If you’re looking for some February fun in Cincinnati, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy this month-long list of things to do.
February 3-5: 2022 Cincinnati Auto Expo As Greater Cincinnati’s premier automotive industry event, the Expo showcases the latest cars, trucks, SUVs, crossovers and hybrids on the market today. Knowledgeable product specialists and dealer representatives will be there to answer all your questions and show you everything you need to know in a sales free environment.
February 5: Winter Hike Series from Great Parks of Hamilton County. Get outside and away from distraction this winter. Come together during the Annual Winter Hike Series for a challenging hike that ventures through Miami Whitewater Forest. Hike concludes with a hot, hearty bowl of bean soup and cornbread and plenty of camaraderie. Registration is a first-come, first-served basis. To register for the whole series, please sign up for each hike separately. Don’t wait; spots fill up fast! $9/person, children 12 and under are free with paying adult.
February 6: Chocolate in the Chapel. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum presents the 7th Annual Chocolate in the Chapel event on Sunday, February 6, 2022. Local businesses will showcase their sweet treats in the Norman Chapel just in time for Valentine’s Day. Visitors will also be able to take a mini walking tour of the Norman Chapel led by Spring Grove’s expert docents. The tour will begin at 1:00pm.
February 6: The History of Union Baptist Cemetery: Leaders, Legends, and Legacy will be held at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Join Chris Hanlin (local historian) to uncover Cincinnati history through the stories of those laid to rest in one of the most important African American cemeteries in this region. This will be a hybrid program, with limited tickets available for on-site seating (masks required indoors per the Ohio History Connection). It will also be livestreamed online to those who have reserved tickets. Online participants will be able to hear and participate in live Q&A after the lecture. Reservations required.
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February 11: Cincinnati Wine: An Effervescent History with Dann Woellert at the Lloyd Library and Museum. Join local author and food historian Dann Woellert as he takes us on a journey through Cincinnati’s historic wine industry and chronicles the beginning of Cincinnati’s re-emergence of Cincinnati as a wine haven. Due to safety precautions for COVID-19, this in-person program will be offered with limited seating capacity. Proof of vaccination or negative test results required. This program is also offered virtually. To register for the virtual version of this event, click here.
February 11: Goat Yoga is back at Benton Farms. Heated and ready for your mats, yoga instructor Sara Dwane will work along with the Franny, Baby J and Baby J (goats) for a fun workout and yoga experience. Reservations required. 6:30-7:30pm.
February 11: Maple in the Moonlight. Double up for the season… it’s a romantic maple sugaring event! For an unparalleled date night or an exciting evening out with friends, come out and enjoy Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve after dark at Great Parks’ Maple in the Moonlight, a program just for adults. Hike the Pin Oak Trail, then settle in by a cozy fire to unwind. Experience the journey of tree to table while you learn how maple sap becomes maple syrup. All while enjoying maple tastings! Take in the sounds of local music as you make your own maple-inspired project to bring home. Registration required.
February 11: Maggiano’s Murder Mystery Dinner. Enjoy dinner and a murder mystery – Til Death Do Us Part, All if Fair in Love and Murder. With a raging bridezilla and an un-enthused groom on the scene, it may be happily never after in this nuptial nightmare. Trade clues with your guests and help the hapless couple figure out whodunnit so they can say I do before the wedding hour passes them by! Tickets required.
February 12: Bird Walk at Cincinnati Nature Center. Start your weekend off right by joining their friendly birding group for a winter walk. The cold season is the perfect time to sharpen existing birding skills as the leaves are off the trees and birds are easier to spot! Beginners welcome. Preregistration is required. No experience necessary. This program is designed for adults.
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February 12-13: My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption Event Come out and meet adoptable dogs, cats and kittens at this mega adoption event.
February 12: Who Dey and Friends Skate on the Fountain Square Ice Rink, 10am-11:30am. Cincinnatians of all ages are invited join Bengals’ mascot, Who Dey, and his friends – Gary the Lion from FC Cincinnati, Mr. Red from the Cincinnati Reds, and Puck Chop from the Cincinnati Cyclones – on the ice for photo opportunities and festive fun. Skaters can take a break from the ice for free face painting and hot and cold drinks from ice rink concessions or Fountain Square’s full-service bar. Ice Rink reservations are required to participate in this event and can be made here. Admission includes skate rentals and access to the 60’ WGU Ohio Warming Tent.
February 12: Show Your Stripes Party on Fountain Square. All stripes are welcome at this party – the new, the vintage, and the over the top. Just be sure you’re ready to groove because you’ll be dancing all night with a rockin’ set from DJ Fusemania and live music from Audio Graffiti. Fountain Square’s full-service bar will be outfitted with heaters and feature hot and cold drink special including Cincinnati’s own limited edition $3 HuDey beer cans. This event is free and open to the public.
