Cupid’s Family Fun: Valentine’s Day Events for Families in the DMV

While Valentine’s Day is often associated with romantic love, the holiday can be a great experience for families, too. Take time this Valentine’s Day to talk about love as a family, and the many ways we show we love to each other.

Here are five places where you can celebrate love as a family in the DMV!

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Feb. 1
Valentine’s Day Modern Calligraphy for Beginners
2918 Eskridge Road, Fairfax, VA | 703-663-8833

Join the professionals at Caboose Commons in Fairfax for their festive annual Valentine’s (or Galentine’s) calligraphy workshop for beginners! This workshop will teach the basics. Parents are welcome to buy tickets for younger kids so they can learn alongside them or their older siblings. Kids younger than age 16 must be with a ticketed adult at all times. (This is a “Sip and Script” event, so adults will be permitted to enjoy alcoholic beverages during class.)

The class includes a beginner’s kit with two nibs, a black ink pot, two letter guides, tracing paper and a straight pen holder and runs from 6-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $65.

Feb. 8
Valentine’s Movies and Crafts
1701 Gales St. NE, Washington, D.C. | 202-727-5012

Enjoy the movies “One Zillion Valentines” and “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown” for inspiration before creating Valentine’s Day cards for friends and family at the Rosedale Library. This family-friendly crafting event begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Feb. 11
Art from Your Heart
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Ave. SW & 7th St. SW, Washington, D.C. | 202-633-1000

Bring color and love to your February Valentine’s Day celebrations by trying a little bit of hands-on creating at the Hishhorn Museum! Kids can exercise their artistic creativity by writing a love letter or layering lines of love. Maker stations throughout the museum will feature Valentine’s Day cards, a library of love, magnet poetry and more. Families can take part in these projects from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Feb. 12
Valentine’s Day Kids Party
3033 Waldorf Market Place, Waldorf, MD

The Capital Clubhouse is ready to celebrate love with you and your family! RSVP for the venue’s Valentine’s Day Kids Party to enjoy music, games, photo sessions, treats, paint and sips, raffles and more family-friendly Valentine’s fun! Tickets are available for $7.

Tickets through Eventbrite:

Feb. 12
Kids Valentine’s Day Terrarium Workshop
PlantHouse Alexandria, 921 N. Saint Asaph St., Alexandria, VA

Make something beautiful together at this PlantHouse terrarium workshop for kids! Parents and children age 6 and older are invited to work with the PlantHouse crew to create a 6-inch terrarium with Valentine’s Day décor to decorate their homes or gift to someone special. Choose from a variety of options to customize your craft. The workshop begins at 11 a.m. and ends at noon. Tickets are $26, and are only required if building a terrarium. (You may supervise your child without a ticket.) .


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