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.