When you visit, you'll want to know the best Denver events in February 2018, 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.
Hockey fans in town during the month of February have five 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.
2/6: San Jose Sharks
2/14: Montreal Canadiens
2/18: Edmonton Oilers
2/26: Vancouver Canucks
2/28: Calgary Flames
Dates: 2/13 - 2/18
People usually don't think of watching a theater show as one of the Denver events in February, but the Academy and multiple Emmy award winning musical and dance show STOMP comes to the Buell Theatre from February 13th - 18th. This show focuses on 8 different dancers, who use everything from matchsticks to oil barrels, to make music and dance at the same time. The show has been running from since 1991 and is still going strong all over the world.
FYI: The multi-award winning hit, HAMILTON, starts its run on the 27th of February and runs until the 1st of April. Tickets are extremely hard to buy so make sure to plan ahead for this show.
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 Wednesday this year, so my guide also shows you some of the fun things to do the weekend before.
Dates: 2/16 - 2/25
This month, the Colorado Ballet presents the classic Shakespearean story of "Romeo and Juliet." With choreography by Derek Deane, amazing acting and dancing by the dancers, a musical score by Sergei Prokofiev that is played by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra, you are sure to feel waves of emotion as this story of love, betrayal and death is brought to live before your eyes.
This show starts on the 16th and ends on the 25th at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.
Dates: 2/24 - 3/4
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, 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, make sure to see Jim Norton this month as his tour stops into the Comedy Works for 2 shows a night on the 2nd and 3rd. You know him from the tv show, Louie, no one is off limits for this racy 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 are the romantic type and want to impress your honey with a live music show on Valentine's Day, the headliners are out of town this year, however there are many theater shows if you prefer (listed in the previous theater section) . The rest of February is jam packed with musical talents that you will want to see check out.
2/9: 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:
2/3: Denver Art Museum
2/6: Children's Museum of Denver (from 4 pm to 8 pm)
2/6: Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms
2/9: Four Mile Historic Park
2/12: Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2/19: Denver Botanic Gardens York Street
2/23: Clyfford Still Museum: An art museum showcasing the work of the abstract expressionist.
Top Exhibits in February
Denver Art Museum: "Degas: A Passion for Perfection" This exhibit features over 60 of Degas' most beautiful paintings and delves into his undying passion to make each piece as perfect as possible (February 11th - May 20th).
Denver Museum of Nature & Science: While there are no special exhibits running at this time because they are getting ready for one in March, one of the favorites permanent ones is their "Space Odyssey". In this exhibit, you can visit Mars, check out what a nebulae looks like, and explore the cosmos (Permanent exhibit).
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 San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the current NBA World Champions 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.
2/1: Oklahoma City Thunder
2/3: Golden State Warriors
2/5: Charlotte Hornets
2/13: San Antonio Spurs
2/23: San Antonio Spurs
2/25: Houston Rockets
2/27: Los Angeles Clippers
Dates: 2/23 - 3/4
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 five performances at the Boettcher Concert Hall in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. Among them are Ravel's Daphnis Et Chloé (Feb. 2nd, 3rd and 4th) and Stravinsky's The Rites of Spring (February 16th, 17th and 18th).
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. 22nd - 24th): 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 (2/24, 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, "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 (Feb. 17th and 18th): 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. 23rd - 25th): 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 (2/3): 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.