Share some fun with your little loves this Valentine’s Day! There are plenty of holiday-related events just perfect for you to enjoy with your kids — crafting, card-making and more! You won’t want to miss the sweetness on Feb. 9 at Creative Action’s annual Friend Fest featuring a friendship parade, cookie decorating, music and more!
Here’s a round-up of events to celebrate LOVE with your family in the Austin area:
— Creative Action’s Friend Fest 2019 @ Central Market North Lamar
Saturday, Feb. 9, 1-3 p.m.
This annual event, hosted by Creative Action, invites the community to celebrate the special love of friendship. Enjoy live music by Seu Jacinto, a friendship parade, make Valentine’s cards, and decorate cookies. FREE event for the whole family! RSVP here.
— Valentine’s Card Making & Puppet Show @ Terra Toys
Saturday, Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m.
Craft your own Valentine card and enjoy puppets performing famous love poems and verses! Enjoy sugar cookies and drink specials. Puppet Performances are on the half hour and hour from 2-4pm. Free to attend but must RSVP here. Parties of 4 or more must call 512-445-4489
— Valentine’s Family Day at Spring Lake @ The Meadows Center (San Marcos)
Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Celebrate your love of nature at the Valentine’s Family Fun Day at Spring Lake. They will have nature-themed crafts and activities in the Discovery Hall. This event is free and open to the public.
— Hands-on-History: Valentine’s Day @ The Williamson Museum (Georgetown)
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.
Learn about the history of Valentines, and make your own valentine to send to someone special. This is a free come and go event.
— Take A Pizza of My Heart Valentine’s Day Party @ The Coop
Sunday, Feb. 10, two party times: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 1 -3 p.m.
Play your hearts out, eat pizza, enjoy tasty treats, get crafty at the Valentine’s slime making station & more! Tickets can be purchased online here.
— Make Valentine’s for Kids at Dell Children’s Hospital @ Hearth & Soul
Sunday, Feb. 10, 12-5 p.m.
Bring the kiddos over for Valentine’s crafting on the patio. All of the Valentine’s made will be hand delivered to the children at Dell Children’s Hospital.
— A Very Harry Potter Valentine’s Fest @ Blue Starlite Drive-In
Sunday, Feb. 10, 6:45 p.m.
Its the ultimate Harry Potter fan’s night out at the movies with the most love-filled Potter Flick, Goblet of Fire. Expect usual Potter treats and fun Valentine’s themed experiences. Click here for tickets.
— Valentine’s Playtime @ Round Rock Public Library
Feb. 11-14, various times noted below
Bring your little sweeties for an early literacy playtime featuring Valentine-themed activities highlighting the Love Monster books by Rachel Bright. Kids will read, write, sing, talk, and play together at come-and-go stations. Events are free to the public and will take place on: Monday, Feb. 11 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, Feb. 14 from 10 – 11 a.m.
— Mommy & Me: Make Chocolate Strawberries @ Toybrary
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
The Strawberry Queen will provide colorful chocolates and yummy Valentine candies and cookie toppings to decorate your berries with! Then take home to share your creations with family and friends! $15 per child.
— Valentine’s Day Party with Milly McSilly @ Toybrary
Thursday, Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Glitter tattoos and balloons for Valentine’s Day! Crafts, cookies, and sprinkles, and story time! $12 per child.
— Parents Night Out @ Thinkery
Friday, Feb. 15, 5:30 – 10 p.m.
A date night out for you, a play night out for the kids! Enjoy a post-Valentine’s date in Mueller while the kiddos experience an exclusive evening at Thinkery. Kids ages 4 and up will have the museum to themselves and live it up with pizza, hands-on STEAM activities, exhibit exploration and MORE! Tickets are limited ($40 for members/$45 non-members), which you can purchase here.
— Valentine’s Party: Staci Gray Concert, Cookies & Crafts @ The Hive
Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Get ready for live music with Staci Gray, cookie decorating, heart necklace crafts and fun for all! Cost is $10/child for children ages 2 and up. Adults and children under 2 are free.
HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!