Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Winter Events 2016-17

While November offered Kalamazoo plenty of mild, sunny weather, Winter will be coming soon.  With its cold days and long nights, Winter brings a new set of options: skiing, sledding, or skating.  A variety of local festivals celebrate the season.

Winter Events near Kalamazoo
December 3, 2016 Tree Lighting Portage

December 3-4, 2016 Olde World Village Winter Holiday Festival Augusta

December 16-23 Zoo Lights Binder Park Zoo Battle Creek

December 17, 2016  Santacon Kalamazoo 6pm Kalamazoo 
December 10, 2016 Local Gift Fair  9 am -4 pm Kalamazoo Nature Center Kalamazoo
December 31, 2016 New Year's Eve Fest Kalamazoo
January 14-21 2017 Kalamazoo Beer Week Kalamazoo

January 26 - 29, 2017
Winterfest 2016 Grand Haven

January 28, 2017 Winter Jamboree Milham Park Golf Course Kalamazoo
February 3-5, 2017  Icebreaker  South Haven

February 17 -20,  2017  Great Backyard Bird Count

February 18-19, 2017 Free Fishing Winter Weekend throughout Michigan

February 24-25, 2017 Winter Beer Festival Grand Rapids

March 4, 2017 Quietwater Symposium East Lansing

Ongoing events
International Festival of Lights Battle Creek November -December
          Dutch Winterfest Holland
Millennium Park Skate Rink opens December 8, 2016 (weather permitting) Portage
          Christmas Bird Count

See also

OptOutside  An alternative to hitting the malls on Black Friday

Discover Kalamazoo's event listing
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

The DNR has calendars of events for State Parks and Recreation Areas.