Looking for a spot to celebrate Valentine's Day with the entire family? Thankfully Chicago has you covered with child-friendly fun events and places to eat this February. Here are five spots to enjoy the sweetness of Valentine's Day with your kid-sized Valentines.
Celebrate love Italian style with a heart shaped pizza or heart shaped ravioli at Francesca's on Taylor Street, one of Chicago's most iconic Little Italy restaurants. Open for lunch at 11:30 a.m.- 4p.m., with dinner starting at 4 p.m. - make a reservation to save a spot for you and your Valentines!
Francesca's on Taylor Street
1400 W. Taylor Street
Valentine's Day Dance at the Garfield Park Conservatory (2/12)
Dance to your heart's content in the tropical paradise that is the Garfield Park Conservatory. DJ Flylove will be spinning beats as you dance, delight in honey tastings, arts and crafts stations, drinks, light appetizers and more. More family fun mini-workshops will be going on in the children's garden, too. This family friendly event is free for anyone with a conservatory membership (basic membership starts at just $40 and includes a myriad of benefits, including more fun, free member events throughout the year).Wednesday, February 12 from 5-8 p.m.; Free with conservatory membership
Garfield Park Conservatory
300 North Central Park Ave.
The Princess Bride (2/14)
Gather at the charming Music Box Theatre to see one of the most romantic (and funny!) romantic comedies ever, The Princess Bride. Follow along as gallant hero sets out to rescue a beautiful princess from an evil villain. Come dressed as a character from the movie and you might win the pre-show costume contest!Friday, February 14, 6 p.m.; $12 per person
Music Box Theatre
3733 North Southport Ave.
Dances from the Heart (2/14)
If your Valentine is a dancer at heart, or even a budding ballerina, this special performance presented by Dance Chicago is the perfect Valentine's Day treat. A wide range of dance styles - from ballroom to tap - will be performed by some of Chicago's brightest dance stars in a show that focuses on the joy of love.
Friday, February 14, 8 p.m.; Tickets start at $22; Children under 10, $17
Athenaeum Main Stage
2936 N. Southport Ave.
Gallery Walk: Love Tokens (2/14)
Enjoy a quick guided tour of the Art Institute of Chicago's galleries, with a focus on all things love. This half-hour tour is entitled "Love Tokens" and promises to give you a quick dose of art history highlighting some of the best love-themed masterpieces in the Art Institute's world-class collection.Friday, February 14, 2-2:30 p.m.; Free with museum admission
Art Institute of Chicago
111 S Michigan Ave.