MONTCO'S TOP FEBRUARY EVENTS

Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA

February is always an exciting time in Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa. It's a time of celebration as Valley Forge Park marks George Washington's birthday. It's a time for romance with Valentine's Day events at our restaurants and attractions. And it's a time to enjoy a great concert or performance at our amazing venues.

There's so much more happening this month. Check out all of our favorite February events in Valley Forge and Montgomery County:

Special Events

Sparklers

Romance on the River Valentine's Day Cruise

February 14
Spirit of Philadelphia

Celebrate Romance on the River at your most memorable Valentine’s Day yet, when you and your sweetheart join us aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia for dinner or lunch. Stunning skyline views, inspired cuisine and an experience unlike any other, all make for the perfect celebration of love.

Philadelphia Home & Garden Show

February 14 - 16
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center

The Philly Home + Garden Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next home project, connect with industry experts, and enjoy informative presentations from renowned local and international home professionals. Whether you’re joining us at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center with a specific project in mind or just looking for some inspiration, our local home professionals have you covered. With 200+ booths to explore and several unique feature displays to enjoy, this is a valuable event for all Philadelphia homeowners.

 

BOUCHE BRIDAL SHOW

February 16
Talamore Country Club

Engage with a curated collection of the very best wedding experts and influencers,

Enjoy amazing hors d'oeuvres by Feastivities, drinks and inspriation as you explore this beautiful and organized event with displays throughout the mansion

Stay for the live show as we unveil the latest bridal fashions & formalwear, & award highly coveted door prizes! More than $5000 worth!

Plus catch a bouquet of helpful planning tips, tricks, and advice to make your dream wedding into a reality.

Tickets $10 at the door or $5 VIP TICKETS available in advance. Children 12 & under are free

Montco Makers

Beer, Wine & Spirits

Pizza

LANSDALE RESTAURANT WEEK

February 3 - 9
Lansdale Main Street

When it comes to eating well, Lansdale has a lot to offer. What better way to enjoy our culinary offerings than during the Second Annual Lansdale Restaurant Week? From February 3, 2020 - February 9, 2020. Special menus will be available all week, all around town. Ten or more of the town’s top eateries and establishments have signed up so far to participate in this year’s in-town dining extravaganza. Each establishment is designating a specific menu for the week, prix-fixe at $5 increments. Some offerings will be from the restaurants’ regular menu, while other entries/entrees will be whipped up just for the week.
 

And again this year, parking in town will be free after 4 pm for the entire week. (Lansdale parking is already free during lunch hours, noon to 2 pm.)
 

 

BRUNCH IS A DRAG

February 2
Gypsy Blu

Calling all Theater Nerds!

Brunch is a Drag is back at Gypsy Blu on Sunday, February 2nd and this month… we're heading to Broadway!

Come out and join our Queens as they blow you away with their theatrical talents and show stopping costuming! From Wicked to Hairspray, Beetlejuice, and everything in between, these Queens have got it all covered! You can expect to see satirical spins and performances based on your favorite musicals and shows, as well as audience games, prizes, delicious food & more!

SUPER BOWL BUFFET & WATCH PARTY

February 2
Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

February 2nd, watch Super Bowl LIV at Iron Abbey Gastro Pub with a big screen viewing of the game, and a large food buffet. Pulled pork sliders, mac and cheese, wings, springrolls, nachos, chicken wrapped in bacon, porks ribs and more! Plus, $4 select drafts and wine. 

CONSHY GIRLS PLAY CUPID

February 8 - 16
Gypsy Blu

Join us for a fun week of Valentine's activities, specials, and CHOCOLATE!

WINE & BEER PAIRING DINNER

February 13
Iron Abbey Gastro Pub

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special Wine & Beer Pairing Dinner! February 13rd 6:30pm
4 Courses / 4 Wines / 4 Beers
Limited seating, tickets are $70 per person!

