LGBT Valentine’s Dinner & Dance


Hey Fresno, looking for something different to do for Valentine’s Day? How about a weekend long celebration if you stay for breakfast? Make the short jaunt to Visalia and join us in the festivities. It will surely be a night to remember!


So, next month is Valentine’s Day, the day that can prove to be stressful for everyone. If you’re not in a relationship, it can be a sad reminder that you’re alone. If you’re in a relationship, it is figuring out what the heck to buy your partner that will prove how much you love and cherish them. (I digress: So silly, right? Does a box of chocolates really say you mean the world to me and I love you? Maybe it’s my old age or being in a relationship going on 17 years, but screw the chocolate… Buy me a babysitter or let me sleep in. And don’t you dare waste our money on flowers that will just die! LOL, I will not succumb to corporate America. And besides, shouldn’t you shower them with love and affection all of the year through? //end rant) Well, regardless of how you celebrate the “holiday”, I’ve got the perfect solution to both possible relationship situations. The Visalia Pride Lions Club is once again hosting their LGBT+ Valentine’s Dinner & Dance. If you’re single, what a great place to come and meet other single people. If you’re in a relationship, what a great night of fun for you both. There’s no better way of saying I love you then spending it with hundreds of other people! 😉 But seriously, do something unique this year. Treat yourself to this night of friends, food and fun!

This is the third annual event for the Visalia Pride Lions. Every year it gets bigger and better. It’s a night about coming together as a community, having a really fun time and doing some good. The money this event raises goes to fund LGBT events, outreach and scholarships. The Pride Lions do a lot for our community and this night helps them be able to do so. Your attendance is supporting that. So, in theory, you are making a difference to your community simply by eating, drinking and dancing…how fabulous is that?!?


Here are the details:


Saturday, February 16th

Visalia Holiday Inn

900 W. Airport Drive, Visalia 93277



4:00pm–  Meet & Greet in the hotel bar

6:00pm– Cocktails in the ballroom

7:00pm– Dinner

8:30pm– Dancing, drinking….more drinking

There will be games, prizes, raffles, a photo booth and more!


For those who really want to party or those who don’t want to worry about a sober driver, the hotel is offering special room rates. Just make reservations and mention the code “VPL” and you can get a standard room with a king or two queens for only $79.00. This is also a great option for our out-of-towners. The Lions and friends will be meeting the following morning at the hotel restaurant at 9:30 for the breakfast special of only $10.00. What a great weekend of fun, right?! Don’t spend your time doing the same ol’ thing, going to the same ol’ clubs, with the same ol’ people… Do something different with a great group who holds this great event only once a year. What are you waiting for, get your tickets now!


Ticket Pricing:

Dinner & Dance:           $42.00 per person (Dinner is a choice of: Chicken, Beef or Vegetarian and includes tea, coffee & dessert)

Dance Only:                 $16.00 per person


You can get your tickets from me (Brooke with Gay Visalia and a proud club member), any other VPLC member or online at their website:


See ya there!!


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