This weekend is brought to you by the letter "B"! We have Bulls, Bricks, Bernese Mountain Dogs, Bunnies, Brides, Blooms, Building at Blandford, Beer and Brews, and Bands! So much to do this weekend around West Michigan.

World of Winter Festival

World of Winter Festival
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Runs Through 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.


Grand Haven Winterfest

Grand Haven Winterfest
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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.


PBR: Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour

Friday, January 27 & Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

The Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour is the PBR’s premier expansion Tour that brings the excitement and talent of the PBR that fans have come to expect from the leader in the sport of bull riding to cities across the U.S. The PBR is NOT a rodeo format – it’s two hours of pyro, music and the most intense bull riding action the world has to offer, filled with heart-pounding, bone-crushing action, and a star studded line up of the world’s best riders and animal athletes.


Celebrate International LEGO® Day!

Legos
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Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Kent District Library, 746 Lakeside Drive, East Grand Rapids, MI

Saturday is International LEGO® Day! Here is your chance to enjoy some LEGO®-inspired fun! Get additional information on the Celebrate International LEGO® Day! Facebook Events page.


2023 Brrner Blizzard Bash

Heart of Michigan Bernese Mountain Dog Club
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Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Rockford Community Cabin, 200 North Monroe, Rockford, MI

Do you like big dogs? Join the Heart of Michigan Bernese Mountain Dog Club for their Brrner Blizzard Bash. It is a fun social gathering and potluck lunch. Bundle up and bring your dog and family. Enjoy a walk through town after lunch. There will be a chili tasting contest at Noon. There will also be a raffle. For information on what to bring and more information on the event, visit their 2023 Brrner Blizzard Bash Facebook Events page.


Kids, Crafts, and Critters

Coopersville Farm Museum
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Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Coopersville Farm Museum & Event Center, 375 Main St., Coopersville, MI

Here is a chance for the kids (and adults!) to enjoy some kids, crafts, and critters. The Coopersville Farm Museum holds this event the last Saturday of every month. There will be trains, tractors, animals, and crafts. More information on the Kids, Crafts, and Critters Facebook Events page.


2023 Grand Rapids Kids and Family Expo

Kids and Family Expo
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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.


Winter Bridal Show of West Michigan

Bridal Shows of West Michigan
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Saturday, January 28, 2023 - DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Brides, grooms, mothers, bridesmaids, and friends are all invited to experience what this show has to offer. Plan your wedding all under one roof at this 15th annual Winter Bridal Show. You will be able to meet wedding professionals face-to-face as a way to explore the products and services you want to use for your special day! More information is available on the Winter Bridal Show of West Michigan - January 28, 2023 Facebook Events page.


Orchid Show

Orchid Show at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
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Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2023 - Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park, 1000 East Beltline Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI

Escape winter’s chill! You will enjoy a stunning variety of beautiful, unusual, colorful orchids exhibited by enthusiasts from across the state. Find an orchid that’s easy to grow at home, or add a more unusual species to your collection. Stock up on growing supplies and learn how to grow these beauties at a free talk. More details are available on the Orchid Show Facebook Events page.


Winter Fort Building

Winter Fort Building at Blandford Nature Center
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Saturday, January 28, 2023 - Blandford Nature Center, 1715 Hillburn Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Could you built a fort or shelter if needed to survive a night in the winter weather? The educators at Blandford Nature Center will share tips and tricks for making a shelter. There will also be hot cocoa at the end to warm up after being outside. More information is available on the Winter Fort Building Facebook Events page.


Pure Ludington BRRRewfest

Pure Ludington BRRRewfest
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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

St. Joe Winter Beer Fest
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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.


Anthrax and Black Label Society with special guest Exodus

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 7 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI

In July of 2021 Anthrax celebrated their 40th anniversary, during which time the band released 11 studio albums, was awarded multiple Gold and Platinum certifications, received six GRAMMY nominations, and a host of other accolades from the media, the music industry, and fans. The band will be at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort along with Black Label Society and special guest Exodus on January 28th.


Rick Springfield

Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 8 pm - FireKeepers Casino and Resort, Battle Creek, MI

Over the last four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. The creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.”


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