New Trail Brewing Co Beers
Wines Presented by Gail

HEARTS & HOPS

​February 15
Cairnwood Estate

Taste the finest local micro-beers paired with  savory & sweet small plates created by Sage Catering. Featuring YARDS Brewing Company, Bills Best BBQ & Brew, Conshohocken Brewing Company, Moss Mill Brewing Company, 2nd Story Brewing, and Crooked Eye Brewery. The Estate is transformed into an indoor biergarten, complete with live music by the talented Anders Hyatt, and “lawn” games. This is a great event to celebrate the occasion with your sweetheart!

SWEETHEART'S WEEKEND

February 13 - 16
NaBrasa Brazilian Steakhouse

February 13-16th, stop in for our Sweetheart's Weekend Valentine's special. $49.95 for full rodizio of 15 cuts of meat and fish, full gourmet salad bar and hot sides buffet, plus complimentary chocolate covered strawberries and champagne at every table. As always, enjoy our extensive award-winning wine / cocktail list plus a gourmet dessert menu. Reservations are limited, call today for availability! 215-956-0600.

FUNKY BRUNCH & MARKET

February 16
​Ardmore Music Hall

Funky Brunch & Market is an indoor craft fair and vendor market series hosted at the Ardmore Music Hall. The event features a variety of local vendors, brunch menu, and live music. Admission for the event is free, and all ages are welcome.

ROOT DOWN BREWERY & COLONIAL THEATRE (HERITAGE & HOPS)

February 22
Colonial Theatre

Join us for a beer tasting at Root Down Brewery and a screening of the documentary "Poured in PA" at the Colonial Theatre! Ticket includes beer pours, food and film screening.

FILM SCREENING AT COLONIAL THEATRE

Meet Schuylkill River Greenways at The Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville at 11 a.m. for a screening of Poured in PA. From America's oldest brewery to taprooms changing the landscape of small towns across the commonwealth, GK Visual's documentary film, Poured in PA, illustrates the importance of this historic—but newly redeveloped—beer industry and its impact on Pennsylvania. Watch this captivating film at the historical Colonial Theatre. Built in 1903, the "Colonial Opera House" became a preeminent venue for movies, traveling shows and live entertainment throughout the 20th century.

Arts & Drafts

Recurring Weekly on Monday
Workhorse Brewing Co.

MONDAYS FROM 6-9PM

Think you’ve got a little bit of Picasso in you? Or do you enjoy getting a buzz and drawing doodles in chalk? Wherever you land, we invite you to join us on Mondays at the Taproom for Arts & Drafts, an opportunity to create works of art on our massive, slate top bar. In addition to offering Happy Hour specials and complimentary pretzels all night, we’ll award prizes to best drawings, including some amazing items from our friends at Arts MontcoOpens in New Window

Adventure Montco

Adventurous Events

Cruiser

Cruiser Olympia Commissioning Celebration

February 5
Independence Seaport Museum

Join us to celebrate Cruiser Olympia's birthday on Wednesday, February 5! The date commemorates Olympia's commissioning in 1895. To mark the 125th birthday, enjoy free admission to the Museum and ships, gun salutes, and more. 

Save the date for May 9, 2020 for a bigger birthday celebration! Stay tuned for more information. #Olympia125

Superhero & Princess Carousel Ride

February 8
Carousel at Pottstown

Superhero and Princess Carousel Rides | Superhero Ride: 10AM-12PM

Princess Ride: 2-4PM

Superhero Training, Singing, Photos, Autographs and More!

Purchase tickets at: www.carouselatpottstown.org

The Carousel at Pottstown

30 West King Street

Pottstown, PA 19464

610-323-6099

REACH TO FIND HARMONY

February 12
The Loft at Landis Creek

Featuring Jenna Armato, Chief Empowerment Officer of Attract, Engage, Inspire, LLC
It can be challenging to balance our work and personal lives and make time for ourselves and our loved ones. Jenna Armato will teach the audience how to create work-life balance and find the harmony we strive for. 