February 13: Cheer on our local Cincinnati Bengals in the Super Bowl!!! Who Dey!
February 15: Reds Heads Skate at Fountain Square Ice Rink. Join Mr. Redlegs, Rosie Red, Mr. Red and Gapper for an evening of icy winter fun on Tuesday, February 15 | 4 – 7:30 pm. Admission to the rink is required to participate in this event. Purchase tickets online.
February 16: Full Moon Walk: Skunk Moon at Long Branch Farm and Trails. Witness the night’s magic transform the trails as you all marvel at the full moon and reveal natural history happenings on this guided hike. Full Moon Walks provide rare opportunities to hike Nature Center trails when we’re normally closed. While each full moon walk varies, they generally stop periodically for natural history moments, special readings or simply to admire the shadows cast by the full moon. As it’s night time, the pace is slower. Leaders adjust the walking speed based on their group. Full moon walks generally go for 1.5 hours with a goal being to maximize time on the trail. This program is recommended for adults and children 8+. Preregistration required.
February 18: Maggiano’s Murder Mystery Dinner. Enjoy dinner and a murder mystery – Til Death Do Us Part, All if Fair in Love and Murder. With a raging bridezilla and an un-enthused groom on the scene, it may be happily never after in this nuptial nightmare. Trade clues with your guests and help the hapless couple figure out whodunnit so they can say I do before the wedding hour passes them by! Tickets required.
February 19: Owl Fest at Krohn Conservatory. The 2022 Owl Fest at Krohn Conservatory will be a day of owl crafts, games and more! Join us to discover the amazing abilities of owls, featuring raptors from Raptor Inc. Price of Owl Fest included in admission ticket.
February 19: Underground Railroad: Raving to Freedom. Head to LaBoiteaux Woods Nature Preserve for this Adult Only program from Cincinnati Parks. Step back in time to hear from local historian, Kathy Dahl, about the many College Hill ties to the Underground Railroad before traversing part of the only “undeveloped local escape route” associated with the Underground Railroad. You are guided through the wintry night air to experience what it may have been like to attempt a Journey to Freedom. Reservations required.
February 19 – 20: Mittenfest at Washington Park, 11am-6pm. Mittenfest will feature craft beers, a DJ, food trucks and other surprises. This is an outdoor event in February. Prepare for cold weather, dress accordingly. Mittens strongly encouraged! Tickets required.
February 20: Art on Vine. Celebrate “local love” at this month with Art on Vine at Rhinegeist Brewery. Shop and support some of Ohio’s coolest creatives and local makers at this monthly art show and sale. Noon – 7pm.
February 24: Proper Pruning Techniques at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. Spring Grove’s Horticulturist will discuss pruning that is within the best accepted practice for any selected tree or shrub. He will explain the different types of pruning that can be done to plants. Remedial pruning will also be discussed to improve plant structure and appearance. You will go home with your questions answered and ideas to try in your landscape. This seminar will be indoors in the Historic Office. Registration required.
February 25: Cold Nights and Warm Spirits at Ault Park. Join your friends and neighbors for an evening of great whiskey, music and fun, and support Ault Park! Each ticket includes 7 one-ounce tastings from among more than 45 American, Canadian, Irish and Scotch whiskies, snacks and music. Tickets required.
February 26: Semi-Colon Club Film Discussion at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. In this thought-provoking documentary (13th) from Ava DuVernay, scholars, activists and politicians analyze the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. (Netflix) Film discussion led by Christina Hartlieb, Executive Director, Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Participants should view the film on their own beforehand. Registration required.
February 26-27 and March 3-6: Cincinnati Home & Garden Show Find everything you need to refresh your space at the Cincinnati Home & Garden Show. Connect with hundreds of local experts, get top tips from home and garden celebrities, tour stunning garden and landscape displays, and more.
February 26: American Sign Museum’s Sign Crafting Saturday. Explore the skills needed to become an expert sign maker. Play with different materials each month as you learn about different elements of sign making. Free with admission, no reservations needed. 10:30am-noon.
Broadway in Cincinnati presents My Fair Lady, at The Aronoff Center Feb. 8-20
Queen, a buzz-worthy drama about bees, science, and friendship will be at The Ensemble Theatre, Feb. 19 – March 19.
Krohn Conservatory’s spring show, Folklore of the Forest, opens on February 12th and runs throughout the spring.
All events were accurate at the time of this posting but things do happen and events do occasionally get canceled or postponed. You should always double check with the event source before you head out the door. Links for each event are provided so that you can be sure the date is still accurate before you head out.