Although February is the shortest month of the calendar year, it may feel like the longest for Indianapolis residents.  With inclement weather on the way to start out the month, and Punxsutawney Phil recently calling for an extended winter, Indy residents have little reason for optimism, but we have still found a few worthwhile things happening in Indy this month.  We have outlined them below.  Hopefully weather permits the residents of this great city to take in at least one! Enjoy!

Valentine’s Day Downtown

Downtown will be in full swing the weekend of February 14th – 16th as Valentine’s Day takes over and love enters the air. You’ll have the opportunity to check out live music at Hilbert Circle Theater, Old National Center, the Rathskeller, and more.  Downtown and other area restaurants will have Valentine’s dinners and specials available as well. If you’re interested in renewing your vows this Valentine’s day, Mayor Greg Ballard will preside over a vow renewal ceremony at the Indianapolis City Market. The event will take place at 11 am on Friday, February 14th.

Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, many Indianapolis area museums will host special exhibits and events in order to celebrate Black History in America. The Central Library and the Indiana Historical Society will also host large events in honor of Black History Month. This past weekend, the Indiana Arts Garden hosted the 18th Annual Art & Soul Kick-Off Celebration, which we heard was a great way to kick off the month.

NFL Combine

From February 19th – 25th Indianapolis will be invaded by the NFL for the annual NFL Scouting Combine.  The combine brings much attention to the Circle City as the city will host the best college football players in America while they audition for all 32 NFL teams.  The players are tested in the 40 yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, and other athletic tests and evaluations.  Hoards of media members and NFL coaching staff members from all over the country visit Indy during this period as well.  The combine has become a welcomed addition to the list of Indianapolis’ hosted events.  The combine has been operated in Indianapolis since 1987.