The winter doesn't slow things down in Michigan's Great Southwest! The last weekend in January brings a couple's sushi class, chili tour, winter beer fest, creative art workshops, team trivia, live music and so much more! Check out all the awesome winter activities starting Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27, 2019!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24TH
Kick off the weekend with The Inn at Harbor Shoes at their Couple's Sushi Class from 6:00-8:00pm. For just $99/couple you will learn how to roll four different types of sushi plus you'll get to take home your own rolling mat and chopsticks! Spots fill up fast so make sure to RSVP!
Drink great beer for a good cause! Three local income nonprofits will get a three minute chance to pitch the audience their projects during the Pop Up Giving event at Silver Harbor Brewing Co. from 5:00-6:30pm. The audience picks a winner and all three organizations walk away with donations!
Sister Lakes Brewing Co. will test your trivia knowledge during their weekly Team Trivia night from 7:00-9:00pm. It's always free to play and the top three teams win SLBC gift certificates!
FRIDAY, JANUARY 25TH
Warm up with us as downtown St. Joe hosts the 7th Annual Chili Tour from 5:00-8:00pm! Participating locations or "Chili Stops" will play host as you have the opportunity to try their best recipes. Get started at the Welcome Center! It costs $2 per participant (includes a Chili Tour Map that doubles as your People's Choice Voting Ballot). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.
INSIDER TIP: PurelyMichigan will be serving FREE samples from Black Dragon
Meadery from 5:00-8:00pm during Chili Tour
Enjoy a night iof sharp wit and incredible talent at the Dueling Pianos event presented by SMSO! Start the night with cocktails at 6:30pm followed by a 7:00pm performance. Tickets sell out each year so make sure to purchase yours soon!
Close the night out with live music at The Box Factory for the Arts during their Unwrapped Concert featuring the Jared Rabin Band! Doors open at 8:00pm and the show starts at 8:30pm.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 26TH
Bundle up and join us on Saturday, January 26 from Noon-4pm for the 4th Annual St. Joe Winter Beer Fest in downtown St. Joseph, MI! Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries. Cost $35/person. Includes: Admission, sample cup, 12 tokens, winter comradery, and music! One token is a sample. Must be 21+. Tickets are selling fast and a limited amount are available through The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College Box Office!
INSIDER TIP: Check out the Winter Beer Fest Package at The Inn at Harbor Shores!
Which includes two tickets to Beer Fest, transportation to the
Chili Tour (Friday) and Winter Beer Fest (Saturday), and more!
Take the Berrien County Polar Plunge Saturday afternoon at Watermark Brewing in Stevensville, MI! Plungers will jump into a pool of ice cold water to raise funds for Special Olympics Michigan. Registration begins at Noon followed by the plunge at 2:00pm!
The whole family can enjoy some fun at Curious Kids' Museum from Noon-4:00pm during their Super Saturday program "Animals Alive" with Tom Moore of Wild Tracks! Get up close and personal with LIVE animals. Free with museum admission or CKM membership.
Demo MSR snowshoes with Wanderlust Outfitters at Sarett Nature Center from Noon-2:00pm (weather permitting)! The Wanderlust crew will be there to answer any questions.
INSIDER TIP: Learn how to Cross Country Ski with their Beginner Lessons for Adults on
Saturday, February 2 from 1:00-3:00pm; weather permitting!
Cap the night with some delicious food, great craft beer, and live music at The Livery in Benton Harbor, MI! Catch a performance by The Backups at 8:30pm
SUNDAY, JANUARY 27TH
Get creative with JLN Studio at their Metal Stamping Class from 2:00-4:00pm! Each attendee will make three 1" aluminum key chains. Reserve your spot today!
INSIDER TIP: Check out additional weekend classes with JLN Studio and The Turquoise Top Hat!
The Coastline Children's Film Festival returns March 8-17! Catch a sneak peek of Jeannette, The Childhood of Joan of Arc at The Box Factory for the Arts from 3:00-5:00pm.
Show off your trivia knowledge at Sunday Pub Trivia held weekly at the Round Barn Brewery & Public House! Trivia starts at 3:00pm and finishes approx. two hours later when a winner is declared.