SPRING MOUNTAIN ADVENTURES

Schwenksville

Spring Mountain Adventures is Montco's ultimate winter sports destination. Hit the slopes for skiing, snowboarding or snowtubing. The Mountain offers eight trails and slopes for skiers of all skill levels.

Patriot Trails

Historic Events

History

Darnell Epps: The Qualitative and Collateral Benefits of College in Prison

February 4
Eastern State Penitentiary

Darnell Epps will discuss why Federal Pell Grants and state financial aid should be extended to everyone who is incarcerated, regardless of the length of their sentence. In doing so, he will highlight many of the arguments made in his recently published op-ed in the New York Daily News.

Mr. Epps is currently a government major and senior at Cornell University and a former student of the Cornell Prison Education Program. Darnell has also worked as a research assistant for the Cornell Center for the Study of the Death Penalty Worldwide, and his writings have been published in the New York TimesThe Harvard Blackletter Law Journal, and the New York Daily News

Shoshana Zuboff: Surveillance Capitalism

February 5
Ursinus College

Drawing from her landmark new book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power—acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal and praised in the New York Times—Zuboff outlines the consequences of putting a price on private data.

Surveillance capitalism—a concept coined by Zuboff herself—defines the current age in which we’ve all opted into the commodification of our personal information. Drawing from her landmark new book The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power—acclaimed by The Wall Street Journal and praised in the New York Times—Zuboff outlines the consequences of putting a price on private data, and urges business leaders to pay attention, resist habituation, and come up with novel responses to this new era.

Valentines Workshop for Kids!

February 8
​Pennypacker Mills

Spend a morning at the Mills making wonderful Victorian Valentines.  Each child will make a 3-D Valentine card, a vertical heart decoration using lace doilies, ribbons and red hearts, a vintage inspired paper teacup with special tea bag, and a painted wood frame with the child's hand print and a special poem on the back. Refreshments included. Call to pre-register. No walk-ins. Snow date Sunday, February 9 at 1 pm. Ages 5+, accompanied by an adult; Fee: $5 per child, by pre-registration & payment. No walk-ins. Deadline Fri., Jan. 31. Call 610-287-9349 to check availability. Snow date Sun., Feb. 9 at 1 pm.

HISTORIC CANDY MAKING DEMONSTRATION

February 8
Pottsgrove Manor

Visit Pottsgrove Manor to learn about candy of the 18th century at our Historic Candy Making Demonstration.

Sugar was an expensive good in the colonial era, and the sweet candies made with sugar were a true treat. Discover recipes for candied citrus fruits and almond cremes, or try your hand to assist the historic cooks in the reproduction kitchen. Learn about how candies, such as comfits, were made in the 18th century and see if you can keep track of just how much sugar was used to create all these marvelous sweets! Assist the cooks to create the eye-catching displays and sugar paste boxes that colonial party guests could use to take some of these candies home. Bring a recipe for history to your Valentine’s Day at Pottsgrove Manor!

SLAVERY IN THE AGE OF MEMORY: ENGAGING THE PAST

February 11
Ursinus College

In this lecture, Ana Lucia Araujo shows how current debates about slavery are more than simple attempts to come to terms with the past but are rather associated with persistent racism and racial inequalities which prevail in former slave societies or countries where slavery existed.

Currently Araujo is a professor of history at Howard University. She is a social and cultural historian whose work explores the history and the memory of the Atlantic slave trade and slavery and their social and cultural legacies. 

VOICES OF HOPE: A BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATION PRESENTED BY NEMOURS®

February 20
Please Touch Museum

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts is excited to announce that its Black History Month Celebration, Voices of Hope, will be back and better than ever in 2020! This season, the Mann is partnering with fellow Parkside neighbor and non-profit, Please Touch Museum, to present Voices of Hope and bring an even more impressive and community-driven program closer to home in Fairmount Park. As part of the 2020 program, Voices of Hope continues its tradition of honoring influential Philadelphians, with a new focus on honoring innovators in the health and wellness field. This year’s honorees include:

SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND THE BLACK COMMUNITY

February 26
​Ursinus College

Mutale Nkonde is an AI policy analyst and researcher based in New York City. She is founding executive director of AI for the People (AIFTP) a nonprofit organization that uses popular culture to educate black communities about the civil rights implications of the integration of AI systems into public life.

