Five things to do on Valentine's Day in Mandurah (that are not candlelit dinners)

Hey, I love dinners - dinners are great. And candles are great. Candlelit dinners are particularly great!

But if you're looking for something a little different for your Valentine's Day plans this year, we've got you covered with just a few local ideas to shake it up.

And these aren't just for couples either but also all the singles, or the third wheels, who are often forgotten about on this loved up holiday (I've got your back).

If you would prefer a romantic dinner to enjoy with your lucky date, there are endless options around town! How about checking out any of the below:

For the rev heads

  • What: Show and Shine South River Car Club
  • Where: M'Mates Place workshop
  • When: 6.30-8.30pm

Start your engines! If you love your car and your significant other, what better way to combine the two than at the first annual Valentine Car Show?

Hosted by the Running On Empty Car Club, you're invited to bring along your ride and show it off!

It's free, there will be food available and raffles PLUS the first 30 couples will receive a free gift!

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Photo: Supplied.

Photo: Supplied.

For the gift-giver

  • What: Twilight Markets
  • Where: Mandurah Forum
  • When: 5.30-8.30pm

Celebrate Valentine's Day with indulgent gourmet treats, live music and arts and crafts!

A perfect night out for couples or families, with plenty of activities and fun for the kids to enjoy.

For more information, visit the Mandurah Forum website.

For those that are single and ready to mingle

  • What: Normas Valentines Party: Matched
  • Where: Norma Jeans
  • When: From 10pm

Don't stay at home and swipe right all night this Valentine's Day - let Norma Jeans do all the hard work for you! Everyone at the club will receive a number on the night so all you have to do is find your match and take them to the bar!

Dress up in leather or lace to go in the draw for major prizes - including a $150 venue voucher which will have everyone lining up to be your date for the night.

There will be plenty of games from Twister to Heart to Heart designed for all the single gents and ladies in Cupids Room.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

For those who love to dance

  • What: Party!
  • Where: Bar Therapy
  • When: From 8pm

Do you love love? Do you love to boogie? Then Bar Therapy is the place for you this Valentine's Day.

Get funky to all the cheesiest love songs blaring through the speakers and enjoy some of the best unlimited drinks packages Cupid could shoot his bow at.

A tarot reader will also let you know how good your chances are on the night, whether you're single or happily attached.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

For those looking to give back

  • What: Aloha Bushfire Fundraiser
  • Where: David Gray's Arena
  • When: 7-10pm

If you're already feeling the love this Valentine's Day, how about joining in the efforts to raise money for the Australian bushfire appeal?

For just $25, the Peel Multicultural Association's Aloha fundraiser includes includes dinner and live entertainment from dancers, musicians and singers, as well as raffles and door prizes.

Colourful dress is encouraged as the theme for the night is Hawaii. Bring along your favourite hibiscus patterned shirts to join in the fun.

All proceeds from the evening will support the response of Save the Children during the bushfire crisis.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.