25+ Things to Do in Cincinnati, February 2024

If you’re looking for some February fun in Cincinnati, we’ve got you covered! Enjoy this month-long list of things to do.

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February 2 and 3: Cincy Winter Beerfest 2024 will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Tickets required.

February 2: 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 3: 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 soup 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! $10/person, children under 12 are free with paying adult.

February 3: Head to the Cincinnati Art Museum for CAM Kids Day, 11am-3pm. Each CAM Kids Day celebrates a new exhibition in the museum with themed activities. From 11 a.m.–1 p.m., families with preschool aged children (ages 3–5) enjoy hands-on gallery activities, art making led by community artists, story time with the Cincinnati Public Library, and a special age-appropriate performance. In the afternoon from 1–3 p.m. families with children ages 5–12 can experience collaborative activities, art experiments, games, art making stops, and a family performance. Neusole Glassworks will be providing demonstrations to the public throughout the day in the main parking lot as long as weather permits. This month, explore the exhibition Clearly Indigenous: Native Visions Reimagined in Glass. The exhibition will be free to attend on CAM Kids Day.

February 4: Chocolate in the Chapel is happening at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. 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 2pm. 

February 7: The Harriet Beecher Stowe House hosts “Voices for the Truth Discussion Series”. Start Black History Month with “Early Black Abolitionists“. Listen to the voices to two early Black abolitionists: Olaudah Equiano and David Walker. This event will take place at the Walnut Hills Library, 2533 Kemper Lane, 45206. The event is free but you do need to register.

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February 10: It’s Maple Sugaring Time at Caldwell Nature Preserve. Through hands on activities, participants will experience the arts and traditions of tapping a maple tree and see our evaporator in action!  The visit also provides a history of Native American and Pioneer traditions and techniques for capturing, collecting, and cooking of maple syrup. This program is for families and adults. It is an outdoor program. Dress for the weather! Tickets required.

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February 10: 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 10: Head to NKy for the 2024 Mainstrasse Mardi Gras Parade. Starts at 7pm.

February 10: Candles and Candies is happening at Shawnee Lookout starting at 2pm. Bring a loved one out for some time by the fire before Valentine’s Day. Learn how to make candy glass and find out if you would have what it takes to court someone in the early 1800s! Register by 2/9/2024. Find this event on their calendar (link above) when you click on Feb. 10.

February 11: Taft Museum of Art offers a Free Family Funday, 10am-4pm. Kickstart the opening of African Modernism in America on this special day. Make art inspired by the exhibition and enjoy African drumming and dance workshops led by Bi-Okoto. This is a free event. Registration is not required, and museum admission is FREE!

February 16: 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.

Feb. 16 = It’s Friday Night Fish Fry Time! Check out our Fish Fry Guide for more than 50 options!

February 16: Great Parks hosts Maple in the Moonlight at Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve starting at 7pm. For an unparalleled date night or an exciting evening out with friends, come out and enjoy the park after dark at Maple in the Moonlight, an event just for adults. Hike the trail then settle in by a cozy fire to unwind. Experience the journey of bringing maple syrup to your table, all while enjoying maple tastings, of course! Tickets required, register by 2-13-24. Find this event on their calendar (link above) when you click on Feb. 16.

February 18: 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 – 6pm.

February 18: Head to Findlay Market for a Sweet and Savory Stroll. Peruse the market, bubbly in hand, and enjoy sweet and salty samples from participating Merchants. 10am-4pm.

February 17-18: My Furry Valentine Mega Adoption Event Come out and meet adoptable dogs, cats and kittens at this mega adoption event.

February 17: It’s Family Day at the American Sign Museum, 10:30am-2:30pm. This event’s theme is “Fun with Food”. The whole family is invited to a feast of signs! Eat with your eyes first as you explore the food signs in the collection and then taste test flavorful samples for select signs. Create your own mini food sign sculpture to take home.

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February 17-18: Mittenfest at Washington Park, 11am-5pm. Mittenfest will feature craft beers, a DJ, tented food vendors, and other surprises. This is an outdoor event in February. Prepare for cold weather, dress accordingly. Mittens strongly encouraged! Tickets required.

February 23: Full Moon Walk: Groundhog Moon at Rowe Woods. 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 22: Cincinnati Magazine presents “Breakfast for Dinner” at The Cincinnati Club. This event will feature sweet and savory breakfast favorites, live music, and more. Tickets required.

February 22: 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 23: Cincinnati Parks’ Winter Naturalist 101 Series continues. This week’s topic is Ice Age Field Geology. 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 23: 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 23: It’s time for Art After Dark at the Cincinnati Art Museum, 5-9pm.

February 24: Cincinnati Nature Center hosts Maple Fest, 1-5pm. Revel in the magic of maple season! Sample maple beer, collect sap in the sugarbush, and join in games and activities that are sure to be fun for all ages. This program is designed for all ages. Tickets required.

February 24: The February Semi-Colon Club from the Harriet Beecher Stowe House will feature a community screening and discussion of “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask”. This event will take place at the Walnut Hills Library starting at 2pm. The event is free but they ask that you register.

February 24: 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.

February 24-25 and February 29-March 3: 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.

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.

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Bridgett Raffenberg
My name is Bridgett Raffenberg and I am the creator of 365Cincinnati. I've been uncovering and sharing all of the best things to do in Cincinnati since 2010. I enjoy exploring new spots, discovering local events, and meeting the people who call Cincinnati home!