Monday, November 26, 2018

Winter Events 2018-19

While the winter solstice doesn't happen until December 21, it's already looking a lot like winter in Kalamazoo.  (Perhaps the meteorological definition of the season makes more sense.)  Right now, it looks like weather for skiing, sledding, or skating is about here.  Whatever your preferred definition, a variety of local festivals celebrate the season.

Winter Events near Kalamazoo
December 1, 2018 Traditional Holiday celebration Celery Flats, Portage 
December 8, 2018 13th annual Candy Cane Hunt Mayors Riverfront Park Kalamazoo
December 8, 2018 Local Gift Fair  9 am -4 pm Kalamazoo Nature Center Kalamazoo 
December 1-23, 2018 (weekends) Zoo Lights Binder Park Zoo Battle Creek
December 31, 2018 New Year's Eve Fest Kalamazoo
January 11-20 2019 Kalamazoo Beer Week Kalamazoo

January 24-27, 2019
Winterfest Grand Haven
February 1-3, 2019  Icebreaker  South Haven

February 15 -18,  2019  Great Backyard Bird Count

February 16-17, 2019 Free Fishing Winter Weekend throughout Michigan

February 22-23, 2019 Winter Beer Festival Grand Rapids

March 2, 2019 Quietwater Symposium East Lansing

Ongoing events
International Festival of Lights Battle Creek November -December
          Dutch Winterfest Holland
Millennium Park Skate Rink opens when weather permits 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

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.

Events from Pure Michigan