6 Reasons We Love February in Fredericksburg, Spotsy & Stafford!

From Groundhog Day to Valentine's Day there's lots of fun packed into the shortest month of the year

By Jenny Sites February 2, 2023

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Happy February Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Stafford families! It's a month of celebrating the love of your life ... whether that be a partner, a child, or ... pizza. Read on for five ways we're having fun this month!

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1. Go crazy for the groundhog

Will he or won't he? Today is the day we find out if the groundhog sees his shadow! No matter if he does or not, celebrate the season locally by heading to one of our local parks, playgrounds or battlefields to spend some time outside!  Don't forget to look for a Little Lending Library while you're out!

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2. Cheer on Rihanna! 

... and the football game too, of course! Looking for the perfect food for Super Bowl Sunday? We have a bunch of great recipes for you to try!

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3. Spreading the love

Valentine's Day! Plan a special date night out.  Want to stay home with the kids? Order a special heart-shaped pizza!

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4. National Pizza Day

Oh pizza, how we love you. Let us count the ways: Cheese, pepperoni, anchovy, pineapple... we could go on, but you get the idea. Here are my family's three favorite pizza spots. What are yours?

  • Benny's
  • George's
  • Vinny's

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5. Count those birds!

We're looking forward to adding the feathered friends who visit our bird feeders to the Great Backyard Bird Count! The goal of the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a citizen science project, is to count as many birds as participants can find, and report those findings.

Want to participate? It's easy! Here's how: Decide where you will watch birds. Watch birds for 15 minutes or more. Count them! You can report back using the Merlin Bird ID app. 

We love that you can do this at home with kids, but you can also take your bird counting on the road in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania or Stafford! Need some great places for birdwatching? Check out our Parks, Playgrounds, and Battlefields Guide!

6. FXBG Kid's Fest!

Join FXBG Kid's Fest at the Fredericksburg Expo Center on February 11 & 12th, 2023 for games, rides, and tons of fun!