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With Valentine's Day and other holidays, February is a full of days off from work and school, and fun things to do to celebrate your favorite sweetie or U.S. president. February is also Black History Month.
Throughout the Month of February: Black History Month - February is Black History Month in the United States.
February 1 - 10, 2013: Chicago Restaurant Week - One of the best weeks in Chicago, in my opinion, Chicago Restaurant Week is a way to taste some of Chicago's best food and do so on a budget. Over 125 restaurants serve 3-course prix-fixe meals at reasonable prices.
February 2 - 3, 2013: Free Admission to the Shedd Aquarium - Looking for something fun to do this February? Why not learn about underwater life with free admission, February 2 - 3, 2013, to the Shedd Aquarium, as well as to several other museums, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, and more. Free admission is through the Museums on Us program.
February 9 - 18, 2013: Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place - Considered the largest auto show in the U.S., the Chicago Auto Show takes over McCormick Place with cars from all over the world.
February 14, 2013: Valentine's Day - The year's biggest holiday for lovers takes place on a Thursday. (Interested in the history of Valentine's Day? The holiday has roots in several different legends that have found their way to us through the ages. One of the earliest popular symbols of the Valentine's day is Cupid, the Roman god of love, who is represented by the image of a young boy with bow and arrow. Several theories surround the history of Valentine's Day. Learn more about the history of Valentine's Day.)
February 18, 2013: President's Day - A federal holiday, all city government offices are closed. Most businesses, attractions, and museums will be open but it is smart to check ahead for any schedule or time changes. Beware: Because kids have the day off from school, places can be crowded. (Plan a trip with the family to the Art Institute of Chicago with our Visitors Guide, or spend the day at the Shedd Aquarium.)
Through March 2013, weather permitting: Millennium Park Ice Skating - Ice skating at Chicago's Millennium Park is one of Chicago's most popular winter activities with the rink's skyscraper views, festive music, and charm - the Millennium Park Ice Rink is outside along Michigan Avenue. The 2013 Millennium Park Ice Skating season will run through March, weather permitting.