A comprehensive list of February events in Vancouver for 2017. With something new going on almost every single day this month, you’re definitely not going to be bored this February in Vancouver. Check out a full list of all the fun stuff happening around town this February in Vancouver:

Go to a specific week: Feb 1 – 5  |  Feb 6 – 12  |  Feb 13 – 19  |  Feb 20 – 28  |  Family Day  |  Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • Rock Paper Portside – A hilarious & interactive weekly tournament, every Wednesday night! Where else can you cut, cover & crush your way to cash, prizes and bragging rights!?!
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • Dine Out Vancouver – Canada’s largest food and drink festival, featuring tons of events and restaurants each offering three or more course dinners at $18, $28 or $38. 275+ participating restaurants.
  • Movie Night at Studio Records – Showing double feature Star Wars movies plus we’re giving away limited box set Star Wars socks. Free popcorn, board games, $3.75 highballs.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

  • Letter Writing Club – Write letters to yourself or the ones you love on vintage typewriters with lots of other cool people.
  • Paul Anthony’s Talent Time: 9th Anniversary Hot Tub Party! – Surprises galore in store, possibly including a real hot tub so they can do the show…. From the tub.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • Dine Out Vancouver – Canada’s largest food and drink festival, featuring tons of events and restaurants each offering three or more course dinners at $18, $28 or $38. 275+ participating restaurants.
  • The Pancakes & Booze Art Show – 50+ artists showcasing their work, FREE pancakes, live body painting, booze, fun, and more…

Friday, February 3, 2017

  • Perogy Night in Vancouver – Friday night suppers return for 2016 with more perogies than ever before! Yum!
  • Vancouver Taboo Naughty but Nice Show – An upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things Taboo.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • Dine Out Vancouver – Canada’s largest food and drink festival, featuring tons of events and restaurants each offering three or more course dinners at $18, $28 or $38. 275+ participating restaurants.
  • VidLaser Radiohead / Dark Side of the Moon – A weekly laser show featuring the highlights and constellations over Vancouver’s night sky with the soundtrack of your favourite songs from RadioHead and Pink Floyd

Saturday, February 4, 2017

  • Winter Farmer’s Market – Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix.
  • Vancouver Taboo Naughty but Nice Show – An upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things Taboo.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • Dine Out Vancouver – Canada’s largest food and drink festival, featuring tons of events and restaurants each offering three or more course dinners at $18, $28 or $38. 275+ participating restaurants.
  • PHANTOM SIGNAL – LIVE HORROR COMEDY RADIO. Heart-pounding, senses-shattering, full-on screaming meemie-inducing tales of horror, madness and general malaise.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

  • Super Bowl 51 Free Screening & Party – Held at the Rio Theatre with great seats, drinks, grilled cheese sandwiches, and a huge screen!
  • Vancouver Taboo Naughty but Nice Show – An upscale adult playground dedicated to enhancing lifestyles, encouraging romance, personal betterment and all things Taboo.
  • East Van Clothing Swap – Bring a bag of quality gently worn clothing, jewelry, and/or fashion accessories and $10, and you can pick up to 20 items to bring home with you!
  • The Sunday Service Comedy Show – Every week, come laugh with the funniest kids in town, the Sunday Service. For comedy lovers in Vancouver the Sunday Service is a weekly ritual.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • Dine Out Vancouver (LAST NIGHT!) – Canada’s largest food and drink festival, featuring tons of events and restaurants each offering three or more course dinners at $18, $28 or $38. 275+ participating restaurants.
  • Traditional Tlingit Tattoo Demonstration – This special event is a sneak-a-peek of our upcoming 2018 exhibition Coastal Whispers: Tattooing Practices on the Northwest Coast.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

  • Cheap night at various movie theatres around town.
  • BlanketFort Flanket Fort – The fort with the most fort returns to The Astoria to delight and entertain you. Roll up your sleeves on your PJs and help construct a giant BlanketFort in which a comedy show happens.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

  • UBC Yoga Rave –  An event for all fun and abilities, with free glow in the dark paint and blacklights.
  • Pecha Kucha Night Vancouver – PechaKucha Night is a fun and informal event where people can meet, inspire and get inspired, based on a format that is fast-paced and fun.
  • Science of Cocktails – Science World turns into Vancouver’s largest laboratory, where the city’s most talented bartenders and chefs will showcase the chemistry, biology and physics behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.

