Events Around Town: February

Events Around Town – February


If you haven’t made time to head over to Maolin to enjoy this annual natural phenomenon, then put it in your “to-do” list. Every winter, millions of purple butterflies over-winter in the Maolin National Scenic area, during one of the largest winter migratory butterfly events in the world.
When: Ongoing until March 25
Where: Maolin National Scenic Area, Maolin District, Kaohsiung City
Info: (08) 799-2221


Every February in New Taipei City, skies around several villages on the headwaters of the Keelung River transform into a sea of sky lanterns. The Pingxi Sky Lantern Festival was voted by the Discovery Channel as the second biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in the world.
When: February 2017
Where: Shifen Sky Lantern Square, Pingxi District, New Taipei City 2. Pingxi Junior High School, Shihdi Street, Pingxi District, New Taipei City 3. Jingtong Elementary School, Jingtong Street, Pingxi District, New Taipei City

Sappho LIVE
Enjoy a laid-back and cool music environment in downtown Taipei. Live music, dance floor, bar and good food, plus mic/jam sessions.
When: Tuesday to Friday, 8 pm – 3 am
Where: B1, 1, Lane 102, Anhe Road, Section 1

Notre Dame de París: musical in Taipei
This internationally renowned musical, adapted from The Hunchback of Notre Dame, is a must see. It has made it into the Guinness Book of Records for the most successful first year of any musical ever. A perfect date night for lovers of the performing arts.
When: February 24 – 26 at 7.30pm
Where: National Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, 505, Ren’ai Road, Section 4, Xinyi District, Taipei
Tickets: Stub Hub Notre Dame Ticket Link
Before You Exit
Long before One Direction came along, several boy groups stole the hearts of millions across the globe. Before You Exit, all the way from Florida, is coming to sprinkle a bit of boy-group pop rock in Taipei. Tickets will most likely already be sold out, but it’s worth a try to see one of the most captivating rock acts of the millennium.
When: February 27
Where: Legacy Taipei, 1 Bade Road, Section 1, Zhongzheng District, Taipei
Tickets: Viagogo Before You Exit Ticket Link

Taipei International Book Exhibition
This six-day event is a must attend event for book industry professionals in the education & training, paper & paper products, and printing & publishing industries. It is also a great networking opportunity.
When: February 8 – 13
Where: Taipei World Trade Center

International Education Expo Taipei
This event showcases management colleges, professional & vocational institutions, government education departments, banks providing educational loans and so on. Perfect for education professionals or anyone in a public administration field.
When: February 25 – March 8
Where: Taipei World Trade Center