On behalf of Mr. Bigs and all of us at The Noco Group, we're spreading lots of love this Valentine's Day to you and all of your loved ones.
Whether you celebrate it or not, the sweetheart-centric holiday can sometimes sneak up on its unsuspecting victims.
But, lucky for you, there's so much sugary sweet Valentine's Day fun to be had in Northern Colorado — and some even require minimal, if any, planning.
So nab a concert or movie ticket, head to the nearby Sweetheart City or sign up for a race this Valentine's Day (and
Valentine's weekend). And don't forget to order up that heart-shaped pie.
Here are six last-minute Valentines plans you can make in Northern Colorado provide by The Coloradoan.
Head to the Sweetheart City
5-10 p.m. Feb. 9; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Feb. 10; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 11
Love is in the air in Loveland, Colorado, this time of year — and so are fire and ice. Head to Loveland for their annual Valentines weekend Fire & Ice Festival, featuring live music, ice sculpting, fire sculptures, free carriage rides, fireworks
and more. For a full list of attractions, visit lovelandfireandice.com.
Have a little friendly competition
Start times between 9-9:18 a.m. Feb. 10
Odell Brewing, 800 E. Lincoln Ave.
Stay active on Valentine's Day weekend with the Catch Me If You Can 5K and 10K. The annual sweetheart-themed event allows female runners a 3-minute head start before the male racers try to catch up. For more information, or to register, head to frontrangefreeze.com.
Catch DeVotchKa at Washington's
Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m., Feb.14
Washington's, 132 Laporte Ave.
$30 to $35
If you didn't snag a ticket to Washington's grand opening concert, experience the new space at this Valentine's night show featuring DeVotchKa and Stella Luce. The new, 900-capacity venue has been in the works since spring 2016 and has undergone
a sweeping renovation. Tickets and more information can be found at washingtonsfoco.com.
Try a special Valentine's flick at the Lyric
6:30 and 9:15 p.m., Feb. 14
The Lyric, 1209 N. College Ave.
$7 to $9 per person for each film
Celebrate Valentine's Day at the Lyric with two very different special features. The local independent theater will offer Valentine's Day showings of the classic quirky romance French film, "Amélie" at 6:30 p.m. and the 1971 romantic black
comedy drama "Harold and Maude" at 9:15 p.m. Purchasing tickets in advance at lyriccinema.com
Find out whodunit
7 p.m. Feb. 14
Hilton Fort Collins, 425 W. Prospect Road
Channel your inner Sherlock this Valentine's Day with a special evening edition of The Dinner Detective's interactive murder mystery dinner show. For more information, or to purchase tickets, head to thedinnerdetective.com.
Stay cheesy, my friends
All day Feb. 14
Totally 80s Pizza, 1717 S. College Ave.
Show your love in the best way this Valentine's Day — with pizza. All day Feb. 14, Totally 80s Pizza, a pizza joint and 1980s museum, will be selling heart-shaped pizzas.