101 Daddy Daughter Dances, Mother Son Night Out, and Other Valentine’s Day Events

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Valentine’s Day is filled with opportunities to spread love and kindness to all the people in your lives. Mother Son Nights or Daddy Daughter Dances are special evenings with your littlest sweethearts. We even spy a few family dances in our list, too. You’ll dine, you’ll dance, and you’ll have the time of your lives. We’ve also gathered Valentine’s events and to-go craft kits for extra ways to celebrate before the big day.

P.S.: Looking for Valentine’s ideas of the romantic kind? Check out Jondra’s amazing list of 100+ Date Night Ideas!

Downtown Downers Grove Ice Festival

Downtown Downers Grove Ice Festival, February 2-4, 2024. Ice Sculptures Lining the Streets, Live Carving Demonstrations.

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February 2-4, 2024 | Carving demonstrations Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 3pm

Grab the family for a fun winter weekend! The Annual Ice Fest Downtown Downers Grove will be held February 2-4, 2024. Enjoy live ice carving demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm at the Main Street Train Station.

More than 50 creative ice sculptures that will line the sidewalks downtown Downers Grove. Keep your eye out for a leprechaun, kissing booth, bean bag toss, castle, cactus, Eiffel tower and many other beautiful art ice sculptures. Make sure to stop in your favorite boutiques, cafes and restaurants while enjoying the sculptures.

Find more details here.

2024 Valentine Events and Parent-Child Dates and Dances

Dance the night away, stop by the photo booth, enjoy sweet treats, and so much more at these fun-filled events for everyone in your family. Registration is required for nearly all of these events, so check the details now before the deadline is here.

Daddy-Daughter, Mother-Son, and Parent-Child Dances and Events in the West Suburbs

Mom Son Olympic Challenge Night (Warrenville)
January 12, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Ultimate Princess Party (Darien)
January 26, 2024 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Grandparent and Me Winter Tea (Glen Ellyn)
January 27, 2024 | 10:00am – 11:15am

Daddy Daughter Dance (Warrenville)
February 2, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Enchanted Ball (Woodridge)
February 2, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Daughter Date Night (Lemont)
February 2, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

VIP and Me “Under the Stars” Dance (Lombard)
February 2, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Dinner Dance (Oswego)
February 2, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
February 3, 2024 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Ties and Tiaras (Batavia)
February 2, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Enchanted Evening (Glen Ellyn)
February 2, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddies, Dance, and Doughnuts (Oswego)
February 3, 2024 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

Light Up The Night Parent and Child Dance (Downers Grove)
February 3, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sweetheart Dance (Oswego)
February 3, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Little Sweetheart Dance (Western Springs)
February 4, 2024 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Daddy Daughter Valentine’s Day Dinner (Gia Mia Downers Grove)
February 7
Hosted by Dads of Steele

Love Bug Dance (DuPage Children’s Museum, Naperville)
February 8, 2024 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Daddy Daughter Date Night (Darien)
February 8, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Date Night (La Grange Park)
February 9, 2024 | 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Dance – Under the Sea (Burr Ridge)
February 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Daughters Dance (Carol Stream Park District)
February 9, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Daddy Daughter Evening (North Riverside)
February 9, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Parent Child Valentine’s Dance (Berkeley)
February 9, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Winter Wonderland Daddy Daughter Dance (North Riverside)
February 9, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Princess Tea with Grandma and Me (Aurora)
February 10, 2024 | 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Darling and Dapper Valentine Party (La Grange Area Historical Society)
February 10 and 11, 2024 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a 1920’s twist. Dancing, refreshments, and activities. Register in advance.

