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15 Things to Do in February 2014 in St. Louis

Celebrating St. Louis 250, Valentine's Day and More

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February is peak Cabin Fever season. Luckily, there are plenty of great events to get you out of the house but still keep you out of the cold. Top picks this month include St. Louis' 250th Birthday Bash, Valentine's Day and Schlafly's Cod and Cask Festival. Here are details of 15 fun things to do in February 2014.

If you're looking for something to do, but don't want to spend any money, read Free Winter Events in the St. Louis Area.

1. Orchid Show at the Botanical Garden

Photo by Jack Jennings, courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

The plants in your yard may be brown and lifeless, but you can enjoy beautiful, fragrant flowers at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The 2014 Orchid Show features hundreds of blooming orchids in the Garden's Orthwein Floral Display Hall. The show is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 plus the price of Garden admission.
February 1 - March 23, 2014
Missouri Botanical Garden

2. Maple Sugar Festival

Spend an afternoon learning how to make maple syrup at the 2014 Maple Sugar Festival. Workers with the Missouri Department of Conservation will show visitors how to find sugar maple trees, tap them and boil the sap to make syrup. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.
February 1, 2014
Rockwoods Reservation, Wildwood

3. Great Train Expo

Model train lovers of all ages will want to make the trip to St. Charles for the Great Train Expo. The show has 70 vendors displaying and selling all kinds of trains. There is also a kids play area. Tickets are $9 and are good for both days. Children 12 and younger get in free.
February 1 & 2, 2014
St. Charles Convention Center

4. Cod & Cask Festival

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Fish & Chips and Schlafly Beer. That's what's on tap at the annual Cod & Cask Festival. The staff at the Tap Room will be serving up heaping plates of fried cod with real cask-conditioned ales to wash it all down. The festival runs each day unitl midnight.
February 7 & 8, 2014
Schlafly Tap Room

5. Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! returns to the Fox Theatre in February. The popular musical featuring ABBA songs is always a hit with St. Louis audiences. Tickets are $30 to $75.
February 7-9, 2014
Fox Theatre

6. Disney Junior Live on Tour

Disney Junior presents a fun show for the kids. Pirate & Princess Adventure features popular charaters from Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. Tickets are $18 to $60.
February 8, 2014
Chaifetz Arena

7. 250th Birthday Bash Weekend

Happy Birthday St. Louis! The city is celebrating its 250th birthday with a weekend full of fun events. There's the free birthday bash all weekend at the Missouri History Museum with special exhibits, cupcake decorating, carriage rides, live entertainment and more. There's also a Valentine-themed event Friday night on Art Hill complete with live music, food and a fireworks display at 10:15 p.m.
February 14-17, 2014
Forest Park

8. Lady Antebellum

The popular country trio Lady Antebellum brings their tour to the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis. They are performing along with special guests Kip Moore and Kacey Musgraves. Tickets are $51.50 to $96.50.
February 13, 2014
Chaifetz Arena

9. Valentine's Day

Photo by Michelangelo Gratton, courtesy Getty Images

Valentine's Day is a chance to do something special for the one you love. St. Louis has many traditional and offbeat ways to celebrate. You can enjoy dinner at a romantic restaurant, or treat your Valentine with some of St. Louis' best chocolate. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, try a Valentine's hike at Shaw Nature Reserve, an evening out at the St. Louis Zoo or one of these other Valentine's events.
Until February 14, 2014
Various Locations

10. St. Louis Music Festival

The St. Louis Music Festival is an evening filled with great live music from: Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Anthony Hamilton & Joe. Tickets are $49 to $89.
February 14, 2014
Chaifetz Arena

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