Monthly Denversions: Things to Do in Denver in February 2017

 

things to do in Denver in February 2017What are the fun things to do in Denver in February 2017? There’s a whole lot more than just Valentine’s Day…February in Denver also means the annual Colorado Garden and Home Show, Mardi Gras celebrations and, of course, Denver Restaurant Week.

Communities across the country have also proclaimed February to be “local month,” the perfect time to focus on supporting local businesses by eating local, shopping local, and living local. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to shift your purchases locally. You could buy some Colorado-made chocolates, pick up a funny Valentine by one of these Denver makers, browse one of these local card shops, or pick up a locally made gift from one of these local shops.

Here are a fun more things to do in Denver in February…

February 1-28: Ice skating, Skyline Park, Downtown Denver

February 2: Denver Zoo Free Day

February 3: First Friday Art Walks: Santa Fe Art District, Tennyson Street Culture Walk, and RiNo Art District (Don’t miss the first free Drink RiNo circulator shuttle that will make stops at RiNo’s galleries and breweries.)

February 3: Off the Clock: Cajun Carnival, Denver Botanic Gardens

February 3: Fancy Pants: A First Friday of Lovely Wearables and Tokens of Love, Ink Lounge (29 S. Fox Street)

February 3: Sticky Fingers Colorado “Cool”inary Cooking (for kids), History Colorado Center

February 4: A Chocolate Affair, Olde Town Arvada

February 4: Douglas County Lifestyle Expo, Douglas County Events Center (Castle Rock)

February 4: Drink RiNo free shuttle

February 4: Annual Ride the Rockies Announcement Party, McNichols Civic Center Building

February 4: Denver Art Museum Free Day

February 4: Free Kids’ Yoga, Second Star to the Right Children’s Bookstore (4353 Tennyson Street)

February 4-5: Winter Park Express Ski Train

February 4-13: Colorado Garden & Home Show, Colorado Convention Center

February 7: Children’s Museum of Denver Free Play Night

February 8-20: Jewish Film Festival, Mizel Arts & Cultural Center (350 S. Dahlia)

February 10: After Hours — Peer Revue: Stand Up for Science, Denver Museum of Nature and Science (Local scientists turn comedians for one night only!)

February 10: Winter Wine Festival, McNichols Civic Center

February 11: Drink RiNo free shuttle

February 11: L’Electrique Dollhouse Circus, McNichols Civic Center Building

February 11: Life in Motion: A Colorado Dance Film Festival, The Historic Grant Avenue (2016 Grant Street)

February 11: Mile High Beer Fest, Exdo Event Center (1399 35th Street)

February 11: The Heart Throb 5k, Arvada

February 11: Free Kids’ Yoga, Second Star to the Right Children’s Bookstore (4353 Tennyson Street)

February 11-12: Winter Park Express Ski Train

February 12-13: Denver Zoo Free Day

February 14: Denver Clerk & Recorders’ 10th Annual Valentine’s Day Celebration, (201 W. Colfax) (Judges and clergy will be on hand to perform free marriage ceremonies. Marriage certificates are $30.)

February 16: Forum: How Will President Trump Impact Global Security?, University of Denver

February 18: Ball for All: A Roaring Mardi Gras, McNichols Civic Center

February 18: Bumblebee Jamboree (for kids), Denver Botanic Gardens

February 18: Drink RiNo free shuttle

February 18: Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performance (for kids), History Colorado Center

February 18-20: Winter Park Express Ski Train

February 18: Free Kids’ Yoga, Second Star to the Right Children’s Bookstore (4353 Tennyson Street)

February 20: Chinese New Year Celebration, WOW! Children’s Museum

February 20: Denver Botanic Gardens Free Day

February 23:  Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performance (for kids), History Colorado Center

February 24 to March 5: Denver Restaurant Week (275 participating restaurants!)

February 25: Cupid’s Undie Run, McNichols Civic Center Building (This run benefits the Children’s Tumor Foundation to support ending Neurofibromatosis.)

February 25: 7th Annual Denver Mardi Gras, Exdo Event Center (1399 35th Street)

February 25: Denver Special Olympics Splash and Dash  5k & Polar Plunge, City Park and Denver Zoo

February 25: Drink RiNo free shuttle

February 25: Five Points Stomp, The Savoy at Curtis Park (2700 Arapahoe)

February 25: Free Kids’ Yoga, Second Star to the Right Children’s Bookstore (4353 Tennyson Street)

February 25-26: Winter Park Express Ski Train

February 26: Warm Cookies of the Revolution: Boogie Down!, McNichols Civic Center

February 27-28: Inside the Orchestra’s Tiny Tots Performance (for kids), History Colorado Center

Here’s to a fun-filled February in Denver…and don’t forget to support your favorite local businesses this month!

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