Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events

Valentine’s Day isn’t about the flowers… or the chocolates… or even a fancy dinner for two. Instead it’s about spending time with the people you love most and being thankful for them. So, some aspect of your heartfelt holiday celebration should include the people you care about the most, especially your children. Take this Valentine’s Day to teach your kids about the lessons of love by taking them for their own Valentine’s date. Just a simple outing to the library to create a themed craft can cast a glow around this festival of hearts! 

Valentine’s Day Party

Lawrenceville Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, February 3

Who says parents should have the fun on Valentine’s Day? Let your little ones embrace their feelings of love at this free dance party. It’s an excellent opportunity to get those afternoon jitters out through singing and silly dancing.

Family Fun Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Class

Silvi’s Art Studio For Kids, February 10

Spend quality time with your children learning to decorate sugar cookies to look like hearts, teddy bears, and more. You’ll get four cookies to design, plus the icing and tools you need to create fun shapes and patterns. You’ll love making an edible masterpiece!

Bath Salt Workshop Valentine’s Day Gifts

12th Octave Studios, February 10

Create a bath salt jar to use on Valentine’s Day for a relaxing evening at home, or to gift to a loved one. Kids eight and older will choose from different colors and scents in this DIY activity. Plus, use this opportunity to teach the art of giving early and let your child make a jar for you while you make a jar for them.

We LOVE You (and Books Too)

Oakland Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, February 11

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh wants to show how much they appreciate you with a take and make activity for the kiddos. Stop by anytime from noon to 4 p.m. and work at your own pace to make a decorative Valentine’s themed piece for your home.

Valentine Princess Ball Cruise and Tour

Gateway Clipper Fleet, February 12

All little princesses are invited aboard the Gateway Clipper for a special ball in celebration of Valentine’s Day. Meet and take photos with your favorite princesses, play games for prizes, and boogie down with Disney royalty. 

Soul Sessions: Kindred the Family Soul

August Wilson African American Center, February 14

This family duo shows audiences the true meaning of a Kindred spirit. Married couple Fatin Dantzler and Aja Graydon spread their message of love and joy throughout the city of Pittsburgh at their family-friendly Valentine’s performance.

Family Valentine’s Event

Ruckus Coffee Gallery, February 17 

Warm your heart up with an evening of cozy sips and activity stations at Ruckus Coffee Gallery. Taste homemade treats, explore the hot chocolate bar, sit down for a peaceful storytime, and unleash your creativity with take and make crafts.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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