Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events | In & Around the QCA


Celebrate love and togetherness with family-friendly Valentine’s Day events! Heartwarming experiences are designed for all ages, where families can come together to create lasting memories in an atmosphere filled with love. From charming crafts and activities to special treats and games, experience the warmth of our community and make this Valentine’s Day a celebration to remember in the Quad Cities!

We will add more events as they come up, so check back often!
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Arts & Crafts

Craft Buddies: Q-Tip Hearts

Silvis Public Library | February 3, 2024, 10:00 am | FREE

Join Mrs. Katelynn at the library for a story, craft, and songs. The theme for this craft buddies is hearts. Registration is limited to 10 in-house guests. For ages 0-5.

Love Bug Craft

Princeton Branch Library | February 3, 2024, 10:00 am | FREE

Begin the Valentine’s Day season on a delightful note with a charming love bug craft session at the library! Ideal for children aged 6-11.

Love Bug Make & Take Workshop

Board & Brush | February 3, 2024, 10:00 – 11:30 am | $25

Choose from over 9 different stain options and 70 paint colors in the studio to create your DIY project.
Registration is required*

Valentine’s Day Kids Craft Night

Lock & Dam Lounge | February 7, 2024, 6:00 pm | $15/per

A craft kit will be provided for all participants. Reserve your spot today by contacting 309-782-5890.

Valentine’s Day Cards

Princeton Branch Library | February 10, 2024, 10:30 am | FREE

Valentine’s Day is approaching! Create a card to send or share, perfect for kids aged 6-11.

Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids!

River Valley District Library | February 10, 2024, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | FREE

Come to River Valley District Library for Valentine’s Day Cards for Kids, where we deal with the clean-up! Ribbons, stickers, jewels, paint, and yes, glitter! All ages welcome!
Registration is required*

Valentine’s Day Craft Show

NorthPark Mall | February 10, 2024, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | FREE

Come out and shop a variety of crafters and vendors each day during mall hours. A kid’s craft station will also be set up to keep the kids occupied while you shop.

Love in the Air II

Create QC! @ Dead Poet’s Espresso | February 10, 2024, 1:00 pm | $45

There’s no experience needed, our host will walk you through your painting step by step and in just two hours you’ll have a masterpiece of your very own! (For ages 6+)
Registration is required*

Valentine’s Day Photos

Eldridge Branch Library | February 10, 2024, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm and February 12 – 14 8:00 am – 8:00 pm | FREE

Visit the library to capture adorable Valentine’s Day-themed photos! Backdrop provided – just bring your phone or camera and your loved ones. Perfect for kids, couples, and families! No registration needed.

Paint Class

Bettendorf Parks & Rec | February 11, 2024, 3:00 pm

All materials and instruction are provided by Art with Kare. Pizza will also be provided at the end of class!
Registration is required*

Valentine’s STEM

Walcott Branch Library | February 13, 2024, 4:00 – 6:00 pm | FREE

STEM subjects combine for an enjoyable Valentine’s Day twist. Ideal for children aged 6-11.

It’s All About the Heart, Valentine!

Rock Island Public Library, Southwest | February 13, 2024, 6:00 – 7:00 pm | FREE

Enjoy decorating a puffy heart ornament to give to a Valentine in a Heart Box!

Baking & Treats

Valentine Cupcakes for Teens

River Valley District Library | February 2, 2024, 5:00 – 6:00 pm | FREE

Looking to impress your valentine with your baking skills? Practice your frosting technique at the library! This fun and tasty program will leave you feeling confident enough to give your valentine a sweet treat.
Registration is required*

Cupid’s Yummy Treats

Family Museum | February 10, 2024, 10:00 – 11:30 am | $40

Love is all you need… plus chocolate! Celebrate all things sweet by making dump cherry cupcakes, chocolate cake pops, and chocolate-covered strawberries with… you guessed it… chocolate milk!

Dances & Parties

Sweetheart Dance

RIFAC | February 9, 2024, 5:30 – 8:00 pm | $10-$15

The Moline and Rock Island Parks and Recreation Departments are inviting all parent/child couples
(grandparents, aunts, uncles, older siblings etc.) to an evening of fun during a Sweetheart Dance at the Rock Island Fitness & Activity Center! Participants will enjoy music, dancing and snacks along with a photo booth!

Spidey Valentine Party

Build-A-Pet Clubhouse | February 13, 2024, 2:30 – 4:30 pm | $40

An enjoyable celebration featuring a special appearance by Gwen Stacy and Spiderman. Every young guest will have the opportunity to create their own spider pig Build-A-Pet, receive themed face painting, indulge in treats and drinks, and delight in playtime within our playland.

Palentine’s Party

Davenport Public Library, Fairmount | February 13, 2024, 4:00 – 5:00 pm | FREE

Friendship bracelets, punch,  and conversation with no hearts. Join us as we celebrate all things friendship. Beads, games, and snacks will be provided. This party is for ages 6 to 10. Registration is recommended but not required.

Sweetheart Dance

Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds | February 16, 2024, 5:30 – 8:00 pm | $60

Families will be treated to a dinner buffet, crafts, a DJ, flowers, and a chance to win prizes. A professional photographer will also be available to take photos (sold separately at dance). This is a collaboration between Bettendorf and Davenport Parks and Recreation Departments.


Palentine’s Day

Silvis Public Library | February 8, 2024, 6:00 pm | FREE

Come make cards for your pals for Palentine’s Day! Registration not required. Limited to 20. There will not be leftover craft kits for this program.

Valentine’s Day Story Time

Princeton Branch Library | February 13, 2024, 5:00 pm | FREE

Come and be part of a delightful morning filled with tales, melodies, playful moments, and creative activities – all with a charming Valentine’s touch! Ideal for children aged 0-6, accompanied by their caregivers.

Heart Dinos

Silvis Public Library | February 15, 2024, 6:00 pm | FREE

Join Mrs. Katelynn for this dinosaur-themed storytime and craft! Registration required. Limited to 10 participants.

Love Monsters

LeClaire Community Library | February 15, 2024, 6:00 – 6:45 pm | FREE

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with engaging stories, delightful songs, and a craft to take home: Little Love Monster Cards.

Heart Snails

Silvis Public Library | February 22, 2024, 6:00 pm | FREE

Join Mrs. Katelynn for this snail-themed storytime and craft! Registration required. Limited to 10 participants.

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