No, there is not a typo in the title of this blog. Fans of Parks and Recreation will recognize Galentine’s Day as the day before Valentine’s Day, and as a day for women to celebrate their love for their friends. Since the show introduced viewers to Galentine’s Day a decade ago, this unofficial holiday has taken root in popular culture and is celebrated by many women every year. Bowling Green is no exception. Not only are BG’s businesses prepared for Galentine’s Day celebrations, but many have arranged events and promotions for locals and visitors to enjoy on and before the 13th. Here’s a list of some of the many fun ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day in BG:

Go eat!

If you want to celebrate Galentine’s Day in Parks and Rec fashion, get your girls together to enjoy a morning meal at one of BG’s great breakfast/brunch spots. All of your friends, sweet lovers and savory fans alike, will enjoy Everyday People Cafe. Not only do they have great menu options, but they also serve breakfast all day to suit even the busiest schedules.

For on-the-go ladies, try out one of the great coffee or smoothie shops in BG. BG staples like Grounds for Thought or Flatlands Coffee, are great for a quick and delicious Galentine’s Day treat. Also, don’t forget to acknowledge your coworkers. Before heading to work, place an order for quick breakfast food and drinks from Tropical Smoothie Cafe, or pick up some delicious baked goods from The Sweet Stop. There’s no reason for anyone to miss out on all the Galentine’s Day fun!


Go shopping!

BG’s local shop owners will definitely not disappoint you with their Galentine’s Day celebrations. Celebrate on the 12th at Eden Fashion Boutique. This event will be your one-stop-shop for all of your retail therapy needs. Six local businesses will showcase their items from 6-9p. If that isn’t enough, you will enjoy wine and chocolate as you browse!

Want to shop on the 13th? Stop in to For Keeps to find the perfect gift for your gals and for yourself. Peruse many beautiful items without any guilt, because there’s a special 25% off promotion just for shopping with your girls. If you are a solo shopper, do not fear. You will also receive 20% off of your Galentine’s finds! Mimosa’s and sweets will also be provided. 


Get creative!

If you and your friends are looking for a hands-on experience, Big Fab Lab is the perfect place to spend Galentine’s Day. The Creative Café is equipped with everything you need to paint a pottery piece for yourself or as a sign of appreciation your gal pals. You can even stop in without an appointment!


Get Active!

Do you and your girls get a little competitive? Have a friendly face off at Al-Mar Lanes. Easily make a reservation online for a night of food, bowling, and conversation with all your friends.


Whether you are a long-time Galentine’s Day fan or are looking to take advantage of the Galentine’s festivities for the first time, Bowling Green is a great place to spend time with the important ladies in your life. Happy Galentine’s Day!