The Ultimate 2024 February Michigan Festivals and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend With Kids | Ice Carving Shows, Ice Breaker Festival, Sleigh Rides

Article: The Ultimate 2024 February Michigan Festivals and Best Things to Do in Michigan This Weekend With Kids | Ice Carving Shows, Ice Breaker Festival, Sleigh Rides

The ULTIMATE SOURCE of 2024 Michigan events and fun things to do in Michigan in February! 

Get out of winter Boredom with our ideas for things to do in Michigan in Winter!

Best Southwest Michigan events monthly calendar. See what's happening in Michigan today!

Destinations: DetroitTraverse CityFrankenmuthAnn ArborKalamazooPetoskeyCharlevoixHoughton LakeMidland, South HavenSt. JosephGrand Rapids, Marquette, Upper Peninsula and more!    

Plan your February Michigan trip or vacation around our inspiring festivals and events! 

Oh, and check out our Big List of Michigan Winter Festivals!

What are the Best Things to do in Michigan in February This Winter?

From romantic winter getaways to family friendly events, we have tons of ideas including: International Auto Show, Ice Festivals, Wine Festivals, Ice Carving Shows and so much more below! 

Yeah, I get it, it's winter and February Michigan.  It's cold. But so what? Explore the many festivals in Michigan this weekend and see what's happening in Michigan today!!  There are so many things to do in Michigan in winter. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is there to do in February Michigan this weekend? See our Michigan event guide below! There are so many festivals, events, places to visit and fun things to do in Michigan for couples and families.

The Ultimate February Michigan Events 2024 - Let's Travel Michigan in Winter!

The Enchanted Trail at The Highlands | Harbor Springs, MI | Snowshoe, Hike, Outdoor Fun!

The Enchanted Trail at The Highlands in Harbor Springs, MI - Snowshoe or Walk

  • When: Ongoing - February 25, 2024. Select Dates and Times.
  • Where: 600 Highland Drive, Harbor Springs, Michigan 49740
  • Price: $19

Begins at 5:30 PM with time slots until 8:30 PM. This unique winter experience is a magical 1.5 mile roundtrip walk along a beautifully lit winter trail through the woods, where you’ll experience the soft warm glow of lights leading you to a rustic yurt where you can cozy up around a bonfire with s’mores and warm drinks! You can snowshoe or walk!

Quick Winter Getaway Idea: Book a romantic getaway in Harbor Springs located in Northern Michigan!

Candlelight Hike at Mt. McSauba | Charlevoix | Northwest Michigan | Fun Michigan Winter Activity!

Experience the magic of snowshoeing, hiking or cross-country skiing on candle-lit trails this winter! Fun Michigan winter activity for couples, friends and families with kids!

  • When: Ongoing every Friday evening through February 24, 2024. 5-8 p.m.
  • Where: Mt. McSauba, 9223 Mount McSauba Road, Charlevoix, MI 49720.

Plan a date night! Enjoy a scenic Candlelight Hike at Mt. McSauba, Charlevoix.  Set your own pace on this self-guided hike that begins at the sledding hill parking lot. One of our favorite things to do in Michigan in winter!

Bowers School Farm Winter Park | What to do in Michigan in Winter!

Bowers School Farm Winter Park is a great Michigan spot to enjoy ice skating, snow tubing, bonfires, comfort foods, entertainment, animal experiences, and more!

Bowers School Farm Winter Park is the ultimate Michigan winter destination!  There is a general admission fee and additional costs for snow tubing and ice skating rentals. 

58th Annual MARVAC RV and Camping Show!

The MARVAC 58th Annual RV & Camping Show is a chance to see hundreds of tourable RVs including pop-ups, travel trailers, fifth-wheels, motorhomes, and toy haulers.  Get ready for camping season!

When: January 31 – February 4, 2024 with show hours of weekdays 1-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Where: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI 48374

Cost: Adults $12, Seniors $11; and children 12 and under are free!

Parking is $10 and not included in show admission.

Best Spots in Michigan to Go Snow Tubing!

Snow Tubing

Each winter, Chris and I love to bundle up and head to our favorite Michigan snow tubing spots!  It's great exercise, an excuse to meet up with friends, and so much fun! Plus, it's a chance to embark on #forcedfamilyfun! lol!

World of Winter Festival | Grand Rapids | Art Installations, Ice Sculptures | FREE Family Friendly Winter Activities

World of Winter Festival in downtown Grand Rapids is the largest winter festival in the United States! There's over 100 events, shows, things to see and do at this winter festival in southwest Michigan. Take your family to enjoy art installations, live performances, ice sculptures, musical events, interactive games, guided walks, and TONS of fun events in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan!  Perfect family adventure or romantic Valentine’s Day stroll. FREE!

  • When: January 12, 2024 -March 10, 2024
  • Where: Downtown Grand Rapids. Lots of events at Ah-Nab-Awen Park located at 220 Front Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 
  • Cost: FREE!


Experience Grand Rapids during the cold-weather season during its annual World of Winter Festival!

906 Polar Roll EX | Ishpeming and Marquette |January, February and March Event in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

The Polar Roll is the largest fat-bike event in Michigan! Have you always wanted to try fat tire biking?  Now is your chance!

Don't have a fat tire bike? There are several places to rent fat tire bikes in Ishpeming (check out West End Ski and Trail) and Marquette (such as MQT Bike Rental) but we recommend renting early!

  • Who: YOU! But ya gotta sign up for the Polar Roll-EX. 
  • What: EX15, EX30, Duathlon for Dummies, IQ Test. 
  • When: Ongoing from January 13, 2024 – March 17, 2024. Start whenever you want.
  • Where: Polar Roll EX events have several different start points. 
    The EX15 and IQ Test is located at the RAMBA Trailhead (The HOB) East Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49855
    The EX30 and Duathlon for Dummies is located at the Lower Harbor Ore Dock, Marquette, Michigan 49855 

Mass Start is listed below.

Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race | Sault Ste. Marie | The I-500 is the Longest Endurance Race in the WORLD! | February Michigan

If you love races, come watch the exciting Annual International 500 Snowmobile Race located in Sault Ste. Marie this winter. Come on out to see professional racing during the 55th Running of the International 500 Snowmobile Race!


When: January 28-February 3, 2024. 

Events begin January 28, 2024 and come to a crescendo with the mac daddy of races on Saturday, February 3, 2024! #SooI500’s main event starts promptly at 10:00 a.m.

Where: I-500 Track, 984 W. 4th Avenue, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

Join thousands of drivers, sled heads, and snowmobile enthusiasts for the professional racing excitement during the annual International 500 Snowmobile Race!

The I-500 is the world’s longest, fastest, toughest, and most-exciting oval race event. Support Michigan Tourism, come on out for this Michigan event this weekend! Check their website for hours, event schedule and fun things to do and see!  Learn all about the origin of the race on Wikipedia!

57th Annual Detroit Camper RV Show | Detroit

Annual Detroit Camper RV Show. See hundreds of RVs, folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, toy haulers, fifth-wheel travel trailers and more!

  • When: January 31-February 4, 2024, Weekdays 1-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Where: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave, Novi, MI
  • Cost: $12-$13

2024 Michigan International Auto Show | Fun Indoor Car Event This February

2024 Michigan International Auto Show is THE SPOT to see the hottest new vehicles all in one place! It is one of our favorite things to do in Michigan in winter... since it's inside!  Car manufacturers from around the world will display new vehicles. It's your chance to learn what's new in the world of sedans, vans, SUV's, trucks, hybrids and sports cars.

  • When: Thursday, February 1, 2024 - Sunday, February 4, 2024
  • Where: DeVos place, Grand Rapids, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Prices: Adults $12, Children (6-14): $5

Show Hours: 

  • Thursday, February 1: 11 am-9 pm
  • Friday, February 2: 11 am-9 pm
  • Saturday, February 3: 10 am-9 pm
  • Sunday, February 4: 10 am-5 pm

Evening Snowshoe Hikes | Chippewa Nature Center | Fun Things To Do in Winter!

Morning or Evening Snowshoe Hikes -  What a great way to get outside and enjoy some fresh air and exercise! Sign up early and if there isn't any snow the Chippewa Nature Center will call to let you know it's cancelled.

  • When: February 1, 2024, February 6, 2024, February 13, 2024, February 22, 2024, and February 27, 2024 - various times.
  • Where: Chippewa Nature Center, 400 South Badour Road, Midland, MI
  • Cost: Free!! 

You still need to register and can also reserve snowshoes. I always register so I'm contacted if the event is cancelled (plus, I don't own snowshoes!) Chris and I love these free Michigan events!

Michigan Snowmobile Festival in Gaylord 2024 | Michigan’s Richest Snowmobile Fun Run

When: February 2-3, 2024

Where: 319 West Main Street, Gaylord, MI 49735

The Michigan Snowmobile Festival is a fun Northern Michigan event that focuses on the joy of snowmobiling! Come out for Michigan’s Richest Snowmobile Fun Register for free!

Sign up online or in-person during the event. You can get your registration packets  noon – 6:00 p.m. on Friday or 8:00 a.m. – noon on Saturday. 

Maps with highlighted stops and include slips to give each stop. You can start anytime but some businesses may not open until noon. In which case, just drop your slip in the locked box located outside. 

Also, you can join a guided ride at 10:30 a.m. located at the Tourism Bureau office on Saturday. Participants will be entered in a certificate drawing for the stops they go to and all slips will go in for our cash drawings. All slips will be picked up at 5:00 p.m. sharp on Saturday!

Come to the after party at the Eagles Hall at 515 S. Wisconsin Ave. from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Prize drawings will take place throughout the evening and you need to be present! 

Hog and Bear Mid-Winter Island Party

  • When: TBD. Hog and Bear Mid-Winter Island Party 
  • Where: Iron Fish Distillery, 14234 Dzuibanek Rd, Thompsonville, MI 49683

Perchville USA | Winter Festival with Live Music, ATV Races, Polar Bear Plunge! | East Tawas | Northeast Michigan

Perchville USA is FUN for the whole family! Live music in the hospitality tent, fishing tournaments, games, kids activities, cornhole tournaments, super fun ATV races, polar bear plunges and lots more!

  • When: February 2-4, 2024
  • The Family Expo will be February 3, 2024 from 11 am - 4 pm.
  • Where: Tawas Bay Beach Resort, 300 E Bay St, East Tawas, MI 48730

For more information, follow the Perchville Facebook page or call the Tawas Area Chamber of Commerce 989-362-8643.

See Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ in Concert | Kalamazoo Michigan

  • What: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone™ in Concert
  • When: February 2-3, 2024
  • Where: Miller Auditorium, 1341 Theatre Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Momentous scenes from the film play on a giant screen in high-definition while John Williams’ unforgettable score is performed by the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra. Sounds like one heck of an incredible concert! 

Looking for Michigan Winter Getaway Ideas?

Yeah we get it, Michigan winters can be harsh.  The skies can be dark, overcast, and just down right dreary. Especially by the time February arrives, Chris and I are getting a little stir crazy. SO, to combat depression or feeling cooped up, Chris and I book Michigan winter getaways just so we can cuddle up in front of a cheery fireplace, get outside to go hiking or exploring, or just enjoy a change of scenery.

It's amazing what a relaxing night away can do to boost your mood and improve your outlook. We bet you'll find your new favorite Michigan winter getaway!

Top Michigan Winter Festivals!

There's so much going on you'll never be bored this winter!

Heikki Lunta Winter Festival 2024 | Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Heikki Lunta Winter Festival is a celebration of all things winter. So many winter things to do in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

  • When: Heikki Lunta Winter Festival 2024 - February 2, 2024 - February 3, 2024
  • Where: Downtown Negaunee, Michigan

Featuring Friday night's Irontown Rail Jam, Saturday's Teal Lake Ice Fishing Tournament, activities at the UP Luge Club Lucy Hill, and Saturday's Freeze Yer Fanny Fat Tire Bike Race the weekend is going to be a blast! Embrace the winter spirit of the Upper Peninsula! 

