Festival of the Arts - Annually February 1 - February 28

The Festival of the Arts is an annual series of entertainment, educational and cultural events offered daily throughout February in Big Rapids. Provided through a partnership between Ferris State University and the Big Rapids community, the Festival features a variety of art, film and music presentations, as well as interactive workshops and contests.

Beat the winter blues with a month-long celebration of art, music, dance, literature and more!

All Events are held in Big Rapids. Admission to most events is FREE; however, some require advanced registration or ticket purchase.


We would like to thank all of the sponsors and participants that made the 2018 Festival of the Arts a success. Thank you!

The Festival of the Arts Board is already in the planning stages for the 2019 Festival. If you have suggestions for programs or if you are a performer and would like to participate in the 2019 festival please contact the board .