Boston events for February 2018. Best festivals, fun things to do, Valentine’s Day shows & events, weekend fairs, free kids' activities in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Enjoy the best events, festivals, and things to do in Boston with this calendar of events.

Miles are from Faneuil Hall in Boston.

Beer festival

February 2 - 3, 2018

1.1 miles SE

Celebrate 60 brewers and 240 beers that push the boundaries of brewing at Extreme Beer Fest at Seaport World Trade Center.

Spirituality festival

February 2 - 4, 2018

60 miles west

A Feast of Lights is an ancient Celtic midwinter festival with ritual, workshops, and a magic winter dance at Sturbridge Host Hotel.

Chili cook-off

February 3, 2018

3.6 miles NW

Sample chili (hot, spicy, vegan, exotic, or traditional) and then vote for your favorite at Some Like It Hot Chili Cook-Off at 31 Brattle Street in Cambridge. Free.
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Travel show

February 9 - 11, 2018

1.1 miles SE

The Boston Globe Travel Show begins Friday evening and includes 250 travel exhibitors, talks by travel experts, culinary stages, children’s activities, and a beer pavilion at Seaport World Trade Center.

Chocolate & wine tasting

February 9 - 11, 2018

20 miles NE

Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Wine Tasting features wine and chocolate samples from Salem restaurants and shops at Colonial Hall.

Science-fiction films

February 9 - 19, 2018

4.4 miles NW

See new and old sci-fi, fantasy, and horror films at the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival, which ends in a 24-hour marathon of movies at Somerville Theatre.

Free jazz

February 10, 2018

2 miles SW

Hear big bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles perform and compete at the Berklee High School Jazz Festival at Hynes Convention Center. Free.

Valentine’s glass blowing

February 10, 2018

4.8 miles SW

Learn how to make a glass flower and heart to keep at Valentine’s Glass Party, followed by a glassblowing demo with wine and cheese at Diablo Glass School.

Adult art tour

February 10 - 11, 2018 (1 p.m.)

2.6 miles SW

Take an unblushing look at nudity in art on the Naked at the Art Museum Scavenger Hunt at the Museum of Fine Arts. No knowledge of art is required.

Boat show

February 10 - 18, 2018

1.3 miles SE

See new boats, marine gear, and accessories plus workshops and TV celebrities at New England Boat Show at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

Valentine’s Day dinner

February 14, 2018

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Valentine’s dinner cruise

February 14, 2018

1.2 miles SE

The Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise from Spirit Cruises includes a buffet dinner, a rose, a champagne toast, and romantic views departing from World Trade Center.

Valentine’s Day improv

February 14, 2018

3.7 miles west

Thorns features rants, monologues, original songs, and short films about the comedy of love and heartbreak at ImprovBoston in Cambridge.

Science-fiction convention

February 16 - 18, 2018

1.3 miles SE

Boskone offers discussions, readings, and workshops about science fiction and fantasy, plus gaming, music, and contests at The Westin Boston Waterfront.

Monster trucks

February 16 - 18, 2018

44 miles west

Big trucks with big wheels create big excitement at Monster Jam at DCU Center in Worcester.

Eagle festival

February 17, 2018

39 miles north

Celebrate the recovery of the bald eagle at Merrimack River Eagle Festival with tours, shows, and family activities in Newburyport and Amesbury. Free.

Wine exposition

February 17 - 18, 2018

1.1 miles SE

Your ticket to Boston Wine Expo gets you a souvenir glass to taste wine from 200 wine producers, food samples from 40 restaurants, seminars, and cooking demonstrations at Seaport World Trade Center.

Comedy festival

February 22 - 24, 2018

3 miles NW

Watch amateur comedy teams from different schools compete in the College Comedy Fest and Beanpot Tournament at ImprovBoston in Cambridge.

Game convention

February 22 - 25, 2018

37 miles west

Total Confusion (TotalCon) is billed as New England’s largest tabletop gaming convention, with industry guests, championships, panels, exhibitors, and hundreds of events at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough.