Plymouth Ice Festival in Plymouth Michigan! See Ice Sculptures and Ice Carving This February Michigan

Plymouth Ice Festival - Grab our guide!  Did you know the Plymouth Ice Festival is one of the largest free ice festivals in Michigan?  Be sure to check out the lit ice gardens in the evenings. See over 60 ice sculptures! The Plymouth Ice Festival is one of our favorite Michigan events this weekend!

  • When: February 2 - February 4, 2024
  • Where:  Downtown Plymouth Michigan: 305 S. Main Street, Plymouth, MI 48170

Magic Ice Fest | St. Joseph Michigan

More February Michigan magic.....

When:  Friday, February 2, 2024 - Sunday, February 4, 2024
301 State Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085

Magic Ice Fest, St. Joseph wows visitors and locals with exciting ice carving competitions,  fire & ice tower, scavenger hunt and more. Fun for the whole family this Michigan winter!

30th Annual 2024 Ice Breaker Festival | South Haven Michigan

Ice Breaker Festival, South Haven, Michigan

  • WhenFebruary 2-4, 2024
  • Where: Downtown South Haven. Begin on Phoenix Street!

Come on out to West Michigan for winter fun for the whole family! This super fun Michigan winter festival offers dazzling ice sculptures, Chili Cook-off, Cardboard Sled Race, Pub Slide, outdoor ice skating, Disc Golf Tournament, S’mores Roasting, Snowsuit Fashion Competition, Frozen Fish Fling, and lots of family-friendly events and activities throughout downtown South Haven.

Be sure to watch the famous sculpting of more than 40 blocks of ice, weighing 300-600 pounds each! Be sure to enjoy the Pub Slide, with food, drink, and entertainment specials offered at participating bars and restaurants all weekend long.

2024 Winter Swap Meet | The Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club

  • When: February 2-3, 2024. Hours: Friday, February 2, 2024, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Saturday, February 3, 2024, 8 am – 2 pm
  • Where: Kalamazoo Expo Center located at 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI. 

The 2024 Winter Swap Meet The Kalamazoo Antique Auto Restorers Club is West Michigan’s largest and oldest Automotive Swap Meet!  Over 200 vendors indoors! Entrance fee.

Charlevoix Shadow Festival | Fun Michigan Winter Festival!

Charlevoix's Ground Hog Shadowfest celebrates the best of winter! So come on out to enjoy fun activities for everyone! There will be a soup contest, trivia, cocktail contest, and live music at Shadowfest!

  • When: Charlevoix Shadow Festival, February 2024 tbd, 12 - 6 p.m. 
  • Where: 109 Mason St, Charlevoix, MI 49720, Downtown Charlevoix

2024 Michigan Snowmobile Festival | Gaylord, MI

Michigan Snowmobile Festival 

  • When: Friday, February 2, 2024 through Saturday, February 3, 2024. 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
  • Where: 319 West Main Street, Gaylord, MI.  

The 2024 Michigan Snowmobile Festival is all about riding! Join up for Michigan’s Richest Snowmobile Fun Run February 2-3, 2024.  There is no cost to register.  The afterparty will take place at the Eagles Hall at 515 S. Wisconsin Ave. from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. See their website for more info. 

Ice, Wine, Beer and Blues | Downtown Marshall, MI | Southwest Michigan

Ice, Wine, Beer and Blues-Downtown Marshall, MI.

  • When: February 2-3, 2024
  • Where: Downtown Main Street in Marshall and also at Franke Center for the Arts, 214 E. Mansion Street, Marshall MI

Bundle up and walk the streets of downtown Marshall to enjoy food, drinks, music, and art. Come on out to watch master sculptor John Merucci and his team carve ice sculptures with a science fiction theme.  Awesome February Michigan event!

On Friday, enjoy beer and wine tastings in downtown Marshall from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.  You'll need to buy wristbands where you can obtain a 2 oz pour of wine or beer and appetizers from local participating restaurants. Buy your tickets early online!

On Saturday, come out to the Franke Center for the Arts for a live blues concert with Ann Arbor native Laith Al-Saadi. He was in the season 10 finale of "The Voice" for his guitar playing and singing.  Awesome live entertainment! 

Tour Scenic Eben Ice Caves This Winter!

Chris and I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the Eben Ice Caves! End of January, early February is a great time to see these caves for yourself. This natural wonder is a sight to see each winter. Plan a great Michigan winter getaway or adventure with our Eben Ice Caves guide!

Winter Blast Festival | Royal Oak City Center

Winter Blast Festival - This fun Metro Detroit event features live music, free ice skating, ice sculptures, a snow slide, learn to ski/snowboard experience, zip line, food trucks, free family activities and more. 

When: February 2-4, 2024


  • Friday, February 2: 4PM-11PM
  • Saturday, February 3: 11AM-11PM
  • Sunday, February 4: 11AM-8PM

Where: Centennial Commons (221 E 3rd St, Royal Oak, MI 48067) and the Royal Oak City Center (219 S Main St, Royal Oak, MI 48067)

Dog Sled Rides at Second Chance Musher Rescue | Ellsworth, MI

Dog Sled Rides at Second Chance Musher Rescue

When: Winter! Check the website link above for availability. 

Where: Rocky Top Farms in Ellsworth, Mi. 8642 US 31, ​Ellsworth, MI 49729
Look for their white school bus at the bottom of the hill.

Schedule your dog sled ride at the link above. Ride is approximately 2 miles in length and takes about 30 minutes. When your outdoor adventure ride is complete, you can meet the dog sled team and ask questions. Weight limit for each sled load option is 225 lbs which is strictly enforced.

Book a Winter Weekend Getaway at Treetops Resort!

Book a Winter Weekend Getaway at Treetops Resort located in Gaylord Michigan! This incredible Michigan resort offers fun outdoor winter activities such as downhill skiing, extreme tubing, dog sledding, horse-drawn carriage rides, and more! They have lodging and several restaurants on site so it's a one stop shop for relaxation and FUN! 

