Tis the season for everyone’s favorite “Hallmark Holiday”! The month of hearts, love, and lots of sweets. In an effort to keep you festive (and busy) in February, I’ve put together a “Mini Valentine’s Day Guide” of small and large events in the St. Louis area.
Saturday, February 2nd from 1pm-2pm
Hobby Lobby, 14650 Manchester Rd., Ballwin 63021
Enjoy some time with your kiddo(s) and learn to beautifully decorate sugar cookies! Each student takes home 3 cookies that they decorated themselves. All supplies are included, even cookies to snack on! Class is limited to 16 students, recommended ages 7 and up.
You must register as an adult and child(ren) combo with a 2 ticket minimum at $25 each student.
Saturday, February 2nd, Sunday, February 3rd, Friday, February 8th, Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th (times vary per class)
Yucandu Art Studio,20 Allen Ave Ste 110, Webster Groves, Missouri 63119
An open-ended experience of creating 30 handmade valentines with an assortment of amazing supplies.
Price is $38.
Saturday, February 2nd through Sunday, March 24th
Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
Missouri Botanical Garden invites guests to immerse themselves in a “tropical oasis of vibrant orchids”. Take a stroll with your loved ones!
Monday, February 4th and Tuesday, February 5th from 10am-10:45am
Whole Foods Market Town and Country, 1160 Town and Country Crossing Dr, Town and Country, MO 63017
Listen to the story “Love Monster” by Rachel Bright. Kids will make their very own love monster and play Valentine’s Day Bingo!
Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th at 9:30am
Eckert’s Family Store and Farms, 951 S Green Mount Rd, Belleville, Illinois 62220
Nothing says Love You More than sweet treats made by sweet little chefs! Kids will create treats that are sweet and delicious, and best of all – made with LOVE! Each child will create Love You Lots Popcorn snack, So Sweet Chocolate Shortcake, and homemade cocoa mix to take home to their sweetheart. Recommended for children ages 2 to 5.
Only children need a ticket. $18/child. Reservations Required.
Saturday, February 9th from 10am-12pm
Take a morning to write a note to friends and family and deliver some smiles for Galentine’s and Valentine’s Day! Enjoy comradery and coffee while penning a hand-written letter to those you love most!
Saturday, February 9th at 9am
Bissinger’s Chocolate Factory, 1600 N Broadway, St Louis, MO 63102
The perfect pairing for all runners and walkers is set for February 9th…Run for the Chocolate! This fun 5K run/walk returns to the the historic streets of St. Louis to spice up Valentine’s weekend for couples and singles alike. The race will be a chocolate extravanganza complete with customized chocolate finisher medals, chocolate goody bags and water stops and over 125 gallons of hot cocoa from St. Louis’ premier chocolatier, Bissingers. This race is its own little Valentine’s Day getaway for runners and walkers!
Saturday, February 9th from 2pm-6pm
The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave, St. Louis 63108
Enjoy an afternoon of live music, free wine tasting, and shopping small, handmade goods!
Saturday, February 9th from 12pm-5pm
Restoration Alley DIY Studio & Handmade Market, 15626 Manchester Road, Ellisville, Missouri 63011
Grab your girlfriends and come do some early Galentine’s Day shopping! Crafters will have extra products on hand. Drinks and snacks will be served.
Make a candy heart craft any time during the event, $8 each (limited quantities available)
Saturday, February 9th from 10am-5pm
St. Louis Art Supply, 4532 Olive St., St. Louis 63108
St. Louis Art Supply presents “Like you LOTS”, a handmade market featuring local artists’ creations for all your gifting needs for those special someones in your life. Hallmark may have made up Valentine’s Day to sell more cards, but why not treat your special people with something a little more unique and from a local artist? Whether you need something for your galentine’s brunchmates, a close friend, a significant other, or just to treat yourself (because you deserve it!) come out and find that perfect something from these amazing artists!
Saturday, February 9th from 11pm-3pm
Paisley Boutique, 233 W Lockwood Rd., Webster Groves, MO 63119
Enjoy Cocktails and Lite Bites from Half and Half while you shop local vendors including Collections by Joya and Rudy’s Flower Truck!
Saturday, February 9th at 10:30
Left Bank Books, 399 N. Euclid Ave.. Saint Louis, MO 63108
Left Bank Books is hosting a kid-friendly Celebrity Story Time with author and illustrator, Jessie Sima! Jessie will read copies of her new book Love, Z, a story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.”
Sunday, February 10th at 2:30pm
Sweetology, 1232 Town and Country Crossing Dr, Town and Country, MO 63017
Love is in the air for our Valentine Unicorn Sunday Funday Workshop when we’re decorating enchanted Unicorn Cakes. Each participant will make and take home their own two-layer Unicorn cake. All supplies and instruction included.
Register now! Our Unicorn Cake classes fill quickly. $39.99 per person, all ages welcome. Children 8 and under will need an adult to stay with them to lend a hand.
Sunday, February 10th from 10am-2pm
Cardinals Nation, 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with brunch on Sunday, February 10th at Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar! Make your reservation at cardinalsnation.com.
Sunday, February 10th from 1pm-5pm
2nd Shift Brewery, 1601 Sublette Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110
Come shop with STL’s best handmade markers and find something special for that special someone!
Sunday, February 10th from 11am-4pm
Wild Carrot, 3901 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110
A l l Y o u N e e d I s L o v e for this event – from the 30+ STL women owned small businesses participating, to the DIY craft station from Perennial, to the food from a local female chef to the hand crafted cocktails provided by the Wild Carrot bartenders… and so much more!
Sunday, February 10th and Saturday February 16th from 10am-2pm
Hawken House, 1155 S Rock Hill Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119
Grab your poetic, noble land-mermaid of a friend and head to this fun event for a Galentine’s Day Brunch…Featuring Parks & Rec Trivia and Entertainment!
Thursday, February 14th from 10am-12pm
Brentwood Public Library, 8765 Eulalie Ave, St. Louis, MO 63144
Stop by on Valentine’s Day for coffee and donuts with your neighbors and librarians!
Thursday, February 14th from 10am-5pm
Bowood Farms, 4605 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63108
Come make a fresh flower bouquet for your sweetheart!
Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center, One University Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63121
The Saint Louis Ballet presents Balanchine’s Rubies and other Love Stories with ruby red costumes and performances by major companies throughout the world – this romantic ballet is well suited for Valentine’s weekend.
Cheers to a busy February full of lots of love…and chocolate!