Sample gourmet confections at the Sweet Life festival this week (photo via Facebook @foodeventcz)

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: Valentine’s Day edition

From a romantic evening stroll in the botanical garden to an entire festival devoted to chocolate and desserts, Valentine's Day in Prague is shaping up to be super sweet!

Sweet Life 2020
February 12, Anděl pedestrian zone
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, more than 30 stands will offer everything from chocolates and macaroons to pastry, baked goods, and confectionery paired with coffee, hot chocolate, or milkshakes. Take home a sweet treat for that special person or a much-deserved indulgence for yourself.

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: Valentine's Day edition
A food fest devoted entirely to chocolate and confectionery takes place February 12

Galentine’s Day
February 13, California Republic
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Sip bottomless mimosas and enjoy complementary sweets at the bar and a performance by Miss James; California Republic will also host an anti V-day celebration (V is for Vodka) the following day.

FOX flower pop-up
February 13-14, Dům Radost
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Affordable bouquets by this florist and Czech Grand Design honoree for “shop of the year.” FOX flowers is part of the FOX gallery project that crafts unique floral creations verging on art. If you haven’t checked out this newly revamped culture space in Žižkov, now is a great time.

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The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: Valentine's Day edition
FOX flowers will host a pop-up at Dům Radost in Žižkov, February 13-14

Valentine’s Day at the movies
February 14, multiple venues
From an S&M-themed party to a screening of “Psycho,” Prague’s arthouse cinemas will be welcoming date nights and lonely hearts alike. Catch AntiValentýn #2 – Psycho z 35mm at Kino Mat, Kino Aero will screen “Dirty Dancing,”  Edison Filmhub is showing a triple bill (“Judy,” “Birds of Prey,” and “Little Joe”) and Kino Pilotů hosts a spanking party after a screening of “Dogs Don’t Wear Pants.”

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: Valentine's Day edition
Catch a romantic or not-so-romantic flick at one of Prague’s cinema houses this February 14

Valentine’s Day Special: The Dozen Street
February 14, U Staré paní
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R’n’b and soul band the Dozen Street will play as part of a Valentine’s Day concert series in this renowned Prague jazz club.

Valentine’s Evening at the Botanical Garden
February 14, Troja
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Take a nighttime stroll through the Prague botanical garden’s tropical greenhouse. Visitors will be treated to a glass of wine from the nearby vineyards. A romantic if a bit unconventional way to spend the holiday!

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The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: Valentine's Day edition
Enjoy an evening in Prague’s Botanical Garden on February 14 (photo via Facebook/@BotanickazahradahlmPrahy)

Eat, Drink, Love Party
February 14, Mama Shelter
Read moreOne of Prague’s coolest hotel lounges is opening its doors to singles, marrieds, or anyone on the hunt for a good time. Enjoy signature cocktails and brick-oven pizza amid eclectic decor and a laid-back vibe. A live DJ set and free entry make this a top pick of the February 14 celebrations in Holešovice.

Valentine’s Evening of Romantic Film Melodies
February 14, Kostel sv. Salvátora
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The Bohemian Symphony Orchestra will play scores from a number of tear-triggering motion pictures including “Titanic” and “A Star Is Born.”

The 10 best things to do in Prague this week: Valentine's Day edition
Drown your sorrows or celebrate newfound love at Mama Shelter’s Valentine’s party

ArtLover’s Valentine’s Masquerade
February 14, Art together by Silvia Vezzuto
Read moreFor something entirely different, enjoy an evening of crafting fun at this Vinohrady space devoted to art lovers. Make a mask, which becomes your “ticket” to the party room. There is a small cover charge for materials and guests are asked to BYOB.
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St. Valentine’s Day pilgrimage
February 11, Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Vyšehrad
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This event commemorates St. Valentine, the patron saint of lovers (Prague proudly boasts of being keeper to Saint Valentine’s relics, which have only recently been re-discovered in the Depository of Vyšehrad Chapter House). The pilgrimage is followed by a Holy Mass in the St. Peter and Paul Church  in Vyšehrad.

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