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Posted on: December 22, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Hearts Afire Weekend Returns

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Sparks will fly February 10-12 in Loveland, the “Sweetheart of Ohio.” The City of Loveland is pleased to announce Hearts Afire Weekend is returning.

The city-wide event celebrating Valentine’s Day debuted in 2022 and delighted attendees with unique activities including an ice sculpture walking tour, fire twirlers, and a game village made of ice.

The 2023 Hearts Afire will take place the weekend before Valentine’s Day. Most activities will take place on Saturday, Feb. 11. Again, the celebration will feature live ice carving, outdoor decorations, and fire elements. Of course, the popular ice sculpture walking tour will return; this year, the tour features approximately 25 unique sculptures.

Local businesses in the city’s Historic Downtown and Loveland-Madeira Road Corridor will bring the heat with shopping and dining specials, as well as unique activities and open houses. Some of the weekend fun includes:

In the spirit of love, the event will give back to the community. The city is partnering with the Loveland Stage Company to help raise funds for the community theater's HVAC system replacement — an estimated $100k repair. On Feb. 10 and 11, the theater will host Crushin It, a valentine-themed variety show. Admission is a $10 suggested donation with all proceeds going toward the HVAC fundraiser.

Additionally, the city is hosting a Hearts Afire Valentine Pageant at the Loveland Stage Company on Feb. 11 for children ages 1-4. This is a fun pageant that will be judged by the Loveland Valentine Ladies, a local group of women known for their community service. All proceeds will go toward the theater’s HVAC fundraiser.

Full activity details, schedules, and maps will be posted at

If your business is interested in participating, please contact Krista Rose at Loveland City Hall at (513) 683-0150.

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