18 Romantic Reasons to Visit Salt Spring Island in February 2019 Reasons to Visit SSI, Salt Spring Island Events Enjoy blooming flowers and early Spring weather while watching the antics of the newborn farm animals or partaking in fun events across the Island. Experience the quiet beauty of an island filled with artisans and entrepreneurs in one of the most special places in Canada! Whether romance or relaxation, experience Salt Spring Island in February! Click here for Salt Spring Island Accommodations while you're here >> February 2019 Events & Ideas on Salt Spring Island Tea à Tempo: Hannah Brown & The Sunny Siders | Sunday 6th | 2:00pm to 4:00pm | All Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church: 110 Park Drive | By Donation | Salt Spring’s own Sunny Siders will mark Black History Month with a Tea à Tempo concert featuring musical works by black American composers, lyricists or singers. Doxas Bros Quartet | Wednesday 6th | 7:30pm | Mahon Hall: 114 Rainbow Road | $25 | All the way from New York - enjoy the Doxas Bros Quartet at Salt Spring's Jazzuary Winter Jazz Fest! Seedy Saturday | Saturday 9th | 10:00am to 3:00pm | Farmers Institute: 351 Rainbow Road | Get your seeds (buy or trade!) for spring at Salt Spring Island’s 24th annual Seedy Saturday! Browse the Salt Spring Arts Council calendar and explore the arts with over a dozen workshops to choose from for all ages in the month of February including Contemporary Embroidery for Adults with Katy Biele (February 15th - 5:30pm to 8:30pm) & a Beaded Key Chain Workshop with Teresa Vander Meer-Chasse (February 23rd - 10:00am to 3:00pm). SS Film Fest: The Woman Who Loves Giraffes | Wednesday 13th | 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $10 | See the inspiring film that had sold-out Vancouver audiences on their feet applauding! The Woman Who Loves Giraffes is Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, “one of Canada’s greatest scientists, man or woman”, who was the first scientist in the world to study African animal behaviour in the wild - four years before Dr. Jane Goodall. The Vagina Monologues | Thursday 14th | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $15-$18 | The women of our community are uniting to perform a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues”. Romance the Weekend Away at a Local Bed & Breakfast or Hotel! Take your loved one on a romantic escape to one of Salt Spring Island’s many spectacular cottages or suites (or hotels!) and enjoy the romantic atmosphere with locally sourced fine foods in front of a roaring fire. Feast on a Romantic Meal! Check out our ‘Where to Eat‘ directory and explore all the fine foods Salt Spring has to offer! Check out some of our favourites: House Piccolo, Auntie Pesto’s and Rock Salt Restaurant among a few! Or, why not enjoy a Romantic Picnic! Pick up some picnic staples at Salt Spring Island Cheese, Salt Spring Wild Cider, Salt Spring Island Ales, Salt Spring Vineyards, Garry Oaks Winery, Mistaken Identity Vineyards as well as Barb’s Buns, Natureworks and Harlan’s Chocolates & Gelato! Take a Hike on the Romantic Side! Take a quiet walk in the woods or explore some of the island’s unique ecosystems and enjoy the beauty of Salt Spring. Some suggestions – check out Ruckle Provincial Park, Channel Ridge, Mount Erskine (what love is hidden behind those elf doors!), Reginald Hill and Mount Maxwell Provincial Park! Take a Romantic Seaside Stroll along one of Salt Spring Beaches! Comb for shells, sand dollars and tiny crabs along Fernwood Point or Price Road Beach, walk along rocky shores on Zach Beach and Yeo Point Beach or explore some unique rock formations at Baker Beach or Southey Point Beach. Smooch by the Sunset! Enjoy a sunning Salt Spring sunset at various locales including Vesuvius Beach and Arbutus Beach (and maybe after dark you might even catch a glimpse of a shooting star!) The Great Plains (Saskia & Darrel) | Saturday 16th | 2:30pm to 4:30pm | All Saints by-the-Sea Anglican Church: 110 Park Drive | By Donation | Fabulous Canadian Music with Celtic, Bluegrass, Country, Folk & Gospel Flavors Swing Shift Valentines Dance | Saturday 16th | 7:30pm | Fulford Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | $20 | Take your loved one and enjoy the Swing Shift Valentines Dance at Salt Spring's Jazzuary Winter Jazz Fest! ArtSpring Presents: Second City Hollywood Alumni | Saturday 16th | 7:30pm to 8:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5-$35 | Salt Spring Island welcomes alumni from the world-famous Second City LA theatre to perform a comedy fundraiser for our furry friends in need. Enjoy a night of improv and sketch comedy to benefit Salt Spring Island’s SPCA. Have fun on Family Day! February 16th to 18th is a three day weekend for British Columbians – take the opportunity to explore Salt Spring Island! Take the kids to enjoy the Family Day Celebration at Mahon Hall (114 Rainbow Road) on February 18th from 1:00pm to 4:00pm for crafts, face painting, and entertainment by Annie Glover with her dynamic storytelling and unforgettable string figures! Also, be sure to go on a mini farm tour to spot brand new lambs, goats and other animals, enjoy the family friendly atmosphere of the Island or pick up a puzzle or game at West of the Moon toy store to play in front of a crackling fire with a hot drink! ArtSpring Presents: Worlds of Puppets | Thursday 21st | 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Artspring: 100 Jackson Avenue | $5-$25 | A collection of original short stories told with the metaphorical grace of puppetry. The cast consists of intricate marionettes and rod puppets carved of wood, as well as unusual characters created simply with silk scarves and the hands and feet of the puppeteer. Salt Spring Folk Club presents: David Vest & Blue Moon Marquee | Monday 25th | 7:00pm | Fulford Hall: 2591 Fulford-Ganges Road | Enjoy a double bill featuring David Vest and Blue Moon Marquee. David Vest is an authentic, Southern-bred boogie-woogie piano player, blues shouter and world-class entertainer. Blue Moon Marquee is a Gypsy Blues band born of the wild rose country performing original compositions influenced by anything that swings, jumps or grooves. AN OFF ISLAND SWEET TREAT: visit the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan for the Bigleaf Maple Syrup Festival | Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd | 10:00am to 4:00pm | which showcases British Columbia's native Big Leaf Maple sap collecting and syrup making demonstrations, tastings, a maple market, maple goodies, competitions, entertainment and more!