21 Fun Things To Do In Missouri In February

Last updated on February 6th, 2023 at 12:01 pm.

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 in 2023

Here are 21 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 in February 2023.

1. First Fridays in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas city | February 3, 2023

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. 24th Annual Clark Terry Jazz Festival in Cape Girardeau | February 3, 2023

The Clark Terry Jazz Festival: Women in Jazz, Gala Concert is the culminating concert for the Jazz Festival and will be presented by the Southeast Jazz Ensembles and guest artist Sharel Cassity. This concert will feature all women composers and arrangers. Tickets $15. 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 4, 2023

ARTCON in Neosho

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 10-11, 2023

Bait shops, fishing guides, rods and reels, boats, kayaks, seminars, guest speakers and more. 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 11-12, 2023

Anime St. Louis

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. Uncorked Wine & Culinary Experience in Jefferson City | February 13, 2023

Wine tasting flight

Uncorked Wine & Culinary Experience” fundraiser takes place February 13th from 5:30-9 pm. The evening will feature three courses of gourmet bites paired with different wines. Also featuring live music, a photography exhibit and award ceremony honoring outstanding achievement and participation in Jefferson City cultural arts. The fundraiser will provide funding for four grants and scholarships.

Location: Revel Event Center at 101 East High Street

7. Home, Business, and Lake Living EXPO in Lake Ozark | February 17-18, 2023

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. 17, 2023: 3 – 7 p.m. & Feb. 18, 2023: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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

8. Let’s Love Bugs Event in Independence | February 18, 2023

Learn to love bugs for Valentine’s weekend! We will talk about different kinds of insects, arachnids and everything creepy crawly. Learn why insects are important and how they stack up in our natural world. Reserve your spot by calling (816) 325-7115.

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

9. Shen Yun in St. Louis – February 18-19, 2023

Shen Yun
Photo Credit: Shen Yun

The words ‘Shen Yun’ evoke a sense of the divine, magic, and wonder. Audiences say the show is an experience of a lifetime. It seeks the revival of a once majestic tradition with the creation of production worthy of noble history and beauty.

Discover the glory of a fantastic, rich Chinese culture at the Stifel Theatre. The shows start at 2PM. 

Location: 1400 Market Street, St. Louis, Missouri.

10. Wings: Dublin Irish Dance in Columbia | February 19, 2023

Wings is a brand-new Irish dance production created in Ireland. Like no other show in its genre, Wings features exquisite Irish and world-champion dancers together with Ireland’s finest musical and vocal virtuosos. Complete with original music and choreography, this groundbreaking production will thrill audiences with its transformative emotional energy and imaginative design.

Location: Jesse Auditorium; 409 Conley Ave, Columbia, MO 65201

11. Winter Reptiles and Exotics Show in Bridgeton – February 19, 2023

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 District 9 Machinists Hall.

Address: District 9 Machinists Hall; 12365 St. Charles Rock Rd Bridgeton, MO 63044

12. Morpho Mardi Gras In Saint Louis – Through FEbruary 21, 2023

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 21st, Sunday through Thursday from 10 am – 4pm.

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

13. Mardi Gras Pub Crawl in Lake of the Ozarks – February 24-26, 2023 

Mardi Gras Pub crawl

The 2023 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.

14. 2023 KC Brew Fest in Kansas City | Feburary 25, 2023

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, 125 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

15. Winter Reptiles and Exotics Show in Springfield – February 25-26, 2023

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

16. Hot Winter Fun Big Show in Branson – February 29, 2023

Take a trip to Branson, Missouri, to escape the winter blues. On February 29, Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Theater presents the 29th Annual Hot Winter Fun Big Show. There will be a full line-up of stars and shows. The presentation starts at 3:00 PM.

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

17. Skiing, Snowboarding and Tubing at Snow Creek – Ongoing all month (weather permitting)

Snow Creek Mountain in Missouri

You don’t have to drive to the Rockies to hit the slopes! Kansas City’s own ski mountain is located less than 30 minutes north of town near Weston, MO.

Snow Creek is a hidden gem for athletic-minded people looking for a great way to take advantage of the winter weather. Cold temperatures but no snow in the forecast? No worries – Snow Creek makes its own fresh powder!

Snow Creek has12 trails: 30% beginner, 60% intermediate, 10% expert (including terrain park). It has 5 Lifts including 2 Triple Chairlifts, 1 Double Chairlift, 1 Conveyor Carpet, and 1 Rope Tow. It has 2 Terrain Parks: Rattle Snake (expert) and Gunslinger Progression Park (beginner/intermediate).

Adult one-day lift tickets start at $53. Season passes are available. 

Location: Snow Creek is located 40 miles North of Kansas City, Missouri.

Address: 1 Snow Creek Drive, Weston, MO 64098

18. Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Wildwood – Thru Mid-March

Hidden Valley in Wildwood, Missouri
Photo Credit: Hidden Valley Instagram

You can ski at Hidden Valley in Wildwood, Missouri. Activities include tubing, snowboarding, and skiing. Trails range from beginner to advanced. Hidden Valley’s season is affected by weather conditions. Typically, it is open about 70 days per year.

There is also a retail shop, bar, and cafeteria. The resort offers exceptional night skiing, a ski school, and first aid. Equipment rental is available.

The ski resort is open Monday through Wednesday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, Thursday and Friday 1:00 to 9:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Address: 17409 Hidden Valley Dr, Wildwood, MO 63025

Top Missouri Tours for February

19. 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!

20. 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.

21. 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!

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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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