8 Holidays and Events To Celebrate in February With Your Kids

Black History Month, Super Bowl Sunday, Love Your Pet Day, and much more!

January 29, 2024

February might be the shortest month of the year, but there's certainly no end to the events and holidays to celebrate. Plus it's a leap year, so tack on a bonus day for February and get the party started.

We've rounded up eight special occasions, holidays, and events that you and your kids can celebrate in February:

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Black History Month

From the White House in 2022: "Each February, National Black History Month serves as both a celebration and a powerful reminder that Black history is American history, Black culture is American culture, and Black stories are essential to the ongoing story of America — our faults, our struggles, our progress, and our aspirations." Feb. 1-29

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Groundhog Day 

Will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow? If he does, it's six more weeks of winter. Feb. 2

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International Day of Women & Girls in Science

The International Day of Women & Girls in Science was established in 2015 by the United Nations to ensure full and equal access to, and participation in science for women and girls. Feb. 11

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Super Bowl LVIII

Yeah! We're watching for Usher at halftime, the commercials, the food, and, oh yeah, the game itself. Make this giant jalapeno popper cheese ball in the shape of a football, guaranteed to be gone by the time the second half starts. Feb. 11


Valentine's Day

We see the jewelry store ads too, but heartfelt words and a thoughtful, simple gesture like planning an evening together — even if it's at home for those of us who are exhausted parents — can mean the most. Here are ideas for a romantic Valentine's Day evening at home. Feb. 14

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Presidents' Day

Presidents' Day was started to recognize the birth date of George Washington following his death in 1799. Who is your kids' favorite president? Can they tell you why? Research together to find new facts about our nation's leaders. Feb. 19

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National Love Your Pet Day 

I mean, OK. You don't have to tell us twice. Feb. 20

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Leap Day

Hip hip hooray! It's Leap Day. When it only comes around once every four years, you've gotta celebrate. Party old school with a game of leapfrog. Or hop out to a local indoor play place for some leaping around. Don't forget to check our partner site CertifiKID for some epic deals on indoor fun. Feb. 29