February Festivals & Events in Ohio

Enjoy Ohio’s fests and events in February, including ice festivals, Groundhog Day, Valentine’s Day, and Presidents Day.

Ma & Pa’s Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides

The fee for Ma & Pa’s Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Northeast Ohio: Family rates start at $25/adult and $12-15/child. Couples’ rate ranges from $75-85.

  • When: Annually from December 1 through the end of February
  • Where: (Map It) Main Market Road, (State Route 422), Troy Township, Ohio
  • Phone: 440-548-5521
  • Web: click here

Ma & Pa’s Horse-Drawn Sleigh Rides in Northeast Ohio:  How does “Dashing through the snow in a one-horse open sleigh” sound?  The excursion begins at Ma and Pa’s 1820 log cabin, where you will find various rustic items such as chainsaw carved bears, log furniture, hunting, fishing, and everything for the rustic home. Then, out into the woods, one of their draft horses will pull one of two old-fashioned sleighs, wandering out into an open field where the horses often stop during the evening rides so that guests can gaze up into the star-filled sky. When the trip has ended, visitors are welcomed back to the cabin for hot chocolate or maple coffee and cookies baked by Ma herself!

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Valentine Re-Mailing Program From Loveland

The Valentine Re-Mailing Program From Loveland, Ohio, is a special stamping for free, but proper postage to envelopes must be applied.  

  • When:  January 1st through February 14th
  • Location:  (Map It) Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce in Loveland, Ohio
  • Phone:  513-683-1544
  • Web: click here

Valentine Re-Mailing Program From Loveland: Send your Valentine’s stamped with a romantic cachet and postmark from Loveland, Ohio.  Prepare your Valentines, affixing proper postage, address, and return address, and include them in a larger envelope addressed to The Valentine Lady, 514 W. Loveland Ave., Loveland, OH  45140.

All of the Valentine Ladies, past and present, members of the sweetheart court, and Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce staff members will affix the special cachet bearing our signature slogan, “There is nothing in this world so sweet as love.”  After the special cachet is stamped upon the Valentine envelopes, they are taken to the Loveland Post Office, where they are hand-canceled bearing the passionate postmark from Loveland, OH.  Please don’t wait until February to send your Valentine’s!

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Vermilion Ice A Fair

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Vermilion Ice A Fair is free.

  • When: February 3, 2024
  • Location: (Map It) Downtown Vermilion, Ohio
  • Phone: 440-963-0772
  • Web: click here

Main Street Vermilion’s Ice A Fair features 50 ice sculptures created by Elegant Ice Creations, narrated trolley tours of Vermilion’s historic district, shopping, dining, ice carving demonstrations, and more.

The event starts at 11am. When the sun goes down, the sky lights up at 6pm with Fire and Ice in the center of downtown. A giant, skillfully carved chimney of ice stands in the center of downtown. Will the fire that burns inside topple the ice, or will the melting ice douse the flames? Enjoy the suspense, beauty, and spectacular fire dancing performance set to music for this traditional final to the day’s events you won’t want to miss.

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Medina Ice Festival

Medina Ice Festival is free.

  • When: Always Presidents Day Weekend – February 16-19, 2024
  • Location: (Map It) The historic square in downtown Medina, Ohio
  • Phone: 440-717-1940
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  • Web: click here

Medina Ice Festival in Medina, Ohio:  Brrrrr. If you have “cabin fever” and want to spend some time outside in the middle of a northeast Ohio winter, you must stop in the historic town square in Medina, Ohio, for their annual ice festival. There, you will see a small downtown seemingly from Norman Rockwell’s painting. You will also see beautiful artwork made from ice as carvers compete in crafting ice sculptures. Enjoy an ice garden, an evening with a fire set to an ice tower, and photo ops galore. Don’t worry; there are plenty of lovely little shops to duck into and warm up a bit.

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Contemporary Gunmakers Show

Admission to the Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artists Show is included with the regular museum admission of $10/adult and $5/student and veterans.

  • When: February 17, 2024 from 10am – 4pm
  • Location: (Map It) Campus Martius Museum at 601 Second Street in Marietta, Ohio
  • Phone: 740-373-3750
  • Web: click here

The Contemporary Gunmakers & Allied Artists Show is held annually at the Campus Martius Museum in Marietta. From the first arrival of the Ohio Company settlers to the present day, the Ohio Valley has always been at the forefront of quality craftsmanship. Firearms were an essential tool in everyday life and were used for hunting and competition shooting. The makers of these long rifles took great pride in their workmanship the same way today’s craftsmen do.

Campus Martius will showcase the work of several dozen traditional & craftsmen who work in the manner of the 18th and 19th centuries. Many of these artists are nationally recognized for their work, which can be found in museums and private collections nationwide. Along with the gunmakers will be horn makers, hunting bag makers, leather workers, tinsmiths, cabinet makers, and other allied trades.

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Burning Snowman Fest

Burning Snowman Fest in Port Clinton is approx. $20-25/person and for those 21 and over only.

  • When: Always the last Saturday of February – February 24, 2024, from Noon – 8pm (Snowman burns at approximately 7pm)
  • Location: (Map It) Docks Beachhouse at 252 W. Lakeshore Drive in Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Phone:  419-357-6247
  • Web: click here

Burning Snowman Fest in Port Clinton, Ohio:  Light fire to winter and burn a giant Snowman. The all-day event features live music by local and regional bands, craft brews, ice sculptures, fire dancers, hot tubs, hobo fires, and plenty of s’mores and hot chocolate. The climax is the burning of a giant paper snowman to call for spring. The music festival is the centerpiece of a citywide event designed to make Port Clinton a “hot” destination. Bars and restaurants around town will have special music and themed events to coincide with the festival.

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