Mid Michigan Winter Events & Festivals 2022

Looking for something to do and get out of the house? Let me help you find something fun!

Here is a list with over 50 events happening in and around the Mid Michigan area! They are listed in order by the start date and divided into the following categories.

  • Teens & Kids
  • Arts & DIY
  • Games & Sport
  • Food & Dinners
  • Shows & Music
  • Outdoor Events & Festival

Teens & Kids

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 AT 6 PM

Twisted Roots Marketplace – Hemlock

Open Create Teen Edition

Cheap to Chic will be offering an open create night for teens. This is not instructor led. Supplies and guidance will be available, so let your imaginations run free. Focusing on watercolor art along with paper bag snowflakes for January. Make one, make ten, just MAKE. Escape the winter blues and meet your besties at the marketplace. Pre-Registration https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfYssZK1UB…/viewform…

FRIDAY, January 28, 2022 AT 6:30 PM – 9 PM

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – Mt. Pleasant

Date Night

Children must be 4 years or older to attend. Call the museum (989)-317-3221 or stop by to preregister! Pre-registration required. Regular Pricing: $20/each child, $15/each child. Drop the littles off for a couple hours for snacks and private play time after hours!

SATURDAY, January 29, 2022 AT 9 AM – 10 AM

RedBloom Yoga – Mt. Pleasant

Kids Yoga Series

Join Red Bloom Yoga for a fun filled 6 weeks of Kids Yoga! This 6-week series engages the natural energy and enthusiasm of children while teaching self-regulation and self-esteem! Which includes playing games, telling stories, and enjoying music and movement, traditional yoga postures, and meditation. Explore partner poses, balancing poses, breathing exercises, visual imagery, and creative relaxation techniques within a dynamic and fun practice for children approximately ages 3-11. This Kids Yoga Series happens at the same time as our Adult Saturday Morning Stretch Class so you can DROP THE LITTLES OFF AT YOGA AND ENJOY SOME ZEN YOURSELF!!! Dates of Series: 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5. $50 for the FULL 6-week series. Drop ins available at $10 each.

SATURDAY, January 29, 2022 AT 10 AM

Alma High School – Alma

Annual Pompon Kids Clinic

Join the Alma Varsity Pompon team for the annual Alma Pompon Kid’s Clinic. Participants will learn a pompon routine and kick line tailored toward their age group as well as learn basic pom motions and skills. All participants are welcome to come and perform their routine with the Alma Varsity Pompon team during half-time at the Alma Varsity basketball game on Tuesday, February 1st.

MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 2022 AT 4 PM – 5 PM

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – Mt. Pleasant

Kids at History

This program focuses on various topics in history with activities to go along! Take a step BACK in time with Meghan Welker, staff member and student at Central Michigan University who is studying Anthropology, History, Geology, AND Museum Studies!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2022 AT 4 PM – 6 PM

Alma Public Library – Alma

Teen Movie Nights

Join us as we watch movies based on each month’s book club selection! Book club meets on the first Monday of the month. Open to grades 7-12. No registration required. Upcoming movies:
February 9: Everything, Everything
March 9: The Hate U Give

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2022 AT 6 PM

Twisted Roots Marketplace – Hemlock

TEEN Valentines Candy Bouquet

Grab your friends or come make some new ones at this teen friendly Friends-entine event! Come chill and make a yummy candy bouquet for your valentine… or yourself, no judgment here 🙂

ThursDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022 AT 5:30 PM – 7 PM

Chippewa Nature Center – Midland

Family snowshow hike

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of exploration on snowshoes – no experience needed! Search high and low for signs of animals while exploring on and off trails. Please bring a sled to pull younger children. Pre-register and reserve snowshoes online or call 989.631.0830. If snow conditions are unfavorable, the hike will be canceled (based on the discretion of CNC). FREE | All ages, under 18 w/adult.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2022 AT 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum – Mt. Pleasant

Teen Night

A monthly program from the Mt. Pleasant Discovery Museum to provide positive mental health education to teens in the area, as well as provide a safe and welcoming environment where teens can socialize with others. Pizza is provided, if your child has a dietary restriction please inform at check in! Sponsored by Isabella Bank and the Mt. Pleasant Community Foundation.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022 AT 3 PM – 5 PM

Art Reach of Mid Michigan – Mt. Pleasant

Woodburning Techniques for Teens

Teens are invited to join local pyrographer and artist Kelsey Yarger in this woodburning workshop. In this 3-hour workshop, teens will learn the history of pyrography, how to safely use a burner, and woodburning techniques. Students will have the chance to practice and plan their designs. Each student will leave with completed projects. This skill-building teen workshop takes place 3-5 pm, Sunday, February 13, in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E Broadway in Mount Pleasant.


