February Events

Winter is still in full swing in February, but things heat up with Valentine's Day on the horizon. Plan a long weekend away in Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County.

Arts, Entertainment & History

February 6 is a night you're not likely to forget. Plan for an evening at Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts enjoying Drum TAO 2020, a high energy performance by internationally acclaimed percussionist. Their act includes costuming and choreography to create a consuming show of precision talent. Tickets are required.

February 14, 15, 20, and 21 is Southern Virginia University Theater's presentation of Kate Hamill's adaptation of "Sense & Sensibility," the beloved novel by Jane Austen. Tickets are required and available in advance and at the Chandler Hall box office prior to showing.

If you're a rail fanatic you won't want to miss the talk with Washington and Lee University professor Byron Faidley on February 9 at Manly Memorial Baptist Church entitled, "Rockbridge Rails." His presentation will discuss the growth and decline of Rockbridge County's railroads.

Family Fun

February's key family fun is the Lone Star Rodeo at the Virginia Horse Center. Round up your tickets for action on February 21 and 22.

Eat & Drink

Winter Restaurant Week kicks off February 24 and you won't want to miss the excellent meal deals (and retail deals!) you'll find in downtown Lexington.

Great Valley Farm Brewery is unveiling their new Coffee Stout during a release party on February 15 at noon. You won't want to miss this new beer crafted with Lexington Coffee Roasters' coffee beans.

Southern Inn, Lexington VA

Prepare a wonderful New Orleans inspired meal when you conquer the Mardi Gras cooking class at Ladles & Linens on February 20 at 6 p.m. On the menu is gumbo with chicken, veggies, okra, and andouille sausage; muffaletta, and of course, beignets! Chef Sarah Nicholas is your instructor and the fee includes everything you need plus beverages. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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National Wedding Month

Did you know February is National Wedding Month? It makes sense. According to WeddingWire.com, Valentine's Day is the second best day to get engaged behind Christmas Day. If Christmas passed you by, now's your chance to bend the knee.

A few proposal locations to consider ...

Hess and Company Jewelers

1. Beneath the Natural Bridge at Natural Bridge State Park
2. On top of House Mountain
3. Over a romantic dinner at Southern Inn, Rocca Ristorante & Bar, or Haywood's

Ready to buy the ring? Hess and Company Jewelers and Hamric & Sheridan Jewelers, Inc. in downtown Lexington are ideal places to find the perfect token of your love.

When it's time to plan your wedding, consult our Wedding Services directory and also see a recent article by Virginia Bride Magazine about our venues and vendors.


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