Vancouver Events in February

Vancouver Chinese New Year Parade 2013
Chinese Benevolent Association of Vancouver

February 2016 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 in Vancouver

Ongoing through February 7
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 14
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
What: Dozens of 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 Robson Square Ice Rink offers free ice skating outdoors in the heart of downtown Vancouver.
Where: Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver
Cost: Free; skate rentals $4

Monday, February 8
BC Family Day
BC Family Day: 10 Things to Do on BC Family Day in Vancouver

Friday, February 12 - Sunday, February 14
LunarFest Vancouver
What: The free LunarFest arts-and-lunar-new-year festival returns with exhibitions, performances, food, and a Lantern Palace.

Where: Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza, Vancouver
Cost: Free

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

Sunday, February 14
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

Thursday, February 18 - Friday, February 26
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

Friday, February 19 - Sunday, February 21
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

Saturday, February 20 - Sunday, February 28
Vancouver International Wine Festival
What: 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

Saturdays through April 23
Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium
What: Enjoy shopping local throughout the winter at the Winter Farmers Market at Nat Bailey Stadium.

Includes food trucks, live music, and more.
Where: Nat Bailey Stadium, 4601 Ontario St., Vancouver
Cost: Free