Best of February: 30+ Columbus Events for Date Night This Month

It’s officially the month of LOVE! Why limit your celebrations to one day, when Columbus has great experiences happening all month long! Check out my favorite Columbus events for a February date night below!

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February 3-8

Shen Yun
February 4 & 5, 7:30-9:45pm
Ohio Theatre
Learn about ancient China through classical Chinese dance.
$83.50/person and up

Shen Yun 2020
Image credit: Shen Yun Facebook event page

Grandview Lights & Flights
Wednesday, February 5, 5-9pm
The Candle Lab – Grandview
This monthly event gives you the opportunity to first make your own 8oz custom-scented candle. Then, enjoy a speciality wine flight from Spagio Wine Lounge while the candle cools. Bonus, the candles are delivered directly to you! Check out my previous article about the Candle Lab: Double Date: The Candle Lab + a Local Restaurant
$30/person

Welcome Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 5 & 19, 5-9pm
400 West Rich, Franklinton
The artists open their doors to the public with live demos, open studios, and more.
FREE admission

Wine Flight & Charcuterie Night
Wednesdays, 5-10pm
The Market Italian Village
Build your own charcuterie board to accompany your wine flight.
FREE admission

Columbus February date ideas
Image credit: @themartket_iv

Worthington First Wednesdays
Wednesday, February 5, 5-8pm
Old Worthington
Brought to you by the Old Worthington Partnership, this event series will provide entertainment and specials on food and drinks while you explore downtown Worthington. The DORA will be in effect, so this means you can carry your purchased alcoholic beverages around while you shop! The theme this month is “Big Chill” with Eleventh Candle Co. as the charity partner.
FREE admission

Oyster Night
Thursdays, 5-10pm
The Market Italian Village
Up your sensual experience with a specialty oyster menu with $1 oysters and $1 Miller High Life.

Australian Wildlife Relief Wine Tasting
Thursday, February 6, 6-9pm
Serendipity Labs, Short North
Taste a selection of Australian wines. Interested in how these work, check out my earlier article: Budget-Friendly Date Night: Columbus 10 for $10 Wine Tastings
$20/person, $25/person day of

COSI After Dark: Dinosaurs
Thursday, February 6, 6-10pm
COSI
Explore dinosaurs in the American Museum of Natural History Dinosaur Gallery and enjoy dinosaur themed activities.
$20/non-member, $25/non-member at the door, $16/person groups of 12 or more, $14/member, plus $4/$5 add-on price for special traveling exhibit

AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo
Friday, February 7-Sunday, February 9
Kaisch Hall, Ohio Expo Center
Everything you need for your next romantic getaway all in one place! Featuring more than 150 exhibits, events,
and attractions. With appearances from Josh Gates and Brad and Grandma Joy.
$8/person, $4/AAA member

Columbus February Events
Image credit: AAA Great Travel Expo

11th Annual Bowl for Joy
Saturday, February 8, 1-4pm
Sequoia Pro Bowl
Cost includes 3 hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza, and a pitcher of pop per team. Teams of up to five allowed. Raffle and prizes will also be happening!
$30/person

Downtown Walking Tour
Saturdays
Downtown Columbus
Join The Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour as they take you through downtown to all the best cocktail places! The price includes three stops, mixology lesson, Q & A with the experts, and appetizers at each location.
$75/person

Swank
Saturday, February 8, 9pm-1am
Two Truths, Short North
Monthly cocktail party featuring DJ Arlette spinning 1920s-1940s vintage vinyl. Costumes are welcome!
FREE admission

February 9 – 15

Italian Village 10 for $10 Wine Tasting
Tuesday, February 11, 6-9pm
Cosecha Columbus
Enjoy 10 wines for $10 and then have dinner at the restaurant afterwards!
$10/person

Lights & Flights with The Candle Lab and Wine on High
Tuesday, February 11, 5-9pm
The Candle Lab, Short North
This monthly event gives you the opportunity to first make your own 8oz custom-scented candle. Then, enjoy a speciality wine flight from Wine on High while the candle cools. Bonus, the candles are delivered directly to you!
$30/person

The Candle Lab date night

Franklinton Fridays at 400
Friday, February 14, 6-10pm
400 West Rich, Franklinton
Experience a night of culture by exploring local arts, music, and food in Franklinton!
FREE admission

February 16 – 22

Sunday Funday! Walking Tour
Sunday, February 16, 4-7pm
Short North
Join the Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour as they take you through the Short North to all the best cocktail places! The price includes three stops, mixology lesson, Q & A with the experts, and appetizers at each location.
$75/person

