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6+ Kids Valentine's Day Events in Northwest Michigan

Updated: Feb 7, 2023

Take your child to a Valentine's Day event in Northwest Michigan for a fun and exciting experience! With a variety of activities such as cookie making, arts and crafts, and music, your entire family can enjoy the festive atmosphere.


1. Love Bug Garland Kids Craft Lab (Traverse City)

String up a little love for Valentines Day! Hearts and bugs will be just the thing to turn your house into a home for “love bugs”!

  • When: Wednesday, February 8th; Thursday, February 9th; Monday, February 13th

  • Where: Great Lakes Children's Museum (13240 S. West Bay Shore Drive)

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2. Valentine's and New Year's Dance Party (Traverse City)

Join Arts for All for a FREE Valentine's and New Year's dance party! There will be a DJ, refreshments and party favors. RSVP to info@artsforallnmi.org.

  • When: Wednesday, February 8th from 6-8pm

  • Where: Elks Lodge in Traverse City (625 Bay Street)

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3. Valentine's Celebration with the Cherry Festival Queen (Traverse City)

Families are invited to join us for a visit with the Traverse City National Cherry Festival Queen, Olivia Coolman, in celebration of Valentine's Day. There will be Valentine-themed children's stories, a meet 'n greet with Queen Olivia, and crafts to round out the program (including decorating your own heart-shaped cookie, while supplies last).

  • When: Saturday, February 11 from 11am-12pm

  • Where: Traverse City Main Library (610 Woodmere Ave)

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4. Fancy Nancy Valentine Party (Kingsley)

Kingsley Friends of the Library invite you to this fun, literacy-themed event! Encourage children to come dressed in their best princess and prince attire to meet the 2022-2023 National Cherry Queen, who will be reading a story to them! Come be part of the Fanciest Parade, and enjoy snacks and fun activities! Magnifique!


Children ages 4-10 will enjoy this event the most; please limit to one adult per household. Space is limited to 30 children, call to reserve a spot: 231-263-5484.

  • When: Saturday, February 11 from 1-2:30pm

  • Where: Kingsley Branch Library ( 213 S Brownson Ave.)

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5. Valentine Creation Station (Traverse City)

You bring the love, we'll provide the supplies! Drop in anytime February 9th - 14th to make and take your own Valentines! All ages welcome.

  • When: Thursday, February 9 - Tuesday, February 14

  • Where: East Bay Branch Library (1989 Three Mile Rd.)

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6. Pet Valentines (Petoskey)

Do you have a furry friend who you adore? Let them know with a special treat just for them! We will be making special treats for pups and kitties for Valentine's Day!


This program is for tweens and teens ages 10-18.

  • When: Tuesday, February 14

  • Where: Petoskey District Library (500 East Mitchell St.)

  • Click here for more information.


7. Handmade Valentines (Northport)

Visit the Leelanau Township Library between 2/5 and 2/11 to make handmade valentines!

  • When: Sunday, February 5 - Saturday, February 11

  • Where: Leelanau Township Library (119 E. Nagonaba St.)

  • Click here for more information.

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