When you visit, you'll want to know the best Denver Events in February, since there are plenty of fun things to do. Of course, the big event in February is Valentine's Day. There are all kinds of romantic ways to let your sweetie know you care, including getting concert tickets to see the incredible musician, Sting on Valentine's Day.
One can't-miss event is Denver Restaurant Week. Hundreds of top restaurants offer multi course dinners for $30. If you're into sweets, head to the Chocolate Lovers' Fling in Broomfield where you can overdose on chocolate while raising money for a good cause.
Read on for more Denver events in February that you will want check out and enjoy.
Hockey fans in town during the month of February have six chances to see the two-time Stanley Cup winners play on their home ice at the Pepsi Center. Come down for a fast-paced game and cheer on the team with the locals.
Feb. 4: Winnipeg Jets
Feb. 7: Montréal Canadiens
Feb. 9: Pittsburgh Penguins
Feb. 19: Tampa Bay Lightning
Feb. 21: Los Angeles Kings
Feb. 25: Buffalo Sabres
People usually don't think of watching a theater show as one of the Denver events in February, but Cruise on into the Motor City for "Motown: The Musical," which will take you on a ride back to 1960s Detroit. Motown, the record label founded by Berry Gordy, enjoyed its biggest success during this time and launched the careers of Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, and The Jackson 5.
The musical follows Berry's life and includes timeless hits such as "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "My Girl."
Spoil your sweetie this Valentine's Day in Denver. Enjoy a night at the theater or head to a concert. You will also find plenty of dinner special all around town.
Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday this year, so my guide also shows you some of the fun things to do the weekend before.
This month, the Colorado Ballet presents "Ballet Masterworks." This collection of three ballets that allow both the dancers and the orchestra to share their amazing talents. This year's productions include: "Firebird," "Serenade," and "Petite Mort."
"Ballet Masterworks" only happens every two years, so take advantage of your time in Denver and come to the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for a world-class performance.
Dates: Feb. 4 - 12
Location: Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, CO 80202
Gardeners won't want to miss the region's biggest garden and home show. Find out the latest trends that will help you turn your outdoor and indoor spaces into a comfortable place to call home.
This nine-day event features 11 professionally landscaped gardens, more than 1,400 booths, and 40,000 square feet of flowering gardens.
If you love stand-up comedy and aren't easily offended, check out Lisa Lampanelli on Feb. 25 at the Paramount. No one is off limits for this racy and insulting comic, so check your political correctness at the door!
Be sure to support other talented comics at some of the smaller venues during these fun Denver events in February. Great clubs include Comedy Works (two locations), Denver Improv, and Voodoo Comedy Playhouse.
If you're headed to Denver for a romantic Valentine's getaway, make sure to surprise your beloved with tickets to see Sting on Feb. 14 at the Fillmore Auditorium. Bluegrass fans can get their fix at the Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival from Feb. 17 to 19 at the Northglenn Ramada Plaza. Other shows include Reverend Horton Heat's five-night run at Larimer Lounge with guests Jello Biafra and Supersuckers.
Some of Denver's biggest attractions waive admission fees on their "free museum days." These Denver events in February allow you to take advantage of their generosity and save money while seeing some great artwork and exhibits.
Here are some free days at Denver-area museums:
Feb. 7: Children's Museum of Denver (4 to 8 p.m.)
Feb. 4: Denver Art Museum
Feb. 24: Clyfford Still Museum (art museum showcasing the work of the abstract expressionist)
Feb. 27: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
Top Exhibits in February
Denver Art Museum: "Star Wars and the Power of Costume" and "Shock Wave: 1980s - '90s Japanese Fashion Design"
Denver Museum of Nature & Science: "Mummies: New Secrets from the Tombs" (through Feb. 5), "Space Odyssey," and "Prehistoric Journey"
If you're a hoops fan, come to the Pepsi Center this month to see the NBA's Denver Nuggets. You can see them on court seven times this month — twice against the Memphis Grizzlies.
If the Nuggets games don't fit your schedule, the Pepsi Center also hosts both Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Mammoth games this month.
Feb. 1: Memphis Grizzlies
Feb. 3: Milwaukee Bucks
Feb. 6: Dallas Mavericks
Feb. 13: Golden State Warriors
Feb. 15: Minnesota Timberwolves
Feb. 24: Brooklyn Nets
Feb. 26: Memphis Grizzlies
Dates: Feb. 24 - March 5
Locations: Restaurants all around Denver
Foodies visiting in late February will salivate at all the restaurants on the menu during Denver Restaurant Week. For 10 days, you can pick from hundreds of participating restaurants offering multicourse dinners for $30 a person.
This is your chance to sample different cuisines and visit some of Denver's top neighborhoods including LoDo, Larimer Square, and RiNo. Make reservations well in advance, because tables fill up quickly.
One of your choices from the many Denver events in February include visiting The Colorado Symphony. It is one of the country's leading orchestras, so don't miss your chance to see them while you're in the Mile High City. The orchestra performs both traditional and contemporary styles and welcomes some of the world's most-esteemed artists.
This month, the symphony has seven performances at the Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Among them are Rachmaninoff performed by Olga Kern (Feb. 3 and 4) and Mozart & Stravinsky conducted by deRidder (Feb. 17 and 18).
If you want to explore and find out about more than just the Denver events in February, we have a couple of them right here. Get out of Denver and check out beautiful Golden, a scenic town that lies at the base of the Rocky Mountain Front Range.
This picturesque city has easy access to, and from, Denver and the mountains that surround it. Here are a couple fun events in February worth making the trip to Golden.
Colorado Environmental Film Festival (Feb. 23-25): The American Mountaineering Center in Golden hosts this annual event that screens films, features, shorts, and children's films with ecological, economic, and social themes. Filmmakers and representatives from environmental groups will be in attendance to speak with filmgoers.
Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration (Feb. 26, noon to 4 p.m.): Come on down to the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave to celebrate the birth of legend William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, a buffalo hunter and star of his own Wild West show. This free annual birthday bash features a buffalo-chip tossing contest, cake, games, costumed volunteers, and a sneak peek at its newest exhibit, "From Prairie to Palace."
If you are looking for more than just the Denver events in February, we've got what you need. These include events that will get you out of the big city and see what else Colorado has to offer. If you're a chocolate lover, railroad buff, or competitive ski fan, mark these events on your calendar.
Chocolate Lovers' Fling in Broomfield (Feb. 4): Chocolate lovers can indulge without feeling guilty because this annual event raises funds for Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence. Enjoy an evening that includes an auction, cocktails, dinner, dancing, and games.
Rails in the Rockies in Estes Park (Feb. 18 and 19): Train lovers will delight in exhibits that include train models from all over the country as well as some from Great Britain. You'll see trains from the steam era to today on tracks of model railroad layouts. Kids can even operate some of the model trains.
Wells Fargo Ski Cup in Winter Park (Feb. 24 - 26): This fundraiser for the National Sports Center for the Disabled is the country's longest-running professional ski race. International pro skiers and snowboarders compete, and kids can get in on the action and race the same course as the pros.