Winter Warmth Souper Supper
Wednesday, February 19, 6:30-9pm
gather, Delaware
Get to know your neighbors at this community meal with soups from Fresh Start Bakery and Cafe. The soups will be served flight style, so you can taste all four in order to choose one for your dinner! Ticket includes soup flight, soup dinner with salad, bread, and dessert. BYOB
$40/person

Columbus February date events
Image credit: @gatherdelawareoh

Worthington Bourbon Tasting
Wednesday, February 19, 6-9pm
Porch Growler, Worthington
Columbus 10 for $10 Wine Tastings has a whiskey tasting series. You will sample five bourbons.
$25/person before, $30/person at the door

February Reds Food & Wine Tasting
Friday, February 21, 6-8pm
Freshwater Farms of Ohio, Urbana
Less than an hour away, this farm is hosting a four course food tasting. Additionally, you will be able to purchase $1 tickets for wine and beer tastings. Reservations are strongly recommended by calling 937-652-3701.
$18/person

Taste of OSU
Friday, February 21, 5-8:30pm
Ohio Union
51 student organizations will be highlighting international cuisine, cultural exhibits, and a variety of performances reflecting the countries their students represent. The event is FREE and open to the public, however, if you would like to sample the dishes you will need to pay only $1!

Mardi Gras Bar Crawl
Saturday, February 22, 3-10pm
Arena District
Ticket gets you admission, beads, Mardi Gras mask (first 250), and a 16oz color changing cup. Eight participating bars offer specials with ticket purchase.
$15/person, $13/person for a group of four

Short North Walking Tour
Saturday, February 22, 4-7pm
Short North
Join The Columbus Craft Cocktail Tour as they take you through the Short North to all the best cocktail places! The price includes three stops, mixology lesson, Q & A with the experts, and appetizers at each location.
$75/person

February events
Image Credit: @cbuscraftcocktailtour

February 23-29

Beer & Girl Scout Cookie Pairing
Sunday, February 23, 4-5:30pm
Random Precision Brewing Company, Linworth
Four beers and four cookies, plus local scouts selling boxes! Can’t go wrong!
$15/person

February 20 for $20 Wine Tasting
Thursday, February 27, 6-9pm
Wine on High, Short North
20 tastes of wine will lead to a fun night, that’s all I have to say!
$20/person

The Little Mermaid Wine Tasting
Thursday, February 27, 6-9pm
The Legacy at Jeffrey Park Clubhouse, Italian Village
Enjoy 10 wines for $15 while enjoying the space and reliving your childhood.
$15/person, $20/person at the door

Columbus Winter Wine Festival
Saturday, February 29, 12-8pm
Brewmasters Gate, Brewery District
Ticket includes 10 wine sampling tickets and a commemorative wine glass. Additional tickets can be purchased at the event.There will be two tasting times 12-4pm and 4-8pm. Food trucks and artisan vendors will be there as well.
$25/person until February 2nd, $30/person until event day, $35/person at the gate

Columbus February Events
Image credit: Columbus Winter Wine Festival Facebook event page

My Shot/For Good (Cbus)
Saturday, February 29, 2pm & 7pm
Short North Stage
A popular theatre sing along for all ages! The 2pm show will feature the entire soundtrack of Hamilton. The 7pm show will feature songs from Wicked, Hamilton, RENT, Dear Evan Hanson, and The Greatest Showman. Singing tickets will get you a seat on the stage and a general ticket will be for the floor seats.
$25/person singing ticket BOTH shows, $15/singing ticket one show, $13/person general ticket BOTH shows, $8/person general ticket 2pm show

Paranormal Night at the Inn
Saturday, February 29, 10pm-12am
Buxton Inn, Grandville
Join G-Comm on their paranormal investigation of the legendary inn!
FREE admission

Sports and Entertainment

Blue Jackets February Home Games
Nationwide Arena
2/4 vs. Florida Panthers
2/7 vs. Detroit Red Wings
2/8 vs. Colorado Avalanche
2/10 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning
2/14 vs. New York Rangers
2/20 vs. Philadelphia Flyers
2/24 vs. Ottawa Senators
2/28 vs. Minnesota Wild
Times vary based on day and team.
$27 and up/person

Ohio State Basketball Home Games
Schottenstein Center
2/12 vs. Rutgers
2/15 vs. Purdue
2/23 vs. Maryland
Times vary based on day and team.
$6 and up/person

Ohio State Men's Basketball
Image credit: @ohiostatehoops

Shadowbox Live Shows
February Shows:
Wild Nights
Every Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10:30pm
The Legends from Liverpool
Select Thursdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm and 7pm
The Lunchbox
Every Friday at 1pm


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