14 Family-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Los Angeles
Valentine’s Day, the day of love and friendship, is Thursday, February 14th. 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 or during Valentine’s Week.
Better Together: Farm Sanctuary’s Valentine’s Day Event
5200 Escondido Canyon Rd., Acton, Ca 93510
Farm Sanctuary’s Southern California Shelter is hosting Better Together, a Valentine’s-themed event, on Sunday, February 10th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Families will have the chance to get to know rescued farm animals (including pigs, cattle, goats, and chickens). Children will enjoy an animal love story, a photo booth, special take-home valentines, sanctuary time with the animals (they love gentle petting), a Vegan Valentine’s lunch, and more. Tickets are available online ($30 for adults, $15 for children 4-12), and the event is expected to sell out.
7th Annual Valentine-Making Community Dinner
6111 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
Big Sunday is hosting its 7th Annual Valentine-Making Community Dinner on Sunday, February 10th from 4:00 pm to 6:30 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 goodie treat boxes 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. And don’t forget to donate non-perishable food items which will help those at Covenant House. RSVP online.
Valentine’s Day Crafts
Vermont Square Branch Library
1201 W. 48th St., Los Angeles, CA 90037
Start off the week by working on some Valentine’s Day Crafts at the Vermont Square Branch Library on Monday, February 11th at 4:00 pm. Designed for adults and teens, this afternoon will give participants the chance to “make something sweet for your sweetheart.”
Happily Ever After Disney Classics: Lady and the Tramp
The El Capitan Theatre
6838 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028
The El Capitan Theatre is screening the family-favorite Disney film Lady and the Tramp from February 11th through February 18th. Showtime information is available online and advance tickets can be purchased online as well. The film is rated G and runs for 1 hour 16 minutes.
Teen Valentine Crafts
Los Feliz Branch Library
1874 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Teens are invited to create Valentine Crafts at the Los Feliz Branch Library on Tuesday, February 12th at 4:00 pm. Make gifts and cards for those you love, and make new friends while you’re there.
Head to the Junipero Serra Branch Library on Tuesday, February 12th at 4:30 pm for the chance to make Valentine’s Day cards for your sweeties. And if you can’t make it then, on Valentine’s Day at 4:00 pm the library is also hosting Valentine Creation Stations. Kids and teens will have fun creating special gifts for their loved ones. Snacks will also be provided at this event.
Victorian Valentine’s Cards
Angeles Mesa Branch Library
2700 W. 52nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90043
The Angeles Mesa Branch Library invites teens to “learn about the origins of Valentine’s Day and craft handmade cards featuring decoupage, poems, and decorative accents.” This event is scheduled for Wednesday, February 13th from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Valentine’s Day Craft
695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91101
Get ready for Valentine’s a day early at Vroman’s Bookstore, “Southern California’s Oldest and Largest Independent Bookstore.” Families are invited to a special Valentine’s Day-themed story time on Wednesday, February 13th at 10:30 am. And after the story, kids will be “creating some fun goodies for your Valentine.”
Valentine’s Day Clay Craft
Fairfax Branch Library
161 S. Gardner St., Los Angeles, CA 90036
The Fairfax Branch Library is hosting a Valentines Day Clay Craft on Wednesday, February 13th and Thursday, February 14th at 4:30 pm. This two-day event will give kids the chance to sculpt a clay figure on Wednesday and then return on Thursday to paint it and take it home.
Teen Valentine Fun
Donald Bruce Kaufman – Brentwood Branch Library
11820 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
If you’re closer to Brentwood, teens can participate in Valentines Fun at the Brentwood Branch Library on Wednesday, February 13th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Decorate Valentines Day cards for friends and family at this fun event.
Pretend City Children’s Museum
29 Hubble, Irvine, CA 92618
Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Pretend City Children’s Museum on Thursday, February 14th from 11:00 am to 4:00 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 ($13.75 each).
Valentine’s Day Cupcakes
630 W. 5th St., Los Angeles, CA 90071
The Central Library invites teens to celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday, February 14th from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Gather with friends, make new friends, and decorate cupcakes at this yummy special event.
Grand Park Lovers Rock – Valentine’s Day
200 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012
Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Grand Park on Thursday, February 14th from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. This free event includes “the soulful vibes of Lovers Rock reggae.” Bring your own picnic dinner or take advantage of the food trucks that will be on site. Stroll through Grand Park, enjoy the fountain, and bask in the romance. There will also be a complimentary photo booth and a family-friendly Valentine craft activity available (for a small fee).
Hearts and Hugs Date with Dad
American Girl Place – The Grove
189 The Grove Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dads and daughters (ages 8 and up) are invited to a special event at the American Girl Place on Friday, February 15th from 5:45 pm to 7:00 pm. The evening begins with a fresh-cut flower for the young lady, includes a fun dice game and crafts, a meal in the store’s restaurant, and more. Reservations are $38 per person and can be made online. Reservations are required for this event.
Just For Moms & Dads
Romantic Horseback Ride, Buffet Meal & Champagne
LA Equestrian Center
480 West Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA 91506
Click on our Goldstar Affiliate Link for discount tickets!
This Valentine’s weekend, in collaboration with Hollywood Trail Rides, the iconic Los Angeles Equestrian Center offers a romantic all-inclusive experience for couples. Lovebirds of all skill levels enjoy a semi-private guided one-hour horseback ride through the Hollywood Hills on Griffith Park’s lush trails. Flutes of champagne, decadent chocolate treats and a photo op with your four-legged companion await on your return. To cap off the enchanting excursion, Calamigos Equestrian’s in-house chefs serve a gourmet buffet-style meal in the privacy of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center’s Grand Prix Terrace, where a romantic soundtrack, twinkling lights, palm trees and a rocky fountain wall set a beautiful and memorable scene.