February 2010 Events Roundup

Black History Month, Detroit, February 2010

The Museum of African American History plans a month-long series of special programs in celebration of Black History Month.

Winter Carnival, Houghton, February 3-7, 2010

This year’s snow sculpting theme is “A Frigid Place Gets a Blast from Space”.  As well as the sculpting, enjoy hockey and broomball games, human dog sled race, a torchlight parade, fireworks, and traditional Sno-Ball.

Michigan International Auto Show, Grand Rapids, February 4-7, 2010

The 12th annual event features about 300 new and concept vehicles, from sports cars to SUVs and hybrids at DeVos Place.

Michigan Ice Fest, Munising, February 5-7, 2010

Ice climbers gather for the 27th year to tackle incredible ice formations along Lake Superior. Speakers, gear demos, clinics and camaraderie round out the weekend for climbers of all abilities.

White Pine Stampede, Mancelona/Bellaire, February 6, 2010

This annual cross-country ski race with 10, 20, and 40 K loops celebrates its 34th year.

Yooper Days, Norway, February 6, 2010

Chainsaw throwing, pasty eating and frozen T-shirt contests highlight this February frolic.

Winter Fest, Paradise, February 16 – 17, 2010

Enjoy guided snowshoe hiking, lantern-lit cross country skiing, campfire and the beauty of Tahquamenon Falls State Park.

International 500 Snowmobile Race, Sault Ste. Marie, February 6, 2010

Time trials and events lead up to the drop of the Green Flag at 10 a.m. Saturday in the 42nd annual “NASCAR on Ice.” It’s the biggest event in the snowmobile racing world, and guarantees thrills and excitement at the one-mile ice oval track.

Lexington On Ice Winter Festival, February 6-7, 2010

Cool fun includes Winter Family Olympics, ice sculptures, and all-you-can-eat pizza cook-off.

Mackinaw Mush Sled Dog Race, Mackinaw City, February 6-7, 2010

Watch mushers compete for the purse in 4-dog, 6-dog and 8-dog races (weather dependent).

Icebreaker Festival, South Haven, February 6-7, 2010

This event warms up the whole family with a chili cook-off, ice carving competition, euchre tournament, ice skating, and Mardi Gras dinner dance.

Les Cheneaux SnowFest, Cedarville, February 13-15, 2010

Cardboard sled races, chili cook-off, kiddie games, Snowshoe Hare Race, fishing contests, Ice Hole Two-Man Golf Scramble, and more fun in Cedarville and Hessel.

Keweenaw TeleFest, Keweenaw Peninsula, February 12-14, 2010

Telemark skiers tour and race Mt. Bohemia and the Porcupine Mountains, plus clinics, gear demos and sales, backcountry tours and socializing at the 19th annual event.

Motown Winter Blast, Detroit, February 12 – 14, 2010

This year see the 6th annual Motown Winter Blast.  This is an event you don’t want to miss.  All weekend long, people gather in Campus Martius Park to celebrate and enjoy winter.

Magical Ice Carving Weekend, St. Joseph, February 12-14, 2010

A mix of amateur and professional carvers with magic shows, shopping specials, wine tasting and fun for the kiddies, in downtown St. Joseph.

Cherry Capital Winter WonderFest, Traverse City, February 12-15, 2010

Grand Traverse Resort and the National Cherry Festival host a long President’s Day Weekend of indoor/outdoor family fun, including ice skating, sledding, bed race, Polar Plunge, horse drawn sleigh rides, and frozen fish toss.

Benzie County Winterfest, Beulah, February 12-14, 2010

Snowmobile Poker Run, fishing contest and iceboat rides on Crystal Lake, along with a parade and fireworks make up this Winterfest.

Winter Festival, Boyne City, February 13, 2010

Snowshoe races and guided hike at Avalanche Mountain winter sports park, plus turkey bowling, ice carving, chili cook-off and hamburger eating contest downtown.

Winter Carnival, Curtis, February 13, 2010

Ice golf, turkey bowling, chili cook-off, bake sale, piñata, fun for kiddies, ice fishing and fireworks.

Winter Carnival, Petoskey, February 13, 2010

Skate, ski, snowboard (or take lessons) at this annual day and evening of outdoor recreation at Petoskey Winter Sports Park.

Free Fishing Weekend, Statewide, February 13-14, 2010

Now’s the time for everyone to try their luck at catching the big one. All Michigan fishing license fees are waived on inland and Great Lakes waters (fishing regulations apply) during this weekend.

Perchville USA, Tawas City and East Tawas, February 13-14, 2010

This 60th annual celebration of winter family fun includes turkey bowling, ice volleyball, fishing contest, perch dinner and polar bear swims.

North American VASA, Traverse City, February 12-14, 2010

One of the top cross-country ski events in the nation celebrates more than 3 decades of its annual Festival of Races, which includes 12, 27 and 50 K Classic and Freestyle cross country ski races, and other ski events.

Detroit Boat Show, Detroit, February 13-21, 2010

For more than 50 years this event has had the top display in the state of watercraft for fishing, cruising, waterskiing, wakeboarding and more, at Cobo Center.

Snow Box Derby, Oscoda, February 14, 2010

Cardboard, tape, glue and paint come together as cool racing vehicles in this 19th annual event at Old Orchard Park.

Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride, Naubinway, February 19-20, 2010

The 18th annual Top of the Lake Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride includes display of classic sleds, rides, visit to Top of the Lake Snowmobile Museum, bonfire and Hus-Ski Hustle.

Mardi Gras De Snow, Paradise, February 19-20, 2010

Slalom race, fun run, candlelight parade of snowmobiles, moonlight safari followed by bonfire hot dog roast, kiddie games, and special opportunity to visit the Shipwreck Museum are a few of the attractions at this event.

Shiver by the River, Frankfort, February 19-21, 2010

Annual Snowmobile SnoCross Races, Snow World play area for kids, frozen bowling and winter parade.

U.P. 200 & Midnight Run, Marquette, February 19-21, 2010

Exciting sled dog action with 40 teams in each race: the 12-dog U.P. 200 Sled Dog Championship between Marquette and Grand Marais, and the 8-dog Midnight Run between Gwinn and Wetmore, near Munising. Plus the challenging Jack Pine 30.

Munising Winterfest, February 20-22, 2010

2nd annual silent sports event in conjunction with UP 200 and Midnight Run dogsled race, which ends in Munising. Chili Walk, ice climbing and x-c ski demos, dog sled rides, meals, dance, snowshoe obstacle challenge, human dog sled race

Outhouse 500, Coopersville, February 27, 2010

The 6th annual event has teams parading and racing their decorated outhouses down Main Street of historic Coopersville.

Michigan Winter Beer Festival, Grand Rapids, February 27, 2010

Toast the state’s craft beer industry with samples from more than 30 micro-breweries and brewpubs at the 5th annual event.

Trenary Outhouse Classic, February 27, 2010

A cure for cabin fever: The 17th annual wacky race between dozens of cleverly and colorfully decorated outhouses, equipped with skis for speed.

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