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Fun things to do in Kolkata on Leap Day

From discounted rides, cool offers on drinks to charity campaigns — make the most of this extra day of the year

Jaismita Alexander | Published 28.02.24, 08:34 PM
Kolkata is celebrating the bonus February day with a host of offers and activities, from quiz shows and charity events to discounted drinks and food freebies

Kolkata is celebrating the bonus February day with a host of offers and activities, from quiz shows and charity events to discounted drinks and food freebies

Cheer and rejoice because February doesn’t end here! With an extra day on the calendar and 24 hours on your schedule, you can make the most of it. Wondering how to make it memorable for the next four years? My Kolkata has you covered with a list of exciting activities — musicals to curated events — happening in the City of Joy. Don’t miss out!

A day at Victoria Memorial

Victoria Memorial Hall and DAG museum have curated a special event called ‘Play Fair’, where you can participate in different art games, quiz events, and sway to some music as well. The art games include art-inspired card games, board games, a murder mystery and more! The games will be conducted from 2pm to 4pm. You can also stay for a Jazz and Swing music concert by The Big Other, an acoustic dance music ensemble, from 5pm to 6pm.


Entry is free for all!

Venue: South Lawn, Victoria Memorial Hall

Where’s the Leap Day party?

It is surely at Social! Head straight to Park Street and get your first beer or LIIT for only Rs 29! All you have to do is take the exact change. An extra day certainly deserves to be celebrated, even if it is with a mid-week party. Get the buzz on your gang and unwind at Social post work. Just don’t drink and drive because you ain’t got an extra life (wink, wink).

The Leap Day Show

Rock the night at AMPM Kolkata over good food, cocktails and music. The Pelican Shuffles, an Indie-rock band from the city, is going to make it memorable for you. The band is gearing up to perform their ‘once-in-four-years gig’ that will start at 9.30pm. Be there to tap your feet.

It is your birthday?

Are you a Leap Year baby, who gets an advance or belated birthday wish? Then this year you’ll be celebrating your birthday on the actual date. Congratulations! To mark this special day, Dough As You Like has curated an exciting offer for all Leap Year kids. Walk into your nearest store and avail a 25% discount vouchers on February 29.

PS: You can avail the voucher even if it is not your birthday!

Take a bumpy ride!

Feeling adventurous? Spend a thrilling day at Nicco Park, as they are offering special discounts on all the rides just for Leap Day. From the Merry-go-round to the Water Coaster, there’s something for everyone. Take a ride on the toy train or feel the adrenaline rush on the Sky Dive or Cyclone roller coaster. Get set and head to Nicco Park for an amusing day.

One scoop for the woofs!

Show some kindness on the extra day with The Fat Little Penguin's #LeapToKindness campaign. For every scoop you buy on February 29, a part of the amount goes towards Like a Dog Foundation. This registered organisation works towards the welfare of the community animals in the city. So as you dig into your ice-cream, you also contribute towards the well-being of the doggos and meows. Isn’t it a great way to give back to society on an extra day?

Engage in creative shopping

A little pampering is perfect for celebrating Leap Day. Unleash the shopaholic artist/crafter in you and buy cute art and craft supplies from Itsy Bitsy. Get a flat 50% off on orders of Rs 5,000 and above. Get your canvases, paints, beads, papers and more at a discount.

Last updated on 28.02.24, 08:35 PM

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