A huge Chinese New Year Parade, Beanpot hockey, Disney on Ice, exciting Theatre District shows and dance performances, concerts, New England Boat Show, and Monster Trucks are just a few of the fantastic things to do in Boston in February.
Lots of outdoor events and activities, brewery and wine tasting tours, family events for school vacation week, and nearby skiing and snowboarding give you plenty to do outside.
Winter sports keep everyone active and entertained - skating, skiing, or watching the action on the ice and court as the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics entertain the crowds at TD Garden.
For college hockey fans, the Beanpot Tournament continues its 50+ years of intense rivalry.
But you'll also find plenty of other entertaining February events - Chinese New Year, Valentine's Day, the New England Boat Show, and more!
February in Boston often brings a mixture of bright and sunny almost-warm days, and cold snowy periods - plus everything in between. It's a wonderful time of the year to walk around with a camera and photograph all your favorite spots without tree leaves hiding them.
Top photo: Ice skating on Frog Pond at Boston Common - Beacon Hill mansions in the background
Go to a Concert at a Top Boston Venue or Club
From mid-sized venues such as House of Blues, Royale, and Big Night Live to small clubs such as Bijou and Cafe 939 to Boston's biggest stages at Wang Theatre and Boston Symphony Hall, here are some of the top performances you can enjoy in February:
Declare Your Love . . . Celebrate Valentine's Day with a Show, Dinner, & Hotel
Go for dinner and a show in Boston's lively Theatre District, and spend the night or weekend in one of the Boston hotels offering Valentine's Day packages, and enjoy special amenities such as a bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, or perhaps a wood-burning fireplace in your room.
Sunday Evening Jazz Cruise - End your weekend on the perfect note by grooving to live jazz as you watch the ever-changing sunset colors as the sun sets behind Boston's city skyline
Winter City Lights Cruise - Unwind on this 1-hour cruise with soothing classical music in the background, perhaps a tasty drink in your hand, and city lights sparking all around you
Winter Sunset Cruise - Grab a cocktail and apps from the bar and then relax as you watch the sun set on this sail around the Harbor, just in time to catch the USS Constitution fire its cannons as the sun dips down past the horizon
Live Irish Music Cruise - Get ready for fun on this rockin' Celtic cruise with a live Irish band playing classic Boston Irish songs, traditional Irish tunes, top hits, and your requests
Adirondack III Sailing Cruises:
See Something New - Go on a Tour!
Think you know Boston?
Well, there's always something new to see, and a tour can often give you the best insights and special views. Plus they are a lot of fun. Here are a few for you to try during February:
Wrentham Outlet Village - A luxury coach takes you to Wrentham Village Premium Outlets where everyday discounts on designer and name brands let you save 25%-65%, and sometimes even more. A free VIP coupon book gives you even bigger savings. Find out more
Escape the Cold Weather - Go to a Movie
Whether you prefer the glitzy new theaters showing the latest blockbuster films like the Icon in Seaport and ArcLight Cinema next to TD Garden, or indie favorites like Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline and Brattle Theatre in Cambridge, or even family favorites like the huge IMAX screens at Museum of Science and the New England Aquarium, Boston has the perfect place for you to escape the cold weather outside.
If you're reading this and wondering, "Is Boston the perfect place to spend a long weekend in February, the answer is "Yes!" As you can tell from this list of things to do in Boston in February and the Boston Events Calendar for February, you'll find lots to do here this month. And as a bonus, you'll get cheap hotel rates.
How to find a bargain rate? Check Trip Advisor which searches all the big booking agencies to find special deals, and then shows you the best rates and discounts, plus recent reviews by other visitors.
Chinese New Year falls on the first day of the first month of the Lunar New Year, and most celebrations in Boston take place in February (check our February Events Calendar for the exact date).
The annual Chinese New Year Festival in Chinatown brings in the New Year with a bang as local Chinese martial arts groups parade through the streets performing the famous Lion Dance, accompanied by drums, cymbals, gongs - and huge firecracker explosions.
Remember, take the T - or take a designated driver.
Dream about Spring . . . Visit the New England Boat Show
The New England Boat Show, held during the last week of the month at the Boston Convention and Exposition Center in the South Boston Waterfront, is the biggest boating event in the Northeast. With boats up to 50' long on display and over 40,000 visitors, you'll find plenty of excitement.