Nkonde also worked in AI governance and was part of the team that introduced the Algorithmic and Deep Fakes Algorithmic Acts, as well as the No Biometric Barriers in Housing Act. She is currently a fellow at the Berkman Klein Center of Internet and Society at Harvard University.

Arts Montco

Special Events

music

JUNIOR MARVIN (OF THE WAILERS): 4TH ANNUAL BOB MARLEY BDAY CELEBRATION W/ JAH PEOPLE

February 1
Ardmore Music Hall

Reggae's most transcendent and iconic figure, Bob Marley was the first Jamaican artist to achieve international superstardom, in the process introducing the music of his native island nation to the far-flung corners of the globe. Marley's music gave voice to the day-to-day struggles of the Jamaican experience, vividly capturing not only the plight of the country's impoverished and oppressed but also the devout spirituality that remains their source of strength. His songs of faith, devotion, and revolution created a legacy that continues to live on not only through the music of his extended family but also through generations of artists the world over touched by his genius.

AN EVENING WITH CRACK THE SKY

February 9
Ardmore Music Hall

Active on and off since the early '70s, long-running progressive rock group Crack the Sky built a loyal following in the Baltimore area that stuck with them as they rode the tides of the music industry over the next several decades. Characterized by tightly wound playing, quickly shifting song structures, and high-concept lyrics from vocalist John Palumbo, the band's early albums on the Lifesong label approached hard rock with complex technical prowess. The band would break up and reunite frequently over the years, with different phases of activity resulting in albums like 1978's Safety in Numbers, 2004's Dog from Japan, and a plethora of live albums and compilations.

KARL DENSON'S TINY UNIVERSE

February 14 - 15
Ardmore Music Hall

Karl Denson is an American funk and jazz saxophonist, flutist and vocalist from Santa Ana, California. He was a member of Lenny Kravitz's band and has co-founded and led The Greyboy Allstars. 

This year enjoy your valentine's day with a classy night of jazz. 

DIGABLE PLANETS

February 23
Ardmore Music Hall

Though they were not the first to synthesize jazz and hip-hop, Digable Planets epitomized the laid-back charm of jazz hipsters better than any group before or since. The trio's 1993 debut album, Reachin' (A New Refutation of Time and Space), was a mellow ride packed with samples from Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, and Curtis Mayfield, and the single "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" became a Top 20 pop hit. After earning a Grammy for Best New Duo or Group and embarking on an ambitious tour that included several live musicians, the Planets returned in late 1994 with their best album yet. Blowout Comb continued the group's jazz-rap fusion, but also saw them branching out to embrace the old school sound of the street as well. 

SIX PACK RODEO

February 29
The Vault

The Vault is your newest weekend stompin’ grounds as we shine the spotlight on the area’s hottest rising country stars. Join us on February 29 with Six Pack Rodeo. An internationally traveled band sure to please every audience, Six Pack Rodeo delivers a true country sound combined with a high-energy performance.

WINTER GROUP SHOW: EARTH, WIND, & FIRE

December 1 - February 16
Exhibit B Gallery

Get pumped, our Winter group show is about to open! This year's theme is "Earth, Wind, & Fire". The show features work from 30 artists and includes tons of media, size, price points, and techniques. You're really going to love it. Opening reception is Friday, 11/15/19 5-9 and runs through 2/15/20. (facebook only allows us to post this event through 1/5 but ti definitely runs into February:) Visit our site for gallery hours, free parking info, and more

LIVE PERFORMANCES

ARTS MONTCO

Arts Montco

On the Stage

Theatre

TOGETHER AGAIN FOR THE FIRST TIME

January 15 - February 2
Act II Playhouse, Ltd.

