February 2020 - Don't Forget Valetine's Day!!!!

Promoting Michigan Getaways - Entertainment & Storytelling.


Winter is more than half over so this may be it for winter festivals.  I am making it a point to take Bob the Turtle to the Eben Ice Caves and a Polar Plunge, hopefully in Houghton, this month.  Everything is "up north" this month.

The Winter Fest in Houghton has been one of the best since 1922. In addition to outdoor events the Snow Sculptures are awesome.

 The Outhouse Classic in Trenary is the original privy race.

The 4th Annual Upper Peninsula Sing Off will be held at the Nahma General Store on the day after Valentine's Day

"Country Horseshoes" is just one of the competitions at the Winter Fest in Beulah.

Kalkaska Winterfest is the largest sprint sled dog race in the continental United States. As many as 100 teams compete in a variety of events. One very popular event is the skijorer race. This is an event where the dogs pull racers on cross country skis. Other events include a dog pull competition, and a Recliner Race, winter demolition derby.

The Dam To Dam Icefishing Tournament in Newaygo attracts competitors from across the country.  In addition to prizes for several species, Bluegill, Crappie, Perch, Walleye, and Pike, they also have a prize for the Best Hat!

February Shows and Performances

The Women's Expo - Lansing Center February 7-9

Oddities & Rarities Show - Oxford Library - February 22 - 1:00 PM

New podcast episodes are posted on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.

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