Valentine’s Day may come across as gimmicky to some because of difficult-to-get restaurant reservations, pushy product marketing, and a sea of pink and red stuffed animals and treats. However, for many, it’s an opportunity to celebrate love. This time around, skip the crowds and sneak in an intimate evening with your loved one.

Just in time for some springtime indulgence, Taste Washington, the nation’s largest, single-region food and wine festival returns March 28th through 31st. The festival is the ultimate word for food and wine connoisseurs, and there are many interesting events to check out—like the Sunday Brunch, Taste Washington on the Farm, and The New Vintage.