February 2017 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
February Event Preview

It may be cold outside, but don’t let that stop you from checking out the awesome events going on this February. After all, there’s no better way to shake off that chill in the air than with the festivals, exhibitions, and conventions that we all love!

Northeast

NYC Winter Wine Festival PlayStation Theater – Times Square, New York, NY – February 4, 2017

Does this winter weather just make you want to warm up with a nice glass of wine and good friends? You’re in luck: this year’s NYC Winter Wine Festival is upon us! Enjoy music and delicious hors d’oeuvres, all while sampling more than 250 wines from across the globe. Cheers!

The Buffalo Auto Show 2017 Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo, NY – February 9-12, 2017

New York scores another mention on our February list with The Buffalo Auto Show. This annual favorite brings automotive excellence to the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. Special guests like Buffalo Sabres and Bandits players, exhibitions, and concept cars make this auto show one you won’t want to miss!

History Uncorked: #pixburgh Senator John Heinz History Center, Pittsburgh, PA – February 10, 2017

Visit Pittsburgh’s Heinz History Center for the 19th year of the city’s premiere party for young professionals! History Uncorked: #pixburgh focuses on the History Center’s latest exhibition, “#pixburgh: A Photographic Experience.” Dive into over 150 years of Pittsburgh history, all while networking and enjoying the atmosphere with hundreds of your professional peers. Grab your camera and we’ll see you there!

South

GoGames 360 Houston 2017 Legends Sports Complex, The Woodlands, TX – February 10-12, 2017

If you have a competitive spirit, you won’t want to miss GoGames 360! This 3-day gaming event is packed with game demos, tournaments, cosplay shows, and SO much more. Attractions including board games, card games, video games, laser tag, and even Quidditch tournaments will fill this weekend with as much gaming as you can handle!

Pensacon: Pensacola Comic Con 2017  Pensacola Bay Center, Pensacola, FL – February 17-19, 2017

Pensacola’s namesake comic con returns this February with yet another amazing lineup of celebrity guests and events! The legendary Henry Winkler, Power Rangers’ Jason David Frank, Austin Powers’ Verne Troyer, and dozens more will grace the convention floor at Pensacola Bay Center. Suit up in your best cosplay and be sure to get your tickets soon!

Sebring Seafood & Music Festival 2017 Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, FL – February 25-26, 2017

Enjoy a weekend of live music, food, and community at the Sebring Seafood & Music Festival. Local musical acts will be performing all weekend, and the kids will have a blast with activities like bounce houses, big slides, a rock climbing wall, pony rides, and more! Hopefully you won’t forget your appetite!

Midwest

Ice Castles Wisconsin 2017 Ice Castles at Mount Olympus, Wisconsin Dells, WI – Now through March, 2017

Ice Castles, the wildly popular wintertime family attraction, has returned for another busy season! The Ice Castles are located in five cities this year, the newest of which being Wisconsin Dells, WI. These massive ice structures illuminated with dazzling lights are truly a sight to see! Be sure to book your tickets in advance to secure your spot.

The Upstart Crow Ohio Shakespeare Festival Greystone Hall, Akron, OH – February 9-19, 2017

Ohio Shakespeare Festival prides itself on bringing life to the works of Shakespeare and other talented playwrights, noting that the connection between actor and audience is an important aspect of any play. Set just after Shakespeare’s death, the Upstart Crow is an original play by Vincent Dowling revolving around Shakespeare’s daughter, Susanna Shakespeare Hall. Susanna calls on Richard Burbage, the famed Elizabethan actor, to learn more about her distant late father.

Great Lakes Comic-Con Macomb Community College, Warren, MI – February 24-25, 2017

Another February Comic Con coming your way: Great Lakes Comic Con is an annual comic, toy, and collectible convention in the Metro Detroit area. This year’s event includes celebrity guests like Jake “The Snake” Roberts and Jim Shooter, a free play arcade, free board gaming, a Magic The Gathering tournament, and much more!

West

Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times Muzeo, Anaheim, CA – February 12 – May 7, 2017

Immerse yourself in the world of Downton Abbey like never before! Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times is an exhibition of the clothing trends of post-Edwardian England, including nearly 40 period costumes and jewelry from the acclaimed series. Be sure to  reserve your tickets for this nationally touring exhibition while they last!

Art Palm Springs Palm Springs Convention Center, Palm Springs, CA – February 16-19, 2017

The second California event on this month’s preview takes us to Palm Springs. Art Palm Springs is an event presenting curated exhibitions of modern and contemporary art in varied media including painting, photography, sculpture, and more from around the world. With a record number of galleries participating in this year’s event, you won’t want to miss out on the panels, receptions, and other associated events Art Palm Springs has to offer!

Great West Gymfest Coeur d’Alene Resort, Coeur d’Alene, ID – February 23-26, 2017

Get stretched and ready for this fun and exciting gymnastics competition! The event is broken into sessions and also offers a “Hang with the Olympians” Ice Cream Social and an “Ice Cream For Breakfast” Olympian Meet and Greet! We’re doing flips just thinking about it!

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