What’s Happening in February? Family Friendly Events in Metro Vancouver

Curious about events happening in Vancouver & across the Lower Mainland during the month of February? Enjoy our month-at-a-glance listing of ongoing events happening across Metro Vancouver in the 2020 edition of February.

What's Happening in February in Metro Vancouver

I’ve never understood people’s lack of enthusiasm for February (and it isn’t just because I’m a February-baby). There is so much going on! Mark your calendars for Groundhog Day (Feb 2), Valentine’s Day (Feb 14), and Family Day (Feb 17). There are also a few other notable and/or funny days in February: Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast (1st Saturday in February aka Feb 1 this year), Superbowl Sunday (Feb 2), and Umbrella Day (Feb 10th). And don’t forget 2020 is a Leap Year, so February has a whole extra day. See, lots of reasons to jump out of bed smiling in February!

Not only are there reasons to get excited about specific days but there are a multitude of events you should add to your February-bucket-list:

Harlem Globetrotters (Feb 1): With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, you don’t want to miss the two shows from the Harlem Globetrotters at the Pacific Coliseum.

Dine Out Vancouver Festival (concludes Feb 2): Have you taken advantage of the great deals in many restaurants across Metro Vancouver? The annual event concludes on February 2. Don’t delay & get your reservation. Delicious meals at only $15, $25, $35 and $45 per person.

Vancouver Boat Show (Feb 5-9): whether owning a boat is in your future, or if you just want to dream big for that day you win the lottery, a visit to the Vancouver Boat Show is actually a fun family experience. If you purchase your tickets online kids under 16 years are FREE.

Flashback Film Festival (Feb 1 – 29): The Cineplex Flashback Film Fest, Canada’s only coast to coast film festival, is bringing action, sci-fi, and comedy favourites back to the big screen every month. Enjoy Airplane! (starting Feb 7) and 12 Monkeys (starting Feb 21). Tickets are only $6.99 each!

Winter Wander (Feb 8): For just $5 you can visit Museum of Vancouver, H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver Maritime Museum, Vancouver Academy of Music, and the City of Vancouver Archives. Even better? Kids under 5 are FREE!

Hot Chocolate Festival (concludes Feb 14): How many gourmet hot chocolate creations have you sampled? None?! Well don’t delay the annual Hot Chocolate Festival ends on Valentine’s Day and the offerings are AMAZING!

Vancouver Pet Lovers Show (Feb 15-16): Enjoy loads of brand new exhibitors with thousands of products to show you and amazing show specials. See every cat imaginable at the cat show, attend interactive and informative seminars by veterinarians and top professionals. Don’t miss the rabbit and dog agility shows, raptor shows, dancing dogs, and K9 detection demonstrations .

Kids Take Over UBC (Feb 16): For too long, UBC has been run by adults. It’s time for kids to rule at this fun-filled arts festival for kids and families.

Family Day (Feb 18): A whole day to celebrate family; we couldn’t love this day more! Check out our massive guide to Family Day events happening around Metro Vancouver – the fun continues all weekend long.

Robson Square Ice Rink (concludes Feb 29): Bring your skates and helmet and enjoy a FREE skate on Vancouver’s only outdoor skating arena.

Be sure to visit our calendar for current events happening in your community. Have a fantastic February everyone!

Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.

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