Plan Ahead: West Michigan Fairs and Festivals in January
The month of January includes several activities that will let you experience the outdoors. From winter festivals, to beer festivals for the adults, a kids expo for the children, and more.
World of Winter Festival
Friday, January 6-Sunday, March 5, 2023 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI
Downtown Grand Rapids will transform into a winter wonderland, giving you plenty of reasons to get outside and enjoy the season. The World of Winter Festival is one of the 10 Most Epic U.S. Winter Festivals Worth Braving the Cold For, according to TheTravel website. This year’s festival will have plenty to see and do for all ages and all programming and activities are FREE. A list of the events can be found on the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Facebook Events page.
Kalamazoo Chinese New Year Celebration - Lunar New Year Gala
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
Celebrate the Lunar New Year which is the most important celebration observed in Asian countries. The festival signals the beginning of spring and the start of a new year according to the lunar calendar. More information can be found on the Chinese Association of Greater Kalamazoo Facebook page.
Refugee and Immigrant Services Community Winter Fest
Sunday, January 22, 2023 - Detach Primitive, Rockford, MI
Dress for the winter weather and gather your family and friends for the Community Winter Fest. There will be something for everyone and all are welcome. There will be a guided goat hike at 3 pm, campfires and hot cocoa, ice skating (if the pond is frozen), snowshoeing, and more. Find out more information on the Bethany Christian Services website.
Grand Haven Winterfest
Friday, January 26-Sunday, January 29, 2023 - Grand Haven, MI
Here is a chance for you to get out and enjoy the winter weather. There is everything from snow volleyball, to a cardboard sled race, to a family dog pull, and even a sleepwalker run. It all happens in Grand Haven. Additional information can be found on the Winterfest Facebook page.
2023 Grand Rapids Kids and Family Expo
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI
Bringing the family together through interactive, physical and educational activities! There will be Zip Lining, a Petting Zoo, Human Foosball, Costumed Characters, and more. Get additional information on the Kids and Family Expo Facebook page.
Pure Ludington BRRRewfest
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Legacy Plaza, Ludington, MI
This is a sure-fire way to beat cabin fever. More than 15 breweries come to Ludington to offer patrons a taste of the best and most unique flavors of beers, wines, ciders and meads from all around Michigan. More details can be found on the Pure Ludington BRRRewfest Facebook Events page.
St. Joe Winter Beer Fest
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Downtown St. Joseph, MI
It’s another chance for you to drink beer in the winter weather of Michigan. Bundle up and enjoy sampling craft beer from local and regional Michigan breweries. Additional information is available on the 2023 St. Joe Winter Beer Fest Facebook Events page.