A hilarious all new review of sketches, songs, and fun from Philly’s funniest friends.

The Children

January 15 - February 9
People's Light

Hazel and Robin, both retired nuclear physicists, live a quiet life in a cottage by the sea. Outside, the world is plagued by earthquakes, tsunamis, and a nuclear meltdown. When an old colleague turns up after forty years with a shocking request, the three friends must reckon with their shared culpability in this darkly funny disaster drama.

Recommended for ages 13+ due to mature themes and profanity. Approximate run time is 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.

CALENDAR GIRLS

February 1 - 15
DCP Theatre

In a small village in Yorkshire, a group of women volunteers at the local hospital decide to raise money to purchase a new settee for the hospital waiting room. Their grand scheme involves creating a calendar using photographs of the women auxiliary members in various states of déshabillé. Based upon a true story, the calendar becomes the hottest news story in England, complete with the news media descending upon the village.

To celebrate the spirit of Calendar Girls, DCP Theatre has produced its own version titled "The Women of DCP Theatre." The limited-edition calendar features DCP Theatre volunteers with each month depicting a different theatre production activity. The gorgeous photography was done by Colleen Algeo Studios. Calendars can be purchased during the run of the show or online by visiting dcptheatre.com and clicking on the link for the 2020 calendar.

AN EVENING WITH JULIA SCOTTI

February 8
Act II Playhouse, Ltd.

Originally from Fairview, New Jersey, for the first 48 years she was better known as comedian Rick Scotti. She toured the country, appearing at venues all over the United States and Canada, both as a headliner in comedy clubs and as an opening act for artists such as Lou Rawls, Chicago, and Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Julia has appeared on numerous television and radio shows as well as commercials.

Born and Raised in Delaware, Keith Purnell has been entertaining crowds and audiences in Comedy Clubs and Venues for over 15 years. His love of Arts and Entertainment has helped him appeared on Fox TV, MTV, B.E.T, and Sirius Radio. His passion for Comedy is evident in every performance as he goes full steam from the time he starts until he leaves the stage. His quick wit, style, and enjoyable crowd work makes him a hit at any Comedy Club or Venue. He is slowly taking the Comedy World by storm....So Get Ready...He's coming.....and He's Armed with Laffs!!! Soon.....Everyone will be shouting his catch phrase......LET'S GO!!

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL

February 28 - March 1
Ursinus College

It’s 1979 and Consolidated Industries employees Violet, Doralee, and Judy are fed up with their boss’s sexist, lecherous behavior. What begins as a revenge fantasy becomes a revolution in this hilarious musical comedy that celebrates women’s strides in workplace equality and reminds us that the struggle is far from over.

It’s 1979 and Consolidated Industries employees Violet, Doralee, and Judy are fed up with their boss’s sexist, lecherous behavior. What begins as a revenge fantasy becomes a revolution in this hilarious musical comedy that celebrates women’s strides in workplace equality and reminds us that the struggle is far from over.

THE AGITATORS

February 28 - March 22
Theatre Horizon

"Do you believe this can ever be a country for all?" Susan B. Anthony, a white suffragist, asks Frederick Douglass, a black statesman, on the day they first meet. It’s the question at the heart of The Agitators, a riveting new play about two rebels who became American icons. Youthful hopes and dreams united them in their fight to end slavery, but over time, their disagreements about how to gain voting rights tested their alliance. Theirs is a story of defiance, rebellion, and revolution. In 2020 we invite you to meet the people who wrote the playbook on how to fight for someone else’s rights.

Valley Forge Sports

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY CORNHOLE

October 22, 2019 - February 25
Worcester Golf Club

Montgomery County Cornhole Tuesday Night League 

2019 Visitors Guide

Craving Dining Guide 2019