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

On February 8, it's your "for one night only" opportunity to see Sophocles's "Antigone" at Lenfest Center for the Performing Arts. Presented by American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, "Antigone" is a 411 BC play by Sophocles that portrays Antigone, one of drama's very first heroines.

Also catch these events at W&L:

Also February 8 (as well as February 9, 14, 15, and 16) is "The Spitfire Grill" presented by Southern Virginia University. It's a story about a town that finds its heart through Hannah, owner of Spitfire Grill.

February 19 kicks off a four-month-long series by Rockbridge Historical Society. Don't miss this special showing of "The Color of War" highlighting "the experience of African-American soldiers serving in France, along with social divisions on the homefront still marked by Jim Crow, and the drive for Women's Suffrage." The showing will be held at Rockbridge Regional Library on Main Street in Lexington.

Virginia Horse Center Events

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 22 and 23.

More at the Virginia Horse Center:

Eat & Drink

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.

Great Valley Farm Brewery is unveiling their new Coffee Stout during a release party on February 16 at noon. You won't want to miss this new beer crafted with Lexington Coffee Roasters' coffee beans.

Southern Inn, Lexington VA

Haywood's offers a "Regional Oyster Tour" each Thursday this month. Visit to enjoy a taste from a specific region of the country, along with a paired wine or two. Hear directly from chef by watching the video below.

>> Full Calendar of Events

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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