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What should you do on this long, Valentine’s Day weekend?

Valentine’s Day is here, which means there are countless activities all around town this weekend. Whether you plan on spending the day with your significant other or with your friends and family, you will have no shortage of things to do. With this Monday being Presidents’ Day and school not being in session,  there is no reason for you not to have a great weekend!

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival

If you are up for a drive west or happen to be going skiing this weekend, make sure to stop in Loveland. At the annual Loveland Fire and Ice Festival, snow artists build beautiful snow sculptures. Fireworks will be set off each night, and there will be a snow vehicle car show, live music, street performers and carriage rides!

Valentine X: 13th Floor Haunted House

The nation-wide famous 13th Floor Haunted House is having a special event for Valentine’s Day for the first time in a decade. The house is Valentine’s themed, and includes their “Bear Butcher”. If you are up for a rush of adrenaline this weekend make sure to visit the haunted house, which is open February 13 and 14 from 7:30 to 10:30. Tickets are available online and at the door for $25.

Voices of Love Concert

Located right in Littleton, this concert is the perfect way to spend your Friday night, especially with your family. The show is on Friday, February 13, and tickets are available online for $18.

Valentine’s Day HeART Walk in Cherry Creek

On Valentine’s Day 20 art vendors will be in Cherry Creek North, between secona nd third avenue. The walk starts at noon, and it will be a great chance to see local art.

Visit a national park:

From Saturday to Monday, February 14 to 16, all 405 national parks and monuments in Colorado will have free admission. Usually these parks cost $3 to $35, so this is a great opportunity to see another side of Colorado.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day:

As much negative credit as it gets, Valentine’s Day can actually be a really fun holiday. If you have a date for the day, take him or her out to a romantic brunch or dinner (I’m thinking French food?). The day is also known as “single awareness day,” so if you are looking for a relationship, remember that there are countless other singles and it is not too late to make them your valentine! More importantly, spend the day with your friends and family. Go out to eat, and watch some sappy movies at home. Don’t forget to wear red or pink!

Also, remember to take advantage of your day off. It is a great time to catch up on sleep and homework. Regardless of what you end up doing this weekend, remember to spend it with people that you love!