2024 White Pine Stampede | Shanty Creek

Come on out for this exciting ski event in northwest Michigan! Ski on professional groomed trails that weave though scenic regions of northwestern Michigan with the finish line at Shanty Creek Resort.

When: February 3, 2024
Where: Shanty Creek

  • 40K: 9:30am
  • 20K: 10:30am
  • 10K: 11:30am

Packet pickup and race starts at Mancelona High School, 9300 W Limits,  Mancelona, MI. Race ends at Shanty Creek Resort. 

Lansing Winterfest | Free Winter Activities, Live Music, Ice Sculptures and Ice Skating!

When: Each Saturday in Lansing, beginning February 3, 2024

  • Winter Block Party: Saturday, February 3, 2024 -  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. See Downtown Lansing transformed into a winter playland.
  • Brrr Crawl: Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Riverfront Party with Lansing Shuffle: Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • Fire & Ice Soiree: Saturday, February 24, 2024

Lansing Winterfest is a month-long celebration for locals and visitors to enjoy the winter season in Michigan’s Capital City! It's a great way to support local businesses, too. So, bundle up the family and come to Downtown Lansing each Saturday to enjoy free winter activities such as checking out:

  • Ice sculptures
  • Winter games
  • Local Restaurants
  • Live Music
  • Ice Skating

Indian River Winterfest | Northern Michigan Winter Activities - Sledding, Ice Skating, Live Entertainment!

When: February 3-4, 2024
Where: Cooperation Park 5454 S. Straits Hwy, Indian River, MI.

Indian River Winterfest offers family fun! Enjoy Pond Hockey Tournament, Free Ice Skating, Sledding Hill, Entertainment, Refreshment tent with music. Winterfest is easily accessible by both snowmobile from the rails to trails and by vehicle.

Tree Tops Dog Sledding | Gaylord MI in Northern Michigan | Perfect Romantic Winter Getaway! 

Embrace Winter by going dog sledding at Tree Tops Resort

When: February 3, 4, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2024. Dates may fill up.
The Treetops Resort

Reserve your space. Perfect romantic winter getaway or romantic horse drawn sleigh rides in Michigan!

Ice Breaker Festival | South Haven Michigan

When: February 3, 2024, 10 am - 1:00 pm

Where: Michigan Maritime Museum

Kids activities, meet the Coast Guard Auxiliary, watch a screening of The Finest Hours at 12:00 p.m.

Market at the Pavilion | Boyne City, MI | Shop Goods from Farmers, Bakers, Entrepreneurs and Artists! | Northwest MI

When: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 

  • February 3, 2024
  • February 10, 2024
  • February 17, 2024
  • February 24, 2024  

Where: Veterans Park Pavilion, 207 N Lake St, Boyne City, MI, United States

Come on out to Veterans Park Pavilion every Saturday to shop local vendors. Shop Northern Michigan’s farmers, bakers, entrepreneurs and artists in a fabulous market with live music that beginning at 10 am. Stop in to see why they are the Finest Market in the North!

Kiwanis Park Sledding & S’mores | Harbor Springs, MI | Winter Fun!

When: February 2024 tbd. 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Where: Kiwanis Park, 1100 Arbor St, Harbor Springs, MI

Kiwanis Park Sledding & S’mores is a great outdoor adventure for the whole family!

2024 Ice Time Festival | Dowagiac | See Ice Carving in Southwest Michigan

  • When: February 3, 2024, 9 am - 4:00 pm.
  • Where: Dowagiac's Central Business District downtown

Things to do at Ice Time Festival

  • Celebrate winter fun by watching ice carvers produce "cool" works of art from huge 300 pound blocks of ice!  
  • Warm your hands at the campfire! 
  • Enjoy gooey s’mores and restaurant samples during the annual Chili Crawl. 
  • Check out "Out of Hibernation" promotions offered by downtown Dowagiac stores and shops. 
  • Children's activities, crafts and games galore in the downtown area.

Want to Try Michigan Dog Sledding?

Michigan Dog Sledding is a fun experience for family and a very romantic date for couples!  Michigan Dog Sledding and Races: Where to Experience in Upper and Lower Peninsula! (Top Winter Things To Do!)

Where to Go Snow Tubing in Michigan! February Michigan Fun!

If you love skiing, check out these awesome places to go Snow Tubing in Michigan this winter!

More Fun February Michigan Events!

So many family friendly outdoor activities this winter!  Bundle up to make family memories this February in our awesome mitten state! 

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Winter 2024 Events | Guided Snowshoe Hikes | Michigan's Upper Peninsula

WhenFebruary 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2024 at 2 p.m.
Where: Meet at the end of the Upper Falls parking area near the bonfire.  Tahquamenon Falls State Park, 24019 Upper Falls Drive, Paradise, MI 49768

Get outside for some exercise this winter. Enjoy beautiful Michigan winter scenery with a Guided Snowshoe Hike of the Upper Falls!  Put on your snowshoes and enjoy a free guided hike through the snowy forests of the Upper Falls.  A limited number of snowshoes are available to borrow (first come, first served). 

Tahquamenon Falls State Park Winter 2024 Events - Lantern-lit Snowshoeing | Date Night Idea This Winter

When: February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2024 at 6-8:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at the end of the Upper Falls parking area near the bonfire.  Tahquamenon Falls State Park, 24019 Upper Falls Drive, Paradise, MI 49768

Bundle up and come to to enjoy a self-guided wintertime experience snowshoeing a 1-mile trail lit by over 70 kerosene lanterns every Saturday in February. What a lovely date night idea this winter! Trail head is located near the Upper Falls restroom building. You may also ski the trail! Bring a headlamp and enjoy refreshments by the bonfire between laps.

Grab our Guide to Winter at Tahquamenon Falls!

Grab our Guide to Winter at Tahquamenon Falls!

Winter at Tahquamenon Falls is absolutely breathtaking!  It's a completely different world. Even if you've traveled to Tahquamen Falls every summer since you were 7, if you haven't seen it in the winter, well, it's absolutely breathtaking. The falls are exquisite, the tourists are practically non-existent, and you will see some of the most lovely trails and scenery Michigan has to offer. 

2024 The Michigan Ice Fest | Ice Climbing Festival in Munising Michigan

The Michigan Ice Fest 

  • When: February 7-11, 2024
  • Where: Festival Headquarters is at the Munising Community Center, located at Alger Parks & Recreation, 413 Maple St, Unit 1, Munising, MI 49862

The Michigan Ice Fest is held at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, near Munising Michigan, in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. 

One of the oldest ice climbing festivals in the country, with teaching and presentations. Great way to increase your skills, gain some valuable knowledge, and get on some amazing ice, all the while being instructed by one of the country’s best alpinist/ice climbers.  Have a drink with an athlete, enjoy Munising and Pictured Rocks! 

2024 Michigan Tech Winter Carnival, Houghton | HUGE Snow Sculptures, Broomball, Winter Activities! | Michigan's Upper Peninsula 

**Grab our Guide to Michigan Tech Winter Carnival, Houghton, MI!

  • When: February 7–10, 2024. 
  • Where: Michigan Tech, 1400 Townsend Dr, Houghton, MI 49931
  • 2024 Theme: "From Forests to Shores We Love the Outdoors"

Winter Carnival in Michigan's Upper Peninsula started in 1922 and is now one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation!  Featuring dozens of huge, intricate snow statues all around campus and the community, this event also brings together students to participate in broomball, comedy skits for live entertainment, sleigh rides, a queen coronation, and lots of winter fun.  One of the best things to do in Michigan in winter!

(Combine this with the Tahquamenon Falls Snowshoe walk on February 11 listed above for a fantastic Michigan winter getaway or winter vacation!)

Harbor Springs Ice Fest 2024: Ice Sculptures, Horse Drawn Hay Rides and Family Friendly Games and Activities | Northern Michigan

When:  February 9, 2024 - February 10, 2024

Where: Downtown Harbor Springs and at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, 102 E Bay St, Harbor Springs, MI 49740 

Harbor Springs Ice Fest 2024 -Start  Ice Fest with a fun trivia night at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant on Friday at 6pm.  Park in Downtown Harbor Springs to enjoy festive horse-drawn hay rides and your picture taken on the Ice Throne! Take your family to enjoy over 30 ice sculptures located in Downtown Harbor Springs. Oh, and there will be exciting Dueling Chainsaws!  Come on out to Zorn Park for interactive ice park and ice sculptures, ice carving demonstrations, and ice games. 

Taste the Passion: Food & Wine Event | Northern Michigan

When: February 9-10, 2024;12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Where: The Homestead Resort, 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636

Taste the Passion: Wine lovers everywhere will celebrate the perfect pairings, offered at each participating winery. Presented by the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail.

Valentine's Day Dinner, Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo

  • When: February 9-14, 2024. 
  • Where: Henderson Castle, 100 Monroe St, Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Valentine's Day Dinner, Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo. We can't think of a more fun (and romantic) way to celebrate Valentine's Day in Southwest Michigan!  This romantic location is also a fantastic Michigan getaway spot for you and your loved one. Enjoy dining by candlelight with a sprinkle of rose petals on your table.  Did we mention this Valentine's Day dinner is in a historic castle? How cool is that?

Check their website for more info and book your Valentine's Day Dinner!  Perfect February Michigan dinner date possibility!

2024 West Michigan Golf Show | Grand Rapids, MI | February Michigan Event

West Michigan Golf Show, fun for the whole family!

When: February 9-11, 2024 

Show Hours:

  • Friday, February 9, 2024: 2pm - 8pm
  • Saturday, February 10, 2024: 9am - 6pm
  • Sunday, February 11, 2024: 10am - 3pm

Where: DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Admission Fees: Adults are $12 and kids 14 and under are FREE.

Discover Michigan's top golf equipment dealers, Michigan golf courses and Michigan top golf resorts! Plan this summer's golf outings and getaways! Tee off for the first time of the season, right inside DeVos Place.

Chocolate Covered Boyne | Boyne City, MI

Chocolate Covered Boyne - February 2024 tbd.

Downtown Boyne City Boyne City, MI! Join Boyne City Main Street as they celebrate everything chocolate! What a great way to celebrate an early Valentine's Day!

Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2024! | Kalamazoo Michigan

  • Bowl for Kids’ Sake is about having fun to help kids continue on a positive path. It is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ largest national fundraiser. Build your bowling team from your family, friends, or co-workers. 

Kalamazoo Events

  • When: Saturday, February 10, 2024 | 11:30AM, 2PM, 4:30PM
  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 2PM, 4:30PM
  • Where: Revel & Roll West – 4500 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

GKAR Event

  • When: Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 11:30AM
  • Where: Revel & Roll West – 4500 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

2024 Alpena Ice Festival | See Ice Sculptures, Bonfire and Snow Activities for Kids, Adults and the Whole Family!

When: Saturday, February 10, 2024!
Where: Downtown Alpena and Mich-e-kewis Park, 1302 S State Ave, Alpena, MI 49707

Alpena Ice Festival - See incredible ice sculptures throughout downtown Alpena and Mich-e-kewis Park! The event begins at Mich-e-ke-wis Park at 11 am with ice sculptures on display by Ice Creations of Napoleon, Ohio. Come warm up by a lovely bonfire by Alpena Fire Department, demonstrations, food and fun, and ice and snow related activities for kids, adults and the family. 

2024 Riverfront Saginaw Winter Brew Festival | Mid MI

  • 2024 Riverfront Saginaw Winter Brew Festival. Come sample awesome local Michigan brews and breweries! Enjoy samples while checking out the food vendors and gift shops.

When: February 10, 2024, 4 pm-9 pm

Where: SVRC Marketplace, 203 S Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48607

Cost: $20 for a souvenir pint glass and drink tickets good for (6) - 4 oz pours. 

Lamb of God | Music Performance in Kalamazoo

When: February 10, 2024, 7:30 pm

Where: James W. Miller Auditorium, 1903 W Michigan Ave. 1341 Theatre Dr. Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Ticket Prices: $18–$30

During previous Easter seasons, stirring performances of Rob Gardner’s oratorio, Lamb of God, left Kalamazoo audiences spellbound. Discover why this miraculous combination of song, music, and the spoken word has the power to transform.

