Michigan Events and Activities for February 2013

Enjoy the cool things happening in February with these Michigan events, concerts and activities.

Just because it is cold outside does not mean that you have to stay locked in the house with nothing to do!

There are some great activities all throughout Michigan this February ranging from romantic getaways for two to exciting concerts and outdoor adventures for you to enjoy. Ready for some fun?

Things to Do in Michigan
February 2013

Family Fun
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Concerts and Performances

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson Concert (February 7)

Alan Jackson is coming to The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan on February 7. The doors open at 5:30 and the concert starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25 and top out at $75 a piece. Grab someone you haven’t bonded with lately and take them out for a night of country music seduction. Guest stars Gloriana and Greg Bates will also be a part of the show.

3 Doors Down & Daughtry at Kellogg Arena (February 1)

The Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek will rock out with 3 Doors Down and Daughtry at 7 p.m. Tickets are less than $50 a piece, so this is an affordable concert suitable for a romantic getaway or a fun night for the entire family.

Dueling Pianos with the Southwest Michigan symphony Orchestra

(February 1)

You will see the symphony in new light after enjoying this exciting concert that allows guests to request songs, sing to their hearts content, and laugh the night away. Two professional pianists battle it out for your affection while taking your requests and cracking jokes that will keep you excited from the first to last note. The excitement happens at The Vineland Center in St. Joseph. Happy hour kicks off at 6 p.m., and the duel starts at 7 p.m.

Tours and Getaways

Guided Snowshoe Hikes (February 2 and 16)

Hartwick Pines State Park will offer guided hikes through the park on select days throughout January, February, and March. Slip on the snowshoes and enjoy Michigan while the wet, white, fun still is still covering the ground. This is a free event, but make sure to call the park before heading out to ensure the hikes have not been cancelled due to weather.

West Michigan Home and Garden Show (February 28)

The Home and Garden show will be held from 3-9 p.m. at Devos Place in Grand Rapids. Make this a girl’s trip or spend the day with your family.

Family Fun

Shrek the Musical

Shrek the Musical (February 1-2)

Take the whole family to The Whiting in Flint to see the most exciting version of Shrek ever created. The musical includes original songs not heard through the movies and a lot of excitement for littlest and biggest members of the family. Shows will run at 8 p.m. on February 1, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on February 2.

Soul Street Dance Club Performance (February 2)

For just $13 a ticket, you can take your entire family to enjoy a music performance unlike any other. This dance group is taking stage at Michigan State University’s Wharton Center for the Arts this February. The show is diverse and mesmerizing, and it is suitable for the entire family.

The Meaning of Almost Everything  (Shows throughout February)

This comical show questions the meaning of life as we endure and enjoy it today. Take the older children to enjoy a bit of comedy, or just hire a babysitter and head out for an evening of adult fun.

Fairs & Festivals

Cadillac Snow Festival

North American Snow Festival (February 1-2)

Catch this festival in Cadillac and enjoy a variety of family-friendly entertainment options, from the speed fishing tournament and the snowmobile races to the live entertainment filing air every evening. You can even build a snow sculpture or get brave and join the freezing polar dip. Events will take place all day long on both February 1 and 2, with evenings filled with live entertainment suitable for the entire family.

Central Michigan University International Film Festival (February 4-10, 14-17)

If you love film and want to be among the first to see some of the best upcoming films, you will enjoy this Mount Pleasant, Michigan film festival. The festival spans two weekends in February with a long list of films to be presented throughout the event.

Shiver by the River (February 16-17)

Frankfort is the place for ice carving, Sno Cross races, and lots of adventure by the river. This year, activities include frozen bowling, a parade, and many child-friendly games. There are special warming zones to ensure every member of the family stays toasty while enjoying the festivities.

Museums and Exhibits

Leslie McCurdy and the Spirit of Harriet Tubman (February 28)

The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan Collage is featuring a dynamic Leslie McCurdy performance centered on the life of Harriet Tubman. This event is entertaining as well as educational. Make it a family event, take someone special, or just treat yourself to a form of entertainment that stimulates the mind.

Them: Images of Separation (February 1-28)

If you believe in equality or have an interest in race relations, you will thoroughly enjoy this Dennos Museum Center exhibit. It is a traveling exhibit from Ferris State University’s Jim Crow Museum, and it portrays a history of stereotypes as they have been experienced around the world.

Sporting Events

Michigan Snowmobile Race

International 500 Snowmobile Races (February 2)

Sault Saint Marie will host this exciting snowmobile race at the Sault Ste. Marie Convention and Visitors Bureau. The week leading up to the big race will be filled with smaller races, so there will be plenty of time to get your fill of snowmobiling action. Rev up your engines and take the family to see how exciting racing in the snow can really be.

White Pine Stampede (February 2)

Mancelona is the starting point for this cross country skiing adventure. Choose between the 10K, 20K, and 50K races to challenge your body and mind. Bring your best game because this race attracts some of the best cross country skiers around.

UP200 Sled Dog Race (February 14-18)

This 12-dog, mid-distance sled dog race is a star attraction for mushers around the United States and Canada. It is held in Marquette and promises tons of fun out in the snow for the entire family. You do not have to be an avid musher to enjoy this exciting event.

Silver Streak at Caberfae Peaks (February)

Those over the age of 50 can enjoy a great bargain on the slopes every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. For just $15, enjoy a lift ticket, equipment rental, and a beginner’s ski lesson.

Seniors Skiing

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