February 2014 Festivals and Special Events
in the Washington, DC Area
By Rachel Cooper
The Washington, DC area and its surrounding communities in Maryland and Virginia host lots of annual festivals and special events. All dates, prices, and activities mentioned are subject to change, so please check the official website or call to confirm information.
Black History Month
Throughout the month of February, remember the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs. Washington, DC celebrates Black History Month each February and remembers the contributions of African Americans in the United States with numerous events and cultural programs.
Chocolate Lovers Festival
February 1-2, 2014. Old Town Fairfax, Virginia. Enjoy a festival of everything chocolate! See the Chocolate Challenge, an arts contest featuring breathtaking art made completely of chocolate, sample chocolates, historic re-enactments, children's activities, craft show and more.
February 2, 2014. Find parties and places to watch the big game in the Washington, DC area.
Super Bowl 2014 is just around the corner on February 2. Looking for a fun place in Washington, DC to watch the Seattle Seahawks face off against the Denver Broncos?
Link: Sports bars in Washington, DC, Maryland or Virginia – With plenty of big screen TVs, these spots are a great place to enjoy the game among a lively crowd.
Chinese New Year Events
Throughout the month, enjoy a variety of special celebrations honoring the Year of the Horse in the Washington, DC area.
Washington, DC celebrates the Chinese New Year with a Chinese New Year Parade, Chinese Dragon Dances, live musical performances, and more. The Chinese New Year is a 15-day event that starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The first day of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. The celebration includes dedicating each year to a specific animal. The Dragon, Horse, Monkey, Rat, Boar, Rabbit, Dog, Rooster, Ox, Tiger, Snake, and Ram are the twelve animals that are part of this tradition.
In 2014, on the Western calendar, the start of the New Year falls on January 31st and is The Year of the Horse. During this important celebration in the Asian culture, it is traditional to wear red, meant to ward off evil spirits.
February 13-15, 2014. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The festival will include many new highlights including a Food Pavilion partnering sponsors with local chefs, trendy events at local restaurants, a restaurant partners program as well as a fun celebrity chef demonstration stage.
Mardi Gras Celebrations in Washington, DC
Celebrate Fat Tuesday at a variety of events including parties, parades, balls and family days.
Find suggestions for Valentine's Day in the Washington, DC area, including romantic restaurants, romantic getaways, chocolates, flowers, gift ideas and more. Valentines Day is February 14th. Are you looking for some ideas of ways to express your love to someone special? Here are some helpful resources and some special events for Valentines Day in the Washington, DC area.
George Washington's Birthnight Banquet and Ball
February 15, 2014, 5:30 to 11 p.m. Ballroom of Gadsby’s Tavern Museum, Alexandria, Virginia. Enjoy an 18th century banquet and English Country Dancing, a dessert collation, toasts, and character re-enactors.
President's Day in Washington, DC
February 17, 2014. Visit Washington, DC on President's Day and pay tribute to America's most famous leaders. Find out about special Presidents' Day events held throughout the Washington, DC area.
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