Benzie Winterfest | Winterfest Parade, Outhouse Race, Poker Run and More This February Michigan!

  • Benzie Winterfest – Get ready for the Outhouse Race! Enter the Chili Contest, Join the Winterfest Parade and Poker Run! Lots of fun February Michigan activities such as face painting, fireworks, food, Frozen Fish Toss, games, hay ride, ice fishing, shopping and more this winter!

When: February 10, 2024. 8:00 am-8:00 pm.

Where: Village Park, Beulah, 273 S. Benzie Blvd., Beulah, MI, 49617

Modales Sweetheart Artisan Market | Modales Wintery in Fennville

When: February 10, 2024 at 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Where: Modales Winery, 2128 62nd St, Fennville, MI

Love is in the air at Modales Winery! Come on out for the 1st Artisan Market of 2024!

2024 4th Annual Mardi Gras Bar Crawl | Downtown Grand Rapids

  • Annual Mardi Gras Bar Crawl in Downtown Grand Rapids

When: February 10, 2024, 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  

Where: The BOB, 20 Monroe Avenue Northwest Grand Rapids, MI 49503. 

Get your tickets early! Be wowed as Grand Rapids transforms into Bourbon Street for a huge Mardi Gras celebration and party! Super fun February Michigan event with green, purple, and gold New Orleans style!

2024 Hartland Township Winterfest

  • Hartland Township Winterfest – Celebrate the winter season! Bring your family to enjoy sledding, entertainment, food, and ice skating. The night will conclude with a fireworks show at dusk.

When:  February 10, 2024 at 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. | Free.

Where: Heritage Park, 12439 Highland Road.

Cost: Free!

Artist Lillian Schwartz at The Henry Ford Museum

  • The Henry Ford Museum - Lillian Schwartz, Whirlwind of Creativity. Come see the work of multimedia artist, Lillan Schwartz during this special exhibit.

When: Throughout the month, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Where: The Henry Ford Museum, 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124‑5029

2024 Airsoft Biathlon | Crystal Mountain

When: February 11, 2024. Check in at 12:30 - 2:30pm.

Where: Crystal Mountain's Cross Country Center, 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. Thompsonville, Michigan 49683

Come on out for a fun event that combines airsoft and cross-country skiing! The Airsoft Biathlon involves skiing the one-mile long ski trail loop with two target stations. Must be 8 years or older to participate. You can win several metals for best overall, best ski time, and most targets hit for both men and women.

Cost: $25 per person. Includes cross-country ski equipment rental and airsoft equipment.

When: Staggered start times begin every five minutes in groups up to four people between the hours of 1-3 pm. 

Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner & Concert | The Ford House

When: February 14, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Where: Lake Shore Room (Visitor Center) at the Ford House, 1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236

Indulge in a signature cocktail and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a delicious three-course dinner, and champagne with dessert.

Live music by White Pines

Michigan Valentines Day Ideas and Things To Do!

Don't forget Valentine's Day on February 14, 2024!  We have lots of fun date night ideas and things to do this Valentine's Day!

Labatt Blue Up Pond Hockey Championship | St. Ignace, MI (Upper Peninsula) | 4-on-4 Pond Hockey Championships.

When: February 15-18, 2024

Where: 587 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI. 2023

The Labatt Blue Up Pond Hockey Championship marks the 17th year of the tournament beginning in 2007.  See approximately 150 teams participate!  Teams come from as far away as Florida and Texas!

2024 UP200, Midnight Run, and Jack Pine 30 | Incredible Sled Dog Races in Marquette Michigan

UP200, Midnight run, and Jack Pine 30 - Incredible sled dog races. What an incredible Upper Peninsula Michigan event! You can watch at the Marquette Welcome Center Outside Viewing area!

  • The UP200 - February 15-19, 2024. Come out to what an incredible 12-dog mid-distance race that covers 228 miles of challenging terrain. This race is an Iditarod qualifier.
  • The Midnight Run - February 15-19, 2024. Watch an 8-dog race that covers 82 miles. 
  • The Jack Pine 30 - February 17, 2024. Cheer on a 6-dog race that covers 26 miles.

Grab more details from our Michigan Winter Festivals page!

The Man in Black - A Tribute to Johnny Cash | Fisher Theater in Detroit February Michigan Events

  • See The Man in Black - A Tribute to Johnny Cash at the Fisher Theater in Detroit! Watch as Shawn Barker performs a faithful and incredible version of the legendary singer, with the same baritone voice, an uncanny resemblance and recreated mannerisms. 

When: February 16, 2024 at 8:00 pm. The Man in Black - A Tribute to Johnny Cash.

Where: 3011 W Grand Blvd F1, Detroit, MI 48202

Cool Trivia: Did you know the Fisher Theater opened in 1928? Plus, you can tour the Fisher Theater?

Ice Safari at Potter Park Zoo | See Magnificent Animal Ice Carvings This February Michigan

  • Ice Safari at Potter Park Zoo! 
  • When: February 17, 2024 - February 18, 2024.
  • Where: Potter Park Zoo, 1301 S. Pennsylvania Ave, Lansing, MI 48912

Discover the magic of winter at the zoo during the family-friendly Ice Safari event! The zoo will be transformed into an enchanting wonderland featuring stunning animal ice carvings. 

2024 8th Annual Wine Not? Wine Festival | Kalamazoo, Michigan

Wine Not? Wine Festival- Fun things to do in March! 

When: February 17, 2024, 6-9 pm 

Where:  Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive Kalamazoo, MI

Sample several wines and there's also a VIP option! Check details on their website.

See Breathtaking Frozen Waterfalls in Michigan's Upper Peninsula!

Frozen Waterfalls

February is the perfect time to explore Michigan's Frozen Waterfalls!  As such, Chris and I love embarking on an Upper Peninsula getaway, especially in the winter! 

