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Top Kids’ Valentine’s Day Activities In South Florida

February 14, 2014 8:00 AM


Children often celebrate Valentine’s Day in classrooms by making cute cards and giving them to their adorable classmates or gifting their parents with sweet sentiments. Now there are other locations where they can celebrate the joy of Valentine’s Day or escape it by doing a fun activity. There are plays, arts and crafts and more proving that there is more than one way to show your love this holiday. Say “I love you” in a new way.

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Young At Art Valentine’s Day Celebration

Young At Art
751 S.W. 121 Ave.
Davie, FL 33325
(954) 424-0085

Date: Feb. 14, 2014

Young At Art Museum has tons of opportunity for children to celebrate the holidays. For Valentine’s Day, children can participate in card making, crafts and other Valentine’s Day events. Last year, the celebration included card making, cupid puppets and heart prints. Parents should call ahead for pricing and for more details on this year’s events and surprises.

51st Annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival

2700 S. Bayshore Drive
Coconut Grove, FL 33133
(305) 447-0401

Date: Feb 15-17, 2014

Instead of heading to the mall this Valentine’s Day, take the family to a cultural phenomenon. The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is in its 51st year and it offers miles of art vendors for young and old. There will be food, recreational, visual and performing arts in addition to crafts so lovely that your child just might purchase another Valentine’s Day gift for you. There are no official events geared to celebrate love at this festival but that doesn’t mean that there won’t be plenty of it to spread around. That’s what happens when 360 international artists descend on a small South Florida town and let their imagination run wild.

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Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live

Parker Playhouse
707 N.E. 8th St.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 462-0222

Date: Feb. 15-16, 2014

Explore the world of dinosaurs in a whole new way. The Parker Playhouse presents Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live where prehistoric giants return to roam the stage. Take the child who is fed up with the gushiness of the holiday and treat them to an educational and informational feast for the eyes and mind. Tickets are $15 and later performances are available. Make it a family event or send them out with the babysitter. Either way, it’s a fun Valentine’s Day for all!

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Miami International Boat Show

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Date: Through Feb. 17, 2014

The Miami International Boat Show is another Valentine’s Day distraction. It offers children the opportunity to marvel at monstrosities of the sea and sample carnival-style food. It’s a family affair that spans the entirety of South Beach with free shuttles that will transport eager guests. Now, everyone can have a unique Valentine’s Day.

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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at

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