by Cassie Mattia

Loveland, Ohio – A new year has sprung which means Loveland is getting prepared for one of the most celebrated holidays in the city; Valentine’s Day! Typically the city of Loveland celebrates Valentine’s Day with a few fun activities including the announcement of Loveland’s Valentine Lady, but this year the Sweetheart of Ohio decided to fill the city with even more love by throwing the first EVER “Hearts Afire Weekend!”

The Hearts Afire Weekend will take place February 11th-13th with the majority of the “lovely” activities occurring on Saturday, February 12th. Most of the businesses in Downtown Loveland and on the outskirts of the city will be participating in the Valentine’s Day Weekend festivities!

“Many say that Loveland feels like a Hallmark movie in February because of our name,” said Loveland’s Mayor, Kathy Bailey. “Since our town is nicknamed the ‘Sweetheart of Ohio,’ we officially want to hold an event to celebrate and invite everyone to visit us!”

The Hearts Afire Weekend is set to have a plethora of heart-filled activities including carriage rides, pristine ice sculptures, outdoor Valentine’s Day decorations, live entertainment, and fire performers. Local businesses will be featuring shopping and dining specials as well as:

  • Ice Carving Demonstrations
  • Galentine Activities
  • Speed Dating 
  • “Mask”erade Ball hosted by the Loveland-Symmes Firefighters Association (Tickets on sale now!)
  • Chasing Cupid 5K
  • Love & Attraction Spell Workshops

The City of Loveland and its local businesses are working hard to fine-tune details for the Hearts Afire Weekend! Here at Loveland Magazine, we will be sure to inform you the readers with the latest Hearts Afire Weekend details as they roll in!

If your business is interested in participating, please contact Misty Brents at Loveland City Hall at (513) 707-1437 or visit

For the latest 411 on Loveland’s Hearts Afire Weekend stay tuned to the Loveland Salad With ME, Cassie Mattia!


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