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The Best Galentine's, Anti-Valentine’s Day & Singles Events in Melbourne

Things to do this Valentine's Day in Melbourne for those who are alone, not lonely. These are best singles events in Melbourne to add to your February diaries.

Urban Antidote

Why should couples have all the fun? Come Feb 14, instead of a pity party at home, shake off old heartaches at an anti-Valentine's party. Put your best foot forward at a quirky IRL singles mixer, or sweat it out through interpretive dance before treating yourself to the gorgeous break-up box that's just been delivered.

Get excited for spending the day solo with our list of not so lovey-dovey anti-Valentine's and singles events in Melbourne.  

Galentine's Day in Melbourne:

Galentine's Workshop at Urban Antidote

Galentine's Day Floral Design Workshops with Urban Antidote

Floral design business, Urban Antidote, is a hosting a series of floral design workshops at their beautiful Collingwood studio for you and your best gal pals this Galentine's weekend. See here to get a feel for what a blooming good time these workshops truly are!

It's a chance for you all to let your inner florist blossom; a hands-on workshop, it's divided into three segments — flower preparation and care, floral design, and capturing your masterpiece in styled photos.

But it's not just about creating floral designs, it's about creating memories. Grab your girls and dive into a day of laughter, creativity, and the sheer joy of creating together.

Urban Antidote have got you covered with all the materials you need, including a vase that's yours to keep, plus they also have bunches of beautiful bouquets to purchase on the day. Did we mention you'll walk away with the cutest certificate of completion?

It's settled. This is how to make this Galentine's Day in Melbourne one for the books!

Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February, 11.00am & 3.00pm; Tuesday 13th February, 6.00pm; Wednesday 14th February, 6.00pm

$250 per person

Book here

43 Derby Street, Collingwood


Galentine's at Harlow

Join the gals on Harlow's rooftop for a Galentine's Day in Melbourne to remember! Celebrate with bottomless rose and a shared charcuterie board. It'll be a drag queen hosted event, with roaming performances, games and plenty of gal talk.

$55.00 per person

Book here 

447 Church Street, Richmond

Galentine's Day: Nipple Tassel Making Workshop

Galentine's Day: Nipple Tassel Making Workshop

Gather ’round, gals! Whether you’re a craft maven or a newbie looking for some quirky fun, this Galentine’s Day, Work Shop Melbourne is celebrating YOU and your fabulous besties with a sassy workshop. Turn up the dial on fun and glitter and dive into the vibrant world of sequinned pasties! 

Craft them to adorn your nips, gift them to your BFF, or even turn them into a glittering art piece for your wall. The possibilities are endless, and no matter how you flaunt them, they’ll undoubtedly be a sparkling testament to your creative flair.

You can make as many nipple tassels as you like - once you get started, you'll be so hooked you'll want to make a pair for all of your pals! 

There's white and red wine available, but you and your besties can BYO if you want. 

Make this Galentine’s Day in Melbourne a night to remember, embracing creativity, friendship, and a bucket load of laughter.

All skill levels welcome and all materials provided. 

$80 per person

Book here

Wednesday 14th February, 6.30pm to 9.00pm

136A Cromwell Street, Collingwood

Anti-Valentine's & Singles Events in Melbourne:

Welcome to Brunswick

Anti-Valentine’s Day at Welcome to Brunswick

Catering to those who prefer to avoid the Valentine's Day hype, Welcome to Brunswick's Anti-Valentine's Day invites those ready to bid adieu to sappy love songs and embrace a riotous celebration of self-love. The event features a shredding station, anti-love anthems, and frozen raspberry daiquiris. It's flipping the script on traditional Valentine's Day fare.

From 4.00pm onwards, dive into the Heartbreak Happy Hour, where the drinks are so good you'll effortlessly forget about your ex's questionable taste in movies. You’ll also be able to indulge in their mouthwatering 2-for-1 love burgers.

Wednesday, February 14th, from 4.00pm 

Walk-ins welcome or book here

408 Sydney Road, Brunswick 


Valentine's Day Rooftop Singles Party at Stella Restaurant & Bar 

Single and looking to mingle? The Valentine's Day Rooftop Singles Party might be just what you're looking for! With a complimentary Hendricks Gin welcome cocktail and DJs spinning tunes all night, Stella Restaurant & Bar is providing the perfect setting for you to chance a meeting with your Mr or Mrs Right, under the stars. 

$49.00 per person

Wednesday 14th February, 5.30pm to 11.00pm

Book here

Stella Restaurant and Bar, 427 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Stories with Spice with Anne Freeman Workshop

Stories with Spice Writing Workshop at Coburg Library

Join award-winning romance author Anne Freeman this Galentine's Day, for a spirited exploration of what makes a successful spicy scene and how to craft one. During this one-hour, interactive workshop, participants will gain an increased understanding of their ideal reader and how to cater to their desires using the fundamentals of good writing. Bypass the cringe and bring the smoulder in 3, 2,1...

