February in Lexington & Rockbridge County

Winter is still in full swing in February, but things heat up with Valentine's Day on the horizon. Plan a long weekend away and #CrushFridayVA in Lexington and Rockbridge County. #CrushFridayVA is a new initiative by Virginia Tourism Corporation to raise awareness of the 662 million unused vacation days each year. Don't let your vacation days go to waste.

February Events

The Natural Bridge Winter Speaker Series continues on February 6 with a discussions by and about Native Americans and the myriad issues they face today.

"James and the Giant Peach" will be portrayed on stage at the Lenfest Center for the Arts February 8-11. Tickets are required.

Enjoy live music and help a good cause when you attend BoxerWorld Benefit Concert at Salerno's Pizza on February 10.

Mardi Gras at Haywood's

Mardi Gras comes to Lexington February 10 and 11! Take part in a New Orleans-esque Second Line Parade down Main Street followed by all the flavors and sounds of the Big Easy. It's all happening at The Georges!

Ladies, check out Galentine's Day at Ladles & Linens Kitchen Shoppe on February 13. There will be shopping specials, refreshments, and fun.

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The Rockbridge Symphony Winter Concert will be held February 17 at the Lenfest Center for the Arts and feature the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Ewazen, Ives, and Gershwin.

If you've always been intrigued by the Marshall Plan, you won't want to miss Dr. Barry Machado's presentation at the George C. Marshall Museum on February 22. Entitled "New Light on the Origins of the Marshall Plan," Dr. Machado will unveil "what made Secretary Marshall tick" between 1947 and 1949, which sheds light on how the European Recovery Program came about.

Speaking of Marshall, don't forget to check out "Hope for Those Who Need It," the new exhibit celebrating the Marshall Plan. Included in the exhibit are the 25 original lithographs from the Marshall Plan poster competition held in 1950. More than 10,000 entries were received from European artists. 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Marshall Plan being signed into law.

February's key family fun is Broncs, Bulls & Barrels, Lexington's rodeo event at the Virginia Horse Center. Round up your tickets for action on February 23 and 24.

Who's hungry?! Winter Restaurant Week kicks off February 26 and you won't want to miss the excellent meal deals (and retail deals!) you'll find in downtown Lexington.

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Enjoy a Winter Weekend Stay at Hummingbird Inn in Goshen. Book a two-night weekday stay for 15% off between now and March 20. Book Now

National Wedding Month

Did you know February is National Wedding Month? It makes sense. A recent survey of Millennials by James Allen (an online jewelry retailer) found that Valentine's Day is considered by 43% of respondents to be the ideal day to get engaged. If you're of the same mind, we have a few proposal locations to suggest.

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, The Red Hen, 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.

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