It might be chilly outside, but we’re celebrating signs of spring in Northern Michigan. From bird watching to a retro-themed party on the slopes, check out these 9 Northern Michigan events taking place this weekend, March 24–26. Hosting an event? Let us know!

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March 24-25 | Comedy with Stewart Huff | Traverse City

Comedian Stewart Huff will be sharing unexpected and clever stories with audiences at Traverse City Comedy Club this month. A storyteller at heart, Huff reaches past the norm for his genuine comedy style, as he often embraces the foibles of humanity.

March 25 | The Fabulous Horndogs | Traverse City

After three sold-out shows last year, this popular Northern Michigan group is coming back to downtown Traverse City’s Encore 201. 

March 25 | Winter Dinner Series Featuring Modern Bird | Cadillac

Join NanBop Farm in one of their cozy igloos for a five-course meal with Modern Bird’s Chef Andy Elliott. Spots are limited, so be sure you get your tickets now for this unique dining experience.

winter igloo

Photo by NanBop Farm

March 25-26 | ​​Brule Bash | Iron River 

Get your best costume ready for the Brule Bash at Ski Brule! Enjoy a treasure hunt, petting zoo, moon bounce, music, dancing, and the costume contest winner will even take home a 2023-24 season pass to Ski Brule.

March 25 | Early Spring Bird Walk | Bellaire

Spring bird watching is the best! Find out which birds show up first this season in Northern Michigan at Grass River Natural Area. You’ll walk with an experienced birder on this peaceful guided hike. Pre-registration is required.

March 25 | Live Music with Mike Struwin | Thompsonville

Cheers! Iron Fish Distillery is hosting live music on Saturday with Mike Struwin, who will perform from 5-7 p.m. Growing up in a small beach town, Mike Struwin began his musical career at the age of 13 with the piano. Soon after, he picked up his first guitar and found his new passion. Grab your drink of choice and have a good time with friends!

March 25 | Simply Delicious | Kingsley

Ready to create something amazing? Join Chef Tom at the Kingsley Branch Library on the last Saturday of every month for “Simply Delicious with Chef Tom,” a simple and inspiring cooking class. You’ll learn tips and techniques, discover global cuisine and spices, build your personal cooking skills and menu repertoire, and sample delicious eats. The class is from 10-11 a.m.

March 25 | The Neil Diamond Legacy | Manistee

Don’t miss “The Neil Diamond Legacy,” coming to The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts. For more than 50 years, this icon of American music has entertained millions around the world. This exciting show will celebrate his extraordinary career with a concert recreation. It starts at 7:30 p.m.

March 25 | Retro Day | Thompsonville

Dust off your best neon gear, ringer tees, high-rise jeans and vintage sweaters—Crystal Mountain is hosting Retro Day. Whatever your decade, it’s time to celebrate from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with a slopeside barbeque, DJ, lawn games and much more.

skier wearing neon

Photo by Crystal Mountain

Photo(s) by Kelly Rewa