Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your special someone, family, or friends, the Norfolk area is filled with fun date night ideas for everyone! Get away for a fun-filled day or romantic weekend vacation.

Enjoy unique dishes and drinks at these local restaurants:

Wine and cheese tasting at Lot 279

Beer tasting at Divots Brewery

Grab some ice cream from J’s Place in Pierce

Bottomless Mimosas and brunch at District Table & Tap on Sundays

Order a homemade pizza and drink from Fight’n River in Battle Creek

Create your own pizza at home with kits from North Fork Bread Company

Reserve seats at Sakura Steakhouse and enjoy the hibachi grill

Endulge in some cupcakes from Limited Edition Cupcakes in Madison

Try something new at 411 Restaurant and Lounge


Stick with your New Year’s Resolution and stay active with these ideas:

Fitness class at the YMCA

Round of golf together at Cyndi’s Fun Fit Golf or Hit ‘Em Up

Ice fishing at Ta-Ha-Zouka, Skyview Lake, or Willow Creek Lake

Bowl at King’s Lanes or D&K Lane

Round of disc golf at Ta-Ha-Zouka Park or Skyview Park

Hit the trails for a walk or bike ride


Spend the day with friends:

Spa day at one of many local spas

Photoshoot in front of the murals in downtown

Dance the night away at Karma Lounge

Live music at local bars and restaurants

Art class at Revitalized Studio

Karaoke at King’s Sports Bar


Try something new:

Admire an exhibit at the Norfolk Arts Center

Check out the Madison County Museum in Madison

Explore the new exhibit at the Elkhorn Valley Museum

Visit the Plainview Klown Doll Museum for a good laugh

Game night at King’s Treasure Zone

Movie at Norfolk 7 Theatre

Norfolk’s Community Theatre live performance

Attend an event


Book your hotel now and plan your weekend. Make this a Valentine’s Day you won’t forget!

Printable Date Night Ideas: click here

It’s finally fish fry season in the Norfolk Area! Visitors and community members are guaranteed to have a great experience and a full stomach at any of these locations.

Madison County

Norfolk Knights of Columbus • KC Hall – 105 W Elm Ave, Norfolk

4:30-7:30PM • February 28th – April 3rd

$12: Plate for Haddock • $13 Plate for combo meal • Shrimp Dinner $14. Sides: Potatoes, fries, onion rings, coleslaw, roll, and ice cream. Drinks provided. Kids meals available. Drive up and Take out avaliable

Madison Knights of Columbus • Charity Hall – 306 S Main St, Madison

5-8PM • February 28th – April 3rd

Adults: $12 / Ages 6-12: $5 / Ages 5 & Under: Free

Fish, onion rings, salads, potatoes, vegetables, and soft served ice cream. Drink provided with meal

Battle Creek Knights of Columbus • St. Patrick’s Parish Hall – 109 N 3rd St, Battle Creek

5:30-8PM • February 28th – April 3rd

Adults: $10 / Ages 6-12: $5 / Ages 5 & Under: Free

Deep-fried Alaskan pollock, baked potato or fries, mac & cheese, green beans, coleslaw, fruit salad, roll, ice cream

Tilden American Legion • Tilden Legion Club • 207 E 2nd St, Tilden

5-9PM • March 13th

Pierce County

Pierce Golf Course Members • Pierce Community Golf Course – 85428 548 Ave, Pierce


5-8PM • February 28th – April 3rd

Adults: $10 / Ages 4-12: $5 / 3 & Under: Free

All you can eat – fish, ham, sides, dessert

Legion Lounge • 109 W Main St, Pierce

5-8PM • Every Friday

All you can eat fish buffet

Mary’s Restaurant • 108 S West St., Plainview

5-9PM • Every Friday

Fish, shrimp, and chicken buffet


D & K Lanes • 118 S Main St., Plainview

5-9PM • February 28th – April 3rd

Fish Dinner: 3 pieces of fish, fries, hush puppies and clow slaw $7.99
Add popcorn shrimp for $2.00

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  1. MJ’s Gelato & More

Calling all foodies! This is the newest addition to Downtown Norfolk and is a MUST TRY! They have many different flavors of gelato and delicious cupcakes that pair perfectly! Head to 107 N 4th ST and grab a scoop (or two) of this yummy gelato!

