Celebrate Valentine's Day in the Parks with Dances and Parties

1/23/2013
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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:

Pre-Valentine’s Day Dance
Friday, Feb. 1, 6-10 p.m.
Jesse Owens Park, 8800 S. Clyde Ave., 312-747-6709
Admission $7, ages 13-17
Teen Connection presents an evening of dancing, games and more.

Family Valentine’s Day Dance
Friday, Feb. 1, 7-8:30 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.

Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Valentine Dance
Thursday, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Smith Park, 2526 W. Grand Ave., 312-742-7534
Admission $5 per couple, all ages
Families can enjoy this dance together.

Valentine’s Day Dance
Friday, Feb. 8, 6-8 p.m.
Bosley Playground Park, 3044 S. Bonfield St., 312-747-6026
Admission free, all ages
Families can enjoy a dance party.

Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Valentine Dance
Friday, Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Mayfair Park, 4550 W. Sunnyside Ave., 773-685-3361
Admission $5, all ages
This 7th annual dance will feature music, refreshments and photo opportunities.

Valentine’s Day Dance
Saturday, Feb. 9, 4:30-7 p.m.
Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave., 312-328-0823
Admission $10 per child, all ages
Enjoy dancing, games, arts and crafts and more at this party.

Family Valentine’s Day Dance
Wednesday, Feb. 13, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
The Park at NTA, 2240 S. Federal St., 312-747-1615
Admission $5, all ages
Familes dance the night away.

Valentine’s Day Dance
Thursday, Feb. 14, 4-7 p.m.
Russell Square Park, 3045 E. 83rd St., 312-747-6651
Admission $2, ages 6-12
Kids dance the night away.

Family Fun Valentine’s Day Dance
Thursday, Feb. 14, 5-7 p.m.
Stanton Park, 618 W. Scott, 312-742-7896
Admission free, all ages
Familes dance the night away.

Family Valentine’s Day Dance
Thursday, Feb. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Skinner Park, 1331 W. Monroe St., 312-746-5560
Admission $5, ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult
Familes enjoy music, dancing, games and more.

Family Hearts and Crafts
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6-7 p.m.
Armour Square Park, 3309 S. Shields, 312-747-6012
Admission $5, all ages
Get creative at this “hearts” and crafts event.
 

 

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