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Velvet Outlaw Studio at Mellwood Art Center, 1860 Mewllwood Ave., Studio 268 | $40 | All materials will be provided to make your own bow or bolo tie as well as champagne and a non-alcoholic option.

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