Denver Lifestyle
Jan 19, 2024 • 5 min read • By: Polly Clover

Best Things to Do in Denver in February for a Fun Experience

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A Guide for Denver in February (Local Events & Activities for 2024)

While February is cold in Denver, there are many activities for enjoying the snow or staying warm indoors. In this article, we’ll share the best things to do in Denver in February, including snow adventures, a relaxing spa day, and local events.

Whether you live in Denver and are looking for unique things to do or are visiting Denver in February, there’s something fun for everyone below.

Go Ice Skating

Enjoy a classic winter activity in Denver with ice skating at the Downtown Denver Rink, which is open for the season through February 11th, 2024. This is the perfect family-friendly activity, date night, or fun outing with friends.

You can ice skate for free with your own skates or rent some from the rink. If you want to take a break for a drink and a bite to eat, there are concessions and tables and benches for relaxing.

Visit the Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo is a zoological garden with over 4,000 animals and 600 species. The zoo is dedicated to species conservation and brings science education to life with unique experiences for human and animal connection.

You can explore the zoo and see a variety of animals, including flamingos, lions, turtles, and fish. There are various demonstrations and discussions throughout the day to learn more about animals and their habitats. 

While The Denver Zoo is open daily, you can visit on Sunday, February 11th, for the zoo’s monthly free day.

Relax at Oakwell Beer Spa

If you want to get warm, relax, and enjoy a unique experience this February in Denver, check out Oakwell Beer Spa.

Oakwell Beer Spa is an award-winning day spa with beer-inspired services. The cozy taproom oasis is perfect for lounging and enjoying local craft beer and other delicious beverages, while the Relaxation Lounge offers a rejuvenating Zero Gravity Massage experience.

Oakwell Beer Spa’s signature service is Beer Bath Hydrotherapy, where you can soak in a bubbly beer bath for the ultimate relaxation and wellness benefits. The beer bath takes place in a private Beer Therapy™ Room with an Infrared Sauna and luxurious rain shower.

couple taking a beer bath at Oakwell Beer Spa in Denver
Beer Bath Hydrotherapy, Oakwell Beer Spa

Visit a Museum on Free Days

Denver has a few fun and interesting museums that are well worth visiting. While they’re open all month, these museums offer free days in February:

  • Museo de las Americas: a Latin American art museum (free day on 2/2/24)
  • Museum of Contemporary Art Denver: first contemporary art museum in Denver (free day for Colorado locals on 2/3/24)
  • Denver Art Museum: one of the largest art museums in the US (free day on 2/13/24)
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science: a natural history and science museum (free day on 2/25/24)

Go to a Concert

If you enjoy live music, there are many concerts in Denver this February. With a Trilogy Tour with Enrique Iglesias, Pitbull, and Ricky Martin, a Marshal Tucker Band concert, and several Colorado Symphony Orchestra performances, there is something for everyone.

Explore Denver’s February concert schedule.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with several fun events in Denver in February.

Attend the Denver Winter Tequila Tasting Festival

If you enjoy warming up with tequila, the 2024 Denver Winter Tequila Tasting Festival is on February 17th at 1930 Blake, a local sports bar.

Taste more than 20 crafted small batch and world-renowned tequilas and mezcals over a few hours of tasting bliss. You’ll learn about each drink, enjoy food and drink specials, and mingle with other tequila lovers.

Go Skiing at Echo Mountain

If you’re looking for snowy things to do in Denver in February, take a short day trip to Echo Mountain Ski Resort. Echo Mountain is less than an hour from Denver and the closest place to ski and enjoy other snow activities. 

While Echo Mountain is primarily for intermediate skiers and snowboarding, many beginners enjoy their experience. The resort rents gear for children and adults, but be sure to book in advance as rentals are first-come, first-serve.

snowy Echo Mountain near Denver
Echo Mountain

Watch a Colorado Avalanche Hockey Game

The Colorado Avalanche ice hockey team is based in Denver and plays at the iconic Ball Arena. The Ball Arena is a large indoor arena conveniently located in Downtown Denver, with plenty of parking and many concessions.

This February, you can go to a home game in Denver on the 18th, 20th, 24th, and 27th.

Watch a Denver Nuggets Basketball Game

If you prefer basketball or want to attend a sports game on another date in February, check out the Denver Nuggets. The Denver Nuggets are an NBA team that also plays at the Ball Arena. Home games are on February 2nd, 4th, 14th, 22nd, 28th, and 29th.

Denver Nuggets playing at the Ball Arena
Denver Nuggets, Ball Arena

Play in the Snow at Rocky Mountain National Park

If you’re up for a day trip to play in the snow, head to Rocky Mountain National Park, about an hour from Denver. RMNP is a massive, beautiful park with high, rugged mountains, picturesque views, and fun outdoor activities.

February is one of the best months to play in the snow at Rocky Mountain National Park. Winter experiences include snowshoeing, sledding, skiing, hiking, and wildlife watching. 

Check RMNP’s website before visiting to check road closures and weather conditions. 

Denver in February: FAQs

Make the most of the best things to do in Denver this February with answers to common questions, especially if you’re planning a trip to Denver.

Is February a good time to visit Denver?

If you enjoy cold weather and fun activities, February is a great time to visit Denver. It’s also the slow season, so there are usually fewer crowds, and accommodations are generally cheaper.

Does Denver have snow in February?

There’s usually about a 20% chance of snow in February, with an average monthly snowfall of about 7 inches. It’s a great time of year to enjoy snow activities, but be sure to bundle up because it’s cold and breezy. To enjoy nearby snowy places, Denver is an excellent stop on your way to other locations, like Breckenridge or Vail.

Is it hard to drive in Denver in winter?

If you’re not used to driving in snowy, icy conditions, driving in Denver during winter can be difficult. Drive carefully and check for road closures. 

If you want to stay in a walkable area with fun things to do, book your accommodation in Downtown Denver, RiNo (River North Art District), or Five Points. You can also easily book a rideshare or taxi if you’re uncomfortable driving in winter conditions.

Denver Events in February: Conclusion

We hope this article was helpful and you’re excited to enjoy Denver this February. From snow activities and relaxing spa treatments to Valentine’s Day celebrations and other local events, enjoying the Mile High City during February is easy.

If you want to get warm while enjoying a rejuvenating spa experience, book a spa day at Oakwell Beer Spa.

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