When you visit, you'll want to know the best Denver events in February 2020, since there are plenty of fun things to do. Of course, the big event this month is Valentine's Day. There are all kinds of romantic ways to let your sweetie know you care.
Other highlights this month in theater shows, concerts, and sporting events. You can also head to a comedy show or enjoy local museums on their free admission days.
Read on for more Denver events in February that you will want check out and enjoy.
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Hockey fans in town during the month of February have many chances to see the 1996 and 2001 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. This month, they take on 5 teams including the Washington Capitals, the Tampa Bay Lightning, and the New York Islanders.
There is nothing like seeing a hockey game at our Mile High City!
Dates: Tuesday, 1/20 - Sunday, 2/9
Boogie woogie and disco dancing is on the schedule when you go see Donna: The Donna Summer Musical. The diva's life is presented in this incredible stage show that features of 20 of her biggest hits during this 100 minute show. You will love the costumes, the lights, the stage set and feel like you have been transported back the crazy 80s and you've just entered one of the best clubs anywhere!
This show features some of Donna's greatest hits like, "Love to Love You, Baby", "Bad Girls", and "Hot Stuff." As you watch this musical, you will definitely understand how Donna became known as the Diva of Disco! This show is appropriate for anyone 12 years or older and there is no intermission.
This incredible updated version of the classic La Boheme stars 7 struggling artists trying to make their way without selling out. Living in New York deal with issues such as sexuality, AIDS, culture, and more. This show won a Pulitzer prizes and 4 Tony Awards since opening back in the 1990s.
The two main characters, Mark and David, try to keep love alive while dealing with problems and issues that all the characters in the musical can relate to. And so will you as you watch this incredible performance and fall in love with it for the first time or for the 100th.
Some of the most famous songs include, "Season of Love", "Today 4 U", and the song named after the musical, "Rent."
Rent is 2 hours and 20 minutes long with 1 intermission.
Date: Friday, 2/14
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 specials all around town.
Valentine's Day is on a Friday this year, so my guide also shows you some of the fun things to do as you hit the city and get ready for the most romantic weekend ever!
Dates: Friday 1/31 - Sunday 2/9
Location: Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Get ready to fly along with Peter Pan and his friends, Wendy, John and Michael as they battle the mean Captain Hook, the Lost Boys and other nefarious characters. Don't forget the classic "Tick Tock" crocodile too!
Known for the being the boy that never grows up, Peter Pan will dance, leap, and fly through the air during this amazing ballet. As you watch the acrobatics, you will cheer on your heroes as they bring to life this magical fairy tale that children of all ages will love. This show starts on January 31st and ends on February 9th. The total run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes.
You will find a lot of great places to stay in Denver. Here are some of my top recommendations.
You will also find a great selection on Booking.com and through TripAdvisor. Click the links to learn more about each one.
Date: 2/7 - 2/9
Step inside the Pepsi Center for the heart pounding excitement of Monster Jam. This three day event features some of the top trucks and drivers on the circuit.
It's your chance to see Grave Digger, Scooby-Doo, Avenger and many more. See how each one performs as they try to make their way to the World Finals at the end of the season.
Dates: Saturday, 2/22 - Sunday, 3/1
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. You'll feel like you are walking around in a magical garden when you enter it and you'll never want to leave.
This nine-day event features 11 professionally landscaped gardens, over 650 companies, more than 1,400 booths, and 40,000 square feet of flowering gardens.
If you love stand-up comedy and want some of the best laughs in all of Denver, then you will love the performances coming up this month. There is always a wide variety here, from local lesser known comedians to the biggest comedians anywhere.
Something that is great about the Denver comedy scene is that the venue sizes can range from small, and very intimate locations, all the way up the massive Pepsi Center. Either way, you'll get great laughs and lots of giggles no matter where you go and who you see live. Some of these locations include the Comedy Works (two locations), Denver Improv, and Voodoo Comedy Playhouse. You will love seeing some of these great comedy Denver events in February.
You will find a variety of performers on stage this February in Denver. You will find concerts at top venues including the Pepsi Center, the Fillmore and the Ogden. You will also find shows at smaller venues around town.
Some of the top shows this month include Miranda Lambert with Cody Johnson & Lanco at the Pepsi Center, Queensryche at the Ogden, and Reverend Horton Heat at the Bluebird. Other shows include Travis Tritt, Dashboard Confessional, and Railroad Earth.
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.
Top Exhibits in February
Denver Art Museum: "Shantell Martin: Words and Lines" London born, and now living in New York City, Shantell Marting has become famous for her black and white drawings. Using multimedia, a wall with interactive boxes, and other ways to project her art, you can experience her art and explore it through the whole museum. This show runs for the full month of January.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science: "The Science of Pixar" What kid, or kid at heart, doesn't love classics like Toy Story, Wall-E, and many other instant classics made by Pixar Studios? This wonderful, and wonder inspiring, exhibit will show you how these movies were made using technology, science, and the imagination of amazing artists all working together. This show will run the entire month of January.
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 five times this month against teams like the Portland Trailblazers, San Antonio Spurs, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Dates: Friday, 2/21 - Sunday, 3/1
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 multi-course dinners starting at $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. All ages are welcome to see the shows. However, they usually last between 2 and 3 hours, so plan ahead if you want to bring your kids.
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 (Thursday, 2/20 - Sunday, 2/23): 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 film makers.
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.
Winter Craft Beer Festival (2/29): Come to Boulder for some tasty brews. This indoor festival features dozens of breweries from Boulder County as well as food, games, and live music. Tickets required.
Rails in the Rockies in Estes Park (2/15 & 2/16): 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 (Friday, 2/21 - Sunday, 2/23): 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.