What's Going On This Month: February 2024

Our guide to events, goings-on and happenings all around West Michigan for the month of February.


Disney On Ice: Mickey’s Search Party
Van Andel Arena
130 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids
Feb. 1-4

Embark on a quest with Mickey Mouse and pals as they follow Captain Hooks’ treasure map for clues to find Tinker Bell—on ice! Elsa, Belle, Buzz, Woody, Moana and all your other favorite Disney stars join the fun adventure in this unforgettable show for the whole family.


Gimme Gimme Disco
The Pyramid Scheme
68 Commerce Ave. SW, Grand Rapids
Feb. 2, 7 p.m.

Calling all Dancing Queens! Here we go again! If you can’t get enough ABBA, boy do we have a dance party for you. Gimme Gimme Disco is a DJ-based dance party playing all your favorite ABBA hits, along with plenty of other disco hits from the 70s and 80s like The Bee Gees, Donna Summer, & Cher. So take-a-chance and you’ll be dancing all night long. 

30th Annual Ice Breaker Festival
Downtown South Haven
Feb. 2-4

Now in its 30th year, Ice Breaker Festival promises winter fun for the whole family! West Michigan’s predominant and growing winter festival is showcasing 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. 


Bridge Street Makers Market & Art Hop
One Bourbon, Küsterer Brauhaus and Bridge Street Market
Feb. 3, 1-6 p.m.

The Bridge Street Makers Market is back for a fun Shop with Heart makers market event, with more great locations and vendors than ever before! Products will be a wide variety of handmade goods such as jewelry, knit goods, home decor, metal working, prints, soap, paintings, candles and so much more.

Stavros Halkias: The Fat Rascal Tour
GLC Live at 20 Monroe
11 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Feb. 3, 7 p.m.

Oh, what a little rascal! Comedian Stavros Halkias cheerfully skewers tech culture, air travel, sex, breakups and himself in this raunchy and riotously acerbic stand-up tour, so popular that GLC Live had to add a second date. 


Valentine’s Bazaar
Broad Leaf Brewery & Spirits
2885 Lake Eastbrook Blvd, Kentwood
Feb. 4, 12-7 p.m.

Come shop local art at Broad Leaf’s annual Valentine’s Bazaar. Between noon and 7 p.m. on February 4, artist vendors will be displaying their works in the taproom. Grab a beer, peruse hand crafted items, grab a bite from our scratch kitchen and take home some new gifts for you or your special friend!


Blacksmith 101: Smithing With Your Sweetie
Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Feb. 10, 12-4 p.m.

You and your sweetie (or a buddy!) are invited to join Blandford’s experienced blacksmith for a special couples-only Valentine-themed afternoon in the forge! You will learn basic forge safety and metalsmithing skills to create your own heart-shaped item from start to finish. No experience required. Now that’s hot.

4th Annual Mardi Gras Bar Crawl
Feb. 10

Celebrate Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) with this annual bar crawl bringing Bourbon Street to Grand Rapids. Expect an incredible day of green, purple and gold, beads, masquerade masks, color-changing cups, discounted food and drinks, and more fun across 8 bars downtown.


Naughty Galentine’s Party
Naughty Bettie
706 Curve St. SW, Grand Rapids
Feb. 13, 4-8 p.m.

Join Naughty Bettie for a day filled with flirty fun, naughty surprises, and a touch of cheeky charm, turning up the heat with tantalizing beverages, fabulous shopping, and an exclusive Shop & Shoot experience that you won’t want to miss. The deal is: Spend $95 in Naughty Bettie, and you’ll earn yourself a sizzling photoshoot! “Strike a pose and capture the magic – you’ll walk away with a gorgeous image and a saucy Valentine’s Day card to set hearts aflutter.”

Dance With The Stars
DeVos Performance Hall
303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Feb. 13, 8 p.m.

Dancing with the Stars is back on tour to heat up this winter with a dazzling, sexy, high energy, brand-new live production! This year’s all-new stage show will feature your favorite professional dancers from the hit television series performing glittering new numbers, as well as some of the unbelievable showstoppers featured in season 32. All with special guest and fan favorite Charity Lawson of The Bachelorette.


Lewis Black: Goodbye Yeller Brick Road
GLC Live at 20 Monroe
11 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
Feb. 16, 7 p.m.

After 35+ years as a touring stand-up, the hilariously outspoken comedian Lewis Black is parking his tour bus for good next year, marking the end of his legendary world touring career. Armed with his trademark rants and razor-sharp wit, Black tackles everything from politics to pop culture as he says goodbye to the road.


Sam Hunt
Van Andel Arena
130 WS. Fulton St., Grand Rapids
Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Sam Hunt is a multi-talented, five-time GRAMMY-nominated, Diamond-selling, award-winning hitmaker of a country artist. With a distinctive blend of country, pop and R&B, Hunt rose to fame with hits like “Leave the Night On” and “Body Like a Back Road.” His genre-defying style and soulful lyrics have earned him widespread acclaim, making him a standout figure in contemporary country music.


The Intersection
Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

Founded in 1999, the WYCE Jammie Awards is an annual celebration of the year’s best Michigan music. The event is intended to highlight our diverse, high quality music community, strengthening the relationship between artists and listeners, and features over a dozen bands on three stages! Join the 24th annual Jammies Awards to celebrate and enjoy the best of the best local music.


Drink Outside at Winter Beer Fest 
LMCU Ballpark
Feb. 24, 1-6 p.m.

Winter Beer Fest is one of the defining events of West Michigan. Entering its 18th year, the festival puts beer in the spotlight with hundreds and hundreds of options, alongside local music, impressive performances, and ice sculptures—and it’s all outdoors in the snow. Your ticket includes admission and 15 tokens for beer samples. Bundle up, and cheers!

Experience the Magical World of Winter

Downtown Grand Rapids
Through March 10

The World of Winter is Grand Rapids’ way of making life not just bearable, but incredibly fun in the heart of winter. Over 100 FREE events, a ton of unique interactive art installations, astonishing performances, more than 50 ice sculptures, activities, programs and more will take over Downtown Grand Rapids. Here are a few highlights this month:

Winter’s a Drag
Calder Plaza | Feb. 3
Michigan Drag Brunch is proud to bring you this FREE event in partnership with Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Watch the Brunchettes/Queens work the stage! Enjoy brunch food from local food trucks. Plus, giant yard games and a crown-shaped ice sculpture!

555 Monroe | Feb. 10
Kick off your Saturday with a perfect blend of World of Winter magic, exercise and relaxation. AM Yoga is leading the yoga, paired with a training run and walk—and Field & Fire Café is providing complimentary hot beverages.

Human Hungry Hippos 
Rosa Parks Circle | Feb. 25
Using laundry hampers, snow tubes attached to ropes, and plastic balls, contestants try to grab and bring back as many balls as they can while a partner sends them out and pulls them back! Join the fun on the ice, where both family and adult divisions can compete in this single-day extravaganza, with prizes on the line. 


Photo Courtesy of DGRI.