“F” is for Festival this February! There are so many great events and festivals happening in February, and they are all squished into the shortest month of the year. Mark your calendars for Groundhog Day (Feb 2), Valentine’s Day (Feb 14), and Family Day (Feb 20), to name just a few of the special days this month.

If you are looking for ideas, the Family Fun Vancouver calendar is updated frequently, so be sure to have a look. We keep a running list of Cheapie and Freebie events, as well as Concerts and Shows that you won’t want to miss! Our weekend round-up gets published on Wednesdays (unless life happens and then it comes out on Thursdays).

Have a fantastic February everyone!

WickFest (Feb 2-5) showcases some of the best female hockey players in this weekend festival. Through games, workshops, clinics and skill camps, WickFest encourages females to get out and try hockey! Head to one of the many games happening throughout this weekend and support female athletes!


Kick off the month with the Ocean Festival (Feb. 3&4). Learn how to support our oceans while listening to some incredible music from Alan Doyle, Delhi to Dublin, and Old Soul Rebel, just to name a few!


LunarFest continues through February with celebrations on Granville Island until Feb. 20, and three locations of the Lantern City wrapping up this month (between Feb 7-20 depending on location).  Don’t miss the incredible events and stunning lanterns created by local artists that highlight the diverse communities in Metro Vancouver.


Burnaby’s vibrant arts and culture scene hits the streets and lights up the city during the 2023 Stride Burnaby Arts Festival (Feb. 3-12), a community-building arts and culture event proudly hosted by North Burnaby Neighbourhood House.  Enjoy art and poetry displays, pop-up public art, music concerts, and arts presentations.


Poutine Festival (concludes Feb 14): french fries, gravy, and squeaky cheese curds… what’s not to love? Put on those stretchy pants and see how many of the tasty poutine offers you can sample before the festival ends on Valentine’s Day.


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! Check out some of the great vendors we have visited in 2023.


Family Day (Feb 20): A whole day to celebrate family; we couldn’t love this day more! Check out our ever-evolving guide to Family Day events happening around Metro Vancouver – the fun continues all weekend long.


Bring your skates and helmet and enjoy a FREE skate on Vancouver’s popular Robson Square Ice Rink (concludes Feb. 28)