Lots to Love This Valentine’s Day

Special events for kids, families, dates, and friends in Philadelphia

Celebrate all kinds of love this Valentine’s Day with the wide variety of events happening in Philadelphia for families, kids, friends, and dates. Whether it’s kid-friendly craft activities, special museum programming, or boozy events for adults, take advantage of everything the city has to offer this February. Check out this guide for the events we found for family outings, galentine hangs, and romantic dates.

For Families

Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers Valentine’s Day Event

February 8, 4-7 pm

Kids at Play, 3502 Scotts Lane Suit 711


“Feelin’ the Feels” is a Kutest Kids Parents as Teachers event that will teach the importance of building bonds and attachment within a family. Families can enjoy time together while making sugar cookies, playing in the indoor sensory playground, and learning how to effectively communicate and interact with one another.

Valentine Family Cookie Decorating and Storytelling

February 10, 4-6 pm

Tacony LAB Community Arts Center, 6918 Torresdale Avenue


Tacony LAB is hosting a Valentine’s Day social with cookie decorating and a story time.

Community Collage Quilt Project

February 11, 1-4 pm

ArtWell, 100 West Oxford Street


Join ArtWell and Philadelphia CollageWorks during the season of one of ArtWell’s values, “Love,” to create collage squares for the Community Collage Quilt Project. Your squares will become part of a large collage quilt with contributions from participants across Philadelphia to celebrate the diverse communities of our city.

Inner Light Aura Pop-Up Event

February 12, 9-12 pm

kith + kin, 3060 W Jefferson Street


Grab your date or family head to kith + kin’s for their Valentine’s Day Inner Light Aura Pop-Up. Inner Light Aura is an analog film practice that captures your energy through a special camera designed in the 1970s. Each aura portrait session will include a photoshoot, oracle card reading, and full aura reading – of you or your family!

Valentine’s Day Kids Sewing Party

February 12, 1 am-1 pm

Buddha Babe, 7101 Emlen Street


Join Buddha Babe for a special kids sewing workshop meant to bring together good friends for good times. Celebrate your special friendships as you work together on handcrafted projects while enjoying snacks and cupcakes!

Galentine’s Day at Museum of Illusions Philadelphia

February 13, 5-8 pm

Museum of Illusions, 401 Market Street


Museum of Illusions is celebrating friendship this Galentine’s Day with photo ops and prosecco. Perfect for a best friend duo, mothers and daughters, or any group of friends, the museum will offer a night filled with entertainment and a complimentary glass of pink sparkling prosecco or sparkling juice before Valentine’s Day.

For Adults

Tipsy History

February 10 & 11, 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 pm

Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street


Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at the Betsy Ross House with special programming. Listen to a colonial love story and enjoy a “love potion” cocktail, then head into the house for a special love-themed tour.

Galentine’s Day Sip and Sew

February 11, 6-9 pm

Buddha Babe, 7101 Emlen Street


Celebrate your friendships and work together on making a wide-brimmed hat while enjoying cocktails and appetizers.

Valentine’s Day Couples Paint & Sip

February 12, 2-4 pm

ARTrageous Brush & Flow, 6345 Germantown Avenue


Work on a painting masterpiece with your partner and enjoy complimentary wine at ARTrageous Brush and Flow’s special Valentine’s Day paint and sip event.

Valentine’s Day Special at Museum of Illusions

February 14, 10 am-8 pm

Museum of Illusions, 401 Market Street


Enjoy a Valentine’s Day two-for-one ticket deal at the Museum of the Illusions for a fun and mind-bending daytime date.

Lovers’ Libations

February 14, 7 pm

Art in the Age, 116 North 3rd Street


Get a chance to make your own cocktails and enjoy tasty cheese and charcuterie with your date at this special V-Day workshop at Art in the Age.

Sweetheart Skate

February 14, 7-10:30 pm

Independence Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, 101 S Christopher Columbus Boulevard


Spend Valentine’s Day on ice with Sweetheart Skate on the waterfront. Enjoy flowers, slow jams spun by DJ NA$H, and cozy cabins and fire pits.


Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA®

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