Events in February

Taos Winter Wine Festival

Taos New Mexico - February

Taos Ski Valley is located in the Sangre De Cristo Mountains of Northern New Mexico.  It is one of the world's best ski mountains.  If you added a wine festival featuring hundreds of wines and food from the finest restaurants in Taos, you have the Taos Winter Wine Festival!  Taos has a distinctive European atmosphere combined with local Native American and Spanish cultures.  The Taos Winter Wine Festival features over 100 wines from 30 wineries and food from dozens of Taos and Taos Ski Valley's finest restaurants.  The Grand Tasting at the Taos Ski Valley Resort Center (at the foot of chair lift #1) is a special location to celebrate this festival.  A silent auction of rare wines benefits the Taos Community Foundation.  Bus Shuttle Service from Taos to TSV and back to Taos available.


Harbor Country Chocolate Classic

Northern Michigan Michigan - February - (dates TBD)

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

Squaw Valley - Olympic Valley California - February - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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!


Durango Snowdown Festival

Durango Colorado - February

All around Durango this winter celebration with hundreds of events featuring a parade. The theme for 2017 is Intergalatic.

 


Boston Butt Sale

Virginia United States - February - (dates TBD)

Butts will be $25 each.


Super Bowl

United States - February - (dates TBD)

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 


Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival

Savannah Georgia - February

Gray's Reef is a marine sanctuary in Savannah Georgia and each year it puts together a marvelous fim festival to celebrate and pay tribute to our world's oceans.  Once again proving that film is an amazing art form that enriches our lives.  Thank you.


South Dakota Special Olympics

Terry Peak South Dakota - February - (dates TBD)

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.


The Crunchies Awards

San Francisco California - February - (dates TBD)

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.


Chinese New Year Lunar Parade and Festival in New York City

Chinatown New York - February

Chinese New Year Lunar Parade and Festival in New York City - Chinatown in New York City turns into a celebration performed by dragons and dancers, This is a exciting celebration of the Lunar New Year - enoy New York City and Chinatown during this celebration with some of the finest Chinese restaurants serving delicious food in celebration of the Lunar New Year. During the Parade people begin gathering at noon before the processions officially begins at 1pm. The Parade heads down Mott Street from Canal Street and continues onto East Broadway and curves up through Sara Roosevelt Park via Forsythe and Eldridge Street to Broome Street.

Lunar Cycle: 

It takes on average the moon to pass through each phase (new, half, full moon) and back again approximately 28 days on average of the various astronomical lunar months.

12 Chinese Zodiac:

Rat | Ox | Tiger | Rabbit | Dragon | Snake | Horse | Goat | Monkey | Rooster | Dog | Pig

Each Zodiac symbol cooresponds to the year you were born.  For example: 2015 was the year of the Goat, as well as, the following previous and proceeding years.

Years of Goat  

1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - 

Every 12 years there is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year. A year of the Rooster always comes after a Monkey year and before a Dog year. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.

 


Northwest Flower & Garden Show

Seattle Washington - February - (dates TBD)

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.


Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival

Steamboat Springs Colorado - February

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club started this festival as a way for locals to get out of their houses and enjoy Steamboat during the long winter season. Now this Winter Carnival held in Steamboat Springs is one of the most significant and historic festivals in Colorado.  Steamboat Springs is an american ski and sport town and this carnival showcases that fact.  The Steamboat Springs Winter Carnival is over 100 years old and features a street parade, a torchlight parade, fireworks show, skiing and snowboarding events, ski jump shows, ski jumping competitions, amazing food, entertainment, and parties  Immerse yourself into this culture and history for 1 day or 5. This 5 day carnival should not be missed.  

 

 


Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco, California

San Francisco California - February

Named one of the world's top 10 parades - North America's foremost Chinese community salutes the New Year. No better city to celebrate this occasion and culture than San Francisco.  And no where in the world will you see a lunar new year parade with more gorgeous floats, elaborate costumes, ferocious lions, and exploding firecrackers. One of the world's top parades, the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade is the largest event of its kind outside of Asia. The Festival and Parade attracts over three million spectators and television viewers throughout the U.S., Canada, and Asia. 

