SB NOTE: These suggestions are all made with social distancing and safety precautions in mind, and each event is subject to change depending on COVID in each location. Please look at websites and social media for updates, and check the most up-to-date CDC guidelines for the latest safety recommendations.

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Valentine’s Day gets top priority in February, but there are so many other Louisville events happening that you’ll find plenty to do! Enjoy dinner in an igloo, watch a local performance, listen to live music, or dance the night away in a castle. Here are our top event picks for February!

8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen igloo dining

Experience rooftop dining igloo-style this February! Image: 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen

10 Louisville Events & Happenings: February 2021

Through March 31, 2021: Rooftop IgLOU Dining

Dine like never before in 8UP Elevated Drinkery & Kitchen’s rooftop igloos! Choose from six fully enclosed igloos, each with a different theme. The igloos can seat up to eight people and come with a small heater inside. Reservations are available daily, and food and beverage minimums apply but change depending on the date and time chosen. 8uplouisville.com

February 1, 2021 – May 31, 2021: Romeo & Juliet

The Actors Theatre of Louisville presents a contemporary rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet just in time for Valentine’s Day. In this version of the classic play, Romeo and Juliet try to find love amidst a global pandemic and the social unrest that is gripping their nation. Stream this passion-filled performance starting February 1. Virtual tickets start at $15. actorstheatre.org

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February 12 – 14 2021: Night Hike at Louisville Nature Center

Experience the magic of the forest at night! Grab a friend or significant other, and join naturalists from the Louisville Nature Center for a guided moonlit hike. The hike begins at 7 p.m. and is limited to 10 participants. Masks are required, and tickets are $15. louisvillenaturecenter.org

February 13, 2021: Louisville Orchestra’s Live Online Classical Pairing

View a live online performance of John Adams’ Chamber Symphony and Mozart’s Symphony No. 39. The works are polar opposites as John Adams’ music is described as “virtuosic goofy music” and Mozart’s works are more traditional, but they blend together beautifully. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. and is part of Louisville Orchestra’s four-part virtual concert series. Tickets are $75. louisvilleorchestra.org

February 13, 2021: Mardi Gras at the Kentucky Castle

Enjoy a socially distanced New Orleans-style soirée at the Kentucky Castle, benefitting CASA of Lexington. Experience live music, champagne and a farm-to-table menu created by the castle’s imaginative head chef. In addition, enjoy a raw oyster bar, make-your-own Old Fashioned bar, and a champagne fountain. After dinner, watch a live performance by The Jordan English Band. The event begins at 7 p.m., and tickets start at $900 per table. eventbrite.com

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February 13, 2021: Mardi Gras Bar Crawl

Celebrate Mardi Gras like you’re on Bourbon Street and attend Louisville’s Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on 4th Street Live. Grab your beads and enjoy a fun-filled day with discounted drinks and food specials at your favorite Louisville bars! After registration, participants receive beads, a 16-oz. color-changing Mardi Gras cup, and a wristband. The event begins at 3 p.m., and tickets start at $13. eventbrite.com

February 14, 2021: Louisville Valentine’s Virtual Singles Party

Ready to find love this Valentine’s Day? Here’s your chance. Join Louisville’s first Valentine’s Virtual Singles Party. Meet your special someone during this exciting and interactive virtual speed dating event. The fun starts at 7 p.m., and tickets are $17. eventbrite.com

February 14, 2021: Fondue for Two

Looking for a fun and romantic date idea? Attend Fondue for Two at The Prizm. The Valentine’s Day event includes live music, cocktails, desserts, and of course, fondue. Reservations can be made for tables of two or four at 5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Each reservation lasts 75 minutes, and tickets are $15. eventbrite.com

February 24, 2021: Gardening with Native Plants Workshop

Learn how to incorporate beautiful native plants into your garden. Margaret Shea, owner of Dropseed Native Plant Nursery, leads a virtual workshop on February 24 at 6 p.m. to teach about the advantages of including native plants in your garden. Tickets are available for $30 for Yew Dell Gardens members and $40 for non-members. The workshop price includes three packets of native seeds. yewdellgardens.org

February 27, 2021: Breakfast with the Bears

Celebrate National Polar Bear Day with the Louisville Zoo. On February 27, enjoy your breakfast as you get an up-close virtual view of the zoo’s polar bears. In addition, attendees are able to ask questions and learn about polar bears and their conservation. The event begins at 9 a.m., and registration is free. louisvillezoo.org

Happy February, Louisville!

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