Kids Will Love These February Events Around Town
A huge variety of free and affordable activities await you here in West Michigan in February. The month of love brings you ice skating, winter festivals, the Olympics, fishing, bowling, movies and more. Don’t miss these memory-making events with your family!
And if the weather has kept you cooped up indoors too long and you need a change of scenery, don’t forget about the Grand Rapids Kids Indoor Play Guide.
Free and Affordable February Fun in Grand Rapids – 2018
1 – February is the perfect month for ice skating and practicing your Olympic routines. So lace up your skates and head to Elm Street Park in Zeeland or Leonard Field in Ada for some free time on the ice. Elm Street Park is open daily in any weather and Leonard Field is open as weather permits.
2 – Head to historic VanRaalte Farm for some sledding and cross-country skiing. Sledding hill and skiing trails are open daily from dawn until late evening as weather permits.
3 – Need a winter festival fix? Venture to the lakeshore for a weekend full of festivals! Running February 2-4 are South Haven Ice Breaker Festival and the 14th Annual Magical Ice Fest in St. Joseph and February 2-3 is Snowfest in Muskegon. Enjoy a cardboard sled race, a frozen fish toss, snow volleyball and much more.
4 – Your kids will LOVE attending Grand Rapids Symphony Lollipops Concert: Little Red Riding Hood on Saturday, February 3 at 10:30 AM. Tickets are just $5 for this entertaining production with a modern day twist featuring the Grand Rapids Ballet.
5 – Celebrate winter in the park for A Winter Fun Day at Roselle Park on Saturday, February 3 at 10:00 AM. Ada Parks presents this free event featuring a snow hike, snowman-building, snowshoeing, hot cocoa and more.
6 – Treat the older kids to a fun night out at Buck Night at Hudsonville Lanes. Every Monday (9:00-11:00 PM) and Thursday (9:15-11:00 PM) everything is $1 each (games, shoes, hot dogs, fries and pop)!
7 – Catch a movie on Tuesdays at Celebration Cinemas. T.A.C.O. Tuesdays tickets are only $6 each all day. This fantastic deal is available at Celebration North, Celebration South, Celebration Rivertown and Cinema Carousel in Muskegon.
8 – Don’t miss the beautiful ice sculptures, ice carvings, ice skating and more at Rosa Parks Circle during Valent-ICE – A World of Winter event , one of Michigan’s largest ice festivals, February 9-11.
9 – Join others in the city for an Olympics Opening Ceremony Watch Party at Rosa Parks Circle on Friday, February 9 from 5:30-11:30 PM. Watch the opening ceremonies on the big screen, skate with mascots, witness an ice carving of the Olympic torch and more at this free event.
10 – Your little superheroes will love Grand Haven’s Frozen in Time: Live Mannequin Event on Saturday, February 10 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Shops all over downtown Grand Haven will display live mannequins posing as superheroes in their windows. Vote for your favorite and win cash and prizes for matching scenes at the awards ceremony immediately following.
11 – Dig out your fishing poles and take advantage of the first of this year’s Free Fishing Weekends on February 17 and 18. All fishing license fees on these 2 days will be waived for fishing on all inland lakes and Great Lakes.
12 – Come out and celebrate African American culture at the Grand Rapids Public Library for Taste of Soul Sunday on Sunday, February 18 from 1:00-4:30 PM. Sample free food, music, literature, history and art at this free event.
13 – Check out the critters and do some crafts at Kids Crafts and Critters at Coopersville Farm Museum on Saturday, February 24 from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM. The last Saturday of each month is Kids Day and features different critters and crafts for kids – come see what is happening this month!