Valentine’s Day Family Events in Southeast Michigan

Spread the love in February 2014 with loads of dances, activities and more fun for parents and kids in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties

Valentines Day Events in Southeast Michigan

Ah, Valentine’s Day. It’s the day to celebrate love on Feb. 14 – and all month long. Metro Parent rounded up the top events in southeast Michigan for families to enjoy during the season of love, including daddy-daughter dances, mom-son shindigs, cool library events and much more. Take a peek at the festivities happening near your neighborhood. Don’t forget: Some require advance registration, so be sure to call ahead to reserve your spot!

Daddy Daughter Dance at the Costick Center in Farmington Hills

Jan. 31-Feb. 1, 2014

  • Address: 28600 W. 11 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-473-1800
  • Times: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $9/residents, $14/non residents

The annual shebang returns and features dancing, refreshments and more for girls ages 3-12 and their favorite guy!

Daddy Daughter Dance at the Richard A. Young Recreation Center in Dearborn Heights

Feb. 1, 2014

  • Address: 5400 McKinley St., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-277-7080
  • Times: 7-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $15/couple (residents), $17/couple (nonresidents), $6/additional daughter

Whether you’re a dad, grandpa or uncle – you can bring that special girl in your life to this dance, which also includes a gift to commemorate the evening. For ages 3-17. Register.

Valentine’s Dance and Pizza Party and Milford Cooperative Preschool

Feb. 7, 2014

  • Address: 525 Hickory St., Milford
  • Phone: 248-245-4479
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $8/person, $35/family

Milford Cooperative Preschool hosts this pre-Valentine’s Day shindig, which features dancing, pizza and a sundae bar. Bring the entire family to celebrate.

Music of the Heart at the Dexter District Library

Feb. 7, 2014

  • Address: 3255 Alpine St., Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-4477
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Harpist, singer and storyteller Carol Kappus presents a special Valentine-time program for families at this Washtenaw County spot.

Sweetheart Date Night at the Oak Park Community Center

Feb. 7, 2014

  • Address: 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park
  • Phone: 248-544-6767
  • Times: 7-9 p.m.
  • Cost: $10/person

The recreation departments in Ferndale and Oak Park team up for this dance, which is fun for dads and daughters. The evening starts out with a pre-dance dinner at The Emory in Ferndale, followed by dancing, music and more. Register by Feb. 4 to attend this event.

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance at the Troy Community Center

Feb. 7, 2014

  • Address: 3179 Livernois Road, Troy
  • Phone: 248-524-3483
  • Times: 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Residents: $30/couple, $12/additional daughter; nonresidents: $40/couple, $14/additional daughter

Dads and their gals will enjoy an evening of music and dancing, photo ops and pizza at this Oakland County spot. Register ASAP in advance.

Butterfly Ball at Summit on the Park in Canton

Feb. 7-8, 2014

  • Address: 46000 Summit Parkway, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Times: 6:30 p.m. Friday, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $10/residents, $13/nonresidents

It’s Canton’s annual daddy-daughter dance and it returns once again this year – and features dancing, a butterfly souvenir, a balloon drop and more. Semi-formal or dressy/casual attire is required. Tickets for this event must be purchased by Feb. 3.

Daddy Daughter Valentine Ball at the Saline Recreation Center

Feb. 7-8, 2014

  • Address: 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-3502
  • Times: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $25/couple, $6/additional daughter

A DJ, photos, prizes and light refreshments are all part of the festivities. There’s a balloon drop, too. Be sure to register ASAP – this event sells out each year and there are no sales at the door.

Valentine’s Day Ball at the Lamaze Family Center in Ann Arbor

Feb. 8, 2014

  • Address: 2855 Boardwalk St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-973-1014
  • Times: 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Cost: $10/child

Parents are welcome to bring their little ones – ages 6 months to 3 years – to this Ann Arbor spot to make a holiday craft, read a Valentine’s Day book, sing, dance and much more. There will also be a Valentine-themed snack for the kiddies.

Valentine’s Day Drop-in Craft at the St. Clair Shores Public Library

Feb. 8, 2014

  • Address: 22500 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
  • Phone: 586-771-9020
  • Times: 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kids ages 3-plus – along with a parent to help with cutting! – can make a special craft for Valentine’s Day.

