February Events and Festivals in Pennsylvania

Up for adventure? February is full of momentous events in Pennsylvania! Feeling romantic? Get cozy with your sweetheart at one of our wine events. Looking for thrills? Live life in the fast lane at an auto show. Whatever your fancy, Pennsylvania’s got something just for you.

To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this February, check out the visitPA website.

1. Philadelphia Auto Show

Philadelphia Auto Show

Vroom, vroom! Step on the gas and make your way to the Philadelphia Auto Show. Perfect for car enthusiasts both young and old, the annual event features the automotive industry’s latest creations. Hop inside most of the vehicles on display and take select models out for a test drive.

When: Feb. 2-10
Where: Philadelphia
Cost: $14 for adults ages 13 and up; $7 for seniors and children ages 7-12; and Free for children under age 6

2. UPMC Pinnacle Ice Art Fest

UPMC Pinnacle Ice Art Fest

Experience thrills and chills as icy masterpieces take shape at the UPMC Pinnacle Ice Art Fest in Carlisle. Be sure to bring your camera to capture the magical winter weekend which features more than 70 different ice sculptures.

When: Feb. 8-10
Where: Carlisle
Cost: Free

3. Gettysburg Rocks

Gettysburg Rocks

Ready to rock? 3-days, 16 venues and 150 bands, need we say more? Gettysburg Rocks is a bi-annual music festival, held in February and August. The festival features over 130 live bands across multiple venues in the Gettysburg area. The event benefits Four Diamonds, whose mission is to conquer childhood cancer by assisting children treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and their families through superior care, comprehensive support, and innovative research.

When: Feb. 8-10
Where: Gettysburg
Cost: Free to attend, pay-as-you-go

4. Hibrewnation


Calling all the beer connoisseurs! Hibrewnation returns to York with more than 100 hand-selected rare and hard-to-find craft brews. Take the opportunity to expand your horizons and your palate — and maybe find your new favorite brew.

When: Feb. 9
Where: York
Cost: $50 for participants ages 21 and over; $25 for designated drivers

5. Lititz Fire & Ice

Lititz Fire & Ice

Make your way to Downtown Lititz for a free community event with live music, ice carving sculptures, and fire! Yes, we said fire. Now entering the 14th year, The Lititz Fire & Ice will kick off on Feb. 15 with a Chili Cook-off, kid’s carnival, and vendor fair with ice sculptures decorating the charming streets of downtown Lititz.

When: Feb. 15-16
Where: Lititz
Cost: Free

6. Lake Erie Wine Country Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Lake Erie Wine Country Wine & Chocolate Weekend

Sweeten up your weekend and treat yourself to a good time at the Lake Erie Wine Country Wine & Chocolate Weekend. Perfect for a date night or a group outing, the event encourages you to indulge yourself with the finest wine and chocolate of the region.

When: Feb. 15-17
Where: Erie
Cost: Costs vary

7. Big Philly Beerfest

Big Philly Beerfest

Tickle your taste buds at the fifth annual Big Philly Beerfest. The two-day event brings together breweries and beer enthusiasts from across the region for unlimited sampling of more than 125 breweries and craft beer varieties.

When: Feb. 15-16
Where: Philadelphia
Cost: Costs vary

8. A Taste of York City

A Taste of York City

Wake up your taste buds with the 17th annual A Taste of York City. The event will feature red carpet arrivals, silent and live auctions, and live entertainment. Enjoy a hosted cocktail reception featuring local wines, beers, and delicious appetizers, followed by a seated, gourmet dinner with each course provided by a variety of York City restaurants.

When: Feb. 22
Where: York City
Cost: $35 for day pass

9. The 6th Annual Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest

The 6th Annual Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest

Attention beer enthusiasts, we have your winter brews on tap! The Pittsburgh Winter Beerfest will bring together craft brews (more than 125!) from down the street and around the country along with local music and food. This is a must-attend event for you beer connoisseurs.

When: Feb. 22-23
Where: Pittsburgh
Cost: Costs Vary

10. Winter Ice House Park Festival

Winter Ice House Park Festival

Don't let cabin fever get you down. Bring the entire family for a day of winter fun at the fourth annual Winter Ice House Park Festival. The festival features ice sculptures, historic exhibits, and live music. And don’t worry about the chilly temps at Conneaut Lake — you can warm up by trying some awesome homemade chili at the chili cookoff.

When: Feb. 23
Where: Conneaut Lake
Cost: Free

11. Wine on the Lake

Wine on the Lake

Hello, wine lovers! Come out to celebrate vino at Wine on the Lake in Erie, the biggest wine tasting event in northwestern PA. Find a new favorite local winery, grab unique gifts for a friend, or just hang out and sample the best wine the region has to offer.

When: Feb. 23
Where: Erie
Cost: Costs vary

12. Pennsylvania Home Show

Pennsylvania Home Show

The largest show of its kind in the Northeast, The Pennsylvania Home Show includes over 375 exhibitors of home building, remodeling and home improvement ideas — from products to professionals and everything in between. Held each Spring, it’s the perfect place to kick-off spring and summer home projects.

When: Feb. 28 – Mar. 3
Where: Harrisburg
Cost: $10 for general admission; $8 for veterans and seniors

To see a full list of the events and festivals happening this February, check out the visitPA website. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on even more great ideas and places to visit around our state. Don’t forget to sign up for our monthly Happy Thoughts e-newsletter so you never miss an update!