Valentine’s Day Events and Activities for Kids in San Diego

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Share the love at these local events that celebrate the month of hearts!

FREE Make Your Own Collage Valentine with artist, June Rubin. Feb. 2, 5:30-7:30 pm. All ages welcome. June Rubin Studio, 2690 Historic Decatur Rd. #214 (Barracks 19), Point Loma. www.junerubin.com.

Family Night: Make Valentine Mailboxes. Feb. 7, 6-7 pm. $3 per mailbox. Recommended for ages 3-12 and immediate family members. Register online. Civic Center Park, 3 Civic Center Dr., San Marcos. www.san-marcos.net.

Oceanside Valentine’s Week. Enjoy romantic ferris wheel rides at the beach, horse and carriage rides along the Strand, an outdoor screening of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Valentine Family Bike Ride along the San Luis Rey Bike Trail, the Sweetheart Sunset Market and more. Feb. 8-14. www.oceansidevalentinesweek.org.

FREE Buzzing Valentine Mailbox Craft at the Lakeshore Learning Store. For ages 3 & up. Feb. 10, 11 am-3 pm. 7510 Hazard Center Dr., San Diego & 702 Center Dr., San Marcos. www.lakeshorelearning.com.

Valentine Teas at Sikes Adobe Historic Farmstead. Invite a loved one to tea with sweets and sandwiches. Feb. 10 & 11, 1 & 3 pm. $15. For reservations, visit website. 12655 Sunset Dr., Escondido. www.sikesadobe.org.

FREE Crafternoon: Valentine’s Day Crafts for the whole family. Feb. 10, 2-3 pm. Lemon Grove Branch Library, 3001 School Lane. www.sdcl.org.

FREE Shopping in the Heart of IB. Featuring Valentine’s Day gift ideas, live music and dance, yummy eats and kids’ activities. Feb. 10, 10 am-4 pm. Sports Park Rec Center, 425 Imperial Beach Blvd., Imperial Beach. www.facebook.com/events/134722137184395.

Valentine’s Cruises by Hornblower Cruises & Events. Spectacular bay views, delicious food selections from special Valentine’s Day menus and music for dancing. Champagne brunch cruises on Feb. 10, 11, 17 & 18; Valentine’s weekend dinner cruises on Feb. 10 & 11. www.hornblower.com.

Coronado Valentine’s Day 10K, 5K & 1-Mile Run. Get your heart pumping at this event that offers finisher medals for the 10K and 5K participants, an awards ceremony, live music, an expo, a post-race party and more. Feb. 11; 1-mile run, 7:30 am; 5K & 10K, 8 am. Tidelands Park, 2000 Mullinex Dr. Fees and registration at www.valentinesday10k.com.

Valentine’s Day Benefit Concert. Live performances by the museum’s own 1st Edition Jazz Band, as well as teen musicians, Carlos Alvarez and Serena Geroe. Feb. 14, 7-9 pm. $30-$40. Benefits the museum’s MusicVentures student tour program. Museum of Making Music, 5790 Armada Dr., Carlsbad. www.museumofmakingmusic.org.

North Park Daddy-Daughter Dance. Girls, grades Pre-K through 12, are invited to spend a fun evening with their fathers at this event that includes a red carpet entry, DJ, photo booth and refreshments. Feb. 16, 6-9 pm. $5. North Park Recreation Center, 4044 Idaho St. To register, go to www.sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/centers/recctr/northpark or call 619-235-1152.

FUNBelievable Play’s Valentine’s Disco. Kids can boogie the night away while parents enjoy a romantic date night. Feb. 16, 5-8 pm. $20 per child; includes drink and snack. Call to reserve your spot. 11655 Riverside Dr. #155-157, Lakeside.  www.funbelievableplay.com.

SEA Days: Ocean Love. Love is in the air (and the ocean) this month! Meet experts from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and explore this time of year when whales are calving, fish are spawning and birds are nesting. Feb. 17, 11 am-3 pm. Free with admission. Birch Aquarium at Scripps, 2300 Expedition Way, La Jolla. www.aquarium.ucsd.edu.

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