We made it through the first month, and now we’re onto the second!
If you’re looking for some entertaining things to do to fill the time this February in Taipei, check out this hand-picked selection of events!
There’s 17 events to catch which are focused on art, music, food, wine, sports, charity, and everything in between!
I’ll add events as I spot them, but feel free to suggest some in the comments below.
February Events in Taipei
敬您！為每一個努力之人 —— 2018無家者人權尾牙 (February 3, 5, 6, 7, 8)
I recently met with and wrote an article about a fantastic grassroots organization called Do You a Flavor that aims to help provide some relief to the homeless with good food and conversation. This month, they’re organising a special series of events to reign in Chinese New Year. The events aim to provide both support and enjoyment to the homeless around Taipei Main Station. If you’d like to join, you can read more info about all the events here.
Please note: All events require pre-registration, and they are Chinese-language only.
Taiwan Open (Until February 4)
Catch the last couple of days of the Taiwan Open, an event which brings in more than 40 of the world’s top professional female tennis players to compete in singles and doubles tournaments. Learn more here.
Lunar New Year’s Market (Until February 14)
One of my most memorable cultural experiences in Taipei thus far was visiting the incredibly entertaining Lunar New Year’s Market. During the weeks leading up to Chinese New Year, Dihua Street in Taipei’s Datong District becomes packed to the brim, as thousands of locals pack the street to buy all assortment of food and new year’s goods. I highly recommend you pop by! Read my review of the Lunar New Year’s market here.
The xx – Taipei (February 5)
Tickets to see The xx are sold out, but you can try your luck hunting down some tickets. View the event page here.
The International Book Exhibition (February 6 – 11)
If you always have a book in hand and are perpetually on the hunt for the next hit read, this event was made for you. The International Book Exhibition is a ginormous and popular book exhibition featuring book stalls and author meets. You can also look forward to a professional forum on the topic “Imagining the Future of Interactive Publication”, which explores the impact of digital technology on publishing, and features a lineup of experts on the topic such as Julie Stephen Chheng, Pierre Cattan, and Yu-Shan Lee.
2018 Bar Surfing Warmer (February 7 – 12)
This bar surfing event is your ticket to discovering some of Taipei’s newest and most unique bars. Learn more here.
Rock the Mic USA 2018 (February 8)
“Start the year with a bang with a chance to propel your startup into the US market! Pitch your startup at Rock the Mic USA 2018 for a chance to win this spectacular all-inclusive package for FREE…” Find out more here.
Divino Wine Tasting (February 8)
A night of delicious food and wine pairings is the name of the game at Divino’s Wine Tasting. There’s also special prices on the wines if you’d like to bring a bottle or two home. Read more here.
Wine Feast (February 9)
Every second Friday of a month, Wine Discovery hosts an all you can eat & drink party providing French wines of our selection and food. Before Chinese New Year, before every one heads home to spend time with our beloved ones, let’s eat, drink and have fun once more! This time we are having the classical French quiche, croissant, cheese, charcuteries and so much more!… Learn more here.
Winter House Market for Winter Sale Market (February 10)
If you have a soft spot for second-hand goods, or if you’re looking for a cheap way to redecorate with some discounted items, this quaint market on Tonghua Street has you covered. Read more here (Chinese only).
Sky Lantern Clean Up (February 11)
Sending lanterns into the sky is incredibly fun, but it has a devastating environment impact many people fail to think about. Help lend a hand by joining this lantern cleanup in Shifen Old Street. Find out more here.
Valentine’s day at Origines (February 14)
After a date for Valentine’s Day? Origines is playing matchmaker by offering a 75% discount on their special Valentine’s Day menu for singles. There will be a communal table set up for mingling with other singles, so it might just become the night you find that special someone! Don’t worry – those already coupled up can also enjoy their special menu. Find out more here.
National Taiwan Museum Walking Tour of Old Taipei- New Year! (in English) (February 24)
Have you ever wondered why there are so many Western architectures in downtown Taipei? How did it represent the modernization of Taiwan? Who built all these buildings?… Let us guide you through the hidden history of Taipei!… Discover more here.
Carnaval Taipei 2018 (February 24)
“The Exclusive & Biggest Latin Carnival in Taiwan, Free Entry! February is the season to celebrate. Come to feel the joyful atmosphere straight from Latin America. Swing with the Samba girls, dance with the beat and Go crazy with the crowd! The only chance to march with music, drumbeat and happiness!” Learn more here.
DreamMonster Music Festival (February 25)
There’s nothing like a music festival with a stellar lineup to make your month memorable. DreamMonster is bringing in the big guns with acts like Afrojack, Dash Berlin, Steve Angello, Nicky Romero, Steve Angello, Vinai ,WolfPack , Danny Avlia, and Sick Individuals. Discover more here.
Lolita Garden Market – Lolita’s Garden mini market (February 28)
If you’re into Lolita fashion, or if you want to check out some amazing outfits of Taipei’s Lolita fashion lovers, the Lolita Garden Market will be an interesting experience to say the least! Find out more here (Chinese only).
Enjoy your February, everyone!
What events are you looking forward to this month? Do you have an event you’d like to recommend? Leave a comment below!