Michigan Event Roundup: February Edition

Michigan Event Roundup: February Edition

It’s that time of year again; it’s sort of cold but sort of warm and so you don’t know what to do with your free time. Spring is just around the corner and after a long winter, cabin fever is starting to set in. February is the month of slushy snow and little candy hearts but it’s also the perfect time to explore some new and exciting events throughout Michigan. Whether you need plans for Valentine’s Day or you’ve been in your house for just too long, here is our event roundup for Michiganders this month!

International 500 Snowmobile Race: Sault Ste. Marie, MI. Feb 1-6th 2016

The 48th annual International 500 race is being held in the Soo on a one-mile ice oval snowmobile track, the only one in North America! Teams from both the U.S and Canada can compete in the race that is at the end of a weeks worth of events on February 6th.

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Winter Carnival 2016: Michigan Tech, Houghton, MI. Feb 2-6th 2016

Held on Michigan Tech’s campus, this is one of the largest February events in the U.P. With over 10 events for students, ice sculpture contests and plenty of other fun over the three days, this is perfect for the family.

Magical Ice Fest: St. Joseph, MI. Feb 5-7th 2016

The 12th annual Magical Ice fest will be held in downtown St. Joseph. Another family-friendly event, the jam packed weekend will feature many ice sculpture competitions, a scavenger hunt and the Ice Fest 5k.

Shiver On The River: Belle Isle, Mi. Feb 6th 2016

An annual event hosted by Friends of the Detroit River, Shiver On The River is a family oriented event that seeks to educate people about the importance of the river and conservation efforts. The event involves most of the areas and venues on the island so it’s perfect for exploration and education.

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Taste the Passion- Wine, Chocolate & Love: Traverse City, MI. Feb 6th and 7th 2016 

Looking for an early Valentine’s Day date idea? Dubbed ‘the sweetest event of the year’ the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail hosts this annual event to indulge on delicious chocolate and food and wine pairings. Tickets are $35 and include the price of the food and wine as well as a souvenir wine glass.

Collaboration Day: Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City MI. Feb. 12-13th 2016

For the second year, Right Brain Brewery will be hosting the Collaboration day festival. With two days filled with live music and one of a kind brews, this is not something that your taste buds will want to miss.

Love Gone Wild: Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak, MI. Feb. 14th 2016 

The Detroit Zoo will be hosting Love Gone Wild, a chance to find out how the animals ‘do it’! With two ticket times at 4pm and 6pm, the evening includes a look at the mating rituals of the Zoo’s animals. Guests must be 21 or older and tickets include admission, hors d’louvres (lovely grown!), two drinks and a commemorative gift.

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Grand Rapids Beer Week: Grand Rapids, MI. Feb. 17-28th 2016 

Hosted in Michigan’s Beer City, the Beer Week GR is the perfect week for craft beer enthusiasts and foodies alike. With over 50 participating locations in the metro area, there will be no shortage of ‘cool brews and hot eats.’

Aqua freeze Festival: Saint Claire Shores, MI. Feb 19-21st 2016

This free event has plenty of kid friendly fun with ice skating, kids crafts and sledding. There’s a polar plunge for the older crowd. This year’s event is 50s themed!

Traverse City Restaurant Week: Traverse City, MI. Feb 21-27th 2016

Traverse City’s Restaurant Week is a great time to try the culinary experience of this popular foodie town. For $25 a person, over 30 participating restaurants will offer three course meals. Come fund out what keeps foodies coming to the TC region!

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