10 Things To Do this Weekend: February 9th-11th
Get out and enjoy the winter weather this weekend. There are several events happening in downtown Grand Rapids -- from the Golf Show to ice sculptures and Human Hungry Hippos! Also this weekend, you can watch the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics, Learn to Luge, and take a Polar Plunge! There are also a few concerts and sporting events.
Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.
Click on the event title for additional information.
West Michigan Golf Show
DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - 2:00 pm-9:00 pm
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 10:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday, February 11th, 2018 - 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Cost: Adults $10, Children 6-14 $4
For over 25 years, West Michigan has started their golf season off right with the West Michigan Golf Show. With the area’s top equipment dealers, courses and resorts, you can plan your entire summer of golf, and even tee off for the first time of the season, all inside DeVos Place.
Valent-ICE -- A World of Winter event
Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - 4:00 pm-11:30 pm
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Sunday, February 11th, 2018 - 12:00 pm-8:30 pm
Cost: Free to low cost events
The 1st annual World of Winter festival kicks off on Friday. A full slate of winter activities will be happening in Downtown Grand Rapids. The 8-day festival (which runs through Friday, February 16th) is designed to take advantage of Michigan’s cold climate, provide fun ways for people to get outside and enjoy the season and make Grand Rapids a better winter city, which makes Grand Rapids a better year-round city. Activities planned for this weekend include at Rosa Parks Circle include a PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony Watch Party on Friday, and a Human Hungry Hungry Hippo Tournament on Sunday, among all the other events scheduled. Check out the website for the complete schedule and details.
Learn to Luge Weekend
Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex, 462 N. Scenic Dr., Muskegon, MI 49445
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 9:00 am-9:00 pm
Sunday, February 11th, 2018 - 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Learn to luge at one of only four luge tracks in the United States. Although shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks in New York and Salt Lake City, the Muskegon Luge track provides an Olympic thrill with the safety of the participant in mind. The size of each session is limited, so participants can expect to get 3-6 runs depending on weather conditions and efficiency of the group and personal pace. The first 20 minutes of the session you will receive instruction from an experienced luge coach and safety equipment. During free sliding time a coaches will be positioned along the track to give you instruction throughout the session. The last 15 minutes of each session is set aside for participant certificates and a medals ceremony.
Hockey: The Grand Rapids Griffins
Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - 7:00 pm - vs. The San Antonio Rampage
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 7:00 pm - vs. The Stockton Heat
Cost: Tickets start at $19
On Friday the Griffins take on the Rampage and it will be $2 beers and $2 hot dogs. On Saturday there will be a Evgeny Svechnikov Bobblehead giveaway presented by Lake Michigan Credit Union (The first 2,500 fans in attendance will receive an Evgeny Svechnikov bobblehead) and a Championship celebration jersey auction after the game.
The Grand Rapids Symphony presents Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - 7:30 pm
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 2:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $46
The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban™. John Williams’ legendary score will be performed with the Grand Rapids Pops as the film is projected simultaneously on the big screen.
Panama -- A Tribute to Van Halen
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, February 9th, 2018 - 9:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $12
The members of Panama recreate with great detail and energy, the early Van Halen concert experience.
Turk Lake Polar Plunge
Turk Lake Restaurant, 161 S. Turk Lake Dr, Greenville, MI 48838
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - Registration starts at 12:00 pm
Cost: Free Admission. Donations appreciated
The Turk Lake Polar Plunge in Greenville takes place this Saturday. Registration starts at 12:00 pm. The parade of costumes will take place at 2:55 pm with the plunge into Turk Lake following at 3:00 pm. Awards will take place immediately following the last plunger. Polar Plunges are a Law Enforcement Torch Run event -- one of the largest grassroots fundraisers for Special Olympics globally. Officers from both Law Enforcement and Corrections help raise funds and create awareness for Special Olympics year round. By participating in a Polar Plunge you are helping to raise funds for over 23,000 athletes who participate in Special Olympics Michigan.
Winter Family Day at Meijer Gardens
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Cost: Free with membership or admission
Bundle up for an outdoor adventure and visit the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden for an afternoon of wintry fun for all ages! There will be plenty of hot chocolate to keep you warm and loads of activities to keep you busy. You can observe a sculptor transform a block of ice into an amazing piece of ice art, add a touch of paint to create a picturesque winter scene on snow, create an eco-friendly mosaic on the snow with seeds, and discover fascinating facts about creatures of the night on the naturalist walk.
The Verve Pipe with Sponge
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 8:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $18
West Michigan’s very own, The Verve Pipe, will be in concert at 20 Monroe Live on Saturday evening along with Sponge.
Basketball: The Grand Rapids Drive vs. The Memphis Hustle
The DeltaPlex Arena, 2500 Turner Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Sunday, February 11th, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Cost: Tickets start at $5
The Grand Rapids Drive take on The Memphis Hustle on Sunday afternoon.