14 Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles
Valentine’s Day, the day of love and friendship, is Friday, February 14th this year. While it is known as a romantic day for those who are in love, when you have children, it’s also time to celebrate as a family.
In honor of this special day, we’ve compiled a list of 14 Family Valentine’s Day Events in Los Angeles happening on the day itself or during the week leading up to it. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Fun on January 26th
Valentine’s Day Puppet Shows and Crafts
Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market
9300 Block of Civic Center Dr., Beverly Hills, CA
On Sunday, January 26th, families can enjoy special Valentine’s Day-themed puppet shows, story time, and crafts at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market. This event is sponsored by the Beverly Hills Public Library. Additionally, each Sunday features a Kids Fun Zoo including pony rides and a petting zoo. The Farmers’ Market is open from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Valentine’s Fun on February 8th
Kids Club Arts and Crafts: Valentine’s Day Craft: Metal Embossing
735 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90017
On Saturday, February 8th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, kids can participate in the free Kids Club Art Workshop offered at FIGat7th on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, kids will create “colorful, textured, heart-shaped art using metal foil.” Workshops are designed for children 3 and older.
15th Annual Tea & Tunes Luncheon
The Banning Museum
401 E. M Street, Wilmington, CA 90744
The Banning Museum hosts its 15th Annual Tea & Tunes Luncheon on Saturday, February 8th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. This special event features “an unforgettable afternoon of tea, a full buffet lunch and charming live music” all taking place in the Museum’s historic Stagecoach Barn. Each table is set with “the finest antiques and linens ensuring that no two tables look alike.” A “best hat contest” will also take place. Reservations are available online. ($75 each for non-members).
Valentine’s My PlayClub with Universal Studios
Rocket’s Universe Playground
10844 Acama St., North Hollywood, CA 91602
Families are invited to a special Valentines-themed “free inclusive play date for kids of all abilities and all ages” on Saturday, February 8th from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy entertainment, prizes, lots of fun activities, and more. The event is free, but families are encouraged to RSVP online.
Paint & Sip Valentine Tea Party
The Children’s Museum at La Habra
301 S. Euclid St., La Habra, CA 90631
The Children’s Museum at La Habra invites families to its Paint & Sip Valentine Tea Party happening on Saturday, February 8th from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. “Enjoy tea, cookies, and paint a beautiful canvas for that someone special!” The fee is $20 per person which includes Museum admission. Call 562-383-4236 for reservations.
Family Valentine Crafts
13535 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Show your love with some homemade valentine yummies made at BLVD’s Kitchen Family Valentine Crafts workshop on Saturday, February 8th (one session at 10:00 am and one at 2:00 pm). “You’ll make hand-rolled truffles, heart-shaped gummy candy, and more!” Registration information is available online.
Family Drop-In Program: Valentine Making
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108
Families can come to The Huntington on Saturday, February 8th from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for a special drop-in program. “Make your own valentines for friends and family, inspired by tokens of affection from centuries past.” This activity is included in general admission.
Valentine’s Day Fun on February 9th
Farm Sanctuary’s Valentine’s Day Event
5200 Escondido Canyon Rd., Acton, Ca 93510
Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter is hosting a special Valentine’s-themed event, on Sunday, February 9th. Families will have the chance to get to know rescued farm animals (including pigs, cattle, goats, and chickens). “This event will feature experiences and activities to make our guests feel loved, including sanctuary time with the animals, special take-home valentines, and a vegan lunch.” Check the website as more details and registration information become available.
Annual Valentine-Making, Bingo-Playing Community Dinner
6111 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Big Sunday is hosting its Annual Valentine-Making, Bingo-Playing Community Dinner on Sunday, February 9th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The goal of this special event is to make sure no one is forgotten on Valentine’s Day so participants will be making “cards and gift bags for thousands of shut-ins and people who are ailing or facing a tough time.” A community dinner will also be served to this all-ages event. RSVP online.
A Faery Hunt Valentine Tea Party
Tarzana Community and Cultural Center
19130 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana, CA 91356
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early with faeries on Sunday, February 9th at 11:30 am. Enjoy “English Tea sandwiches, shortbread cookies, faery fruit and veggies, and Fairy Tea.” Additionally, children will be delighted by time with the faeries including story time and lots of surprises. Check the website for details.
Valentine’s Day Fun on February 14th
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Friday, February 14th from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. A variety of special activities are planned on this special day including story time, art projects, a building activity, and more. All activities are included in general museum admission ($13.95 each).
Valentine’s Day at Grand Park: Lovers Rock
200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Grand Park on Friday, February 14th from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Grand Park will be transformed into a “12-acre urban oasis with mood lighting and curated music into the premier date spot for couples celebrating Valentine’s Day on a budget.” Bring your own picnic dinner, stroll around the fountain, and enjoy the historic views of downtown L.A.
Valentine’s Day Fun on February 15th-17th
Kids Corner: Love Bugs
Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden
301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
On Saturday, February 15th from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, families can enjoy a special Valentine’s Day-themed “Kids Corner” at The Arboretum. The day’s theme is “Love Bugs.” The fee is $15 for non-members. Check the website for more details as they become available.
Fill Your Heart With Art
Kidspace Children’s Museum
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103
Families can “Fill Your Heart with Art” at Kidspace Children’s Museum all weekend-long, Saturday, February 15th through Monday, February 17th (from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm each day). A variety of different art stations will be set up around the museum, so families can try out different mediums and different art-making techniques.