After a frigid January, there’s no better way to warm up than with a little local love. In February, communities across the country will offer unique and memorable ways to come together — no matter the temperature. From decadent desserts to a good book, head downtown this month to indulge in the things you love.
Local Resource Academy
February 6, 2019
Show your small business some love this month by learning new skills for growth and development. Organized by the Austin Independent Business Alliance (AIBA), the Local Resource Academy offers 40 actionable tips that small business owners can use to grow their business, save time and money and become more efficient. The event will also feature a lunch buffet from local restaurants and an ice cream social with a Texas favorite, Amy’s Ice Creams. More information is available from AIBA at www.ibuyaustin.com.
Falls City Dessert Crawl
February 9, 2019
Falls City, Nebraska
Treat your sweet tooth to delicious cupcakes, cookies and more with this indulgent Dessert Crawl. Participants can visit local businesses throughout the day to shop, explore and pick up a sweet treat along the way. Each location on the crawl will offer a dessert item to visitors who stop by during the event. Learn more about tickets and participating businesses from the Falls City Chamber of Commerce & Main Street at www.fallscityareachamber.com.
Valentine’s Day Sweet & Savory Stroll
February 17, 2019
No matter what your taste buds crave, this sweet and savory event will have something satisfying to offer. The Sweet & Savory Stroll takes place at Cincinnati’s Findlay Market, a bustling and historic farmers market in downtown. Following the Valentine’s Day holiday, visitors can stroll through the heated market to explore sweet and savory tasting stations, each offering a tasty treat and a perfectly paired wine from local vendors. More details are available from Findlay Market on Facebook or online at www.findlaymarket.org.
Sno Jam Comedy Festival
February 21 — 23, 2019
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
This annual event will warm you with laughter. The Sioux Falls Sno Jam Comedy Festival celebrates comedy and snow with performances from 30 comedians at various locations throughout the city. The event will feature stand-up shows, themed showcases, workshops, podcast recordings and after-parties. It’s an exciting opportunity to explore the city and give back to the selected beneficiary, the Special Olympics of South Dakota. Learn more at www.siouxfallssnowjamcomedyfest.com.
North Carolina Book Festival
February 21 — 24, 2019
Raleigh, North Carolina
In celebration of local writers and beloved genres, the North Carolina Book Festival is the state’s signature literary event. Throughout the festival, visitors can attend readings, panels, demonstrations, lectures and a book fair. The event features local authors and works with local universities to highlight the works that influence local culture. National and international authors will also participate. More information is available at www.ncbookfestival.wordpress.com.
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