February may be a short month but in Houston it’s packed with fun events and activities that you won’t want to miss. Read on for our guide to February in Houston and mark your calendars with these exciting things to do in Houston.
Galveston Restaurant Week
Through Feb 9
Take a day trip down to the island for Galveston Restaurant Week. Whether you’re in the mood for Gulf Coast seafood, Tex Mex, barbeque or a juice steak, you’re sure to find just want you’re looking for from the menu of participating restaurants. Grab breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner at a discount (between $10 and $35). A portion of the proceeds benefit Access Care of Coast Texas, an organization that provides healthy meals to people with HIV or AIDS. Galveston Restaurant Week is now through February 9th.
Lunch with an Astronaut at Space Center Houston
Throughout the month of February, the whole family can have lunch with an astronaut at Space Center Houston. Enjoy a delicious catered lunch while hearing real-life stories told by a different astronaut each week. Each person will also receive a personalized photograph as a momento. Tickets also include admission to Space Center Houston and are on a first-come, first-served basis and must be purchased in advance.
Celine Dion at Toyota Center
Saturday, February 1
The one and only musical icon Celine Dion returns to Houston as part of her Courage World Tour at Toyota Center. The global superstar will perform her greatest hits during her 14th concert tour. The concert is Saturday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $59.50.
Through the Lens of Earlie Hudnall, Jr.
Travel through the history of Houston through award-winning photography at the Through the Lens of Earlie Hudnall, Jr. event at Kulture restaurant on Feb. 1. The cultural event will feature a selection of four decades of photography from this year’s Texas State Visual Artist, Earlie Hudnall, Jr.
Jersey Boys at The Hobby Center
Get the behind-the-scenes story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the stage play Jersey Boys, February 7 -9. With famous tunes such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” the musical production has received several accolades including a Tony, Grammy, and Oliver Award.
Black History Classic Movie Night
Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Every Friday night in February will feature a classic African American film on the Plaza at Avenidas Houston in honor of Black History Month. Audiences will enjoy The Five Heartbeats (Feb. 7), “Love Jones” and “Love and Basketball” (Feb. 14), Hidden Figures (Feb. 21) and Greenbook Documentary (Feb. 28). These events are free and open to the public.
Reelabilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival
Feb. 11 - 18
Get a glimpse into the everyday lives of people with disabilities while enjoying incredible works of art and culture at Reelabilities: Houston Film & Arts Festival. The citywide free event showcases films, art exhibitions, performances and speakers that tell the stories of men and women with disabilities. The fun kicks off Feb. 11 and ends Feb. 18.
Houston will have dozens of ways you to celebrate love with your sweetheart, a group of friends or solo. Valentine’s Day at Hermann Park includes a romantic dinner on Pinewood Café’s patio and a half-hour cruise for two in a pedal boat. For something a little different, check out Maggiano’s V-Day Murder Mystery, where you can figure out whodunit over a three-course family-style dinner. If you’re single and looking, the Can’t Buy Me Love 80’s party might be just what you need to infuse a little fun into this Valentine’s Day. Tickets include 2 free drinks, a buffet, and raffle tickets.
Schumann Festival at Jones Hall
The Houston Symphony and pianist Benjamin Grosvenor explore the trials and triumphs of Robert Schumann during the Schumann Festival at Jones Hall. Audiences will enjoy Intimate Songs * Grand Choruses on February 13; Chamber Music with Alisa Weilerstein and Houston Symphony Musicians on February 14; and guest artist Alisa Weilerstein on February 15 and 16. Andres Orozco-Estrada will be the conductor.
Mardi Gras Galveston
February 14th kicks off the largest Mardi Gras celebration in the state of Texas at Mardi Gras! Galveston 2020. During back-to-back weekends, you can enjoy elaborate parades, concerts, parties a 5k run and other family-friendly events on the island. Admission and ticket prices vary by event.
Black History Houston
Celebrating Black History Month takes on a whole new meaning at the inaugural Black History Houston Culturefest event. On Feb. 15, head to Avenidas Americas for a host of activities and entertainment in celebration of Black History Month. The day will feature 40 Black Market vendors, theatrical dramatizations by The Ensemble Theatre, live entertainment from local and national artists, and a musical tribute to some of the biggest black artists including Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, Prince, and more.
World Champions BBQ Contest
We wait ALL year for the World Champions BBQ Contest at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. From Feb. 27 - 29, more than 250 teams will compete in the contest to take home prizes and bragging rights as the best in barbequing in Texas. Although most team tents are by invitation only, there are several public areas where you can get food and enjoy rides, games and music.
20th Annual College Classic at Minute Maid Park
Some of the best college baseball teams from the SEC and Big 12 take on one another at the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for the Children College Classic. Starting on February 28, there will be a total of nine games over three days at Minute Maid Park. Top teams include LSU, Missouri, Baylor, Arkansas, Oklahoma and the University of Texas. Tickets range from $20 to $35 and include three games each.
DJ Tiesto at Stereo Live
Get ready to dance the night away as DJ Tiesto brings his world-renowned musical mixes to Houston at Stereo Live. The Dutch-born DJ and music producer will be in Houston Feb. 28 for a 10 p.m. show. Tickets start at $89.