18 Fun Things To Do In Missouri In February 2024

Last updated on April 5th, 2024 at 10:19 am.

Here’s hoping it’s a mild February and you don’t have to brave the cold to enjoy some of the best things to do in Missouri!

Missouri has many things to do in the summer and spring including many outdoor activities. Winter provides different experiences, such as trout fishing, ice skating, sledding, skiing, and many more winter activities that make the season enjoyable.

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February has a fully loaded calendar of events. There are loads of entertainment, festivities, and events. They include romance, the arts, Mardi Gras, events to ring in spring, and some unusual attractions. There are interesting places to eat and drink.

Best Things To Do In Missouri In February

Here are 18 fun events that you can only experience in Missouri in February.

Name an outdoor activity you enjoy, and it is likely found in Missouri. Below are a few of the many things the state offers this February.

1. First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas city | February 2, 2024

No First Friday is the same thanks to an eclectic mix of art galleries, boutiques, food trucks, and more. First Fridays in Crossroads is one of the best free things to do in Kansas City every month for art lovers! This late-night event offers something for everyone in one of Downtown’s most vibrant neighborhoods.

Feb 3rd, 7:00pm-9:00pm

Location: Crossroads Art District, Downtown Kansas City, MO

2. Clark Terry Jazz Festival in Cape Girardeau | February 2, 2024

The Clark Terry Jazz Festival concert will feature jazz trombone virtuoso Andre Hayward and the Southeast Missouri State Jazz Ensembles.

Tickets $12. Currently enrolled SE students can get one $5 ticket by presenting their SE ID at the box office. 

Location: Bedell Performance Hall; 518 S Fountain St, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

3. ARTCON in Neosho – February 3, 2024

ArtCon a pop culture convention that celebrates the fine arts that make comics, tv, movies, and games possible! Enjoy special guest creators, panels, cosplay contest, esports tournament, RPG and board games, art alley, collectibles, and more!

Address: 14646 Kodiak Rd Neosho, MO 64850

4. Truman Lake Fishing Expo in Clinton | February 9-10, 2024

Bait shops, fishing guides, rods and reels, boats, kayaks, seminars, guest speakers and more at the Truman Lake Fishing Expo. A chance to win prizes, talk to fishing professionals, grab something to eat, and find out about the Truman Lake area.

Location: 1008 E Sedalia Ave. Clinton, MO 64735

1st Friday art gallery

Come and view art from Missouri artists in the Alliance Art Gallery in Hannibal Missouri. The Hannibal Second Saturday Gallery Night event happens on each second Saturday of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 PM.

Each month, Gallery Night hosts a featured artist. There is art from other local artists, food, and fun. Original pieces of sculpture, prints, photographs, and paintings are for sale. 

Address: 112 North Main Street, Hannival, MO

5. Missouri Comic Con in Springfield | February 10-11, 2024

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Missouri Comic Convention is a two-day event being held at the Springfield Expo Center and will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family-friendly environment.

Location: Springfield Exposition Center; 635 E. St. Louis St. Springfield, MO 65806

6. Morpho Mardi Gras In Saint Louis – Through FEbruary 13, 2024

blue morpho butterflies

Visit the beautiful Butterfly Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden the first day of March. You can see gorgeous Morpho Blue butterflies that might land on your hand or arm. This is an exciting and memorable event for the entire family.

Admission is free for members. 13 and up is $14 per person and Seniors are $6 if they are Saint Louis city residents.

The event runs until February 13th, Sunday through Thursday from 10 am – 4pm.

Location: 4344 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110

7. Dr. Jordan B. Peterson in Independence | February 15, 2024

Dr. Jordan B. Peterson is an author, psychologist, online educator, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He has written three books, Maps of Meaning, an academic work, presenting a new scientifically-grounded theory of religious and political belief, and the bestselling 12 Rules for Life, and Beyond Order, which have sold more than seven million copies. He will be speaking at the Cable Dahmer Arena for his We Who Wrestle With God Tour.

Location: George Owens Nature Park, 1601 S. Speck Rd.

8. You Have My Heart Gala in Columbia | February 15, 2024

The Second Annual You Have My Heart Gala celebrates community heroes and raises essential funds for Boone County. Guests can enjoy dinner, dancing, auctions, and heartfelt celebrations. This event aims to support heroes with life-changing resources and continue serving the community.

Location: The Atrium on Tenth; 22 N 10th St, Columbia, MO 65201

9. Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ in Cape Girardeau | February 16-18, 2024

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ returns to Cape Girardeau, featuring favorite trucks like Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, and more. The event includes a laser light show, dance parties, and appearances by TRANSAURUS and Freestyle Motocross. Special kids pricing makes it a family-friendly outing.

Address: Show Me Center; 1333 N. Sprigg Street Cape Girardeau, MO

10. Home, Business, and Lake Living EXPO in Lake Ozark | February 23-24, 2024

The Home, Business, and Lake Living EXPO is “the place to be” for the latest innovations, offerings, and ideas related to personal and business services as well as in the home building, landscaping and remodeling industries!

