Events in February


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Texas - February

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is Houston's version of Mardi Gras, the Super Bowl, and the running of the bulls in Spain, all in one.  As the 2nd largest fair or festival in North America , this mega event is a must attend for the whole family.  With so much to see and do, it’s wise to plan a full day or more to fully appreciate the full scope of this spectacular All-American event.


ARTfeast Art of Living

Santa Fe New Mexico - February 27th - 28th

ARTfeast is an annual celebration of artful living and its seems quite appropriate that its held in and with the people of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Fall, winter, and summer events celebrate the city’s world-class chefs and restaurants, an array of vintners, prominent artists and galleries, and unique homes. Those unique homes also lend themselves to amazing vacation rentals or as i like to call them "Unique Vacation and Event Accommodations" - this is the Winter ARTfeast, visit our June event page to also make plans for the summer ARTfeast.

The Art Feast (ARTfeast) is a weekend of art, wine, food, fashionto benefit the art programs in local schools.  The 3 day events usually begins with an Art of Fashion Show and a luncheon featuring jewerly and fashion from Santa Fe's top designers.  Sante Fe is an art lover's delight - the colors and trhe energy lift my spirit and inspire me to a higher level of being.  The art tour matches galleries with restaurants for an art and food crawl (over 30 ) - which inspires food and art matchmaking.  The events continue with home tours, dinner and auction, and a luncheon featuring guest artists.


Maple Fair

Billie Creek Village Indiana - February

At winter’s end, Parke County’s Maple Syrup Producers begin tapping the trees that provide sugar water for making maple syrup. Join in two weekends of fun at the Parke County Maple Fair. Travel country roads with world famous covered bridges and tour maple syrup camps throughout the county. See how maple syrup is made down at the ""sugar camp"" and sample its wonderful flavor. Plan on spending more than just a day to enjoy maple syrup making, those world famous Covered Bridges and the scenic beauty of Parke County, from the frosty mornings to the crispy clear winter nights - there are lots of things to see and do.


Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Newport Oregon - February

It wouldn't be winter without this premier event on the Oregon coast. Since 1978 the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival has attracted visitors from around the world to the central Oregon coast to enjoy wines from Oregon, Idaho, California, and Washington. Whether it be photography, seascapes, portraiture, wood carvings, jewelry, pottery, glass, or metalwork there are plenty of things to catch your eye at the craft show as well.


Seaside Jazz Festival

Seaside Oregon - February 25th - 28th

Welcome to the Seaside Jazz Festival.  Formerly called theOregon Dixieland Jubilee, we are entering our 30th year of presenting one of the finest Jazz Festivals around.

 

Our festival presents some of the top performers of traditional jazz and traditional jazz inspired music. Spend the weekend, or just a day, and we are certain you will have a grand time enjoying the sounds of this "True American" art form. 

Find yourself a place of lodging nearby from our list of accommodations for Seaside, Oregon.


Carnival Miami

Miami Florida - February

This massive ten-day festival celebrates Miami's Latin community - the biggest Hispanic bash and one of the largest street festivals in the US. The highlight of the week has to be Calle Ocho, one of the largest street parties in the world, attracting more than a million revelers. This all-day event offers the opportunity to "dance 'til you die".


3GSMA Mobile World Congress

Barcelona Catalonia - February

25 – 28 February


Daytona 500

Daytona Beach Florida - February 21st - 21st

Daytona International Speedway, home of "The Great American Race", the Daytona 500, is the biggest, richest and most prestigious race in America. 200,000 spectators and nearly 40 million TV viewers worldwide help kick off the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.  If you have a chance to go, don't miss it, you'll be a fan for life.


World Ice Art Championship

Fairbanks Alaska - February

At the 2012 World Ice Art Championships, travelers will find larger-than-life panoramas of Fairbanks’ crystal-clear “arctic diamond ice” sculpted into mythical creatures, delicate butterflies and stalwart warriors. Children and adults alike play on fanciful ice slides and mazes in the Kids Ice Park. It is a month of icy adventure for travelers of all ages, and visitors should be prepared to be inundated with everything that is ice — from ice cabins to thrones, as well as ice sculptures adorning businesses around town.


Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

Fort Myers Beach Florida - February

The two-day event begins with chef/vintner dinners in private homes throughout Southwest Florida and concludes with a Grand Tasting and Auction the following da.  The Grand Tasting features gastronomic delights from more than a dozen of the region’s finest chefs along with signature wines from California, Oregon and other popular European wine regions. Proceeds benefit the SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc.


