As we get closer to Valentine's Day, it can be hard enough to try and plan a romantic evening with your significant other. Valentine's Day falls on a Wednesday and if you have kids, that makes it harder to find a babysitter.

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Instead of trying to coordinate a babysitter, a reservation, and your bank account, why not just bring the entire family to the first-ever Sweetheart Dance with Davenport and Bettendorf?

Wedding Reception Dance Floor

This first-ever dance is meant for all ages and is a perfect event to make Valentine's Day special for the entire family. If you want to do both the sweetheart dance and Valentine's Day, you can definitely do that since the dance is a two days after the day of love.

Davenport & Bettendorf's First-ever Sweetheart Dance

Get the family ready for the first-ever Sweetheart Dance put on by both the Davenport and Bettendorf parks and recreation departments.

This fun and enchanting night will happen at the Starlite Ballroom at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds (2815 W Locust St, Davenport, IA) on Friday, Feb. 16th.

Davenport Parks & Recreation via Facebook
Davenport Parks & Recreation via Facebook

This event is open to all ages. Families will be treated to a dinner buffet, crafts, a DJ, flowers, and a chance to win prizes. A professional photographer will also be available to take photos (sold separately at dance). Admission is $60 per pair which is an adult and child. It's $20 per additional person.

Registration for this event closes on Thursday, February 8th. You can get your tickets now at

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