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February festivals and conventions you won't want to miss

Feb. 3, 2018
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Welcome to the second month of the year! There will be plenty to do this month. If you are looking for romance ideas, we have a few to help you out. If you are looking for fun, we have suggestions for you too! Looking specifically for anti-lovey-dovey events? Don’t fret! We’ve got you covered.


 Albright Improv Festival: Reading, PA

Toss around witticisms at this night full of spontaneous improv! Hosted by Albright College Center for the Arts, this event will have performances and workshops. Get your reflex muscles ready!

CoffeeCon: Los Angeles, CA

Can you smell that aroma of freshly ground beans? That means it's almost time for this festival of caffeine! Unleash your barista skills and lean more about best brewing practices at the ultimate coffee convention.

Lunar Year Festival: St. Louis, MO

Students from Washington University brush off their dancing and performance chops to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year!

Orchid ShowSt. Louis, MO

Not feeling the Lunar Festival? Enjoy a calm, fragrant walk through the orchid show. This display of orchids happens only once a year, so grab your chance!



38th Annual Couples RelayLarkspur, CA

Tamalpa Runners is hosting their couples relay once again. You and your partner will journey 2 miles along a waterfront course. There are multiple categories (married, non-married, and under 18), so feel free to check the race out no matter what type of relationship you're in!

Boston Sci-Fi Film FestivalSomerville, MA

This fest is all about features and shorts within this interesting and imaginative genre, with a focus on emerging directors. The festival will also have workshops, webisodes, and parties.

Charleston Scene’s Anti-Valentine’s Day BashCharleston, SC

Leave your V-Day blues behind to rock out to live music for the night. Come make friends, or bring your own crew!

Chicago Pizza Festival: Chicago, IL

PIZZA! PIZZA! The top 25 local pizza restaurants will compete for “Best Pie of Chi”, so climb your way through three floors' worth of tasty competition!

Galaxy FestColorado Springs, CO

Special events at this sci-fi fest are for all ages! The fest is supported by the Space Foundation and is focused on promoting STEM, literacy, and arts in a fun, lively gathering. Get lost in the cosmos of comics, cosplay, indie short films, and special guests! 

“It’s Friday, I’m (Not) In Love: Anti-Valentine’s Day”: Brooklyn, NY

Come celebrate not being in love with your fellow single, romanceless, and independent party-goers!

One Love Cali Reggae FestLong Beach, CA

Let your cares melt away as you rock and sway to the soothing groove of reggae. Dance and sing all night!


Amelia Island Book Festival: Fernandina Beach, FL

This event promotes literacy by inviting the community to meet special guests at workshops. Bring the little siblings and cousins: this fest has a strong focus on young bookworms.

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party: Lafayette Hill, PA

Come to celebrate friendship: there will be cookie decorating, a piñata, and trivia games!

 Boskone: Boston, MA

A science-fiction and fantasy convention that's all about the books: come explore children's favorites, young adult fiction, and adult novels! If you need a break from pages, though, feel free to check out the videos and games that are also present at this fest.

CapriconWestin, IL

Another sci-fi festival, but at this one, fans celebrate the ways the genre has spread among the fans. Get ready for gaming, an art show, and loads of fun!

Gallifrey One: Los Angeles, CA

All Doctor Who fans must be notified about this annual fest that's been celebrating Doctor Who since 1990! Fans attend for the panels, performances, karaoke, cast appearances, and an overall good time with other super-fans. Note: The fest is technically sold out, but since they run into this problem often, the fest has an official site for people to resell and buy tickets.

Katsucon: National Harbor, MD

This anime convention provides you with more than cosplay and panels! Join the masquerade, partake in karaoke, visit the maid café, or participate in the auction, where proceeds will go to Relay For Life of the American Cancer Society.


Fanfaire: New York, NY

Ranging from cartooning and animation to architecture and fashion,the Art & Design High School Parent Teacher Association celebrates expression, entrepreneurship, and technology among the arts at this event. Find showcases, workshops, lectures, and portfolios reviews here! 

NYU Entrepreneur Festival: New York, NY

Students of NYU put together a festival showcasing entrepreneurship. Check out panels, workshops, roundtables, and plenty other places to exchange ideas!

PHX Vegan Food FestivalPhoenix, AZ

Entice your taste buds with the freshest vegan options. Fill your tummy with yummy vegan selections, all while enjoying live music!

The Works Museum Tech FestBloomington, MN

Family-friendly tech talk time! Spend the day exploring your curiosities about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects!

Yuma Village Jazz Series: Yuma, AZ

Smooth jazz to grace your night. Bring a comfy folding chair and relax, daddy-o!