Denver February Happenings


Are you looking for a reason to get out of the house these days? Yes? Then you are in the perfect place! Here is our list of all the Denver must-do’s for the month of February!


Steamboat Winter Carnival:
February 9th-13th
This five-day cold weather affair covers everything from horse-pulled skiers to a torched run down from mid-mountain. The Winter Carnival parties are from Wednesday to Sunday!

Colorado Pond Hockey Tournament:
February 18th-20th
Are you a closet hockey star? This might be for you! Register now for the Pabst Colorado Pond Hockey Tournament hosted on Lake Dillon in Silverthorne, Colorado. Bring loved ones along so they can cheer you on from the sidelines!

Manitou Springs Carnivale & Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off:
February 26th
Celebrate Mardi Gras with delicious gumbo in the lovely Manitou Springs and a wonderful Carnivale festival. Top home and pro chefs alike will compete in the 25th annual Mumbo Jumbo Gumbo Cook-Off.

Winter Wonder Grass:
February 25th-27th
Just when you think Colorado can’t get any cooler, you realize they have winter music festivals! WinterWonderGrass will spoil you with cool music and a cold beer! Come enjoy the best in bluegrass, Americana and roots music!

Sunrise Vinyasa Yoga @ Botanic Gardens:
February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22 & 24th
Denver Botanic Gardens is known for hosting the always stunning, Blossoms of Light, but did you know that they had sunrise yoga?! Come check it out along with a beautiful Colorado Sunrise! Registration is required, you can find it by clicking here.

Colorado Avalanche Home Game:
February 1, 10, 15, 25th
Grab the family and head to the Ball Arena to cheer on your Colorado Avalanche! There are 4 home games in the month of February. Check out their full schedule and shop tickets here!


Celebrate Black History Month In Denver


Passages: Bound and Free
February 25, 2022
This exhibit portrays artist Verline “Mijiza” Geaither’s personal interpretation of the experiences of many black men, women and children who live and have lived in the United States of America.The Culture Museum
February 1-27,  2022: Fri-Sun
The historic Five Points is home to a new immersive pop-up art museum and selfie exhibition celebrating Black Girl Magic! The new experience is curated by Museum for Black Girls founder Charlie Billingsley.Organic Tarot: Works by Tya Alisa Anthony
Through April 3, 2022
Interdisciplinary artist and curator Tya Alisa Anthony combines archival photos with botanical imagery to illuminate and reframe the personal stories of Depression-era black sharecroppers and reimagine them as icons of divine and mystical power.Turn The Page with Colorado Matters: All That Is Secret
February 8, 2022
History and mystery come together in Colorado author Patricia Raybon’s new novel “All That Is Secret”, set in Denver when the Ku Klux Klan ruled the city. Raybon’s main character, Professor Annalee Spain, comes home to solve her father’s murder. Family and faith drive the young black theologian to follow in the footsteps of her literary idol: Sherlock Holmes. This is the inaugural book in Raybon’s new Annalee Spain mystery series. Grab a copy of “All That Is Secret” and join Colorado Matters to meet Raybon in this virtual event!

Demystifying the Black Panther Party and Black Lives Matter Organizations
February 19, 2022
Join Senior Librarian of the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, Jameka Lewis, as she unpacks the historical and contemporary social climates that birthed the existence of these very unique, largely demonized and often misunderstood organizations. Learn more about the mission and activist that transformed grassroots concepts that inspired global change agencies.

In the Upper Room
February 11-March 13, 2022
Loyalty, spirituality and colorism are all at play in this dramatic dark comedy based on the real family history of playwright and novelist Beaufield Berry. The Berrys are a multi-generational black family living under one roof in the 1970s. Their lives orbit around Rose, a strong-willed matriarch whose superstitions and secrets drive her relatives nuts. Fed up, the aunties, in-laws and granddaughters of the household make their own plans to break away so they can finally live in peace. But by standing their ground, they may lose what has held them together all along.

Purnell Steen & the Five Points Ambassadors
February 24, 2022
Purnell and the Five Points Ambassadors (also known as LeJazz Machine) is a band dedicated to playing and preserving the music of Denver’s legendary Five Points neighborhood. For their annual show in celebration of Black History Month, they will definitely swing and sway the Five Points Way, and, ever the storyteller, Purnell will share the histories of Black artists who have worked and played in Five Points.

Black Voices of Dance
February 24-27, 2022
Boulder Ballet presents Black Voices of Dance, an evening of dance highlighting the nation’s most vibrant Black voices in the field. Three world premieres celebrate the work of some of today’s prestigious Black choreographers, including Gregory Dawson, Sidra Bell, Amy Hall Garner and Boulder Ballet’s own Lance Hardin in an evening of original works sure to transcend.

Buffalo Soldiers: The Forgotten Black Army in the West
February 26, 2022
Learn more about the largely unknown history of African American army regiments, nicknamed the Buffalo Soldiers. Members of the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West organization will bring these individuals to life with stories, historically accurate costumes and artifacts. The presentation will include a special dedication to Cathay Williams, the only woman to serve in the US Army as a Buffalo Soldier.

Free Day- Denver Museum of Nature & Science
February 27, 2022
Head over to the museum to celebrate Black Science Day! (for free)