Valentine’s Day Events for Families in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

There are loads of story times, crafts and Valentine's Day events for families in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties for Valentine's Day 2020. Enjoy!

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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 2020.

Take a peek at this list and head out to the perfect activity to celebrate your 2020 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. 1, 2020

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  • 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.

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

Feb. 7, 2020

  • Address: 333 N. Hill Circle, Rochester
  • Phone: 248-656-0999
  • Times: 10-11 a.m.
  • Cost: $3-$5/child, free/adult (adult must accompany child)

Your puppet pals attempt to win a hug from their friends and offer a Valentine’s Day card craft after the show. Spaces are limited; pre-registration is required. Spaces are limited.

Chocolate Extravaganza in Downtown Chelsea

Feb. 8, 2020

  • Address: Downtown Chelsea area
  • Phone: 734-475-1145
  • Times: 10 a.m.-10 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.

Valentine’s Day Tea at Greenmead Historical Park in Livonia

Feb. 8, 2020

  • 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.

My Little Valentine: A Cupcake Decorating Event at Studio Dance Detroit in Hazel Park

Feb. 9, 2020

  • Address: Studio Dance Detroit, 410 E. Nine Mile Road, Hazel Park
  • Phone: 313-288-9691
  • Times: 3-4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $15

Each child will get four cupcakes to decorate and take home! Tickets are required for anyone wanting to decorate cupcakes. Parents do not need to purchase a ticket unless they want to decorate their own set of cupcakes.

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

Feb. 11, 2020

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3323
  • Times: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with museum admission: $6-$10

Pick up a heart from the front desk and declare your love for a piece of art in the museum.

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

Feb. 12, 2020

  • Address: 22500 11 Mile Road, St. Clair Shores
  • Phone: 586-771-9020
  • Times: 5:30-8 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.

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

Feb. 13, 2020

  • Address: 114 S. Main St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-665-2757
  • Times: 1 and 4:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $12/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.

Stupid Cupid Party at the Brighton District Library

Feb. 13, 2020

  • Address: Brighton District Library, 100 Library Drive, Brighton
  • Phone: 810-229-6571
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Are you stick of all the lovey-dovey Valentine’s Day stuff? Enjoy an anti-Valentine’s Day party that comes complete with broken heart cookies, games, and more. Aimed at kids in grades 7-12. Registration required.

Cookies and Cocoa: Valentine’s Day Edition at Sweetwaters Coffee and Tea in Canton

Feb. 14, 2020

  • Address: Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, 302 N. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-335-3835
  • Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Cost: $5

Get a hot chocolate, a sugar cookie to decorate, and the opportunity to make a valentine.

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

Feb. 15, 2020

  • Address: 9160 Eagle Road, Davisburg
  • Phone: 248-634-7276
  • Times: 2-4:30 p.m. (you must choose a time slot)
  • Cost: $20

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.

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