Things to do in Metro Manila for February 2024

February is about to be a whirlwind of excitement with a lineup of events coming your way.

From The Wedding Library’s Bridal Fair to Rivermaya’s reunion to Monet & Friends Alive, here are 10 things to do in Metro Manila for February 2024, a month dedicated to celebrating love and art.

– fests and Valentine’s parties –

1. The Wedding Library Bridal Fair

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Image credit: The Wedding Library via Facebook

For couples or anyone looking for inspiration for events, such as weddings, anniversaries, or birthdays, check out The Wedding Library‘s Bridal Fair happening at the World Trade Center in Pasay.

Being the biggest wedding fair in the country, you get to browse through a line up of suppliers, event coordinators, and even wedding gowns. Other perks at the event include food tasting, interactive photo booths, and free non-permanent tattoos.

Date: 9th-11th February 2024
Time: 11am-8pm
Address: 2nd Floor, World Trade Center Metro Manila building, Pasay Extension corner, 1300 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Pasay

Register for free entrance here.

2. Komiket QC

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Image credit: Komiket via Facebook

If you love collecting stickers and supporting local artists’ works, then you’ll want to consider checking out the Komiket QC fair happening at Centris Elements in Quezon City.

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Image adapted from: Komiket, Komiket via Facebook

Aside from the free admission, you’ll get to enjoy looking through an array of merchandise made by various local artists, from komiks to prints to original books.

Date: 10th-11th February 2024
Time: 9am-7pm
Address: The Elements at Centris, Diliman, Quezon City

3. Emo Fest Fan Gathering

emo fest fan gathering
Image credit: SM City North Edsa via Facebook

For those who had a gothic phase, you can travel back in time at the Emo Fest Fan Gathering happening at SM North EDSA’s Sky Dome in Quezon City.

From the head-banging music of Avril Lavigne to the emotion inducing songs of My Chemical Romance, you can interact with fellow fans and share your love for emo music. You’re also encouraged to dress up in anything black and complete your look with some eyeliner!

To join in on the fun, all you have to do is download the SM Malls Online app, redeem the event pass, and present it at the ticket booth. Additionally, you must bring along a single receipt amounting P500 (~USD8.94).

Date: 11th February 2024
Time: 4pm
Address: SM North EDSA Sky Dome, North Ave, Bago Bantay, Quezon City

Note: The receipt must contain purchases from SM North Skygarden and SM Cherry Congressional tenants only. More details here

4. Code 143 Afro Valentines Party

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Image credit: Continental Crew Mnl via Facebook

If you want to hang out with friends for Valentine’s Day in advance, then you’ll want to consider going to the Code 143 Afro Valentines Party happening at the Octopus nightclub in Makati.

You can dance to the music mixed by world class DJs such as DJ Hector and DJ Valentine along with special live performances. What’s more, cocktails will be on the house for the ladies! So if you’re one of them, you can definitely enjoy as many drinks as you can handle without breaking your wallet.

Date: 11th February 2024
Time: 10pm-5am
Address: Octopus, 5043 P. Burgos, Makati

For table reservations, contact 0945 382 6931.

5. Poblacion Valentine’s Street Party (for a cause)

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Image credit: Rotary Club of Makati F. Zobel via Facebook

The Poblacion Valentine’s Street Party happening in Makati is one you can attend if you want to mingle with other people and, at the same time, support a cause that can help those in need.

Not only will you be able to enjoy yourself and jam to the beats created by featured DJs, but you’ll also be helping the Marikina Watershed Reforestation Project, bringing them one step closer to fulfillment.

This is definitely a win-win in our books.

Date: 16th February 2024
Time: 5pm
Address: Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati

6. Rivermaya: The Reunion

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Image credit: SM Mall of Asia Arena via Faceboook

For millennials who’ve been long time fans of the Filipino rock band Rivermaya, then you won’t want to miss coming to Rivermaya: The Reunion concert happening at the SMDC Festival Grounds in Parañaque.