Art & DIY

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 AT 2 PM – 7 PM

Art Reach of Mid Michigan – Mt. Pleasant

Celebrate Michigan’s 185th Birthday

Join Art Reach in celebrating the 185th Birthday of the state of Michigan by creating your own etched project. This drop-in project does not require registration and is open to all ages. Art Reach will provide all of the supplies (glassware, etching cream, stencils, etc.) and instruction. Each item is $5.

SATURDAY, January 29, 2022 AT 10 AM – 2 PM

For Arts Sake – 117 S Main St, Mt Pleasant

String Art with Megan

Create your very own string art. Prepare the board, draw a simple shape and start stringing! This is such a fun and simple craft.

10×10 Board provided along with, sanding sponge, acrylic paint, hammer, nails & string. If you can use a hammer (or bring someone who can help) you can do this craft! $20, Please Pre-Register for this event by sending a $5 Deposit to FAS Via Paypal: paypal.me/FASCoOp Venmo: @FASCo-Op.

SATURDAY, January 29, 2022 AT 3 PM – 6 PM

For Arts Sake – 117 S Main St, Mt Pleasant

Wet Felting: Luminaries

Add a bit of glow to the winter evenings by creating a beautiful wet felted Merino luminary. Each luminary is constructed using soft fine Merino batting (unwoven wool) and the magical wet felting process, which includes soapy water and agitation. This class goes over instruction and demonstration of the wet felting technique to create a 3D object, focusing on a thin fiber layout. No previous experience is necessary, and each participant will be able to felt, shape, and complete a luminary to take with them at the end of class. Each one will be unique and vary in size. The average size is approx. 6″ tall with a 5-6″ wide diameter. Ages:12+. Cost: $35 (includes supplies) Register with a pre-payment of $5 Via
PayPal: PayPal.me/FASCoOp, Venmo: @FASCo-Op Or cash in store.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022 AT 1 PM – 4 PM

Art Reach of Mid Michigan – Mt. Pleasant

Watercolor & Haiku Workshop

Clear your mind and express yourself with local artist, poet, and English instructor Cheryl Meyer in this soothing poetry and haiku workshop. Participants will be shown a demonstration and basic techniques of watercolor before painting a unique creation of their own. While the watercolor dries, participants will learn the fundamentals of haiku and will write their own with guidance but creative freedom. Everyone will go home with a creative watercolor painting and a poetic pairing! This workshop is for those who want to clear their minds, do art, write poetry, or all of the above! All supplies and instruction are included, unless you have a special journal or book you would like to write in. This workshop meets 1-4 pm, Saturday, February 5 in the Idonea Hersee Classroom at Art Reach, 111 E Broadway in Mount Pleasant.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022 AT 1:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Poppin Decor Balloon Co. – Chesaning

Learn To Twist

Class is $12 per person. Come learn to Twist some fun creations with Balloon Man Sam. We will provide all needed balloons and pump; you will learn several creations and what’s even better you will get to take them all home with you! This is geared towards children 6 and up (you are never too old to have some fun) all children under 10 will need to be accompanied by an adult the entire class.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022 AT 4 PM – 5 PM

Art Reach of Mid Michigan – Mt. Pleasant

Third Thursdays (Free Craft)

Join Art Reach for the monthly Third Thursday art class. Students will create fun crafts to take home! Third Thursday crafts are from 4-5 pm, on the 3rd Thursday of each month (excluding August & December) at Art Reach, 111 E. Broadway, in downtown Mt. Pleasant. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2022 AT 6 PM

Sherman Township Library – Weidman

Pom-Pom Bear Charm

Join us at the library for a make and take craft. Masks are required for all attendees, regardless of vaccination status. Craft inspired by: https://youtu.be/ojud-h9JhZM


Games & Sport

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 AT 7 PM – 9 PM

The Tipsy Cow – Elsie (formerly Cooters)

Game Night: Trivia

Trivia at The Tipsy Cow EVERY OTHER WEDNESDAY at 7pm! Call 989-398-1200 or 989-398-1025 to reserve your team.

