February 2022: What’s Happening in Greater St. Cloud

February is the month of love, and another full month of winter for you to embrace! From Valentine’s Day ideas to Speakeasys, from outdoor adventures to cozy concerts, there is fun to be had every weekend of February. Check out this roundup of some of the big events coming up this month, and CLICK HERE for even more on the full events calendar. 

Feel the Love February

February 1-28

We have joined up with St. Joseph and Little Falls to encourage you and your loved one(s) to Feel the Love this February! Enjoy Central Minnesota for the whole month of February for your chance to win one of three $300 community prize packages. Check out EnjoyCentralMN.com for trip ideas and itineraries, and then download the Visit St. Cloud app and check in to at least 3 of the designated locations and you’re entered to win! Learn more

Sportsmen’s Show 2022

February 4-6

Central Minnesota’s favorite Sportsmen’s Show is back on February 4th-6th, 2022 at St. Clouds River’s Edge Convention Center where you will find the very best in resorts, lodges and camps from the Midwest and Canada. Boat Show pricing on the newest fishing boats and pontoons, tackle and electronics and more! RV Show pricing on the best campers and trailers by the area’s best dealers. Plus fun activities for the whole family! Learn more

The Whit Makers Market

February 5

Come out to the Whit to support local artists and makers for the first Whit Makers Market! First Saturdays every month until May, over a dozen of creative vendors with high quality jewelry, pottery, artwork, and designs will be on display in the gallery. Come support local artisans and their incredible skills, all at the lovely Whit Gallery venue. Learn more

Cloudy Nights Speakeasy II

February 12

Cloudy Nights Speakeasy, a multi-venue cultural event and pub crawl will be Saturday February 12, 2022 Come out earlier for family friendly events prior to the dinner hour and experience the history and culture of St. Cloud and the 1920s- 1930s. Plus, this event seeks to bring the past to the present through music, art, and experiences. Stay tuned for more information, but start thinking about your look, book your hair appointment, invite your friends, and make sure not to miss this community event! Proceeds from tickets goes to help fund arts and fitness programming for local youth. Learn more

For the Love of Rhinos Gala

February 12

Roll out the Red Carpet…You are invited to join The Guardians of Conservation at the inaugural fundraising gala For the Love of Rhino’s. This Gala will benefit the International Rhino Foundation and also sponsor the purchase of an x-ray machine for the animals at Hemker Park & Zoo. Bring your date, your friends, or even your company party out for an upscale evening of fine food, great drinks, a live auction, fun live entertainment from magician Jared Sherlock and animal meet and greets. Saturday, February 12th, 2022 5 pm – 9 pm at Territory Golf Club in St. Cloud MN. Learn more

Country Girls Night Out

February 18

The Superstar Women of Country take the state at the Pioneer Place on Fifth theater on February 18th. Don’t miss these big classic country music hit songs at their best. From Patsy Cline to Dolly Parton & beyond, Jukebox Jen, Roadhouse Raven and Honkytonk Hanson will have you singing along to all your favorite hits. Learn more

Polar Plunge St. Cloud

February 19

The Polar Plunge is back in St. Cloud for the 15th year in a row! This is the biggest fundraiser for Special Olympics Minnesota. All funds raised by Plungers help Special Olympics Minnesota provide year-round training and services to thousands of athletes with intellectual disabilities across the state. The Polar Plunge is presented by the Law Enforcement Torch Run, a movement of volunteers dedicated to increasing awareness and funds for Special Olympics Minnesota athletes across the state. Learn more

St. Joe Rod & Gun Club Ice Fishing Tournament 

February 19

Come out to Kraemer Lake in St. Joseph for the 28th annual ice fishing contest! Purchase your tickets in advance online before February 18th. The event starts at 12pm and goes until 2:30pm, then stick around for drawings for over $4,000 in prizes! Plus, get there early because the first 100 kids receive free ice fishing gear. So grab your warm clothes and gear and hit the hard water! Learn more

Winter Wonderland at Warner

February 19

Baby it’s COLD outside! But that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the welcoming beauty of Minnesota’s winter wonderland! Gather your friends and family for a candlelit snowshoe, and warm your bellies up with a hot cup of soup before the night is done! All participants will get their own hot cocoa kit, and each group will receive one snowshoe decorative wall-hanging with more giveaways to be added. Learn more

Central MN Farm Show

February 22-23

Since opening its doors over five decades ago, the Farm Show has been a popular community event for Central Minnesota. Visitors can look for special product offers, entertainment, and educational opportunities from a variety of professional exhibitors. Explore the website to learn more about agri-business and farming in the region, register for prizes, and check out what’s new and different in 2022! Learn more

Justin Ploof & The Throwbacks

February 25

The Throwbacks return to the Paramount Theatre to pay homage to America’s preeminent Rock n’ Roll band – Creedence Clearwater Revival! The show will open with a set of CCR hits, followed by a performance of CCR’s #1 smash hit album, “COSMO’S FACTORY,” in its entirety! An album with raging rockers, covers, and intense jams from open to a close, “COSMO’S” would stay at #1 for nine weeks and would go on to sell over seven million albums and produce six Top 10 singles! Learn more