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Valentine's Day Events 2018

While every day is the perfect time to show your family how much you love them, celebrate the holiday of love with family-friendly, themed holiday events throughout the area.

For quick reference, look for colors & state abbreviations to find your area:

Friday, February 2

PA Kids’ Night Out: Clay Valentines Workshop at the Center on Central, Paoli, PA. Drop the kids off to learn the basics of pottery.


Saturday, February 3

PA Family Day of Clay: Heart Trinket Dishes at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. 


Sunday, February 4

PA First Sunday for Families: DIY Valentines at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Chadds Ford, PA.


Tuesday, February 6

NJ Kids' Valentine Picture Frame Craft Night at the Pop Shop, Collingswood, NJ.


Thursday, February 8

DE Love Me, Love Me Knot at Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth Beach, DE. Learn how to tie three Valentine’s-themed knots and tie one atop a decorative box to take home.


Friday, February 9

NJ Family Date Night at Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Includes aquarium admission, pizza, soda, an arcade voucher and treats. 

NJ SweetART Market at the Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton, NJ. The Valentine’s-themed market features jewelry, ceramics, glassware, treats and other forms of fine art.


Saturday, February 10

DE Bird Seed Valentines at Bellevue State Park, Wilmington, DE. 

NJ Creative Sparks: Paper Pulp Valentines at the Noyes Museum of Art, Hammonton, NJ. 

NJ Family Date Night at Jenkinson’s Aquarium, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ. Includes aquarium admission, pizza, soda, an arcade voucher and treats. 

DE Girl Scouts: For the Love of Animals at Brandywine Zoo, Wilmington, DE. Find out what it takes to care for pets and wild animals. 

NJ My Furry Valentine at the Chophouse, Gibbsboro, NJ.  Enjoy a meal with a view, mimosas, drink specials and raffles. Proceeds go toward rescuing and treating dogs in urgent need. 

PA Personalized Valentine Cookies Workshop at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA. Bring your little one to create heart-shaped cookies and decorate them for the holiday.

PA Share the Love on the Wheel at the Clay Studio, Phila. Learn the basics of working on the pottery wheel and decorate your creations with Valentine’s Day themes.

NJ SweetART Market at the Princeton Shopping Center, Princeton, NJ. The Valentine’s-themed market features jewelry, ceramics, glassware, treats and other forms of fine art.

PA Valentine Make-In at the Mindy Flexer Art School, Phila.

NJ Valentine's Day Visit with Princess Elsa at the Bellmawr Library, Bellmawr, NJ. 

PA Valentine’s Workshop for Kids at Pennypacker Mills, Schwenksville, PA. Make four crafts: a card with lacy doilies, a lavender sachet in a carry all, a quilt ornament and a “’bee” my Valentine hanging.

DE Victorine’s Valentine’s Day at the Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE. Families watch chocolate-making demos, create valentines and crafts, write verses with quill pen and snack on gingerbread. 


Sunday, February 11

DE Family Sunday: Art with Heart at the Delaware Contemporary, Wilmington, DE. Get inspired by contemporary artists to create your own masterpiece.

PA Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia, Phila.

PA Valentine's on Ice in Chestnut Hill, Phila. View nearly 20 custom ice sculptures crafted by performance ice-sculpting company Fear No Ice, then visit “heart-warming stations” to enjoy fire pits, wine & cheese tastings, hot drinks and snacks.

DE Victorian Valentine Tea at Rockwood Museum, Wilmington, DE. Hot tea, scones, tea sandwiches, a Victorian fashion show and a guided tour are all part of the fun.


Wednesday, February 14

PA Nature Valentines Workshop at Norristown Farm Park, E. Norriton, PA. Turn paper hearts into animals and make valentines.

PA Preschool Valentine’s Day Party at the Darlington Arts Center, Garnet Valley, PA. Activities include crafts and storytime.  

PA Sweetheart Skate at the Rothman Ice Rink, Phila. Buy one admission and get the second free.

PA Valentine's Day Date Night at Keystone Mini Golf and Arcade, Phila. Bring a date and you both receive a round of golf, wine, a rose and candy, while supplies last. 


Friday, February 16

DE Sweetheart Party at Gymboree Play & Music, Wilmington, DE. The art studio will be open for crafts, while the play space will be rife with activities.


Saturday, February 17

NJ Couples Competition at Elite Climbing, Maple Shade, NJ. 

PA Valentine’s Day Kids’ Nigh Out at the Elmwood Park Zoo, Norristown, PA. Drop the kids off to play games, make crafts, explore the zoo at night and see animals up-close.

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