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20 Things to do in Lancaster, PA in February

20 Things to do in Lancaster, PA in February

From Valentine’s Day to Black History Month and even Fasnacht Day, 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 theatres 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.


Enjoy the Arts & Culture

It’s 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, from Lucky Stiff at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre to Disenchanted at the new Prima Theatre.

American Music Theatre has some fantastic one-night-only performances this month including Chris Janson, Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Parsons, Jackie Evancho of America’s Got Talent, and RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles.

If fine art tickles your fancy, swing by Pennsylvania College of Art & Design’s gallery for the Bruno Miguel exhibition beginning on February 18th. Miguel transforms junk into art in playful ways, influenced by his home country of Brazil.

The Phillips Museum of Art at Franklin & Marshall College is a Lancaster hidden gem that’s hosting four intriguing exhibitions throughout the month of February. Stop by for the following this month: Hostile Terrain featuring photographs and objects that shed light on the migration from Mexico to the United States, Geometric Aljamia: A Cultural Transliteration highlighting Middle Eastern and Western art-making practices through sacred geometry, and Looking Skyward celebrating sky-gazing through the centuries.


Celebrate Black History Month

Commemorating African American Heritage, the City of Lancaster Visitors Center is hosting the Road to Freedom Exhibit throughout the month of February. The exhibit will feature portraits, maps, prints, photographs and small objects from the Colonial Era through World War II that shine light of the African American perspective through those eras.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Those with a sweet tooth will love Chocolate-Covered February in nearby Hershey, PA. Over 90 chocolate-inspired events will be held throughout the month, from family-friendly chocolate lab classes to wine & chocolate pairing events. It’s a wonderful treat for your loved ones this Valentine’s Day.

Book a B&B with a loved one! Curl up by the fire with a loved one, cozy up in a blanket, and read a good book, enjoy slow and simple conversations, or just listen to the silence. Book one of these great Bed & Breakfasts to rent this winter in Lancaster.

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Check Out these Awesome Annual Events

Head to Lititz in February for their Fire & Ice event over President’s Day weekend– where the community gathers for ice sculpture displays, a chili cook-off, and a family-friendly festival. It’s also a great time of year to experience the shopping offerings of the charming small town.

Calling all music-lovers! You won’t want to miss the annual Lancaster Roots & Blues festival, taking place in February in Downtown Lancaster. Be sure to get your tickets to this 3-day event for amazing live music – from blues and funk to Americana and folk.


Spend Some Time Indoors

The weather is frigid- what’s there to do to burn off some pent-up energy? Plenty! Not only does Lancaster have beautiful outdoor resources for hiking, biking, and exploring, we also have loads of indoor adventures as well. Come check out some of the locations here to start off the new year with active, healthy activities that will keep you busy all day long.