Love is in the air all over Los Angeles. We searched the city for the coolest array of things you’ll love to do with those you love. There are whales and bubbles, a Grammy weekend concert for kiddos, Golden Dragon acrobats, heart art, trains galore and so much more. This weekend is also the Jewish festival of Tu B’Shevat, or the festival of the trees, and you can celebrate at the Skirball or by getting out to pick some fruit!

Skirball Playdate: Storms and Rainbowsphoto: The Skirball Cultural Center


Heart Art at CAAM
Celebrate twice: for African-American History Month, head to the California African-American Museum to enjoy the exhibits and then make beautiful, handmade Valentine’s Day cards. Sat. Event details.

True Pablove
If love is sharing, caring and giving, then this is the best celebration in town. It’s an all-ages party with unique Valentine-themed arts and crafts, live music, a silent auction, kids’ activities, and great food and beverages…all in the name of fundraising to fight childhood cancer with love. Sat. Event details.


Bowtie Field Day
Enjoy an afternoon of outdoor activities along the Los Angeles River at the Bowtie Project with activities and walks led by rangers, artists and educators; then top off the day with a campfire and s’mores after sunset. Sat. Event details.


GRAMMY Concert for Kids
See 5 nominees, all at one show, and you can take the kids!  All the nominees for a 2016 GRAMMY Awards for Best Children’s Album (The Okee Dokee Brothers, Frances England, Recess Monkey, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and Brady Rymer) take the stage in an intimate setting. Sat. Event details.

San Gabriel Valley

Valentine’s Weekend at the Huntington
It’s a love-fest weekend in the gardens where you can wander through the roses, have a special chocolate  tea, see the romantic blooms in the Camellia Show and let the kids romp in the Children’s Garden. Sat. & Sun. Event details.


A Whale of a Weekend
Look for migrating whales from the shore as kids can feel the heft of a whale rib, check out bristly baleen, and try on a layer of (simulated) whale blubber for warmth. There are stories, activities and wildlife meet & greets all weekend long. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Happy Birthday, Trees
Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Shevat (the New Year of the Trees) at this multi-sensory workshop for kids that’s all about our leafy friends. Sun. Event details.

A Free Family Concert
Discover the world of classical music at the AYS annual family concert. This fun, interactive performance with activities for kids of all ages is the perfect (free!) way to share classical music with little music makers. Sun. Event details.

South Bay

The Amazing Bubble Man
Kids practically burst with excitement when they see square bubbles, bubbles inside bubbles, fog-filled bubbles, giant bubbles, bubble volcanoes, tornadoes and trampolines and even people in bubbles. Sun. Event details.

San Fernando Valley

Family Fruit Pick
Pucker up! Bring bags and crates and spend the day together picking grapefruit right from the trees. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Inland Empire

The Great Train Show
All aboard; this family-friendly event has hundreds of train tables just waiting for your little conductor to explore. Sat. & Sun. Event details.

Worth the Drive

The Golden Dragon Acrobats
The award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance and spectacular costumes come from a 25-century (nope, not a type-o!) tradition and the skill and beauty entrance kids and adults alike. Sat. Event details.

If you’re looking for more ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day, we found something that will peak the interest of every one of your little loves, and you can read about them here.

—Meghan Rose