The Best Wintertime Events in Michigan

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Michigan's Best Wintertime Activities and Events

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Wintertime Events in Michigan

FEBRUARY 1 & 2, 2019

The second annual Let’s Chill Winter Fest features activities for individuals of all ages. The winter festival will span the downtown shopping area, Wilson Park and Edgetown.

Activities include a chili cook-off, the area’s only Wine Walk, indoor and outdoor winter games, ice carving, an Artisan tent, food, and much more!.

Looking for the best Toboggan runs in Michigan? Check out The Toboggan Run at City Forest in Midland Michigan each run is over a tenth of a mile in length!

There is a vehicle entrance fee at Burchfield Park. For current winter sports conditions, please CLICK HERE for up to the minute information.

February 2, 2020

The cool streets of South Haven will be blazing during the HOTTEST winter festival around!

January 10 – 12, 2020

The Plymouth Ice Festival will take place over three days and include ice carving competitions, food booths, and entertainment. Admission to the festival is free. Ice sculptures available for viewing 24-hours a day (weather permitting).

January 18-20 and January 28-30, 2019 | Last 2 Weekends in January

The premier ice fishing festival in north central Michigan that happens Friday, Saturday and Sunday, on the last two weekends in January. The festival is held at the southern DNR boat launch, off of M-55 near the Pines theater and Pineview Golf Course.

Come join us on a sleigh ride through the beautiful countryside of west Michigan. The sleigh trails wind through our third generation family farm which consists of agricultural fields and a beautiful forest that features rolling hills, deep ravines, river bottom and thick swamp.

A festival to benefit Gilda's Club features 200 free and ticketed events at 50-plus locations throughout Grand Rapids. The 10-day festival concludes this weekend and features stand-up, improv, film, authors, community showcases, and more! For a complete list of events, laughfestgr.org.

Saturday - January 5, 2019

(TCSDR) was founded in 1999, operated by volunteers to promote, conduct and support mid-distance sled dog racing in the Midwestern United States and Canada. The race attracts mushers from all over the United States, as well as Canada, South Africa and New Zealand.



January 25 & 26, 2019

Watch the excitement as award-winning sculptures use chainsaws, chisels, and blowtorches to create over 50 stacked ice sculptures in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Two days of ice will produce amazing carvings!

January 24-27-2019

Winterfest is a full weekend of winter fun in Grand Haven, Michigan during the last week of January. The snow is upon us, and with Michigan’s winters being long and cold, this is a perfect time to get out and be active. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone warm and having a great time.

Rescheduled to February 23-24, 2019

Established in 1965, Kalkaska Winterfest is an annual celebration of wintertime activities and the true “up north” spirit. Each year, Kalkaska Winterfest hosts a slew of family-friendly attractions during the weekend-long event.

January 18-20, 2019

Annual Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester is back for another year of family fun and festivities. Enjoy the ice sculptures along Main Street, tube sledding hill, ice skating rink, dog sled rides, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, fireworks, food trucks and tent and so much more!

2nd Weekend in February

Beulahs Winterfest is not your normal winterfest, this festival looks for the quirky fun-loving events that you don't find everywhere else. Check out this list of events and attractions you will find:

Plan now to attend Zehnder’s Snowfest!

Zehnder’s Snowfest features:

2nd & 3rd weeks in February

Pentwater’s Winterfest is the second and third weeks in February and includes a fishing tournament, the Snowman Scram 5K and opportunities to go cross-country skiing in the Pere Marquette State Forest.

Echo Valley Kalamazoo's Premier Winter Sports Park where you race 60 mph down one of eight ¼ mile long tracks on ultra-fast toboggans. Enjoy the 500-foot tubing hill. The warming lodge offers a fireplace, snack bar and viewing platform. Tubes and toboggans are free with admission. Ice skate rentals are available.

February 1-3, 2019

Ice Competitions - Friday & Saturday
Watch carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art! Friday evening the Professional Individual Competition will run from 5:30pm-7:30pm along Pleasant Street. On Saturday, the Professional Team Competition will run from 8am-4pm along State Street.

February 12-16, 2020

The Michigan IceFest in Munising, Michigan features numerous clinics ranging from Rigging and Rescue to Top Rope Anchor classes.

February 2, 2019

Come join us for the Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the biggest event in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. When drivers accelerate to speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straightaways, your heart will race.

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