Bollywood dance show

February 24, 2018

1.3 miles SW

South Asian Showdown [sound] is a Bollywood dance competition with high-energy Indian music plus an optional after party at John Hancock Hall.

Chili competition

February 2018 (undated)

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Boston Chili Cup is a competition among local Boston restaurants that includes tastes of chili and live music at Faneuil Hall Marketplace for age 21+.

Bar crawl

February 2018 (undated)

0.2 miles SE

A ticket to Boston Mardi Gras Crawl gets you a mask, Mardi Gras beads, and drink specials at bars near Faneuil Hall.

Children’s Winter Festival

February 2018 (undated)

0.7 miles SW

Children’s Winter Festival has a giant slide, a maze, skating, games, and a DJ at Boston Common. Free.

Jewish food celebration

February 2018 (undated)

1.3 miles SW

Enjoy Jewish-themed appetizers, entrees, and desserts made by top Boston chefs, beer and wine pairings, and talks by cookbook authors at Beyond Bubbie’s Kitchen at Back Bay Events Center.

Cartoon festival

February 2018 (undated)

4 miles NW

Watch Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the Looney Tunes gang at The Bugs Bunny Film Festival, which has three different programs on the big screen at The Brattle Theatre.

Science day at the museum

February 2018 (undated)

4.3 miles NW

I Love Science has dozens of activities for all ages, led by Harvard scientists, graduate students, and enthusiastic explorers at Harvard Museum of Natural History, with free parking available.

Motorcycle show

February 2018 (undated)

16 miles north

See motorcycles, merchandise, exhibitors, and entertainers at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo at Aleppo Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington.

Valentine’s bar crawl

February 2018 (undated)

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras with $3 drinks at 10 bars, no cover charges, beads, and souvenirs at Valentine Gras near Faneuil Hall.

Historic love letters

February 2018 (undated)

0.7 miles SE

Enjoy a glass of champagne with cheese, fruit, and crackers as actors read The Letters of John and Abigail Adams at Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.

Romantic dinner show

February 2018 (undated)

1.4 miles NW

Love Royally has a four-course dinner, a champagne toast, and love songs by Rich DiMare and his 4-piece jazz ensemble at Royal Sonesta Boston for age 21+.

Wine tasting

February 2018 (undated)

1.5 miles SW

Taste six wines with cheese, crackers, and light appetizers at the Valentine’s Day Wine Tasting Party at The Charlesmark Hotel & Lounge near Copley Square.

Run in your underwear

February 2018 (undated)

2.4 miles SW

Cupid’s Undie Run includes a half-naked run in the street and a party at House of Blues for charity.

Valentine’s Day humor

February 2018 (undated)

4.2 miles SW

Adults tell stories about their lives by sharing embarrassing childhood artifacts (diaries, letters, lyrics, poems, and home movies) at Mortified at Oberon in Cambridge.

Free show

February 2018 (undated)

4.5 miles NW

The women’s group Tongue in Cheek celebrates Valentine’s Day with Maybe, This Time? featuring “songs for the romantically delusional” at The Center for Arts at the Armory. Free.

Wine, chocolate, and dinner

February 2018 (undated)

4.8 miles SW

In Love With Wine And Chocolate is a two-hour class that includes tastings and is followed by an Italian dinner at The Middle Gray in Brookline.

Stories of temptation

February 2018 (undated)

7.2 miles west

Hear entertaining stories about what tempts you in life and what provokes you “whether that little voice on your shoulder is an angel or a devil” at Stories from the Stage: Tempted with tasty treats and drinks at WGBH Studios.

Valentine’s Day with clay

February 2018 (undated)

18.2 miles NW

Couples can work as a team on the wheel, decorating clay hearts or building romantic sculptures at Date Night with Clay, which includes all materials, instruction, wine, and refreshments in Lincoln for $80 per couple, age 21+.

Irish show

February 2018 (undated)

5 miles NW

Irish Comedy Tour is an evening of Irish comedy and music at The Rockwell in Somerville for age 21+.
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