Love is in the air, and Brisbane is ready to set the stage for a Valentine's Day to remember. Our boomboxes are ready, our Love Actually-style signs are prepared, and we're all geared up to stand outside in the rain, hail, or shine to let our loved ones know just how special they are.
If you're not the type for grand romantic gestures (Say Anything can stay in the movies, are we right?), then check out these must-do Valentine's Day ideas in Brisbane. From the Blussh Romance Festival to a romantic evening at Casa Chow, Candlelight Concerts at St. John's Cathedral, and the artistic allure of Valentine's Day at Brisbane’s GOMA, the options are as diverse as they are delightful.
Join us as we explore these heartwarming attractions and unveil more unique date ideas that promise to make this Valentine's Day truly magical. Let’s make February 14th a night to remember!
Blussh Romance Festival
Dates: February 22-25, 2024
Location: Angelika Film Centre, South/City/SQ
We don't mean to make you blush, but we're pretty sure you and your loved one will be pink in the cheeks at Blussh Romance Festival! Brisbane is set to sparkle from the 22nd to the 25th of February this year as the city welcomes the very first festival in Australia dedicated to films and literature through the lens of love.
Setting up cupid's arrows throughout South/City/SQ, Blussh will transform our Woolloongabba precinct into a celebration of movies, books, and lovers. The festival kicks off with a spectacular Opening Night Gala at the Angelika Film Centre on Thursday the 22nd of February, which also features the Australian premiere of "One Perfect Match."
Walk the pink carpet alongside Director Jo-Anne Brechin, filmmakers, and the principal cast. Revel in the glamour with canapes, drinks on arrival, and a special post-screening Q&A session that brings the magic of romance to life.
At Rambla, we're excited to be the accommodation partner for Blussh Romance Festival – so much so that we’re offering guests 10% off direct bookings at our South/City/SQ apartments with the code BLUSSH at checkout! Spend a starlit night with your beau or belle at our rooftop pool before sinking into plush bedding at our modern serviced apartments.
The Blussh Romance Festival promises an enchanting experience for lovers, dreamers, storytellers, and anyone enchanted by the magic of romance.
Casa Chow Valentine’s Day Special
Date: February 14th, 2024
Location: Casa Chow, South/City/SQ
Looking for that extra-special dinner date on February 14th? Nothing beats the old romantic dinner classic, and we’ve got one of the best dinner ideas for your Valentine’s Day in Brisbane this year.
Casa Chow is putting on a sumptuous Valentine’s special set to tempt your taste buds and dazzle your senses. Our favourite Chifa restaurant in the eclectic South/City/SQ precinct, Casa Chow will offer a delicious special menu from 5pm on Wednesday the 14th of February.
Stay a little longer and witness Salsa y Amore, a live Latin dancing show at the restaurant beginning at 6pm. Treat your special someone to drinks, dinner, and a show all in one at Casa Chow – but be sure to book as reservations will fill up fast!
Valentine’s Day at Brisbane’s GOMA
Date: February 14th, 2024
Location: Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), South Brisbane
Love yourself a bit of art? Immerse yourself in an enchanting evening of fairy tale magic at GOMA’s Valentine's Day Ever After event. The gallery's renowned Fairy Tales exhibition is turning up the romance on February 14th with a photo booth and dinner specials to accompany the spectacular installations.
Delight in whimsical costumes and props and transform into your favourite fairy tale characters at the photo booth, where you and your loved one can snap a seriously Insta-worthy photo while creating memories to last a lifetime.
Afterwards, treat yourselves to a delicious farm-to-table three-course dinner at GOMA's exclusive pop-up restaurant in the River Room. With a menu featuring delicious locally sourced ingredients like Brisbane Valley quail, Warrego River kangaroo, and Daintree chocolate, you and your partner will be in heaven at this extravagant Brisbane Valentine's Day event.
Candlelight Concerts at St. John’s Cathedral
Date: February 15th, 2024
Location: St. John’s Cathedral, Brisbane City
Indulge in an enchanting evening of live, multi-sensory musical bliss in one of Brisbane’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring settings. On February 15th, let the sublime tunes of Valentine's Day serenade you under the soft glow of candlelight at the historic St. John’s Cathedral.
Fever’s Candlelight series is bringing a special romantic twist on their much-loved live music shows. Enjoy orchestra trio Chromatica’s renditions of fan-favourite songs from movies like Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Romeo + Juliet, Casablanca, and The Mission, alongside classical gems by Tchaikovsky and Debussy.
Whether you're seeking a romantic escape with your partner or an extraordinary classical concert experience, this show featuring beloved romantic classics is tailored for you. Be prepared to be transported to celestial realms by these timeless masterpieces!
More Unique Date Ideas for Valentine's Day in Brisbane
Looking to elevate your Valentine's Day celebration beyond the ordinary? If none of the above events have taken your fancy (we get it, they might not be for everyone), then don't worry; Brisbane offers a plethora of unique and enchanting experiences that go beyond the traditional dinner-and-a-movie routine.
Here are some exceptional and unconventional date ideas to add a dash of excitement to your romantic day – plus, check out our ultimate nightlife in Brisbane guide for even more tips!
City Botanic Gardens Fairy Trees
Get lost amongst the fairies at Brisbane’s magical fairy fig trees. Nestled in the City Botanic Gardens next to the Goodwill Bridge, you’ll find two gorgeous old fig trees strung with dazzling fairy lights.
It’s a hotspot for locals, tourists, and couples alike, and for good reason – this fairyland just begs for photos, and it’s a pretty romantic spot to spend with your special someone!
Riverfront Picnic at New Farm Park
Pack a picnic basket with your favourite treats and head to New Farm Park for a romantic riverside picnic. Enjoy the serene atmosphere and lush greenery as you savour each other's company.
Romantic Twilight Kayaking
Explore the Brisbane River in a tandem kayak as the sun sets, casting a warm glow over the water. Paddle along and revel in the tranquillity of the river at twilight as your Riverlife guide takes you on a peaceful 90-minute journey along the river, under the Story bridge, and past plenty of iconic Brisbane structures.
Marvel at the Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Take a scenic evening drive up to the iconic Mount Coot-tha lookout and let your breath be taken away by the astonishing cityscape views.
Dubbed one of the best (if not THE best) viewing spots in the city, the lookout boasts an impressive sweeping lookout of the glittering city with plenty of stars to be seen from the clear, above-the-trees vantage point.
Stargazing at the Brisbane Planetarium
Spend a romantic evening under the stars at the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium. Enjoy an immersive stargazing experience with your special someone at the city’s beloved Cosmic Skydome, a massive spherical projection dome that boasts a spectacular show and tour of the Brisbane night sky.
Make it a Night to Remember
As Brisbane blossoms with enchanting Valentine's Day experiences, your romantic adventure awaits. Whether it's losing yourself in the allure of a candlelit concert, exploring the magical world of 'Fairy Tales' at GOMA, or revelling in the pink-carpet glamour of the Blussh Romance Festival, love is truly in the air.
After a day filled with love and wonder, retreat to the heart of Woolloongabba. Book your stay at Rambla @ South/City/SQ (remember to use code BLUSSH for 10% off) and immerse yourself in the epitome of comfort and convenience. Drift into dreams on plush bedding, cool off in the rooftop pool, and let the stress melt away in the steam room and sauna.
Enjoy direct access to the vibrant South/City/SQ dining and entertainment precinct, where the night comes alive with flavours and festivities. With convenient public transport at your doorstep, the allure of Brisbane's city lights is just a ride away.
Make this Valentine's Day a celebration to remember at Rambla @ South/City/SQ and turn your love story into a cherished memory!
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