Michigan

Winter Beer Fest

Jan. 28/ST. JOSEPH – Noon – 4 p.m. outdoors on the corner of Broad St. and Lake Blvd. There will be a great mix of both regional and local brewers (20) bringing some outstanding specialty brews to this event. Expect to sample some of the best beers ever brewed and some never brewed before. General Admission tickets are still available for $40 and will include admission, a tasting cup, 12 tokens (one token per sample), entertainment courtesy of Sunset Coast DJ, and winter comradery. Food will be available for purchase from onsite food vendors. Festival attendees can order tickets online only at stjoetoday.com/beerfest.

Zehnder’s Snowfest

Jan. 25-29/FRANKENMUTH – One of the top snow and ice sculpting events in North America for the past 31 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year. In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children’s activities. Plan now to attend Zehnder’s Snowfest 2023! Highlights include a 100-block ice carving exhibition, a children’s play area, snow sculpting championship competitions, and photo competitions. For more information, visit https://www.zehnders.com/snowfest/

Spirited Seas Renaissance Faire

Jan. 21-22/BATTLE CREEK – Pirates, kings, queens, swords, and more! Take a fun adventure with Spirited Seas while helping a great cause. Come set sail with Spirited Seas Renaissance Faire! We are going to be at the Battle Creek Masonic Center. More than 20 craft vendors will be selling their wares along with live entertainment. This year we are helping the Battle Creek Masonic Center Restoration Project. All Military active, inactive and veterans get in for half off as well! General admission: $10. More at https://www.facebook.com/events/1278680933021427

Monroe Street Midway

Jan. 20-22, 27-29/DETROIT – 4-8 p.m. Fridays and noon – 8 p.m. Sat. & Sun. Slide, ride, and glide into winter. Presented by Bedrock, the Midway is decked out for its first-ever winter holiday season. There’s outdoor fun for everyone, with rides, games and snacks – all located across from Campus Martius Park. Winter bumper cars, Arctic slide, and Puck-Putt are among the favorite attractions. Entry and many experiences are free, so bring your family and friends. https://deckedoutdetroit.com/midway/

Ice Festival

Jan. 21-22/TECUMSEH – The sidewalks will be decorated with 52 ice sculptures for all to enjoy. There will be a dueling carvers competition Sat afternoon. Ice carving demonstrations all day Saturday. The Michigan Avian Experience will be in attendance from 1-3 p.m. Sat. with their Great Horned Owl for attendees to see up close. A scavenger hunt throughout the downtown area will give the chance to win prizes. https://www.downtowntecumseh.com/events

Bavarian Ski Festival

Jan. 21/ROSCOMMON – At the Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Dust off your Lederhosen and join in for a taste of the Alps. Enjoy skiing on the HQ trail system, then test your strength at Masskrugstemmen, with stein-holding contests for men and women starting at 2 p.m. Make a team of three, and ski in unison atop our giant pair of “Team Skis” in the team Ski Time Trials, beginning at 3 p.m. Guests should dress in German attire for the costume contest at 4 p.m. Special guest German Dave will serve delicious Bavarian fare, including soft pretzels, sausages, sauerkraut, and German beer. Don’t miss this celebration of heritage and winter fun. For more information, visit https://www.crosscountryski.com/saturday-jan-21st-bavarian-ski-festival-free-ski-lesson/

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