Saturday, November 21, 2015

Winter events 2015-16

This morning's snow makes a post on Winter events timely.  While the first snow isn't usually ski-able, Winter in Kalamazoo offers plenty of opportunities for skiing, sledding, and skating.  Local festivals celebrate the season.

Winter Events near Kalamazoo
December 5, 2015 Tree Lighting Portage

December 5-6, 2015 Olde World Village Winter Holiday Festival Augusta

December 12, 2015  Santacon Kalamazoo 6pm Kalamazoo 
December 12, 2015 Free Admission Day and Local Gift Fair  9 am -4 pm Kalamazoo Nature Center Kalamazoo
December 31, 2015 New Year's Eve Fest Kalamazoo
January 16-23 2016 Kalamazoo Beer Week Kalamazoo
usually around January 17 Schrier Park Winter Sports FestPortage

January 28 - 31, 2016 Winterfest 2016 Grand Haven

typically end of January Muskegon Snowfest Muskegon

February 5-7, 2016  Icebreaker  South Haven

February 5-7, 2016 Magical Ice Carving Festival Saint Joseph

February 12 -15,  2016  Great Backyard Bird Count

February 13-14, 2016 Free Fishing Winter Weekend throughout Michigan

February 26-27, 2016 Winter Beer Festival Grand Rapids

March 5, 2016 Quietwater Symposium East Lansing

Ongoing events
International Festival of Lights Battle Creek November 22-December 31
          Dutch Winterfest Holland
Millennium Park Skate Rink opens in December  Portage
          Christmas Bird Count

 See also

Discover Kalamazoo's event listing

Monthly Events Roundup from Pure Michigan
Gazelle Sports Races and running calendar

Kalamazoo in Winter
from CommunityLink

11 Unforgettable Winter Places in Michigan

West Michigan Winter Weekends

Sarrett Nature Center's Event list Benton Harbor