Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, Lunar New Year, and Mardi Gras – with so much going on this month you’d think it’d be longer than 28 days.
Read on to discover the very best that Dallas has in store this February for restaurants, bars, experiences, and more!
1-3. Experience an amazing Candlelight Concert
Kick off February magically with Fever Originals’ wildly popular Candlelight series. Another year of breathtaking spectacles has begun in the Big D and talented musicians will be performing at extraordinary venues all over the city offering an enchanting combination of flickering candles and melodic sounds.
Here are some of our favorite Candlelight concerts taking place this month:
- Candlelight: Romantic Jazz featuring Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and More at Virgin Hotels Dallas on February 13.
- Candlelight: From Bach to The Beatles at Frontiers of Flight Museum on February 17.
- Can’t decide? Gift a loved one a Candlelight Concert with a Candlelight gift car. Choose from concerts featuring jazz, rock, pop, classical music, and even movie soundtracks in spectacular venues around Dallas or any other city in the U.S. throughout the year.
See the full list of candlelight concerts taking place in Dallas here.
4. Revel in the romance of the Midnight Oasis
Escape to a mystical oasis with your loved one this Valentine’s Day. This exclusive experience at Lover’s Cove offers delicious food, handcrafted cocktails, and the most romantic atmosphere for you and your date.
Add some spectacular live performances and you’ve got the perfect night out. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to create unforgettable memories together.
Get your tickets for Midnight Oasis: The Lover’s Cove – Valentine’s Day Experience in Dallas!
5. Visit the Rainbow Vomit Art Exhibition
Dive into a colorful, immersive art experience at one of Dallas’s top-rated museums! Built by over 15 artists, Rainbow Vomit is an interactive photography exhibit that will transport you to an incredible world of art, light, and sound.
From becoming the hero of your own comic to riding a hot air balloon, the possibilities are endless at this amazing gallery. So call your friends and get ready to add some rainbow to your Instagram feed.
Grab tickets to the Rainbow Vomit Art Exhibition here.
6. Put your problem-solving skills to the test with an escape game
Located in Grapevine Mills Mall, The Escape Room Dallas offers a one-of-a-kind, premium adventure experience. Once you arrive, a dedicated game guide will take you on your adventure and help you as needed.
You will have exactly 60 minutes to escape. Follow the clues and solve puzzles with your team to complete your mission together. Choose to play one of four uniquely immersive games such as Gold Rush, Prison Break, The Heist, or Playground. You may or may not escape… but you’ll definitely have fun!
Get tickets to The Escape Game Dallas: Epic 60-Minute Adventures here!
7. Go to a Bingo Drag Party
Enjoy the classic game of bingo, with a fierce and sassy twist! MyOhMy brings Drag Bingo to the forefront in a fun, engaging, and socially-conscious way every Saturday.
Local drag entertainers from around the state perform in between games, while also calling numbers and co-hosting alongside Salem Moon. 10 bingo games are included, with prizes given out for every game!
Grab tickets to a Drag Bingo Party here.
8. Jump into February with indoor skydiving
With every new year comes new dreams, new objectives, and a fresh new year to tick things off our bucket lists. One thing that always finds itself on bucket lists worldwide is skydiving. Now, we’re not saying jump out of a plane in the winter skies above Dallas, but we are saying give it a go in a state-of-the-art indoor skydiving center to get a taste of what it is like and why it is such a popular ‘do before you die’ activity.
At iFLY Dallas, a premier indoor skydiving facility powered by a state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnel, you can experience free-fall conditions, feeling the adrenaline rush as you float at wind speeds reaching 130 to 175 mph (209 to 282 kph).
The stable wall-to-wall airflow keeps you from falling off the column of air, and your instructor will be on hand at all times to guide you. No experience is necessary, and afterward, you can take home a personalized flight certificate!
Grab tickets to an indoor skydiving experience here.
9. Check out the new Portillo’s
It’s very unlikely you’ve not heard of Chicago’s famed fast-casual restaurant Portillo’s. After opening in 1963 as a small hot dog stand, Portillo’s has since flourished into a Midwestern treasure of national recognition.
Locals and tourists alike now flock to locations around the Windy City to taste the all-beef Vienna hot dogs that have helped shoot the Chicago-style hot dog to fame.
If you’re a fan, or you’re eager to see what all the fuss is about, you’re in luck as Portillo’s has just opened its first Texas location.