Daddy Daughter Dance at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn

Feb. 8, 2014

  • Address: 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-943-2354
  • Times: 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $15/person (purchase by Feb. 6)

Girls – ages 12 and under – along with their dads will experience the Wild, Wild West (that’s this year’s theme!) during this event, presented by the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department. Girls get a keepsake to take home – plus you’ll enjoy music, pizza, cupcakes and more.

Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Dance at the Livonia Elks Lodge

Feb. 8, 2014

  • Address: 31117 Plymouth Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 734-466-2410
  • Times: 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $10/couple, $5/additional daughter

Dads, take your girls out for a night of fun – including music and dancing. There are contests, souvenir photos and more. Register in advance for this event.

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Daddy and Daughter Dance at Cherry Creek Banquet Center in Shelby Township

Feb. 8, 2014

  • Address: 5200 Cherry Creek Drive, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-731-0300
  • Times: 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $40/couple (residents), $14/additional daughter; add $10/family (nonresidents)

Shelby Parks and Recreation sponsors this event, which features a buffet dinner, dancing and a special gift. Register by Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Daddy-Daughter Dance at City Hall Atrium in Warren

Feb. 8, 2014

  • Address: City Hall Atrium, 1 City Square, Warren
  • Phone: 586-268-8400
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $8/residents, $13/nonresidents, $6/additional daughter

Dance the night away with your darling little girl. She’ll love dressing up and spending time with the leading man in her life. Girls ages 4-12 can have a ball at this annual event. Register ASAP in advance.

Daddy Daughter Date Night at the Richard A. Young Recreation Center in Dearborn Heights

Feb. 8, 2014

  • Address: 5400 McKinley St., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-277-7080
  • Times: 7 p.m.
  • Cost: $15/couple (residents), $17/couple (nonresidents), $6/additional daughter

This 25th annual event features square dancing, punch and cookies, a special souvenir and more. Girls ages 3-17 are welcome to take part in the festivities – along with dad, of course!

A Story of Valentine’s Day at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve in Rochester

Feb. 9, 2014

  • Address: 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-0999
  • Times: 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $5/child, free/adult (adult must accompany child)

TriceraTots Puppet Theatre presents this story of Valentine’s Day with Relish the Raccoon. After the performance, kids get to make their own holiday card and put together some popcorn bags. Spaces are limited; call to register for a spot ASAP in advance.

Parent and Child Workshop: Be My Valentine at Ann Arbor Cooks!

Feb. 9, 2014

  • Address: 5060 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-645-1030
  • Times: 1-3:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $65/parent and one child, $85/parent and two children

Here’s a little something different to get pumped for the holiday: a Valentine-themed cooking class for parents and their kids ages 6-plus. The workshop is all about pink and chocolate! And the best part? You get to take the leftovers home.

Make a Valentine’s Heart Craft at the Arab American National Museum

Feb. 9, 2014

  • Address: 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-582-2266
  • Times: 2-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Celebrate love a bit early with this crafting activity for kids ages 6-12. Kids will create 3D paper hearts and assemble a decorative mobile. Reserve your spot for this event.

St. Clair Shores Dance at Blossom Heath Inn

Feb. 9, 2014

  • Address: 24800 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores
  • Phone: 586-445-5350
  • Times: 2-5 p.m.
  • Cost: $50/couple, $20/additional daughter

Dads and daughters can spend the late afternoon at this V-Day shebang complete with music, lunch and a keepsake photo. Register ASAP, as this event sells out.

Macy’s 2nd Monday at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn

Feb. 10, 2014

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-6001
  • Times: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $17/adults, $12.50/ages 5-12, free/4 and under

This Dearborn landmark welcomes families to a day of fun including storytelling, entertainment and hands-on activities, including a piece of take-home artwork for the holiday of love.

Mother Son Sweetheart Dance at Crystal Gardens in Howell

Feb. 12, 2014

  • Address: 5768 E. Grand River Ave., Howell
  • Phone: 517-546-0693
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20/couple, $6/additional

Moms and their princes can hit up this Howell venue for dancing, sweet treats, punch and a special keepsake to take home. There are photo ops, too, for an additional charge. Purchase your tickets in advance. Deadline to register is Feb. 9.

