February Events

Janesville, WI
February 1
Winter Farmers Market

Enjoy beef, eggs, honey, baked goods, fresh roasted coffee, pickles and preserves, artisans and more at St. John’s Lutheran Church. More info

Shipshewana, IN
February 1
Pajama Day Sale

Plan an overnight pajama party the night before, and then shop in your jammies on February 1. Most doors open at 6 a.m. (and some even earlier). More info

Sioux Falls, SD
February 1-9
2nd Annual Sioux Falls Winter Carnival


Sioux Falls Winter Carnival embraces the winter weather at several family friendly events that help support the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sioux Empire. More info

Argenta, IL
February 8
Argenta IceFest

Watch Olympic Gold Medalist Aaric Kendall and other ice carvers create sculptures of ice. Some of the sculptures are interactive, like a slide and bean bags game. More info

Springfield, MO
February 8, March 14, April 15
Second Saturday Art Walk

To compliment the First Friday Art Walk exhibitions and galleries, Second Saturday Art Walk features the same venues on a weekend afternoon. It’s the second Saturday of each month from 1-5 p.m. at several galleries, shops, restaurants and other participating venues in downtown Springfield. Several featured spots open as early as 10:30 a.m. for SSAW. More info

St. Louis, MO
February 15-16
Taste of Soulard

This unique self-guided tasting and pub crawl has become one of the most popular events of the Mardi Gras season. Every $25 ticket includes one drink voucher and six food vouchers. You choose the six dishes you wish to sample from a range of Cajun-inspired options.  Saturday attendees can enjoy complimentary trolley rides from one establishment to the next, guided as always by the world famous Soulard Trolley Tramps. Passes are $25. More info

St. Louis, MO
February 16
Beggin’ Pet Parade


The Guinness World Record holder for largest costumed pet parade in the world celebrates its 24th year!  Thousands of festive four-legged (and other animal friends) strut their style as they step off at 1 p.m. from 12th and Allen. Those deemed best dressed are selected as members of the Court of the Mystical Krewe of Barkus and make the cut to be part of the Coronation pageant (8th and Lafayette) where the King and Queen of Barkus are crowned.  Of course, the party continues after Coronation with a free concert in the Soulard Market Plaza. More info

St. Louis, MO
February 16
Tito’s Wiener Dog Derby


The longest-running dachshund derby in America is back. Enjoy the Sport of Weenies as wiener dogs compete in three age-based categories: Cocktail Weenies, Ballpark Franks, Wiener Wannabe and Hot Dogs, for the title of fastest Weenie! The races take place over a series of elimination heats until we have the Dash of Champions in each age category. More info

St. Louis, MO
February 22
Bud Light Grand Parade


This is the big event of Mardi Gras, bringing tens of thousands of revelers to the streets of Soulard. Some 130 Krewes spend months building their floats, hoping to win prizes and bragging rights at the parade. In addition to the floats, there are also marching bands and, of course, millions of beads flying through the air. The parade begins at 11 am Busch Stadium, makes its way into the heart of Soulard and ends at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. More info

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