Located in The Colony, the iconic Italian beef sandwiches and hot dogs are now obtainable just 30 minutes north of Dallas!
10. Kick back in an AMC movie theatre
It’s awards season and so many fantastic movies of all kinds from all around the world are picking up their due recognition. There are so many to see at the moment and there’s no place better to experience them than at AMC Theatres®.
Whether it’s a rainy afternoon or a special date night, all the best critically-acclaimed creations, comedies, action flicks, and everything in between can be enjoyed at a discount in Dallas, and nationally, with an AMC black ticket.
Grab discounted tickets to a movie showing here.
11. Take a spin in this bowling alley hidden inside an old movie theater
Bowlski’s Lakewood Theater is a live concert venue, candy counter, pool lounge, arcade, bar, and bowling alley. When it came to renovating the historical venue, Bowlski’s owners salvaged what they could of their predecessor and the hidden bowling alley bar now offers an exhilarating and nostalgic night out.
12. Level up at this boozy arcade
Some of us weren’t around in the ’80s, but that doesn’t stop us from the feeling of vivid nostalgia we have for new wave hits, technicolored-patterned jumpers, and all the zaniness the decade had to offer.
This season, Dallasites can blast back to the ’80s at the FlashBack RetroPub in Bishops Arts District!
13. Let the good times roll at this inventive gaming alley
Whether you’re young or an adult, games never get old. And while you can find a bowling alley in any given city in America, you’d be hard-pressed to find pin toss anywhere else in the world (to our knowledge).
Bowl Games in Dallas is a one-of-a-kind gaming bar that offers shuffleboard, foosball, and the aforementioned pin toss – a bowling and football hybrid that leaves no joy to spare.
14-16. Sneak into a stylish speakeasy
There’s something special about speakeasies. The secretive, vicarious forbidden feel of transporting back to the prohibition or entering an establishment only known to the few in-the-know fellow attendees makes imbibing cocktails all the more tantalizing.
Here are a few of our favorite speakeasies in and around Dallas:
- Rare Books Bar is a bookish speakeasy that requires a password via phone booth to enter. Read more about it here.
- Atwater Alley is a dimly lit and old timely yet enchanting den hidden near some dumpsters behind Henry’s Majestic. Read more about it here.
- Room 520 at the SOVA Hotel is an intimate speakeasy adorned with Japanese-inspired decor selling six unique Kyoto-styled cocktails from the confounds of one secretive hotel room. Read more about it here.
17. Dine royally up in the clouds
Savor the high life this winter by escaping the city streets to the Monarch Restaurant high in the sky. Perched on the 49th floor of The National, Monarch is designed with floor-to-ceiling windows, giving restaurant-goers the chance to dine on their wood-fired Italian dishes with an epic view of the city.
18. Escape the hustle & bustle to these gorgeous woodland cabins
Another wonderful way to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city is out in a Getaway cabin. With a bustling entertainment scene and a wealth of subcultures and interesting neighborhoods, many of us can be guilty of becoming all too comfortable passing week on week in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and forgetting to take a break from the urban monotony.
Getaway House is a chain of tiny cabin hideaways helping people in big, bustling cities like Chicago, LA, NYC, and Dallas, disconnect from their busy city lives with restorative stays in the middle of nature.
Nestled in Larue, just 1.5 hours outside Dallas, 40 tiny cabins offer immersive floor-to-ceiling windows and minimalistic yet comfortable designs to let the stress of routine slip away and focus on being in a flourishing natural environment.
19. Glamp in the stars
New resident Texan, Elon Musk, promises that humans will land on Mars by 2026. If you can’t wait that long, you can spend a few nights at Basecamp Terlingua, an other-worldly glamping experience that integrates the future with the past, giving its visitors the impression of luxury camping in the cosmos.
20. Send your senses soaring with a Dining in the Dark experience
Ever wondered what it is like to eat in the dark? Eminent psychologists have been advocating dining in the dark as the ultimate taste experience for many years and now it is about to arrive in Dallas.
Engage your taste buds at a memorable night out as you indulge in a delicious three-course meal at the exclusive ‘Dining in The Dark’ dinner party. After donning your blindfold in the darkened, candlelit room, you’ll soon realize that focusing on taste and smell alone can be a truly enlightening experience—provided you’re not afraid of the dark!
Tickets for this sell out quickly so grab them for the next available Dining in the Dark dinner in March whilst you still can.