Polar Roll – Mass Start | Ishpeming Michigan | Upper Peninsula

The Polar Roll is the largest fat-bike event in Michigan! See Winter Fat Tire Racing!

Start training for the 15 or 30 miles of machine groomed singletrack, that can be conquered by bike or on foot. Anyone can sign up for the Polar Roll-MS. Start planning today!

Indoor seating and an aid station are available inside the Ishpeming High School cafeteria. 

  • When: February 17, 2024 
  • Where: All events start and end at Ishpeming High School, 319 East Division Street, Ishpeming, Michigan 49855
  • Routes: Will not be released until the week of the event.

2024 Meijer State Games of Michigan | Freestyle Race

When: February 17, 2024
Where: Forbush Corner, 4971 County Road 612, Frederic, MI 49733

Register early for the Cross Country Skiing - Freestyle Race. Registration deadline is February 15th at 7:00 PM.  You must register online. 


  • 10:00 AM - 16k start
  • 10:30 AM - 5k start

2024 Meijer State Games of Michigan | Classic Race at Hanson Hills Recreational Area

When: February 18, 2024
Where: Hanson Hills Recreational Area, 7601 Old Lake Rd, Grayling, MI 49738

This exciting Michigan Cup Event includes Men's and Women's 14km Classic. There will be 5 waves and you can choose your wave. You will need to register early and online.

Owl Prowl | Sarett Nature Center | Southwest Michigan

Owl Prowl at Sarett Nature Center should be a HOOT!

When: February 17, Saturday, 7:00-8:00 PM

Where: Sarett Nature Center, 2300 N Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

It is the start of the nesting season for owls, so they begin being very vocal at night! Join Sarett naturalists to learn about owls! Embark along the trails to look, listen, and call for owls. Call to register, 269-927-4832.

Alpenfrost | Fun Winter Festival in Gaylord MI

  • Alpenfrost celebrates the heart of the winter season in the Alpine Village. Enjoy a fun-filled day of excitement for the whole family at Alpenfrost! Start your day with the Frosty 5k and warm your hands (and your soul!) with the fun Hot Cocoa Crawl.  There will also be a tasty soup cook off, followed by a relaxing paint and sip.  Oh, and of course, karaoke!

When: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Where: Alpine Village, E Main St, Gaylord, MI 49735

So, dress warmly and head to northern lower Michigan's Alpine Village of Gaylord! It's a great year-round destination for shoppers and outdoor enthusiasts alike.

2024 Annual Train Show and Sale | Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club

  • Annual Train Show and Sale: Hosted by the Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club.

When:  February 17-18, 2024, Saturday 10am - 4pm. Sunday 10am - 3pm. 

Where: Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline, Michigan

Ticket Price: $7 Cash

Come on out to the Midwest's largest model railroad flea market, with more than 300 tables! This show draws model railroaders, collectors, and train buffs to display, trade, and sell model railroad equipment and memorabilia. There will be a kids' zone, displays of model trains and clinics.

2024 Shipshewana On the Road | Kalamazoo County Expo Center | Food, Gifts and Craft Show | Southwest MI

  • Shipshewana On the Road - Kalamazoo County Expo Center. Pile in the car and head to Kalamazoo for a fun girls day out! Shopping, snacking and fun galore!

When: February 17-18, 2024. Sat: 9:00AM - 6:00PM and Sun: 10:00AM - 5:00PM.

Where: 2900 Lake St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048.  Tickets sold at door or online.

Everett Kircher Cup | Boyne Mountain, MI | Ski Event

  • Everett Kircher Cup - Incredible ski event in northwest Michigan
  • When: February 18, 2024
  • Where: Boyne Mountain, MI. 

This ski event is named after the founder of Boyne Resorts, Everett Kircher. The Kircher Cup Slalom attracts top racers from all across the United States.  There will be divisions for men and women as well as age categories.

Top Michigan Bridal Shows and Expos!

Grab our list (and map) of the Top Michigan Bridal Shows and Expos! Gain inspiration and meet vendors for your cake, wedding dresses, wedding venues, decorations, DJ and more!

Bridal Celebrations Bridal Show | Ford Field, Detroit

When: February 18, 2024 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Where:  Ford Field, 2000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226

This is THE HOTSPOT to meet with 100+ exhibitors to plan your wedding day! You can find caterers, the perfect wedding gown and a whole host of wedding professionals that can create a unique and breathtaking event for your special day.

Snowshoes, Vines and Wines at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay Michigan | FUN February Michigan Event!

When: Sunday, February 18, 2024, Weather permitting, no reservations are needed. Onsite snowshoe rentals are available 12 PM – 4 PM

Where: Black Star Farms, 10844 E. Revold Rd., Suttons Bay, Michigan

  • Snowshoes, Vines and Wines at Black Star Farms Suttons Bay! Explore their lovely trails, then warm up with a glass of mulled wine on the heated Terrace Patio. After an afternoon on the trails blanketed in snow, enjoy delicious soup in the tasting room or enjoy a wood-fired pizza at Bistro Polaris. This is a great opportunity to enjoy Michigan winter while exploring Black Star Farms' woods, orchards, and vineyards. This fun, adventurous Michigan wintertime event is a great date day or getaway idea!

One in a Lifetime Experience: February Michigan Sleigh Rides!

If you want something seriously cool to do this winter, go on a horse drawn sleigh ride!  It's fun for all ages so it's a perfect winter family activity or a romantic winter getaway for couples! 

Best Michigan Sleigh Rides - Where to Experience Horse Drawn Carriage Adventures in MI (Top Winter Things To Do!)

More February Michigan Events and Awesome Things to Do in Michigan in Winter

Winter Wanderland in Downtown Midland, MI

  • Winter Wanderland in Downtown Midland, MI - The ice games and sculptures will be set up by 2:00 p.m. Enjoy them until they melt! Make sure to grab a warm (or cold, we don’t judge) adult beverage from a participating Commons businesses to enjoy while wandering the sculptures. Free! Oh, there will also be live ice carving 2-4pm

When: Saturday, February 2024 tbd

Where: Downtown Midland Michigan

Pretty Woman | Fisher Theater in Detroit February Michigan Events

After delighting audiences on Broadway, Vivian and Edward are bringing their whirlwind romance on their first national tour! Come see Pretty Woman!