SATURDAY, January 29, 2022 AT 6:30 PM

Pins Bar and Grill – Ithaca

Back in Black ‘n’ White Scrimmage

Central Michigan Mayhem mixed scrimmage, women’s only roller derby. Spectators can buy tickets pre-sale for $10 dollars from a Mayhem league member. Tickets at the door will be $12. We do accept credit. The Will-Call ticket link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5344248…

The doors for spectators will be opened at 6:30pm. The first whistle for the game to begin will be at 7:00pm promptly. An after party will follow at Pins Bar and Grille in the Tavern area! Please stay for dancing, drinks, food, and fun!

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2022 AT 7 PM – 9:30 PM

Pins Bar and Grille – Ithaca

Freshie February

Start your new year off right! Have you ever wanted to try out roller derby? Now is your chance! Be a part of an amazing derby family and learn new skills that will make you build your confidence. Freshie February is an event put on by your local roller derby team, Central Michigan Mayhem. This event happens every Monday and Wednesday in February from 7:00pm to 9:30pm come out to Pins, 1091 E Center St, Ithaca, MI 48847 to learn the basics of roller derby. 18+, wear a molded mouth guard, safety gear is required. You can borrow safety gear and skates from Central Michigan Mayhem, please give advanced notice if needed. No experience necessary and cost is Free!

If you have any questions message Central Michigan Mayhem on Facebook or email at centralmichiganmayhem@gmail.com.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2022 AT 7 PM

Next Level Espresso – Alma

Learn to Play Flesh and Blood

The next big 1v1 trading card game is upon us! Visit Next Level Espress to learn how to play Flesh and Blood.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022 AT 10 AM – 6 PM

Cooter’s RC Raceway – 1630 Wright Ave, Alma

Cooter’s Club racing Off-road carpet

RC off-road carpet racing. Race fees are $25, $15, $10 with family rates available. Doors open at 8:00 am, Registration closes at 10:00 am. Drivers meeting at 10:30 racing starts immediately after drivers meeting. Race classes include, but not limited to: 13.5 Short Course Truck,13.5 Stadium truck, Brushed Mini, Open Mini, 17.5 Stock Buggy, and 17.5 Wheeler. Practice time: Wednesday – Friday 3:00pm – 8:00pm and
Saturday 12:00pm – 8pm.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022 AT 5 PM – 7:30 PM

Sherman Township Library – Weidman

Puzzle Night

Join us for jigsaw our monthly jigsaw puzzle night. Out of an abundance of caution, we are requiring masks for all program attendees.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022 AT 4 PM

Karma Kat Cafe – Mt. Pleasant

Karma Kat Drag Bingo

Join Beauty Beyond Drag Productions as we play bingo and raise awareness for Karma Kat Cafe.
Tickets are $15 and available via Eventbrite. Hosted by La Reine Divine with performances by
Daya Molayne-Chaunte and Cherub Sinn. A portion of ticket sales will be donated directly back to Karma Kat Cafe to help with their vet bills and promotion of spaying and neutering ALL animals!

Friday, February 25, 2022 AT 3 PM – FEB 27 AT 5 PM

Fast Eddie’s Hot Wheels on Ice928 W Houghton Lake Dr, Prudenville

Ice track oval racing! Sprint cars, go karts & more!


