Twin Cities 2020 Family Valentine’s Day Events

Spend some time with your favorite sweethearts taking advantage of all the Valentine’s Day activities in the Twin Cities – many of them FREE or low-cost. Here are 10 ideas to get you started, including (if you stick with us til the end) a super simple cookie recipe and inspiration for crafty gifts:

CRAFTY VALENTINE’S DAY OUTINGS

Throughout February: Drop in anytime during the month and craft a homemade Valentine gift at Heartfelt (Linden Hills, Minneapolis), 10am-5pm. Projects are for a range of ages, including adults, and cost between $5-$30 each.

Select dates in February: Twin Cities Michael’s locations offer inexpensive Valentine crafts for kids.

Feb 1, 2020: Kids Workshop: Heart String Art | TC Home Depot locations
9am-12pm, FREE.

Feb 6, 2020: Valentine Crafts | Waite Park, Minneapolis
Kids ages 5-13 are invited to use the craft room to create valentines. 5:30-7pm, $5/pp.

Feb 6, 2020: Parent & Child Valentine Date Night | Battle Creek Rec Center, St Paul
Create a heart-themed masterpiece on a real canvas. Ages 5-12. 6:30-8pm, $36/pp. This event is also held at Langford Park Rec Center on Feb 13.

Feb 6, 2020: My Messy Valentine Craft (Arlington Hills) | Arlington Hills Rec Center, St Paul
PreKs can make a Valentine’s gift by splattering and tossing paint on a canvas board. Siblings encouraged. Ages 1½-6. 11am-12pm, FREE.

Feb 8, 2020: Love Local Open House | Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis  
Artist-led Valentines-themed activities: letterpress printed postcards, handmade heart-shaped paper, pop-up cards, and more. 10-2pm, FREE.

Feb 8, 2020: Bestie Bash | Maplewood Mall   
Craft Valentine’s Day cards, Love Bugs and other fun activities in Center Court. 1-3pm, FREE.

Feb 8, 2020: Bestie Bash | Northtown Mall, Blaine 
Crafts, games, a face painter, and a selfie station in Burlington Court. 1-3pm, FREE.

Feb 10, 2020: Valentine Creations | Van Cleve Park, Minneapolis
Kids ages 5-13 can come use the craft room to create valentines. 4-5:30pm, $5/pp.

Feb 12, 2020: Valentine Cardmaking | Arlington Hills Community Center, St Paul
Ages 6+ can make cards for special someones. 4:30-5:30pm, FREE.

Feb 12, 2020: Valentine’s Candy Bouquet Making | El Rio Vista Rec Center, St Paul
Create a unique bouquet of candy to give away (or treat yourself). 6-8pm, $15/pp.

Feb 12, 2020: Valentine’s Day Art Class | Hazel Park Rec Center, St Paul
A creative Valentine’s Day project for kids ages 3-6. 6:15-7:15pm, FREE.

Feb 12, 2020: Valentine’s Day Craft | Highwood Hills Rec Center, St Paul
Ages 5-12 can drop in to create a homemade valentine craft. 5-6:30pm, FREE. This free event also takes place at Battle Creek Rec Center on Feb 13 at 2:30pm and Palace Rec Center Feb 10-12 at 3:30pm.

Feb 13, 2020: Valentine Crafts & Storytelling | Pearl Park, Minneapolis
Make a Valentine’s Day art project to share with someone special. 5-6pm, $6-$9/pp.

Feb 13, 2020: Books & Beyond: V is for Valentines | Farmington Library
10:30am-11:15am | FREE | Join Farmington Library for stories and a craft. Ages:0-5.

Feb 13, 2020: Valentine’s Day Cookie Decorating | Dayton’s Bluff Rec Center, St Paul
Ages 5-12 can drop in and decorate cookies. 4-5pm, FREE.

Feb 13, 2020: Valentine Craft | McDonough Rec Center, St Paul
Kids can drop in to make a Valentine craft. 6:30-8pm, FREE.

Feb 14, 2020: My Messy Valentine Art | Langford Rec Center, St Paul
A Valentine’s Day gift making party for kids aged 1½-6 to get messy and throw and splatter paint on a canvas board to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Siblings encouraged.10-11am, $18.

