Events Calendar

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Jan
25
Wed
Zehnder’s Snowfest @ Fankenmuth, MI
Jan 25 – Jan 30 all-day

ZEHNDER’S SNOWFEST, FRANKENMUTH

Marvel at the incredible light displays, giant snow and ice sculptures and wintery attractions at this popular celebration.

Jan
28
Sat
Heikinpaiva @ Hancock, MI
Jan 28 all-day

HEIKINPÄIVÄ, HANCOCK

Events throughout January celebrate the Finnish heritage of the Copper Country, with the annual parade and full day of frigid festivities on the last Saturday of the month.

Jan
30
Mon
International 500 Snowmobile Race @ Sault Ste Marie, MI
Jan 30 – Feb 4 all-day

INTERNATIONAL 500 SNOWMOBILE RACE, SAULT STE MARIE

Witness all of the thrills of NASCAR on the 49th running on one-mile, ice covered oval track. If the fact that this is the biggest snowmobiling competition in the world doesn’t impress you, racing speeds of up to 100 mph surely will.

Feb
2
Thu
Perchville USA @ East Tawas, MI
Feb 2 – Feb 5 all-day

PERCHVILLE USA, EAST TAWAS

The Lake Huron shore is the setting for the Softball on Ice tournament, fishing challenge, polar bear swim, snow sculptures, entertainment, games and Chilly Cook-Off.

Feb
4
Sat
Man vs Mountain @ Mt Pleasant, MI
Feb 4 all-day

MAN VS. MOUNTAIN, MT. PLEASANT

Winter’s most unique 5k challenges ages 14 and up to battle the elements and overcome strategically placed obstacles, such as a tire hop, log carry and wall climb, that are placed throughout the Mt. Pleasant park system.

Feb
10
Fri
Meridian Winter Blast @ Detroit, MI
Feb 10 – Feb 12 all-day

MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST, DETROIT

Experience the legendary 200-foot snow slide at this downtown winter carnival that also features ice skating, ice sculptures, music and programs for the kids.

Feb
11
Sat
Taste the Passion Wine Trail @ Leelanau Peninsula, MI
Feb 11 – Feb 12 all-day

TASTE THE PASSION WINE TRAIL, LEELANAU PENINSULA

Rejuvenate the romance in your relationship at this relaxing, self-guided tour of 26 wineries that pair wines with food tastings and chocolates

Feb
24
Fri
Winter Beer Festival @ Comstock Park, MI
Feb 24 – Feb 25 all-day

WINTER BEER FESTIVAL, COMSTOCK PARK

Sample a choice of nearly 1,000 Michigan craft beers from 100 brewers at this outdoor event for sippers 21 years and older. Food, live entertainment and fire pits warm up the Fifth Third Ball Park, just north of Grand Rapids

Mar
1
Wed
Butterflies are Blooming @ Grand Rapids, MI
Mar 1 – Apr 30 all-day

BUTTERFLIES ARE BLOOMING, GRAND RAPIDS

Watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalises and admire thousands of tropical butterflies flitting freely in the conservatory at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park . It’s the nation’s largest such exhibition.

Mar
3
Fri
Copper Dog 150 Dog Sled Race @ Calumet, MI
Mar 3 – Mar 5 all-day

COPPER DOG 150 SLED DOG RACE, CALUMET

In the northern woodlands of the Keweenaw Peninsula, powerful huskies demonstrate their teamwork and stamina as they race through the wintery terrain

Mar
4
Sat
Quiet Water Symposium @ East Lansing, MI
Mar 4 all-day

QUIET WATER SYMPOSIUM, EAST LANSING

Exhibitors and presentations at the MSU Pavilion cover the world of silent sports including paddling, bicycling, running, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing

Mar
15
Wed
Clare Irish Festival @ Clare, MI
Mar 15 – Mar 18 all-day

CLARE IRISH FESTIVAL, CLARE

Everyone is a wee bit Irish for four days of music, contests, a bed race, parade and wearin’ of the green in the city named for the county in Ireland.

Mar
21
Tue
Ann Arbor Film Festival @ Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 21 – Mar 26 all-day

ANN ARBOR FILM FESTIVAL, ANN ARBOR

The 55th annual moviegoer celebration marks the longest running indie film festival in the United States. This six-day feast screens over 180 short and feature length films straight from the minds of national and international filmmakers. Ask the experts about the industry, at the event that has produced some of America’s great cinematic icons.

Apr
26
Wed
National Trout Festival @ Kalkaska, MI
Apr 26 – Apr 30 all-day

NATIONAL TROUT FESTIVAL, KALKASKA

Take a selfie with the town’s towering brook trout sculpture/fountain, then join the wide-ranging fun in celebration of the opening of trout season.

Apr
27
Thu
Maple Syrup Festivals @ Vermontville and Shepherd, MI
Apr 27 – Apr 30 all-day

MAPLE SYRUP FESTIVALS

There’s no shortage of pancakes, maple concoctions and festivities in the mid-Michigan towns of Vermontville and Shepherd as they host their annual syrup celebrations on the same weekend.