This your chance to, once again, enjoy a live performance by the OG band members that brought us hit songs such as Ulan, Awit ng Kabataan, and Kisapmata.

Admission fee: P2,550 (~USD45.62) Bronze | P6,550 (~USD117.17) Silver | P11,750 (~USD210.19) Gold | P14,750 (~USD263.85) VIP
Date: 17th February 2024
Time: 8pm
Address: SMDC Festival Grounds, Aseana Ave, Tambo, Parañaque

Book your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlets near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of standard ticketing charges.

7. Twin Flames: Valentine’s Art and Collectibles Market

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Image credit: Good Intentions Collective via Facebook

The Twin Flames Valentines Art and Collectibles Market at Ayala Malls The 30th in Pasig is worth visiting if you’re looking for Valentine’s-themed merchandise.

You’ll be able to find almost anything from art, vintage collectibles, and clothing pieces. This is the place to be if you want to hang out with the girls and shop for aesthetic and affordable items.

Date: 17th-18th February 2024
Time: 11am-8pm
Address: 2nd Floor, Activity Center, Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Pasig

– things to do for National Arts Month –

Since February is also known as the National Arts Month, here are some notable art events that you can check out for art lovers.

8. Art Fair Philippines

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Image credit: Art Fair Philippines via Facebook

The annual Art Fair Philippines happening at The Link in Makati is back this year to showcase new contemporary art pieces that’ll either leave you in awe or make you want to purchase a piece to take home for yourself.

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orange by Ayka Go and Tormenta (Storm) by Ana Teresa Barboza
Image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines, Art Fair Philippines via Facebook

As always the fair will be open for three days, so don’t miss out on immersing yourself in the art created by artists from various exhibitors such as Yavuz Gallery, Nunu Fine Art, and Art Lounge Manila.

Admission fee: P750 (~USD13.42) per person
Date: 16th-18th February 2024
Time: 10am-9pm
Address: The Link, Ayala Center, 19 Makati Ave, Makati

Get your tickets here.

9. Painting Flowers with Artist Fchel

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Image credit: BGC Arts Center via Facebook

If you want to join a more hands-on activity, then you’ll want to check out Painting Flowers with Artist Fchel at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig.

This glass painting workshop is welcome to all from ages six and up. Within just two hours of working, you’ll have a pretty ceramic set of tableware from cups to saucers decorated with intricate flower designs created by you!

Date: 18th & 25th February 2024
Time: 3pm-5pm
Address: Dolores L. Tan Hall, Maybank Performing Arts Theater, BGC Arts Center, Taguig

10. Monet & Friends Alive

Video credit BGC Arts Center via Facebook

Now that the Van Gogh Alive exhibit has said goodbye to us once more, Monet & Friends Alive at the BGC Arts Center in Taguig is the perfect exhibit to cure your artsy hangover.

You’ll not only encounter Monet’s works, but you’ll also be enlightened by works of other artists such as Pissarro, Renoir, and Cézanne. Even more so, your experience will be accompanied by the classical music of Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Ravel and Offenbach.

It’ll be the ultimate sensory experience for art lovers.

Admission fee: P1,200 (~USD21.47) 2-Hour Pass | P2,500 (~USD44.72) Premium Flex
Date: running until 20th March 2024
Time: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, & 6pm
Address: BGC Arts Center, 26th Street, Taguig

Get your passes here.

Note: Ticket prices are exclusive of ticketing charges. 

Things to do in February 2024 for a month full of love and art

As February strolls by, these things to do in the metro for the month serve as reminders of the many memories and experiences that you can form while in the company of your loved ones.

Here’s to hearts full of inspiration and artistic adventures!

Also, check out date ideas in Metro Manila and self-care activities to try in the metro. For more things to do in the Philippines, visit The Smart Local Philippines.

Cover image adapted from: Art Fair Philippines, SM Mall of Asia Arena, The Wedding Library via Facebook

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