Love is in the air! Family-friendly Valentine’s Day events around the Seacoast!

Valentine’s Day is next week! Time to grab your sweetie and have a chocolate eating contest, amiright? I’m just in love with love.

While the big V-day falls mid-week, there are plenty of holiday-themed activities in and around the Seacoast happening this weekend that promise fun for your whole crew. And as far as I know, you can eat chocolate at all of them.

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Festival, Salem MA: Feb. 8-10.
If you’re up for a little road trip, this weekend is Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate and Ice Festival, a decadent tradition of delectable chocolate, sparkling ice sculptures and Valentine’s Day shopping. There are over 20 ice sculptures on display (and lit up at night!) Salem has a ton of fun restaurants and family-friendly museums so make a day of it! This is a free event. Visit for more info.

Churchill’s Garden Kids’ Club, Exeter NH: Sat., Feb. 9; 11am & 2pm 
Kids will make a heart shaped bird seed ornament to take home to attract birds and keep them happy during these cold Winter months! Cost is $15 per child. To register online, click here. Visit for more info.

Michael’s Kids’ Club Valentine’s Project: Sat., Feb. 9.
Michael’s will keep your kids busy this weekend! From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (classes run every half hour), kids can make Valentine’s Day Frames (ages 3 and up $3 per child, ages 6 and up $5 per child). From 1 p.m. – 3 p.m., Michael’s MakeBreak workshop gives kids the opportunity to make slime with glitter for some valen-slime fun! Pre-registration is recommended and can be done by calling your local store or visiting the Classes & Events area of the website. Visit for more info.

STAR Theatre, Valentine’s Day Dance Spend, Kittery ME: Sat., Feb. 9, 6-8:00 p.m.
Spend the evening with your special squad at the Annual Valentine’s Day Dance in the STAR Theatre. Enjoy a live DJ, dancing, games, food, and party favors. Refreshment goodie donations happily accepted. Admission is $15/couple, $25/family in advance or $30/couple or family at the door. Visit for more info.

18th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza: Thurs., Feb. 20; 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Attention chocolate connoisseurs, hit up the 19th Annual Chocolate Extravaganza “A Feast of Music…and Dessert, too!” at the Portsmouth Middle School (new location this year). A ticket to the show allows guests to enjoy their choice of three different gourmet desserts and musical performances by students from Portsmouth Public Schools K-12 Performing Arts Department. Tickets are $7 at the door, but can be purchased in advance for $5.50. To order advance tickets, go to

Enjoy your V-day with your special ones! xoxo

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