Valentine Events for Kids: Daddy-Daughter Dances, Kits to Go, and More

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Valentine’s Day is filled with opportunities to spread love and kindness to all the people in your lives. Daddy-daughter, mother-son and family dances are special evenings with your littlest sweethearts. You’ll dine, you’ll dance, and you’ll both 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. Looking for Valentine’s ideas of the romantic kind? Check out Rachel’s amazing list of 100+ Date Night Ideas for Couples, which has local options all around the Western suburbs.

Downtown Downers Grove Ice Festival

February 3-5, 2023 | 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 3-5, 2023. Enjoy live ice carving demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3 pm at the Main Street Train Station. While enjoying the more than 60 creative ice sculptures that will line the sidewalks downtown Downers Grove, make sure to stop in your favorite boutiques, cafes and restaurants.

Visit the Downtown Downers Grove website for more details.

2023 Valentine Events and Parent-Child Dates and Dances

Daddy-Daughter, Mother-Son, and Parent-Child Dances and Events

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.

Deep Sea Disco (Downers Grove)
February 3, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Enchanted Ball (Woodridge)
February 3, 2023 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Daughter Date Night (Lemont)
February 3, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Daddy Dinner Dance (Oswego)
February 3, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm
February 4, 2023 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Ties and Tiaras (Batavia)
February 3, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Glen Ellyn)
February 3, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Date Night (Lombard)
February 3, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddies, Dance, and Doughnuts (Oswego)
February 4, 2023 | 9:00am – 1:00pm

“Under the Sea” Ball (Downers Grove)
February 4, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sweetheart Ball (Bensenville)
February 4, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Sweetheart Dance (Oswego)
February 4, 2023 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Little Sweetheart Dance (Western Springs)
February 5, 2023 | 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Ties and Tiaras (Wood Dale)
February 9, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Daddy Daughter Date Night (Darien)
February 9, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Roselle)
February 10, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Bloomingdale)
February 10, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Warrenville)
February 10, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Dance – Under the Sea (Burr Ridge)
February 10, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Valentine’s Dance (Addison)
February 10, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Daddy Daughter Date Night (La Grange Park)
February 10, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Valentine’s Sock Hop (Wonder Works, Oak Park)
February 12, 2023 | 9:00am – 3:00pm

Love Bug Dance (DuPage Children’s Museum, Naperville)
February 16, 2023 | 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Daddy and Daughter Dance (Woodridge)
February 17, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Daughters Dance (Bloomingdale)
February 17, 2023 | 6:30pm – 9:30pm

A Night With My Prince (Aurora)
February 18, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

50’s Sock Hop – Family Dance (West Chicago)
February 18, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Just Dad n’ Me Dance (Geveva)
February 19, 2023 | 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Daddy Daughter Princess Ball (Wheaton)
February 24, 2023 | 6:00pm

Mother Son Dance (Warrenville)
February 24, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Mommy Son Date Night (Clarendon Hills)
February 24, 2023 | 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Mother Son Super Night Out (Oswego)
February 24, 2023 | 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Royal Ball Family Dance (Forest Park)
February 24, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Enchanted Evening (North Riverside)
February 24, 2023 | 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Mother Son Dance (Glendale Heights)
February 24, 2023 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Minion Bash (Berwyn)
February 25, 2023 | 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (St. Charles)
February 25, 2023 | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Daddy Daughter Dance (Glendale Heights)
February 25, 2023 | 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Daddy-Daughter Date Night (Clarendon Hills)
March 3, 2023 | 6:00pm – 7:15pm

Parent Child Family Dance (La Grange)
March 3, 2023 | 6:00pm – 8:00pm

2023 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events

Kids Cookie Decorating Workshop (Ruscello, Oak Brook)
January 29, 2023 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Visit Ruscello in Nordstrom’s for a cookie decorating session. Registration is required.

A Princess Tea Party (Blackberry Farm, Aurora)
February 4, 2023 | 9:00am – 10:30am or 11:30am – 1:00pm
Sing, dance, and craft with special princess guests at this royal Valentine’s Day tea that features lunch, tea and entertainment. Registration is required.

Valentines in Arendelle (Aurora)
February 4, 2023 | 10:00am – 11:30am
Register for a chance to make valentines, enjoy snacks, and listen to storytime with Anna and Elsa.

Book Magic – Valentines Day (Woodridge Public Library)
February 9, 2023 | 4:30pm – 5:15pm
Stories and a craft. Open to Grades K-3. Registration required, and open up until the event.

Valentine’s Stories and Crafts (Roselle)
February 9, 2023 | 5:30pm – 7:00pm
Register in advance to make sweet treats and cards for all the valentines in your life.

Hooray for Hearts (Bensenville)
February 11, 2023 | 9:00am – 5:00pm
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by creating crafts for your friends, family, and classmates.

Love You To Pieces (Little Fox Clubhouse, Yorkville)
February 11, 2023 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
Register in advance for a mini photo session with your littlest Valentines.

Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt (Bensenville Public Library)
February 12 – 18, 2023 | all day
Visit the Youth Services Department to find hidden Valentines all throughout the week.

Sweet and Treats (Darien)
February 13, 2023 | 4:00pm – 5:30pm
All little bakers will have their own “creation station” and will bring home treats they made. There will also be crafts included in registration.

Nature in Love (Little Red Schoolhouse Nature Center, Willow Springs)
February 14, 2023 | 10:00am – 11:00am
Register in advance to learn about animal love.

Valentine’s Day Tissue Paper Wreaths (Downers Grove Museum)
February 14, 2023 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm
Visit the Downers Grove Museum to learn about Valentines Day throughout history and make Victorian crafts.

Will You Be My STEM Valentine (Brookfield Public Library)
February 22, 2023 | 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Register for some hands-on Valentine-themed fun.

2023 Valentine’s Craft Kits to Go

Victorian Valentines Craft Pick Up (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
January 10 – February 13, 2023 | Pick up during operating hours
Registration required and cost applies for this craft kit.

Victorian Valentines (DuPage County Historical Museum, Wheaton)
February 4 and 11, 2023 | 1:00pm – 3:30pm
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.

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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