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Vancouver Events in February

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February 2014 is a month full of annual favourites and new, fun activities. Get ready for Chinese New Year, LunarFest, Valentine's Day, and more!

See also: Top 10 Things to Do on Valentine's Day

Ongoing through February 2
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
What: One of Vancouver’s signature festivals, the PuSh Festival is 20 days of groundbreaking work in the live performing arts: theatre, dance, music and other, hybrid forms of performance.
Where: Various sites around Vancouver; see site for details
Cost: Various; see site for details

Ongoing through February 2
Dine Out Vancouver Festival
What: Vancouver's annual restaurant event from Tourism Vancouver has 200 participating restaurants offering discount menus for $18, $28 and $38, plus street food promotions and lots of special foodie events and tours.
Where: Various locations throughout Vancouver; see site for details
Cost: Set menus of $18, $28 and $38 per person; additional cost for special events

Ongoing through February 2
WinterPRIDE 2014
What: Whistler's annual winter Pride event, promoted by Gay Whistler, includes parties, dances, tours, "apres ski" events, comedy shows, and--of course--skiing and snowboarding.
Where: Whistler, B.C.
Cost: Various; see site for details

Ongoing through February 14
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
What: 25 Vancouver chocolate makers and artisans come together for this festival that brings 60 new and unusual hot chocolate flavours to Vancouver.
Where: Various locations throughout Vancouver; see site for details
Cost: Various; see site for details

Ongoing through February 28
Free Ice Skating in Robson Square
What: The free Robson Square Ice Rink opens for the winter 2013/2014 season, offering free ice skating outdoors in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Where: Robson Square, downtown Vancouver
Cost: Free; skate rentals $4

Sunday, February 2
Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade
What: The annual Chinese New Year Parade through historic Chinatown is free fun for all ages!
Where: Chinatown, Vancouver
Cost: Free

Friday, February 7 - Sunday, February 9
LunarFest Vancouver
What: The free LunarFest arts-and-lunar-new-year festival returns with exhibitions, performances, a Lantern Palace, and the mini-food festival Dumpling Fest.
Where: Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, Vancouver
Cost: Free

Monday, February 10
BC Family Day BC Family Day: 10 Things to Do on BC Family Day in Vancouver

Friday, February 14
Valentine's Day
Your Guide to Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16
Winterruption Festival on Granville Island 
What: The annual Winterruption Festival is an all-ages arts festival that includes theatre, live music, food, and local and international arts. The mix of free and ticketed events include kids' theatre, art walks, open art studios, and live music from Coastal Jazz and Blues Society .
Where: Granville Island, Vancouver
Cost: Various; see site for details; many events are free

Tuesday, February 18 - Sunday, March 2
Talking Stick Festival
What: The annual Talking Stick Festival is a celebration of Aboriginal performance and art, featuring music, dance, theatre, visual art and storytelling.
Where: Various locations around Vancouver; see site for details
Cost: $12 - $29

Monday, February 24 - Sunday, March 2
Vancouver International Wine Festival
What: Formerly the Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival (now partnered with Bard on the Beach), this incredibly popular wine festival includes multiple tasting events, wine seminars, and gala evenings.
Where: Various locations around Vancouver; see site for details
Cost: Various; see site for details

Thursday, February 27
Take a Hike Foundation: Moonlight Snowshoe
What: Take a guided moonlit snowshoe on Mount Seymour with great people, warm soup, hot apple cider and chocolate fondue to raise money to support youth at risk in Vancouver.
Where: Mount Seymour, 1700 Mount Seymour Rd, North Vancouver
Cost: $20 Registration fee

Saturdays through April 26
Vancouver Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium
What: Shop for fresh produce and more at Vancouver's winter farmers market.
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium, Vancouver
Cost: Free

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