From Valentine’s Day to Lititz Fire and Ice Festival, there’s plenty to do in Lancaster this February for both locals and visitors alike. Turn up the romance with a date night at one of our theaters or special events, or skip the chilly weather and spend some time being active with one of our many indoor adventures. With events for the whole family, this is your guide to some of the best happenings in town.
Decades offers a fun night out with food and drinks served at your bowling lane, an arcade, and craft cocktails.
Head over to The Exchange to enjoy a rooftop bar with amazing craft cocktails and fabulous dinner options.
Catch a film, a bite to eat, and a crafted cocktail at Zoetropolis. Specializing in independent films and offering drinks made with Lancaster Distilleries spirits, it's a fun spot to spend an evening out at.
Grab your sweetheart, gal pals, or family and head to Kitchen Kettle Village for the Spread the Love Tasting Tour! Receive generous samples and personalized service, as well as bites of history about the Village on this self-guided tasting experience throughout the Village.
It may be chilly outside, but the theatres in Lancaster, PA are warm and ready to entertain. Book your tickets for one (or two) of the great shows on stage this February.
It Happened in Key West | Fulton Theatre | January 26th - February 7th, 2024It Happened in Key West is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s. After decades of searching for the dream girl of his boyhood visions, eccentric scientist Carl finds Elena in Key West, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning.
The Addams Family | Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre | February 23rd - March 30th America’s quirkiest family comes to life! Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Everything will change on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.
Off the Yellow Brick Road | Prima Theatre | February 9th - February 24th Step into Dorothy's world as she embarks on a thrilling new adventure! In this world-premiere theatrical experience, the timeless tale receives a modern pop concert makeover, featuring contemporary songs from the past few decades. Join the classic characters on a fresh journey towards a vibrant life in the digital age.
This year the Fire and Ice Festival's organizers are stretching out the fun, hosting the festival for 10 days, from February 16th to the 25th.
During that time, you're invited to stroll the streets, see all the wow-worthy ice sculptures, and sample all of Lititz's delicious treats. Check out our blog, below, on the top 10 things to do during the event.
February marks the start of Black History Month — a month designated to celebrate and honor the countless contributions, achievements, and sacrifices the African American people have made to our country throughout history.
Lancaster City is home to a Black community with deep, historic roots and invites all visitors and locals alike to celebrate Black History Month by learning more about our Black community members and their culture, supporting Black artists, supporting Black-owned businesses, and lifting up Black voices.
Lancaster is home to some of the best family-friendly attractions where you and your kids can play, learn, and discover while making lasting memories. Here are some family-friendly events happening this month in Lancaster County, PA.
Fasnacht Day is February 13th! Fasnacht translates into "fast night" in English which helps to explain the origins of this tradition. It stems from the need to use up the lard, sugar, butter, and eggs prior to the beginning of Lent since these lavish items were typically given up. Learn all about this tradition and where you can find fastnacht's across the county.
Continue the fun by eating at one of our many restaurants that specialize in PA Dutch classics! Continue you into the PA Dutch deep-dive and learn what exactly a "shoo-fly pie" is and where you can find them.
Join the Strasburg Rail Road for a month of fun and unique events! Learn the long-time “curse of the Bobber”, and try to escape the turn-of-the-century back to 2024 on this 60-minute Escape Room on the Train on select Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays.Try a variety wine & cheese pairings as you travel to Paradise, PA onboard the Wine & Cheese Train select Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. On February 17th, take an open-air ride onboard the Long John Limited.
Bundle Up & Get Outdoors
Venture out to one of the scenic trails in Lancaster County. The wide-range of distances and types can fill the entire month of hiking, biking, or running outdoors without taking the same route twice.
Need to get the kiddos out of the house? Lancaster County Central Park hosts kid-friendly programs that are the perfect combination of education and fun!
However you choose to spend your time in Lancaster this February, you'll be sure to have fun all month long! At the Middlecreek Wildlife Management Area, you can see snow geese as they make their annual stop in Lancaster County as they head back up north. Their arrival is unpredictable, but you can generally see them from the middle of February the beginning to the middle of March.
Visit the Speedwell Wolves in northern Lancaster County, a natural habitat for displaced wolves and wolf-dogs. Take an educational tour at the Wolf Sanctuary of PA to view the wolves in their natural habitat and learn about their behavior and biology.
Towards the tail end of February, mud sales will begin popping up around Lancaster county. Amish Mud Sales are a Lancaster County original tradition and refer to annual auctions or sales of Amish goods at a number of local fire companies. The sales attract thousands of people looking for bargains on anything from Amish quilts and antiques to lumber, buggies and lawn equipment.
The sales are your one-stop-shop to find unique items, delicious foods, interact with the Amish Community, and support your local fire companies!
Horst Artsoffers one-of-a-kind sessions, from collage activities and junk journal creation to kid's workshops and upcycling projects. Bring your creativity, and they'll provide the rest. No experience is needed as you get hands-on in creating fun arts and crafts projects in classes that are not offered anywhere else in Lancaster County!
For kids that are into science, hop on over to Lancaster Science Factory and North Museum of Nature & Science. Lancaster Science Factory focuses on physical science and chemistry, while North Museum is all about nature, space, and animals. Spend some time outdoors at the Lancaster County Park for one of their nature activities!