Valentine’s greetings from our team at Krause Funeral Homes! There’s no better place to celebrate love of all kinds this February 14th than Milwaukee, and to prove it, we’ve rounded up a list of fun and unique date ideas that’ll help you make most of this special holiday while staying close to home.
And we know this might be a difficult time of year for those of you who have lost sweethearts – whether recently or years ago. Depending on where you are in your grief journey, you may find comfort in joining up with a close friend or family member to enjoy some of these local activities.
- Embrace the best winter has to offer by lacing up your ice skates and gliding (or stumbling) around Red Arrow Park’s Slice of Ice rink, then enjoy a hot drink at a nearby coffee shop. And it’s free if you bring your own skates!
- Take an out-of-this-world tour of the universe without ever leaving your seat by attending Romancing the Stars at the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium inside the Milwaukee Public Museum. Shows are February 10 and 14 and reservations are recommended.
- Express your creativity at Splash Studio’s annual Red Hot Love Fest February 9-18, where you and your date will create two colorful paintings that combine to make one large image.
- For a strikingly good time, head to the lanes at JB’s on 41 for their Valentine’s Day Bowling Tournament, which includes a round of bowling, pizza and champagne.
- Enjoy a glass of wine and a spectacular view of Lake Michigan at the East End Wine Bar at the Milwaukee Art Museum. But be sure to plan accordingly – closing time is 4:30 p.m. on Valentine’s Day.
- Celebrate by listening to the language of love at UWM Union Cinema’s free Festival of Films in French February 16-25. Featured films include gorgeous classics and brand new movies.
- Baby, it may be cold outside, but the Cupid Shuffle 5K & 10K on February 18 is a perfect opportunity to get moving! The race starts at Brookfield Central High School, not far from our Brookfield
- Travel through downtown Milwaukee and along the lakefront in style – horse and carriage style that is! Reserve your 30- to 60-minute ride for a night you’ll never forget.
- From cheese and wine to bakeries and butchers, the Milwaukee Public Market has something for everyone – including cooking classes. The Vermouth Chefs Dinner or Homemade Pasta Workshop on Valentine’s Day will surely add flair to your culinary capabilities.
- Rent snowshoes or cross-country skis and head over to the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center for a peaceful tour of a Wisconsin winter wonderland.
We hope you still have your love with you to enjoy some of these activities, but if not, and you don’t feel up to enjoying them with someone else, we hope you’ll reach out to us for help. We have a number of grief resources we can connect you with including local support groups, recommended materials, and our online, interactive grief support. Visit our aftercare resources on this website or contact us for more information.
Wherever your life journey has you on Valentine’s Day, we hope you will take a moment to spread love in your community and in your family.