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Michigan Winter Events

Grand Rapids    Nearest Amtrak Station: Grand Rapids, MI Station (GRR)

JANUARY 9 - 12, 2020

14th Annual Grand Rapids Camper, Travel & RV Show at DeVos Place

Whether just a weekend or a long getaway, RVing is the way to go. West Michigan RV dealers pack DeVos Place with motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and folding camping trailers. Vacation destinations, campgrounds, RV accessories, and fun feature displays round out the exhibition creating the largest and most exciting RV & Travel Show in the state.



22nd Annual Michigan International Auto Show

This is the greatest annual opportunity to view your next new vehicle. Hundreds of the latest model cars, trucks, SUV's, crossovers, hybrids, electrics, luxury and performance vehicles are featured from over 35 manufacturers along with pre-production models. Special features include the Million Dollar Motorway of exotic cars and the Gilmore Car Museum display.


FEBRUARY 14 - 16 2020

32nd Annual West Michigan Golf Show

Golfers can discover great courses in Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond. Plan vacations around the U.S. and Michigan, buy new equipment from huge retail displays, and try the latest club fitting technology. Dream about golf, enjoy lessons, contests, and the world famous Hole-In-One Challenge.


FEBRUARY 19 - 23, 2020

75th Annual Grand Rapids Boat Show

Exhibits include cruisers and motor yachts up to 50 feet, fishing boats, ski and surf boats, pontoons, and kayaks. Also, boating accessories and services, marina slips and ski gear abound. It is one of the finest water sports expos in the country featuring the Key West Crab Shack, the Antique & Classic Boat display, the Walloon Boutique Outlet and the Tuber's Truckload Sale.

FEBRUARY 22, 2020

15th Annual Winter Beer Festival

The 2020 Winter Beer Festival will feature roughly 150 Michigan breweries and brewpubs and over 1,100 beers. Each guest ticket comes with 15 tasting tokens which guests can exchange for 3 oz. samples (note that some specialty beers will require 2 or more tokens per 3 oz. sample). Guests also enjoy fine music from local bands, other entertainment, ice sculpture demonstrations, and fire pits to warm up by. A selection of tasty food is available for purchase at the festival.


MARCH 19 - 22, 2020

75th Annual Ultimate Sport Show

See over 350 exhibitors with the latest outdoor gear, travel information and fishing boats. Meet the guides and owner operators of remote lodges and cabins. The features are famous: World Class Taxidermy, Antique Lures, Trout Pond, Hawg Trough, Woodcarvers, Fishing Simulator, Rock Wall, and Lake Ultimate.


MARCH 27 - 29, 2020

14th Annual Cottage and Lakefront Living Show

This is the show for everyone looking to buy, build or update a cottage or lakefront home. Shop and compare builders and realtors, indoor and outdoor furnishings, boats and docks, decks, décor, water toys, vacation home services, and financing all in one place — everything to create your summer traditions.

Detroit    Nearest Amtrak Station: Detroit, MI Station (DET)

JANUARY 18 - 22, 2020

62nd Annual Detroit Boat Show

The Detroit Boat Show is the original, biggest and best boat show in the state of Michigan, featuring the premiere showing of hundreds of new 2020 and new non-current model boats, motors, trailers, accessories and more, ranging from 10-to potentially 55-feet in length, including: fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, cruisers, inflatables, personal watercraft, kayaks, antique boats, race boats and much more.

St. Joseph    Nearest Amtrak Station: St. Joseph-Benton Harbor, MI Station (SJM)

NOVEMBER 22, 2019

25th Annual Luminary Festival

Stroll through beautiful candlelit streets as 1,000 luminaries light your way as you shop in downtown St. Joseph. Shops will be open late on Friday and throughout the weekend to provide refreshments, great sales, amazing product offerings and more. While here, enjoy from a wide selection of area restaurants and eateries.


JANUARY 25, 2020

5th Annual St. Joe Winter Beer Fest

Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries.


16th Annual Magical Ice Fest

Enjoy professional Ice Competitions, Fire & Ice Tower, Fire & Ice Party, 8th Annual ICE Wars!, SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt, Frozen Fish Toss, Magical Ice Throne, Magical Tour and Waikki Weekend.

Kalamazoo    Nearest Amtrak Station: Kalamazoo, MI Station (KAL)

JANUARY 8 - 10, 2020

Drink Michigan Beer Conference and Trade Show

The conference will include presentations by experienced professionals from within Michigan as well as from across the national craft beer community.

