Things To Do in West Michigan This Weekend: February 17-19, 2023
The winter festivals continue along with the Grand Rapids Boat Show, a film festival, hockey, concerts, ballet, sled dogs, owls, reptiles, a flea market, coins, and toys.
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.
Runs Through 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 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, Mt. 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.
Grand Rapids Griffins
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 7 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
The Grand Rapids Griffins have a home game on Friday night -- that means $2 Beers and $2 Hot Dogs! The Griffins will be taking on the Cleveland Monsters.
The Ultimate Doors: Tribute to the Doors
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 8 pm - Elevation at The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
It’s a tribute to The Doors with the band The Ultimate Doors. The Ultimate Doors was formed with the intention of preserving The Doors' music and performances as well as bringing an authentic experience to both the old and the new generations of Doors fans. The Ultimate Doors present an authentic looking and sounding tribute to Jim Morrison & The Doors. More information can be found on The Ultimate Doors: Tribute to The Doors at Elevation - Grand Rapids Facebook Events page.
GR Ballet Presents Romeo & Juliet
Friday, February 17-Sunday, February 19, 2023 - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Fall in love with Shakespeare’s classic story, Romeo and Juliet, as Grand Rapids Ballet presents World Premiere choreography by Artistic Director James Sofranko, set in Renaissance Verona on the stage at DeVos Performance Hall. Be captivated by the romantic tragedy featuring famous feuding families, the Montagues and Capulets. The Grand Rapids Symphony performs Prokofiev’s ravishing score as the timeless story comes to life with enthralling sword fighting, the excitement of young love, all leading towards an emotional end. More information is available on the Romeo and Juliet Facebook Events page.
HARDY: The Mockingbird & The Crow Tour
Friday, February 17 & Saturday, February 18, 2023 - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
HARDY: The Mockingbird & The Crow Tour makes a stop in Grand Rapids for two nights…on Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th. Additional details can be found on the HARDY: the mockingbird & THE CROW Tour Facebook Events page.
Meet the Sled Dogs
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - Kent District Library - Alpine Township Branch, 5255 Alpine Ave., NW, Comstock Park, MI
Come meet the sled dogs from Tun-Dra Kennels and their owners. Ask questions about mushing, the Iditarod and more. The program will take place outside, so dress accordingly. More information can be found on the Meet the Sled Dogs Facebook Events page.
Flea Market, Reptile & Animal Extravaganza, and Coin & Collectibles Show
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 4 Mile Showplace, 1025 4 Mile, NW, Grand Rapids, MI
It is going to be a busy Saturday at the 4 Mile Showplace. There will be a Flea Market, the Reptile & Animal Extravaganza and a Coin & Collectibles Show all happening on February 18th. Additional details can be found on the Midwest Expos Facebook Events page.
Whooos Your Boo? (Family Edition)
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Spend this Saturday afternoon with the ones WHOOO have your heart! Come meet some of the owl ambassadors at Blandford Nature Center and learn about their incredible adaptations as nocturnal hunters. Afterwards, enjoy the company of your loved ones over a warm cup of cocoa on the patio. Additional details can be found on the Whooos Your Boo? (Family Edition) Facebook Events page.
Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 4 Mile Showplace, 1025 4 Mile, NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Midwest Expos is hosting another great Toy Show! Barbie, Hot Wheels, Matchbox, Funko, Mattel, GI Joe, Transformers, Star Wars, Disney, New & Vintage toys, games and more. Free admission. Additional details can be found on the Midwest Expos Facebook Events page.