Romantic picnics and Moulin Rouge: Here’s what’s happening across Australia this Valentine’s Weekend

whats on this weekend

Somehow, it's already the weekend. So for those who are looking at a way to make the most of your pre-Valentine's Day plans, we've got you covered. Here at RUSSH we've compiled a list of engaging activities and inviting ways to spend your weekend across Australia. With Covid still hanging around, many of us would prefer to stay home cuddled up with our partner, and frankly that sounds like heaven. If that's the case we've got a list of all the best Valentine's Movies for you.

As for the rest of you out there looking for some excitement, below you'll find a list of things to keep you occupied out and about over the nation holiday of love. From romantic picnics, Lunar New Year Celebrations, and partnered Putt-Putt. Here is the list of everything going on in Australia this weekend.



The Year of the tiger is off to a roaring start, starting this weekend the Maritime Museum has collaborated alongside the Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and the Korean Cultural Centre for three successive weekends of art and activities that explore traditions and culture.

Relish in a culturally immersive experience at Sydney's Blak Markets.

Follow the lights with an illuminated garden experience for a romantic Valentine's Day at Darling Harbour's hidden Chinese garden. Tickets are still available. Get in while you can!

Wonders, the mystifying theatre experience is now playing at the The Opera House.

Catch dinner and a show with the return of Rood Food at the Imperial.

The garden social brings music and views for the second year running. Check out the outdoor series at the Royal Botanic Gardens. Weather permitted.

Go see Here Out West, the theatre anthology set in Sydney's Western Suburbs.

Settle in with your loved on this Valentine's with some heart-warming queer cinema with Queerstories at Lennox Theatre.



Love on the brain?  Celebrate Valentine's Day with seats at Moulin Rouge at The Regent Theatre including over 70 tracks from the original Baz Lurhman film.

Visit Elvis at Graceland for a music history lesson curated at Bendigo Art Gallery.

Channel your inner Emily in Paris at the So Frenchy So Chic festival at Werribee Park

Get your Galentine's Day off to a fun start with a round of bottomless cocktails at Deluxe in Moonee Ponds.

Submit to some heady studio 54 vibes with the Groove City & Edd Fisher thanks to Burn City Disco.

Head on over to NFT Melbourne for an educational experience in the world of the crypto-metaverse.



Enjoy some partnered Putt-Putt with a round of Valentine's Day mini golf at Victoria Park.

Catch your favourite rom coms under the stars with 10 Things I Hate About You playing at Yatala Drive-In. Or better yet ring a picnic and rug to enjoy a movie under the stars on Saturday at Victoria Park. As the sun goes down, the parklands will be transformed into an outdoor cinema with Valentine’s photo booths and live music.

Head over to the BrisAsia Festival just in time for the Chinese New Year.

Have a night out to watch the Wider Earth show playing at the Princess Theatre.



Enjoy an architectural education with a free 30-minute tour of the National Portrait Gallery.

Spend your Friday evening sipping whiskey and wine at Blackbird.

Enjoy a spiritual cleanse with some wellness and rooftop meditation at Change Yoga & Wellness.

Looking for a romantic night with your partner this Valentine's Day? Enjoy a wine tasting and antipasto sampling for two at Lerida Lake.


South Australia

Enjoy a cosy Valentine's Day picnic at Adelaide's Botanic Gardens.

Set some time aside with your partner for a romantic dinner at Arkhe.

Settle in for a night under the stars and watch a new release film at Moonlight Cinema.

Immerse yourself in the site specific commission by Japanese artist Chihary Shiota at the Art Gallery of South Australia.


Western Australia

The Lunar New Year is celebrating in vibrant style, enjoy a feast at Miss Chow's. Bookings essential!

Check out the best in Australian wine fare with the Aussie Rosé Wine Tasting at The Heritage Wine Bar. A perfect Valentine's date night.

Catch the classic works of Jazz and the history of Frank Sinatra's song book at the Government House Ballroom.

Get your dose of comedy improv at the Stirling Theatre.

Enjoy a bottomless brunch with your favourite single gals at Prince Lane.


Northern Territory

Explore the roving regional tour of Sydney Film Festival, visiting the Territory from the 11th-13th of February and showcasing a sampling of films direct from last year’s Sydney Film Festival. Get tickets here while you can!

Wrangle some last minute tickets to see Daniel Champagne live at The Railway Club.



Enjoy a long Sunday lunch at new local Hobart favourite Peppina.

Salamanca Market is primed and ready for you to pick up some fresh produce for your Valentine's night in.

For a romantic dinner out on the town enjoy the undeniable sophisticated ambiance of Institut Polaire.


Living in an area where the where the weather is on your side? Check out our list of the best beaches of 2022 to see the closest one in your neck of the woods.

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