Valentine’s Day Events for Families in Southeast Michigan

There are loads of story times, crafts and other activities in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for Valentine's Day 2018. Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day isn’t all about couples. The whole family can get in on some love-themed activities in southeast Michigan with stories at local spots, Valentine arts and crafts and so much more. Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties are full of Valentine’s Day events in February 2018. Take a peek at this list and head out to the perfect activity to celebrate your 2018 Valentine’s Day.

Plus, don’t miss out on all of the adorable daddy-daughter dances in southeast Michigan!

Note: Some of these events require pre-registration, so be sure to call ahead to reserve your spot.

Mommy/Daddy and Me Heart Handprint Plate at Creative Arts Studio in Royal Oak

Feb. 3, 2018

  • Address: 114 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-544-2234
  • Times: 10 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $25/child (5 percent sibling discount)

Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit by making a handprint heart plate with your child. There will also be a story and painting, plus custom artists will add details and your child’s name to their creation. Register in advance.

Valentine’s Day Paint and Punch at Stony Creek Metropark in Shelby Township 

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Feb. 3, 2018 

  • Address: 4300 Main Park Dr., Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-781-4242
  • Times: 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $15/person, $10/parking

Kids celebrate Valentine’s Day by painting a Valentine-inspired snowy owl to take home. Cookies and Punch follow the craft. Good for ages 7-plus. Registration required.

Holiday Craft Night at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center in Dearborn

Feb. 6, 2018

  • Address: 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-943-2356
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday
  • Cost: $10/person

These craft nights happen on select Tuesdays throughout the year. Tonight, it’s time to make a Valentine-themed craft. All materials and snacks are provided in the cost of admission.

Heart Fest at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak 

Feb. 7 and 10, 2018

  • Address: 8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-541-5717
  • Times: noon-3 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday
  • Cost: Free with zoo admission: $15/adults 19-plus, $11/kids 2-18, free/under 2, $8/parking

This event features the zoo’s animal duos that “heart” each other, including Bruno and Mollie the penguins, Rusty and Suren the camels, Nuka and Talini the Polar Bears, Kaska and Wazi the wolves and many others.

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

Feb. 10, 2018

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

Kids of all ages – along with a parent to help with cutting! – can make a special craft for Valentine’s Day at the St. Clair Shores Public Library.

DIY Valentine’s Day Cards at the Dexter District Library 

Feb. 10, 2018

  • Address: 3255 Alpine St., Dexter
  • Phone: 734-426-4477
  • Times: 11 a.m.-noon Saturday
  • Cost: Free

Kids and teens are invited to the library to make a craft to give to their special Valentine.

Valentine Fairy Garden at Wolcott Mill Farm Center in Ray Township

Feb. 10, 2018

  • Address: 65775 Wolcott Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Times: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $20/person, $10/parking

Make a garden for some of your local fairies at this Valentine-themed craft. Good for ages 8-plus. Registration required.

Hearts of Love at Lake Erie Metropark’s Marshland Museum in Brownstown

Feb. 10, 2018 

  • Address: 32481 W Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-5020
  • Times: 10 a.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $3-$5, $10/parking

Learn how different animals pick their mates and then stitch a valentine together to give to your love. Registration required.

Valentine’s Day Make It Take It Craft at the WIlliam P. Faust Public Library in Westland 

Feb. 10, 2018 

  • Address: 6123 Central City Pkwy., Westland
  • Phone: 734-326-6123
  • Times: 2-3 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: Free

Make a very special gift for your very special someone at this drop-in event.

Valentine’s Day Houses at Wolcott Mill Historic Center in Ray Township

Feb. 11, 2018

  • Address: 64162 Kunstman Road, Ray Township
  • Phone: 586-752-5932
  • Times: 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $6/house, $10/parking

All of the baking supplies and edible decorations you need are provided for you to make a Valentine’s Day-themed gingerbread house. Advance registration required.

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

Feb. 11, 2018

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

TriceraTots Puppet Theatre presents this story of Valentine’s Day with Relish the Raccoon. Kids can make their own Valentine’s Day card and put together some popcorn bags after the show. Spaces are limited; pre-registration is required. Spaces are limited.

Hug a Horse on Valentine’s Day at Pretty Pony Pastures in Davisburg

Feb. 11, 2018

  • Address: 9160 Eagle Road, Davisburg
  • Phone: 248-634-7276
  • Times: 2-4:30 p.m. (you must choose a time slot) Sunday
  • Cost: $18

If your child loves horses, or is toying with the idea of horseback riding, bring him or her for a test ride. This is a great event for kids with special needs, too. For ages 4-12. Register ASAP in advance.

Tinkering For Tots: Valentine’s Craft at The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation in Dearborn 

Feb. 12, 2018

  • Address: 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-982-6001
  • Times: 10 a.m.-noon Monday
  • Cost: Free with museum admission: free/kids 4 and under, $17.25-$23, $6/parking

Tinkering for tots happen every month at the museum. Swing by in February for some Valentine’s crafts and fun for preschool-aged kids.

Valentine’s Day Fairy Tea at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom in Ann Arbor

Feb. 15, 2018

  • Address: 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-665-2757
  • Times: 1 and 4 p.m. Thursday
  • Cost: $11/person

This tea for children and families includes tea and cookies with “real” fairies, a story and more. Fairy attire is encouraged. Register ASAP in advance.

This post was originally published in 2017 and is updated regularly. 

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