Feb 14, 2020: Make & Take: Pop-Up Valentines | Farmington Library
2pm-4pm | FREE | Create fun Valentine’s Day cards to give to your friends or to someone special. Ages: 10-16.

Feb 14, 2020: Valentines Day in the Kaffebar | Norway House
10am-4pm | Grab a bite with your sweetheart, check the latest exhibit, Oleana: Casting on for a New Generation (admission charged), and make a fun Nordic heart-basket! Norway House will have free supplies in the Kaffebar for you to make your Nordic heart and fun facts about how Nordics celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Feb 14, 2020: Free Open Studio: Printmaking | Minneapolis Institute of Art 
Use the open studio time to create your own unique, printed Valentines. 1-3pm, FREE.

Feb 20, 2020: Family Floral Corsage/Boutonniere Class | Shakopee Library 
A florist teaches the basic steps to create a one-of-a-kind corsage and boutonniere. Cost is free but registration is required. 6pm-7:30pm. FREE.

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COMMUNITY VALENTINE’S DAY PARTIES

Feb 7, 2020: Valentine’s Day Party | Palace Rec Center, St Paul
Valentine music, activities, crafts and snacks for all ages. 5:30-7:30pm, FREE.

Feb 7, 2020: Family Valentine Bingo | Zanewood Rec Center, Brooklyn Park
Six games of family fun bingo. 6:30-8pm, $5/card.

Feb 11, 2020: Candlelit Trails | Richardson Nature Center, Bloomington
Snowshoe or hike along candlelit trails, warm up at a campfire and enjoy hot cocoa. Bring your own s’mores. Snowshoe rental available. All ages. 6:30-8pm, FREE.

Feb 13, 2020: Valentine’s Day Skating Party | Webber Park, Minneapolis
Music, cookies, hot chocolate and a photo booth. 5-7pm, FREE.

Feb 14, 2020: Valentine’s Day Storytime  | Burnhaven Library
10:30am-11:15am | FREE | storytime celebrating Valentine’s Day with stories, songs, and a craft. No registration required. Ages 2-6.

Feb 14, 2020: Valentine’s Day Party | Loring Park, Minneapolis
Games, crafts and music for all ages. 3:30-5pm, FREE.

Feb 14, 2020: Valentine’s Day Puppet Party | Eastman Nature Center, Maple Grove
Kids up to age 6 will enjoy an animal puppet show, craft a valentine, and decorate treat. Take a heart scavenger hunt in the woods. Reservations required. 10-11:30am, $5/pp.

Feb 14 & 15, 2020: Kids at the Castle: Hearts & Hugs | American Swedish Institute, Before the museum opens, join ASI for visual play, storytelling, music, and movement inspired by ASI’s exhibits that will encourage creative young minds. Recommended for ages 2-5. 9-10am, $8/family.

FAMILY VALENTINE’S DAY DANCES

Feb 7, 2020: Family Sweetheart Ball | Crystal Community Center
Families with kids ages 12 and under can dance and take pictures in the booth. Treat included. 7-8:30pm, $4/pp.

Feb 7, 2020: Valentine’s Dance | Chanhassen Recreation Center
Bring your little sweetheart for dinner, a photo booth, games, and dancing with a DJ. The event is open to any adult/child pair ages 4 to 9. Pre-registration required. 6-8pm, $50/couple.

Feb 7, 2020: Daddy & Daughter Dance: Winter Wonderland | Farmington City Hall
Dancing, music, professional photos, crafts, princess visits and refreshments. Ages 3-12. 6-8pm, $39.

Feb 8, 2020: Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance | Lynnhurst Park, Minneapolis
Families can celebrate with D.J. music, food, crafts and games. 1pm-3pm, FREE. Register online.

Feb 8, 2020: Sweetheart Dinner & Dance | Pearl Park, Minneapolis
Dress up for an enchanted evening of dinner, dancing, dessert and photos. 5-8pm, $30+.

Feb 8, 2020: Valentine’s Concert | Braemar Golf Course, Edina | 7-9pm | FREE | Dance to the music of the 1950s to the 1980s with The Rockin’ Hollywoods.

MORE VALENTINE’S DAY IDEAS

If you’d prefer cuddling up with your little valentines at home, we love these family fun ideas:

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