Our February events calendar features virtual and live events. We’ll continue to update this calendar throughout the month as many organizers announce new events and online content.
As always, we focus on events with a regular adult admission price of $15 or less. There are a few events with higher ticket prices that we feel might be worth a splurge, mostly music and film events.
For more expensive events, we look for popular events with available ticket discounts that can help bring the price down.
February holidays and special events include Groundhog Day (Feb 2), Super Bowl Sunday LV (Feb 7), Lunar New Year (Feb 12, Year of the Ox), Valentine’s Day ( Feb 14), President’s Day (Feb 15), and Mardi Gras (Feb 16). February is also Black History Month.
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Is it a Leap Year?
The Earth circles the Sun every 365 days. Well, not quite. It takes approximately 365.25 days. So that extra 1/4 day is added every four years on February 29.
Okay, we lied again. It takes slightly less than 365.25 days for Earth to go around the Sun. In fact, it takes 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 45 seconds. If you are doing the math, adding one leap day every four years overcompensates by 11 minutes and 15 seconds every year. Which means if we keep adding one day every four years, the calendar will creep ahead and pretty soon winter will be summer. Like Game of Thrones. Okay, not like GOT, we lied again! But you get the drift. Right?
So…to fix this other micro-discrepancy, the leap year is omitted every so often. (Who the heck keeps track of this?) Well, it’s not as complicated as it sounds. To correct this 11-plus-minute smidgen, we don’t add a leap day in years that are divisible by 100. But we do add a leap day in years that are divisible by 400. So, 2000 was a leap year, but 1700, 1800, and 1900 weren’t. And 2100 won’t be.
Okay, but why is it called “leap” year? Well, days of the week normally advance one day every year. For example, Christmas was on Monday in 2017, Tuesday in 2018, and Wednesday in 2019. Since 2020 was a leap year, it Christmas was on Friday instead of Thursday. Hence, it “leaped” a day. So it’s a Leap Year.
The last Leap Day was February 29, 2020. The next leap days are: 2024, 2028, 2032.
February events 2021
Featured Events: The items listed first each day HIGHLIGHTED in GRAY are FEATURED EVENTS. Featured events are unique or annual events that we or our advertisers don’t want you to overlook.
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But wait, there’s more!
- Find discount tickets on our Goldstar half-price tickets page and Find Groupon discounts on entertainment and food.
- Here’s our list of Valentine’s Day Events & Things to do.
- Find free and cheap things to do every day on the Greater Seattle on the Cheap calendar.
- And here’s a list of 101+ always free things to do for fun.
- Visit the Greater Seattle on the Cheap home page and choose from a menu of free and cheap activities in the Puget Sound region.
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