February Events in Grand Rapids for Families

West Michigan families are in for a fun-filled month with these family-friendly 2019 February events in Grand Rapids.

February brings a chill, but that doesn’t stop Grand Rapids from having an abundance of family fun. Searching for February events in Grand Rapids this weekend, the following week and all throughout the month just got easier. From outdoor events for kids to indoor exhibits, Metro Parent has compiled a list of upcoming February events in Grand Rapids, Michigan parents will want to add to their calendar.

Browse the list! There’s plenty for moms, dads and their little ones to do throughout this west Michigan city.

TOYS! at the Grand Rapids Public Museum


  • Address: Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-929-1700
  • Time: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Cost: Free with general admission: $9-$12/adults, $7-$11/seniors, $7/students, $4-$7/kids

The museum shows off a display of paper dolls, Mr. Potato Heads, Hot Wheels, My Little Pony and other cool toys. While you’re visiting, check out Expedition: Dinosaur through April.

Family Swim at Goldfish Swim School


  • Address: Goldfish Swim School Grand Rapids, 2845 Thornhills Ave., Suite S, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-275-3086
  • Time: noon-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $5/person, $15/family

Enjoy some family swim time at Goldfish Swim School! Parents are required to be in the water with their children, so don’t forget to bring your swimsuit, too.

Ice Skating on Rosa Parks Circle

Daily until Feb. 24, 2019 

  • Address: Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-456-3699
  • Time: Hours are weather dependent. Check daily for hours.
  • Cost: $3/adults, $1/kids

Enjoy the cold weather by bundling up for some open skating at the outdoor rink. Bring your ice skates or rent skates for free with admission.

Michigan International Auto Show at DeVos Place

Jan. 31-Feb. 3, 2019

  • Address: DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-447-2860
  • Time: 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $12/adults, $5/ages 6-14

Fans of automobiles of all kinds can come to this car show to see sedans, vans, SUVs, sports cars and much more.

Byron Rec Comic Con

Feb. 2, 2019

  • Address: Byron Township Community Center, 2120 76th St. SW, Byron Center
  • Phone: 616-878-1998
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

This event will feature shopping, with vendors selling artwork, books, toys and collectibles – plus cosplay, raffles and prizes and tons of family friendly activities including Legos, coloring, video games and more.

Animal Adventures: Surviving in the Wild at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Feb. 2 and 16, 2019

  • Address: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-975-3144 or 616-336-4300
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Cost: $10/nonmembers, $5/members

Kids 3 and up are welcome to learn more about how animals survive in the wild, thanks to this spot’s collaboration with the John Ball Zoo. Watch live presentations, listen to stories, do hands-on art projects and more. Note: Preregistration is required.

Grown-up Play Date at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Feb. 8, 2019

  • Address: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum, 11 Sheldon Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-235-4726
  • Time: 7-11 p.m.
  • Cost: $35

Grown ups enjoy a life-size game of Clue, caricatures, arts and crafts, museum games and more at this 5th annual.

Snowshoe Hike at Blandford Nature Center

Feb. 9, 2019

  • Address: Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-735-6240
  • Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $6/nonmembers, $3/members (extra $5 to rent snowshoes)

Take a snowshoe hike through the woods to look for signs of wildlife.

Winter Family Day at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Feb. 9, 2019

  • Address: Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-957-1580
  • Time: 1-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with general admission: $14.50/ages 14-plus, $11/students with ID, $7/ages 5-13, $4/ages 3-4, free/ages 2 and under

Head over to the Children’s Garden to watch an ice sculpture being made, learn about animals and enjoy other hands-on winter fun.

Valent-ICE Sculpture Walking Tour at Rosa Parks Circle

Feb. 15-17, 2018

  • Address: Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-835-1152
  • Time: 6-7 p.m. Friday, 10-11 a.m., 2-3 and 6-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-1 and 3-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free

See 50 ice sculptures throughout the area on a walking or running tour. Note: Must preregister at least 12 hours before event begins.

Special Needs Art Therapy at Hearts for the Arts

Feb. 15 and 22, 2019

  • Address: Hearts for the Arts, 1147 Quarry Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-450-1922
  • Time: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays
  • Cost: $25/person

Anyone of any age with special needs is welcome to create art in any medium of their choice with the help of trained staff.

Model Steam Engine Expo at Engine House 5 Fire Museum

Feb. 16-17, 2019

  • Address: Engine House 5 Fire Museum, 6610 Lake Michigan Drive, Allendale
  • Phone: 616-895-8121
  • Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: Free with museum admission: $5/adults, $3/kids 4 and under

See a large number of model steam engines on display, including a 1/3 scale steam traction engine.

Family Fun: Valentine’s Treats Workshop at Sur La Table

Feb. 16-17, 2019

  • Address: Sur La Table, Breton South Village, 2500 Burton St. SE, Suite 2488, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 800-243-0852
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $49/person

Kids ages 8 and up are invited to learn how to make heart-shaped pepperoni pizzas, strawberry jam hand pies and chocolate dipped cereal treats.  Note: Register in advance. Limited space available.

On Your Feet! at DeVos Performance Hall

Feb. 19-24, 2019

  • Address: DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-235-6285
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $38-$73/person

This musical tells the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, who came from Cuba and worked their way up the American pop music charts.

Mamma Mia! at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Feb. 22-24, 27-28, March 1-3, 6-10 and 13-17, 2019

  • Address: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, 30 N. Division Ave., Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-222-6650
  • Time: 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays
  • Cost: $22-$39/person

This enchanting play tells a story about a woman who comes face to face with her past lovers on the eve of her wedding.

Looking for even more February fun? Check out our roundup of cheap monthly events in southeast Michigan or our favorite Valentine’s happenings

This post was originally published in 2018 and is updated regularly. 


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -


Best Middle Schools in Oakland County

See how your local middle school stacks up against the best in Oakland County.

Where to Play Indoor Mini Golf in Metro Detroit

Take your family to play putt-putt at one of these unique indoor spots.

Don’t Miss Traverse City Uncorked

Brought to you by Traverse City Uncorked.

Our Favorite Passover Activities for Kids

From snacks to books and fun games, kids will learn so much about Passover.

- Advertisement -