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It's Time for Some February Fun!

Check out these local Family Fun and Valentine' Day events to help beat that winter cabin fever!

Calling all young chefs! Children ages 3-5 are invited to take part in this no-bake cooking class on Friday, February 10. Little ones will join preschool teachers at The Annex, 2 E. Oak Street, from 9:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. and cook their way through the ABCs.

Young chefs will prepare and learn about foods, recipe reading, ingredient identification, and proper measuring techniques. No ovens will be used, as these will be no-bake recipes that children will be able to take home and add to the family cookbook. Please note, all food and allergy issues must be presented before the day of the class.

Date: Friday, February 10th

Time: 9:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Price: $30 for Lake in the Hills Residents / $40 for Non-Residents

Location: Village of Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation -

The Annex / Classroom 5

2 E. Oak Street

Lake in the Hills, IL 60156

Visit to learn more and register.

Please register by Monday, February 6.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend by sharing a delectable dinner with that special someone, while overlooking romantic Meadow Lake. Enjoy a five-course dinner with wine pairings and live music from local classical guitarist Jim Perona.

This event is for guests 21 years and older.

Date: Friday, February 10th

Time: 8:00 PM

Price: $110 members / $120 guests

Location: The Morton Arboretum

4100 Illinois Route 53

Lisle, IL 60532


The Quarry Cable Park, in Crystal Lake, presents it's Second Annual Galentine’s Day Event! Grab your gals and head over for a fun-filled night out! Shop the Mini-Market vendors, sip flirty cocktails, snack on tasty light bites and have a dance party while the DJ spins some fun tunes!

February 10 & 11 | 5p-11p

Date: Friday, February 10th

& Saturday, February 11th

Time: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Price: $5 Cover

5517 Northwest Hwy

Crystal Lake, IL 60014


The Huntley Farmers Market is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month through May!

The monthly Farmers Market is held from 9 AM- 1 PM on the 2nd Saturday of each month through May 2023.

As of January 2023, this market has a new location - the Fellowship Hall of the 1st Congregational Church Huntley.

Join the fun on Saturday, February 11th at Fellowship Hall!

The market will be celebrating Super Bowl Sunday AND Valentine's Day - with lots of game day food and gifts for your Valentine (or yourself!)

Date: Saturday, February 11th

Time: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: Fellowship Hall at 1st Congregational Church Huntley

11628 E. Main Street, Huntley, IL


Farmers Market+ At The Dole is more than a farmers market. It's an experience. Come to shop and stay for the fun! Have brunch/lunch while listening to live music and enjoy the "Famous" Market+ Bloody Mary or Mimosa to complete your Sunday Funday! With 45+ Farmers, Food Purveyors & Artisans you are bound to find some goodies you can't resist!

Date: Sunday, February 12th &

Sunday, February 26th

Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Location: Inside the Historic Dole Mansion

401 Country Club Road

Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Celebrate the lovely ladies in your lives with a Galentine's Day Brunch! Bring your best gal pals and spend some time making custom floral bouquets at the bouquet bar, sip mimosas together, and enjoy a brunch buffet. (This is an Ages 21+ event)

Date: Sunday, February 12th

Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Price: $20 res/$25 non-res

1401 W. Route 176

Crystal Lake, IL 60014


Valentine's Day Wine, Chocolate & Cheese Pairing

Spend your Valentine's Day evening at Plank Road Tap Room with a curated assortment of wines, cheeses and chocolates.

The evening will kick off with a beautiful Italian sparkling wine toast and move on to three amazing wines, paired with a fine cheese and a delicious Ethereal chocolate.

Date: Tuesday, February 14th

Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Price: $49.99 / person

Location: Plank Road Tap Room

39 Plank Road

Elgin, IL


Children are guaranteed to have a great time as they learn a collection of fascinating and mesmerizing magic tricks! They will amaze family and friends with tricks that involve cards, ropes, coins, mind-reading, and more.

While tricks may appear difficult, you’ll discover that they are quick to learn and easy to perform. All materials will be provided, and each child receives a magic kit to take home. Children are grouped by age and learn age-appropriate tricks.

Visit to learn more and register!

Date: Wednesday, February 22nd

Time: 5:00 - 5:55 PM

Price: $22 for Lake in the Hills Residents / $26 for Non-Residents

Location: Crystal Lake Park District / Rotary Building

431 Walkup Road

Crystal Lake, IL


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