The Ultimate 2020 Guide of January Michigan Events

The ULTIMATE SOURCE of 2020 January Michigan events! Grab our 35 Boredom Zapping Ideas for things to do in Michigan! 

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Plan your February Michigan trip or vacation around our inspiring festivals and events! 

Yeah, I get it, it's winter.  It's cold. But so what? I mean, that's why you bought that super cute winter coat with the buttons that matches your favorite warm fuzzy gloves and fluffy scarf.  You DID plan to wear them outside, right? 

They want to be used!!!! So, bundle up, get outside and explore your favorite cities in the dead of winter.  Because who knows, you just might have a fantastic adventure!

January Michigan Events 2020


We look forward Zehnder's Snowfest every year!  I think it's probably the highlight of our month as we love to dine on Frankenmuth's famous chicken dinners, explore the town and check out the insane snow sculptures!


  • Plymouth Ice Festival-One of the largest free ice festivals in Michigan.  Be sure to check out the lit ice gardens in the evenings. 
  • Kalamazoo Beer Week-This exciting week long series features tastings, dinners and interactive events.  The cool thing is, you will get a chance to meet many of the brewers.
  •  Dark and Stormcloudy Flim Series, Frankfort, MI-This series combines award-winning films with tasty small batch beers that were handcrafted specifically for each movie selection. 
  • Zehnders Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI-Bring the whole family to enjoy snow sculpting and ice carving competitions.  There will be a warming tent, entertainment, children's area and fireworks.
  • Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week, Kalamazoo, MI
  • Holland Outdoor Winter Market-first and third Saturdays Jan-April.  Fill bags with winter squash, root vegetables and dried beans.
  • Tip-Up Town USA-Houghton Lake, MI, Fishermen pull a variety of fish from the lake for prizes.  Are your brave enough to jump in the lake during the Polar Bear Dip?
  • Winterfest-Grand Haven (end of January).  Create and decorate a colorful cardboard sled and join in on the sled races!
  • Ann Arbor Folk Festival-Hill Auditorium, (end of January). Can you say banjo's, fiddles and double bass, oh my?!  
  • Soo International 500 Snowmobile Race-Sault Ste. Marie.  Watch a fun snowmobile race just for kids!  Then it gets serious as professional drivers race their snowmobiles around a one mile track.

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  • Black Star Farms Premium Wine and Cheese Tasting, Jan-Apr 2020

We hope you enjoy these January Michigan events!  We would love it if you shared some of your January Michigan ideas below!

 

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Event Centers in Michigan

Still bored? Don't forget to check these Michigan event centers/theaters/auditoriums across Michigan for concerts, events, shows or comedy entertainment! 

Here are a few Michigan event centers to inspire you!  

  • Cobo Hall-Detroit
  • Midland Center for the Arts-Midland
  • Dow Gardens-Midland
  • Kalamazoo State Theatre
  • Fire Keepers Casino
  • Soaring Eagle Casino-Mt. Pleasant
  • Wings Event Center-Kalamazoo
  • Miller Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Civic Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Chenery Auditorium-Kalamazoo
  • Kellogg Arena-Battle Creek
  • LMC Mendel Center-Benton Harbor
  • Franke Center for the Arts-Marshall
  • The Bob-Grand Rapids
  • Van Andel-Grand Rapids
  • Devos Place-Grand Rapids
  • Dow Event Center-Saginaw


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