Chicago in February: Things to Do

Updated January 22, 2018

Celebrate these drinking holidays and events in February. Feel free to add your events or plan with friends in the comments section.

Chicago Restaurant Week (Jan. 27-Feb. 4)

Feb. 8-18 Chicago Theater Week

Feb. 10 Cupid's Undie Run - a 'brief' run for charity

Feb. 10 Retro Ski Lodge Block Party

Feb. 11-20 Chicago Auto Show 

Black Creativity at Museum of Science and Industry (TBA)

Feb. 25 Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown 

Black History Month offerings at DuSable Museum of African-American History

Ice Skating at Millennium Park and other parts of the city

Pisco Sour Day – 1st Saturday in February

February 1st at 7 PM Ice Skating Bar Hop

  • Broken Shaker cocktails, skating, beer at Parson's Chicken & Fish

February 5th at 7PM Dreamcatcher Workshop

  • Cocktails + make your own dreamcatcher

February 7th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Instagram Class

  • Drink coffee @Cafe Integral and learn about Instagram best practices from the founders of Lost Girls Vintage

February 14th Karaoke, Literature, Bevvs, and Charity @Beauty Bar, Chicago Zine Fest

Mardi Gras – February 17

February 18th at 6:30PM Cocktails + Crochet

National Margarita Day – February 22

February 27th Naperville Winter Ale Fest

February 27th Polar Beer Festival

  • Sample winter ales, proceeds will benefit the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild

National Kahlua Day – February 27

Open that Bottle Night - February 27, 2016 (last Saturday of February)

February 27th Frost Fest Craft Beer Festival

February 27th Cider Summit Chicago at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom

  • Over 140 ciders, including regional favorites and international classics from countries such as England, Scotland, France, and Spain
  • Win free tickets here!