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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:56 am | Updated: 11:41 am, Fri Feb 2, 2018.

14 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events

From decadent chocolate tastings and baking to heart-themed dances and festivals, here's a list of the best family-friendly Valentine's events happening around the D.C. area.

1. Chocoholic at Sur La Table

Feb. 14, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sur La Table, 326 King St., Alexandria, VA

Put on your baking hat and make something sweet with your sweeties this Valentine’s Day at Sur La Table. Whip up an array of delicious treats including cookies and chocolate cupcakes.

2. Parent & Child Valentine’s Paint Party

Feb. 2, 6:30 p.m.

Welcome to Neverland School of Imagination, 39 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD

This fun parent-child date is perfect for your little art lovers. Enjoy a 30-minute art class, face painting, balloon animals, a candy bar and a Chick-fil-A catered dinner!

3. All You Need Is Love 6 - Jammin' Java's Songwriters' Circle: a Tribute to The Beatles and Love Songs

Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.

227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna, VA

Spend the evening with your family singing along to covers of The Beatles loves songs. If you’ve got a dancing love bug in your family, he or she will love this concert-based event!

4. Valentine’s Day Social with Rainbow Dash & Twilight Sparkle

Feb. 11, Noon-2 p.m.

2495 Annapolis Mall Rd., Annapolis, MD

Join the My Little Pony gang for a day of celebrating friendship! Enjoy pizza, drinks and sweet treats with friends. Each child will be gifted a Valentine mailbox to collect cards in.

5. 2018 Chocolate Lovers Festival

Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.; Feb. 3, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Feb. 4, Noon-4 p.m.

Main Street, Fairfax, VA

This annual two-day festival features activities for all ages to enjoy. Indulge in a decadent chocolate tasting and chocolate chip pancakes and participate in a chocolate challenge!

6. Tiny Tot Valentine’s Day Party

Feb. 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

700 Fallsgrove Dr., Rockville, MD

Enjoy a morning of Valentine's Day fun at Thomas Farm Community Center. Make a Valentine, play an assortment of games and visit with friends. Rock your best red-colored attire in celebration of Valentine's Day.

7. Community Care Packages for Our Troops

Feb. 11, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

6251 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA

Send a little love to the brave men and women overseas who won’t be home for Valentine’s Day. All age groups and volunteers are welcome!

8. Valentine’s Day Activities at Fairfax Station Railroad Museum

Feb. 4, 1-4 p.m.

11200 Fairfax Station Rd., Fairfax Station, VA

Bring your family out to Fairfax Station Railroad Museum for a day of arts and crafts. Enjoy tons of railroad-themed activities and more!

9. Chocolate Tour of D.C.

Saturdays, 3 p.m.

Outside The Old Stone House, 3051 M St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Chocolate lovers unite! The Chocolate Tour of D.C. is back and better than ever. If you’re craving a bunch of delicious treats, then head over to the Chocolate Tour of D.C. any Saturday this month for a tasty surprise!

10. 2018 Father & Daughter Dance

Feb. 24, 6-9:30 p.m.

15941 Donald Curtis Dr., Woodbridge, VA

Get ready to put your dancing shoes on for a magical evening at the Prince William County Fatherhood Initiative’s annual Father & Daughter Dance. The event will also include a candy bar, arts and crafts, a pet show and safari jeep photo booth!

11. Crafternoon: Valentine's Day Edition

Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m.

444 North Capitol St., NW, Washington, D.C.

Take the family out for a crafty afternoon! Make your loved ones crafts while sipping on light refreshments - including hot tea or cider. All craft materials will be provided.

12. A Berry Nice Valentine’s Day!

Feb. 8, 6 p.m.

7905 Hilltop Village Center Dr., Alexandria, VA

Your children won’t want to miss this Valentine’s event at Wegmans! Have a blast designing Valentine’s Day cards and learning how to make delicious desserts like chocolate-covered strawberries.

13. Valentine's Tea & Chocolates

Feb. 11, 2-4 p.m.

1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton, MD

Celebrate the day of love at Brookside Gardens! Enjoy an elegant tea party complete with an assortment of teas and chocolates. Other activities include constructing a teacup floral arrangement and a Valentine.

14. Make It Tuesday: Valentine Cards

Feb. 6, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

2117 Crystal Plaza Arcade, Arlington, VA

Get a jump-start on working on your Valentine’s Day cards and crafts at the Arlington Public Library. This craft-filled event will be on a first come, first serve basis – so be sure to get there early!