Daddy Daughter Dance at the Wayne Community Center

Feb. 13, 2014

  • Address: 4635 Howe Road, Wayne
  • Phone: 734-721-7400
  • Times: 6-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Residents: $12/couple, $16/dad and two daughters; nonresidents: $13/couple, $18/dad and two daughters

Dads can spend time with their sweethearts at this annual shindig, which features music, snacks and a photo op.

Teen Valentine Chocolate at the Royal Oak Public Library

Feb. 13, 2014

  • Address: 222 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-246-3725
  • Times: 6:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Middle and high school students can make valentine chocolates at this local library. You’ll melt chocolate and choose your favorite molds to make candy. Materials are provided. Registration is limited to 20 people.

Chocolate Fun at the Milford Public Library

Feb. 13, 2014

  • Address: 330 Family Drive, Milford
  • Phone: 248-684-0845
  • Times: 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Chocolate, games, trivia and prizes – that’s how families can celebrate the holiday at the Milford Public Library. Registration began on Jan. 30, so be sure to call ahead to secure your spot.

Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance at Crystal Gardens in Howell

Feb. 13, 2014

  • Address: 5768 E. Grand River Ave., Howell
  • Phone: 517-546-0693
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $20/couple, $6/additional child

Dancing, cookies, punch and a special gift – that’s what in store for dad and his special gal at this annual shebang. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Deadline to register is Feb. 9.

Coneys by Candlelight at American Coney Island in Detroit

Feb. 14, 2014

  • Address: 114 W. Lafayette Blvd., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-961-7758
  • Times: 6-9 p.m.
  • Cost: Cost of coney purchase; free/roses and Just Baked cupcakes

Whether you’re looking for a night out with your main squeeze or plan to take all your sweeties along, this Detroit restaurant offers a delicious – and cost efficient! – chance to enjoy the holiday. You’ll receive a rose and a cupcake from Just Baked, too.

Love Gone Wild at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak

Feb. 14, 2014

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Times: 6:30-10 p.m.
  • Cost: $75/members, $85/nonmembers

Whether you’re single or with your sweetie, adults ages 21-plus can head to the Detroit Zoo for this annual Valentine’s Day event, which features sexy stories and gives you a glimpse into the love lives of animals. Enjoy a strolling dinner and delicious desserts, too.

Casablanca at the Redford Theatre in Detroit

Feb. 14-15, 2014

  • Address: 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-537-2560
  • Times: 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: Free

The Redford Theatre offers a special for Valentine’s weekend – free admission for all! Enjoy this classic film at this historic landmark in the city of Detroit.

Barn Dance at Kensington Metropark Farm Center in Milford

Feb. 15, 2014

  • Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
  • Phone: 248-684-8632
  • Times: 6-10 p.m.
  • Cost: $8/advance, $10/at door

Moms and sons, dads and daughters – all are welcome to attend this barn dance at this Oakland County Metropark. There will be square dancing and refreshments.

Sweetheart Ball at the Richard A. Young Recreation Center in Dearborn Heights

Feb. 15, 2014

  • Address: 5400 McKinley St., Dearborn Heights
  • Phone: 313-277-7080
  • Times: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $15/couple (residents), $17/couple (nonresidents), $6/additional son

Moms and their favorite guy – or guys – can head to this Dearborn Heights dance for music, refreshments and a special gift. For boys ages 3-12. Register in advance.

Valentine’s Day Doll Lunch & Expo at King’s Court Castle in Lake Orion

Feb. 16, 2014

  • Address: 2325 Joslyn Court, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-391-1900
  • Times: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Cost: $17/person

Pink punch, cake pops and crafts – that’s what’s in store for your kids. Plus, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., the American Girl Doll Exchange/Trade Show will be taking place (admission to this event is $2), so be sure to check it out before or after lunch!

Daddy Daughter Dance at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center in Ann Arbor

Feb. 22, 2014

  • Address: 2960 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-971-6355
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $8/person

Valentine’s Day may be over, but you can celebrate love all month long – and this chance for daddy and his special girl to hit the town features dancing, light refreshments and a souvenir. Register by Friday, Feb. 21.

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