MARCH 6 - 8, 2020

Midwest RAD Fest

The 11th Annual Midwest RAD Fest is a juried contemporary dance festival which will feature over 200 professional dance artists from all over the world performing in 5 different concerts, presenting site specific works, teaching eight different master classes, presenting in a screendance series, and participating in discussion panels and groups. All events are open to the public.

Battle Creek    Nearest Amtrak Station: Battle Creek, MI Station (BTL)

FEBRUARY 6 - 8, 2020

53rd Annual Great Lakes Ice Cream and Fast Food Association Convention

The convention is open to qualified members of the ice cream and fast food industry. Products, services, and ideas presented at the show will target the frozen dessert and foodservice industry.

Lansing    Nearest Amtrak Station: East Lansing, MI Station (LNS)

NOVEMBER 21 - 25, 2019

Wonderland of Lights

Potter Park Zoo is transformed into a magical winter wonderland with thousands of holiday lights and extraordinary visual displays. Kids’ activities, entertainment and your festive animal friends make this a fun event for the whole family (lights are on Thursday - Sunday nights from 5 - 8 pm only).


FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1, 2020

Heartland Travel Showcase

With its unmatched potential tours, stops and destinations, Heartland Travel Showcase is filled with sellable group ideas in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Ontario. The Heartland region is the pulse of North America. The average Heartland exhibitor sees $23,700 in economic impact resulting from this show in a given year. A Heartland tour operator, on average, experiences $36,700 in booked business resulting from this show every year. Get your piece of the more than $23 billion spent directly on group tours in the Heartland. At this annual event, tour operators and exhibitors can generate solid sales leads, build relationships and book business.

JANUARY 27 - 29, 2020

Great Lakes Trade Expo

The Great Lakes Trade Exposition (GLTE) is the largest, and most respected Green Industry trade show. With over 300 booths, GLTE is host to firms exhibiting all types of nursery and landscape materials, equipment and products – trees, shrubs, bedding plants, decorative materials, mulch, hardscape materials, irrigation products, outdoor furnishings, turfgrass and arboricultural products, and industry business, software, and hardware supplies.

Ann Arbor    Nearest Amtrak Station: Ann Arbor, MI Station (ARB)

JANUARY 12 - 17, 2020

Ann Arbor Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is your opportunity to try as many great Ann Arbor restaurants as your schedule allows for one incredibly low fixed price: $15 for lunch and $28 for dinner, with many restaurants offering 2-for-1 pricing.


Ann Arbor Folk Fest

Get ready to Find Your Folk. The annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, returns to University of Michigan’s Hill Auditorium. The Ark is Michigan’s nonprofit home for folk and roots music. Considered one of the top music clubs in the world, The Ark is renowned for the quality and breadth of its programming.

Jackson    Nearest Amtrak Station: Jackson, MI Station (JXN)

NOVEMBER 23 - 27, 2019

The Town of Christmas

Experience the magic of the holidays at the Town of Christmas. This one-of-a-kind attraction is a new concept for holiday entertainment in the U.S. and is based on Hollywood style set designs, creating a lifelike Christmas experience. The Town of Christmas is a three story walk-through attraction that is all about Christmas. If you have kids or are a kid at heart and have ever wanted to visit the home of Santa, it is now possible. Bring your camera or cell phone to take pictures as you travel through the Town of Christmas. You will want to make sure to capture pictures with Santa’s sleigh, reindeer and Santa himself.

Dearborn    Nearest Amtrak Station: Dearborn, MI Station (DER)

DECEMBER 5 - 12, 2019

Holiday Nights

Mingle with merrymakers amid the smells of roasting chestnuts and warming bonfires and the sounds of carolers, fiddlers, sleigh bells and bustling yuletide activity during Holiday Nights in Greenfield Village. Every lantern-lit path leads you to discover a new winter wonder. Strap on a pair of ice skates, shout out to Santa and his magnificent reindeer, find your reflection in a handcrafted ornament and nestle into a horse-drawn wagon for a sing-along. Our 80 acres of living traditions etch America’s most heartwarming holiday experiences into your memories. Main Street brims with holiday goods, food and warm beverages. Historic home tours open the doors to centuries of favorite family traditions. From the finest tinseled detail to the fireworks-filled sky that marks each evening’s finale, make our holiday story a cherished part of your own.