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3 things to do in Cleveland in February

Though Cleveland is blanketed in snow—with more sure to come—there is still plenty to do throughout the city to stay busy. We’ve pulled together some options for you to explore the city this month. Whether you find exhilaration in the freezing temperatures or prefer to stay indoors to keep warm, we have options for you to consider, including NBA All-Star game festivities.

As a reminder, all members of the university community should take proper precautions when attending in-person events, including physical distancing and wearing a mask when indoors. View Case Western Reserve University’s COVID-19 guidelines.

Orchids Forever at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Through March 13

Just steps from campus, members of the Case Western Reserve University community have ample opportunities to check out Cleveland Botanical Garden. But during the month of February and part of March, there’s extra incentive to see the vibrant gardens. Orchids Forever, the 16th annual orchid sale at Cleveland Botanical Garden, will run through March 13.

This year’s event is themed “Synergy and Survival,” putting a spotlight on “the special relationship between orchids and their pollinators and why this relationship is vital for survival and longevity.”

Guests will have the chance to see thousands of orchids throughout the gardens, including the main lobby, the Glasshouse and the Eppig Gallery.

Tickets cost $16 for adults and $12 for children ages 3–12 (two and under are free). Cleveland Botanical Garden members receive free admission.

Learn more and pre-purchase tickets for Orchids Forever.

NBA Crossover

Feb. 18–20

The 2022 NBA All-Star game will bring today’s greatest basketball players to Cleveland this month. Though tickets to the game may be expensive or hard to come by, members of the community can still get in on the action during the interactive three-day NBA Crossover event at Public Auditorium. 

The event will examine the “art, music, fashion, technology and entertainment that surround today’s game.”

In addition to appearances by NBA and WNBA players, there will be limited edition merchandise, apparel customization, memorabilia displays and more.

One-day tickets cost $30. Additionally, a four-pack of tickets is available for $100.

Buy your ticket and learn more about this NBA All-Star experience.

Brite Winter

Saturday, Feb. 26, 3 to 11:59 p.m.

Art, music, food, games, winter and more all collide at Brite Winter, an annual winter event bringing Clevelanders together even as the temperatures drop. Though the event was held virtually last year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers look forward to bringing the event back in-person at the West Bank of the Flats.

The festival is geared toward all ages, incomes and backgrounds to create a fun environment for all. This year’s event will feature the musical talents of Colony House, Parker Louis, Gumbo Dance Party, Chanelle Kazadi, Oregon Space Trail of Doom, The Cordial Sins and more.

Ticket prices start at $5. Reserve your tickets.

Learn more about Brite Winter.