Valentine’s Day Weekend Events 2018

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Valentine’s Day Weekend Events 2018 – Valentine’s Day weekend events and fun things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit MI for families and kids

Valentine’s Day Weekend Events 2018 for Friday, February 9, Saturday, February 10, Sunday, February 11, 2018

There are plenty of fun things to do in and around Metro Detroit this Valentine’s Day weekend. This list will try to highlight some of the Metro Detroit weekend events – big and small – for kids and families. I’m going to be using this article to post events and activities that are either free, or at least family affordable.

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Friday, February 9, 2018 from 7p-1a
Shelby Twp Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Valentine’s Day Late Skate
The New Rink (50625 Van Dyke Ave, Shelby Twp., MI 48317, 586-731-5006, www.thenewrink.com)
Admission is $13 and includes pizza slice, pop, 6 hours of skating, win candy and prizes! Two lucky winners will win a new pair of skates or roller blades.

Friday, February 9, 2018 through Sunday, February 11, 2018
Utica Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Utica Ice Festival 2018
Downtown Utica
Enjoy live ice carving, ice sculptures on display all day and night, fireworks at 8:20p SATURDAY, music, ice rink, ice slide, ice carving contest, horse drawn carriage rides, games, contests, and more.. Hours are 4p-9p on Friday, Saturday from 9a-5p, and Sunday from 8a-noon. For more info, visit www.utica-events.com.

Friday, Saturday (10a-5p), and Sunday (noon-5p)
Flint Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Be the Astronaut Sloan Museum Exhibit
Sloan Museum (1221 E Kearsley Street, Flint, MI)
Sloan’s Be The Astronaut exhibit is a mission adventure. Guests will blast off in their own space capsule and discover the future of space exploration. At Starship Sloan, you will explore interactive navigation and technology stations, and get ready to pilot your own mission. Videogame interfaces and hands-on command centers allow YOU to become the engineers and astronauts that make space flight possible. Review, Pics, and Info

Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 5p-9p
Oakland Twp Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Nighttime sledding at Lost Lake Nature Park
Lost Lake Nature Park (846 Lost Lake Trail Oakland, Michigan 48363, Sledding Hotline – 248-651-4440 ext 299)
WEATHER PERMITTING… Night sledding at the BEST sled hill Oakland County. The entire hill is lit up by great flood lights and they even have a warming shelter. Lost Lake features a smaller kiddie slope in addition to the HUGE main hill. Call the hotline to check on conditions. Sledding at Lost Lake is FREE. Review, pics, info

All Weekend
Detroit Valentines Day Weekend Events – Campus Martius Park Ice Skating
Campus Martius Park (800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan)
Take your sweetie (and the family) to the gorgeous Campus Martius Park ice skating rink! Hours and pricing info.

BrickItUp9Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6p-9p
Clarkston Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Parents Night Out
Brick It Up (948 S Baldwin Rd, Clarkston, MI, 248-309-3370, www.brickitup.net)
Ultimate Lego fun at Brick It Up in Clarkston MI – an entire house dedicated to Lego and Robotics! Call to pre-register. Review – pics.

Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6p-9p
Berkley Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Parents Night Out
Berkley Parks and Recreation (2400 Robina, Berkley, MI, 248-658-3470, berkleymich.org)
For kids ages 4-10. Drop the kids and enjoy a night out while the kids enjoy Jump-A-Rama obstacle course, craft, a bouncer, and pizza. A movie will be shown. Open to residents AND non-residents.

Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6p-10p
Flint Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – GALentine’s Day
Sloan Museum (1221 E Kearsley Street, Flint, MI)
$5 per person. Grab your best girls and enjoy a relaxing night out at Sloan Museum. Treat yourself and your friends to pampering and our signature drink. Join us for shopping, food, drinks, karaoke, a photo booth, prizes and more! Ages 18+. For more information email Rentals@SloanLongway.org or call 810-237-3427

Friday, February 9, 2018 from 6p-8p
Northville Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Royal Daddy Daughter Dance
Northville Community Center LBC Gym
For ages 5-13. A special princess-themed Daddy Daughter Dance. Limited space available. Register deadline is February 5. Call 248-449-9951 for more info or to register.

Heritage Park, Farmington Hills, MichiganFriday, February 9, 2018 from 6:30p-9:30p
Farmington Hills Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Valentine’s Parents Night Out
Heritage Park Nature Center (24725 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills, MI, 248-536-5617, www.ci.farmington-hills.mi.us)
Hosted by Farmington Hills Parks and Rec. Your child will discover plants and animals of the nature center, place active games, create an art project, and go on an exciting hike. Pre registration required.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8a-5p
Rochester Hills Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Spencer Park Pond Hockey Classic
Spencer Park (3701 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI)
A fun, friendly, adult tournament played at a semi-competitive / semi-recreational level. Participants must be 18 years old or older to participate. 5 Players per team, 3 game guarantee. King’s will be on hand selling pizza & drinks. Other optional competitive activities may be offered on a pay per participant basis. Admission is free to watch. $75 to register a team. To register a team, call 248-656-4657 or visit www.rochesterhills.org/spencer.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11a-1p
Clarkston Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Jr Chef Lessons
Stars and Stripes Kids Activity Center (4630 White Lake Rd, Clarkston, MI 48346, 248-625-3547
www.StarsandStripesKids.com)
Learn the art of cooking! For kids ages 6-12. Pre-registration required. Whip up yummy creations to taste test and take home. $25.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 11a-5p
Bloomfield Hills Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Hearts for Art
Cranbrook Art Museum (39221 Woodward Avenue, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, 248-645-3323)
Visit Cranbrook Art Museum Valentine’s week and declare your love for art! Pick up free hearts at the front desk to place by an artwork you love. Post a photo on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook with the hashtag #HeartsForArt for your chance to win an exhibition catalogue! For more info, visit cranbrookartmuseum.org

