5 Can’t-Miss February Events In DC
Winter is here to stay (for a little while longer, anyway), but that doesn’t mean you have to be stuck in your apartment all month long. Take a break from your hibernation to check out some of the February events in DC.
Best February Events In DC
Cupid’s Undie Run
A Valentine’s Day tradition, the annual Cupid’s Undie Run is the “nation’s largest pantless party and mile(ish) run on your undies” with a mission to help end Neurofibromatosis, a rare genetic disorder that affects 1 in every 3000 people. While the undie run is lighthearted and fun, Cupid’s Charity doesn’t mess around when it comes to fulfilling their mission. To date, they’ve raised a whopping $14.5 million for the cause. If you feel the urge to strip down to your skivvies for a brisk February jog followed by an epic dance party, then this is the event for you. If you’d rather support the cause from home, you can donate here at any time.
When: February 14th, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: 920 14th St NW
Cost: $40 t0 register
DC Independent Film Festival
First launched in 1999, the DC Independent Film Festival encompasses 6 days of film-centric events, screenings, seminars and more. All of the films shown are making their Washington, DC debut, with many making their national debut as well. With venues scattered across the city, you’re sure to find an event or day of screenings close to home.
When: February 14th – 19th
Where: Multiple Locations
Cost: $60 – $170
George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic
Catch an absolute legend live and in person at The Howard Theatre and prepare to be truly entertained! George Clinton, thought by many to have revolutionized the world of R&B music, has had an incredible career with over 40 hit singles and 3 platinum albums to his name. Dubbed the “Mardi Gras Madness” tour, catch Clinton and his Parliament Funkadelic band as they bring the party to DC.
When: February 15th, 8:00 pm
Where: 620 T St NW
Cost: $45 – $85
50 Shades of Rosé Wine Festival
Drink the District returns with another amazing wine festival, this time with romance as the theme. Keep the Valentine’s vibes going with burlesque, unlimited wine tastings, aphrodisiac-themes hors-d’oeuvres, and a lingerie fashion show at the French Embassy. Have your burning wine questions answered by a team of roaming sommeliers and be sure to leave with a bottle or two to keep the rosy vibes going at home.
When: February 16th – 17th
Where: 4101 Reservoir Rd NW
Cost: $69 – $99
Parallel Universe at Artechouse
If you haven’t had a chance to visit ARTECHOUSE yet, the Parallel Universe exhibit, on display through March 4, is the perfect reason to make your way over to the Southwest Waterfront. Immerse yourself in the world of mesmerizing 3D motion mapped projections and light installations, perfect for making all of your Instagram followers insanely jealous. Stop by the Augmented Reality cocktail bar beforehand to further elevate the experience!
When: Through March 4th
Where: 1238 Maryland Ave SW