It's your final weekend to check out the World of Winter in downtown Grand Rapids. While you are down there, you can visit the West Michigan Home and Garden Show. There is also hockey, music, fish, wine, bourbon, guns and knives, and more.

World of Winter Festival

World of Winter Festival
Photo: Scott Winters/Townsquare Media

Runs Through Sunday, March 5, 2023 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI

This is the final weekend to check out the World of Winter Festival. Downtown Grand Rapids will transform into a winter wonderland, giving you plenty of reasons to get outside and enjoy the season. The World of Winter Festival is one of the 10 Most Epic U.S. Winter Festivals Worth Braving the Cold For, according to TheTravel website. This year’s festival will have plenty to see and do for all ages and all programming and activities are FREE. A list of the events can be found on the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Facebook Events page.

West Michigan Home and Garden Show

West Michigan Home & Garden Show
Photo: Showspan

Thursday, March 2-Sunday, March 5, 2023 - DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI

West Michigan’s largest Home & Garden show is back for its 44th season! With 13 feature gardens, five free seminar stages and over 300 local businesses featuring every product and service you’ll ever need, all under one roof, this is the show to attend! More information can be found on The West Michigan Home & Garden Show Facebook page.

Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival

Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival
Photo: Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival via Facebook

Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4, 2023 - Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo, MI

For the 18th year, the Fretboard Festival returns to Kalamazoo to celebrate the city’s stringed-instrument legacy and musical heritage. The free event also invites visitors to meet instrument designers and learn about their trade, attend workshops for a variety of stringed instruments, and hear live performances from area musicians. More information can be found on the Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival Facebook page.

Lenten Fish Fry

Fish Fry
Photo: Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media

Fridays During Lent - Various Locations and Times

Start your weekend with a nice fish dinner on Friday. We have put together a your complete guide for finding a Friday Fish Fry in West Michigan. Use the interactive map to find the fish fry nearest you.

Grand Rapids Griffins

Grand Rapids Griffins
Photo: Grand Rapids Griffins via Facebook

Friday, March 3 & Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 7 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

The Grand Rapids Griffins are back on their home ice at VanAndel Arena this weekend. On Friday they take on The Iowa Wild. It's a Friday night game, that means $2 Beers and $ Hot Dogs! The two teams will play again on Saturday. Both games start at 7 pm.

Grand Rapids Gun and Knife Show

Gun & Knife Show
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Saturday, March 4 & Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 4 Mile Road Showplace, Grand Rapids, MI

This show features exhibitors and dealers selling handguns, rifles, shotguns, shooting supplies, knives, ammunition, scopes, gun cases, reloading equipment, pistol and rifle magazines, collector items, military surplus, fishing supplies, handmade gun cabinets, archery, accessories, and more. Additional details can be found on the Grand Rapids Gun & Knife Show Facebook Events page.

Grand Rapids Bourbon Fest

Grand Rapids Bourbon Fest
Photo: Grand Rapids Bourbon Fest via Facebook

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - Studio D2D Event Center, Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids Bourbon Fest is an indoor bourbon festival that will feature over 200 whiskeys and bourbons, store picks, classic cocktails and high-end bottle section. Most of the list is bourbon but there will be a few non-bourbon options such as beer, wine & non-alcoholic options. In addition to the great beverage selection, we will have food trucks, live music, vendors and more! Get additional information on the Grand Rapids Bourbon Fest Facebook page.

Wine Not? Wine Festival

Kalamazoo Wine Not?
Photo: Kalamazoo Wine Not? via Facebook

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - Fetzer Center, Kalamazoo, MI

The Wine Not? Wine Festival features all your favorite wineries from around Michigan and across the country, in one place, with over 40 wineries and more than 80 wines. There will be wine tasting and sampling, meet and greets with the winemakers, vendor booths, and live music! Sip, stroll, and relax in the warm indoors with friends and great wines! Find out more on the Wine Not? Wine Festival 2023 Facebook Events page.

Skillet and Theory of a Deadman: Rock Resurrection Tour with special guest Saint Asonia

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 7 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI

As one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, Skillet continues to rebel against conventions, doubts, expectations, and rules with the intent to uplift in light. Theory Of A Deadman have quietly persisted as an unapologetic, unbreakable, and undeniable hard rock force with major multi-platinum hits and countless sold out shows in each of the past two decades. Get more information on the Skillet & Theory of a Deadman: Rock Resurrection Tour wsg Saint Asonia Facebook Events page.

Flogging Molly

Saturday, March 4, 2023 - 8 pm - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI

This Irish-American seven-piece Celtic punk band formed in Los Angeles in 1995, led by Irish vocalist Dave King, formerly of the hard rock band Fastway and Katmandu. They make a stop in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 4th. Find out more on the Flogging Molly Facebook Events page.

TobyMac Hits Deep Tour 2023

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 7 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

Multi-Platinum-selling artist TobyMac and the Awakening Foundation announce the 2023 TobyMac Hits Deep Tour artist line-up featuring TobyMac and the DiverseCity band with support from CROWDER, Cochren & Co., Tasha Layton, Jon Reddick, and Terrian. This will be a night of music and fun for the entire family. More information can be found on the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour 2023 - Grand Rapids, MI Facebook Events page.

Blue October

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 8 pm - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI

The band is from Houston, TX and was formed in 1995. It is currently composed of singer/guitarist Justin Furstenfeld, drummer Jeremy Furstenfeld, multi-instrumentalist Ryan Delahoussaye, and bassist Matt Noveskey. The band has had seventeen Top 40 singles on the alternative rock chart over their past eight studio albums, and is best known for its platinum singles "Hate Me" and "Into the Ocean" from their 2006 platinum album Foiled. Get more information on the Blue October Facebook Events page.


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