When: February 20 - 25, 2024

Where: 3011 W Grand Blvd F1, Detroit, MI 48202

Cottage & Lakefront Living Show - Detroit

When: February 22-25, 2024

Where: Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River, Avenue, Novi, MI 48374

  • Thursday, February 22, 2024: 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Friday, February 23, 2024: 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, February 24, 2024: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sunday, February 25, 2024: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Cottage & Lakefront Living Show show caters to those interested in purchasing, building, or simply enjoying a cottage or lake house. The show gathers an array of exhibitors, including builders, designers, home furnishings, realtors, boats and docks, vacation home services, and financing options, all under one roof. It's the perfect southeast Michigan spring show for finding everything you need!

Ticket Prices: Children $5, Adults $12. 

Your ticket includes FREE crossover admission to Outdoorama!

Harbor Springs Restaurant Week, February 23 - March 3

Harbor Springs Restaurant Week, February 23 - March 3, 2024

Detroit Restaurant Week 2024

  • Detroit Restaurant Week 2024 

When: February 2024 tbd
Where: tbd

Detroit Restaurant Week is celebration of fantastic dining showcasing locally-sourced, specially-designed three-course meals and several other exciting menu options. This sounds like a perfectly tasty February Michigan event! 

2024 Traverse City Restaurant Week

  • When:  February 25, 2024 - March 2, 2024 
  • Where: list coming soon

Many local restaurants will be pulling out all the stops to create mouth-watering specialties (at special prices, too!) for your culinary enjoyment. From quesadillas to quinoa, from tenderloin to tempura, you'll be sure to find something to savor. Thanks for supporting Traverse City and dining locally!

Try the Artisan Restaurant located at ​615 East Front St, Traverse City MI 49686. It's our favorite!

2024 Great Lakes Comic-Convention | 

  • Love super heroes, comic books, cosplay and pop culture? 
    Great Lakes Comic-Convention is the perfect February Michigan indoor event! 

When: February 23, 2024, 5PM TO 9PM and February 24, 2023, 10AM TO 6PM
Where: Macomb Community College, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road, Warren, Michigan.

Tickets: $20-$40 per person.

See Special Guests:

  • WWE Legend Honky Tonk Man
  • Noah Hathaway - Atreyu from the Never Ending Story
  • Steve Lavigne and Jim Lawson - The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Noah Sult - The Last Ronin
  • Angel Medina - Venom, Spawn
  • Keith Pollard - The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, Fantastic Four
  • Guy Gilchrist - Jim Henson's Cartoonist, The Muppets, Fraggle Rock
  • Tim Vigil and David Quinn - Creators of Faust
  • Jason Moore - Elvira, Evil Ernie and lots more!

2024 Michigan Nordic Fire Festival

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival: See our experience! 

  • When: February 23-25, 2024. Friday 5pm-11pm; Saturday 10am -11pm and Sunday 11am- 4pm.
  • Where: Eaton County Fairgrounds, 1025 Cochran Ave, Charlotte, MI 48813.  

Freakin' awesome Viking experience! Chris and I went to the Michigan Nordic Fire festival last year and loved it! See spear throwing, archery, reenactments, axe throwing, dog sledding, music and competitions! 

Mead Hall will be open Friday 5pm - 11pm; Saturday 12pm - 11pm and Sunday 2pm- 4pm 

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival Schedule and Tickets (Feast, Ship Burning, Fire Shows)

Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival 2024

Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival, more than 100 Michigan breweries participate in the festival

  • When: February 24, 2024, from 1-6pm. 
  • Where: LMCU Ballpark, Comstock Park, 4500 W River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321 

Monster Truck Events-Monster Jam in Detroit!

Monster Truck Events-Monster Jam is in Detroit (Ford Field)

When: Feb 24 - 25, 2024

Where: Ford Field, 2000 Brush St. Detroit, MI 48226

This awesome monster truck show is all across America!

See an Underwater Crucifix in Petoskey!

If the ice is thick enough, usually around the end of February, you can see an incredible 11-foot tall crucifix, with a 5-foot 5-inch figure of Jesus Christ below 21 feet of water!

  • Located about 800 feet offshore near the Petoskey breakwall at Bayfront Park is the Italian white marble crucifix, the only known freshwater-underwater crucifix in the United States!

The crucifix came to Petoskey in 1962 and was placed underwater by the Superior Marine Divers Club to honor Charles Raymond, a Southgate diver who drowned in Torch Lake and to remember those who have perished at sea.

If you want to see the underwater crucifix, check the local Chamber of Commerce and Visitors’ Bureau web sites for dates and information. (I even call to verify) If the event is happening, a tent will be set up at the viewing areas and the crucifix will be lit from below.


Awesome Upper Peninsula Events and Things to do in February in Northern Michigan

Trenary Outhouse Classic

Trenary Outhouse Classic  

  • When: February tbd 2024
    Where: Trenary, Michigan.

Festivities begin at 12 pm and the races begin at 2 pm. Build your own outhouse or cheer on the races! Get Buck Wild at Da Turdieth Ever!

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Event Centers in Michigan

Still bored? Don't forget to check these Michigan event centers/theaters/auditoriums across Michigan for concerts, events, shows or comedy entertainment! 

Here are a few Michigan event centers to inspire you!  

  • Cobo Hall-Detroit
  • Midland Center for the Arts-Midland
  • Dow Gardens-Midland
  • Kalamazoo State Theatre
  • Fire Keepers Casino
  • Soaring Eagle Casino-Mt. Pleasant
  • Wings Event Center-Kalamazoo
  • Miller Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Civic Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Chenery Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Kellogg Arena-Battle Creek
  • LMC Mendel Center-Benton Harbor
  • Franke Center for the Arts-Marshall
  • The Bob-Grand Rapids
  • Van Andel-Grand Rapids
  • Devos Place-Grand Rapids
  • Dow Event Center-Saginaw

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