February may be cold, but there's still plenty to explore in the Valley! Whether you're hanging out with friends, your significant other, or your family, check out some of our top ideas for things to do in February.
Sometimes you just need some time with your friends! Why not catch up as you sample different beers on the Cumberland Valley Beer Trail? If you feel comfortable dining indoors, start off the week with Magic Mondays at Grand Illusion Hard Cider, when their strolling house magician provides entertainment from 6 pm to 8 pm. Or try at Sunday morning yoga class at Ever Grain Brewing Company.
Don't contain your couple's activities to just Valentine's Day! In-person performances aren't happening yet but there are plenty of virtual concerts taking place including Cabarets for a Cause and Jim Brickman's Share the Love concert series. Grab takeout food plus some cocktails to-go and settle in for an at-home date night. Full a full weekend of activities, follow-up your at-home date night with an in-person themed cooking class at The Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School or check out the I REaD It Somewhere exhibit at Carlisle Arts Learning Center.
There are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained in the Valley. Walk around downtown Carlisle and view more than 50 ice sculptures at their annual Ice Art Fest during the first weekend in February or burn off some energy with a winter hike at Pine Grove Furnace State Park. See more Family Friendly Indoor Activities. (Please check each location for hours of operation and COVID-19 guidelines.)
For History Lovers
Explore the exhibits at the U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center including their newest exhibit: "This Will Not Stand: The U.S. Army's Road to Victory During the Persian Gulf War" or brave the cold to walk along the Cumberland Valley Rail Trail and read 13 interpretive waypoint signs that focus on the agricultural and Civil War heritage of this region of the Cumberland Valley.