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 2: Learn Latte Art Basics at Carabello Coffee. If you have no experience but have just always wanted the fun experience of trying to pour a latte or cappuccino just the way your favorite barista does or you’re in the coffee industry and would like to go deeper in your knowledge and skill – this is the class for you. It will cover the basics of milk steaming, proper steaming technique, and then dive into how to pour hearts, rosettas, and tulips.
February 3: It’s the first installment of Cincinnati Parks’ Winter Naturalist 101 Series. This week’s topic is Winter Birding. These sessions will dig deeper than your average nature hike! Each topic will include a short indoor presentation, a hike to explore the week’s topic, and educational material or equipment to keep and use on your own. Tickets required.
February 4: It’s the second annual Benken Houseplant Expo! Enjoy expert speaker presentations (free), make-and-take workshops (pricing and registration details at the link), and 20% off all in-store houseplant purchases.
February 4: 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 4: Cincy Winter Beerfest 2023 will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Tickets required.
February 5: “The People Who Made Madisonville“, a lecture with local historian Chris Hanlin, is happening at the Walnut Hills Branch Library starting at 4pm. Come learn about amazing women and men who shaped this city, including Alice Easton Leland, the first Black woman to graduate from the University of Cincinnati; Hattie Brown Walker, the first Black librarian at the main branch of the Cincinnati Public Library; Nicholas Niblett, a Tuskegee Airman who went on to be a foreman at GE; Sam Britten, a Vietnam veteran who became an OH state representative, and many more.
February 5: 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 they’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 12+. Preregistration required.
February 5: Chocolate in the Chapel. Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum presents the 8th Annual Chocolate in the Chapel. 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.
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February 10: Cincinnati Parks’ Winter Naturalist 101 Series continues. This week’s topic is Maple Sugaring. These sessions will dig deeper than your average nature hike! Each topic will include a short indoor presentation, a hike to explore the week’s topic, and educational material or equipment to keep and use on your own. Tickets required.
February 11: 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.
February 12: 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 15: Beginning Organic Vegetable Gardening: Seed Starting is being offered at the Civic Garden Center, 6-8pm. Registration required.
February 17: Cincinnati Parks’ Winter Naturalist 101 Series continues. This week’s topic is Winter Tree ID. These sessions will dig deeper than your average nature hike! Each topic will include a short indoor presentation, a hike to explore the week’s topic, and educational material or equipment to keep and use on your own. Tickets required.
February 18-19: My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption Event Come out and meet adoptable dogs, cats and kittens at this mega adoption event.
February 18: Take a Hard Hat Tour: Peek Inside the Restoration Process at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. Tickets required.
February 18-19: Mittenfest at Washington Park, 11am-5pm. 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 23: Cincinnati Magazine presents “Breakfast for Dinner” at The Cincinnati Club. This new event will feature sweet and savory breakfast favorites, live music, and more. Tickets required.
February 23: 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 24: Cincinnati Parks’ Winter Naturalist 101 Series continues. This week’s topic is Coping with the Cold: Wild Strategies for Winter Survival. These sessions will dig deeper than your average nature hike! Each topic will include a short indoor presentation, a hike to explore the week’s topic, and educational material or equipment to keep and use on your own. Tickets required.
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February 24: 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 25: The February Semi-Colon Club at the Harriet Beecher Stowe House will feature Richard Wright’s “Almos’ A Man”. Discuss the perennial themes of identity, power, violence and fear in Richard Wright’s short story as adapted in film starring Levar Burton.
February 25: It’s Maple Sugarin’ Time at Caldwell Nature Preserve, 10am-1pm. Join in as they tap trees in the sugar bush. Visitors will take a journey back in time discovering the magic of maple sugaring. Through hands on activities, participants will experience the arts and traditions of tapping a maple tree see the evaporator as well. This program is for families and adults. It is an outdoor program. Dress for the weather! Wear warm coats, hats, mittens, and boots if there is snow on the ground. Registration required.
February 25-26 and March 2-5: 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 25: 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. 1-3pm.
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.