Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Winter Events 2017-18

After a wet November in Kalamazoo, it's hard to predict what December will bring.  Will there be enough snow for skiing, sledding, and skating? Whatever the weather, a variety of local festivals celebrate the season.

Winter Events near Kalamazoo
November 24, 2017 Tree Lighting, 5 pm -7:30 pm Bronson Park Kalamazoo

December 2, 2017 Tree Lighting Portage 
December 9, 2017 12th annual Candy Cane Hunt Mayors Riverfront Park Kalamazoo
December 9, 2017 Local Gift Fair  9 am -4 pm Kalamazoo Nature Center Kalamazoo 
December 15-23, 2017 Zoo Lights Binder Park Zoo Battle Creek
December 31, 2017 New Year's Eve Fest Kalamazoo
January 13-21 2018 Kalamazoo Beer Week Kalamazoo

January 25 - 28, 2018
Winterfest 2018 Grand Haven
February 2-4, 2018  Icebreaker  South Haven

February 16 -19,  2018  Great Backyard Bird Count

February 17-18, 2018 Free Fishing Winter Weekend throughout Michigan

February 23-24, 2018 Winter Beer Festival Grand Rapids

March 3, 2018 Quietwater Symposium East Lansing

Ongoing events
International Festival of Lights Battle Creek November -December
          Dutch Winterfest Holland
Millennium Park Skate Rink opens December 2, 2017 (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.

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