Saturdays and Sundays from noon-4p
Milford Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Kensington Hayrides / Sleighrides
Kensington Metropark (4570 Huron River Parkway, Milford, MI 48380, 810-227-8910, metroparks.com)
Enjoy a horse-drawn hayride or sleighride through the wooded trails around the Farm Center. $5 per Adult; $3 Seniors (62+) and Children 3-12; Children 2 and younger are FREE

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 1p-4p
Madison Hts Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Frosty Fun – Kids Mini Camp
Red Oaks Nature Center (30300 Hales Road, Madison Heights, MI 48071)
This kids-only event gives parents the afternoon off. Kids will spend the afternoon learning about winter wonders as they play games, do a craft and have a winter-themed snack. During a snowshoe hike, discover which animals have been out and about this winter. Snowshoes are provided. Participants must wear boots. A winter walk will be substituted if there is not sufficient snow. Dress for the weather. Ages 5-11 only. A signed waiver is required. $15/child. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Red Oaks Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 2p-4p
Clarkston Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Snowshoes, Tracks, and Tees
Wint Nature Center (inside Independence Oaks County Park 9501 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI)
Bring the family for an afternoon of winter nature fun! Indoors, learn the basics of snowshoeing, how to identify animal tracks, and decorate a T-shirt with animal tracks. Outdoors, don snowshoes for a wintry walk to discover which animals have been active this winter. Snowshoes are provided. Participants must wear boots. A winter walk will be substituted if there is not sufficient snow. Appropriate for ages 5 and older. Bring a plain, light colored pre-washed T-shirt for crafting. $5/person. Pre-registration with payment required. Call 248-858-0916 weekdays or Wint Nature Center on Saturdays.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 2p-4p or 6p-8p (2 sessions)
Waterford Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Valentine’s Daddy-Daughter Dance
Waterford Recreation Center (5640 N Williams Lake Rd, Waterford, MI)
Dance to the sounds of DJ Marky Mark and enjoy refreshments. Pre-registration is required and tickets are non-refundable. For cost info and to register, call 248-674-5441.

altSaturday, February 10, 2018 from 4p-6p or 7p-9p (2 sessions)
Clarkston Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Daddy Daughter Dances
Clarkston High School (6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston, MI 48346)
Cookies, punch, a DJ, and a free 4×5 photograph for the couple (additional photo packages available for extra fee). Call 248-623-4326 for cost info and to register.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 5p-7:45p
Troy Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Family Night Out
Troy Community Center (3179 Livernois, Troy, MI 48083, 248-524-1546)
Enjoy swimming, basketball, parachutes, inflatables and more. $3 for residents & $4 for non-residents.

Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 5:30p
Hazel Park Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Daddy Daughter Dance
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Includes dinner (pizza), refreshments, dancing, a commemorative photo. Must RSVP by 2/7/18. Contact 248-547-5535.

daddy daughter danceSaturday, February 10, 2018 from 6p-8p
Ferndale Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Daddy Daughter Dance
Ferndale High School (881 Pinecrest Dr, Ferndale, MI 48220)
Hosted by Ferndale Recreation. This years theme is “Every girl is a Wonder Woman”. Enjoy a marvelous evening with the wonderful little girl in your life. All couples will receive a goody bag and will have the opportunity to participate in special dances. Wonder Woman will be making an appearance at the dance. Call 248-544-6767 for cost info or to register.

Sunday, February 11, 2018 from noon-2p
Rochester Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – St John Lutheran School Open House
St John Lutheran School (1011 W University Drive, Rochester, MI)
Celebrating 75 years, St. John Lutheran School offers Preschool to 8th grade in a Christ-centered setting. Prospective students and families are invited to attend our School Open House on Sunday, February 11 from noon-2p. Meet the faculty, visit the classrooms and obtain enrollment information for the 2018-2019 school year.

beverly parkSunday, February 11, 2018 from 1p-4p
Beverly Hills Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Winter Family Fun Day
Beverly Park (18801 Beverly Road, Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025)
Winter Family Fun Day is free! “Weather Permitting” activities include – sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, warm drinks, a snow cave, winter golf, winter softball and snacks in the pavilion by the fire. More info… NOTE – this event was originally supposed to take place 1/28 but moved to 2/11 due to lack of snow.

Sunday, Febraury 11, 2018 from 1p-4p
West Bloomfield Valentine’s Day Weekend Events – Vintage Valentines Open House
Orchard Lake Museum (3951 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323, 248-220-0866)
Valentine cards reflect the times, through popular themes, poetry, humor, art and cultural values. Come and see a collection of 1930’s Valentines and experience nearly 100-year-old love stories. Permanent exhibits will be featured interpreting local area history and culture. Hands-on activities. FREE Event. For more info, call 248-220-0866.

tea timeSunday, February 11, 2018 from 2p-3p
Flint Weekend Events – Sunday Tea
Sloan Museum (1221 E Kearsley Street, Flint, MI)
Enjoy small finger foods and an assortment of teas. Tickets are limited. $5 per child 11 & under, $7 per adult. For more info, apervaiz@sloanlongway.org

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This Valentine’s Day Weekend Events page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events.Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

Valentine’s Day Weekend Events 2018 researched and compiled by Glen LaGrou, co-owner of OaklandCountyMoms.com.