Winter festivals around West Michigan continue this weekend in several communities. There is also the Auto Show, Concerts, Disney on Ice, a BBQ festival, and chances to go back to the 80s!

World of Winter Festival

World of Winter Festival
Photo: Scott Winters/Townsquare Media

Runs Through Sunday, March 5, 2023 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI

Downtown Grand Rapids will transform into a winter wonderland, giving you plenty of reasons to get outside and enjoy the season. The World of Winter Festival is one of the 10 Most Epic U.S. Winter Festivals Worth Braving the Cold For, according to TheTravel website. This year’s festival will have plenty to see and do for all ages and all programming and activities are FREE. A list of the events can be found on the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Facebook Events page.

25th Annual Michigan International Auto Show

Michigan International Auto Show
Photo: Michigan International Auto Show via Facebook

Thursday, February 2-Sunday, February 5, 2023 - Devos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

The Grand Rapids New Car Dealers Association invites you to the greatest annual opportunity to shop your next new car, view the hottest new vehicles, and check out soon-to-be-released models! Explore all the new technology, innovation, and performance features the auto industry is showcasing. Electric cars of the present and the past will be featured at Electric Avenue. Exotic vehicles return with 13 cars with a total value of $4.1 million! More information can be found on the Michigan International Auto Show Facebook page.

Disney On Ice Presents Let's Celebrate

Thursday, February 2-Sunday, February 5, 2023 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate party with more than 50 unforgettable Disney characters. Hosted by Mickey and Minnie, go on an adventure through 14 of the greatest Disney stories ever told. Sing along with Olaf as he dreams of summer and dance with Aladdin as he stays One Jump Ahead in Agrabah. Share Forkys wonder as he learns what it means to be a toy and forget your worries with Timon and Pumbaa. Dream big with the courageous Disney Princesses and much more as you create new memories with your whole family at Disney On Ice presents Lets Celebrate. More information can be found on the Van Andel Arena's website.

Holland on Ice

Holland on Ice
Photo: Downtown Holland via Facebook

Friday, February 3 & Saturday, February 4, 2023 - Downtown Holland, MI

Head to Downtown Holland to witness the nation's best professional ice carvers at work. Watch as they transform 300-pound blocks of ice into incredible works of art! Play frozen games made out of ice, check out the sculptures commissioned by Downtown businesses, and pose for selfies with specialty designed interactive ice sculptures during this two-day event. While there you can also take advantage of the annual Meltdown Sale with amazing discounts at participating shops! Additional details can be found on the Holland on Ice Facebook Events page.

29th Annual Ice Breaker Festival

Ice Breaker Festiva
Photo: South Haven Area Chamber of Commerce via Facebook

Friday, February 3-Sunday, February 5, 2023 - South Haven, MI

The Ice Breaker Festival promises winter fun for the whole family! The festival features 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 many more exciting activities throughout downtown South Haven. You can also participate in beginner curling lessons or take the family ice skating at the beautiful outdoor, covered rink in downtown South Haven. Find out more on the Icebreaker Festival Facebook Events page.

Que the Creek BBQ Festival

Que the Creek
Photo: Kellogg Arena via Facebook

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI

Que the Creek is back! The Festival features BBQ from local restaurants and start-up pit masters, all providing samples to be judged on who has the best BBQ in Battle Creek! This family friendly event will feature BBQ vendors, live music, yard games, craft drinks and more! Additional details can be found on the Que the Creek - BBQ Festival Facebook Events page.

Lansing Winterfest

Lansing Winterfest
Photo: Downtown Lansing via Facebook

Saturday, February 4th-Sunday, February 25, 2023 - Lansing, MI

The Lansing Winterfest turns Downtown Lansing into a winter world of wonder for the entire month of February! Some of the free, outdoor fun for the whole family includes public art sculptures crafted from ice, live carvings happening throughout the day, cold-butt boat races, hot cocoa & smores stations, live entertainment, winter pop-up markets, and more! More details can be found on the Lansing Winterfest Facebook Events page.

Chris Young Tour 2023

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Chris Young has become a pillar in the country genre with his distinctive baritone and memorable storytelling. Since signing his record deal with RCA Nashville at the age of 20, the multi-platinum artist, one of Billboard’s top country artists of the decade, has amassed over five billion career streams and 13 No. 1 hits, eleven as a songwriter. Now, Young has entered an exciting new chapter with an expanded version of his eighth studio album – Famous Friends (Deluxe Edition). More information can be found on the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort website.

Totally '80s Dance Party at Gun Lake Casino

The 1985
Photo: The 1985 via Facebook

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - Gun Lake Casino, Wayland, MI

Here is your chance to party like it's 1985 with the band "The 1985" at Gun Lake Casino in Wayland. Starting at 10 pm on Saturday, the band will hit the stage playing the iconic jams of the 80s. The band features the music of Journey, Poison, Prince, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Blondie, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Admission is FREE! More information can be found on the Totally 80's Dance Party @ Gun Lake Casino with The 1985! Facebook Events page.

'80s Party at the Vestal Inn

The Vestal Inn
Photo: The Vestal Inn via Facebook

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - The Vestal Bar and Grill, Belmont, MI

As we get older, staying up late isn't as easy to do. The days of those all-night parties are just about over. If you want to start your trip to the 80s a little earlier on Saturday evening, The Vestal Inn on West River Drive in Belmont will have an 80s Party that starts at 8 pm. DJ ZacLA will be playing all the hits from the 80s. Dress in your best 80s attire and dance the night away. Read more on the 80's Party @ The Vestal Inn Facebook Events page.

World of Winter Silent Disco

Silent DIsco
Photo: Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. via Facebook

Saturday, February 4, 2023 - 555 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI

Even a little earlier on Saturday evening, you can head to downtown Grand Rapids and check out the World of Winter Festival. The big dance party will be at 555 Monroe, right by the Affinity art installation. Guests wear wireless headphones and can tune in any of the different DJ channels. You have full control of the music to jam out to. There will be performances by six different DJs along with live fire and LED performers. Food trucks will also be available along with heat sources to stay warm. This is also a FREE event. Additional information can be found on the World of Winter | Silent Disco Facebook Events page.

MANIA: The ABBA Tribute

Sunday, February 5, 2023 - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI

After a night of partying to music of the 80s on Saturday, you can continue that fun with the music of ABBA. MANIA: The ABBA Tribute will be at DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, February 5th at 8 pm. This group formed in 1999 and the show has sold out theaters and concert halls around the world ever since. Enjoy two hours of uplifting, dance-inducing, and sometimes heart-breaking songs from the group ABBA. Additional details can be found on the MANIA: The ABBA Tribute Facebook Events page.

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