Chicago is bursting with activities and events to do this Valentine's Day. For those of you looking to get out and enjoy a great evening with the family, there are many free activities open for those of all ages. Here are just a few of those options.
Handmade Market Chicago
Feb. 11 thru April 8 @ 12 p.m.
Empty Bottle, Ukrainian Village, 1035 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
More than thirty sellers will be on hand displaying their homemade arts and crafts for a monthly celebration of the local and artisanal at the Handmade Market Chicago at the Empty Bottle. Come out and support the local talent.
Kid's Praise and Dance Night (Valentine's Edition)
Feb. 11 @ 5 p.m.
Cornerstone Community Church, 7983 Grand Boulevard, Hobart, IN 46342
Bring your kids for a fun evening led by trained and certified children's volunteers. Enjoy a date night out while your kids have a blast with dinner, playing games, making crafts, dancing and watching movies and eating snacks.
Ice Skating in Millenium Park
Free through Mar. 6 @ 10 a.m.
Millenium Park, McCormick Tribune Ice Rink, 201 E. Randolph St., Chicago, IL 60601
Go ice skating in the Downtown Loop in Chicago and enjoy the view at Millenium Park. Celebrate the holiday with one of winter's most traditional activities. There is free admission to skate but if you need skates it's $12 to rent a pair.
Valentine's Day Dance
Feb. 14 @ 5 p.m.
Lincoln Park Cultural Center, 2045 N. Lincoln, Park West, Chicago, IL 60614
Join Lincoln Park Cultural Center for their annual Valentine's Day family dance. Enjoy not only dancing but also treats, music and much more. The Lincoln Park Advisory Council will be selling items for purchase as a fundraiser.