January 2021 - Happy New Year - 2021 is here and usually I would be talking about winter festivals. With the incessant lockdowns no one knows for sure which festivals will happen. There is even dark talk that the Winter Beer Festival might be cancelled or postponed.
In any event, here is a link to the festivals page, just check with each one to find out their position. Michigan Back Roads Festivals

 

Meanwhile, there is some fun coming up. Houghton will probably have the snow sculpture festival, one of Bob the Turtles favorites.
Kalkaska should have the dog races and Sturgeon for Tomorrow is working on the Shivaree. Haven't heard yet from Beulah.
There is plenty of ice forming in the upper peninsula so the Nahma Inn hopes to open for the annual Pond Hockey Tournament.

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More virtual programs are planned for remote presentation at a number of Michigan libraries in 2021.