Love is in the air, more Chinese New Year celebrations, and a chocolate festival! Plus the weather is a little warmer, so go out and play!

As always, there’s a lot going on in DC this weekend.  Check out Kid Friendly DC’s fantastic Valentine post for more ideas.


Saturday, February 12th


Free Valentine-making Workshop

1 – 3pm @ Barnes & Noble in Clarendon Market Commons, Arlington

An Arlington Arts Center artist will be there to help make Valentines.  The workshop is free, and no registration is required.  Before you go, print out this voucher so that a portion of purchases made will benefit AAC.

Click here for more info.


Chinese New Year Festival

10am – 7pm @ Luther Jackson Middle School, Falls Church

A fun celebration with lots of traditional dancing, games, kid’s activities, and live performances.  There is a parade at 2pm, and admission is free.


Le Village Marche’s Valentine’s Day Event

12 – 3pm @ Le Village Marche, Arlington

Bring the kids down to Le Village Marche for a “make your own Valentine event” while you shop.  All jewelry is 10% off this weekend.


Sunday, February 13th


Make-your-own Victorian Valentine

1pm – 4 pm @ Lee-Fendall House, Alexandria

Make your own Victorian Valentine using traditional techniques to produce a modern card. Cost is $5 per crafter, and both adults and kids are welcome!


Family Fun Sunday: Creating Art from the Heart
1-5pm @ Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens, Washington, DC

Decorate a heart-shaped box using stickers, ribbons, “gems,” and other fun materials.


Saturday, February 12th & Sunday, February 13th


Two-Day Celebration: The Power of Chocolate Festival

10am – 5:30pm @ National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC

A two day celebration for the love of chocolate!  There will be two local Bolivian dance groups, samples from Mars Chocolate, food demonstrations, and hands-on activities for families like paper mola making.

Click here for more information.