Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events


Events for you and your loved ones.

Chocolate Lovers Festival

February 1 & 2

This festival features a 3 day chocolate celebration. Among the events planned each year are the Taste of Chocolate, where vendors sell their wares to taste and purchase, the Chocolate Challenge and many more events. Old Town Hall, Fairfax, VA. festivalnet.com

Maple Sugaring

February 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 20, 22, 23 & 27

Experience the tradition of maple sugaring! Watch the maple sugaring process. See sap drip from trees and taste it. Watch us boil down the sap into sweet maple syrup. Then, sample the finished product. The tastiest family fun ever! Maple Sugaring Days programs run every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in February. Brookside Nature Center, Montgomery Parks, Wheaton, MD. montgomeryparks.org

Textiles: Valentine’s Heart Pillow

February 2

10:30-11:30 a.m. K-2nd Grade. Create the perfect Valentine’s gift while you learn to sew! Sew, stuff, and decorate a heart-shaped pillow for yourself or as a gift. Kid Museum, Bethesda, MD. kid-museum.org

Handmade Valentine Card Workshop

February 8

1 -2:30 p.m. Create one-of-a-kind valentines for someone special! Sign up the whole family for this fun workshop led by GRACE staff to make some fun, creative ornaments. (Please note: Parents will need to assist children with the creation of ornaments, and children must be accompanied by a participating adult). Greater Reston Arts Center, Reston, VA. restonarts.org

Make & Take Valentine’s

February 10

10:30-11:15 a.m. Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Come by and make some creative, fun and different valentine’s for family and friends. Southern Community Center, Lusby, MD. co.cal.md.us

Tiny Tot Celebration: Little Hearts Valentine’s Day

February 11

Calling all little hearts with lots of love! Join us for our fun-filled Valentine’s Day event. Little hearts will enjoy the morning exploring different hands-on stations, such as cookie and card decorating, while enjoying other activities. A small snack will be provided. Adult assistance and pre-registration are required. Thomas Farm Community Center, Rockville, MD. rockvillemd.gov

Twilight Tuesdays – Valentine’s Day Cards (with a message)

February 11

5-8 p.m. Friday is Valentine’s Day. Artist educator, Alma Robinson leads a family art workshop on designing valentine cards on the theme, Why I Love My Community. This program is part of the museum’s new Twilight Tuesdays series of drop-in programs. The museum is open until 8pm every Tuesday. No registration required. Light refreshments. Something is always happening on Twilight Tuesdays! Anacostia Community Museum, Washington, DC. anacostia.si.edu

Valentine’s Day Skate

February 14

4:45-6:15 p.m. Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Cabin John! Registered skaters can participate in the afternoon public skate session and join us in the party rooms to make valentines for their skating friends and family. Skaters under the age of 6 should have a parent participate in the public skating and craft portion of the program. Please register the child only. Fee includes skate rental, public skate admission, and crafts! Cabin John Ice Rink, Rockville, MD. facebook.com

Valentine’s Day Handi-hour Pop-Up

February 14

5-7 p.m. Celebrate friendship, love, and fun at our annual Valentine’s Day Handi-hour pop-up in SAAM’s dazzling Kogod Courtyard. Paper, scissors, stickers, glue, and more are provided for you to make the perfect sweet or snarky valentine. Free; registration recommended. Registration will open on January 24, 2020. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC. americanart.si.edu

Leesburg- Valentine’s Day Cookie Deco

February 15

4-6 p.m. Ages: 13+, tweens ages 10-12 accepted if accompanied by an adult who is also enrolled in the workshop. Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet… and so are Valentine cookies! In this class, Mayra Garcia from celebrateMe!, will teach you how to make the perfect Royal Icing consistency to fill and outline your Valentine Cookies. Each student will receive 10 pre-baked cookies ready to be decorated. Some of the designs include: Hearts, Flowers, Cupcakes and Teddy Bears. The workshop will last for 2 hours and will include a box to take your treats home in. All items and tools needed to decorate will be provided for use during the workshop only. This class can be a little messy so you’re encouraged to bring your own apron. ChefScape, Leesburg, VA. facebook.com

Families Unplugged: Nailed It! Valentine’s Treats

February 22

Children must register with an adult. Ages 5 and up. Test your sweet treat decorating skills at this fun and exciting Families Unplugged event. You and your family will bake cookies in a variety of Valentine’s Day shapes and participate in 3 fun decorating challenges. We request that you arrive on time as Families Unplugged is designed for families to participate in activities for the entirety of the program. To reduce waste we will utilize all designated supplies and materials during the class time. Walter Reed Community Center, Arlington, VA. parks.arlingtonva.us