Friday, February 10, 2017

  • Eastside Flea – Just over 50 curated local vendors selling goods that would make a perfect Valentine’s gift for that special someone (or yourself, we won’t tell)
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • Slide Show: A Night of Improvised Powerpoint Comedy – Slide Show features Vancouver’s top improvisors making up presentations on the spot to go with PowerPoint slideshows they’ve never seen before. Just like your last board meeting, am I right?!?!?! You better BELIEVE there are gonna be laughs (and also pie charts).
  • Lanterns in the Garden – Along with the lantern show across the Chinese Garden, the event also features a spacious yard with vendors and food trucks where visitors are exposed to a taste of Yuanxiao and other Asian delicacies.
  • VidLaser Radiohead / Dark Side of the Moon – A weekly laser show featuring the highlights and constellations over Vancouver’s night sky with the soundtrack of your favourite songs from RadioHead and Pink Floyd

Saturday, February 11, 2017

  • 24 Hours of Winter at Grouse – Wanna snowboard at 2 in the morning? Now’s your chance! Grouse is open for 24 hours with lots of extra entertainment.
  • Winter Farmer’s Market – Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix.
  • Eastside Flea – Just over 50 curated local vendors selling goods that would make a perfect Valentine’s gift for that special someone (or yourself, we won’t tell)
  • 11th Annual Flea Market and Book Sale – Thousands of secondhand items available, including Japanese books, comics and magazines, all for amazing bargain prices
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • Lanterns in the Garden – Along with the lantern show across the Chinese Garden, the event also features a spacious yard with vendors and food trucks where visitors are exposed to a taste of Yuanxiao and other Asian delicacies.
  • Spring Lights Lantern Workshops –  Learn the art of lantern making to build and personalize your own lantern. Festival artists will guide you to transform recycled and mundane materials into multi-cultural pieces that have significance to your own heritage and background.
  • Family Day at the Market – Family fun at Lonsdale Quay featuring a petting zoo, face painting and balloon animals, and more.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

  • 24 Hours of Winter at Grouse – Wanna snowboard at 2 in the morning? Now’s your chance! Grouse is open for 24 hours with lots of extra entertainment.
  • Live Band Burlesque Tribute to Kate Bush – Kitty Nights presents a live band burlesque tribute to the trailblazing legacy of the magical Kate Bush.
  • Eastside Flea – Just over 50 curated local vendors selling goods that would make a perfect Valentine’s gift for that special someone (or yourself, we won’t tell)
  • The Sunday Service Comedy Show – Every week, come laugh with the funniest kids in town, the Sunday Service. For comedy lovers in Vancouver the Sunday Service is a weekly ritual.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • Lanterns in the Garden – Along with the lantern show across the Chinese Garden, the event also features a spacious yard with vendors and food trucks where visitors are exposed to a taste of Yuanxiao and other Asian delicacies.
  • Inner Beauty Pageant –  Open to all genders, body types and zodiac signs, the Inner Beauty Pageant is a chance to celebrate the diva in all of us.
  • Spring Lights Lantern Workshops –  Learn the art of lantern making to build and personalize your own lantern. Festival artists will guide you to transform recycled and mundane materials into multi-cultural pieces that have significance to your own heritage and background.

Monday, February 13, 2017

  • Family Day Stat Holiday
  • Family Day on the Drive – A free community event on Commercial Drive (at the Ice Rink) with events for the entire family.
  • Skate with the Giants – Hockey Game against Tri-City Americans, if you bring skates & a helmet, you can skate with the Giants after the game!
  • Shred for the Cause at Mount Seymour – Ladies ride for just $10 at Mount Seymour for their “Shred for a Cause” night.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

