Valentine’s Day Activities to Impress Your Sweetheart


With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the pressure is on to find just the right romantic outing to make the evening memorable or to find a fun spot that you and your friends will love. Luckily, there’s plenty to do in the Starkville area to make your sweetheart swoon and your sidekicks kick up their heels.

Music to Melt the Heart

Half an hour east of Starkville in Columbus, Calvin Richardson will be gracing the Trotter Convention Center with his soulful croonings on February 14th at 7pm. Tickets are still available for the event, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster. Hop on US 82 to get to the center, which is located at 402 2nd Ave N.

Big Love, Small Price

Steak Night at Rick’s Cafe, located at 319 Highway 82 East, includes ribeye steak, garlic bread, and baked potato, all for only $12! You can head on over between 4-9p.m. for this Sunday tradition. While you’re there, check out their upcoming concert lineup that includes The Casey Donahew Band and Corey Smith.

Casual Elegance

The Beer Garden at the historic Hotel Chester in downtown Starkville combines a beautiful outdoor setting with the finest cuisine. Designed by master chef Gordon Ramsey, the restaurant serves up natural, free-range organic chicken, certified Black Angus beef, all-natural ground beef, and wild-caught seafood. Dinner hours are 4-10p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Beer Garden is located at 101 N. Jackson St., near the public parking lot just off of N. Lafayette Street.

Fun Time With Friends

On Valentine’s Eve, DJ GLOtron will be at Cowbells Sports Grill, 1545 St. Andrews Ln, spinning tunes so you can dance the night away. You can enjoy dinner beforehand from the grill, including their famous ribeye, which was voted one of the “Top 10 Best Steaks in Mississippi”.

Will You Be My…Volunteer?

Help your love fall for your charitable spirit while you both make someone else’s day brighter. Volunteering together creates lasting experiences that bond hearts and provide much-needed love to those in need. Starkville’s Oktibbeha County Humane Society and The Starkville Church of God’s food pantry are two of our favorite places to lend a hand.

Whether you are romancing your special someone or simply enjoying time with your friends, Starkville has you covered this Valentine’s Day! Contact us today to learn more about our housing options.


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