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14 Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events

Valentine-themed events the whole family can enjoy.

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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples. Share the love with your kids too. From sweet treats to a sweetheart dance, here are 14 heart-filled events and activities for valentines of any age.

A Chocolate Affair

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Sample more than 15 different chocolate treats, participate in a chocolate treasure hunt, and enter in the chocolate chip cookie and brownie baking contest.

Date: February 4

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Olde Town Arvada

Cost: $1 chocolate tastings

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Website: oldetownarvada.org

Hearts for Art

Show your love for a favorite work of art by placing a paper heart on the floor in front of your artwork crush, in specific areas. Snap a photo of the heart on your artwork crush and post it to your favorite social media site.

Date: February 7–14

Location: Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver

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Cost: included in general admission

Website: denverartmuseum.org

Valentine-Themed Cupcakes

Decorate valentine-themed cupcakes. Includes six cupcakes and one beverage.

Date: February 8

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Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: My Make Studio, 6460 E. Yale Ave., Denver

Cost: $55

Website: mymakestudio.com

Kids Only Valentine Overnight and Valentine’s Day Starlight Safari

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Drop the kids off for a fun night at the zoo complete with pizza, s”mores, animal encounters, and tours. The overnight also includes breakfast. Registration required.

Date: Valentine Overnight:February 10 and 11, Starlight Safari: February 14

Time: Valentine Overnight: 6 p.m., Starlight Safari: 6 to 9 p.m.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Rd., Colorado Springs

Cost: Valentine Overnight: $50.75 member, $60.75 non member, Starlight Safari: $30.75 member, non member $35.75

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Website: cmzoo.org

Loveland Fire and Ice Festival

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with entertainment, fireworks, and more.

Date: February 10–12

Time: times vary by date

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Location: Downtown Loveland, 4th St. and Railroad Ave., Loveland

Cost: free

Website: lovelandfireandice.com

Sweetheart Valentine Dance

Enjoy a sweetheart dance with light refreshments, photos, and a DJ. Ages one to nine. Reservations required.

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Date: February 11

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: North Boulder Recreation Center, 3170 Broadway, Boulder

Cost: $35 for one adult and one child; $20 for each additional person

Website: bouldercolorado.gov

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Lakeshore Learning

Make a valentine mailbox and a kindness catcher, write a personalized book about kindness, and listen to stories about acceptance, respect, and emotions.

Date: February 11

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: Lakeshore Learning Store, 8680A Park Center Dr., Littleton

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Cost: free

Website: lakeshorelearning.com

Sharkey’s Sweetheart Breakfast

Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day breakfast with Sharkey at the Downtown Aquarium restaurant. Reservations required.

Date: February 11

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Location: Downtown Aquarium, 700 Water St., Denver

Website: aquariumrestaurants.com

Family Fun: Valentine’s Day Treats

Enjoy a hands-on cooking class and make valentine-inspired treats like tarts, cookies, and fudge. Age six and up.

Date: February 11 and 12

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Time: 1 to 3 p.m.

Location: Sur La Table Boulder, Centennial, and Denver locations

Cost: $49 per person

Website: surlatable.com

Family Workshop: Chocolate Treats

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Explore the chocolate tree and its celebrated history. Follow the journey of a cacao bean and discover how chocolate is made. Create a box of delicious chocolate treats to take home. Ages five to 10.

Date: February 12

Time: 10 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m.

Location: Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver

Cost: $10-$17

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Website: botanicgardens.org

Sweetheart Brass

Hear the music of passion and romance with The Rocky Mountain Brassworks, playing melodies that bring couples together.

Date: February 12

Time: 4 p.m.

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Location: Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Rd., Broomfield

Cost: $5-$15

Website: rockymountainbrassworks.org

Valentine’s Brunch

Enjoy a gourmet brunch in the Great Hall. Cocktails will also be available for purchase. Reservations include a tour of the Castle, for a peek into life at Cherokee Ranch and all the art and antiques collected over the years.

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Date: February 12

Time: 10 a.m.

Location: Cherokee Ranch and Castle, 6113 N. Daniels Park Rd., Sedalia

Cost: $60

Website: cherokeeranch.org

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Valentine’s Day 5K

This family-friendly running event features a free kids” fun run, as well as a costume contest and free photos with Cupid.

Date: February 12

Time: 10 a.m.

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Location: Washington Park, 1000 S. Downing St., Denver

Cost: free to $40

Website: rundenverseries.com/valentines-day-5k

Valentine-Themed Chocolate Lovers Cake

Decorate a 4-inch heart shaped cake. Includes one 4-inch cake and one beverage.

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Date: February 14

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: My Make Studio, 6460 E. Yale Ave., Denver

Cost: $55

Website: mymakestudio.com

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