  • Cheap night at various movie theatres around town.
  • Burlesque Duos – It takes two to tango at Burlesque Duos! Coupling renowned dancers together to perform truly memorable numbers.
  • Valentines Decentralized Dance Party – An evening of high-energy celebration and spontaneous loving connection between thousands of total strangers that involves lots of dancing.
  • Puzzled Pint – Crack the location puzzle, go to the location, solve fun puzzles at your leisure and have fun! Valentine’s Day edition!
  • Gastown Cabaret – Three exhilarating sets of belly dancers, drag performers, comedy, thrilling live stunts, contortionists, burlesque, and random hilariousness ALL IN ONE SHOW!
  • 17th Annual People’s Prom – The prom you never had in high school: it’s a radical, community-oriented, anti-capitalist, queer, cross-dressing, gender bending, bike loving, slow dancing, big dress wearing, good time.
  • Valentines Day Donut Tasting – 4-course donut tasting experience featuring savoury and sweet donut creations as well as wine and port pairings!
  • Vancouver Story Slam – Ten storytellers share original stories! $5 cover includes a ballot to vote for your favourites.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival – Back for its sixth year, and this time, even more chocolate makers have come together to spike their hot chocolate drinks with the wildest, most delicious flavours you can imagine.
  • XOXO! Valentine’s Day Speed Dating – Dating for people with short attention spans, at Lickerish Lounge (903 Davie Street)

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Winterruption Festival – Music, dance, film, theatre, art, food, craft, indoor and outdoor activities, and so much more on Granville Island!
  • VidLaser Radiohead / Dark Side of the Moon – A weekly laser show featuring the highlights and constellations over Vancouver’s night sky with the soundtrack of your favourite songs from RadioHead and Pink Floyd
  • National Adoption Weekend – PetSmart stores across Canada will be hosting adoption events to showcase dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in need of a good home!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Dash for the Dogs – This will be a fun, non-competitive, run or walk through Stanley Park with proceeds going to BC and Alberta Guide Dogs.
  • Winter Farmer’s Market – Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix.
  • Vancouverite: A Comedy Show –  A comedy show featuring funny stories and stand-up about what adjusting to Vancouver has been like, from some of the best Vancouver comedians
  • Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Fest – Tons of live comedians from all over, including Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, and more…
  • Winterruption Festival – Music, dance, film, theatre, art, food, craft, indoor and outdoor activities, and so much more on Granville Island!
  • Art Battle Vancouver – An exciting night of live competitive painting and silent auction.
  • Spring Lights Lantern Workshops –  Learn the art of lantern making to build and personalize your own lantern. Festival artists will guide you to transform recycled and mundane materials into multi-cultural pieces that have significance to your own heritage and background.
  • National Adoption Weekend – PetSmart stores across Canada will be hosting adoption events to showcase dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in need of a good home!
  • All You Can Eat Laundry, A Comedy Variety Show – A comedic variety show combining alternative acts from favourite Vancouver comedians, improvisers and special guests. Special guests may include estranged family members, snack vendors, psychics and cool neighbourhood animals!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

  • Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Fest – Tons of live comedians from all over, including Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, and more…
  • Winterruption Festival – Music, dance, film, theatre, art, food, craft, indoor and outdoor activities, and so much more on Granville Island!
  • The Sunday Service Comedy Show – Every week, come laugh with the funniest kids in town, the Sunday Service. For comedy lovers in Vancouver the Sunday Service is a weekly ritual.
  • National Adoption Weekend – PetSmart stores across Canada will be hosting adoption events to showcase dogs, puppies, cats and kittens in need of a good home!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

  • Pizza Palooza – A pizza tasting extravaganza presented by a Vancouver food blogger. If we had you at “pizza” this is the event for you.
  • BC Home + Garden Show – Inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces all under one roof.
  • Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Fest – Tons of live comedians from all over, including Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, and more…
  • Rock Paper Portside – A hilarious & interactive tournament, the last Wednesday night of the month! Where else can you cut, cover & crush your way to cash, prizes and bragging rights!?!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

  • Mischief Managed Presents: Harry Potter Burlesque – A silly, sexy evening filled with all your favourite Harry Potter characters in a light you’ve never seen them before. Like Harry Potter… But way hotter!
  • We Know Nothing about Art Comedy Show – Join comedian Abdul Aziz and his friends as they do their best to make sense of the world’s most treasured works of art, with little to no formal training in the field
  • BC Home + Garden Show – Inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces all under one roof.
  • Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Fest – Tons of live comedians from all over, including Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, and more…
  • 11th Annual Moonlight Snowshoe – An evening of guided snowshoeing under the moon. Fundraiser for Take a Hike Foundation.
  • Spring Lights Lantern Workshops –  Learn the art of lantern making to build and personalize your own lantern. Festival artists will guide you to transform recycled and mundane materials into multi-cultural pieces that have significance to your own heritage and background.

