Valentine’s Day Events for Chicago Families

Love is in the air with these local, kid-friendly events.

Love is the air! We can all use some more love in our lives and there are plenty of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

In Chicago and suburbs, many businesses are finding fun ways to spread the love. We shared some of our Valentine’s Day picks below and you can find even more family events listed in our calendar.

Be My Valentine! Painting Party

Feb. 8, 2022

Enjoy Oak Lawn’s Valentine’s Painting Party for kids ages 6-12 years old. Celebrate V-Day with a painting party in the art room at the Oak View Center. Take home your very own acrylic painting. All materials provided.

Valentine Stories and Crafts

Feb. 8, 2022

Children ages 4 and older will be able to hear Valentine’s Day stories and make crafts. Registration required.

Calligraphy: For Your Valentine

Feb. 9, 2022

  • Address: Blue Island Public Library, 2433 York Street, Blue Island

Learn how to use materials, different lettering styles and techniques. This will be a hybrid event and will be offered virtual and in-person. Pick up your calligraphy packet in the Tech Annex of the library.

Citywide After School: Creative Valentine’s Day Cards

Feb. 9, 2022

  • Hosted by: Back of the Yards Branch, Chicago Public Library

Kids ages 6-12 will be able to join librarian Corina from the Back of the Yards Branch virtually to make some creative Valentine’s Day cards. Registration required.

Valentines Love Bugs

Feb. 9, 2022

Kids ages 3 and older will be able to show someone a little kindness with this fun and adorable pom-pom love bug craft.

Valentine’s Stories

Feb. 9, 2022

Join the library for some stories about Valentine’s Day and grab a craft bag to take home for yourself or to give to someone special. Children of all ages and an adult are invited. Registration required.

Let’s Make Valentines!

Feb. 10, 2022

Kids ages 2 and up can drop by and make valentines for friends and family. Supplies will be available for them in the children’s area.

Valentine’s Day Festival at Anderson

Feb. 11, 2022

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at this fest full of music, cards and sweets. Great for ages 6-plus.

Virtual Valentine’s Victorian Tea  

Feb. 12, 2022

  • Hosted by: Lombard Historical Society

Enjoy an afternoon of tea and sweets while learning about the traditions of Victorian Valentine’s Day. Registration required. Participants will be emailed a Zoom link after registering, along with tea and menu suggestions.

Laurie Berkner’s Valentine’s Day Party Virtual Concert

Feb. 13, 2022

  • Hosted By: Laurie Berkner

Watch an interactive, virtual performance for the whole family. Sing, dance and play games through your device with children’s musician, Laurie Berkner as she performs.

Minnie Helping Hearts

Feb. 13, 2022

Kids will be able to see that the Happy Helper, Minnie and Daisy can complete any task, whether they are babysitters, personal assistants or cruise ship directors leading the Valentine’s Day dance contest.

V is for Valentine’s Day Story Time

Feb. 14, 2022

  • Hosted by: Chicago Public Library

This Valentine’s Day story time will take place over Zoom. Join the library for fun friendship stories with fun lovable characters. You will also make a valentine after the story. Great for families with children ages 9 and under.

ValenSLIME Party

Feb. 14, 2022

  • Hosted by: Sherman Park Branch, Chicago Public Library

Go on a virtual valentine scavenger hunt, play a valentine game, make a valentine card and make valentine slime! Grab and Go ValenSLIME Party Kits will be available for pick up at the Sherman Park Branch starting Feb. 7 while supplies last.

Valentine’s Day Crafts at Maplewood

Feb. 14, 2022

Kids ages 3-6 will get crafty for Valentine’s Day. Attendees ages 2 and older must wear a facemask at the event.

Valentine’s Day Story and Craft

Feb. 14, 2022

Children ages 3-8 will join the Brighton Park Branch for a Valentine’s Day story and a craft afterwards. Registration required.

Valentine Tiger Craft

Feb. 14, 2022

  • Hosted by: Chicago Public Library

Children ages 4 and up will learn how to turn ordinary, inexpensive craft foam hearts into one-of-a-kind tiger-themed pieces! Registration required.


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