Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter events 2010-11

Days are shorter and nights are colder but there are still plenty of things to do around Kalamazoo in Winter.

Winter Events in West Michigan
November 29, 2010 Marshall's 46th Annual Christmas Parade 7:00 PM Marshall

December 3, 2010 Sinterklaas Eve Procession 7:00 PM Holland

December 4, 2010 Jingle Bell Parade 6:00 PM Grand Haven

Dec 4, 2010 Snowshoe Making Class 10 am to 5 pm Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center Kalamazoo

January 7-8, 2011 Downtown Holland Ice Sculpting Competition Holland

January 8-9, 2011 M.U.S.H. Dog sled races, Fort Custer State Park

January 15 Schrier Park Winter Sports Fest Portage 12 noon -3:30 Portage [Update: The printed Winter Recreation brochure confirms the date: pdf.]

Jan 22, 2011 Fly Tying 101 1 pm to 2:30 pm Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery Visitor Center Kalamazoo

January 25-29, 2011 Muskegon Snowfest Muskegon

January 29th, 2011 Winterfest Grand Haven

February 4-6 2011 Ice Breaker South Haven

February 12, 2011 Winter Festival (pdf) Alamo Township Park Alamo

Feb. 18-21 14th annual Great Backyard Bird Count

Feb 19-20, 2011 Free fishing weekend throughout Michigan

Feb 26, 2011 Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Fest Grand Rapids

February 27 Polar Bear Paddle Paw Paw River

Longer-running events

late November-December International Festival of Lights Battle Creek

Late November through mid-December weekends Holiday Kerstmarkt Holland

November-December (various dates) Christmas Bird Count throughout Michigan

See also:
Pure Michigan Connect's November-December Events and their Events in January and February

CommunityLink Winter in Kalamazoo

Event listings from Discover Kalamazoo

Calendar of West Michigan Races & Running Workshops from Gazelle Sports

Outdoor Athlete maintains a list of winter running, ski, and snowshoe events in Michigan.

Midwest Weekends has a calendar of Winter Festivals throughout the upper Midwest

Winter is also the season for cross-country skiing in Kalamazoo or skating at the Portage ice rink

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