10 Things To Do this Weekend: February 14th-16th
It is Valentine’s Weekend. There are a lot of events that you could take your sweetheart to this weekend. We have ice, snow, golf, fishing, roller derby, ice skating, comedy, beer, and music!
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
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Various Locations in Downtown Grand Rapids
Friday, February 14th, 2020 - 12:00 Noon through Friday, February 21st, 2020 - 9:00 pm
As part of the World of Winter Celebration, check out a gallery of ice in Downtown Grand Rapids! This annual attraction showcases over 50 ice sculptures all throughout Downtown. You can do a self-guided tour of these amazing works of art... or join one of our ice sculpture walking tours to learn about their sub-zero backstories! Check out the website for more information.
West Michigan Golf Show
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 14th, 2020 - 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 - 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, February 16th, 2020 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Adults $10 Online or $12 at the Door, Adult Twilight Rate $8 at the Door the last 2 hours each day, Juniors 14 & Under Free
For over 30 years, West Michigan has started their golf season off right with the West Michigan Golf Show. With the area’s top equipment dealers, courses and resorts, you can plan your entire summer of golf, and even tee off for the first time of the season, all inside DeVos Place.
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins vs. The Cleveland Monsters
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 14th, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $16.00
Come out on Valentine's Day for a Griffins game! Because it is Friday there will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. It will also be College Night.
Grand Raggidy Roller Derby
MSA Woodland, 2100 28th St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49508
Friday, February 14th, 2020 - 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
This special Friday night game is on Valentine's Day and whether you love or hate it, are single or taken, MSA Woodland is the place to be that night! As a single header, doors will open at 7:00 and the game starts at 7:30. Cheer for GRRD skaters on either the Black or Teal team as they mix it up and face off against each other.
Comedian Dana Gould
Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 14th, 2020 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 - 5:30 pm, 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm
Cost: Tickets are $15.00-$20.00 depending on show time
Between Comedy Central, HBO and Showtime, Dana Gould has six solo stand-up comedy specials to his credit. He has appeared on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Conan," and "Real Time with Bill Maher." As an actor, Dana has had memorable turns on "Seinfeld," "Parks and Rec," and is one of the few actors to play his live-action self on "Family Guy." Despite all this, stand-up remains a focal point of Dana’s career, and he continues to perform regularly across the country. His most recent album, "Mr. Funnyman," is one of the top-rated comedy albums on iTunes.
Free Fishing Weekend
Various Lakes around Michigan
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 through Monday, February 17th, 2020
Michigan's annual winter Free Fishing Weekend is coming up! And the Michigan DNR has added an extra day this year, Monday the 17th, to coincide with a changeover to a new license sales system. (The DNR asks everyone to note that license sales, both online and in stores, will be unavailable from Saturday, Feb. 15, through noon Tuesday, Feb. 18.) From Saturday, February 15th through Monday, February 17th, residents and non-residents can fish on both inland and Great Lakes' waters for free in Michigan. A license is not required, but the DNR says all other fishing regulations still apply. Throughout the weekend as well, the regular Recreation Passport entry fee that grants vehicle access to Michigan’s 103 state parks and more than 1,300 DNR-managed boating access sites will be waived.
Beer Month GR
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 through Sunday, March 15th, 2020
Savor the Craft during a month-long celebration of Grand Rapids' exceptional craft beer scene. Highlights include Cool Brews. Hot Eats, the 15th Annual Winter Beer Festival, Sounds of Beer City which features live music at the breweries, and plenty of other beer-centric events at Grand Rapids craft breweries.
Gun Lake Winterfest
Yankee Springs State Park, 2104 S. Briggs Rd., Middleville, MI 49333
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 - 10:00 am-6:00 pm
The 2020 Winterfest will include many of the classics that have made this festival popular. These include an opening ceremony from the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians, the polar bear dip, kids activities, Gun Lake Idol, a beer tasting tent, a vendor tent and much, much more!
Founders 7th Annual Firkin Freezeout
Founders Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 - 11:00 am-6:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission (Taste Tickets will be available for sale)
Firkin Freezeout is one of most unique and favorite parties of the year. It’s an outdoor, all-ages event taking place in the spacious Beer Garden and features over 40 expertly-crafted firkins, special food offerings, live ice carving and more. There’s no cover for this event -- just show up, bundle up, drink up, and live it up! Get there early, as the first twelve firkins tapped will be up for judging to see who makes the best firkin in the cellar. Guests will vote on their favorite with a winner’s ceremony taking place at 3 pm. New this year: a Chili Bar!
Mega 80's vs Class of '98
The Intersection, 133 Grandville Ave., SW, Grand Rapids. MI 49503
Saturday, February 15th, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 day of show
Jump back in time to the 80’s with Mega 80’s. The return to Grand Rapids this weekend. With all of the continued improvements to the show, from adding dancers, video elements and a spectacular light show, the Mega 80’s production put on a show like no one else!