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Valentine’s Day 2014: Funcheap Date Ideas

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Friday, February 14, 2014 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
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All Over San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

It’s coming up and you’ve got nothing planned yet for Valentine’s Day – and worse you’ve got no money to spend?

Normally that would be a nightmare for your love life, but we’ve hunted down some fun and unique ways to have Valentine’s fun, while allowing you to keep your wallet in your pocket for most of the night.

Pillow Fight
Friday, February 14, 2014 | 6 pm
Justin Herman Plaza, 1 Market Street, San Francisco

Feathers will fly at this fun flash-mob type event which takes place annually on Valentine’s Day in Justin Herman Plaza, just as the Ferry Building clock tower strikes 6 pm. Bring a synthetic pillow (trust us… feather pillows are way too messy) and run Braveheart-like, full speed and lovingly beat up each other until the whistle blows. Make sure you bring a garbage bag and help clean up afterward. The price of having fun is keeping your city clean to make sure this event can take place each year.

Off the Grid Valentine’s Day Blood Drive
Friday, February 14, 2014 | 9 am to 1 pm
Front Street between Vallejo and Broadway, San Francisco

Let your heart do the work on Valentine’s Day by donating blood with your special someone at a mobile blood drive. And instead of just getting fed cookies and apple juice afterward, the Blood Centers of the Pacific have partnered with Off the Grid food trucks to give you a super tasty reward for being a blood hero. Everyone who donates will get a voucher for a free lunch at one of the food trucks: Seoul on Wheel, An the Go, Phat Thai, or Ebbett’s Good to Go. Walk-ins are accepted, making reservations are highly recommended.

One Billion Rising: Flash Mob to End Violence Against Women
Friday, February 14, 2014 | 4 pm
San Francisco City Hall , 1 Dr. Carlton Goodlett Pl., San Francisco

Help raise awareness to end violence against women and girls by participating in a massive flash mob planned for the steps of City Hall on Valentine’s Day. Learn the dance or just come to the event and lend your support along with Mayor Ed Lee. For early risers, join up with Code Pink for a dance across the Golden Gate Bridge at 8 am, or attend an anti-violence film screening (10 am) and free self-defense class (1 pm) at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Free Valentine’s Belgian Waffle Day
Friday, February 14, 2014 | 9:30 to 11:30 am
Capital 360 Cafe, 101 Post Street, San Francisco

Start your Valentine’s Day off with something hot and sweet from b.street waffles. Capital 360 Cafe in the Financial District wants to hook you up with a complimentary freshly baked Belgian-style street waffle that’s made with local TCHO chocolate and raspberry jam. That’s super yummy, but it’s also super limited, so make sure you arrive early before these tasty freebies run out.

Other fun and strange Valentine’s Day ideas in SF for 2014:

Horrors of Love: Valentine’s Day Haunted House
February 14-15 | 8 to 11 pm | SoMa | $10, but no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. Not for the easily offended, hold your breath during this brand new haunted house which promises to uncover the secret love lives of zombies, weirdos and mutilated Valentine’s stuffed animals.

Valentine’s Night Nerf Spy Game
Friday, February 14 | 7 pm | Union Square | FREE | A Valentine’s-themed espionage game for couples involving Nerf guns like a giant secret game of Capture the Flag.

“On the Edge” Annual Erotic Art Show
February 14-16 | SoMa | $10 | An annual group exhibition of more than 450 erotic photographs with fashion shows and adults-only entertainment. Friday (4 to 9 pm) and Saturday (1 to 9 pm) is $10, but Sunday (Noon to 5 pm) is free.

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: FREE*
*Most events are free unless otherwise noted
Categories: *Top Pick*, Valentine's Day
Address: San Francisco, CA