Plan Ahead: West Michigan Fairs and Festivals in February
We have cars, boats, golf, beer, food, winter events, films, and psychics in the fair and festivals for February.
World of Winter Festival
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
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.
Holland on Ice
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
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
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.
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.
2023 West Michigan Golf Show
Friday, February 10-Sunday, February 12, 2023 - DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
For over 30 years, West Michigan has started their golf season off right with the West Michigan Golf Show. The show includes 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. More information can be found on the West Michigan Golf Show Facebook Events page.
Festivus 2023 The 15th Annual Cardboard Sled Race
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - Leila Arboretum, Battle Creek, MI
It is the annual airing of the grievances. Come participate or watch the greatest collection of hand-made cardboard sleds racing down snow-covered hills. Additional details can be found on the Festivus 2023 the 15th Annual Cardboard Sled Race Facebook Events page.
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - Downtown Vicksburg, MI
Vicksburg restaurants & bars compete for the 'Burgs Best Grilled Chez' and visitors will be tempted with delicious ooey-gooey creations from several tents lining Main and Prairie Streets. There will also be live professional ice carving, a Snowsuit Fashion Show, a live DJ spinning all the hits, and old stoves will be lining the streets for you and the kids to roast your perfect s'more on -- hot cocoa bombs available too! More information is available on the IceBURG Festival Facebook Events page.
Saturday, February 11 & Saturday, February 18, 2023 - Pentwater, MI
Get rid of your winter blues and come enjoy Pentwater’s annual Winterfest. Winterfest is designed to promote wintertime activities including Ice Skating, the Snowman Scram 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, the Pentwater Pathways Open, the Ryan Williams Perch Tournament, a Winter Farmers Market, and a Poker Run. Get more information on the Winterfest 2023 Facebook Events page.
2023 Grand Rapids Boat Show
Wednesday, February 15-Sunday, February 19, 2023 - DeVos Place, Grand Rapids, MI
The Grand Rapids Boat Show will feature its broadest array of power boats ever…5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes! The array of Motor Yachts, Cruisers, Runabouts, Fishing Boats, and Ski and Surf Inboards is exceptional. Pontoon Boats continue to excel in new designs, features and cruising abilities. This will be your chance to board them and check them out! Get more information on the Grand Rapids Boat Show Facebook page.
Central Michigan International Film Festival
Wednesday, February 15-Sunday, February 19, 2023 - Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
The Central Michigan International Film Festival will feature award-winning movies from across the globe, as well as Michigan-made films. This year look for their throwback selections! Check out some of our favorite films from 20 years ago to help celebrate the debut of CMIFF back in 2003! Mix and mingle with the filmmakers at the Filmmaker Party on Saturday. More details are available on the Central Michigan International Film Festival Facebook page.
17th Annual Winter Beer Festival
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - LMCU Ballpark, Comstock Park, MI
This popular event will feature hundreds of fresh, local beers from Michigan's finest breweries, plus local music, ice sculptures and carving demonstrations, fire pits to chase away the cold, and food available for purchase. Get more information on the Michigan Brewers Guild Facebook page.
2023 Grand Rapids Psychic and Holistic Fair
Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26, 2023 - Four Mile Showplace, Grand Rapids, MI
Enjoy a day with psychics, mediums, astrology charts, healers, body workers, aura photography, crystals, holistic products, and fun shopping.! This will be your chance to meet one on one with vendors, psychics, healers and receive a detailed reading or service for a reasonable cost! Additional information can be found on the 2 Day Psychic & Holistic Expo in Grand Rapids! Facebook Events page.