Time to spread the love in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region! While it may be the coldest month of the year for our region weather wise, it can also be the warmest with the spreading of love, friendship, and camaraderie. With a great line up of returning festivals like the Cincy Winter Beerfest, and Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day events, you are sure to find something that warms your heart and gets you out of the house. Here is a small sample of all the great things happening all month long.

Festivals in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region

Image is a poster with multiple images of people holding beer and laughing with an icon of a hand holding a stein and above it is "Cincy Beerfest".

Cincy Winter Beerfest

Get your tickets now for Cincinnati’s largest, returning craft beer festival, Cincy Winter Beerfest at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Get out of the cold and share a laugh with some friends as you sip craft beers from all over the United States on Friday, February 2 and Saturday, February 3. Don’t forget to make your pretzel necklace!

Image is of a Mardi Gras Parade going down Main Street in Mainstrasse.

Mainstrasse Mardi Gras Parade

You don’t have to fly all the way to New Orleans, Louisiana to enjoy a great Mardi Gras Party. Covington, Kentucky’s Mainstrasse Village neighborhood is bringing a taste of New Orleans to the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region on Saturday, February 10 with their Mainstrasse Mardi Gras Parade. The parade will begin at 7pm and will include dancing, music and the tossing of goodies!

Image is of a sign that is hanging between two trees at Washington Park that says "Mittenfest" with colorful mittens surrounding it.


We have a cure for the winter blues! Bundle up and head down to Cincinnati’s Washington Park on Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18 for a weekend of craft beers, food trucks, DJs and fun surprises at their annual Mittenfest. Tickets available now!

Valentine’s Day Themed Events

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Hearts Afire Weekend

Is there a better place to celebrate the season of love, than Loveland, Ohio? Doubt it. Come find out at Loveland’s Hearts Afire Weekend, Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11. The weekend will feature live entertainment, elements of fire and ice, love-inspired activities, dancing, and an ice sculpture walking tour!

Dinner Detective's Valentine's Murder Mystery Dinner

Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Show

This isn’t your traditional Valentine’s Day dinner experience. This year, surprise your sweetie by taking them to The Dinner Detective's  Valentine’s Day Murder Mystery Show at the Embassy Suites in Covington, Kentucky on Saturday, December 10. Secure your tickets now before they are all gone!

BB Riverboats Boat Tour on the Cincinnati River

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise

Let your love set sail… literally! BB Riverboats hosts their annual Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise on Wednesday, February 14. Cruise includes a delicious buffet dinner and live entertainment with special Valentine’s Day packages available. Tickets are available now!

Image is a poster of the upcoming Braxton Brewing "Y'all Means All Drag Show". It says "Y'all Means All Drag Show, Feb 14th, 7pm in the Loft".

Y'all Means All Drag Show

In partnership with NKY Pride, Braxton Brewing Company is hosting the Y'all Means All Drag Show on Wednesday, February 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and show begins at 7 p.m. The Y'all Means All Drag show is an 18+ event. 

Galentine’s Day Themed Events

Image is a poster with 4 glasses of wine and the information for the event that says, "Galentine's Day, Tuesday, February 13th starting at 7pm. Complimentary crafts, themed cocktails and photo booth".

Galentine’s Day at Rosedale OTR

It’s time to drink, craft and laugh with your closest girlfriends On Tuesday, February 13 at Rosedale OTR’s Galentine’s Day event! Create friendship bracelets, Valentine’s Day cards and enjoy hand crafted cocktails at this 21 and over girls’ night out.

Image is a poster with information for Braxton Brewing Companies upcoming Galentine's Bruch. Poster says " Galentine's Brunch 2024, brunch, beer, wine, bloody marys & bottomless mimosas on February 10th from 11am - 2pm.

Galentine’s Day Beers & Brunch at Braxton Brewing Company

Braxton Brewing Company is hosting their Galentine’s Day Beers and Brunch on Saturday, February 10, featuring a delicious buffet catered by Taste of Belgium, bottomless mimosas, Braxton beers, Bloody Marys and you build your own flower bouquet! Call your girls and get your tickets to this fun event now.

I hope this small taste of fun and exciting events happening all month long inspired you to get out and enjoy some time with loved ones. Be sure to check out our calendar for a full listing of all the events happening throughout the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Region including events celebrating Black History Month! Please see our “Celebrate Black History Month in the Cincy Region” for a complete line up of events and ways you can honor black history, the people and places that make our region great.