We have more than 250 family-friendly events listed on Macaroni Kid Erie's event calendar for February 2020, more than 100 of which are FREE!
Here are my picks for the top 10 free kid-friendly events happening in Erie in February that you and your kids won't want to miss. Click on the links for more information about these family-friendly February Erie events.
Looking specifically for Erie Valentine events for kids and families? See our complete list of Erie Valentine events here.
🌲FREE: Natural Art Painting at Tom Ridge Center (Registration required)
Join a Park Naturalist at the TREC to paint a bandana with pine needles, acorns, and other natural objects. Feb. 1
🥰FREE: Erie City Moms' Night Out! (FREE childcare provided)
Erie City Moms meets once a month kid-free to get real about our struggles. Moms from all corners of Erie and all walks of life are welcome. It's not necessary to live in the city. Dinner and childcare are always FREE. Feb. 3
👟FREE: Mommy Connection at First Alliance Church
Moms are invited to bring their kids to the First Alliance gym to work off some energy while the moms chat! Open to all. Feb. 7 and 21
❄️FREE: Winterfest at Frontier Park
Winterfest is a great family-friendly opportunity to celebrate winter with activities ranging from a homemade sled contest to nature crafts. Feb. 9
🤖FREE: STEAM Fair at Penn State Behrend
The STEAM Fair gives kids of all ages a chance to explore the fun, fantastical world of science, technology, engineering, and math. Feb. 10
👕FREE: Make a No-Sew T-Shirt Tote Bag at Millcreek Library
Re-use a favorite old tee by making it into a reusable tote in no time! Feb. 13
🐦FREE: Great Backyard Bird Count at Asbury Woods
This annual national program is a great way to get into birding and to help scientists to protect native birds. A Mercyhurst University biology professor will lead a walk to feeders and trails around the Nature Center to identify and report birds. There is also a count happening at the Tom Ridge Center the same day. Feb. 16
🌙FREE: Presque Isle After Dark: Sidewalk Trail Hike
Join the Park Naturalists for an evening stroll on the interior trails and/or beach near the Presque Isle Lighthouse for this approximately 1.5-mile hike. Learn about nocturnal wildlife and park history. Feb. 19
🐟FREE: Family STEAM Night at Tom Ridge Center (Registration required)
Learn how STEAM is applied to environmental situations and how it is relevant to our understanding of the natural world. Kids will enjoy and take part in scientific experiments with easy to understand explanations on how things work. Feb. 20
🐕FREE: Winter Walk at Presque Isle
Meet a Park Naturalist at the Stull Center parking lot for a 2 1/2 mile walk down Old Lake Road. Dogs are welcome if well behaved and on a leash. Feb. 22