Food & Dinners

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022 AT 5 PM – 6 PM

Mt. Pleasant VFW Post 3033 – Mt. Pleasant

Chili Cookoff

Don’t make chili? Come be the judges, chili tasting will be by donation. Drinks can be purchased from the Canteen. There will be a prize for the winner. If you would like to sign up to enter your chili in the contest, sign up at the Canteen before February 2nd. Please note what kind of chili you will be making, hot, mild, white chicken, etc. Set up between 4-5 on Feb 5th with tasting starting at 5PM.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022 AT 10 AM – 6 PM

Mason Masonic Lodge #70 – Mason

Great Pierogi & Polish Favorites Drive Up

The incredible curbside pick-up event series that has been getting delicious, authentic Polish food to thousands across Michigan and Ohio over the last nearly two years is returning to the Masonic Lodge in Mason. This curbside food pick-up event offers delicious handmade pierogi, heat and serve Polish entrees and baked goods from food vendors spanning Michigan and Ohio. All purchases are by pre-order with the deadline for placing orders currently set for Thursday, February 3 at 9 pm. The link for ordering is https://fs4.formsite.com/quint1971/iyzuiwdtsk/index.html.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 AT 6 PM – 9:30 PM

Alma Elks Lodge #1400 – 610 W Warwick Dr, Alma

Murder behind-the-Mirror Mystery Dinner

Murder mystery dinner fundraiser for Royal Family Kids Camp and Mentoring programs. You just received an invitation to a mysterious affair called the Nevermore Gala. All anybody knows is that it will be an unforgettable bash held behind the mystifying Mirror of Daebub – an ancient relic that was recently purchased by one of Manhattan’s elites at an exclusive art auction. Nobody knows the reason, but the tycoon had second thoughts about his purchase and sold the magical mirror to an unknown buyer in the town of Nevermore – over two-thousand miles away. You’ve received an invitation to this cryptic social event of the year. Will you have the nerve to take a step into the mirror and face what lurks behind? This is where your story begins. Trailer of the event https://youtu.be/__mT8NWNfSw
Dinner – menu information will be posted later. Silent auction, 50/50 raffle and Cash bar. Tickets on sale now call 989-506-3316 for tickets, $45 each. Doors open at 5:00pm. No age restrictions. Pay on PayPal https://www.paypal.com/donate/?cmd=_s-xclick…

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022 AT 9 AM – 11 AM

Mt. Pleasant VFW Post 3033 – Mt. Pleasant

Bloody Mary Fundraiser Breakfast

Cost is $10.00 and includes breakfast and your first drink. Join us once a month for Bloody Mary Breakfast to help support the VFW Post 3033 Rider’s Group. This is open to the public, you do not have to be a member of the rider’s group to enjoy the Bloody Mary breakfast.


Shows & Music

Friday, February 4, 2022 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall – Alma College

Student Choreography Concert

Alma College dance students present their annual concert. The Alma College dance program’s students present original choreography in a range of styles and formats. Free, no ticket required.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2022 AT 8 PM – 11 PM

Four7 Food & Spirits121 S Pine River St, Ithaca

Something with James at the Four 7

Acoustic covers from Pearl Jam to Prince and everything in between!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022 AT 11 AM

Freeland Sports Zone Community Hall – Freeland

“Fantastic February” Magic/Puppet Show

The Amazing Clark Presents “Fantastic February” Magic/Puppet show! This fun-filled show includes comedy magic along with an interactive puppet show. Audience members will be amazed by incredible magical illusions, while laughing during the heart-warming puppet show. Fun for the entire family!!! Location: Freeland Sports Zone Community Hall, 5690 Midland Rd. Freeland, MI. Cost: Free

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022 AT 2 PM – 4 PM

Celebration Cinema (Studio Park) – Grand Rapids

World of Winter | Lunar New Year Storytelling

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us at this FREE event featuring outdoor storytelling, storybook reading and dragon/lion dance performances. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Grand Rapids Asian-Pacific Foundation and takes place at the Studio Park piazza. Learn more at WorldOfWinterGR.org.

Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall – Alma

Student Choreography Concert

Alma College dance students present their annual concert. The Alma College dance program’s students present original choreography in a range of styles and formats. Free, no ticket required.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2022 AT 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

CMU Department of Theatre and Dance – Mt. Pleasant

The Revolutionists
Written by Lauren Gunderson and Directed by Keeley Stanley-Bohn. Four beautiful, badass women lose their heads in this irreverent, girl-powered comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. This grand and dream-tweaked comedy is about violence and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, compatriots and chosen sisters, and how we actually go about changing the world. Includes violence and mature themes. Please visit https://cam.cmich.edu/tad/season for the latest mask and distancing requirements.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 AT 5:30 PM – 11 PM

Horizons Center Weddings – Saginaw

Feathers and Fedoras

The annual Roaring 20s gala is back, live and in-person! An exciting night filled with dancing, dining, music from Stone Street Revival, casino-style gaming featuring Deke’s ParaDice Casino, and live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50 per person. For information or to register, please go to dnmm.org/faf or contact Matthew Ivan at 989-430-6105.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2022 AT 11 AM

Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids

Disney On Ice Presents Mickey & Friends

7 magical performances February 10 through February 13, 2022. Share every enchanting moment with all your favorite Disney characters. An epic adventure awaits. Sail with Moana and Maui on a high-seas adventure to save Moana’s island, celebrate true friendship with Woody and the whole Toy Store gang, travel to Arendelle with Anna and Elsa and learn how love is the most powerful magic of all. See Cinderella, Rapunzel and the Disney Princesses make their dreams possible through bravery, kindness and perseverance. Tickets on sale Tuesday, November 9th at 10:00AM. SCHEDULE:
Thursday, February 10th at 7:00PM
Friday, February 11th at 7:000PM
Saturday, February 12th at 11:00AM, 3:00PM & 7:00PM
Sunday, February 13th at 11:00AM & 3:00PM

Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Remick Heritage Center, Presbyterian Hall – Alma

Alma Choir Concert

Come and hear the Choir’s performance of music by Britten, Handel and Bach! Free, no ticket required.

FriDAY, FEBRUARY 18 & 19 2022 AT 7 PM

Gratiot County Players Theater – Alma

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson, courtesy of Dramatist Play Service. When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022 AT 7 PM – 1 AM

Breckenridge American Legion Post 295 – Breckenridge

Comedian Show Featuring Rush Intertainment
Tickets are $15.00 a piece and are limited so get yours early! Tickets can be purchased at the Breckenridge American Legion Wednesday Thru Sunday after 4:00pm. Finger foods and Music after the show are included. The Bar will be closed from 7:00pm until 9:00pm unless you are a ticket holder!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2022 AT 8 PM

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mt. Pleasant

Collective Soul with Special Guest Everclear

About Collective Soul, these five fiery Georgia-bred rockers are only just getting started with the next phase of a thriving career that has seen them move millions of records and wow multitudes of fans all across the globe. Thanks to the warm reception of their acclaimed 2019 album release Blood, Collective Soul are quite galvanized to add as much fresh material into their live sets as they can.

Everclear is known for truly iconic ’90s alt-rock hits. Everclear continues to tour extensively, and no gig is complete without a rendition of “Santa Monica” and “Father of Mine,” lately the band has found that exploring the full range of past material—especially the “deep cuts”—not only gives fans a rare treat, it also injects new life into the band’s live dynamic. Find out more information: https://www.soaringeaglecasino.com/…/Collective-Soul… 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022 AT 1 PM – 5 PM

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort – Mt. Pleasant

Bridal Show at Soaring Eagle

Here Come The Brides, Bridal Show Team is hosting the 13th season of shows. Visit with several vendors in a more intimate level. Large show with a small feel. This is a great way to meet and get a feel for vendors that can make your visions come true.

The show is located in the concert venue of Soaring Eagle Casino. Over $20,000 in prize giveaways, including a romantic weekend giveaway and our signature “bridal war games” with crowd participation. You will also be treated to a fabulous fashion show. The first 100 brides receive a gift valued at $20.00. Come enjoy the day. Everyone is welcome to this event. Children are free – Parking is free. Interested Vendors visit /herecomethebridesbridalshow.com.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2022 AT 2 PM

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 & 26, 2022 AT 7 PM

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022 AT 2 PM

Gratiot County Players Theater – Alma

Silent Sky

by Lauren Gunderson, courtesy of Dramatist Play Service. When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.