Pops and Lollies Date Night (Lisle)
February 10, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Westmont)
February 16, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Riverside)
February 16, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Daddy and Daughter Dance (Woodridge)
February 16, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

A Night With My Prince (Aurora)
February 17, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Daughter Date Night (Geneva)
February 18, 2024 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Mother Son Super Night Out (Oswego)
February 23, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Bowties and Tiaras (Wheaton)
February 23, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mommy Son Date Night (Clarendon Hills)
February 23, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Tropical Ball Family Dance (Forest Park)
February 23, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Lombard)
February 23, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
February 24, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (St. Charles)
February 24, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy-Daughter Date Night (Clarendon Hills)
March 1, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Parent Child Family Dance (La Grange)
March 1, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mother Son Magic Night (La Grange Park)
March 8, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Fun With Your Son Night (Geneva)
March 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Lads and Ladies Date Night (Lisle)
March 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mom and Son Dance (Woodridge)
March 15, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Mother Son Superhero Bash (North Riverside)
March 15, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Date Night Dance (Berwyn)
April 5, 2024 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Princess Ball (Berwyn)
April 12, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Small and Tall Ball (Winfield)
April 12, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Mom and Son Night (Villa Park)
May 10, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Dad and Daughter Date Night (Blackberry Farm, Aurora)
May 17, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Daddy-Daughter, Mother-Son, and Parent-Child Dances and Events in the Northwest Suburbs

Mother Son Night Out (Franklin Park)
January 13, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Reptiles and Royalty (Rolling Meadows)
January 20, 2024 | 9:30am – 11:30am

Daddy Daughter Dance (Inverness)
January 26, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Family Night Out Dance: Candy Land Carnival (Hoffman Estates)
January 27, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sweetheart Ball (Palatine)
February 2, 2024 | 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Family Valentine’s Dance (Prospect Heights)
February 2, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Son and Me Magic Night (Park Ridge)
February 2, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:45pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Franklin Park)
February 2, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Sweetheart Ball (Palatine)
February 3, 2024 | 4:30pm – 9:00pm

Sweetheart Ball (Bensenville)
February 3, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Boots and Beauties (Wood Dale)
February 8, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Date Night (Palatine)
February 8, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sweetheart Dance (Elk Grove Village)
February 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Daddy Daughter “Under the Sea” Date Night (Medinah)
February 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:15pm

Daddy Daughter Disco Rodeo (Roselle)
February 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Father Daughter Dance (Rosemont)
February 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Valentine’s Dance (Addison)
February 9, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Sweetheart Tea (Arlington Heights)
February 10, 2024 | 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Royal Ball (Des Plaines)
February 10, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Barbie-Themed Daddy Daughter Dance (Schaumburg)
February 16, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Daddy-Daughter Dance (Streamwood)
February 16, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Family Night Out Dance: Sports Spectacular (Hoffman Estates)
February 17, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Valentine’s Day Dance and Dessert (Arlington Heights)
February 17, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Superhero and Princess Party (Buffalo Grove)
February 23, 2024 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Daughter Date Night Glow Dance (Bloomingdale)
February 23, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Medieval Times Mother Son Dance (Glendale Heights)
February 23, 2024 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Medieval Times Daddy Daughter Dance (Glendale Heights)
February 24, 2024 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Superhero Family Date Night (Wheeling)
February 24, 2024 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daughter and Me Royal Princess Ball (Park Ridge)
March 1, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mother Son Dance: Let’s Glow Crazy (Schaumburg)
March 8, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Mother and Son Bowling (Rosemont)
March 16, 2024 | 11:30am – 1:30pm

2024 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events

Origami Club, Juniors (Aurora)
February 1, 2024 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Make origami hearts at the Santori Library.

Cupcakes and Cupids (Roselle)
February 2, 2024 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Make cards, eat special treats and play Valentine’s games. Register in advance.

Victorian Valentines (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
February 3 and 10, 2024 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Free event but registration is required. Create your own Victorian-style valentines in a fun, afternoon workshop using treasured keepsakes, incorporating feathers, beads, and bits of fabric. The Museum also offers Victorian Valentines Craft Pick Up if you’d prefer to do them on your own time at home for a $15 fee.

