From craft beer to chilly marathons and cozy indoor concerts, we’re heading into 2022 with these Northern Michigan January events.

Winter Wine Walk // January 1, 15, 29

Take a beautiful winter stroll from the historic River Cabin to the roaring bonfire at the Beaver Dam at Otsego Resort. Along the trail, stop by three tasting stations featuring wine paired with light food.

Date Night at Poppycocks // January 12

Need a night out? Enjoy a special date night for two every Wednesday evening at Poppycocks in Traverse City.

View the official Poppycoks website for more information.

“History Trip: A 3D Journey around the U.P.” // January 13

The Pine Performance Center welcomes photographer Jack Deo, who will use antique stereoviews taken in the 19th century to take you on a visit to iron and copper mines, Native American encampments and many towns in the Upper Penisula.

Winter Flight Pass // January 15

Fight the cabin fever and enjoy The Winter Flight Pass, which entitles you to exclusive tastings, discounts and specials at each of the 10 wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula Wine Trail. Valid through Feb. 28.

Learn more about the Winter Flight Pass on the official OMP website.

Weekend Dinners at Black Star Farms // January 15, 29

Enjoy an intimate three-course dining experience at the exclusive Inn at Black Star Farms in Suttons Bay. Their Estate Chef presents a special prix fixe menu to accompany their delicious wines to help you warm up on a chilly day.

Noquemanon Ski Marathon // January 21, 22

Head to Marquette for the annual Noquemanon Ski Marathon, which is one of the longest point-to-point ski marathons in the U.S. It’s also surrounded by stunning Northern Michigan wilderness, making it the premier experience.

Learn more about the ski marathon on the Noquemanon website.

Craft Beer Trail at Otsego Resort // January 22

Enjoy the best brews and a stunning Northern Michigan winter walk at Otsego Resort! Stroll from the Historic River Cabin to a roaring bonfire, visiting three tasting stations along the way.

Sno-Go Hot Cocoa Hustle // January 22

Start gathering your team for the Sno-Go Hot Cocoa Hustle relay race at The Highlands in Harbor Springs! Your team will be laughing while racing to the finish line.

Learn more about this event on The Highlands official website.

Lungs: A Play Reading by Parallel 45 Theatre // January 27

Parallel 45 Theatre is back! Don’t miss this reading of Lungs, a smart and funny drama that follows a couple through the surprising lifecycle of their relationship, as they grapple with questions of family and change, hope, betrayal, happenstance and the terrible pain that you can only cause the people you love.

Pure Ludington BRRRewfest // January 29

A sure cure for the winter blues, enjoy an afternoon of craft beer tasting at the Pure Ludington Brrrewfest. Head to Legacy Plaza where you will find brews from 25 Michigan crafters, music, festival food and a warming tent.

Bigfoot 5K & 10K // January 29

The Bigfoot 5K and 10K snowshoe race is a true can’t-miss Northern Michigan experience. Take an off-trail run or walk, with plenty of logs and branches to dodge along the way at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City.

Learn more about The Bigfoot 5K & 10K race.

Sweet Water Warblers // January 30

Gopherwood Concerts is welcoming back The Sweet Water Warblers to their stage in Cadillac. Comprised of Michigan songbirds Rachael Davis, Lindsay Lou and May Erlewine, the folk trio’s organic vocal harmonies and seamlessly interwoven instrumentation leave listeners breathless.

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski