10 Last Minute Valentine’s Day Ideas in East TN


With options for all kinds of couples, you’re bound to fall in love with these unique date night ideas.

From choosing the perfect floral bouquet to trying to find a restaurant that isn’t completely booked up, February 14th–while focused on love and good vibes–is often one of the most stressful days of the year for those in a romantic relationship. But don’t worry, we’ve compiled some of the best last-minute Valentine’s Day options in and around Knoxville.

Cruze Farm “Moovie Nights”

Local ice cream shop Cruze Farm recently began hosting drive-in “Moovie Nights” for free. They are showing the romantic classic “The Notebook” tonight and will be serving various Valentine’s themed ice cream flavors.

Photo by Rachel Ily Photography.

Maple Hall

Maple Hall is the perfect idea for couples and groups alike. This year, they are even featuring a special Valentine’s Day menu so that you can sip a Cupid’s-theme cocktail while enjoying a fun-filled night of bowling!

Brother Wolf Bar

Although its companion restaurant Osteria Stella will be requiring reservations tonight, aperitivo bar Brother Wolf will be featuring various “Romeo and Juliet” inspired cocktails without any reservations required.

Photo courtesy of Amazing Graze.

Amazing Graze Tables

Amazing Graze has the perfect last minute gift for any charcuterie lover in your life. Call ahead to order one of their individual charcuterie boards, or enjoy some of their chocolate-covered strawberries. You can even pick up something for the four-legged friend in your life.

Token Game Tavern

The retro arcade and bar Token Game Tavern is the perfect spot for any gamers out there. They are hosting a special “Clueless” themed trivia event at 7 PM with Valentine’s Day themed drinks and decor.

Zoo Knoxville

Zoo Knoxville is currently running a fundraiser where you can name a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach after someone in your life. But if you’re looking to show some more traditional love, you can send someone a lion plush instead. Either way, the fundraiser supports the zoo, so no matter how you do it, you can show some love to the animals.

Photo courtesy of Main Event.

Main Event

To any couples looking for a night of fun, food, and cocktails, Main Event is the perfect date night spot with a variety of activities to choose from, including a bowling alley, an arcade, and a ropes course.

Karaoke at South Press

For those who aren’t afraid to get on stage and belt a tune, local coffee shop South Press hosts karaoke nights every Wednesday in conjunction with Knox Pride.

The Fresh Market

Finding a restaurant that isn’t jam-packed on the biggest date night of the year can be difficult. Luckily, The Fresh Market is offering a variety of romantic dinner options that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, including their sweetheart ribeye. Nothing says date night like cooking up a meal together.

Photo courtesy of Cultivate Coffee and Flowers.

Cultivate Coffee and Flowers

Coffee shops are a classic and simple date option for any couple, but Cultivate takes it a step farther by adding a flower shop into the mix. You can call ahead to order a bouquet, or simply stop by one of their shops and pick up some flowers while enjoying one of their specialty Valentine’s Day menu options.

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