On the Calendar: Detroit February 2020
Stories Darralynn Hutson
People don’t hide from winter in Detroit. The comedy shows, music concerts, and festivals don’t stop coming. And conferences and tours play on. Detroiters celebrate snowy season—because, let’s face it, we can’t stop the snow from falling or ice from forming. Each year, February is filled with events and activities for the entire family. Whether you’re looking for date ideas or a fun day with the kids this month, Detroit has a lot to offer.
Sesame Street Live
Fox Theatre, Detroit
54th Annual Detroit RV & Camping Show
Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi
More than 350 RVs, including folding campers, motorhomes, travel trailers, toy haulers, fifth wheel travel trailers, and a park model, ranging from $6,995 to $400,000, all come together for this annual event. The show has more than 75 booth exhibitors featuring parts and accessories, campground information, on-site RV financing, and RV rentals, making this the complete RV show experience. Admission includes educational seminars.
Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend
Campus Martius Park, Detroit
Enjoy ice skating, professional skating demonstrations, ice sculptures, eats, zip-lining, giant slides, kids’ activities, and more than 50 live music acts.
Russell Industrial Center, Detroit
Sweets & Treats Bus Tour
Feb. 15, 12–3 p.m.
Tech Town, Detroit
Participants will have time to sample and buy, as well as hear from some of the shop owners. Stops include Good Cakes and Bakes, For the Love of Sugar, and BonBonBon.
The Fabulously Funny Comedy Festival
The Fox Theatre, Detroit
Wayne State University Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m.
Saint Andrews Hall, Detroit
The class of 2020 includes 10-time national champion swimmer Carol Azambuja, national champion diver Paige Kortman, seven-time national champion swimmer Kayla Scott, men’s basketball standout Bryan Smothers, three-time All-GLIAC linebacker Ed Viverette, and three-time All-Region softball outfielder Logan White.
Nation of Islam, Saviours’ Day
TCF Center, Detroit
The Garth Brooks Stadium Tour
Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Ford Field, Detroit
Hamtramck Music Festival
The festival will fill 21 venues with more than 160 bands. There will be free shuttles running throughout the night.
Motor City Tattoo Expo
Feb. 28–March 1
The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center
For more than two decades, the Motor City Tattoo Expo has attracted enthusiasts from around the world. All under one roof, you’ll find 170 booths and more than 300 artists tattooing in various styles.