When you visit, you'll want to know the best Denver events in February 2019, 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. 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.
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.
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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.
If you are the romantic type and want to impress your honey with a live music show on Valentine's Day, then this is the perfect time to be here in Denver. Lucky for you, the rest of February is also jam packed with musical talents that you will want to see check out.
Here is a list of just some of the great bands that have toured through the Mile High City. 2/9, 2019: Guitar virtuoso Eric Johnson will amaze you with his technique and his talents at the Paramount Theatre. Able to play almost any style of music, you will be sure to hear combinations you have never heard before.
2/16 - 2/18: If you are a bluegrass music fan, the Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival is a can't miss. This three day event is loaded with some of the best bluegrass musicians and you will think you are in ol' Kentucky at this wonderful event at the Northglenn Ramada Plaza.
2/24: Robert Plant, the ex lead singer for the world famous Led Zeppelin, has built an amazing solo career after the band broke up. For more than 50 years, Robert Plant has been thrilling audiences around the world. He plays at the beautiful Buell Theatre on the 24th.
Other shows include Iration at the Fillmore Auditorium on the February 3rd and TobyMac at the Denver Coliseum on the 22nd.
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:
TBD: Denver Art Museum
2/4: Children's Museum of Denver (from 4 pm to 8 pm)
TBD: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
2/14: Four Mile Historic Park
TBD: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
TBD: Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
TBD: Clyfford Still Museum: An art museum showcasing the work of the abstract expressionist.
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 seven times this month against teams like the 2019 NBA World Championship Toronto Raptors, the San Antonio Spurs, LeBron James' Los Angeles Lakers, and the Golden State Warriors.
If the Nuggets games don't fit your schedule, the Pepsi Center also hosts both Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Mammoth games this month.
Dates: Friday, February 21st - Sunday, March 1st
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 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. 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, 2/20th - Sunday, 2/23rd): 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.
Buffalo Bill Birthday Celebration (TBD): 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, "A Better Place Could Hardly Have Been."
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.
Rails in the Rockies in Estes Park (TBD): 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.
Chocolate Lovers' Fling in Broomfield (TBD): 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.