The best part about Valentine's Day? Why, the excuse to eat candy and cookies, of course! If you agree with us, then you should plan on popping by the Wilmington Chocolate Festival at the Wilmington Library. Bring the kids for the family-friendly event, which will offer a huge array of candies, cookies, cakes, and brownies, each priced at 50 cents (you can buy your "taste tickets" once at the library).

In addition to sweets, the annual event will offer children's activities and raffles. The Wilmington Chocolate Festival is free to attend and will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 14.