Valentine's Day Events Around the Bay Area

Silicon Valley

I <3 You! Valentines Day Storytime & Craft Children ages 5 and up can participate in a special storytime and craft to celebrate Valentine's Day. Wed., Feb. 7. 5:30-6:30pm. FREE. Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library, 3090 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose. .

Valentine Zip Line Delivery Play science cupid this year by creating a Valentine zip line. Participants will work together to make sure their valentines are delivered on time. Ages 6 and up. Mon., Feb. 12. 4:30pm. FREE. Calabazas Branch Library, 1230 S. Blaney Ave., San Jose. Also Wed., Feb. 14. 5:30pm. Biblioteca Latinoamericana Branch Library, 921 S. First St., San Jose.

Valentine's Day Crafts Create something for someone you love or appreciate. Ages 4-15. Wed., Feb. 14. 3:30-5:30pm FREE. Willow Glenn Branch Library, 1157 Minnesota Ave., San Jose.

SF, Marin & Peninsula


Family Valentine’s Dance – Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the little sweethearts in your life. Mothers, fathers, daughters and sons are all welcome. Sun., Feb. 11. 5-7:15pm. $50 per family for Sausalito residents, $55 per family for nonresidents. Exercise Room, City Hall, 420 Litho St., Sausalito. 415-289-4100.

San Francisco

Yarn Heart Crafts – Get ready for Valentine’s Day by making yarn heart crafts. All ages welcome. Tue., Feb. 13. 3-4:30pm.  FREE. Marina Branch Library, 1890 Chestnut St. 415-355-2823.


Valentine’s Day Art Activity – Make heart-shaped dream catchers to share with your valentine. Light snacks and treats will be provided. Arrive anytime before 10:30am. Sat., Feb. 10. 9-11am. FREE. Meet by Magic Mountain Playground, Coyote Point Recreation Area, 1701 Coyote Point Drive, San Mateo. 650-269-8124.

East Bay

Alameda County

Botanical Valentine's Tea Explore herbs and flowers during an educational walk and tea party, and make Valentines from pressed botanicals to take home. Register early. Sat., Feb. 10. 10am and 1pm. $22 adults, $17 children. UC Botanical Garden, 200 Centennial Drive, Berkeley. 510-664-9841.

Love Is in the Air The California newts are celebrating Valentine’s Day in Sunol. Take a moderate 3-mile round-trip hike to their breeding pools to learn about these amorous amphibians. Sun., Feb. 11. 10am-12pm. FREE. Sunol Regional Wilderness, Old Green Barn Visitor Center, 1895 Geary Road. 510-544-3249.

Contra Costa County

Family Sweetheart Dance Put on your dancing shoes and take your special little someone out for an all-ages evening of great music, dancing, refreshments and a photo booth. Sat., Feb. 3. 6-8pm. $15 family of four or $5 per person. El Cerrito Community Center, 7007 Moeser Lane. 510-559-7000.

Be My Valentine Encourage your young naturalist's curiosity at this Valentine-themed Mini Monday, a day of animal encounters, activities and crafts for kids ages 2-5 and an adult. Mon., Feb. 12. 10am-12pm. $10-20 first child, $6 each additional child, under 2 FREE. Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek. 925-935-1978. 

Valentine's Cards & CraftsMake a card or a craft for your sweetheart. Tue., Feb. 13. 4-4:45pm. FREE. Moraga Library, 1500 St. Mary's Road. 925-376-6852.

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