Twin Cities 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:

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.

2/2/19: Kids Workshop: Heart Candy Box | TC Home Depot locations | 9am-12pm | FREE

2/2/19: Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance  | Eden Prairie City Center Garden Room | 4:30-6:30pm | $39/adult; $36/child | Includes a dinner, dancing, photo of the couple, favors and a special valentine craft.. Pre-Register by 1/25/19 for Activity #188202-01 & $188202-02.

2/8/19: Valentines Party | Palace Recreation Center, St Paul | 6pm-8pm | FREE | Valentine music, activities, crafts, snacks. 

2/8/19: Family Sweetheart Sock Hop | Crystal Community Center | 7-8:30pm | $4-$6/pp | Families with kids ages 12 and under can dance to music of the 50s and 60s, led by Kidsdance. Dance contests and prizes; photo booth, snacks & beverages, wear crazy socks. Children under 1 are free. Pre-Register for Activity #W03103.

2/8/19: Valentine’s Dance | Chanhassen Recreation Center | 6pm-8pm | $50/couple| 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.

2/9/19: Family Food Frolic Workshop: Confections – Hearts & Tarts | Oliver Kelley Farm, Elk River | 10am-12pm | $15/pp.

2/9/19: Valentine’s Concert | Braemar Golf Course, Edina | 7-9pm | FREE | Dance to the music of the 1950s to the 1980s with The Rockin’ Hollywoods.

2/9/19: Love Local: MCBA Open House  | Minnesota Center for Book Arts at the Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis | 10-2pm | FREE | Artist-led Valentines-themed activities: letterpress printed postcards, handmade heart-shaped paper, pop-up cards, and more.

2/9/19: Saturday Family Fun Day: Nature’s Valentine | 10-11am | FREE, donations appreciated

2/9/19: Chocolate Tasting & Gift Fair | Mississippi Market locations | 11am-2pm | FREE

2/9/19: Valentine Mobile TC Lakeshore Learning locations | 11am-3pm | FREE | Ages 3+

2/9/19: American Stories and Dolls: Samantha and Victorian Valentine’s | Lowry Nature Center, Victoria | 12:30-2:30pm | $6/pp, reservations required.

2/9/19: Sweetheart Valentine’s Dance | Lynnhurst Park, Minneapolis | 1pm-3pm | FREE | Families can celebrate Valentine’s Day with D.J. music, food, crafts, games and family fun.

2/9/19: Sweetheart Dinner & Dance | Pearl Park, Minneapolis | 1pm-3pm, | $30/pp | Dress your best for this dinner and dance. Adults and children register at separate links, but cost the same.

2/10/19-2/15/19: Institute of Hearts | Minneapolis Institute of Art | 10am-5pm | Pick your favorite work of art and place a paper heart in front of it.

2/10/19: Family Day: I Heart Art | Minneapolis Institute of Art | 11am-5pm | FREE | The perfect chance to handcraft your own Valentines.

2/14/19: Books & Beyond: V is for Valentines | Farmington Library | 10:30am-11:15am | FREE | Join Farmington Library for stories and a craft. Ages:0-5.

2/14/19: My Preschooler & Me: Valentine’s Day Puppet Party | Eastman Nature Center | 10-11:30am, | $5/pp | Watch a silly animal puppet show, craft a valentine, and decorate a Valentine’s Day treat. Go on a heart scavenger hunt in the woods. Reservations required.

2/14/19: Valentine’s Day Party | Loring Park, Minneapolis | 4:30-8:30pm | FREE | Bingo, games, crafts and music. Movie starts at 6pm, light snacks served.

2/14/19: Celebrate Love Neighborhood Night | Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis | 5:30-7:30pm | FREE | Join Courageous heARTS to spread messages of love and kindness throughout the city. Studio supplies will be located in the Central Plaza, bring the whole family out for fun activities..

2/15/19-2/16/19: Kids at the Castle: Love Monsters | American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis | 9-10am | $8/family | 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.

2/16/19: Saturday Family Fun: Nature’s Valentines | Springbrook Nature Center | 10am-11am | FREE | Explore the trails, learn new skills, meet live animals and more. Dress to enjoy the weather. Activities geared towards K-8, but all are welcome.

2/16/19-2/18/19: Love in Bloom | Como Zoo, Saint Paul | 10am-4pm | FREE | Find “Love in Bloom” during Presidents’ Day Weekend At Como Park Zoo & Conservatory with conservation activities throughout the weekend.

2/17/19: King & Princess Dance | Moore Than Dance, Fridley | 3-5pm | $30/couple-family | Dads & daughters (Moms & sons too!) dressed up, dancing to live music, making memories that last forever. Join Moore Than Dance for this special event. Limited tickets available. Contact the studio to register today

2/22/19: Daddy Daughter Dance | Minnetonka Community Center | 6:30-8:30pm | $40/pair ($10 additional daughter) | Includes a pizza dinner and dessert and a photo booth.  Semi-formal attire is recommended. Pre-Register for Activity #2200301-01.

2/25/19: Pre-K Days: Love Bugs | Base Camp, Bloomington | 9am-Noon | $8/child ages 2-5 | Sessions include free play, circle time, games, story and a craft project – this month, come make a homemade Valentine. Pre-registration required

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


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