Pinkalicious, The Musical

Monmouth County New Jersey - February

Based on the New York Times best-selling children’s picture booksPinkalicious and Purplicious, by sisters Elizabeth and Victoria Kann, Pinkalicious, The Musical tells the story of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. It’s a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast, until her hue goes too far. Only Pinkalicious herself can figure out a way to get out of this predicament!

The performance is one hour long and appropriate for children ages 2 to 10. All children of any age must have a ticket.

*$2 per ticket in person or mail orders; $7 per ticket phone orders; $9.50 per ticket online orders.
Find out our list of accommodations for Monmouth and Ocean CountiesNew Jersey.


Whooping Crane Festival

Port Aransas Texas - February

the Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce celebrates this astonishing natural wonder with an annual festival honoring these grand birds. In addition, an awesome array of wintering migratory birds flock into the wetlands and onto the Texas shorelines of Mustang Island in Port Aransas and birding tours by land and sea are highlights during the festival. Make your plans to attend the Whooping Crane Festival from February 20 – 23, 2014. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the many festivities during the celebration. Nature is the theme of the free trade show featuring numerous, unique vendors. A wide selection of optics, paintings, photography and one of a kind gift items for the nature lover in all of us will be featured.


Uptown Art Expo

Maitland Florida - February

Artisans will showcase their talents, color and music and will make the streets along beautiful Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte come alive.
The venue is 2nd Annual Uptown Art Expo along Cranes Roost Boulevard, in Altamonte Springs, Florida and date is Saturday & Sunday, February 16-17th, 2013 

This is a  FREE ADMISSION Art & Music festival and will feature 130 artist displays of mosaics, paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, glass, fine crafts  and sculpture available for purchase. The juried art displays will be judged on for cash prizes & ribbons.

There will also be free concerts of Marty Balin on Saturday and Firefall on Sunday.

 

Find out our list of accommodations for North Altamonte Springs, Florida.


Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon & Half Marathon

Galveston Texas - February

The Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon and Half Marathon is scheduled annually. The marathon, represents a second coming for distance running on the island.

 The race is exactly a week before the Mardi Gras revelry will encapsulate the island. The first edition of the race in 2011 attracted about 1,200 runners, most of whom competed in the 13.1-mile half marathon.

HIGHLIGHTS: Start and finish at the "strand". Run through
historic galveston and along the seawall.

Half marathon one loop of the course. Full marathon two loops.

Stick around for a great post race party massage by koala health and wellness.
Food, drinks and beer at sanger park following the race.

Visit: www.mardigrasgalveston.com for more details.

Camping, Hotel and Other Accommodations: Click on the link for a list  of Galveston, Texas accommodations.


Saratoga Beer Week

Saratoga Springs New York - February 16th - 20th

Downtown Saratoga Springs becomes a beer lovers utopia for 3 days of 25 plus events, beer dinners, The Grand Food and Rare Beer Tasting, and the annual Saratoga Beer Summit.


Boarding for Breast Cancer - Holiday Valley

Ellicottville New York - February

The 5th annual B4BC board-a-thon will be held on February 16, 2013. Activities in the name of breast cancer awareness will include: Special riding and park clinics for women, a park contest open to men and women, local shop demos, a cancer awareness outreach booth, silent and Chinese auctions and an awards reception party. Proceeds from Holiday Valley’s B4BC event will go to the Buffalo area's Women’s Oncology Program at Camp Good Days and Boarding for Breast Cancer Awareness Programs. 


Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Florida - February

The Coconut Grove Arts Festival is one of the nation's premier outdoor fine arts festivals, selling over 4 million dollars of artwork in 3 days.  It offers visitors the opportunity to meet and talk with exhibiting artists, sample fine cuisine, enjoy live entertainment, or take a walk through the history of this charming village, Coconut Grove.


Brazilian Carnival

Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro - February

Begins the Friday before Ash Wednesday - Samba ...


Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo

Scottsdale Arizona - February

The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is the largest of its kind in the world and draws hundreds of thousands of horse lovers each year.  Scottsdale is the perfect setting for this marvelous Arabian Horse Show, enjoy the competition and view over 2,000 horses, as well as, enjoy the outdoors and shopping experiences only Scottsdale can bring.  Explore the desert, outdoor hiking, fabulous dining, and over 2000 golf courses in and around Scottsdale.  These magnificent, versatile, user-friendly animals and their owners will gather from around the world to compete for over hundreds of thousands in prize monies in more than 420 colorful classes. A win at Scottsdale can mean big money in the breeding barns.


Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Seattle Washington - February

The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is home to the largest seminar series of its kind in the world.  This year, it’s larger than ever before, with 115 seminars by leading horticultural and design authorities from around the world, including 37 practical hands-on demonstrations and many talks suitable for new gardeners.


The Crunchies Awards

San Francisco California - February

The annual Crunchies Award hosted by TechCrunch is here to recognize and celebrate innovation from startup companies all over the world.  Award ceremony for the internet and technology innovations of year. The internet community can vote and choose who wins!  The ceremony takes place in San Francisco at Davies Symphony Hall - featuring live and amazing musical performances in front of some of the most influential technically creative minds.  San Francisco and after parties - Dont miss the fun, interaction, and celebration.


Mardi Gras- Fat Tuesday

New Orleans Louisiana - February

Although Mardi Gras is celebrated around the world, no one does it like New Orleans. It is New Orleans' premiere party season, and time to enjoy life, party, and have a good time! Mardi Gras is music, parades, picnics, floats, excitement ... and one big holiday in New Orleans! Most of the big parades start two Fridays before Mardi Gras Day- from this point on, parades will happen everyday until Fat Tuesday. Keep in mind that hotels on the actual parade routes are usually lower-priced because they're not in the French Quarter- just don't wait until January to book them.

Its best to come to New Orleans early and enjoy the extended weekend throughout the Margi Gras Festivities. This year the weekend prior falls on February 28th but also know that the fun begins even earlier than the 28th.  That weekend however, enjoy the Bacchus, Zulu, rex and all other celebrations across the amazing city of New Orleans!


South Dakota Special Olympics

Terry Peak South Dakota - February

This South Dakota Special Olympic regional qualification event is for participants earning their place in the Special Olympic Finals.   Participant age ranges from 7 to 70.  Spectators are Welcome.


Boston Butt Sale

Virginia United States - February

Butts will be $25 each.


Super Bowl

United States - February

See and Experience America's most watched sporting event...The Super Bowl.  Super Bowl XLVIII had over 112 Million Viewers!

Ask anyone who has been to the Super Bowl; it is like no other sporting event there is.  Even if you can't get tickets, just being in the Super Bowl City the weekend of the game is a great road trip.

The Super Bowl dates back to 1967, games historically were played near the end of January but recently the Super Bowl has been played each year near the beginning of February .

For Accommodations: www.FindRentals.com

For Tickets: www.vipseats.com 


Harbor Country Chocolate Classic

Northern Michigan Michigan - February

Cozy up with chocolate in Harbor Country as more than thirty Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce businesses offer a variety of chocolate inducements, the entire month of February.

The 3rd Annual Harbor Country Chocolate Classic includes ice-sculpting, sleigh rides and creative activities for all ages. Culinary venues will offer everything from chocolate-chip pancakes, hand-made truffles, and chocolate-covered bacon, to chocolate-enhanced wine and locally brewed specialty beer – with the key ingredient of chocolate of course! Chocolate Classic retailers entice shoppers with specials on chocolate-hued items including jewelry, glass, furniture and more. Visitors can also win special prizes by participating in various chocolate-themed guessing games!

Come enjoy the winter charms of the eight quaint towns of Harbor Country during Chocolate Classic. Make it a day trip, or stay over-night in Harbor Country’s wide range of accommodations offering something for everyone.


North Lake Tahoe Wedding Faire

Truckee California - February

Enjoy raffle prizes and gift giveaways. There will be dj's and musicians, photo booths, beauty, cakes and bakers, florists, photographers, transportation, lodging, coordinators, planners and much much more.


Chocolate Classic

Union Pier Michigan - February

The 4th Annual Harbor Country Chocolate Classic includes ice-sculpting, sleigh rides and creative activities for all ages. Culinary venues will offer everything from chocolate-chip pancakes, hand-made truffles, and chocolate-covered bacon, to chocolate-enhanced wine and locally brewed specialty beer – with the key ingredient of chocolate of course! Chocolate Classic retailers entice shoppers with specials on chocolate-hued items including jewelry, glass, furniture and more. Visitors can also win special prizes by participating in various chocolate-themed guessing games!







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