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Ride The Rapid to Events Throughout February 2019

February Events

There’s no shortage of winter fun all February long. Whether you’re planning a trip with your sweetheart in honor of Valentine’s Day or just avoiding cabin fever with your kids, there’s something for everyone’s calendar. 

Here are some events we can get you to this month:

Downtown Market Ice Bar: Tropical Chill

Need a fun Valentine’s Day date idea? Hop a ride over to the Downtown Market on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m. You can enjoy frozen tundra yard games and frosty tropical cocktails from the Ice Bar.

Michigan International Auto Show

The Silver Line can get you within steps of DeVos Place for the coolest display of cars and trucks this year. The Auto Show runs from Jan. 31 – Feb. 3. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for children.

Relax at Rosa on ICE: A World of Winter Event

Spend your lunch break with live music and food trucks! This event includes free ice skating, foosball and ice games. This is just one of many events that make up the World of Winter Festival running from Feb. 14 – Feb. 17.

Beer Month GR

Are you a Beer City Brewsader? Enjoy a month of specials at various craft breweries in GR. Beer Month takes place Feb. 15 – Mar. 15. Plenty of time to grab a pint and enjoy!


Take a ride to Grand Rapids Civic Theatre for this ultimate feel-good show. This musical is showing Feb. 22 – 24, 27 – 28 and Mar. 1 – 3, 6 – 10 and 13 – 17. You won’t want to miss it.

Taste of Soul Sunday

Celebrate African American history and culture at Grand Rapids Public Library. Free food samples, live music, and family crafts will be available as well. The event is on Feb. 17 from 1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Chiaroscuro International Film Series

You can catch two of the showings on Feb. 10 and Feb. 24 for free at the UICA. The event is free and open to the public.

Artist Talk: Dylan Miner

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is hosting activist and scholar, Dylan Miner to talk about his GRAM exhibition Water is Sacred // Trees are Relative. Enjoy this free discussion about the Great Lakes watershed and region on Feb. 21 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Disney On Ice presents Frozen

On Feb. 28, take your family to Van Andel Arena for a night of Disney magic and your favorite Frozen characters. Ticket prices vary. 

Valentine’s Dash 5K

Explore the trails and roads of Kentwood on Feb. 9 with your sweetheart. Starting at the Kentwood Library at 11 a.m., this course is great for first-time runners but will also provide a challenge to more experienced runners. There’s even an after-party with music, Valentines-themed snacks, a photo booth, the award ceremony and

Written by Brittany Schlacter

The Public Outreach Coordinator of Digital Media at The Rapid.