2. Unhinged Boutique

The newest addition to shopping is Unhinged Boutique located in Downtown Norfolk. They are one of the only boutiques to offer plus size clothing. Make sure to check out their kids clothes as well! Unhinged boutique can also screen print onto about everything! They have already created hilarious gifts, fun tops, and cool designed cups. Follow them on Facebook to see their current products.

3. She’s Smitten + Steel Clothing Co.

She’s Smitten has moved and now includes men’s clothing! They recently announced that they have “Smitten Bags” available. This service allows the professionals to pick outfits that match your style and are delivered or mailed to you! Keep the items you like & pay your invoice within 24 hours. No purchase required; however, the rest of the items need to be shipped back or dropped off to their store within 7 days. How convenient, am I right?!

4. New Fairfield Inn and Townplace Inn & Suites

A new hotel will be starting construction behind Perkins and will include extended stays! These Marriott hotels will offer a contemporary design, beautiful indoor pool, spacious dining area with a large breakfast selection, a sundry store, guest laundry and patio.

5. River Point Square

The Johnny Carson Mural will be a new public gathering space in Downtown Norfolk. The construction of this will kick off this year! This new area will be able to host group gatherings, music events, and more. The beautiful landscaping and contemporary feel will be a great addition to the growing Downtown area.

6. Shoe Sensation

A new shoe store will open in the old China Buffet location in March! If you haven’t heard of this franchise before, they offer brand name footwear for everyone! We are excited for this new addition to our visitor’s shopping experience.

7. Miracle Skate Park

Renovations for Miracle Skate Park located in Veteran Memorial Park start this year! Spohn Ranch has designed the layout for the park and the City of Norfolk is currently accepting bids for a contractor. This facility will be one of the largest in the Midwest. The new facility will host competitions once the complex is complete. The future is bright for skaters and BMX riders!

8. Johnny Carson Exhibit

If you didn’t know, Norfolk is the home of Johnny Carson. The Elkhorn Valley Museum will be giving the current exhibit a makeover this year. The exhibit will be interactive and include some of Johnny Carson’s personal memorabilia.

9. The Dead of Winter

Elkhorn Valley Museum is hosting a winter costume party! Dress as your favorite historical figure from any time period to be entered into the costume contest. Enjoy live music from the Begats, specialty drinks, and delicious appetizers. This event is from 7-10PM Friday, January 31st at Divots. Get your tickets now:

10. Divots Big Chill & Cheese Festival

Divots Brewery in Norfolk is hosting 12 Nebraska breweries and 3 Nebraska creameries in the Divots Ballroom for this limited space event! Get your tickets today so you can sample 50+ beers and cheeses made in the great state of Nebraska! Also, take part in the IPA Challenge! You will receive a list of 10 Nebraska IPA’s that are all served at their event bar on numbered taps.  This event is from 3pm-8pm Saturday, February 8th. Purchase early and get 2 tickets and a hotel room at Norfolk Lodge and Suites for only $175!

11. New Concert Series lineup

Every year, the Norfolk Area Concert Association brings concerts to the Johnny Carson theater. Check out Rave On!, Nebraska Brass Band, and Beginnings in 2020. See more details and ticket information at

12. Sculpture Walk

The 2020 Sculpture Walk will kick off in May! New sculptures will be installed, and a new guided tour will be established during the summer months. Tour dates will be set, where you can not only view the sculptures, but experience Downtown Norfolk through food and drinks! This makes for a perfect girl’s night, so stay tuned!

13. Norfolk Area Passport

Explore the Norfolk Area with this free, fun passport program. If you haven’t participated before, you are seriously missing out! Starting in May, you will experience hidden gems throughout our area including museums, restaurants, retail stores, and more. At each destination, you will receive a stamp in your passport. After you receive all the stamps, return your passport to the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau for a prize. Each completed passport owner will also be entered for a GRAND PRIZE! Follow Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau on Facebook for more information!