FREE Family-Friendly February Events

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FREE Family-Friendly February Events

It’s hard to believe that February is here! I’m definitely ready for a new month after our record breaking low temperatures. Hopefully, February will bring warmer temperatures – I’ll even take temperatures in the 20’s and 30’s! As we look at the new month, I’ve found some FREE events in Metro Detroit, but I need your help in finding more. If you know of any FREE events, please comment below so I can add them. Thanks in advance! 

FREE Family-Friendly February Events

February 1 – Cranbrook Institute of Science (Bloomfield Hills)-  Free admission after 5 p.m. courtesy of the MASCO Corporation Foundation. 

February 2, 9, 16, 23 – FREE Movies at Beacon Park (Detroit) – Beacon Park has just announced free February movie taking place in their 10,000 square foot heated tent filled with comfy couches. 


  • Saturday, Feb. 2: 4 p.m. Wonder; 6:30 p.m. Crazy Rich Asians 
  • Saturday, Feb. 9: 4 p.m. Beauty and the Beast; 6:30 p.m. Casablanca; 8:30 p.m. The Big Sick
  • Saturday, Feb. 16: 4 p.m. The Lego Batman Movie; 6:30 p.m. Sleepless in Seattle; 8:30 p.m. Loving Vincent
  • Saturday, Feb. 23: 4 p.m. Despicable Me 3; 6 p.m. Wonder Woman; 9 p.m. Dunkirk

February 2, 9, 16, 23 – Flint Institute of Arts (Flint) – Huntington Bank celebrates the Flint Institute of Arts by providing everyone access free of charge every Saturday.

February 2 – Milford Winterfest (Milford) – This free event will have ice skating, snow painting, hot cocoa & smores, a bonfire, and more!!

February 8-10 and 15-17 – Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends (Detroit) – Ice sculpture garden, marshmallow roasting, live entertainment, and family fun activities. Free admission  

February 9 – Superhero Autism Activity Day (Saginaw) – Whether you’re getting your pictures taken with your favorite superheroes, running around obstacle courses with friends, jumping on the bounce house, getting your face painted by a professional, or getting creative with an arts & craft project, you and your family will have a great time!

February 9 – Ice Carving Festival (Ann Arbor) – Washtenaw County proudly presents our third annual Ice Carving Festival! Watch students from surrounding SE Michigan colleges and universities compete! Stand in awe as the carvers showcase their mastery with chainsaws & flamethrowers to create unique masterpieces to display at County Farm Park.

February 9 – Hartland Family Winterfest (Hartland) – This family-friendly event is FREE to all attendees and the festival activities have been designed to appeal to ALL AGES and WEATHER CONDITIONS. Noon to 6:00 PM — followed by a spectacular winter fireworks display! 

February 16 – Introduce a Girl to Engineering (Lansing) 

  • Who: 4th – 8th graders (Students must attend with a chaperone, 1 chaperone to 3 student maximum)
  • What: Attendees will get the opportunity to rotate through 5 different hands-on Engineering activities arranged in a preassigned track.  
  • When: Check-in 12:15-12:45 pm; Program: 1:00-4:00 pm
  • Where: Activities will take place in the MSU Engineering and Anthony Hall buildings

February 16 – Dinosaur Camp (Ann Arbor) – Learn more about dinosaurs and complete cool prehistoric activities at Dinosaur Camp!

February 16 – Bedtime Buddies Sleepover (Whitmore Lake) – Bring your children in their pajamas to the Library for a snuggly storytime and a snack with their bedtime buddies! After snack time, children will tuck their bedtime buddies in for a sleepover at the Library. No registration required for this FREE event.

All of February – Riley Park Ice Rink (Farmington) – Free outdoor ice skating during non-peak times. The rink is open Sunday-Thursday. Check for non-peak hours here


  • I didn’t know Beacon Park had movies – that should be really cool. I went to Lumen a few weeks ago to dine in their heated igloos and that was fun too (right next to/in Beacon Park).

  • I think February is supposed to start off at like 40 degrees. :O Lots of fun activities. We’re definitely itching to get out! I’m still working up the nerve to go to a winterfest – hopefully once it warms up again. 🙂

  • Tim B

    The heated tent at Beacon Park to watch movies sounds like a fun idea. They are showing some good movies too! We are most likely to take advantage of the free ice skating at Riley Park in Farmington Hills though. Thanks for the heads up about that!

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