It might be a little cooler than usual throughout the Carolinas during the month of February, but that doesn’t stop our communities from hosting a wide range of festivals and events to keep everyone busy.
Whether you are looking for art and history, food and beverages, music and film, or nature-related events, we have got you covered with all of the very best festivals happening throughout the Carolinas this month.
Art & History
Cabin Fever Reliever XIX Annual Craft Retreat
If you are looking to get out of the house, one of the best ways is to attend a weekend crafting retreat like Cabin Fever Reliever in Columbia, NC. This four-day retreat starting on February 21 will feature a number of world-renowned crafters leading a variety of workshops for all skill levels.
Food & Beverage
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival
The entire Hilton Head Island community will be coming together from February 18 through February 24 for the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival. In addition to some outstanding seafood, there will also be live entertainment, local artists, and an Iron Chef-style competition of local chefs.
Yadkin Winter Reds
Yadkin Country in North Carolina is the place to be during the last two weekends in February, which is when the 10th Annual Yadkin Winter Reds will be held this year. Many of the best Yadkin Country wineries will be on hand for the event serving up their winter reds.
Music & Film
Heart ‘N Soul of Jazz
Jazz music will be the focus of the day at the Heart ‘N Soul of Jazz concert event on February 16 in Pinehurst, NC. This annual concert will feature vocalist and trombonist Aubrey Logan of Postmodern Jukebox playing a wide range of songs that you know with her own unique twist.
Beaufort International Film Festival
The Beaufort International Film Festival will be taking place in the Carolina Lowcountry from February 19 through February 24 with a nonstop schedule of film screenings during that time. There will also be an art walk and art show to complement the event.
Upstate Outdoor Festival
If the great outdoors is your passion, then the Upstate Outdoor Festival on February 8 to 10 in Simpsonville, SC should definitely be on your bucket list. This event is dedicated to all things outdoors, like hunting, fishing, and camping.
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Charleston, South Carolina will be hosting the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition over the weekend of February 15-17. This is one of the largest nature and wildlife events in the world, and there will be more than 500 artists and experts on hand promoting everything from wildlife painting to falconry and retriever demonstrations.
Southern Spring Home & Garden Show
The Park Expo and Conference Center in Charlotte will be bustling with activity on the weekend of February 22-24. The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show is a massive event that will include 18 landscaped gardens all under one roof. If you are looking for inspiration for your Carolinas home, this is the place to find it.
68th Annual Tidewater Camellia Club Show
Anyone who loves camellias won’t want to miss the 68th Annual Tidewater Camellia Club Show in Wilmington, NC on February 23. There will be more than 1,000 different camellia blooms submitted for judging at this historic show, and many more to be seen on top of that.
With all of those options, you should be able to find something to get excited about just about every weekend throughout the month of February. And if you need one more reason to love the Carolinas, don’t forget to check out the Outhouse Races at Sapphire Valley Ski Resort on February 16. They are going to be just as ridiculous as they sound.