The Buzz

On the Calendar: Philadelphia, February 2020

Stories Jenny Willden

From the Flower Show’s dazzling floral installations to the Auto Show’s exotic cars, February in Philadelphia brings spectacular sights worth leaving the house for. If you’re stumped on planning a Valentine’s Day date, attend our alternatives to make your significant other (or Bumble date) swoon.

Black History Month

All February
Various locations, Philadelphia
As an important center for African American culture and history, Philadelphia goes big on celebrating with a month of service days, book talks, mixers, and more.

East Passyunk Restaurant Week

Feb. 25–March 8
East Passyunk Avenue, East Passyunk


Through Feb. 8
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Center City

19154 5K

Feb. 1
Parkwood Manor, Northeast Philadelphia

Peco Free First Sunday

Feb. 2
The Barnes Foundation, Center City

Getaway at the Greenhouse

Feb. 1–16
Fairmount Park Horticultural Center, Fairmount Park

Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils

Feb. 6
Wells Fargo Center, South Philadelphia

2020 Philly Theatre Week

Feb. 6–16
Various locations, Greater Philadelphia
Experience affordable theater productions, readings, and interactive events at this 10-day celebration of the city’s vibrant theater community.

Philadelphia Golf and Travel Show

Feb. 7–9
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, Oaks

Philadelphia Auto Show: Black Tie Tailgate

Feb. 7
Philadelphia Convention Center, Center City

Philadelphia Auto Show

Feb. 8–17
Philadelphia Convention Center, Center City

Feel the Love 5K

Feb. 9

Philadelphia Orchestra: Sorcerers, Spells, and Magic

Feb. 13
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Center City

Valentine’s Day with Tiny Dynamite

Feb. 14
Manayunk Brewing Company, Manayunk
Bring a date or fly solo at this casual look at modern love put on by talented Philly performers. Bonus: every ticket includes pizza and a pint.

Sweetheart Skate

Feb. 14
Dilworth Park, Center City

Jurassic World Live Tour

Feb. 14–16
Wells Fargo Center, South Philadelphia

Aretha: Respect

Feb. 14–16
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Center City

Winterfest Live!

Feb. 15
XFinityLive!, South Philadelphia
Warm up with winter lagers and strong stouts at this all-day event featuring unlimited samples of 150-plus brews, games, and outdoor firepits.

Mummenschanz: You & Me

Feb. 16
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, University City

Cocktails & Cheese Workshop

Feb. 18
Art in the Age, Old City

Hello, Dolly!

Feb. 19–March 1
Academy of Music, Center City

Philadelphia Girls Pint Out February Social

Feb. 21
Triple Bottom Brewing, Northern Liberties

Party for the Market

Feb. 23
Reading Terminal Market, Center City
Help preserve the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmer’s market at this nighttime fundraiser that transforms the market into a party with more than 1,000 revelers. Expect bites from 30 market merchants, four open bars, six live bands, and casino games.

Celine Dion Concert

Feb. 26
Wells Fargo Center, South Philadelphia

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

Feb. 29–Mar. 8
Philadelphia Convention Center, Center City
Floral fans unite at the world’s largest and longest-running indoor flower show. Launched in 1829, the event draws 250,000 people to see themed displays. This year’s “Riviera Holiday” is inspired by vibrant Mediterranean gardens.

Harlem Globetrotters

Feb. 28
Liacouras Center, North Philadelphia

9th Annual Philly Bierfest

Feb. 29
German Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Taste Pennsylvania’s German brewing heritage at this fest featuring lagers, bocks, weizens, and more. Prost!

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