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A Valentine Guide to the Long Beach Island Region 2024

Spend time with those you love in a place you love this winter

With February 14 falling on a Wednesday, the celebrations can continue into the weekend. From a Galentine getaway, romantic outing or a family trip; the Long Beach Island Region of Coastal New Jersey offers a something special for the sweetest time of year. Southern Ocean Chamber is pleased to work with local businesses and organizations to present suggestions for Valentines 2024. 

Love is in the Air at the LBI Foundation of Arts & Science , starting Saturday Feb 17 with a a special screening of My Love Affair With Marriage and Q+A with director, Signe Baumane. From the director of Rocks in my Pockets, comes a new award-winning animated feature about a spirited young woman determined to find love in the bewildering world. My Love Affair With Marriage follows Zelma on her 23-year quest for perfect love and lasting marriage set against a backdrop of historic events in Eastern Europe.  Doors open at 7:00 PM, Film begins at 7:30 pm, tickets are $15 and are available for purchase online 

February 24 LBIF is hosting a Vow Renewal Ceremony 2-6pm inside their main gallery.  All couples are welcome for a champagne toast and passed hors d'oeuvres. This complementary event does require an RSVP  and for those newly engaged Saturday March 9 from 11am to 2pm is their Preferred Wedding Showcase. 

Make it a date at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, with Winslow: Eagles Tribute happening February 17 at 730pm &  February 18 2pm matinee with East Coast's Greatest Eagles Tribute Band. Winslow Tribute Band celebrates the iconic American Band The Eagles. This powerhouse ensemble recreates the live performance of The Eagles and the signature sound that made them one of the most successful artists in the 70's. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 609 492 9477

 A Valentines' Murder Mystery Til Death Do Us Part will be unraveling at Cuisine on the Green in Little Egg Harbor. Friday Feb 16, and once filled Saturday Feb 17 from 530  to 830 pm. Be a witness at Tony and Carmella's 25th Anniversary vow renewals and enjoy the show with full buffet. Tickets are $68 per person and includes tax and gratuity. Call 609 296 2137 for reservations and payment.   

Celebrate the 15th Anniversary at Manafirkin Brewery in Manahawkin Feb 17 with the Ned Ryerson Band and Fan Appreciation party from 2-5pm 

The Sweetest Crime: A Chocolate Covered Murder Mystery - Saturday, February 17th at 2pm and 7pm at  St. Thomas of Villanova (13th St. & Long Beach Blvd. Surf City, New Jersey, 08008) - in partnership with the St. Francis Community Center.  A hilarious chocolate-themed murder mystery full of over-the-top characters, chocolate puns, saucy secrets, and an interactive performance to discover who the killer is! Prizes will be drawn for correctly guessing the murderer, and there will be plenty of chocolate, of course! We hope you’ll bring your Valentine and join us for this exciting night out. The show may include profanity and suggestive themes.  Each ticket includes a chocolate treat, water, tea, and coffee. Additional sweets and concessions will be available for purchase.  Click here for tickets

Take the kids to Max's Magic Show - happening Feb 17 at 7pm at Stafford Township Arts Center in Manahawkin. Featuring magic, comedy, illusions and more presented by the Maximilian Foundation Tickets available online 

Planning a party or sweet surprise?

Celebration Creations  -balloon and candy bouquets, balloon design and displays. Boutique offers grab and go specialty items for one of a kind gifts

Peggy Ann The Girls - Save 10% off on our stunning Valentine's Collection! Just call us and mention the code 'LOVE24' for deliveries by February 12th. Don't let this romantic opportunity slip away!  609-597-1599

Ice Cream Emergency - Make a big gesture with your very own ice cream party to your office, school or home. 

Every Bloomin Thing Florist - Photos ops with the Bloomin Bus, this Lacey Florist has flowers, decor and more. 

Reynolds Shoppes - offers floral delivery, Women's & Childrens Boutique,  inspirational home decor, gourmet treats , online shop and gift cards for a shopping spree.

Fantasy Island Arcade - Always the latest games and stocked with the best prizes. Arcade open Noon to 9pm on Saturday and Sundays - Check for special hours throughout the week.

Anna Banana Bakery - Offers party platters, cakes, custom candy and specialty items with in house events happening all season long

Small Cakes LBI Cupcakery & Creamery - Nothing says love like these oversized cupcakes, giftable mason jars or party ready frosting boards

A Sweet Memory has special events happening at their Waretown Tea room  with full bakery as well as LBI bakery location. Both are ready for pre orders or drop ins with custom flavors and creative desserts. 

Dinner for 2 or maybe more?

The Gables Historic Inn & Restaurant Valentine's enjoy a delicious three course prix frixe available from Feb 14-18. $98 per person plus tax and gratuity.  Reservations available through opentable or emailing

Buckalews Restaurant in Beach Haven offers special menu and entertainment options. 

Daddy O Restaurant & Hotel has Feb 14 Whiskey Wednesday set, as well as Tiki Friday to kick off the weekend

Hotel LBI - Dine in at the Salt Kitchen and even stay in one of their beautiful suites. 

Delaware Ave Oyster House - Celebrate with great food including their oyster menu, wine and champagne lists prepared for this special time of year

The Mainland Kitchen & Pub - Kicks off February with their four course wine dinner, and will offer great reasons to gather throughout the month including their arcade and hotel.

Top proposal spot or a Valentine walk?  Barnegat Lighthouse State Park is open year-round and offers a variety of nature walks and hiking trails. You can take a guided tour of the lighthouse, explore the maritime forest, or just enjoy the beautiful views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Happening before Valentines Day 

A Sweet Memory has special events happening at their Waretown Tea room such as Feb 8 Valentine Cake Decorating Class, Feb 10 Date Night Sip & Paint or Feb 14 best Tea Galentines 2 for 1 Special 

Chick fill A Manahawkin -Daddy Daughter Date Night  Monday February 12 reservations 330pm - 8pm  Rt 72 W  $10 Tickets  can be reserved online  here. Event includes table side ordering, decorated table with flower to take home, mini cow, free dessert coupon, interactive activities and Valentines Photo Back drop.  * This is for table reservation, no food is included in this cost.

Tuckerton Seaport Offers Woven Valentine Workshop - February 10, 2024, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Join us on in the Hunting Shanty to create a work of art that symbolizes the intricacies of the heart. Discover the intersection of art and passion while award winning basket maker, Mary May, teaches you how to make meaningful connections within your very own woven heart. Members: $35, Non-Members: $39 Register at

There is always more to do, Southern Ocean Chamber posts updates on their social media pages and hosts a weekly broadcast on WBNJ 91.9fm and podcast on available on spreaker with updates and other events. For information directly to your in box, join thousands of LBI Region locals and visitors by subscribing to the Explore Newsletter.