Valentines Day Events


A whopping 50% of adults skip Valentine’s Day each year according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. Don’t miss out on this chocolate filled, love crazy holiday completely! We have plenty of events near Mt. Vernon suitable for however you want to celebrate cupid’s arrow.



Family Art Fun- Heart Art!

Feb. 8th 3 p.m.

Shrode Art Center Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

2600 Richview Rd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Families of all ages can create their own Valentine cards! Get creative with coffee filters, watercolors, and other provided materials. Admission is free and open to the public. Call (618) 242-1236 for more information.



Valentines Dinner/Dance

Feb. 8th 5 p.m.

American Legion Post 141

816 Main St., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


For $50/couple guests can enjoy a dinner of T-bone steak or marinated chicken breast, salad, baked potato, vegetables, and rolls. Live music by Scotty Qualk from 7- 10 p.m. The public is welcome, but tickets are limited. Call (618) 242-4561 to reserve yours!



Children’s Valentine’s Party

Feb. 9th 1:30 p.m.

Jefferson County Historical Village

1411 N. 27th St., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


For $5/child, children can have fun making their own Valentine’s crafts, play games, and enjoy special Valentine’s treats. Open to children ages 5 and up. Space is limited. Pre-register by calling (618) 246-0033.



Valentine’s Music Night

Feb. 14th 6 p.m.

Pheasant Hollow Winery

14931 State Highway 37, Whittington, IL 62897


Less than 20 miles from Mt. Vernon, join Pheasant Hollow Winery for a night of live music by Michael Craft. No charge, but enjoy a drink or dessert while you’re there!


Glo Bingo

Feb. 14th 7 p.m.

DoubleTree by Hilton

222 Potomac Blvd., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Not your regular bingo! Support Mt. Vernon Township High School with a fun night of glo bingo! Over $1,000 in cash prizes, cash bar, and food concessions available. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include 6 bingo cards for 10 games, a glow hat, and bingo dabber. Register online at or call (618) 246-1719. Must be 18 years or older to attend.



Midwest Herb & Garden Show

Feb. 14- 16th

Times Square Mall

7274 Broadway St., Mt. Vernon, IL 62864


Browse over 40 vendors of all kinds selling plants, herbs, seasonings, teas, and more! Three days of free educational classes. Admission is free and food concessions are available.



Cooking for Couples

Feb. 15th 5:30 p.m.

Rend Lake College Student Center Room 103

468 North Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846


Whether you’re looking for a creative date night or just need some more experience together in the kitchen, this one-night class will teach couples how to work together to create a delicious dinner for two. Dinner will include an appetizer, entrée, and dessert. The class is open to the public ages 21 and older. $60 per couple. Register online at or call (618) 437-5321 ext. 1714.