February in Vancouver

February Events Calendar

Also Note: many February festivals and events don’t yet have their dates and details confirmed for 2018. Click Other Events to jump to the bottom of the page for a list of events not yet listed in the calendar by date.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Friday, February 2, 2018

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sunday, February 4, 2018

  • Super Bowl Sunday – the American football championships take place on TV and in sports bars all around town (and the continent).
  • Dine Out Vancouver Festival – last day of the season for the special deals at hundreds of local restaurants.
  • PuSh Festival – last day of the season for the international performing arts festival.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – gourmet hot chocolate offerings around town.
  • Markets
  • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
  • Jazz Vespers – with Steve Smith at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    Wednesday, February 7, 2018

    Thursday, February 8, 2018

    • Science of Cocktails – a fundraising event at Science World that includes an open bar, fancy hors d’oeuvres and cocktails crafted by award-winning bartenders. $159 for general admission and $289 for VIP with a portion eligible for a tax receipt.
    • Motown the Musical – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Music on the Bow – free live music featuring local artists at the Trout Lake Community Centre at 3360 Victoria Drive. Today features Rain City Swing from 7 to 9 pm.
    • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
    • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Saturday, February 10, 2018

    Sunday, February 11, 2018

    • Family Day Weekend Activities
      • Family Fun Days at the Nature Park – a scavenger hunt and other family-friendly activities at the Richmond Nature Park at 11851 Westminster Highway from 11 am until 4 pm.
      • PJ’s Paws & Jaws – a family sleepover night at the Vancouver Aquarium from 9 pm to 9 am. Cost is $115 per person ages 6+ or $95 for members.
      • Click Family Day Weekend for more activities.
    • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
    • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
    • Motown the Musical – a Broadway Across Canada production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
    • Markets
    • Jazz Vespers – at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.
    • Jazz Vespers in Surrey – Jazz also takes place at Northwood United Church at 8855 156th Street in Surrey from 4 to 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Today’s special guest musician is Don Stewart.

    Monday, February 12, 2018

    • BC Family Day – a statutory holiday with special family-friendly activities at various locations including the following:
      • Family Day at the Carousel – entertainment and unlimited carousel rides (subject to lineup waiting times) at Burnaby Village. (Note: the museum itself won’t be open). Runs from 11 until 2 pm. Cost is $6.50 per person and pre-registration is recommended.
      • Family Day in Maple Ridge – includes free lantern-making workshops and crafts at the ACTS Art Centre. Tickets to see the show by Rick Scott cost $15.
      • Family Day at Grouse Mountain – 50% off admission to the mountain for fun in the snow. (Note: regular ski ticket rates apply.) (To be confirmed for 2018.)
      • Skiing at Manning Park – 50% off ski and trail tickets. (To be confirmed for 2018.)
      • Family Fun Days at the Nature Park – a scavenger hunt and other family-friendly activities at the Richmond Nature Park at 11851 Westminster Highway from 11 am until 4 pm.
      • Family Day on the Drive – family-friendly activities including free ice skating, face painting and treats at the Britannia Ice Rink at 1661 Napier Street from 1:00 until 3:30 pm. (To be confirmed for 2018.)
      • Richmond Children’s Art Festival – all sorts of imagination stations and performances throughout the day on the holiday Monday at the Richmond Cultural Centre at 7700 Minoru Gate.
    • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – special hot chocolate offerings around town.
    • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
    • Snowshoe Social Night – at Grouse Mountain (free with admission to the mountain).
    • Shred for the Cause Ladies Night – ladies ski for a minimum $10 donation at Mount Seymour from 6 to 10 pm.
    • Vancouver Flea Market – from 10 am to 4 pm at 703 Terminal Avenue not far from Science World.

    Tuesday, February 13, 2018

    Wednesday, February 14, 2018

    Thursday, February 15, 2018

    • New Year’s Eve at the Buddhist Temple – Chinese New Year’s Eve celebrations at one of the largest Buddhist temples in North America. Free admission and highly recommended.
    • Chutzpah Festival – first day of the season for the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival which runs from today until March 15).
    • A Conversation with Michelle Obama – the former First Lady of the United States speaks to the Vancouver Board of Trade at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Tickets available to the general public as of January 18th,.
    • The Sheepdogs – in concert at the Commodore Ballroom.
    • Abra Cadabra – ABBA tribute concert at the Chief Sepass Theatre in Fort Langley (February 15, 2018).
    • Beaty Nocturnal – the Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC is open by donation tonight from 5 to 8:30 pm. Guided tours are at 7 pm.
    • Lower Mainland Parks – if good weather, various parks and places in nature are “best places” to be!
    • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

    Friday, February 16, 2018

    • Chinese New Year – today marks the first day of the Year of the Dog with celebrations all week and weekend throughout the Lower Mainland.
    • Lanterns in the Garden – a Chinese lantern festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden from 5 to 10 pm.
    • The Sheepdogs – in concert at the Commodore Ballroom.
    • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring theatre, music and dance performances.
    • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under. Tonight’s show features the rock guitarist Don Alder.
    • Vancouver Lunarfest – Chinese New Year activities at the following times and places.
      • Oakridge Centre – from February 7th to 25th.
      • Vancouver Playhouse – featuring the Butterfly Lovers ballet.
    • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Edmonton at the Langley Events Centre.
    • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

    Saturday, February 17, 2018

    Vancouver Chinatown at New Year

    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    • Chinese New Year’s Parade – a major parade in Vancouver’s Chinatown starting at 11 am.
    • Dharma Drum Center New Year’s Celebrations – special hands-on activities for children plus lion dance, drumming and other traditional musical performances at 8240 No. 5 Road in Richmond.
    • Vancouver Lunarfest – Chinese New Year activities in the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.
    • 24 Hours of Winter – two days of non-stop skiing, boarding and other fun winter activities at Grouse Mountain.
    • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring theatre, music and dance performances.
    • Vancouver Golf Expo – at the PNE forum from 10 am until 5 pm.
    • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Red Deer at the Langley Events Centre.
    • Markets
    • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.
    • Jazz Vespers – with the Hot Mamas at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church at 1022 Nelson Street between 4 and 5 pm. Admission is by donation. Even if you aren’t “church-y,” if you like Jazz and beautiful buildings it’s worth checking out.

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    Wednesday, February 21, 2018

    Thursday, February 22, 2018

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    • Battle of the Brush – a social event featuring multiple teams of artists in a live painting competition at Heritage Hall. Tickets are $15 to $25.
    • Lanterns in the Garden – a Chinese lantern festival at Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden from 5 to 10 pm.
    • BC Home and Garden Show – a trade show featuring over 400 exhibitors at BC Place Stadium.
    • Chutzpah Festival – the Vancouver Jewish Performing Arts Festival featuring theatre, music and dance performances.
    • Whose Live Anyway – live comedy improv at Coquitlam’s Hard Rock Casino.
    • Friday Night Live – live music, storytelling and a guest artist in North Vancouver at 3201 Mountain Highway. Cost is $10 and free for children 12 & under. Tonight’s show features storyteller Andrew Bailey.
    • Vancouver Giants Hockey – against Everett at the Langley Events Centre.
    • Robson Square Ice Skating – free ice skating at the corner of Robson and Howe.

    Saturday, February 24, 2018

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    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018

    Source: Vancouver's Best Places