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Family Fun in February 2020

Break Up the Mid-Winter Slump with Slam Dunks and Monster Trucks

 

We only have 29 days, but there’s no shortage of family fun this month.

No need to sweat those snow days and holiday weekends. These kid-approved events will keep the little ones busy, even when school’s out.

You’re in the home stretch. Warmer weather and sunny spring days are just around the corner. But until then, make the most of the snow at a family-friendly festival or explore nature’s own winter wonderland. There are plenty of indoor options too. NEPA’s calendar has an awesome lineup of live shows, including Monster Jam, the Harlem Globetrotters and Blippi Live.

This February is full of family fun (try saying that one three times fast!), so be sure to check out these events. We have your playdate plans and winter weekends covered for the entire month.

Fun Events for the Whole Family:

  • WinterFest at Nescopeck State Park

    February 2 at 11 a.m.

    Explore the snowy trails and frosty forests at WinterFest at Nescopeck State Park. This family-friendly festival will have children’s activities, a meet-and-greet with a sled dog team, snowshoeing demos, ice fishing and more.

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  • Everhart Minis Winter Session

    February 8 – March 21

    Everhart Minis is a program for aspiring artists in kindergarten through sixth grade. Each week features classes inspired by the Everhart Museum’s Maslow Collection. The winter session kicks off on February 8. Pre-registration is required, and spaces are limited.

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  • Pottsville Winterfest

    February 8 at 11 a.m.

    Bundle up for some frosty family fun at Pottsville Winterfest, a street fair with vendors, food trucks, live music and activities for all ages. Even the young at heart can’t resist building a snowman in the snow play area.

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  • Over and Under the Snow

    February 11 at 10 a.m.

    Discover a world of winter wildlife at Kettle Creek Environmental Education Center in Stroudsburg. The kids will have story time, then head outside to search for animal tracks. This event is geared toward children ages 3-6. Pre-registration is required, and spaces are limited.

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  • Clarks Summit Festival of Ice

    February 14 – 16

    Game on! This year’s theme at the Clarks Summit Festival of Ice is Icetendo. They’ll have over 50 ice sculptures based on your favorite video games, plus live entertainment and family activities all throughout town.

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  • Monster Jam Triple Threat Series

    February 14 – February 16

    Rev up those engines! Monster Jam Triple Threat Series will bring full-throttle fun to the Mohegan Sun Arena. They’ll have four shows all weekend, featuring the most epic tricks and trucks.

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  • Lehigh Valley Zoo Comes to You

    February 15 at 10 a.m.

    Come meet a sloth, penguin and other cool creatures at the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. The Lehigh Valley Zoo will put on an interactive, live animal show at the museum. Spaces are limited, so be sure to book your tickets.

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  • Aesop’s Fables

    February 15 at 11 a.m.

    Timeless tales like “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Tortoise and the Hare” will come to life onstage at the Scranton Cultural Center. Stop by early for the Wiggles & Giggles craft workshop before the show.

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  • Fireworks & Torch Light Parade at Montage Mountain

    February 15 at 12 p.m.

    An awe-inspiring fireworks display and ski parade will light up the slopes at Montage Mountain. They’ll have live entertainment all afternoon, leading up to the main event just after dusk. Admission is free.

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  • Jim Thorpe Winterfest

    February 15 – 16

    Explore historic Jim Thorpe during Winterfest, a two-day festival featuring events throughout town. Parents will love the live music and cute local shops, while kids will have a blast with free family activities. Take a horse and carriage ride and snap a family photo beside the ice sculptures

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  • Stourbridge Line Train Rides

    February 15 – 17

    All aboard! Take a train ride through a winter wonderland with the Stourbridge Line, which is offering trips throughout Presidents’ Day Weekend. You’ll get to enjoy all the snowy scenery from the cozy train car.

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  • NEPA Junior Roller Derby Open Enrollment

    February 21 at 5 p.m. & February 23 at 9 a.m.

    NEPA Junior Roller Derby is kicking off their spring session, and they’re looking for new skaters, no experience required. This junior roller derby league is open to boys and girls ages 6-17. Come to the Mayfield Sports Complex to learn more, sign up and get the fun rolling.

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  • The Harlem Globetrotters

    February 22 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

    The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to the Mohegan Sun Arena with fresh tricks and more audience interaction than ever before. The Pushing the Limits World Tour is sure to be a slam dunk with the entire family.

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  • Princess Brunch at Skytop Lodge

    February 23 at 10 a.m.

    Give the kids the royal treatment at the Princess Brunch at Skytop Lodge. All their favorite characters will be there for a show, sing-along, face painting, story time, crafts, photo ops and a meet-and-greet session.

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  • Blippi Live!

    February 26 at 6 p.m.

    The kids know all his songs by heart and watched his YouTube videos on repeat. Now Blippi is coming from the screen to the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center. This internet sensation will present an interactive show with plenty of singing and dancing. The show is geared toward children ages 2-6.

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  • Reveal the Rainforest Animal Experience

    February 29 at 10 a.m.

    Electric City Aquarium is holding a special program where you’ll meet awesome animals from Central and South America. Stick around for photo opportunities with a sloth. Tickets are required, and spaces are limited.

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For a little more grown-up fun, be sure check out our February Can’t Miss List.

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