This weekend we’re making time for beaches, bonfires (with s’mores, of course), a bridal show and the slopes. So much awesome stuff going on! Don’t miss out on these weekend events in Northern Michigan.

Find more events year-round in MyNorth’s Calendar.

January 6:

World’s Largest Ski Lesson: Crystal Mountain and Boyne Resorts will be joining over 120 ski areas around the nation in an attempt to set the Guinness Book of World Records mark for the largest ski and snowboard lesson as part of National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, 855.995.5146 | Boyne Resorts, Harbor Springs and Boyne City, 855.688.7022

January 7:

Live Music at Nub’s Nob Lounge: Pete Kehoe. Apres ski music and more (event details). 800.SKI.NUBS

Met Opera Live! Nabucco: The success of Verdi’s third opera, a stirring drama about the fall of ancient Jerusalem at the hands of Nabucco, catapulted the 28-year-old composer to international fame. Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts, Manistee. 231.398.9770

Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinner: Treetops Resort’s shuttle transports guests to the Project Nature property where a fire and a hot drink will await you. Trip includes a 25-minute sleigh ride through the woods, a four-course meal and assorted beer and wine.  Be sure to dress warmly! Sleigh fits a total of 18 adults. 866.348.5249

“Swing Kings” with Dave Bennett: The talented star of swing clarinet, Dave Bennett, leads an all-star ensemble including piano, string bass, guitar, drums and vocals to bring you the hits of the great clarinetists. Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Call 231.347.3209 for ticket information.

Tahquamenon Sled Dog Race: The Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race features more than 60 teams from across the continent. Classes include four-dog, six-dog, eight-dog and 10-dog races. The races begin at 9:30 a.m. with a new team taking off every few minutes. Come out to pet the dogs, meet the teams and cheer them on during this all-day event! Muskallonge Lake State Park. 906.658.3365

Stomp The Park and Lantern Light Hike: Dress warmly and bring water and a flashlight or headlamp. Hike, snowshoe or ski the park and meet on the beach for a bonfire, s’mores and a fabulous night view of the Mighty Mackinac Bridge! This event (details here) is held in conjunction with other events on National Winter Trails Day.

January 8:

Community Appreciation Day at Boyne: Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands resorts offer a full day of FREE skiing/snowboarding and more to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. The parks, pipes and cross-country trails are available at both resorts. Boyne Falls and Harbor Springs, 800.GO.BOYNE

Downtown Traverse City Bridal Show: The show features over 30 local experts in all phases of wedding planning, and is highlighted by a Bridal Fashion Show at 3:15 p.m., featuring the latest in wedding fashions. It is open to the public and is free of charge (more info), Noon–4 p.m., City Opera House. Traverse City. 231.922.2050

January 9:

Live Entertainment at Left Foot Charley: Open Mic Night with Blake Elliot, 6–9 p.m. The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, Traverse City, 231.645.1644

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Photo(s) by Angela Brown