6 events to get excited for in February 2024

We’ve only just entered 2024, but January will be over before you know it. So, it’s time to discover the hottest events in February 2024 !

Get prepped for a fun-filled month by checking out our list of 6 best events in February 2024.

1. Valentine’s Day

Looking to arrange a romantic date with someone special? There’s no better time to do it than on Valentine’s Day. This world-renowned celebratory day takes place every year on 14th February to honour a Christian martyr named Saint Valentine. Couples typically shower their other halves with gifts, cards and flowers as a display of their love. Why not book a romantic staycation to mark the occasion? Or head out for a spectacular fine dining experience?

Even if you don’t have a partner, you can still join in the fun – many women celebrate their friendships on Galentine’s Day, which takes place on 13th February!

2. RBS Six Nations Rugby

For sports fanatics, the RBS Six Nations Championship will certainly keep you entertained throughout February. Taking place annually, this is an international men’s rugby union competition between six teams: England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, France, and Italy.

If you don’t fancy watching at home with a drink in hand, pubs across the nation are sure to host fantastic viewing parties. Who knows – there may be some classic pub grub to indulge in while you’re there. Even if you’re not a sports fan, there’s no doubt you’ll feel the buzz surrounding this monumental sporting event!

3. Dark Skies Festival, North Yorkshire

Why not plan a trip up north to experience the Dark Skies Festival? This dazzling event celebrates the ‘jewels of the night sky’ in both the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales. Attendees have a chance to immerse themselves in a range of different activities by starlight, including night runs, kayaking, mindful experiences and unmissable stargazing safaris.

There are even exciting trails for the kids to join in on the action. Running for sixteen days from the 9th to the 25th of February, you’re sure to find an activity that takes your fancy at the Dark Skies Festival!

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4. Pancake Day

Craving a sweet treat? Pancake Day occurs on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. It is traditionally celebrated to use up eggs, flour and other ingredients before the 40 days of Lent begin. Up and down the country, cafes and restaurants offer mouth-watering stacks of pancakes for all to enjoy. You know what they say – “Eat your heart out!”.

Although it’s just as easy to celebrate at home with friends and family. The question is, will you opt for the classic lemon and sugar, lashings of maple syrup, or your very own topping creation?

5. Artes Mundi

If you fancy a trip to Cardiff, you must check out Artes Mundi – an international arts organisation based in the heart of the city. The Artes Mundi Exhibition sees both well-established and up-and-coming artists from local communities come together to highlight urgent issues.

The aim is to encourage dialogue and debates surrounding ourselves, others and cultures across the globe. But the event also doubles as a competition, with a chance for artists to win prestigious prizes. For those who love all things art and culture, a visit to this incredible exhibition is a must.

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6. Spring Fair at the NEC Birmingham

For businesses both big and small, there’s no better place for product discovery than the Spring Fair at NEC Birmingham. From 4th-7th February 2024, this huge exhibition centre will transform into a vivid marketplace comprising wholesale home goods, unique gifts and glorious fashion pieces. Whether you’re looking for something in particular or scoping out some of the UK’s best brands, you definitely won’t come away empty-handed.

You may even get a chance to build your community, widen your connections and establish future collaborations!

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