Feel the love this Valentine’s Day weekend with a Puppy Love celebration (for kids and canine pals!) in Pershing Square, hearts-and-crafts activities at Kidspace Children’s Museum, a romantic movie night for the whole family and more. Read on for the details on these events, plus get the rest of our picks for what to do in LA with kids this weekend.

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Lady & the Tramp at El Capitan
Take in Valentine’s Day as it was intended, with Disney’s classic puppy love story Lady and the Tramp at the iconic El Capitan Theatre. Added bonus? There will be a pre-show live performance at the 4p.m. and 7p.m. screenings. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Imaginology Kids Valentine’s Day Party
Join Silverlake Imaginology for its first Annual Valentine’s Day Party. Bring the whole brood for special activities and a funny show! The play-and-learn center’s STEAM-based labs (Earth, Wind, Water and Light) will be open for kids to explore. Fri. Event details.

Beverly Grove

Dog Bird’s Blue Valentine Celebration
One of our favorite kids boutiques, Lil Bit, is celebrating Dog Bird (the bird who thinks he’s a dog) in a big, totally-immersive way that the whole family will enjoy! There will be a reading, signing and cuddly plush giveaways, along with temporary tattoos in Dog Bird’s tattoo studio, arts and crafts and more. Sat. Event details.


Spread the Love Pop-Up
Bring the family to Meri Cherry Art Studio where you can create clay sculpey hearts along with a special trinket box to take them home in. Spread the love by handing out your hearts to friends, family or neighbors. Sat. Event details.


Fill Your Heart with Art
From paint to paper craft, kids can experiment, practice and participate in a variety of creative projects at Kidspace Museum. Fill your heart with different art at stations scattered throughout the museum—each station features a different medium or technique to try. Sat.-Mon. Event details.


Puppy Love Valentine’s Celebration
Calling all pooch owners. Head to downtown’s Pershing Square with your fam (pup included!) for pictures with Fido, off-leash lawn play, K9 crafts and more! Sat. Event details.

Family Garden Workshop: Natures Pigment
Art and nature converge in this month’s Family Garden Workshop, where participants will make sustainable paint brushes using garden clippings, plus learn how to transform plants into paint pigments. Sun. Event details.

Smorgasburg LA
Eat your way through Sunday with Smorgasburg LA, the largest weekly open-air food market in America, located at ROW DTLA. Vendors include URBN Pizza, Churro Boss and more. Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive

Queen Mary Scots Festival
Put on your favorite tartan gear and get ready for a weekend of Highland revelry at the Queen Mary. When else can you cheer on kilted professional Scottish athletes as they compete the hammer throw and caber toss? There will also be bagpipe and drumming competitions, dance offs and more. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Psst… looking for more ways to entertain the kids this weekend? Check out the full LA Events Calendar for ideas. 

–Shannan Rouss