Ice is Nice in Harbor Springs this weekend-bring the whole family for all kinds of fun! You can enjoy a moonlit night in the woods Friday in Bellaire, or do a little local shopping in TC Saturday morning! Saturday night it’s another chance for a snowshoe hike, this time with wine, and then on Sunday, join the party for the Academy Awards at the State Theatre!
2nd Annual Harbor Springs Ice Fest, February 7th and 8th
Featuring more than 40 ice sculptures, live music, winter demo sports, and sled dogs. A chili cook-off will be held Saturday from 2-4pm. There will also be a dueling chainsaw ice carving show. Free! Get the schedule of events at downtownharborsprings.com
Moonlit Snowshoe, Friday, February 7th, 7pm, Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire
Join a naturalist on a guided snowshoe hike through the forest to look for sights and sounds of nocturnal animals. Admission is $5. Snowshoes will be available to rent for an additional $5. Meet at the Grass River Center and bring a flashlight or headlamp in case it’s cloudy. Get details at grassriver.org
Traverse City Local Winter Market, Saturday, February 8th, 10am-2pm, 801 Front Street
This is a once-a-month winter market featuring local businesses. There will also be a raffle drawing for a basket of goodies-just bring non-perishable food items for raffle tickets. Free admission and on-site parking.
5th Annual Wineshoeing Event, Saturday, February 8th, 11am, Maple Moon Sugarbush and Winery, Petoskey
Enjoy a guided snowshoe tour with wine before and after, and warm up with a bowl of chili. $25 Admission includes a souvenir wine glass to take home. There are snowshoe tours at 11:30, 1:30, and 3:30pm. Call 231-487-9058 to reserve your spot. Learn more at mmsyrup.com/index.html
Academy Awards Party, Sunday, February 9th, 7-11:30pm, State Theatre, TC
Doors open at 7pm for the red carpet, broadcast begins at 8pm. This fundraiser for the State Theatre includes gourmet pizza, salad, dessert, pop and popcorn. There will also be cocktails, beer and wine available for purchase. Admission is $15. Get details at stateandbijou.org/movies/academy-awards-party