Free event; reserve your spot here

Tuesday 13th February, 6.45pm to 8.00pm

Coburg Library, Victoria Street & Louisa Street, Coburg 

That Paper Joint x Retreat Hotel 'Pub Collage Club'

Pub Collage Club 

Roll up, roll in, That Paper Joint is coming back to The Retreat Hotel on Valentine's Day eve for their next 'Pub Collage Club' night. 

For those who haven't been before, think of a pub trivia night but instead of quiz questions, you'll be collaborating on various art challenges, with prizes to be won.

Come through for fun, social, midweek messiness - without any of the romantic expectations of Valentine's Day in mind. All tools and materials provided.

$25.00 per ticket

Book here (tickets sell fast) 

Wednesday 14th February, 7.00pm sharp

The Retreat Hotel Band Room, 280 Sydney Road, Brunswick

College Lawn Hotel

Go On a Speed Dating Venture

You might not love Valentine's Day, but it's actually the perfect opportunity to practice your dating skills - and speed dating is easily one of the best singles events in Melbourne to add to your repertoire.

There are a couple of low-key, fun and sophisticated speed-dating events taking place around Melbourne, including Cityswoon at Brogan's Way Distillery and Cheeky Event's at Polly Bar in Fitzroy. Even if it's not true love, it is a cool opportunity to push past the nerves and find a companion for concerts, festivals or shows. There are also cocktails involved. 

Glow Dance

Let loose in one of Melbourne's best dance classes

Get out of your head and into your body this Valentine's Day, with an intro dance class at GROOV3's fabulous new location of Dance Factory in Richmond. Enjoy a one hour class of beginner level choreography to shake negativity loose and let all the self-love in! 

Tuesday 13th February, 6.00pm

Book ticket here

Dance Factory, 225 Swan Street, Richmond

Vintage Sole

Go vintage shopping to spend away the pain

Fashion may come and go, but when its vintage, it always comes back around again, unlike so and so, what's-his-or-her-name! Make with the fun and go vintage shopping at one of Melbourne’s cavernous bazaars or haute retro hot-spots - our favourites include Vintage Sole, Chapel St Bazaar and Fitzroy's Lost and Found. We've rounded up more of Melbourne's best vintage shops to keep you rummaging for hours, guilt-free. Plus, being alone means you also get to try on the weirdest get-ups, like 80's prom dresses, taffeta everything, faux-fur coats and elaborate hats. And shoes... all the shoes. 

Licorice Pie

Play that funky music and go record store shopping (and sing away or sing-along to the blues) 

The music sounds better without you. Go crate-digging in record stores all over the city. We recommend Greville Records and Northside Records, Rocksteady Records, Licorice Pie in Collingwood Yards and Heartland Records.

They're guaranteed to have the best selection of records to help you curate the perfect anti-Valentine's/heartbreak/better of without you/single vibes only playlist to get you through this dreaded week of heart eyes and aphrodisiacal dinner menus floating ominously and omnipresent throughout the city. 

Paperback Bookshop

Be a Melbourne bookstore aficionado and find a happy ending that doesn't make you want to curl up in a ball and cry

Head to one of Melbourne's best bookstores to pick up a classic tale of woe and despair, or find a set of poems that won't want to make you light yourself on fire. Then wonder where the time went once you’re halfway through a story or sonnet. 

Inner Studio

Round up the girls or go for a solo bathhouse sesh to soak away your stress

Overcome the mental hurdle of going to a bathhouse alone, and if it seems just too much to bear, grab your best group of single gal pals and head to one of our favourite day spas in Melbourne. It really is one of the best ways to chill out, recharge and start anew. It's also the perfect way to show yourself a little love. 

New look, who 'dis - treat yourself to a beauty treatment and/or haircut 

A haircut is better than a holiday, and getting them nails did will never be a bad idea (unlike that last drunken text to your ex). So, why not book in a session at one of these excellent Melbourne hair salons, or pamper your digits at one of these gorgeous nail salons - your anti-Valentine's mood might just lift a little! 

Grampians National Park

Escape the crowds of loved up Melburnians and go on a restorative hike 

Valentine's Day solo can of course be a little rough - especially in a crowded city full of couples and romantic events. Escape the nausea-inducing, sweet sappery of it all and head on one of these great hiking trails in Victoria. We've got all bases covered, including the best national parks and the best walks in both the Dandenong Ranges and Mornington Peninsula for you to discover, solo or as a group of single pals. Hike your way to happiness and independence. 

Welcome to Thornbury

Go on a pup-friendly bar crawl with your furred friend

If your pup is standing in as your Valentine this year, celebrate you and your beloved furry friend with our round-up of the best dog-friendly bars in Melbourne. 

Loving our list of anti-Valentine's and singles events in Melbourne? There is plenty of activities that can be enjoyed solo both in the city and beyond! Grab your headphones and hit the hiking trailsor make the most of summer at Victoria's best beaches and parks. When you're feeling peckish, our cafe and restaurant roundups have you covered. 

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