The Ultimate 2019 Guide of February Michigan Events

The ULTIMATE SOURCE of 2019 February Michigan events! Grab our 35 Boredom Zapping Ideas for things to do in Michigan! 

Destinations: Detroit, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Traverse City, Charlevoix, Houghton, Midland, South Haven, St. Joseph and more!  

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

Yeah, I get it, it's winter.  It's cold. But so what? I mean, that's why you bought that super cute winter coat with the buttons that matches your favorite warm fuzzy gloves and fluffy scarf.  You DID plan to wear them outside, right? 

They want to be used!!!! So, bundle up, get outside and explore your favorite cities in the dead of winter.  Because who knows, you just might have a fantastic adventure!

February Michigan Events 2019

  1. Michigan International Auto Show, DeVos place, Grand Rapids, Jan 31-Feb 3, 2019.
  2. North American Snow Festival, Cadillac, MI, Jan 31-Feb 2, Speed Fishing Tournament on Lake Mitchell, chili cookoff, more!
  3. Shadowfest, Charlevoix, Feb 1-2, 2019
  4. Ice, Wine, Beer and Blues-Feb 1-2, 2019, Downtown Marshall
  5. Mt. Clemens Ice Carving Show, Feb 1-3, 2019, Ice carving demos.
  6. 49th annual International 500 Snowmobile Race, Sault Ste. Marie, Jan 26-Feb 2, 2019; Ever seen a snowmobile race at speeds upward of 100 mph? Vintage snowmobile show and so much more!
  7. Alpenfrost, Gaylord, Feb. 1-2, 2019, Soup cook off, Frosty K run, ice skating, beer festival!
  8. Charlevoix Ground Hog Shadow Fest, Feb 1-2, 2019-Candlelight walks, games, beer tent and live music.
  9. Ice Breaker Festival, South Haven, Feb 1-3, 2019, Ice Sculptures, fab ice sculptures, Chili Cook-off, Cardboard Sled Races, Pub Slide, outdoor ice skating, horse drawn wagon rides, s’mores roasting and so much more throughout downtown South Haven.
  10. Magic Ice Fest, St. Joseph, Feb 1-3, 2019 Ice carving competitions, Fire and Ice Party, frozen fish toss, ice bowling.
  11. Treetops Beer & Wine Festival, Gaylord, Feb 3, 2019, Features over 40 Michigan breweries.
  12. Wine Not, Winter Wine FestivalWMU Bernhard Center, Kalamazoo, Feb 2, 2019
  13. Chinese New Year Celebration of Kalamazoo, Chenery Auditorium,  Kalamazoo, Feb 2, 2019, Lion Dance, Chinese traditional yo-yo performance, traditional Chinese songs and dance, martial arts and contemporary music. 
  14. Annual Snow Party Hosted by the Portage Youth Advisory Committee,  Oakland Drive Park, Feb 2, 2019 Sledding and a snowman building contest!  Build, decorate and bring your own cardboard sled!  Prizes for best-in-show for both contests, as well as the fastest cardboard sled!  
  15. Winter Auto Swap Meet, Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo, Expo Center, Feb 2-3, 2019
  16. Holland Outdoor Winter Market-first and third Saturdays Jan-April (Feb 4 and Feb 18, 2019).  Fill bags with winter squash, root vegetables and dried beans.
  17. Michigan Tech Winter Carnival, Houghton, Feb 6-9, 2019 This fantastic winter celebration features snow statues, broom ball, human ice bowling, comedy skits and a Queen coronation.  
  18. Annual Detroit Camper RV Show, Feb 6-10, 2019, Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi, MI-Check out more than 280 RV's, Campers, Motor homes and toy haulers.
  19. Wilderness Sleigh Ride and Dinner, The Treetops Resort, Gaylord, Feb 9-23, 2019. (see website, select dates)
  20. Chelsea Chocolate Extravaganza, Feb 9, 2019, Downtown businesses throughout Chelsea offer free chocolate tastings, sale prices on chocolate-themed merchandise, and family activities.  
  21. Ice Carving Festival: Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation CommissionCounty Farm Park, Feb 9, 2019, Area college ice carving teams compete using flamethrowers, chainsaws, and other tools to shape large blocks of ice. 
  22. Old Town Chocolate Walk, Lansing, Feb 10, 2019
  23. Valentine's Day Dinner, Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo, Feb 14-16, 2019
  24. UP200, Marquette, Feb 14-18, 2019, Midnight run and sled dog races.

More February Michigan Events

    25. Romancing the Riesling, The Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Feb 16, 2019. 
    26.Annual Winter Fleece Fair: Spinner's Flock, , Feb 16, 2019Check out Michigan-grown fibers for spinning and felting and handspun yarns. Supplies for spinning, weaving, knitting, and felting. See demos throughout the day. 
    27. Annual Train Show and Sale: Ann Arbor Model Railroad Club, Saline Middle School, 7190 N. Maple, Saline, Feb. 16 & 17. The Midwest's largest model railroad flea market, with more than 400 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.
    28. Aqua Freeze Festival, St. Clair Shores, Lake Saint Clair's Nautical Mile, Feb 16-17, 2019, carriage rides, ice skating, crafts and vendors.  Polar Plunge!
    29. 906 Polar Roll, Feb 20, 2019, Marquette County's Winter Fat Tire Racing with a big after-party!
    30. West Michigan Home and Garden Show, Grand Rapids, Devos, Feb 28-Mar 3, 2019
    31.The Detroit Boat Show Cobo Center, Detroit, MI, Feb 16-24, 2019-One of the largest boat shows in Michigan.
    32. Winter Beer Festival, Fifth Third Ball Park, Comstock Park (North of Grand Rapids), Feb 22-23, 2019-This exciting festival features more than 125 Michigan breweries and brewpubs.
    33. Great Lakes Comic-Con, Macomb Community College, Warren, Feb 22-23, 2019.  Love super heroes, comic books, cosplay and pop culture?  
    34. Grosse Ile Winterfest, Water's Edge County Club, Grosse Ile Twp, Feb 23, 2019, Ice skating, snowman building contest, bonfire an chili cook-off. 
    35.Traverse City Restaurant Week, Feb 25-March 3, 2019, Participating restaurants will offer three-course meals for $25 or $35 per person. This is your chance to experience the culinary wonders of the region at an affordable price! 


  • Black Star Farms Premium Wine and Cheese Tasting, Jan 11-Apr 28, 2019

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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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