Lunar Cycle: 

It takes on average the moon to pass through each phase (new, half, full moon) and back again approximately 28 days on average of the various astronomical lunar months.

12 Chinese Zodiac:

Rat | Ox | Tiger | Rabbit | Dragon | Snake | Horse | Goat | Monkey | Rooster | Dog | Pig

Each Zodiac symbol cooresponds to the year you were born.  For example: 2015 was the year of the Goat, as well as, the following previous and proceeding years.

Years of Goat  

1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027

2017 YEAR OF THE ROOSTER - 

Every 12 years there is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year. A year of the Rooster always comes after a Monkey year and before a Dog year. Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.


Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show & Shopping Expo

Scottsdale Arizona - February - (dates TBD)

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.


Brazilian Carnival

Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro - February - (dates TBD)

Begins the Friday before Ash Wednesday - Samba ...


Coconut Grove Arts Festival

Coconut Creek Florida - February - (dates TBD)

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.


Uptown Art Expo

Maitland Florida - February - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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. 


Pinkalicious, The Musical

- February - (dates TBD)

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.


Daytona 500

Daytona Beach Florida - February - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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.


3GSMA Mobile World Congress

Barcelona Catalonia - February - (dates TBD)

25 – 28 February


Whooping Crane Festival

Port Aransas Texas - February 23rd - 26th 2017

The Port Aransas Chamber of Commerce celebrates the Whooping Crane Festival, an annual festival honoring these majestic, grand birds.  The Coastal Bend is the only spot in the United States where the endangered whooping crane can be viewed at close range.  You do not have to be an ornithologist or even a birdwatcher to enjoy this spectacle ... its always great to be outdoors and if these birds bring you out than even better.  In addition, birdwatchers and birders and novices alike can discover an awesome array of wintering migratory birds as they flock into the wetlands and onto the Texas shorelines of Mustang Island in Port Aransas. Birding tours by land and sea are highlights during the festival. Visitors of all ages will enjoy the many festivities during this celebration. The free trade show featuring numerous, unique vendors. These vendors will supply a wide selection of photography and paintings, and one of a kind gift items with nature as the theme.

 


Seaside Jazz Festival

Seaside Oregon - February 23rd - 26th 2017

The Seaside Jazz Festival, formerly called the Oregon Dixieland Jubilee, is one of the finest Jazz Festivals around. The Seaside Jazz 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. Another great reason to travel to the North Oregon Coast!

 


Carnival Miami

Miami Florida - February - (dates TBD)

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".


Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest

Fort Myers Beach Florida - February 24th - 25th 2017

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 day.  The Grand Tasting features 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. The Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest is the signature event of SWFL Children’s Charities Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides funding to charities serving local children.  This event is one of the most successful fundraising event in Lee County and one of the top wine fests in the country. 


ARTfeast Art of Living

Santa Fe New Mexico - February 25th - 26th 2017

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.  Dinner and Auction and then the Home Tours.


Maple Fair

Billie Creek Village Indiana - February - (dates TBD)

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 - (dates TBD)

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.


Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

Vail Colorado - February 27th - March 5th 2017

The Burton US Open and Vail host over 100 of the world's best riders. The best snowboarders in the world competing to win the most prestigious Halfpipe and Slopestyle titles in snowboarding.  In addition to the spectator events, don't miss free outdoor concerts in Vail Village, plus sponsor village events and a kid's terrain park in Vail Village.  The Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships at Vail


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston Texas - February - (dates TBD)

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.


Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday in New Orleans

New Orleans Louisiana - February 28th 2017

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. Its best to come to New Orleans early and enjoy the extended weekend throughout the Margi Gras Festivities. That weekend however, enjoy the Bacchus, Zulu, rex and all other celebrations across the amazing city of New Orleans!  During Mardi Gras, all of the businesses and roads are shut down and people dressed in the primary colors walk all around and make new friends. The primary Mardi Gras colors of purple, green, and gold are everywhere - people with beads around their neck caught from the amazing floats. People are dressed in costumes, families are everywhere, and from all over the world come