Valentine’s Day Events for Families in Southeast Michigan

There are loads of story times, crafts and Valentine's Day events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for Valentine's Day 2019. Enjoy!

Valentine's Day events for families

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!

In fact, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties are packed full of Valentine’s Day events for families in February 2019.

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. 

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating Class at The Friendship Factory in Rochester 

Feb. 1 and 8, 2019 

  • Address: The Friendship Factory, 210 W. University Drive, Suite 1, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-890-7277
  • Times: 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $30/person
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A professional baker shows kids ages 7-plus and grown-ups how to decorate a cookie fit for their Valentine. Registration required.

Vases for Valentines at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit 

Feb. 2, 2019 

  • Address: 10125 E Jefferson Ave, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-626-2000
  • Times: noon-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Call for details

Make a unique handcrafted vase or a DIY Valentine’s Day card and then explore the artwork on display.

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

Feb. 5, 2019

  • Address: 15801 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-943-2356
  • Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • 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.

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

Feb. 6, 2019

  • Address: 22500 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
  • Phone: 586-771-9020
  • Times: 5-8 p.m.
  • 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.

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

Feb. 9, 2019

  • Address: 114 W. Fourth St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-544-2234
  • Times: 10 a.m.
  • 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.

Chocolate Extravaganza in Downtown Chelsea 

Feb. 9, 2019 

  • Address: Downtown Chelsea area
  • Phone: 734-475-1145
  • Times: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free/admission; fees/items on sale

Treat your sweetie to chocolate delicacies, make a craft and check out local businesses at this annual.

Mother-Daughter Valentine’s Day Party at My Girl Party in Farmington Hills

Feb. 9, 2019 

  • Address: 32506 Northwestern Highway, Farmington Hills
  • Phone: 248-298-2220
  • Times: 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Cost: $30/couple; $18/additional child

Moms and daughters enjoy a day of pampering that includes sweet treats, crafts and games.

Valentine’s Family Fun Day at Beacon Park in Detroit 

Feb. 9, 2019 

  • Address: 1901 Grand River Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-566-8250
  • Times: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kids enjoy crafts, oversized games and a screening of The Princess and the Frog at 4 p.m.

Family Day: Hearts for Art! at the Cranbrook Art Museum in Bloomfield Hills 

Feb. 9, 2019 

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3323
  • Times: 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with museum admission: $6-$10

Under the instruction of a local artist, families will create a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s masterpiece.

Valentine’s Day Tea at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia 

Feb. 9, 2019 

  • Address: 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 248-477-7375
  • Times: 3-5 p.m.
  • Cost: $30/person

Taste a variety of finger foods as you sip on tea. All proceeds benefit the park. Advance tickets are required.

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

Feb. 10, 2019

  • Address: 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-0999
  • Times: 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $3-$5/child, free/adult (adult must accompany child)

Your puppet pals present the story of Valentine’s Day and offer a Valentine’s Day card craft after the show. Spaces are limited; pre-registration is required. Spaces are limited.

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

Feb. 14, 2019

  • 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.

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

Feb. 16, 2019

  • 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.

Looking for more romantic V-day events for just mom and dad? Check our our roundup of date night ideas for more. 

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