Outdoor

SaturDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2022 AT 2 PM – 4 PM

Chippewa Nature Center – Midland

SNOWSHOE SAMPLER

It’s time to play outside! Drop by any time to give CNC’s snowshoes a try, do a winter scavenger hunt or warm up by a campfire. Meet at the Homestead Cabin and enjoy a winter afternoon in the snow. If snow conditions are unfavorable, the event will be canceled (based on the discretion of CNC). FREE | All ages, under 18 w/adult

SunDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022 AT 2 PM – 4 PM

Chippewa Nature Center – Midland

Winter at the Wigwam

Drop by the wigwam to get a glimpse into what it was like for the Ojibwa people to live in a wigwam along the Pine River several hundred years ago. You’ll have a chance to see some traditional tools used for hunting and preparing wild game, learn about the fur trade and see some plants used for making cordage and baskets. If there is enough snow, we’ll play a game of snow snakes outside. FREE | All Ages, under 18 w/adult

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2022 AT 6 PM – 7 PM

Ringwood Forest – St. Charles

Sunset Hike

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 AT 10 AM

Deerfield Nature Park – Mt. Pleasant

Snowshoe Walk at Deerfield Park

Join Cheryl Meyer from 10am until noon to snowshoe the trails and enjoy winter. Meet in the parking lot near the park canoe launch. Contact Cheryl at 989-400-9449 with questions.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 AT 10:30 AM – 1 PM

320 W Broadway St, Mt Pleasant

Chili Challenge 5K

A fun race that gives participants an added challenge of running in the chilly elements of a Michigan winter and finishing with a chili bar and a brew crafted specially for participants at Mountain Town Station to warm up! This unique course takes you through paved trails and terrain along the City’s beautiful GKB river trail along the Chippewa River.
Chili Challenge 5K is a timed event and open to all participants ages 10 and up. There will be awards for top male and female finishers in their age divisions. Cost: $44, Registration also includes:
– Long Sleeve Shirt
– Custom Finisher Medal
– Chili bar following event at Mountain Town Station
– Complimentary craft brew (21+) or beverage

Visit www.mt-pleasant.org/chili5k for more information and to register.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022 AT 11 AM

O’Kelly’s Sports Bar & Grille – Mt. Pleasant

2022 Mount Pleasant Polar Plunge

BE BOLD and GET COLD at the 2022 Mount Pleasant Polar Plunge! Brave the cold and raise funds to support Special Olympics Michigan athletes and programs. All plungers must fundraise at least $100 to receive this year’s official plunge sweatshirt. Register and learn more at PLUNGEMI.org.


Festivals

Friday, January 7, 2022 – March 6, 2022

World of Winter Festival in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids invites you to experience the cold-weather season in new and creative ways during its annual World of Winter Festival. See art and performances. Play games and make new friends. Embark on a fun-filled family adventure or romantic Valentine’s Day stroll. Dine, drink and even dance al fresco.

SATURDAY, January 29, 2022 AT 7 PM – 10 PM

555 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids

World of Winter | Silent Disco

Sing and dance like no one’s watching at this FREE Silent Disco event! Guests are invited to grab a pair of wireless headphones and enjoy live music from a variety of local DJs. This event is FREE to attend.

DJ LINEUP:
7:00 – 8:00 PM: AB & Floppy Drive
8:00 – 9:00 PM: Diesel & DJ Sommelier
9:00 – 10:00 PM: Taheo B2B Yeesh & DJ Tony Banks

Food trucks on-site: Patty Matters, Mapocho, Street Chef Shaw, BlueChip

This event is one of many during the 2022 World of Winter Festival in #DowntownGR. Learn more at WorldOfWinterGR.com.#WorldOfWinterGR

Saturday, January 22, 23 & 29, 2022

Tip Up Town USA – Houghton Lake

Michigan’s longest running winter festival, this year will include Side by Side Racing, Polar Bear Dip, Games on Stage and in the Village, 5K Fun Run, and Snowmobile Drag.

Wednesday, January 26 – 30, 2022

Zehnder’s Snowfest – Frankenmuth

One of the top snow sculpting events, an annual festival held in the city of Frankenmuth, Michigan. Famous for its Bavarian-style architecture, the family-friendly event offers fun and entertainment for the whole family with larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautiful ice carvings. Every night ends with a fireworks display. Kids can enjoy a petting zoo and many fun activities.

