It's Leap Year, which means more reasons to celebrate and extra days in the month of February to get out and experience Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati!  If you're looking for events to convince you to leave your warm couch, keep reading:


braxton brewery

Galentine's Day:  Beers & Brunch - Feb. 8

If a Belgian waffle & crepe bar catered by Taste of Belgium doesn't entice you enough, pair that with bottomless mimosas, bloody marys, and a lineup of your favorite Braxton beers and head to the Loft at Braxton for Galentine's Day brunch!  The ticket price includes food and drinks.


rich's proper oscars party

Oscar's Party - Feb.9

Rich's Proper Food & Drink invites you to join them for their annual Oscars Party.  Rich's will be rolling out the red carpet, providing a welcome glass of champagne as well as an appetizer buffet and Oscars-themed drink specials.  Have fun participating in competitions with prizes and trivia!


hofbrauhaus band

Family Night at Hofbrauhaus - Feb. 11

Hofbrauhaus Newport hosts family night the second Tuesday of every month.  If you've never been, it's a good time and has so much to entertain the kids (and kids at heart), including face painters, stilt walkers, balloon artists, and a magician.  Plus, kids eat free!


The bar at Coppin's at the Hotel Covington with people, bourbon cocktails and bourbon barrels in the background

Valentine's Day - Feb. 14

I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Valentine's Day and all the lovely events happening around town.  Check out some of our favorites, including Valentine's Day Dinner at Coppin's at Hotel Covington, Valentine's Day Cruise at BB Riverboats, Valentine's Day Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner at Turfway Park, or Valentine's Day Pizza & Wine Dinner at The Gruff.


maple syrup production

Maple Syrup Production - Feb. 15

If you've ever been curious, head to the Boone County Arboretum for a live demonstration of tapping maples and making syrup.  The program is free, but registration is requested.


large crowd of people enjoying the art of food event at The Carnegie

The Art of Food - Feb. 21

The Carnegie will transform into a celebration of art, food, drink, and dancing.  A sit-down dinner at a serpent table with live painting and performances is one you won't soon forget.  All proceeds benefit exhibition of local and regional artists in The Carnegie Galleries.


old forester tasting

Old Forester Whiskey Row Tasting - Feb. 26

Head to Alexandria Brewing Company for a night of history and Old Forester Bourbon.  A representative from Republic Distributing will walk you though the history of Whiskey Row, proper bourbon tasting techniques, and discuss the four Old Forester Bourbons selected for the tasting.


Bockfest parade

Bockfest - Feb. 28 - March 1

Attend America's largest Bockfest to celebrate the Coming of Spring, OTR's brewing heritage, and bock beer all at the same time.  There's something for everyone to "party like a bockstar" including a parade, live music, cold beer, the Bockfest 5K, games, historic brewery tours, and even a Sausage Queen competition!