Valentine’s Day Events for Chicago Families

Love is in the air with these local kid-friendly events in the city and suburbs.

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.

Service Project: Valentine’s Day Cards

Jan. 14-22, 2023

Teens in grades 7-12 can stop into Teen Central to create cards for Valentine’s Day and bookmarks to be included in Home Services deliveries. All supplies will be provided.

Valentine’s Day Cards for Hospitalized Kids

Jan. 17, 2023

Ages 6-12 can help brighten a hospitalized child’s day this Valentine’s Day. Cards will be sent for you. Registration required.

Creativity Corner: Valentine’s Day Cards

Feb. 2, 2023

Ages 3 and up can get creative at McKinley Park Branch with guided crafts and open art activities.

Quilling Fun: Valentine’s Day Cards

Feb. 4, 2023

Ages 10-13 can join the library for quilling with paper to make flowers and other things in time for Valentine’s Day. Registration required.

Valentine’s Day Craft

Feb. 4, 2023

Ages 6-13 can head to Scottsdale Branch to create a special Valentine for someone you love. The projects vary by degrees of difficulty.

Valentine’s Greeting Cards

Feb. 4, 2023

Teens can create unique Valentine’s Day greeting cards for their family and friends with instructor, Barbara Pisciotto. All supplies will be provided.

Victorian Valentines

Feb. 4, 11, 2023

Create a Victorian style Valentine for someone special using feathers, beads and bits of fabric. Registration required.

Hearts a Plenty

Feb. 6, 2023

Ages 3-12 can drop by and make a valentine for someone special. Supplies are available in the Children’s area. No registration required.

Valentine’s Day Crafts

Feb. 6, 2023

Ages 6-13 can join Ms. A and Mrs. Lina for crafts, treats and fun for Valentine’s Day. Registration required.

YOUmedia Crafternoon: Valentine’s Day Cards

Feb. 6, 2023

High School teens can create their own Valentine’s Day cards. Supplies and instructions will be provided.

Valentine’s Day Celebration

Feb. 7, 2023

Ages 3 and up can come out to Gage Park Branch to celebrate Valentine’s Day at the library with Valentine’s Day stories and activities. Registration required.

Valentine’s Day Stories and Craft

Feb. 7, 2023

Children of all ages can join the Clearing Branch for stories about Valentine’s Day and make a craft to take home. All materials are provided. Registration required.

DIY Valentines

Feb. 9, 2023

Teens in grades 8-12 can drop into the Lozano Branch to make their own special valentine for someone special.

DIY Valentines

Feb. 9, 2023

Teens in grades 8-12 can drop into the North Pulaski Branch to make their own special valentine for someone special.

Family Valentine Dance at Gompers

Feb. 10, 2023

Come out to the park for the annual Family Valentine’s Day Dance. It will have dancing, crafts, a DJ and photo opportunities. Food and beverages will be available to purchase. For all ages.

Sweetheart Valentines Dance at Eugene Field

Feb. 10, 2023

Bring your sweetheart to Eugene Field to dance the night away. Light refreshments will be served. For all ages.

Tots Valentine Party

Feb. 10, 2023

Ages 1-5 can enjoy some Valentine’s Day fun, specifically for their age.

Valentine’s Day Dance at Lake Shore

Feb. 10, 2023

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day Dance with your family where there’s dancing, treats and crafts. Also, bring a camera for the photo booth.

Origami at Archer Heights

Feb. 11, 2023

Teens can enjoy creating an origami heart this Valentine’s Day at the Archer Heights Branch. Registration required.

Valen-Slime Time

Feb. 11, 2023

Ages 6-13 can come out to West Lawn Branch to celebrate Valentine’s Day by experimenting and making valen-slime. Registration required.

Cocoa and Crafts

Feb. 12, 2023

Enjoy making Valentine’s Day crafts with your family while sipping on hot cocoa. For ages 3-13.

Valentine’s Sock Hop

Feb. 12, 2023

This Valentine’s Day Sock Hop features children’s activities including disco ball dancing, crafts, a photo booth, a scavenger hunt and an appearance by Ursa the Wonder Polar Bear.

I Love You To Pieces Craft!

Feb. 14, 2023

Families can come to the Geneva Public Library District will trace and create their own heart shaped Valentine’s Day craft.

Make a Valentine Treat Bag

Feb. 14, 2023

Come out to Jeffery Manor Branch to create your own Valentine treat bag made of fabric. Supplies will be given for this make and take activity. 

(No)Worry Hearts

Feb. 14, 2023

Ages 5 and up can create handcrafted worry hearts, which are small enough to fit in your pocket. Registration required. 

Valentine’s Day Candy Making

Feb. 14, 2023

Teens ages 12-18 can come out to Thurgood Marshall Branch to make their own Valentine’s Day candy. Make whatever flavor or color you want.

Valentine Day Celebration for Teens!

Feb. 14, 2023

Teens can enjoy a Valentine’s Day celebration with food, fun and card making. For ages 13-19.

Valentine’s Day Arts & Crafts at Eugene Field

Feb. 14, 2023

Ages 3-5 can enjoy making Valentine’s Day crafts at this event at Field (Eugene) Park.

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

Feb. 14, 2023

Stop by the reference desk at Edgebrook Branch to participate in the library’s scavenger hunt. Win a prize, while supplies last. For ages 4-plus.

Valentine’s Day Storytime & Craft

Feb. 14, 2023

Ages 2-6 can enjoy a Valentine’s story time with songs, stories and a special craft. Registration required.

Candy Bar Bingo

Feb. 16, 2023

Ages 8-12 will play for a chance to win Bingo. Participants must bring two regular-sized candy bars in exchange for two bingo cards.

Love Bug Dance

Feb. 16, 2023

Groove out with Bach to Rock’s family-friendly DJ, indulge in tasty treats from Fiammé, remember the evening with special photo ops, explore a variety of fun activities and play in the museum’s exhibits.

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