There is live music by popular bands, Wolverine State Brewery’s beer, and plenty of delicious food that will keep visitors warm and happy. 

Thursday, January 27 – Enjoy the famous Zehnder’s 2-Piece Chicken Luncheon in Zehnder’s beautiful Main Dining Room. Then be entertained by top notch musicians and comedians in ”Dueling Pianos” – a modern day vaudeville act! These two pianists are your ringmasters for the day and will play the rockin’ oldies hits of yesterday and today. They run the show and will get you clapping, laughing and singing.

Come and be a part of the show! Cost is $50 per person, includes meal, tax, tip and entertainment. Reservations required, call (989) 652-0450 or book tickets online below. https://www.zehnders.com/…/zehnders-snowfest-lunch…/

Thursday, February 10 – 13, 2022

2021 Frostbite Winter Festival – Harrison

Can’t wait for spring to golf? Each year in February they dust off their golf clubs and invite visitors to play in this uproarious golf tournament on frozen Budd Lake in downtown Harrison.

Saturday, February 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 2022 AT 10 AM4 PM

Potter Park Zoo – Lansing

Ice Safari 2022

Visit the zoo and experience an Ice Safari! There will be animal ice carvings displayed throughout the zoo. The installations will be provided by Miller Ice Sculptures of Lansing. Tour unique art and learn about conservation efforts with messaging attached to each sculpture. Live carvings will also be featured in the Green Space Feb. 20.

Never visited the zoo in the winter? Many animals thrive in the cold and will be out and about to observe – bald eagles, wolves, otters, Arctic foxes, and the snow leopard to name a few.

Friday, February 25-26, 2022

Michigan Snowmobile Festival – Gaylord

Join us for Michigan’s Richest Snowmobile Fun Run! Enjoy 2 days of scenic trail riding at your own pace and drop your registration slips at area businesses along the way.


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    In the middle of everything, is Alma, Michigan, otherwise referred to as Scotland, USA! There’s a buzz right now in town – plenty to see and do! Come visit Alma, Michigan.
  • Where is Scotland, USA? It’s Alma, Michigan!
    Where and what is Scotland, USA, you say?… Let me tell you all about Alma – Scotland USA! In the middle of everything is Alma, Michigan, otherwise referred to as Scotland, USA! That’s what the sign says, that’s what we stick with and that’s what we celebrate! Now is a great time to mention, if you haven’t been to a Highland Festival yet, it’s time you go!
  • Michigan Festivals: Alma Highland Festival and Games – Alma, Michigan
    For as long as I can remember, I looked forward to the time when Alma came alive to the sound of bagpipes. As a child, it wasn’t uncommon to hear a bagpiper practicing off in the distance while playing at the many parks in town. And we were always looking forward to the annual Highland Festival and Games each Memorial Day Weekend!
  • What to See on Your Visit to Shepherd, Michigan
    See why the Village of Shepherd is the sweetest little town anywhere around. What may be surprising is Shepherd’s History, it’s rich and interesting. Fun fact: The village was actually named known as Salt River through the 1800’s, then changed to Shepherd, after a notable man in town. So keep reading to see why you should stop by Salt River Park! A drive through Shepherd in early Spring, you will see signs of Maple Syrup all around town! Maple Bush trees are tapped around every corner! It’s a village wide event.
  • Spring Culture Festivals in Michigan
    It is time to dust off your party pants, Spring Culture Festival time is here! Spring is kicking off celebrations of heritage and cultural pride, exactly as it should be! Michigan doesn’t fall short when it comes to fun cultural celebration, look forward to the Summer Culture Celebrations list coming out soon!
  • What to See on Your Visit to Clare, Michigan
    Clare has a rich history that goes back much further than my memories recall. In the 1800’s it was busting with railroad activity. My grandpa was a farmer, and my ancestors were Amish, so I have been attending Amish events and frequenting Amish owned businesses since I can remember. I even remember attending concerts at the Clare County Fairgrounds, I got Willie Nelson’s autograph there when I was 10 years old.

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