Winter Festivals

Here in Michigan, our winters can be pretty long. A lot of snow, cold temperatures, and crazy road conditions. I love my four seasons, and us Michiganders don’t shy away from staying active in the cold and snow. We make the most of the weather we are given.

When there is snow, we will play! We have a plethora of activities and festivals that take place in the winter that keeps us from developing cabin fever.

boyne homecoming wknd

This weekend, January 29 – 31, there is a Homecoming Weekend at Boyne Highlands Resort in Bay Harbor, MI. The festival is a weekend to celebrate the place, the people and the traditions that make Boyne Highlands special.


February 12th is the start of the Meridian Winter Blast in Detroit’s Campus Martius Park in the heart of Downtown Detroit. With the major attraction being the Snow Slide, this festival is a celebration of winter activities including ice skating, a snow slide, zip line, and snow shoeing. There will be live music and food from local restaurants, as well as shopping from local stores and artisans.


The Treetops Resort Mother & Daughter Paint & Sip Event on Friday, Jan 29 is a great way to bond while doing something fun and creative. And the backdrop of the resort doesn’t hurt.

sault ste marie downtown winter festival

If you are further north, or feel like taking a mini vacation, try the Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Winter Festival. There will be ice carving, hot cocoa, food, and a winter farmer’s market. Something unique is a model train and Barbie display. Check it out this Saturday, January 30.

There is always something to do in Michigan, even in the snow and cold. If you’re in the area and looking for something to do, check out the winter festivities near you. A little crisp air will do you good.