Feb. 23: 3 – 7 p.m. & Feb. 24: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: The Regalia Hotel and Conference Center; 250 Racquet Club Dr., Lake Ozark, Missouri, 65049

11. Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in Lake of the Ozarks – February 16-17, 2024 

Mardi Gras Pub Crawl poster

The 2024 Lake Pub Crawl is a three-day event that allows more celebration time and less crowding in the same venues. In early February, you can purchase the LOZ Mardi Gras Pub Crawl Passport App from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Buying the app is not a requirement to participate. There are a variety of transportation opportunities in the area.

Location: Various Venues.

12. KC Brew Fest in Kansas City | Feburary 17, 2024

In a city famous for its excellent craft beer, Brew Fest is a huge annual event. Admission is $50 for general admission (1-4pm or 5-8pm) and $65 for early admission, but your ticket covers beer samples.

The event will take place at historic Union Station, and will feature over 50 breweries, 150 beers, music, and KC’s best food trucks to keep you from sampling on an empty stomach. Plus, the historic Union Station is a Kansas City must-see all its own. The event takes place from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

**All attendees must be 21 and over.

Location: Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, Kansas City, MO 64108

13. Winter Reptiles and Exotics Show in Springfield – February 24-25, 2025

Exhibitors will showcase exotic mammals, amphibians, birds, and reptiles at the Winter Reptiles and Exotics Show. There will be a variety of reptile equipment like substrate, cleaners, heating, feeders, lighting, and more. 

Food, activities, educational stations, and face painting will also be featured. Both days, the event takes place from 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds.

Address: Ozark Empire Fairgrounds; 3001 N Grant Ave Springfield, MO 65803

14. Hot Winter Fun Big Show in Branson – February 24, 2024

Take a trip to Branson, Missouri, to escape the winter blues. On February 24, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater presents the 30th Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show.

The line-up includes the Hughes Music Show, Legends in Concert, the SIX show, Elvis Live starring Jerry Presley, the Re-Vibe show, Golden Sounds of the Platters, Legends of Country, Hamners’ Unbelievable Variety Show, and more. Josh Clark of The Upside on 106.3 will Emcee. The show starts at 3:00 PM.

Address: Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater; 1600 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO 65616

15. Ski, Snowboard & Tubing – Thru Mid-March (weather permitting)

Snow Creek Mountain in Missouri

You can ski at Hidden Valley in Wildwood and Snow Creek in Weston, Missouri. Activities at both resorts include tubing, snowboarding, and skiing. Trails range from beginner to advanced. Both resorts are affected by weather conditions. Typically, they is open about 70 days per year.

They both have a retail shop, bar, and cafeteria. The resorts offer night skiing, a ski school, and first aid. Equipment rental is available.

  • Hidden Valley; 17409 Hidden Valley Dr, Wildwood, MO 63025
  • Snow Creek: 1 Snow Creek Dr, Weston, MO 64098

Top Missouri Tours for February

16. Kansas City: Scavenger Hunt 

Find hidden gems on an exciting Kansas City Scavenger experience through the city. Start in the Plaza’s and it’s Spanish architecture, sculptures, and other cool cultural locations while solving challenges and unraveling clues with your team as you walk the riverwalk area. This is a smartphone scavenger hunt, so you can pick the perfect day for the adventure!

17. True Crime Walking Tour in Soulard Neighbourhood of St. Louis! 

Bank robberies, voting riots, bloody duels, sociopathic midwives and prohibition gangsters: these are just a few of this tour’s colorful details plucked from old headlines in this river city for the True Crime Walking Tour in St. Louis! Our walk through the past of Soulard will guide us down streets with post civil war buildings and take us by some of the best bars and restaurants in the city.

18. Ozark Craft Beer Tour 

The Ozarks has a one-of-a-kind beer scene. On this half-day craft beer tour you’ll visit six different breweries & taste a generous range of samples. A perfect adventure for craft beer fans!


The attractions, activities, and events list is only a partial list of things to do in Missouri in February. This selection was chosen to present ideas throughout the month to people with various interests and age groups.

Missouri Weather in February

Temperatures in Missouri in February begin to warm a bit from January. A daily low-temperature average is 33°F (rarely falling below 11°F or exceeding 47°F). The daily high in January is about 45-53°F (rarely falling below 28°F or exceeding 69°F).

February brings the chance of 1-3 days of snow, but the good news is, with an average annual snowfall of 12.9 inches, Missouri is one of the least snowy states in the United States. Obviously, depending on where you visit in Missouri, there will be variations to the averages.

When you head out to the above February festivals and events, make sure to bundle up with mittens, a hat, a scarf, and a warm jacket!

Missouri Events for Every Month

There are plenty of activities in Missouri every month and we have lists of the best things to do in Missouri for every month of the year! Just click any month to plan your next MO adventure! January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August | September | October | November | December

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