Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Chicago Events: Valentine's Day Dances and Parties in the Parks

The Chicago Park District celebrates Valentine’s Day in February with numerous dances and parties throughout the city including the traditional daddy-daughter/mommy-son dances.  Most events feature recorded music, refreshments, photo opportunities, games and an arts and crafts station. 
Many programs are admission free or have nominal entrance fees.  Please contact each individual park for additional information.   Click here to watch a video about Valentine’s Day events. 

Following are highlights:
Valentine’s Day Dance
Thursday, Feb. 2, 7-8:30 p.m.
Durkin Park, 8445 S. Kolin Ave., 773-284-7316
Admission $2, ages 3-5
Family Valentine’s Day Dance
Friday, Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m.
Portage Park, 4100 N. Long Ave., 773-685-7235
Admission $5, all ages
The Horner Park Jazz Band will provide live music for this family event.

Tropical Treat Nights
Wednesdays, Feb. 8 and 15, 3-6 p.m.
Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave.,
Admission free, all ages
To honor the red-heart month, this program focuses on the “sweet plants” of the Conservatory.  Fact and flavor stations will be staffed by educators throughout the Conservatory, featuring chocolate, vanilla, banana, cinnamon, chewing gum, and more.  Come taste your way through the Conservatory’s tropical paradise.  Due to extensive hail damage, the Conservatory’s public space is limited.  Tropical Treat Nights are replacing Sweet Saturdays, a regular event which has been cancelled for 2012.

Cupid’s Corner
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6 p.m.
Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West, 312-742-7726
Admission $5, all ages
Family Valentine’ Dance
Thursday, Feb. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave., 773-685-3270
Admission $5 per couple, all ages
Valentine’s Day Dance
Friday, Feb. 10, 4-6 p.m.
Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., 312-328-0821
Admission $10, all ages

Daddy-Daughter/Mother Son Dance
Friday, Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m.
Smith (Joseph Higgins) Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave., 312-742-7534
Admission $5, all ages
Teen Valentine Dance
Friday, Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Gompers Park, 4222 W. Foster Ave., 773-685-3270
Admission $5, ages 11-13

Family Valentine Dance
Friday, Feb. 10, 7-9 p.m.
Bosley Park, 3044 S. Bonfield St., 312-747-6026
Admission free, all ages

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance
Monday, Feb. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Skinner Park, 1331 W. Monroe St., 312-746-5560
Admission $5, ages 2-5

Valentine’s Day Dance
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Daley Bicentennial Plaza, 337 E. Randolph St., 312-742-7649
Admission $10 per family, ages 2-5

Valentine’s Day Dance
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3 p.m.
Cole Park, 361 E. 85th St., 312-747-6063
Admission $3, ages 9-17

Valentine’s Day Dance
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 3-6 p.m.
Kennicott Park, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., 312-747-7138
Admission $5, ages 6-12

Valentine’s Day Party
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 4-5:30 p.m.
Cornell Square Park, 1809 W. 50th St., 312-747-6097
Admission $1, ages 6-12
Family Valentine’s Dance
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
Eugene Field Park, 5100 N. Ridgeway Ave., 773-478-9744
Admission $4, all ages
Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Valentine Dance
Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave., 773-685-3361
Admission $4, all ages

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