You can enjoy a winter walk in the woods Friday or Saturday night, have a monster of a good time in Suttons Bay on Saturday, or celebrate the Ice Wine harvest on the Old Mission Peninsula. Then on Sunday, spice up your weekend at the Harbor Springs Chili Cook-off!
Winter Owl Prowl at the Grass River Natural Area, Friday, January 24th, 7-9pm
Learn about owls’ calls & habits & take an evening hike in the woods. Bring snowshoes if the snow is deep (can rent for $5). Meet at the Grass River Center. Pre-register. Learn more at grassriver.org
Yeti Fest 2020 in Suttons Bay, Saturday, January 25th
Bring the whole family for a day full of events, including Yeti scavenger hunts, snowman building, a chili cook-off, free movie, Yeti look-alike contests and more! Get the complete schedule of events at https://www.suttonsbayarea.com/yetifest
3rd Annual Ice Wine Festival at Chateau Chantal, Saturday, January 25th, 11am-5pm
Sample various ice wines, dessert wines & food pairings while enjoying outdoor fire pits with s’mores & wine activities. There will be an Ice Wine Vineyard Tour at 2pm & Ice Wine Production Show & Tour at 3pm. Get details at https://www.facebook.com/events/610478276358883/
Torchlight Snowshoe Outing at Camp Daggett, Saturday, January 25th, 5-9pm
Come explore the camp’s snow covered trails, lit by more than 100 torches. Then after your trek, warm up by a crackling fire in the main lodge with hot cocoa and cookies! You will also have the opportunity to buy raffle tickets to win great prizes from Bearcub outfitters, with all proceeds benefitting Camp Daggett. This event is free, but donations are appreciated, and snowshoes will be available for all ages.
Harbor Springs Chili Cook-Off, Sunday, January 26th, Noon-3pm, Boyne Highlands
Spice hits the slopes at Boyne Mountain with your chance to taste chilis from amateur and professional chefs. Don’t miss your chance to sample them all, including Mark Elliott and John Kelly’s creation! Admission is $12 for adults, and kids 12 and under are free. Learn more at https://www.boynehighlands.com/events/chili-cookoff