Top Things to Do in February in St. Louis

Celebrating Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and More

February is peak Cabin Fever season. Luckily, there are plenty of great events to get you out of the house, but still keep you out of the cold. Top picks this month include Mardi Gras, Valentine's Day and the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Here are details of the top things to do in February 2017.

If you're looking for something to do, but don't want to spend any money, read Free Winter Events in the St. Louis Area.

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    Orchid Show at the Botanical Garden

    ••• Photo by Jack Jennings, courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

    The plants in your yard may be brown and lifeless, but you can enjoy beautiful, fragrant flowers at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Orchid Show features hundreds of blooming orchids in the Garden's Orthwein Floral Display Hall. Tickets are $5 plus the price of Garden admission.
    February 4 - March 26, 2017
    Missouri Botanical Garden

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    A World Bird Sanctuary naturalist will teach visitors about owls and their unique calls. Then take a night hike through the grounds to see and call wild owls. Admission to the Owl Prowls is $15 for adults and $10 for children younger than 12. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 636-225-4390.
    February 4, 10, 18, 19 & 24, 2017
    Valley Park

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    Disney on Ice presents a fun show for the kids. Dare to Dream features popular characters from a wide variety of Disney shows including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Tickets are $12 to $80.
    February 9-12, 2017
    Scottrade Center

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    ••• Courtesy of Missouri Department of Conservation

    Spend an afternoon learning how to make maple syrup at the Maple Sugar Festival. Workers with the Missouri Department of Conservation will show visitors how to find sugar maple trees, tap them and boil the sap to make syrup. The event runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
    February 11, 2017
    Rockwoods Reservation, Wildwood

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    St. Louis musicians cover the most popular Bob Marley songs during a fun night of music at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill. The doors open at 8 p.m. The show starts at 9 p.m. There is a $12 cover at the door.
    February 11, 2017
    Delmar Loop

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    Valentine's Day is a chance to do something special for the one you love. St. Louis has many traditional and offbeat ways to celebrate. You can enjoy dinner at a romantic restaurant, or treat your Valentine with some of St. Louis' best chocolate. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, try a Valentine's hike at Shaw Nature Reserve, an evening out at the St. Louis Zoo or one of these other Valentine's events.
    Until February 14, 2017
    Various Locations

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    More than 25 local breweries come together at the historic Schnaider Brewery Malt House for a premium tasting event. Enjoy samples of local craft beers, as well as top brews from around the country and the world. Tickets are $36.75 a person.
    February 16-18, 2017
    Lafayette Square, St. Louis


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    See rocker Sting at the Pageant this month. The show also features Joe Sumner and The Last Bandoleros. a and While She Sleeps. The doors open at 7 p.m. The show starts at 8 p.m. General admission tickets are $104 to $164.
    February 17, 2017
    Delmar Loop

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    Every year hundreds of bald eagles return to the St. Louis area to their winter nests along the Mississippi River. Eagle watching is a popular winter activity in Alton and Grafton. On President's Day weekend, you'll see eagles and much more at the National Great Rivers Museum. The World Bird Sanctuary will have eagles, falcons, owls and other birds of prey on display. The cost for the tour is $5 a person.
    February 18-19, 2017
    National Great Rivers Museum, Alton

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    Wine and chocolate? Sounds like a good way to spend the day. Visitors can sample wine and chocolate pairings at seven wineries along the Missouri Wine Trail near Hermann. Tickets are $30 a person and include a souvenir wine glass.
    February 18-19, 2017
    Hermann, MO

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    Model train lovers of all ages will want to make the trip to St. Charles for the Great Train Expo. The show has 70 vendors displaying and selling all kinds of trains. There is also a kids play area. Tickets are $11 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday. Saturday tickets are good for both days of the show. Children 12 and younger get in free.
    February 18-19, 2017
    St. Charles Convention Center

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    Bon Jovi comes to St. Louis this month. The band is bringing its This House Not for Sale Tour to the Scottrade Center. Tickets are $17 to $550.
    February 19, 2017
    Scottrade Center

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    February is Mardi Gras time and the Soulard neighborhood hosts the biggest party in town. The celebration's top events, including the Pet Parade and Grand Parade are happening this month.
    February 19 & 25, 2017

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    The Working Women's Survival Show has everything a busy woman needs or wants all in once place. There are cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, fitness experts, makeovers, workshops, free massages and more. Tickets are $9.50 for adults, $7.50 for seniors and children. Kids six and younger are free. Discount two-day passes are also available for $13.
    February 24-26, 2017
    St. Charles Convention Center

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     The Chinese performers of Shen Yun return to St. Louis for two days of performances. The show combines traditional Chinese dance, music and art. Tickets are $70 to $150.
    February 25-26, 2017
    Peabody Opera House

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    The popular Route 66 exhibit continues this month at the Missouri History Museum. The exhibit shows the history of the Mother Road and its importance for St. Louis. It includes artifacts like road signs, gas pumps and photographs of the most well-known attractions along Route 66. Admission is free.
    February 2017
    Missouri History Museum