Friday, February 24, 2017

  • Tinder Tales: Live at the Fox Cabaret – Professional/Amateur Daters, Storytellers, Comedians, and everyday people confess their most outrageous Tinder Tales and other online dating disasters live on stage at the Fox Cabaret.
  • Eastside Flea – Featuring over 50 local vendors, food trucks, a live deejay, artisan showrooms, seasonal drink specials, pinball, visiting with friends & more!!
  • Alicia Tobin’s Come Draw with Me –  Come Draw With Alicia Tobin and get some of her patented* comedic critique of your 5-minute drawings (*not actually patented). Supplies provided. No talent necessary.
  • BC Home + Garden Show – Inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces all under one roof.
  • Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Fest – Tons of live comedians from all over, including Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, and more…
  • VidLaser Radiohead / Dark Side of the Moon – A weekly laser show featuring the highlights and constellations over Vancouver’s night sky with the soundtrack of your favourite songs from RadioHead and Pink Floyd
  • East Van Mardi Gras – Jazz, Horns, Funk, Costumes, Stilts, Parades, Krewes, Theatre, Food and Drink …. All go in the hall pot to create a magical evening of New Orleans style Mardi Gras – East Van Style.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

  • Winter Farmer’s Market – Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you have to stop getting fresh, local produce! Head to Nat Bailey Stadium for your farm fix.
  • Eastside Flea – Featuring over 50 local vendors, food trucks, a live deejay, artisan showrooms, seasonal drink specials, pinball, visiting with friends & more!!
  • Teenage Dirtbag – Comedians explore the follies of youth. Teenage Dirtbag combines hilarious self-deprecating jokes with the magic of Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • BC Home + Garden Show – Inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces all under one roof.
  • Just For Laughs Northwest Comedy Fest – Tons of live comedians from all over, including Sarah Silverman, Jim Gaffigan, Trevor Noah, and more…
  • Coldest Night of the Year – A family-friendly fundraising walk to raise money and awareness for the homeless, hungry and hurting in communities across Canada.
  • Pet Lover Show –  Western Canada’s largest pet show is returning to Abbotsford this year with exciting new attractions and exhibitions for Greater Vancouver pets and their humans.
  • Weird Al Karaoke – It’s a show where Vancouver comedians perform original parody songs, live!
  • Taboo Revue – Glorious Bodies – A cast of over 20 teasers will tantalize your senses with an evening of dreamy dances, glamorous group numbers, and hilarious comedic antics – All in Screaming Chicken’s signature burlesque style.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

  • Eastside Flea – Featuring over 50 local vendors, food trucks, a live deejay, artisan showrooms, seasonal drink specials, pinball, visiting with friends & more!!
  • BC Home + Garden Show – Inspiration, helpful tips, innovative products and fantastic deals in remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor spaces all under one roof.
  • Climb the Wall – Stairclimb for clean air. Challenge yourself up 48 stories of intense stairclimbing!!!
  • The Sunday Service Comedy Show – Every week, come laugh with the funniest kids in town, the Sunday Service. For comedy lovers in Vancouver the Sunday Service is a weekly ritual.
  • Pet Lover Show –  Western Canada’s largest pet show is returning to Abbotsford this year with exciting new attractions and exhibitions for Greater Vancouver pets and their humans.
  • The East Van Garage Sale – Tons of rad vendors selling all sorts of amazing wonders. Vintage clothing, jewelry, housewares, oddities, records, knick knacks, books, and many unique items!

Monday, February 27, 2017

  • Shred for the Cause at Mount Seymour – Ladies ride for just $10 at Mount Seymour for their “Shred for a Cause” night.
  • Women in Tech Week – A unique platform for entrepreneurs, engineers, and community leaders to collaborate and empower women to take on new challenges and create opportunities to push the boundaries in the tech industry.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

  • Cheap night at various movie theatres around town.
  • Fresh Blood SNAG Live Painting Art Raffle – 5 fresh new local artists are coming to The American to entertain you with their painting prowess. Buy raffle tickets and you could take some original art home!
  • Women in Tech Week – A unique platform for entrepreneurs, engineers, and community leaders to collaborate and empower women to take on new challenges and create opportunities to push the boundaries in the tech industry.