February Happenings and Events

Even if the Groundhog brings bad news for the rest of winter, February brings plenty of exciting events for Richland County. Catch a live performance, explore with the kids or make your own adventure!

Novice and expert challenges available for both ski and snowboard at Snow Trails Annual Big Air Competition sponsored by Snow Trails Ski Shop will take place under the lights on Mt. Mansfield Slope at 6 pm. Open to all skiers and snowboarders. At 9 pm, Zack Attack! Performs in the Snowflake Loft.

Party time! Don’t miss the The 59th Annual Ski Carnival (Feb 22 & 23) at Snow Trails, Ohio’s premier resort for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. The slopes and parks will attract many, and the Carnival even more, as Snow Trails gears up for an expected 5,000 visitors. There are spectator and kid-friendly events. Pre-sale tickets are available for Shucking Bubba LIVE at Snow Trails at 9 pm (Feb 22). This high-energy cover band will bring the groove to you.

Sunday brunch is back and better than ever. Jazz & Eggs at Black Dog Tavern (Feb 2, 9, 16 and 23) features Damian & Dane, Ambassadors of the Great American Song, from 10 am to 2 pm. Enjoy food, wine, and entertainment with Peter Conrad LIVE at Hudson & Essex (Feb 8).

Celebrate Valentine’s day with the Big House Valentine’s Bash (Feb 14-16 at Malabar Farm State Park. Enjoy a five-course meal in the Big House while “Just Jazz” performs stylings from the Great American Songbook. Pre-registration required.

We cannot be all work and no play! Release your inner artist with Crafts for Grown Ups (Feb 8) at Main Street Books. Borderlands: Poetry on the Edge hosted by Main Street Books features one or two Ohio poets (Feb 15). Bring your own writing for the open mic!

Discover Downtown Mansfield with February’s First Friday Shop Hop.  Over 50 businesses gather to celebrate our community.

Warm your soul with the arts. Mansfield Symphony Orchestra: Revolutions (Feb 8) at the Renaissance Theatre will take you back into the revolutionary year of 1917. Shostakovich’s 12th Symphony, performed side-by-side with the Mansfield Symphony Youth Orchestra, showcases a dramatic narrative with mastery of symphonic form. Ken Ludwig’s Leading Ladies at the Mansfield Playhouse will surely bring some belly laughs (Feb 28 & 29). Two Shakespearian actors, Jack and Leo, decide to impersonate two long-long nephews who are heirs to a dying old woman’s fortune…and then realize the heirs are actually nieces. Annie Get Your Gun (Feb 1 & 2) by the Renaissance Performing Arts Association will bring the Wild West to life.

If the kiddos are tired of being cooped up, take them somewhere fun to play. Get up close and personal with our flying friends at the Ohio Bird Sanctuary during Avian Encounters (every Saturday). Music & Movement (every Friday), by Little Buckeye Children’s Museum, is the perfect escape from the winter blues. Get inspired with Art Class at Little Buckeye Children’s Museum (every Thursday). Don’t miss the Teddy Bear Concert: Little Red Riding Hood (Feb 9) at the Renaissance Theatre.  Teddy Bear concerts are set up to allow children an up-close experience with symphonic instruments, live acting, and basic musical concepts.

Be sure to check out our calendar of events for more Richland happenings!

Blog by Destination Mansfield – Richland County Intern, Maisee Fried