Victorian Valentine’s Workshop (Elmhurst)
February 4, 2024 | 11:00am – 2:00pm
Elmhurst History Museum is offering Valentine-making stations, with a dose of history about this annual holiday. Advance registration available online.

Be My Valentine (Mount Prospect)
February 4, 2024 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Create homemade gifts at the Art Studio. Register in advance.

Sweet and Treats (Darien)
February 7, 2024 | 4:30pm – 6:00pm
All little bakers will have their own home treats they made. There will also be crafts included in registration.

Valentine’s Day Card Decorating Party (Bensenville)
February 7, 2024 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating crafts for your friends, family, and classmates.

Be My Valentine Party (Aurora)
February 8, 2024 | 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Make cards and enjoy treats at this bilingual love-themed program offered at Santori Library.

Valentine’s Day BINGO (Woodridge)
February 9, 2024 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Register in advance for fun at the Woodridge Public Library.

Valentine Family Pizza and Bingo Night (Prospect Heights)
February 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Play games and enjoy food together at this family event. Register in advance.

Milk and Cookies Art Party (Berwyn)
February 9, 2024 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Kids will create Valentine crafts, enjoy pizza, and celebrate the night with milk and cookies. Register in advance.

XOXO Valentine’s Day Event (Little Fox Clubhouse, Yorkville)
February 10, 2024 | 9:30am – 11:30am
Register in advance for open play and special Valentine’s Day activities.

Valentine Dessert Decorating (Berwyn)
February 10, 2024 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Get creative decorating sweet treats with the Berwyn Park District. Register in advance.

Heart Storycraft (Indian Prairie Public Library, Darien)
February 10, 2024 | 10:00am – 10:30am
Listen to love-themed storytime. Register in advance.

Valentine’s Bash (Park Ridge)
February 10, 2024 | 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Splash around at Centennial Fitness Center Pool with Valentine’s activities and giveaways. Register in advance.

Vintage Valentines (Elk Grove Village)
February 10, 2024 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Create custom valentines inspired by valentines created in the early 20th century. Register in advance.

Valentine’s Hearts and Crafts (Wheeling)
February 10, 2024 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Register in advance for valentine crafts, games and treats with the Wheeling Park District.

Scavenger Hunt: Love Your Library (Bensenville Public Library)
February 11 – 17, 2024 | all day
Visit the Youth Services Department to find hidden Valentines all throughout the week.

Studio 60056: Valentines Day (Mount Prospect)
February 12, 2024 | 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Get creative with love-inspired designs at the Mount Prospect Public Library.

Valentine Workshop (La Grange Public Library)
February 12, 2024 | 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Make cards for the special people in your life.

Valentine’s Party with the Animals (Park Ridge)
February 12 and 13, 2024 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Visit the Wildwood Nature Center for loving activities with the animals. Register in advance.

Valentine’s Day Storytime and Craft (Palatine)
February 13, 2024 | 10:00am – 10:30am
February 14, 2024 | 6:30pm – 7:00pm
Register for your spot in this love-inspired storytime.

Valentine’s Day Storytime (Bolingbrook)
February 14, 2024 | 10:45am – 11:15am
Celebrate the big day with a special storytime at Fountaindale Public Library.

Valentine’s Day Cards and Wreaths (Downers Grove)
February 14, 2024 | 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Visit the Downers Grove Museum to learn about Valentines Day throughout history and make Victorian crafts.

2024 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Craft Kits

Victorian Valentines Craft Pick Up (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
The museum offers two workshops in February (see details above). If you’d prefer to do them on your own time at home, kits can be picked up for a $15 fee.

A Little Note for You: Valentines for Seniors (Elmhurst Art Museum)
Spread a little love to local seniors with homemade Valentines. Completed cards should be dropped off by Friday, February 9.

Last Year’s Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events

These events happened in 2023, but as of January 12, haven’t announced their plans for 2024. Check their websites for the most up-to-date information.

More Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Our winter activities page has even more fun to keep your family warm this season.

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