Hey, did you hear that 2024 is a Leap Year? That means there’s an extra day in February, and we think you use that extra day to plan some fun things to do with your family and friends!

Gallery Talk

Dig into the history of Elkhart County before European settlers came to the area at Ruthmere Museum’s free Gallery Talk at 11 a.m. February 2, 2024. Mike Judson’s presentation, “Five Medals: His Life and Times,” on the prominent tribal chief will take place at Havilah Beardsley House, 102 W. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.


Goshen First Friday February 2024

Goshen First Friday: Sweet Treats

Indulge in Sweet Treats at the monthly Goshen First Fridays festival. Come to downtown Goshen from 5 to 9 p.m. February 2, 2024, and don’t let the winter weather keep you from finding some joy at downtown restaurants and merchants with specials on that perfect something.

Elkhart County Symphony: Operatic Reveries

Revel in the dramatic beats of the Elkhart County Symphony’s next concert at 4 p.m. February 4, 2024, at The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart. Featuring guest soloist Brian Major, the concert will be a treat for the ears.

2024 Heart's Aglow Family Valentine's Dance

Create special Valentine’s Day memories with your family at the 2024 Heart’s Aglow Family Valentine’s Dance from 6 to 8 p.m. February 8, 2024, at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds ECC Building, 17746-D County Road 34, Goshen. Your ticket will let you in for an evening of dancing, refreshments and music provided by a professional DJ.

Here’s even more Valentine’s Day-themed events around Elkhart County: { Link to Valentine’s blog post }

  • Cupid's Crawl, 4 to 7:30 p.m. February 8, 2024, in downtown Elkhart: It’s the ultimate romantic shopping experience.
  • Eco-Valentine’s Day, noon to 2 p.m. February 10, 2024, at the Elkhart Environmental Center, 1717 E. Lusher Ave., Elkhart: Valentine’s Day goes green.
  • Valentine’s Vendors Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. February 10, 2024, at Southgate, 27751 County Road 26, Elkhart: Artisan vendors, antiques, direct sales and food items will fill your basket.
  • Aurinko Ballet Valentine Tea Party, 1 p.m. February 11, 2024, at The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., Elkhart: Fairy tale enchants with dance.

Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood: Asking for Trouble

Side-splitting laughter is the order of the day when the famed duo of TV’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, Collin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, take the stage at The Lerner Theatre, 410 S. Main St., at 7:30 p.m. February 10, 2024.


Rodney Atkins

Rodney Atkins

When Rodney Atkins stands in the spotlight of the Blue Gate Theatre, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, at 7:30 p.m. February 16, 2024, it’s a concert event not to be missed.


Jessica Smucker

Jessica Smucker

The Goshen Brewing Co. Wednesday Music Series continues with Jessica Smucker performing on the Beer Hall stage at 7 p.m. February 21, 2024. The singer-songwriter from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, wraps catchy melodies in simple but relatable lyrics.

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Sit back with the classic comedy of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” performed the Elkhart Civic Theatre at the historic Bristol Opera House, 210 E. Vistula St., Bristol, from February 23-25, 2024. Talented local performers bring to life this tale six awkward tweens competing for the coveted crown.

Winter Artisan Market

Browse the hand-crafted creations of Elkhart County’s talented makers at the Winter Artisan Market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. February 24, 2024, at The Barns at Nappanee, 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee.